Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hopeful Halloween with the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers

This is where we couldn't decide between Breast Cancer Awareness and Halloween. We love our Halloween.  For some of us, breast cancer is very close to our hearts (and breasts).  So we combined the challenge.  

Pink for Halloween!

You can choose a Cancer themed card, or go for Halloween in pink.

Let me show Edna in her October glory:

I made a tag for Pink Halloween.  I did a sparkly witch in flight on her broom.  If I could fly away on my broom whenever I wanted, I don't think I'd ever stay home. And my hair would look great when I arrived because I would have good hair magic!  

Please check out the other DT Members and their inspiration for this challenge.  You'll have some chuckles.  Especially don't miss our GD, Pamela, who has made a fabulous card!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Artist Trading Block

Please let me share my newest project with you.  I have made my first Artist Trading Block.  This project was fun to make, I encourage everyone to give an Artist Trading Block a try!

The block was hand made from chipboard sheets that I had been hanging onto. I used two pieces of the same length chipboard to assemble my block.  I was able to create openings for the porcelain doll head and legs.

  The chipboard lengths were covered in patterned paper before I adhered the Unique Laser Designs Circle Stencil.

I had cut the Circle Stencil into four equal parts.  Once the parts were adhered to the block,every thing was given a coat of gesso. The insides of the circles were not coated as heavily, allowing the patterned paper to peek through.

Then I began filling in circles with stickers, brads, metals or just crackle medium.  I sprayed all the sides with mists, wiping off any mist that coated the filled in circles, and topped off the colors with paint.

Once the box was assembled, I added Unique Laser Design's Angel Wings to the box.  The wings had been treated to paint and embossing powder.  

The porcelain head and legs were given a black paint wash, then covered in embossing powder.

Are you ready to try an Artist Trading Block on your own?  I highly recommend them!  
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Supplies Used:

Lindey's Stamp Gang Spray Mists and Embossing Powders, Distress Paint and Embossing Powder, Glossy Accents, Crackle Accents.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Morticia Tag

I've made another Unique Laser Designs tag to share with you today.  It's October and I am  ready for Halloween.  It's my favorite holiday, in fact it's the only time of year that I like spiders!

I have been saving this sentiment stamp for a few months.  I thought it would go perfectly with the Unique Laser Design's Spider Web.

This tag was first coated with red acrylic paint.  Then spiders were stamped over the tag and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I painted the spider web laser cut in white and gray.  On the spider I used gray and yellow gel pens.  The metal and jewel spiders are from an old set of Halloween earrings.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Halloween spirit!

I is for Iconic

Here is a speedy post for Challenge 18 at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.  I am off to my sister's wedding today and it has been a busy week.

For this challenge Edna wants you to make something Iconic.  Your icon can be a person, place or thing, but that person, place or thing should be instantly famous and recognizable.  Here is Edna's example:

Here is my example.

Thanks for stopping by and putting up with my brief post!  Please check out what my snarky sisters have gotten up to for this challenge.