Saturday, October 25, 2014

CC3C - Colored Crackle

Happy happy Saturday crafty candy lovers! HUH?  It's almost Halloween and I have the sweet stuff on the brain! I LOVE candy, and can't wait to raid the bags of a few kids I know!!! It's time for the fourteenth challenge in the new Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge!!! I can't believe we have already done that many!  Again and again, The Curiosity Crew and I absolutely love at all the entries for these challenge!!! I am always so inspired! Thank you for joining in on all the fun, and of course for all of the comments.
Challenge number fourteen is all about the yummy technique of  Colored Crackle!  I know I say it a lot, but this is a favorite of mine!!! I guess I love them all! I hope you can play along on this challenge so you can win some amazing fabulous prizes donated by the ever generous Tim and Mario, and this challenge's sponsor, The Funkie Junkie Boutique!!! Thank you sponsors for your generosity! You will have two weeks to complete this challenge and link it up to the CC3Challenge site, and you can carefully read all the rules here. Please take the time to visit every member of the Curiosity Crew (See below.) for not only some gorgeous layered inspiration, but for a chance to win some extra goodies!
Last year, I picked up a holiday magazine that had several Halloween projects in it, and I loved one in particular, which was altering pumps to create witches shoes. I dog eared the page, and put the magazine somewhere. SOMEWHERE is no where to be found now. Soooo, I played around with the way I thought these should go using a lot of goods from the Ranger arsenal, and I loved the result. While trying to decide on my decor for the shoes, I thought I'd google 'witches shoes' and came up with a ton of results on pinterest. I mean a ton! So much for trying to be original, but I hope you like my take! These could be used for candy, plants, cookies, and whatever else you'd like to put on a tray for Halloween. I think any holiday or special event would work for these too!
I used to go into an office and work, and had to dress the part. Now, I work at home, so it's flip flops and yoga pants for me,  so I'll just alter what I don't use anymore! BAHAHAHAHAHA! These shoes were perfect to alter. Lots of foil,Grunge paper dies, masking tape, and phone book paper went onto these. It was soooooooooooo much fun! Making pinatas would be a great job for me! AND...before you ask...they took me almost a week and a half to make, but oh so worth it!
Painting, glittering, and decorating them were so much fun! I loved using Tim's Colored Crackle technique on them as well...it was icing on this cake...not to mention lots of Distress Glitter!!!
Phone book paper is the greatest substrate...who knew?!! It took Distress Paint and Archival Ink so well! Lots of Stamper's Anonymous images were used in the making of the tray!
The Sizzix Cobwebs die really helped set the spooky tone on the tray.
 
 
They made my coffee table come to life, and notice there is no candy in them....nom nom nom!
Isn't this challenge perfect for your Halloween Art? I hope you join in on all the fun! Enjoy this week's candy!!!

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I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


70 comments:

  1. Oh, wow, I have no words to express how great these are!!

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  2. This is out of the park! Yip, I have been using old phone books for things for years! Brilliant, free resource! You have seriously set a high benchmark with this project...now to get my thinking cap on!

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  3. Wow Anita! Your witches shoes are awesome! Love the beautiful colours and the crackle and the glitter look amazing! Sue C x

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  4. I always referred to myself as the "wicked witch of the north" when calling to leave a message for my step kids and you have just created the perfect shoes for me! What size are they Anita as they would be so perfect and save me making my own.....LOL! They are fabulous and I'm going to cast a spell on you so that you post them to Scotland when Halloween is over HA HA HA HA HA HA!


    Sally

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  5. Oh wow- perfekt witches-shoes vor a scary Halloween-Party :-) Fantastic work!!!! I love them :-) Hugs, Dagmar

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  6. Wow Anita your shoes are faaaabulous! They look wonderful on the tray too. Love the colours and all that crackle fit for a cackly witch. Fantastic work! Karen.x

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  7. Your shooze are too cute! You'd be the Belle of the Ball for sure if you wore them to a party!

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  8. OH MY GOODNESS, YOWZER, Miss Anita these were a labor of love, this is out of this world, the tray alone is FABULOUSSSS, but those shoes are *** THE BOMB *** Thanks for sharing you rocked my world...

