Creative Bliss

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Well, goodness, I’ve wanted to share this  for days and for one reason or another didn’t get to do so. Guess today is better late than never, right?

My friend, Barb, over at The Buzz has been charming me with her cards featuring Meljens digital images. (You can find her shop here). Barb does a fantastic job coloring with her Copic markers and recently posted how she adds glitter to her cards in this post. This card is completely inspired by Barb’s excellent work. Thanks for sharing and inspiring, Barb!

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I used that super cute Haunted Manor paper from Doodlebug. Now, you all know I don’t have many markers and am much more comfortable with colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits. That’s what I used to color in this card. It was a fun image to color. I added the background using chalk and a small pom-pom.  I have to admit though, I think Barb’s skills in creating backgrounds way exceed mine. *Ü*

Next up is a little project Jessica and I worked on together for her class.   104_0048

Jessica did a great job stamping the “happy, happy, happy” and “halloween” from CTMH’s Seasonal Thoughts stamp set. She had to practice a little though to get the right touch. As you can see, witches were a part of the project. I found that stamp, a wooden one (gasp) at Michaels last Halloween in their dollar bin. Didn’t use it last year, but it sure came in handy this year.  104_0049

Here’s what we (okay, I mostly) made.  104_0050 104_0051

Are these not super cute? I got the idea from Diana Gibbs blog here.  And I happened to have a brown Sharpie marker in my stash. You can see a bit of the Tootsie Pop peeking through. Very fun. 104_0055

And here’s a funny shot of Amy pulling out pumpkin guts last night.  LOL

Happy Halloween to you and yours. Hope you have a fun and safe time trick or treating or celebrating in your own special way. Thanks for stopping by!

5 comments:

Laurel said...

Oh my such cuteness in every photo! Love the brooms!

Barb said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your cupcake card!! It looks great with your background paper. And those brooms are adorable...perfect for a class room treat. I love it when you craft with your girls, it just warms my heart. Thanks for the shout out! :)

Barb said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your cupcake card!! It looks great with your background paper. And those brooms are adorable...perfect for a class room treat. I love it when you craft with your girls, it just warms my heart. Thanks for the shout out! :)

Barb said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your cupcake card!! It looks great with your background paper. And those brooms are adorable...perfect for a class room treat. I love it when you craft with your girls, it just warms my heart. Thanks for the shout out! :)

Sharli Schaitberger said...

The brooms are delightful!!! Tootsie roll pops! Wowie!! I love that you have such competent help.

The photo of the pumpkin guts brings back happy memories - I'm glad you have a great photo of this to treasure!

Hugs!