Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Halloween Chunky House (plus three)

Just a few pics of some fun Halloween Chunky Houses......

Happy Halloween, everyone!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Christmas Tags and a Cute Crate!

Halloween has been (temporarily) booted to the curb whilst I show you this fun Christmas tags and cute crate project. Yep, that's what I'm calling it.
Just work with me on this one.
All of the fab supplies came from the wonderful Alpha Stamps.

For a complete list of supplies, click HERE.

All of the papers are from G45's Twas the Night Before Christmas 8x8 Paper Pad. The tags were cut from 12x12 Chipboard. I used Tim Holtz Tissue Tape Set- Merriment on the front of the cute Wooden Vintage Mini Crate-White.  The wee feet are actually four of the Medium Wooden Finials painted white with acrylic paint.

The numbers and cards I used to count the days down to Christmas are from Tim Holtz Countdown to Christmas Coins and these cute Alpha Cards.
I used lots of glittery Stickles-Christmas Red and sparkly Stickles-Lime Green to trim out details and make things pop.
Don't forget the Dresden Trim!  I used Baroque Dresden Borders - Gold and colored it with Copic Sketch Marker- Lipstick Red (one of my favs!!) or Copic Sketch Marker - Salad.

I made the wee envelopes with the awesome Pint Sized Envelopes Template. I LOVE this little thing and I use it a lot. It's quick, it's easy and it looks great. The space is super for tucking a chocolate coin into or maybe a little extra cash.
Very handy, having a space for extra cash. And chocolate.
Can't go wrong with cash and chocolate.
Just sayin'.
We will now resume our regularly scheduled Halloween program.....

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Eeek! Goblins!

They're everywhere, those pesky goblins!
Don't chase them out of your house with a broom, they will only bring their friends!

I made this set of Goblin plaques with a lot of fun stuff from Alpha Stamps. I designed each piece with a little block glued on to the back of each one, painted the backs black so they would all look cohesive and sort of disappear.
The block is there for two reason...one is to be support for a flat piece, but the other is so that you can stack and change the pieces into lots of different configurations.

Like this.....
Or not stack at all.

I used a 12x12 piece of chipboard for the house shapes. (I drew templates on graph paper, then cut them out and traced around them on the chipboard)
And lots of Dresden trim. I love that stuff!

 I cut out the wee goblins from the Goblin Labels Collage Sheet colored them with Copic markers and used foam tape to adhere them. The foam tape also gave some dimension to the little buggers.

Stacking the house shapes gave the pieces a little excitement with the varied papers and trim.
Goblins do not like spiders.
Maybe we can make a deal......I'll get rid of the spiders and they can clean my kitchen for me.

Goblin Labels Collage Sheet
12x12 Chipboard
Arsenic and Lace Collections Kit Papers
Black Zig Zag Dresden Border
Baroque Dresden Borders-Black
Garden Insects Cut-Outs
Creepy Chipboard Tree Cut-Out
1 Inch Wooden Block
1-1/2 Inch Wooden Block
Bat Cut-Outs
House Trinket Shrine Kit
Amethyst V17
Pumpkin Yellow YR15
Salad YG05
Anise YG21
Slate BV29

Black acrylic paint