Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs Halloween Blog Hop

Happy Halloween!!!

This year for Halloween we, the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs DT, decided to get together and have a Halloween Blog Hop. Halloween is my favorite time of the fall season. You can be anything you want and have fun dressing up. I especially love helping my kids get their costumes together and decorating our home too!

If you have been following the hop and have come from Carmen then you are in the right place. If you have just happened upon my blog please join us and head to Tricia's Blog (http://lshdesigns.blogspot.com/) to start hopping with us.

For my Halloween Blog Hop project I altered some wooden treat bags that I got at Michael's. I painted the bags using black acrylic paint mainly on the outside and about an inch down on the inside. I layered patterned paper by DCWV on top on some purple card stock. My little bats are from the LSHD pattern file "Going Batty" found here. The little tag hanging on the side with ribbon is a dollar stamp I got at Michael's too. These little guys are so adorable, I had a blast putting them together!

You don't want to miss out on the GRAND PRIZE!!!

$100.00 Gift Voucher for Little Scraps of Heaven Designs!!!

To be eligible for a chance to win the $100.00 Gift Voucher you MUST
1) Leave a comment on all blogs/fanpages throughout the blog hop
2) Become a follower of each blog/fanpage
3) Become a follower of Little Scraps of Heaven Designs Fanpage and leave a comment.

A winner of the $100.00 Gift Voucher will be announced on Friday, November 2.

Your next stop will be Dawn's blog!

If you get lost along the way here is a complete list of the line up

Thanks for stopping by and have a fang-tastic Halloween!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

DT Monday Challenge ~Halloween Decor

Good Morning!  Welcome back for Design Team Monday Challenge. This week's DT challenge is Halloween Decor. We had to make anything BUT a card or layout.

For my project I bought a paper mache witch hat at Michael's and altered it. First I painted the hat inside and out, using black acrylic paint by Americana. Then I sprayed the brim with Moon Shadow Mist "Bucket O'Blood Red" by Lindy's Stamp Gang. Once it was all dried, I wrapped the cone part of the hat using some material I got at Joann's, and glued it down with my hot glue gun. I used the "Raggedy Wizard" pattern file on  my hat. He stands about approx. 8 inches tall and the pumpkin is about 5 inches. Behind the paper pieces I placed a Halloween pick I got at Michael's as well. On the edge of the hat's brim I hot glued feather boa all around the hat.

The pictures really don't do the project justice. It looks so much better in person. This was I fun project to make.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the Design Team projects! http://littlescrapsofheavendt.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, October 15, 2012

DT Monday Challenge ~ Card Sketch

Good Morning! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. This week's DT challenge is a card. We had to follow a card sketch, so of course I made a Halloween card!

To participate in this week's challenge be sure to check out the DT blog for details and stop by the Facebook Fan page!

 I used Halloween double sided patterned paper from last year by Recollections. The monster bride is from the pattern file "Franks Laboratory". I used Tim Holtz Distress inks to ink all my pieces. The sentiment on my card is from the dollar section at Michael's. The card measures 6 x 6.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Halloween Floral Arrangement

I decided to try something different this week. I really love making 3-d flowers, but didn't have a project right now that I wanted to use them on. So after a few hours of deep thinking I decided to make a floral arrangement for Halloween.

Pattern I used for this project is "My Paper Garden Vol. 2", flower #3.

Don't forget to stop by the LSHD store for the weekend sale, hurry ends Sunday Oct. 14th!

I will do my best  to explain the methods I used to make the flowers so you make some too.

After I open the file in my MTC software, I select all images and size it to where my largest petal in the file is approx 2 inches. This will make the finished flower approx 2 inches in size as well. Please note the file has 4 different size petals and quantities. So I cut out 3 of the large petals, 1 of the medium, 1 small and 3 x-small petals to make 1 3-D flower.

After my petals are cut,I then take a large stylus and slightly cup my first large flower petal.

Then I take the next large flower petal and cup just a little more then I did the first one.

Last large flower petal I cup it until my petals are up high.

Then I take the medium and small petals and cup them up high as well. For the 3 x-small petals I repeat the same as I did for the large petals in the beginning.

To assemble my flowers I use a hot glue gun on low. When I glued my petals together I did not worry about the hot glue strings because to me they looked like spider webs. If you want to add wire to your flowers like I did then here is were you add the wire. I take my first slightly cupped large petal and turn it upside down so the petals are pointing down. You don't have to do this, I just like this type of look. Pierce a small hole in the center and feed the wire thru leaving just a tiny bit to make an "L". I then add my glue and adhere the next large petal on top, offsetting the petals. Keep adding the petals until your flower is complete. On my flowers I did add leaves as well.

After all my flowers were done I chose a base. I did not have a vase, jar, or bottle available so I had to improvise. I took one of those large red plastic party drinking cups (approx. 16 oz.) and painted it black using acrylic paint. Since it was black I only did one coat. After paint was dry I turned cup upside down and made a hole in the center of the bottom of the cup, big enough to fit the flowers and my spider pick. I got my spider pick at Michael's.  Please note paint can scratch off when assembling arrangement.

Once I arranged my flowers I took some purple organza scraps and added them in between flowers to help hide the wire. I added a bow around the cup and a non-dimensional flower in the center of the bow.

This ended up being a fun project than can decorate your table, desk or any place around the home or office! Hope you give it a try if my instructions weren't to hard to follow.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Weekly DT Challenge

This week's DT Challenge is an ATC (artist trading cards) challenge. We had to create 3 ATC cards. This is my second time making ATC's. I have to admit it was a bit of a challenge for me to get started. All three cards have different patterns used. I will list the pattern name under each individual card. The great thing about making these cards is that I get to use my scraps.

Haunted Graveyard pattern used. Spider web and bats are from a Martha Stewart punch.

Scarecrow friends pattern, sentiment from a dollar stamp.

Previous freebie, Lollipop pattern.

Don't forget to stop by the DT blog and checkout everyone's  project!


Friday, October 5, 2012

Cauldron Card

I created a card using the cauldron from the "Double Trouble Witches" pattern set by Little Scraps of Heaven. I made a shadow base of the cauldron then welded it together to form my card base. The broom is also from the same set. For my sentiment, I just typed it in Word and printed it on white card stock. The closed card measures approx. 5 x 51/2 inches.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Sketch Layout Challenge

Today I want to share my layout for this week's Sketch Challenge. It's not to late to join in. Just go to the DT Blog for details.

Patterns I used: Pumpkin Stand, Haunted Graveyard and Lots of Labels. As usual my pieces are all inked using Tim Holtz distress inks. Pattern paper by DCWV- Indian Summer Fall Stack.

The sun and clouds were actually a moon with black clouds.  Just by cutting them out in different color paper you can sometimes change them into something else.

My title was typed and cut using my MTC software. I was gonna add pictures but I ran out of ink the night I was putting this layout together. My ink is soon to arrive!