Friday, October 25, 2013

October Paperpumpkin Memo Medley

This month paper pumpkin was like a diamond in the raw. It needed a little polishing to shine. So I went to work with what was in the kit and then added some and here is my result. I think it turned out very cute. 

My Memo Medley is mounted on a piece of heavy duty cardboard that I covered with Basic Black card stock. Then I stamped everything in Whisper White and lightly sponged over the surface of the black card stock to achieve the chalk board effect. I also added some mini cloth pins so I can clip notes to my memo center. At the right bottom I attached an envelope that I made to size with the envelope punch board. It can hold additional notes, coupons, etc. Most importantly I made sure I had a pencil holder and a matching pencil attached to the board so I don't have to search for one when I want to write a note. I like how it turned out and I had fun doodling on my chalkboard where imperfections only add to the chalkboard look that I wanted to achieve.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Halloween Ghost Canvas

Lately I am very much into mixed media projects. They are a lot of fun and you really can't mess them up. Nothing has to be measured or exact. I just keep sponging and layering and adding on until it looks finished to me. Here is my little Halloween Ghost.

For this project I Mod Podged some DSP onto a canvas. Then I sponged the ink onto the DSP. I started out light in the middle and went darker around the edges. After that I started adding the ghost which I cut free hand and went around it with a Sharpie. After that I added the lamp, tombstone and bats, Washi Tape and stamped on the canvas. I just kept playing with it until I liked the final result and finished it off with some Washi Tape around the edge.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Sprinkles on Top - DD#72 {Get Your PINK On!}

I wasn't really planning on doing another challenge but when I came across the Dynamic Duos website and saw this week's color combination I knew right away which sentiment I would use for my card and what the it was going to look like. Love the stamp set "Remembering Your Birthday".

Card Stock: Whisper White, Primrose Petals, Blushing Bride
Ink: Primrose Petals, Blushing Bride, Basic Black
Stamp Sets: Create a Cupcake, Remembering Your Birthday
Ribbon: 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon Primrose Petals
Accessories: Cupcake Builder Punch, Bakers Twine, Glass Stampin' Glitter, Framelits Circles Collection

Creative Crew Design Team October

I very much enjoyed playing along again this month. It was tough since "gaudy colors" for example are somewhat out of my comfort zone. Also the stamp sets I own from the Etcetera Suite don't necessarily scream "Sweetest Day" at me. But after all that is what makes it a challenge and that's what the fun is all about. Here are my projects for October:

DSP/Color Focus: Since we celebrate Halloween this month on 10/31, I had to choose Witch's Brew DSP on P 21 of the Holiday Catalog. If you don't have the DSP, use the color combo: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Starfruit and Very Vanilla.

Creative Focus: Celebrate Sweetest Day (10/19) by creating a card for your Sweetest using products from the Etcetera Suite found on P 96-109 of the US Catalog.

Holiday focus: Wear Something Gaudy Day is on 10/17. Use your gaudiest colors to create a gift card holder. Find a template on the Tutorials page or create a new one of your own!

Scrapbook focus: October is Self-Promotion Month. Show us how awesome you are on a scrapbook page, mixed media project or with This & That!

If you would like to know more detail about the challenge and the materials used for the projects click on the pictures. The link will take you over to SCS.