Saturday, October 31, 2015

Day 31 of 31 Days of Halloween

Here we are day 31.  Piles of ideas left for another year.  Emergency cards, tags, creations created.  BUT I made it.  31 projects for the month of October.  I feel so wicked.  I'm glad I jumped into this blog thing at the last minute. Thank you to everyone who stopped by - I began to feel a responsibility to craft it out to the end.  HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!  And thank you to Smeared Ink to putting this whole thing on.  AMAZING!!!


I made this card.  My husband judged it my best card yet (I can't say that I agree, but here it is!).  I HAD to go out with the gelatos around the edge.  So there's my finally spooky stamp art.  That creepy flying guy should be holding onto something….

This is no joke. I wish I could say I staged this photo, but that small area under that moon stamp is where I made all my projects.  What is wrong with me?!?!  

The Saw department has been creeping around my blog.  He brought me this pumpkin decoration for our Halloween party inspired by my card for my grandma!  What a GOON!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Day 30 of 31 Days of Halloween

Today I am sharing an Altoid Tin I rusted a long time ago - it has been sitting around just waiting for this day…


Of course when one is creating an assemblage like this it goes though many phases.  On my craft table right now I have a pile of discarded elements.  But ultimately this is what I have to share for day 30 for the 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop put on by Smeared Ink.

I rusted this tin so long ago I don't even remember how I did it.  Since then my dad has been saving his altoid tins for me - we were both discouraged when they started to emboss the tops of their mint tins. All the same I have a stock pile of these waiting to be altered into some for of "art" my dad doesn't understand… It's all about the process of creating...

This heart stamp is from Stampa Fe, and I first embossed it then watercolored it.  Added that little guy who I picked up at a bead store and some flowers.  I had some metal tape and I stamped it with REMEMBER - I debated a long time about if I should stick it on there.  I guess I decided to go with it.

This side has a sugar skull stamp also embossed and watercolored.  Some colorful skull beads and another flower.  I really wanted to drill some holes in the tin to attach the skulls, but TIME did not allow.

Of course I needed a butterfly and some dead mums (since I had them) for the photo.

WHOO HOO!!!  Tomorrow is the last day.  I'm going to make it!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Day 29 of 31 Days of Halloween

This is not how I wanted to go out of this blog hop.  I will make it, only 2 more days - but I wanted to make something really cool.  INSTEAD I ran out of time…. so here's a little something stamped.

Nice to meet you Satan

So, this felt really good to make this morning, my iPhone died yesterday so I'm feeling kind of frustrated… of course it's reminding me of how nice it is to be able to take photos edit them and get them on my blog really quickly.  

I have been wanting to use this stamp for this hop - and I love this sentiment, it always makes me laugh.  Not the kind of stamped art I'm going to throw in as a Thank You with my orders though!

Stamps- Krampus, Dots, Sentiment (I got that at a stamp show, not 100% sure but I think it was from Carmen's Veranda.)

Here's to a decent day today - time to call about this phone situation! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Day 28 of 31 Days of Halloween

I used to make "art dolls" all the time, and well, now I have ZERO time for that.  I knew one of the creations I wanted to do for this Wicked Blog hop was an art doll (with the body of Halloween candy of course).  This was fun to make,  even though I got pretty frustrated with the results, I enjoyed myself.

The Sugar Bat Fairy

Here she is - very difficult for me to photograph.

She dropped her wand during the photo shoot and my patience were gone so I did not try to reattach it (also it disappeared - I looked for it and I could not find it?!!).

the body is a fun-sized 3 musketeers (don't like them, they were in the Halloween candy stash, better for crafting than eating), the crown is from the trash from that candy bar, her wings are from a bat stamp, the head is just a doll head I've had rolling around my craft table, I stole the charm for her necklace from my daughter, her skirt is made from leftover tulle from my little one's costume along with stamped mini-skeletons, her legs are ribbon, and feet razor blades (don't they look like pointe shoes?)

So yeah - I made a doll out of trash and candy.  Is that art?  Hmm ?!? 

Thanks for stopping by to check out my Sugar Bat Fairy.
Only THREE more creations to go...

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Day 27 of 31 Days of Halloween

I've been wicked blogging for 27 days!  This has been great fun.  Just like the quote says "inspiration exists, but it has to find you working…" (Picasso).  It has been great forcing myself to create something each day this month.  Only Four more creations to go.

Skellie Candles

Last year my daughter encouraged us to celebrate the Day of the Dead.  So we built a small alter, made some foods,  and lit some candles, and this year we can add these little decorations to our alter.
Nothing too fancy about this decor - but I feel like it has a pretty cool effect.  I just stamped some skeletons and then attached them to a votive.  One set of skellies I painted  with watercolors.

They look kind of cool.  The lighting of the candles really shows my cutting job (yikes!) - these guys are kind of delicate.  Thanks again for stopping by!

Our alter. #dayofthedead #skulls #alter

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Day 26 of 31 Days of Halloween

Sometimes you just gotta do a quick project…

Skull Posties

This is a quick but fun project. Again, sticking with some classic Halloween colors - I stamped some postage paper with the winemakers marks, then the skulls, and then gelatos around the edge of the perforations.  Perfect for slipping in with orders or adding onto the envelope.

Thanks for stopping by!  Only a few days left to go!!!!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Day 25 of 31 Days of Halloween

Happy Sunday everyone.  Still enjoying this incredible month long spooky blog hop put on by Smeared Ink?  I am.  I'm still cranking out the Halloween Creations - it's been a lot of fun.

Wibble Wobble Pumpkin Tower

Willble wobble the pumpkin tower is teetering! 

This a card I made for my grandma - she's always sending me Halloween cards, and this year I will get one in the mail to her!  I used this cute pumpkin tower from Cherry Pie Arts.  LOVE IT!  I also stamped up some stars and the graveyard.  Used my first-leared stamping technique.. MASKING (I know, big time, right?)!  Then I watercolored the pumpkins and the graves and the grass.  The edge was created with a purple gelato smudge.

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you enjoyed today's hop - one more stop… Dee Dee...