Monday, October 29, 2012

Coffin Break

Wow! Halloween is just a few days away! I scrapped these photos of my son from LAST Halloween using the sketch for the 2 Page Sketch Challenge at I'm also entering this into the October Fall Challenge at Funtoolas. At first I was fighting the colors and pp's out of my Halloween stash, but once I went  with the Fall colors and leaves, it started to come together.
Here's the sketch I used.
Here's a close-up of the title and journaling. I cut the tombstone and arm using my Cricut (October 31st cartridge).

I drew the spider web and then stitched over it, before adding some spider stickers to it.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a SPOOKTACULAR Halloween!!!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Salvador Dali

I couldn't pass up on the art challenge at Flying Unicorn this month. I've always been into art and studied it at home and school growing up. The hardest part of this challenge for me was picking a favorite artist, but I went with Salvador Dali, the Spanish surrealist, since he's also my husband's favorite, and we have some of  his prints on our walls.
I choose this work of art, The Disintegration of Persistence of Memory, because it's one I don't have, and I love all the clocks and bricks. While working on this I found out that this was Dali's recreation of his famous Persistence of Memory, which I also printed out to scrap in the future. In this version the landscape has been flooded with water. I love the way Dali's crazy mind worked, and the hidden images that can be found in his art! He was eccentric and highly imaginative! I found the melting clocks on-line and printed them out, and stamped and masked the other clocks.
I drew and cut out the tree.
I used my Prima brick stencil to make the outside border, which I drew and cut. Then I used it with gesso and paints to make the bricks coming up from the photo. I've also used brick stamps on here.

I made all the flowers using my Clock Tower Flower Tutorial. I had so much fun working on this piece, that I can't wait to do another!!Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Something Wicked

I've always wanted to make an all black layout, so when I saw that one of the colors for the October Monochrome Challenge at was black, I got right on it. I even did the twist and used feathers. I took this photo last Halloween while trick or treating with my son. I used Bo Bunny's Enchanted line and dyed some cheesecloth black to cover it all.

This page was inspired by the Mojo Monday Sketch at Flying Unicorn.
I made all the flowers using Gabrielle Pollacco's 3D Rose Tutorial, and my Wild Fire Flower Tutorial using black cardstock and spraying with Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Mist.
It's probably hard to tell, but there's 4 bats on here which I fussy cut and covered with black stickles. The skull was stamped and embossed. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Jack Jack-O-Lantern for the Paper Mixing Bowl

I had SO much fun with the October recipe for the Paper Mixing Bowl!! Here's my interpretation of pumpkin pie, using pumpkin (orange) as the main ingredient.
I started by drawing the white lines on the black background paper. Most of the papers are older Basic Grey from different collections. I couldn't help but think of my good  friend Jon while working on this, since he's OBSESSED with this movie! Lol! I hope I did it justice.

Here's a look at the recipe.

This is how I used the utensils:
*Carve something (I fussy-cut the purple hill)
*Disguise something ( I inked the flowers which I made myself  using my Beachy Green Flower Tutorial. By experimenting with different colors of inks you can get such different results.)
*Catch something in a web ( I masked mine)
*Go batty (I stamped them, and used a pp with bats)

For the directions I used Halloween in my journaling. 

Here's a close-up of the masking and the little bottle of poison that I made using my Cricut (October 31st cartridge). I covered the bottle with Glossy Accents, and used some green ink to create smoke coming from it. 

Thanks for visiting me!!!