Saturday, September 19, 2015

Halloween Charms

 The double sided Halloween charms I made for a swap at 
I love the images from
Skeleton sheet. There's still time to join in the swap. 
The deadline is Oct.6th.
Make 10 charms, get 10 different ones back. 
I added vintage crystals and spiders along the top. 

I do so LOVE this time of year!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

A Not so Scary Halloween Altered Book Tutorial

I wanted to make a Altered Halloween book for my 3 year old Grandson,
Nothing to scary, more about Trick or Treating.
I started with a hard cover book I found at the $ store.
I covered it with Gesso. 
I loved that it had windows I could use in the planning of the book.
Added white tissue and gel medium to give it lots of texture.
I knew just what stamps I was going to use. 
Had just released a new Stamp plate Jack-O Lantern
Cute kids and candy ready for Halloween
I stamped up the images on white tissue.
I added some crinkle shred for lots of extra texture.
When it was dry I used Distress inks to add lots of fun colors.
Stamped up the Pumpkins and Boo words and added to the front.
On the second page I added more texture and the stamped images 
making sure the little girl showed through the window.
Some fun Halloween candy ,colorful papers and Dresden trim.
I had some cool spider web paper from my stash I used as the background.
The Haunted Mansion Chandelier came from Retro Cafe Art
Added the stamped images.
The next page brings a colorful scene for a Harvest Ball.
Also used images from the Stamp plate
 Danse Macabre-Skeleton Ball

The final page done in dark of night. Perfect for Trick or Treating.
I stamped several of the images in white to show up
against the dark background.
The cat cut out is also from Reto Cafe Art..
I plan on illustrating a story to go along with the pages.
A Special treat for Halloween.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Halloween Tombstone Swap

Its time again for the annual Tombstone ATC swap at
My Favorite swap of the season!!!
There's still time to join in.
Just click on the link for all the details.
Here's my swap pieces.
Just about everything you see comes 
from Retro Cafe Art. 

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