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  9. I know you had a blast making these because they just scream FUN Anita. I'm pinning so I can do this next year. Love 'em!!! xx

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  10. GASP! My heart!! Good grief chica.....this is Halloween bliss at its creative best. Altered pumps to make witch shoes.....brilliant idea my pretty. Talk about a glitter bomb though...wow! You know I love all the stages of what you've done here...I even like them in the original paper state. You have just blown my mind and given me the coolest idea. Thanks so much for your genius brain and love of all things, colorful, sticky and shiny!! :)
    LOOOOOOVE it!

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  11. Oh my spiders and stars! I am so making my own pair of witches shoes! What an outrageously fun idea!

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  12. Oh My Stars! I may faint. Seriously, these shoes take my breath away. I will dream of dancing in a bonfire's light, wearing these shoes. Thanks for the step-by-step info.

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  13. HOLY CRAP...These are so awesome. I love all that glitter and the ticket on the inside. Freaking fabulous. Great inspiration for the Crackle challenge. I have a little spot where my magazines sit. Hope you find it.

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  14. Anita...just love your shoes. What a fun project and great use of the crackle technique and distress glitter. So verrrry Halloween! Happy Haunting

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  15. Oh MY HEART these are fabulous! I love all the gorgeous details!

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  16. Incredible, Amazing, Fabulous, the list goes on and on!!!! I have to try this project. Thanks so much Anita!!

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  17. I have to be 100% honest with you Anita, I am just a tad disappointed! Yes, disappointed! Not in your make-over - that is utterly genius and so fabulous I am nearly stuck for words, BUT just because you will not be wearing them!! LOL! This transformation is amazing, you really rocked this one! Anne xx

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  18. These are FABULOUS! I love the colors and the concept. You are so amazing.

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  19. Anita, what a fantastic job you did on "Your" version of the witches shoes. They turned out
    amazing!!!! Pretty incredible. Thank you!

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  20. HOLY MOLY! WOWzA! I am totally enamored with your witch shoes!!! I need a pair, wink. These are fabulous! Seriously...you ROCKED this challenge...Thud...I think I just fell out of my chair.

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  21. Wow, such a fab and out of the box creation, LOVE it! Very clever!!

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  22. Wow, love the concept, hope you are going to wear them on the 31st?

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  23. Anita...these witches shoes are awesome! I love their whimsical appearance. Your crackle really looks good! The colors, all of the straps and stripes....well, the transformation from mundane pumps to these jewels is amazing! <3 Candy

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  24. All God's children gots shoes! Wow! I love these...so fun, filled with whimsy and imagination and just off the hook fabulous. The costume designers for the musical "Wicked" really need to check these out. Nothing short of magical...you even put tags inside the soles....shut the front door!

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  25. With shoes like this ... who would ever want to be a good witch!?!? OH ... MY ... GOODNESS ... these are fantabulous!!!! The colored crackle technique is so awesome paired with the Distress Glitter and sleek black. Really the perfect revenge on work shoes. Love how you worked your magic on these my friend. And the coordinating tray is divine. Your witch shoes outshine all others!!!

    Thanks for your lovely comments on my last post. You always have been such an encouragement to me. Have a very blessed week -- Mary Elizabeth

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  26. Wow...what a stunning shoes....such a great make Anita...big compliments!
    greetings, Alie :-)

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  27. Wow love this idea Anita, brilliant. Fantastic colours and I love the curl on the toes. Brilliant piece, I love your idea. Tracy x

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  28. FABULOUS, Anita!! OMG how fun are these shoes now!!?! :) Even without any candy in them, they are delicious!!! :) You've completely outdone yourself-AGAIN!! Totally awesome CC3 creation, Anita!! XOXO-Shari T.

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  29. Wow! This is the most colorful pair of shoes I've ever seen! Love all the bright colors and snazzy stripes. The tickets inside + fragment tags are my favorite touches. Rock on!

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  30. Anita, so creative, I always love your ideas. This one is wonderful, the colors, the collage, the shoes...

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  31. DANG woman!! Those shoes are crazy creative! Look what you've done. Love all the details, for some reason I really love those tickets on the inside. Such a cute detail. That is awesome!!

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  32. Man Alive, Anita! You really have wowed me with these witch shoes! I LOVE them! The colored crackle came out fantastic and the detail on the shoes is amazing!!!!!!

