Monthly Archives: October 2013
Happy Halloween week! I’m pretty sure this will be my last Halloween card for the season but then you never know…..anyway, this one is for the Seems A Little Sketchy Sketch Challenge #51. One of our sponsors for this 2 week challenge is Bugaboo and I’m using their adorable “Boo Ghost” digital image. Nothing creepy or scary about this cute image so I made a cute Halloween card!
I colored the image with my Copic markers using the following colors:
- Jack-o-Lantern YR04, YR12, YR14, YR17, YR18
- Stem & Leaf G94
- Boo word YG01, YG06, YG07
- Stars V04, V17
- Ghost C00, C02
Well, the Halloween season is winding down. I think I will have just one more Halloween card to share after this one unless I just feel the need to continue spooky, scary crafty fun. Today’s card is for the current Digi Haven challenge which is “Orange and Black.” Now that doesn’t mean you HAVE to do a Halloween card. It just means that is what I think of in relation to orange and black. You could think of something else and if you check out the projects done by the other Digi Haven Designers, you’ll see what I mean. Lots of great crafty inspiration over there, that’s for sure. This two week challenge is sponsored by Broken Box Designs which is where these cute Halloween images came from and they were pre-colored too! That means if you’re needing a quick Halloween card or invitations, this would do the trick. One thing you need to remember if you join in on the Digi Haven challenge–you must use a digi image in your creation.
Since this was a pre-colored image, this card came together quick and easy. I manipulated the images in Word to merge them into one image and printed them up on white cardstock. I then inked the background with Soot Black Distress Ink. Then I distressed the edges and added some American Crafts Primio Jute Ribbon for the bow. The papers are all cut from 12×12 Authentique Thrilling “Foundations” and Teresa Collins Masquerade Party “Webs.” The sentiment is a sticker from my vast Halloween stash.
That’s it, a quick and easy card in “Orange and Black.” Hope to see you at the challenge and check back here Monday for another cute Halloween card.
This is a box I created over the weekend following instructions by Kathy Orta Files of Paper Phenomenon. I’m teaching a licensed class on Saturday at Cat’s Creations Scrapbooks on how to make this box and a hidden hinge album that goes inside the box. Well, I’m not teaching THIS Halloween box and album but rather how to make it and then the class participants will make theirs in the theme they want–Christmas, Wedding, Graduation etc. I pretty much follow the basic way Kathy does this box and album except with a few minor changes and different techniques. Instead of a lunch box handle, I use a regular utility handle that you can buy at Home Depot. I’ve also come up with a different way and a tool for cutting the chipboard for your magnets.
The date to sign up for this class has come and gone BUT if you just want/need to make one and want to be at the class on Saturday, you should definitely call Cat NOW because there are a few extra kits available. Also, if you just can’t make this class, but are attending the November retreat, I believe that we will be offering the class that weekend.
I know it’s hard to tell in this photo, but the box lifts open by the handle (which has a magnetic closure) and the hidden hinge album fits inside the box and lifts out to showcase your special event. The black and white stripe on the lid is actually a frame and you can slide your favorite photo into the frame to personalize the box. Would make a rather fabulous Christmas gift, don’t you think?
I’d also like to link this project to Cat’s Wow! Wednesday post on her blog. Every two weeks a new Wow!Wednesday goes live and if you link your blog post of something you’ve created to Cat’s blog post and leave a comment there and a comment on each linked blog (like leave a comment here), you’ll have a chance at being a random winner for a prize from Cat’s. I was the winner from the last Wow! Wednesday! Whoo Hoo!!
Have a great day…I’ve got lots to do in the crafty room. Bye-bye!
There’s not much product detail to share on this card. The main thing was the spotlight technique. I used a rubber stamp that I had in my stash and I cannot remember where I bought it nor what company manufactured it. I did add some rhinestones that I colored with a purple Copic marker. The spotlight portion of the Jack-o-lantern guy is colored with Copic markers. The background paper is a scrap from a 12×12 piece that I had left over from another project. I used orange satin dotted ribbon for the bow and black cardstock to layer the image.
…little ball of fur. I love that song from The Big Bang Theory t.v. show especially when Sheldon makes Penny sing it. Ha, ha. I love cats and I have several cats so when I was trying to think of what to put on this page in my mixed media art journal book, I decided to make it about the cats. This is a double page that I inked up the rainbow bands of color on at the class with Jen Starr at Cat’s Creations Scrapbooks. Now I hate to admit that I’ve slept many nights since that class and I can’t remember what we used to put the ink down or even what type of ink it was. Ugh. I think maybe we put the ink colors on our craft mat, spritzed with water and used a brush to put the colors on, anyway a few days later at home I added the cat images and hand wrote all the words. The cats are drawings that I got on line and printed up, cut out and put on the pages with Matte Medium. I had a bit of trouble with my black pen even though the pages were completely dry. So I think I will have to find a better pen for writing on mixed media pages.
Here’s a close up of some of the sections. If you look close you’ll see where I had to go over some of the words twice or where the pen left some gaps.
That’s it for today. We are expecting (hoping) for rain in an hour or so when a cold front moves through. One report is 80% and the other is 100%, so surely we will get rain. I have office work I need to get done and then maybe I can go to the crafty room and work on my Halloween Photo Frame Memory Box and Album. The box is almost finished and I’m excited to move on to the album.
Hope your have a great day!