A few days ago I shared two layouts HERE that I made at a crop last weekend. Today I’m sharing the other two projects that I made that day, one layout and one card. I used a lot of Happy Scatter items on these ones!
The Spooky Details:
Last year I was determined to try and carve a more artistic pumpkin – we usually just do scary faces. So I carved a spooky tree, with an owl sitting in the tree and a witch standing below it. My husband carved a bat. The kids helped with both of them of course, especially pulling out all the seeds from inside. They’ve seen some pumpkins in the shop already and asked what we will be carving this year!
I used the Happy Scatter ‘Going In Circles’ stencil to add some decoration to the orange cardstock. I held it in place (half off the edge of the cardstock) with some washi tape, and used a uniball signo black pen to doodle in the the shapes:
Then I coloured the doodled shapes in with a Promarker pen (Vanilla) just to give it some light definition:
And, though it’s hard to see in the photos, I did also use a Glitz roller doodle to add some gold triangles on top of the stencilled area:
I added another stencilled area at the bottom left of the orange cardstock, and then doodled a border too.
Then it was easy to pile on my embellishments, including the smiley pumpkin from the ‘Season Of Change’ wood veneer sets, which I coloured with watercolour paint:
Plus a leaf from the same set, which I gave a coating of Crystal Stickles to, and a die-cut pumpkin card from the Let’s Gather 3×4 Cards set:
See the stamped words ‘smile’ and ‘good stuff’ above? I borrowed these stamps from Sarah after I said I needed something small to finish the page off. She also suggested I just count the ‘the spooky details’ or the ‘happy halloween’ phrase as my title seeing as I hadn’t left space for one again. Sarah, it’s very useful sitting next to you at crops!
Here’s the card…
Leafy Happy Birthday Card:
I was determined to make one card as it was World Card Making day!
I used the same stencil, but I used a large ink pad (American Crafts Mustard) and rubbed it straight onto the stencil. This did make it a bit splotchier, but it was a fast way to get some colour on there. Next time I’ll probably use a ink blending tool though!
Then I just piled up some of the ‘Lots Of Leaves’ die-cut shapes and a leaf from the ‘Seasons Of Change’ wood veneer set over on the left hand side, with a Happy Birthday sticker (Pebbles) on top. Some are stuck flat and some are stuck on with 3D foam pop-dots:
A few pretty dots were pretty much all I needed to finish it off!
What do you think? I was getting in the spirit of the season!
Make sure you pop back over the weekend, as soon I’ll be sharing details for my next blog event! Frosty Festivities 2014 is on the way!