Monday, October 14, 2013

Boo Buttons for Halloween

Wow, you get two posts for the price of one today!  Considering they are all free, that is quite the deal you are getting.  Ok, so today is officially Thanks Giving in Canada, and we are or are about to stuff ourselves with some yummy turkey and all the traditional trimmings including pumpkin pie.  Afterwards I will be making some turkey soup and a  lot of turkey based dishes.  Prior to that I have had to make a sample for the Get Inky! stamps blog where I am one of the Designers.  The ongoing challenge is Buttons on a Halloween Themed card.  I also had to make a Mixed Media piece with the similar theme of  Halloween for the other blog, All That Stickles where I am also on the Design Team and I have my own feature on Mondays titled: Mixed Media Monday.  I literally tossed a coin to chose which project went up first, I have enough to deal with at my house right now and I wanted to be fair to everyone.  Phew!



                                          

So first up is my "Boottons" (get it, Boo + Buttons) card for the Get Inky! Stamps Challenge.  It is a simple Step fold card about  5 x 7" when folded.  I used grey card stock for the card base and some glittery halloween themed papers I have had in my stash for a while. I also used some lime green card stock from my stash (Staples, probably) and Black card stock (American Crafts).  I used the Get Inky! Halloween 2013 stamps with Black Tuxedo ink Memento by Tsukineko on X-Press It paper.  I glued on some little black buttons for the ghosts' eyes, and two orange buttons for the pumpkin.  I also used some old glitter markers (Laurentien) I found in my desk, to enhance the BOO's and the spider.  I love making things for halloween and this was a fun project.  I hope that you are inspired to participate in the ongoing challenge.  Thanks for viewing.






Next up is my project for the All That Stickles blog and my feature Mixed Media piece.  In keeping with the Halloween theme:



This is Mr Skeleton in his foam made top hat decorated with Black Diamond Stickles (Ranger) with a dead rose (from my supply stash) decorated with Pink Stickles (Ranger).  The skeleton was antiqued and made to look more decayed with a combination of some black acrylic paint(Craft Decor) and some glaze (Liquitex). The all wooden coffin was painted in Deathly Black, Funeral Purple (All from Craft Decor and Dollarama, and a topcoat of Rock Candy Stickles (Ranger).
There is a banner which reads Happy Halloween, I made that from a scrap of purple card stock, the Get Inky! stamp by Blue Moon Creation "Halloween 2013", Memento black ink(Tsukineko) and Purple Stickles (Ranger).  Mr. Skeleton is accompanied by his other spooky friends some Ghosts, Bats, Spiders and their webs (Also from Dollarama)..the branch in the background is a Halloween decorative florist branch from Dollarama.

My family and I love Halloween and we go to great lengths each year to decorate our home and to also make it a fun place for all the Trick or Treaters to stop by.   I hope that you enjoyed my ideas for Halloween decorating and please go over to the challenge blog and enter your project.

Thanks for viewing.
I am also linking this to the http://www.craftindesertdivas.com link party " Halloween"