Last week I sent out my tags for the All Thing Tim tag swap - Twilight style. I decided to focus on one of favorite parts of Breaking Dawn - the humor in the book. Specifically the relationship between Jacob and Rosalie.
Yes, it's that time of year. And I've got the Halloween bug. I love all the Halloween stuff - especially decorating pumpkins. I think I've picked up most Halloween mags that have come out.
And on the cover of one by Better Homes and Gardens was this cool pumpkin with a bird in a birdcage. I downloaded the jpg link - I think it was meant to be used with something like a cricut, but I just printed it out on plain paper.
What next? Trace the design? Image transfer?
Well, after much thought I grabbed the backing off of a Prima package of bling, slide my printout underneath and started outlining the picture with the Best Glue Ever.
I had lots of strips of book paper from making tags, so I used those ends to cover the back of a flat canvas. Then added paint, ink, stamps - lots of stuff. Once it all was dry, I applied the dried glue just like you would a rub-on onto my canvas. Then added flocking - one of the new sheets from Martha Stewart.
And then it was time to "Holtz it up" a bit - a rosette with a spider center and more stamping. Liking the flocked branch, I decided to outline one of the stamped spider webs with the Best Glue Ever and apply flocking.
Now all I need to do is find the perfect place to display this.
A couple more Fancy Pants projects with this month's ScrapbooksPlus kit -
These are old pictures of Rachel - back from her 2nd Halloween. She "helped" me by pulling out M&M packages -- and eating as much as she could. I used Karen's pagemap for the month to put together this layout.
Shimelle has been featuring a different starting point each week for a layout. It's been fun to use this starting point, and a good way for me to get working on my large pile of paper. In conjunction with her Pretty Paper online class, I grabbed several Studio Calico kits I hadn't used and started scrapping. I've got five layouts (mostly done) in the course of several hours - a record for me!
This layout was from this starting point. Although I changed one of the pieces of paper to tape....
And then after I scanned the layout and was posting this, I decided to make a few changes....
For this month's DT kit we were given the October 31st collection by Fancy Pants. It's cute without being cutsey, thankfully. And has some great patterns and colors - purples and teals in addition to the standard black, white and orange.
I liked the matching rub-ons and chipboard elements for this collections, and used a few of them on this page. During the summer, Rachel attended a Girl Scout camp with a Harry Potter theme. Tuesday was "dress like your favorite character" day. There were lots of Hermione's and Harry's!
And here's where ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever really comes in handy -- transparent elements! I was able to adhere the Maya Road doily without the glue showing through the element! And since this glue is so strong, you only need tiny drops of it. This is all I used to adhere the element.
To start, I ran the tag through my Vagabond using a Halloween Texture Fade. Then, I pulled out my brand new seasonal distess inks, and a couple other favorites, and inked the tag. Next, I cut a piece of grungepaper with the Rickety House die then painted it with black soot Distress Crackle Paint.
Then - onto the embellies! A shrink-plastic skeleton from one of Tim's Stampers Anonyous sets, a Bo Bunny brad/combo, Fancy Pants chipboard, and a bit of metal from Idea-ology.
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