Thursday, October 9, 2008

Halloween Ideas

Guest blogger Laura here. I thought I would share with you some ideas for Halloween in case you are still trying to come up with something. For the most part, I sat around with my two new sets from My Favorite Things and my pack of Sparkle paper from Memory Box to create a bunch of Halloween cards.

The first card uses a candy apple stamp from Impression Obsession and a saying from a My Favorite Things clear set. I stamped the apples with black Memento ink and colored them with Copic markers. I then added some Diamond Glaze to the top of the apples to make them look like they have a candy coating.







The second card uses some images from a My Favorite Things set. I stamped all my images with black Memento ink and colored the "ingredients" with Copic markers. Again, I added some Diamond Glaze to the cauldron and the ingredients to add interest. You can't tell from the photo, but I added some clear Spica pen to the cobwebs and some green Spica to the cauldron steam to make them shimmer.












For the trick or treaters, I once again stamped them with black Memento ink and colored them with Copic markers. I added a saying and layered them onto some of my Memory Box paper.










For the witch card, I stamped the witches onto some cream paper and then onto several pieces of my Memory Box paper. I cut out the dresses and added them to the image on the cream paper. If you have never tried the "paper piecing" technique, you should give it a try. It is an excellent way to use up your scraps!













The final sample was actually made by Marilynn. She stamped the candy corn tree by Impression Obsession onto white paper using black Memento ink and colored the image with Copic markers. Hey! Isn't that my gig?

I hope you have been inspired by this post! Angela has both My Favorite Things sets in stock as well as the candy apple and candy corn tree images by Impression Obsession.

4 comments:

Chrisi said...

ok WOW - all of 'em!

Cassi said...

Your use of Diamond Glaze has me thinking of what I'll do to Christmas Ornaments and Trees on my gift tags and cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cyndi said...

I love all of them. The paper peicing is a great idea for the witch skirts.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

You gals rock! What a lot of great eye candy and inpiration!!! TFS :)