Tuesday, October 29, 2013

New Vintrigue Column on UPA

As you all know Halloween is one of my most favorite holidays of all time!  This year in honor of the spooky special day, I created some new decor items.

You can find out more about what I did and see way more pics on Unruly PaperArts in my October Vintrigue column - Getting Creepy with Collage.

Halloween Collage

Each year, I try to put together something new for my collection of Halloween decor. This year, I managed 3 pieces - all with collage.

The first piece I created from a wooden shadow box. I started by painting the whole thing a nice Autumn copper. I added a watercolored background which was stamped with Halloween images from Oxford Impressions. I added a strip of Halloween designer paper. From there I added some eerie elements including a skeleton and spider butterfly. The collage images were cut out and mounted on cardstock and then arranged so that they could stand on their own and give some depth. Afterall, that's what shadow boxes are for, right? Finally, I added a white picket fence to hold in all the scary :)

For my other pieces, I started with pressed paper forms I found at the craft store - a dress form, a witch's hat and a skull. To see how I created these, check out my latest Vintrigue article on Unruly PaperArts.

Have a spookilicious Halloween!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


The 28th Rebel Challenge is all about Diecuts - Rebel Challenge @28 DieCut Divas. My favorite diecuts are these elegant frames. What better to put into old looking frames besides old looking folks?

As usual these two old sweeties from Just Sayin' have a habit of cracking me up with their great expressions. I wanted to keep the whole card as simple as possible so I stayed with simple impressions highlighted with a little white colored pencil. For the back panels, I used two background stamps from Behind the Scenes and I added a strip of orange fabric tape for a little contrast and some fab texture.

Stamps: Old Woman and Old Gent from Just Sayin' and Handwriting
and Handwritten Music from Behind the Scenes (Rogue Redhead Designs)dd caption
I am entering this card into the following fab challenges:

Eureka Stamps - Halloween Colors (orange, green & purple)

Kadoole Doodles - Halloween Colors

Have a photo frame fabulous day!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

St. Patrick's Day - Early or Late?

Sometimes the Emerald Isle just calls to you. I've had these diecuts hanging around for ages and decided to haul them out for the new DieCut Diva Rebel Challenge on RRD. I think Sally looks fabulous in Kelly Green, don't you?

Diecuts usually are part of really ornate cards so I decided to do something a little different and go for a clean and simple look.  

Stamp: Sally from Relish Reading (Rogue Redhead Designs)

Hope you have a day that is filled with the luck of the Irish!
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