Wednesday, October 24, 2018

My Halloween Displays

With Halloween just one week away, I thought I would share what I have out on display and link to the original project posts. I didn't realize I had so many Halloween projects until I sifted through the "autumn" drawer and there they were! The photos on this post are of my current house decorations, but click the links for all the details and step-by-steps!

My favorite Halloween creation was actually my first ever configurations box! It will be on display in my house every year until it deteriorates!

My next favorite Halloween project was the clock I made, complete with bones and a dead pumpkin patch and a really creepy trick-or-treating kid...

Next up I used one of my first Stampotique images to create this fun little coffin. It's currently on display with a vintage looking jack-o-lantern and one of my favorite Nightmare Before Christmas characters from when I was growing up...

Some of my first "official" rwkrafts Halloween projects include these two haunted houses. The one on the right was created for the DCWV design team and the one on the left was created for Faber Castell Design Memory Craft design team

One of my shelves also plays host to this fun skeleton I purchase a few years ago at Michaels along with some Dia de los Muertos figures I've purchased over the years. Tucked in the skeleton is one of my first Halloween ATCs, featuring Lawn Fawn stamps and a very controversial fork 😂

Happy Halloween everyone!!!
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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Skyline Tags

Today I'm sharing a 3 in 1 mixed media tag inspired by the Simon Says Stamp Cityscape challenge. I immediately knew I wanted to use an old The Crafter's Workshop stencil as the focus of the tags.

The largest tag is painted with Liquitex acrylic paints with the white building lines drawn with a Gelly Roll pen. I used the Urban Landscape stencil to paint in the black negative space of the buildings. The stencil also includes the positive image of the building details, so I quickly traced through the stencil with my white pen.

 The rest of the tag is pretty simple. I added a strip of gold mesh ribbon and sequins along with a few pieces of Dina Wakley washi tape and a Tim Holtz Small Talk sentiment.

No journal is too great if you find what you seek.

The smaller tags are colored with Distress Ink and Liquitex acrylics. I also just used the positive building images of the stencil with Distress Ink in Black Soot.

you're all I had hoped to find in every single way.

I'll also be entering my tags in the Simon Says Stamp "Anything but a Card" challenge.


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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Trick or Treat? Slider Card

Hello September! For the rest of the country this mean autumn and chilly weather is on its way. However, here in the bay area our summer is just now getting started! I'll put that fact behind me, though, because so many great autumn and winter products are being released that I can't wait to use.

One of the many recent Lawn Fawn releases that broke my bank account included the amazing Double Slider Surprise die set. It took a lot of rewatching the how-to videos and trial and error but after SIX HOURS this card was finished and I love it. (Yes it took me six hours from start to finish...hopefully I can work on that speed!).

I stamped every single image in the wonderful Lawn Fawn "Costume Party" stamp set to put together this sweet trick or treating scene. All images were colored using my Copic markers and I fussy cut them all since I don't have the matching die set. 

The background of the Double Slider Surprise pieces was blended with Distress Oxide Seedless Preserves and Distress Ink Hickory Smoke with a bit of Black Soot on the edges. The Forest Border Die was blended with Distress Ink Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn.

A labor of love but I do really like the die mechanism and hope to become more of an expert on putting it together. I'll be entering this card into the Lawn Fawnatics Mood Board challenge :)

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