Posts Tagged ‘halloween’

Witching You

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Hello all! Kia here with you today to share this Halloween card I did using the delightfully sweet stamp set from My Favorite Things called Frightfully Sweet.

These little critters make me laugh with their costumes and masks. I coloured the animals using Chameleon Markers. On the fox I treated the upper face fur as a mask, colouring it in purple marker and covering with Wink of Stella for some glitter. I added white gel pen for highlighting on the hats, cape and pumpkins.

For the background I sponged using distress oxide in ripe persimmon and wilted violet, then splattered with water and die cut the panel using My Favorite Things die called Inside and Out Diagonal Stitched Die set. I then did the smaller panel using the same die, however I also cut the frame out, sponging the frame in the wilted violet and the inside panel using carved pumpkin. I also splattered water droplets on the inside panel. I then taped the two pieces together, and added foam tape to attach it to the card. I arraged the critters on foam squares like a group of kids coming to the door to fetch candy, then stamped the sentiment using Memento black ink and finished with a few Nuvo Jewel Drops in Orange Marmalade.

I hope you enjoy this card and thank you for visiting today.

Tuesday with Tara {take 122}

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Happy Tuesday & Happy Halloween!

I sat down in my studio determined to create one more halloween project to share with y’all… and since the ideas playing around in my head didn’t seem like they’d fit on a card, I pulled out my Mixed Media journal by Dina Wakley and opened to a spread of kraft pages that had previously been used as a spot to clean off my brushes… a mix of orange, brown & blue brush strokes in the background became the base for these pages.

Initially, I decided I wanted to paint a pumpkin to use together with the raven dies.  As that page started coming together, I added coordinating elements on the left page so they would have some flow between them, even though they could also stand alone (with completely different focal points).  It’s probably a different way to do art journalling… but I’m kinda new to it, and I think it can be whatever you want it to be!  I used some pieces from the ancestors paper dolls again for the left page…

…and the ravens are a great compliment to my pumpkin (I wanted to try again a technique I’d learned for painting pumpkins!).

I went old school and pulled out stickers for my title (colored stickers can easily transform to black with a marker!).  I added a variety of stenciled bits here and there, some washi tape and bits of gold (paint on the pumpkin and a pen for my journaling).

I’m working on being free with my ‘messy’ script for journaling- I love the look of it and am learning that the best thing is not too think too hard about what it looks like!

The left page, especially, is out of my comfort zone… but that’s kinda the point.  I journaled about learning to enjoy the ‘spooky’ aspects of Halloween with my family 🙂

I hope you have a fabulous & fun spook-tacular day!

Inky hugs,



Materials Used:

Dina’s Media Journal

Assorted Dina Wakley Paints (including gilt, sky, tangerine, cheddar, blackberry & umber)

Distress Oxide Ink in Walnut Stain

Ancestors Paper Dolls (on sale right now!)

Feathers & Ravens die set by Tim Holtz

Assorted stencils (including Tim Holtz dot fade & latticework)

Assorted stickers & washi tape

Freaky Friday Blog Hop!

Friday, October 13th, 2017
Happy Friday the 13th!  Today we are excited to have another fun Designer’s Challenge BLOG HOP for you, this time we have 8 ladies who have each created a project with the second set of Tim Holtz Paper Dolls ‘Ancestors’ which includes some fun, spooky Halloween type images!  You’ll find the full set of links at the bottom of this post, and each post along the way should have a link to the person after them.  If you get lost, please check back here so you can see ALL the creative projects in our Freaky Friday Blog Hop!
Plus….Who says Friday the 13th is bad luck? Here’s your chance to win! Scrap’n Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon for every stop on the blog hop! So make sure to take a moment and comment on on all the designer’s fabulous work. Winners will be announced HERE & on Facebook Oct 20th and must email Scrap’n Stamp to claim their prize! GOOD LUCK!
I’ve been enjoying getting creative with the Paper Dolls by Tim Holtz, and these new additions add a creepy touch to the mix… there are a few seasonal images included, with costumes and pumpkins, as well as some regular type portraits with creepy expressions!  It’s a nice mix if you want a variety of paper dolls to work with!  I chose to use some of the ‘regular’  images and make a creepy/romantic tag, pairing a couple of single dolls together.
My plan was to create a set of tags that could be attached to treat bags for Halloween- if it happens, this one will go on the one I give my husband 🙂
I started with black #8 tags and Distress Oxide Ink, stamping a background pattern (new Myers by Dyan Reavely) directly on the tag, then applying the same ink through a stencil (birds by Dina Wakley) over it to create my background design (I am not a big Halloween crafter, so chose some ‘neutral’ designs that I thought would work with the overall feel I was going for.  It’s good to have basics in your stash!).  I selected my paper dolls and chose to add a few spots of color to them with Distress Markers.  I didn’t have a perfect match, but wanted a monochromatic look for this tag so went with a similar shade of purple.  The inky puddled a little bit in some places, so I dabbed with a cloth until I got the desired look.
I wrapped some sheer black ribbon with twine to add texture and finished it off with a metal embellishment (this fancy lock is by Prima) and some occasions chit chat stickers.
I created a couple more tags as well, which you can see all together here.   Here’s a shot of the backgrounds I started with…
 … and the set of finished tags:
I hope you enjoyed my simple tag- I can promise you, you’re gonna be blown away by some of the spooky creations coming up in the hop.  Some of the ladies have a ton of fun Halloween themed products and they know how to rock it 🙂  Enjoy, and let us know what you think of the hop!  Remember there’s a chance to win a $25 gc on each blog!  When you’re all done, be sure to stop by the store and pick up some of the products that inspire you!  There’s some great deals today, including many items $13 off!
Freaky Friday Blog Hop
Tara Nixon Cox (you’re starting here!)
Karla Yungwirth
Amber Trubiak
Karen Warner
Nicole Wright
Nancy Frustaci
Niki Stone
Julia Chupik
Inky hugs!