Thursday, October 26, 2017

New Holiday Collection Stamps - October

Hello again this week. I'm back to show you my new Holiday Collection Stamp Sets, and a closer look at the October set. My stamps are produced by WeCraft, and I can't say enough wonderful things about this company...they believe in me, and that means the world.   Every month, I hope to show you that month's set as well as samples. They are available on WeCraft and The Crafty Scrapper here in Texas will be carrying them too, and they retail for $14.99. The whole sheet is 4x8 inches, and acrylic. These are great for card makers, planner enthusiasts, mini art journalers, and scrapbookers, as the images are small.  There is a colored acetate overlay that they cling to, which gives you an idea of what they will look like with color...I love that aspect. 
Again, a huge thank you for all the comments on Facebook. I so appreciate the support, and can't believe it has actually happened. It's been a long time in the working, and I'm so super excited, especially by all the kind words about them.
All Six Sets
October - 9 Images

The samples are very basic...paper from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Kraft Stash Halloween, Jet Black Archival, various Distress Ink, and ribbon from my stash. I wanted to keep it simple, plus while traveling I didn't have much to work with. I hope this gives you an idea about them. Again, huge thanks everyone...phew!!!

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Enchanted Spells Halloween Manor

Hello All! I'm back with another Halloween project, made with a plethora of Ranger and Tim Holtz goodies. I apologize for the photos...I'm on the road and dealing with a house flooding, and brought this to work on between moving furniture and drying things out, and like a dummy I forgot my computer, so no photo editing. Anyway, I hope you enjoy, as I had SO MUCH FUN making this! Beware of tons of photos, and Welcome to Enchanted Spells Manor!!!
To make the manor, I began with Woodgrain Cardstock, and rubbed Antique Linen Distress Ink over the whole thing to bring out the woodgrain.
I cut the Woodgrain Cardstock into 3/8 inch strips, and inked the edges with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. I covered a sheet of Heavystock Distress Mixed Media Cardstock with a double sided adhesive, and then stuck the strips on, so it will look like siding for the manor.
I used the black Deco Sheets for the roof...always my go to for roofs.
I die cut the rest of the manor pieces using these dies, and inked the edges of everything with Jet Black Archival, and then I assembled with Multi Matte...another go to. I hate using a glue gun for some reason. I added acetate for windows, and dows for the pillars. I also added a Witch in the upper most window...spooky!
I made the sign with popsicle sticks and remnant rubs onto more Woodgrain.
I painted the stacked pumpkins with Distress Paint, and painted and glittered the foliage. I had a skeleton charm in my stash and painted him too.
I purchased a lighted apothecary cloche at a craft store...don't remember which...and starting getting crazy. I spray painted the inside lightly with black spray paint, and then adhered in Twisted Edge die pieces. I needed a top handle to make things easier, but the Vignette Finial had a flat bottom and the dome was rounded, so I drilled a few holes into the bottom, and used an angled sanding bit on my dremel to make a perfect fit. I have to say I am so proud of!
Here is the finished dome...I LOVE how it came out. Then I started adding everything to create the scene, a cork base, shredded newsprint, bones, an owl, and more rubs. The lights are wired, so I just bunched them around the manor, and they stay put.
I want to THANK all of you who commented on my new stamp line! I was blown away, and the support and encouragement means the world to me. I am feverishly working on samples for them, so stay tuned for that! Until next time...


I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!