Monday, October 25, 2010

It's getting Spooky around here....

This week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge is.....you guessed it Halloween.
Now if you don't celebrate Halloween, that's ok! You can also create your artwork featuring a pumpkin (or 2) and that qualifies too.  Just be sure to use CTMH products!


Click Here to see what the Design Team has created this week-

I have several items to post.  The first is the project that my Stamp Clubs are making this month.  It is a witch's hat candy holder.  It is very simple to create.  I saw the idea online and tweeked it a little.  Basically I used the large scallop punch (2 1/2") for the hat brim.  Used a piece of Red Lines tape to glue a small Peanut Butter Cup candy to the center.  Then I used a little less than half of a 3 1/2" circle of paper from our Hooligan's Paper pack to make the cone shaped hat piece.  Used Red Lines tape again to adhere it to the candy.  Then I just stamp the image from Unity stamp set on Sunset cardstock using Sunset Ink.  Then stamped "Spellbound" using black ink in the center from the stamp set Spellbound.  Then stamped a couple of small bats from the same stamp set.  I added liquid glass to the bats to make them shiny.  Cut it out and then used a 3-d foam square to attach to the front of the hat.  And there you go...

Here is a side view:


The next item I wanted to share is something that I'm still kind of working on to get it just right.  It is a cute Pumpkin, similar to others that I have seen around.  It a little different because it is built more like a basket.  It has candy inside too.  Stay tuned for more information on how to create this cute Fall Decoration once I have it to where I want it I will post directions.

And Finally, I wanted to show you a card I made a couple of years back.  It uses the "Soot Stamping" technique.  Soot stamping is fun, but can be a fire hazard, so be very careful.  Basically you hold a piece of glossy cardstock over a candle flame until it looks all smokey and then you stamp your image in Clear Versamark ink and then on to your soot covered paper.  The Versamark pulls off the smoke stain showing the image.  I then sealed it with a spray of matt craft sealant. Unfortunately this stamp set has been retired, but there are several others that can be used to create this same idea.

8 comments:

Sheila Bennett said...

Very cute pumpkin. Really like how you stamped on some of the pieces.

saday said...

I love that pumpkin!

Big Red Scraps said...

Great projects!

Lorrinda said...

These are all great! I love the witch hat candy holder, great idea.

Corina said...

Hi Debi!
Love, Love, Love the pumpkin!!!
You are so talented!
Thanks for sharing...

Corina Mitchell
www.ScrapbookingINK.com

Andrea Ewen said...

Awesome creations, Debi! What a widespread range of projects! So different yet all tied together with such festive spirit! Great artwork...I especially love that gorgeous pumpkin. Thanks for playing along with us at Heart 2 Heart challenges!

Mary said...

Love the spooky spider card and your other projects are awesome! Thanks for playing along with H2H!

Haley D. said...

Great projects!