Sunday, October 15, 2017

Witchy Pun -- Pilin' on the Fantasy and/or Spiders/Cobwebs

The theme this month at Pile It On is Fantasy and/or Spiders/Cobwebs. The only real rule is to be inspired by more than one papercrafting challenge. We're sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps.
This sentiment popped into my head the other day. Brujah is "witch" in Spanish, and with the "Ha" it kinda sounds like Brouhaha. I know, terrible joke, but it was so silly I just had to use it! It's also a nod to the classic song, "Season of the Witch." 
I created the sentiment with the fonts Wretched Remains and KR Trick Or Treat. I fussy cut the ghost letters and colored them with Copic markers. The banner part is printed on a manila paper, to contrast with the white ghosties & to match the background of the witch image. The witch & pumpkin papers are from Graphic 45. The cobweb background was created by embossing a shiny black paper and sanding down the raised portion. This was a fairly quick & quite fun card to make, even though it makes little sense. Hey, Halloween is the time for a little craziness!

Inspiration/Challenges:
Alphabet Challenge: P is for Pumpkin
Fab 'n' Funky #366: Word Art
The Fairy and The Unicorn Challenge #8: Anything Mythical/Mystical + Option: Witching Halloween
Scrap From Your Heart #14: Halloween

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Cupcake Card -- Not Square or Rectangle at International Art & Soul

Our theme this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge is Not Square or Rectangle. Looking through my stash, I ran across a template for a cupcake card that my Mom made my years ago. I of course had to make it more complicated & create a shaker card.

The cupcake wrapper shape is cut from corrugated cardboard (Panera!) and covered with a metallic wrapping paper. The sentiment (Spellbinders) is underneath the thin acetate sheet I used to cover the shaker portion. I filled it with little plastic shpes & microbeads. On the outside, I added 3 plastic squiggly shapes that I've had in my stash forever.

Inspiration/Challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. #437: Shaped Card (not square or rectangle)
Watercooler Wednesday Challenges: Birthday
WordArt Wednesdays: Anything Goes


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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Simply Snowpeople Shaker

My recently attended a weekend-long Crop & craft sale, and she sent me this fun build-a-snowman clear stamp set. It has all the little pieces, which I stamped separately, fussy-cut, and pieced together. I colored them with Copic markers & glitter pens. I covered the mittens with glittery blue flocking. I stamped the snowballs & sentiment with blue ink; I used black Memento ink for the other parts. The sentiment is made from stamps from A CAS-ual Fridays set. I used foam to create the base, including a strip below the die-cut treeline strip. The shaker is filled with blue glitters & microbeads & three little snowman heads!



http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com/2017/10/cfc184-sketch.html
Inspiration/Challenges:


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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Dancing Skeleton -- Tic-Tac-Toe with the UnstampaBelles

The UnstampaBelles October challenge is Tic-Tac-Toe with the optional twist of journaling/writing about your decision making process. You can make whatever you like without using any stamps. This challenge has so many possibilities!
I used the last column: String, Brads, Stickers.
The skeleton-patterned paper is from Recollections, and I coated it with a layer of clear embossing powder to make the black background "pop" a bit more. I die-cut the banner pieces & strung them with gold string. The skull stickers are one of my favorite items from my Halloween stash. For the front closure, I heat-embossed a bone-shaped brad with a glittery white powder & wrapped more string around the whole piece. The string on the back is covered by the message section.

I had originally planned to make a Jumping-Jack/Pantin doll, but I can never get those to work & settled on just using brads to make the sketelon movable. I acquired this Skeleton cut file in 2010 as a freebie; I can't find the link now, and honestly it is a little tricky, but the Silhouette Store has several Posable Skeleton cut files. I cut this skeleton from shiny white & black cardstocks on my Silhouette Cameo, and glued/sealed the layers with Glossy Accents. I added my much-loved sugar skull washi to the inside panels, and also used it for some of the little die-cut banners. The sentiment is a gold sticker. The skeleton hangs from a brad, so that it is easily removable. I had so much fun making this!

Inspiration/Challenges:
DL ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #213: Halloween (or Thank You)
Naughty or Nice Challenge #44: Something Spooky
UnstampaBelles: Tic-Tac-Toe + optional twist: journaling/writing about your process


Be sure to check out the fabulous projects by my teammates the UnstampaBelles this month!

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Pinktober at Crafting with Dragonflies

Our theme this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies is Breast Cancer Awareness Cards.
I also used the first stanza from a poem by Emily Dickson, made into WordArt by Cec Wintonyk.
I stamped the feathers (Stampin' Up!) on a bright pink paper & heat-embossed them with a light pink powder. The pink mesh is actually a drawer liner! I won the flowers many years ago in a crafting challenge. I printed the sentiment directly onto the window plastic & filled the shaker with pink glitters & sequins. The shaker frame is a die-cut from Elizabeth Craft.

http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.nl/2017/10/oktober-challenge.html
Cheerful Sketches
Inspiration/Challenges:
Cheerful Sketches: Sketch
In The Pink: Flower Power + mostly Pink
Southern Girls #170: Stripes

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