Saturday, October 25, 2014

12 Tags of 2014, October

Hi guys! Got a real short post for you today. Just wanted to share my take on Tim's tag for the month of October. I wasn't able to participate in August and September because of my move, but I just couldn't pass up on October's Tag!

Halloween Tag 

I loved Tim's tag from the moment I saw it but was a little disappointed that I didn't have most of the products he used. So I had to improvise quite a bit. First, I  made my own homemade texture paste and used a tree stencil on my background. I had this cute little owl stamp and I wanted it to look as if the owl were perched on one of the branches.As for the color sprays, I had to use some Tattered Angels sprays I had on hand. I must say I was a bit disappointed with the colors and just know Tim's Distress Sprays would have looked so much better! Definitely have to add those to my wish list.

The little jack-O-lantern is an old Sizzix die, I die
cut out of chipboard. I inked it with Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, and Vintage Photo. Then I covered it with clear embossing powder. The letter squares are stickers I had in my stash and I added tiny little half back pearls painted in gunmetal to mimic the look of nail heads.

I added the monocle and wishbone and tied some black tulle at the top to finish my tag.
So there it is, my take on Tim's October tag. Can't wait to see what he comes up with for November.
Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

DIY Halloween Home Decor!

Hi everybody! It's my most favorite time of year again! Oh, how I looove Halloween! Every year I look forward to the leaves changing and counting down the days till the most spookiest of days. I think I get more excited than my kids,lol.
This year I decided to create some Halloween decorations that will serve me well year after year. Sure, I love buying decorations from the store but there's just something about making your own that makes it so much sweeter.
So just sit back and check out my creepy decorations. Hopefully I'll inspire you to create your own.

"Wicked" Wall Hanging

I made this wall hanging using 3 silver Dollar store trays. I primed them and spray painted them black and glued them together using E6000.

The paper collection is called Wicked by My Mind's Eye and it's just perfect for Halloween projects. The first tray is a creepy cemetary scene where the dead are waking up from their graves trying to make their way to the most awesome Halloween bash in town! I used several Tim Holtz dies to create the creepy ambiance.

The middle tray depicts the haunted house where the awesome Halloween bash is being held. Our gracious host greets us at the door and beckons us to go right on in. 

And here's the last tray depicting the inside of the house all decked out for the bash. I did a lot of fussy cutting on this project to create layers and a more realistic scene. The "flames" were created from pieces of a glittery floral pick from my local art supply. Pretty cool, don't you think?

Creepy Witch's Lair Countdown

I created this project for my baby girl who enjoys counting down the days till Halloween. She looks forward to changing the blocks each morning. This is such a fun and inexpensive project and can be changed for any holiday. All you need is 2 wood blocks, small wood base and some heavy weight chipboard.

I love the way the cauldron turned out, looks so grungy and rusty! Check out the little bottles on the shelf too. 

Last but not least....
Eek! Halloween Wreath

I'm loving the way my wreath turned out. I started with a grapevine wreath from the store, spray painted it black and added lots of dollar store finds. 

I grunged up the skull with black acrylic paint and some damp paper towels. Then I added lots of flowers, leaves and glittery berries. 

I spelled out "eek" using some wood letters painted blurple ( combination of black and purple silly), then topped with fine glitter.

Well, that's all for now. I had so much fun creating these spooky projects, now to get started on Christmas!

Goodbye, I'll see you all real soon!