Monday, August 27, 2012

Halloween! She's a Coming!

Well that time of year all we papercrafters love is just around the corner.  Can you believe that this coming Saturday is the 1st of September?  I have a project I made that I wanted to share with you.  I am a follower of Jim, the Gentleman Crafter's blog and people I have to tell you his genius knows no bounds.  And he's such an all around nice guy.  If you like this he has a sort of tutorial in two parts on his blog.  I urge you to visit him and see his amazing creations.  He's on the Graphic 45 design team this year and the paper used in my project is all from the G45 Happy Haunting collection.  You begin with a paper mache round box and go from there.  There's a little final on the lid with a rather frou frou ribbon tassel.  The lid comes off and inside is a little halloween tree, a bat, the fence and a cut out of a halloween figure holding her pumpkin and cat.  What makes this so special and you cannot see is that in the back is a small battery operated flicker light which you can buy at all the craft stores.  In a darkened room it looks positively cool with the light flickering and showing off the bat and cutout!  There's a nother lid used for the base and some wooden pieces make up the feet (as well as the top finial.)  I made two of these in one day.  Gathering all the supplies takes longer than actually doing it.  Jim's directions are very good.  Hope you enjoy it!

Monday, August 6, 2012

A Fall Thank You

I'm not sure how I like this card.  Ever been making a card and nothing seems to fit with anything else.  The scrap of designer paper went with the SU cardstock base and with the Copic colors of the pitcher of leaves but then getting the "something else" I need was elusive!  I finally settled on a Spellbinders Fancy Tags Three with the PTI Autumn Abundance saying on top with a label punch.  The pitcher of leaves is also from the same PTI set.  This little stamp set is wonderful for coloring.  I detail embossed the stamp after stamping it so coloring would stay in the lines.  Just a tip!  Have a good one!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Hoo Hoo Steampunk Owl!

I treated myself in the past week to a few new goodies.  The Steampunk Owl stamp from Stampendous was one of them.  He was so much fun to color in with my Copics.  The solid cardstock is SU and the designer paper is G45 Steampunk Debutante.  I added a few TH gears.  The sentiment is from PTI's set Autumn Abundance which is a beautiful fall stamp set BTW.  The little bling he is sitting on is a new product for me.  It's called Fragments and is a combination of mica-like pieces and glitter.  Lots of shine.  You just squeeze out a good thick glob of glue and push the pieces into it.  When dry, you shake off the excess.  This color was Tea Dye.  I also purchased a small bottle of one called Trick or Treat that is orange, black and white.  Can't wait to use it.  Hope you enjoy the card and that you're staying cool.  It is sweltering here in MD this weekend.  Good for creating inside!