Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween Card Round Up + Winner!

Happy Halloween everyone! We're looking forward to passing out candy in our new neighborhood and watching endless scary movies tonight :) I wanted to share some of my favorite Halloween cards that I created this year... you'll notice a lot of Lawn Fawn, Copic coloring, and DCWV papers! Let's get to it...

ETA - I'm linking up this post to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes featuring LAWN FAWN! Well I have plenty of Lawn Fawn going on here :)

I'm starting with my favorite one of the year! For my Halloween Mantle I had printed up some vintage Halloween posters and costume images... some of them are pretty frightening (I used one as the focus of my Halloween Clock). I decided to mash up the adorable Lawn Fawn ghost from the "Booya" stamp set with the scary photo. Seriously cool! All the card needed after that was some Tim Holtz's paper tape, Studio Calico wood veneer stars, and a Happy Halloween sentiment.

This card was the easiest to create because I let the DCWV "Spooky Delight" paper do all the work! The hills were die cut with Lawn Fawn "Stitched Hillside Borders" and then I just added my pirate fox on top!

Another simple card that lets the ghosts and the paper do all the work! I made a ghost trio and paired them all with purple accessories :) The frame is die cut from DCWV paper with Lawn Fawn "Say Cheese" die. I love how happy the ghost Frankenstein looks :)

More of DCWV "Spooky Delight" papers! I created the haunted hillside using dies from Simon Says Stamp "Village" and Lawn Fawn "Forest Border". Also, I'm pretty certain the ghost in a bat costume is my favorite combination!

Yet another creepy vintage photo mash up! I colored the black and white photo with some Distress Markers to try to match the colors on my foxy scarecrow. Three little witches :)

Another simple card that uses some fun die cuts and cool DCWV paper. The background paper is DCWV "Gauze" which has been my go-to Halloween paper for 3 years now... TIP: you can remove the paper backing and have a sheet of colored gauze left over, something I use a lot on mixed media cards. 

Well I started this post with my most favorite, and I'll end it with my 2nd favorite! I had fun mashing up some Tim Holtz's ephemera pieces and paper tape with my nervous Franken-Ghost :)

There are a lot of products listed below, but almost all of them were used multiple times in this card set! Thanks for browsing and have a SPOOKY HALLOWEEN!

WINNER OF MY HALLOWEEN PRIZE PACK IS RAE FROM QUEENDOM RELICS! Please email me rwkrafts(at)gmail(dot)com to claim you prize! Congrats!

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Unity Hop!

Time for a new Unity Stamp Co blog hop!! This week we're focusing on new AND old stamps! All of the examples you see throughout the hop will be listed in the current WAREHOUSE SALE at the Unity site!

I used one of my favorite floral stamp sets for this card, "Cluster of Buds"... the stamps are big and stunning and right now only $12!!

I created the background by smudging Gelatos in oranges and pinks and golds. For the stamps, I inked them with red and orange Distress Markers, spritzed with one spray of water, then stamped on the card. Once it was all dry I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment (from Blossoming Thoughts and Wishes... also on sale for $12!).

Here's a Unity Quick Tip video I shared when the stamp set was first released. I hope you'll take one minute out of your day to watch! (Click here to view video directly on YouTube)

You can also visit my original blog post for that card HERE!

CLICK HERE to go directly to the Overstock Warehouse sale! Happy Shopping!

— Link up your Unity projects through Wednesday night (linky closes at Midnight CST) —
There will be THREE $25 GIFT CERTIFICATES given away by random selection
Winners picked from comments left on the blogs linked up below and to someone who links up a project to HOP with Unity

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Friday, October 16, 2015

5 for 5 Halloween Day 5 - WITCH

Welcome to our final day of the 5 for 5 Halloween blog hop! Our theme today is WITCH, so each of the designers will be creating a Witch inspired project! 

Be sure to visit each designer's blog and leave comments.... some are offering prize INCLUDING ME! I finally have my prize package photo woohoo!

My Witch project is a wreath for our new front door... I included a witches hat and thought all the random 'sticks' on the bottom resembled a witches broom...

Whatcha think? Do you see the broom on the bottom and the witch on top? Maybe? Oh well, it looks super cool! I added some spiders crawling up the wreath too...

Putting the wreath together required an endless supply of hot glue sticks, lots of black and green 'sticks', and black chalkboard paint.

Our brand new door on our brand new home now has a brand new wreath! Yippee!

Comment to win! Leave a comment on any (or all!) of my 5 for 5 Halloween blog posts for a chance to win my Halloween goodie box! You have until Sunday October 18th at midnight to enter!

I maybe had a little bit of fun putting this good prize together. Stationary, sticky notes, to-do lists, sugar skulls (!!), pumpkin coozie, skulls, burlap, cloth steampunk tags, clothespins, and some fun treat bags... I'll ship it out to the winner ASAP so hopefully you can use it this Halloween!

Make sure to visit and comment on the other designers' projects!

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

5 for 5 Halloween Day 4 - STENCILS

Welcome back to day 4 of our 5 for 5 Halloween event! Today our theme is STENCILS! Each of the designers will be creating a Halloween project using stencils. Be sure to visit each designer and leave comments... some of us are offering fun prizes!

Today is a little extra special because it is also the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge mid-month post! Our October Challenge is all about being inspired by words you find in our SPOOKY WORD SEARCH!

My project today was inspired by the word SKULL that I found in the MMMC word search. So here is my gift tag that also uses stencils from The Crafter's Workshop...

My tag was inspired by Tim's October tag. I started by collaging Frightful Ephemera pieces throughout my tag, then coated it with matte medium. Once the medium dried, I drew along the border of each image with an orange PITT Pen and smeared it with my finger. 

I used some black paint and the TCW stencil "Receipt" to finish off the background. Next I 'stamped' my TCW "Sugar Skull" stencil with black paint and let it dry completely. Then the skull was cut out and I painted inside the eyes and teeth with green and orange paint. Finally I used my white gel pen to add finishing dots and detail.

The skull was backed with some torn guaze paper and mounted on foam adhesive to add dimension. An arrow and a 'haunt' charm complete my tag!

I'm so glad you stopped back today! Don't forget to enter your spooky creation to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge gallery!

Comment to win! Leave a comment on any (or all!) of my 5 for 5 Halloween blog posts for a chance to win my Halloween goodie box! You have until Sunday October 18th at midnight to enter!

Make sure to visit and comment on the other designers' projects!

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