Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunday Ramblings- Feeling Halloween-y

I finished up a lot of Halloween scrappy things this weekend. Ronda created such a great Halloween mini over at Cocoa Daisy, that I just had to have it. I put my own spin on the instructions she gave and I am very pleased with the results. It isn't hard to believe that it sold out! It was an awesome project!

I wanted to add splatters of Perfect Pearls, but forgot until I had already sealed the cover with UTEE. So I tried to go ahead and splatter the top, even though I was pretty sure that it would just bead up and not dry. Well I was right, so I hit the cover with the heat gun again and the Perfect Pearl splatters sank into the UTEE. It gave a really unique and fun texture and appearance. I am going to use this technique again.

Also with Ronda's Halloween Mini she was nice enough to include additional instructions to use up scraps left over. One of the projects was a Halloween countdown calendar. I used Ronda's instructions and added a magnetic backer to it. I love the way it turned out!

I used the Halloween countdown calendar cut from the My Mind's Eye Haunted Halloween Checklist patterned paper, The Girls’ Paperie: Toil & Trouble: Ghost Story patterned paper, a piece of scrap cardboard, and a small metal sheet that was actually packaging from an old Making Memories magnetic letter set. I painted the cardboard black and glued the Ghost Story paper to it. I then glued the metal sheet to the back of the Halloween Countdown piece of pattern paper.

To finish it off I attached some old Making Memories ribbon and a sheer Halloween ribbon I picked up on sale last year at Michaels and tied a bow. I then attached an orange Prima and black Daisy D's flower. I used a Pink Paislee brad to hold them together and added a few feathers and gems, then attached the flower to the bow with Glossy Accents.

The finished calendar. The boys move the magnet each day as we countdown to Halloween. The magnet was one that was left over from VBS this summer and I attached one of the The Girls’ Paperie: Toil & Trouble Flower Market Crepe Paper to the top of it.

Both the Halloween Mini and the Countdown Calendar got distressed and inked up using Tim Holtz's Distress Inks in Spiced Marmalade and Black Soot.

I also created the Halloween Mini's for both sets of grandparents. This is especially early for me, considering I did not get last years mini's done till this summer. For the grandparents mini's I use whatever I have on hand (they have no idea what is new and what is old with They just love to get these little albums full of cute boys in costumes. I make both mini's basically the same...a definite time saver!
For this years mini's I used Scenic Route's Salem line. Actually just SC Salem Scrap Street and Salem Webb Street papers. I also used Hero Arts Spider Web cling stamp, various ribbons, gems, and stickles. I added Glossy Accents to some of the designs in the mini's just to give a little shine and smooth texture.

Can't wait to fill these with Halloween pictures & share these with the grandparents!


Interior pages...awaiting cute little trick-or-treater pictures....

Hope your Halloween week in wonderful!

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