Sunday, September 15, 2013

Halloween Village Part 4

Happy Sunday! Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. 

I wanted to share a little Halloween house I decorated yesterday. I saw this paper mâché house at Joann's and couldn't resist. 

The walls were decorated in Viva black crackle paint and slightly distressed with a new favorite of mine...Viva Inka Gold Metallic Rub in Haematite. Love this stuff!

I coated the entire roof and the base in the Viva rub, as well, and then used a paint dabber to give the roof some dimension. 

I cut up some old spellbinders plastic packaging and died it with alcohol ink to create the windows. I outlined each of he windows in Stickles for the final touch. 


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Happy Owl-oween

Hello.  Here's a quick little card I put together.  I see owls everywhere in the stores these days.  I think they're so cute!

The owl image, the black and white checkered paper, and the background paper are all from the Crafty Secrets Halloween Jumbo Kit.  I plan to enter this card in their September Linky party.  All contestants will receive a $6.00 gift card to their online store and one lucky winner will earn $50.00.  It's fun to see so many talented individuals.

The Spellbinders 'Daisy Heads' die was used to make the peonies.  The picture doesn't show it well but black soot Stickles outline each of the papers. 

Thanks for looking!

Crafty Secrets Halloween Jumbo Kit
CS Halloween Fun Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Black Soot Stickles
TH Tiny Tags Die
TH Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Spellbinder's Daisy Head Dies
Baker's Twine

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Halloween Advent Calendar

Happy Labor Day!  Hope everyone got to enjoy a long weekend. I wanted to share a project I created for the Crafty Secrets September Linky Party.  I decided to make a Halloween Advent Calendar for the kiddos to enjoy this fall.

The orange star paper is from the Crafty Secrets Jumbo Halloween Kit.  I simply cut the squares out using an old Sizzix die and adhered them to a piece of black craft foam poster board that I purchased at Walmart for around $1.50.  The wooden dowel was purchased from Michaels and colored with black glimmer mist. 

I stamped the numbers using clear embossing ink and covered with black embossing powder to make the numbers.  Most of the images are from various Crafty Secrets stamp sets or from their Halloween sticker collection.  They were tweaked using glossy accents.  I decided to use an owl for the 'countdown' portion (shown on box no.7) that I printed from the CS Halloween digital download.  The owl was actually sized at a full page and I shrunk it down to less than 1inch.  Got to love the versatility of digital!

I used a standard computer font to print off the words 'Happy Halloween' before covering them in glitter.

The kids on the 31st are from the CS Costume Cuties stamp set. This is my absolute favorite CS set and the very first CS product I purchased. I bought it from a seller on eBay, I believe, before I ever knew about CS.  Upon purchasing, I started looking for similar vintage stamp sets and that's how I found CS!  I will always have a special place in my heart for this set!

I punched out our last name using a Martha Stewart punch and glossed it up with glossy accents, too. 

Thanks for looking.  Hope you enjoy!

Crafty Secrets Vintage Halloween Jumbo Kit
CS Costume Cuties Stamp Set
CS Halloween Postcard Stamp Set
CS Halloween Fun Stamp Set
CS Halloween Time Heartwarming Vintage Stickers
7 Gypsies Numero Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
TH Glossy Accents
Hot Glue
Tattered Angels Black Glimmer Mist
Martha Stewart Heat Tool (to set embossing powder)
MS Glitter
Black Embossing Powder
Wooden Dowel
Sizzix Square Combo Red Die