Thought for the day -

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." Helen Keller

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Hi all! I have more Halloween stuff for ya today. I just love many possibilities.
First up is a card I've made for Jordan to send to Nana & Papa. It's a very simple design but I'm quite happy with the outcome. The inspiration comes from 2 challenges. Waltzing Mouse stamps provided the sketch and the theme/color inspiration is from the Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World.  Here is the picture inspiration:

And here is my take on the photo:

The colors are much richer in person than in this photo.  If you click on the photo to enlarge I think you can get a better feel for the colors. I used black card stock for the base and my squares were done using olive green card stock that I blotted with paper towel soaked in bleach.  I then distressed it using Tim Holtz distress inks in walnut, cracked paint green and then black chalk ink.

Stamps used are Waltzing Mouse stamps and 1 stampin up stamp- the little rip headstone on the tag.  I used the Tim Holtz green distress ink on the stamped pieces.  I used orange raffia just to give it a little splash of color.

Next up are a sample of some of the favors Jordan will be having at his halloween party.  I let him pick out 5 different favors from Oriental Traders.  Here is the 1st of 5 and of course I had to turn it into a craft project, lol. I've made 8 of these for our little ghouls.

These were a breeze to make! I found the template at MyGrafico  from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff.  It comes as an svg file and I was able to use my cricut- makes life so much easier! My test tube dp is from Cloud 9 and is perfect for this project.  The stamps are from Waltzing Mouse.  These test tubes are a hoot!! And yes, that is a finger in the green tube- made of marshmallow.  The green liquid (corn syrup) is green apple flavored and just awful but Jordan thought it was awesome, lol!

Tuesday Trigger: photo inspiration
Waltzing Mouse: sketch challenge
A Spoon Full of Sugar:  Boo!
Cupcake Craft Challenge:  Boys & Their Toys (hope this counts, the test tubes-definitely a boy thing!)

Have a great Sunday!


Faye said...

Hi Janice, fantastic projects. Thanks for playing at Cupcake. xx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous Halloween projects. Love that owl image and the frames. :o)

Ingrid said...

You made some great projects!
Thanks for playing at A Spoon Full of Sugar.
Hugs Ingrid

Cath said...

Hey Janice! What a cool approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for joining in on all the creepy fun! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun Halloween card Janice & all the lil' treat boxes look wonderful! Thanks for playing with the WMSC :)

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