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  33. Hello Anita,
    The shoes are amazing, great designing.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  34. Wow! What an amazing make-over! I think I can see shoe design in your future! Love the turned up toes, the label in the sole, the fragment tag, the buckle, the detail after detail! All such a treat for the eyes!

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  35. How FABULOUS and FUN Anita!!! Bless your genius crafty mind! I'm in love with your shoes girl! I can easily see some crazy witch tripping the light fantastic with these. Fantastic make. Nicola x

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  36. What a great take on witch shoes! Love the combination of colors, glitter and crackle.

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  37. How fun are these, Anita?!! I love these whimsical beauties so much, I'd be tempted to wear them on Halloween day. Thanks for all the delicious close-up photos. It's clear how much love and work went into creating them. Awesome!!

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  38. OMG, OMG,OMG ... I've always wanted to do that ... been toying with the idea for some time now ! These are "spooktacularly fabtabulos " !!! Great colors and the techniques just fabulous ... bought a smile to my face !

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  39. Wow Anita what an amazing transformation - the technique shows up wonderfully - BRILLIANT

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  40. Absolutely gorgeous! Brilliant! Magical! Good fathers, child - your shoes look like they come from The Land of Oz! Surely a wizard mad them!
    Sandy xx

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  41. Oh my goodness you never cease to amaze me Anita, can I spend a day in your head cause I'd get some awesome ideas!! haha! These are fantastic shoes!

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  42. Amazing project !! I love the shoes .. the cob webs it is all really amazing !!

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  43. How cool - that's a fantastic idea and two great shoes.

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  44. Great shoes! I'm sure some lucky witch will have the perfect dress to match! I loved the creative design of each one.

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  45. I love your witches shoes. You're so clever. What fantastic altered art. I love all those close up details. Halloween might bring you a visiting witch looking for fabulous, gorgeous, cool new shoes, or it may just be me dressed up, lol. Happy Halloween. Alexandra x

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  46. Your witch shoes are just amazing Anita! love the bright colors and curly toes!

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  47. Freakin' Fantastic!! I'd wear them if I were you...if even just for a grand entrance to a party!!!!

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  48. What a wonderful project! Such fun!
    Happy Halloween!

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  49. These are amazing, Anita! I sure do love them! Wow! So much details and I can only image how pretty they are in real life! Hugs, Sandra

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  50. oh my word - these are amazing - stunning work - love them to pieces! Hugs rachel x

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  51. Wowza!!! These are the bomb!! My jaw is on the floor seeing these, now I have to go find some old shoes! Love the curl on the toes! So cool!!!

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  52. My goodness such cool curly toed shoes! Fabulous project!!

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  53. Good grief Anita - stunning creation. Me too, used to dress for work - now it's comfy clothes all round. Really - this is amazing. Nikki xx

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  54. How very bewitching and sparkly.

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  55. WOW, WOW, WOW...My Goodness What FABULOUS altered shoes...the detail & design is outstanding....Love the colours & fantastic tutorial...Love them...Brilliant work...Hugs May x x

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  56. OMG! I want to wear these....please! They are just Stunning Darling.

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  57. OOOOhh wow! Brilliant shoes! I agree I wanna wear them too, so awesome! Great colors and amazing texture. Great fun!~kim

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  58. Wow! Is this the coolest creation ever! If only they were wearable! So interesting and witchy! Just gorgeous! Love the fragment dangles and the ticket inside! So clever! Amazing project!

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  59. I know I told you on FB how much I loved these shoes and thought I had here. Anita, these totally transformed shoes are absolutely a wicked feast for the eyes! I totally love these to pieces, GF!

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  60. These are so cool!! I really love the ticket "label" you put in the footbed. LOL!

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  61. Only one word: WOW! I'm in love with your shoes! Amazing, wonderful, stunning! Barbarayaya

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  62. What a clever and beautiful idea - would be a great centerpiece for a party!

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  63. Wow, best looking witch shoes I have ever seen. Great crackled effect!!

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  64. This is so cool Anita! Glad you found a good use for those shoes!

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  65. OMG, Anita...you are AMAZING!!! What a fabulous make I love those altered shoes!

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  66. Such a fun an festive pair of shoes! Every attention to detail is there down to the 31 tickets inside the shoes to look like labels. Great job!

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  67. These are COMPLETELY amazing!! The work that went into them is like WOW!!!!

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  68. Wow really stunning and amazing halloween shoes:) Wonderful idea!

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