Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Daper Halloween Cat

This has to be one of my favorite projects I have made in a very long time! I have a full tutorial up on Unruly Paperarts today.



I just love that this super serious dude turned into a gangster cat from the 1940's!
This serious dude was fussy cut and then given a slight makeover. 


 I hope this kitty made you laugh as hard as I did when I finished him!

What have you been crafting?
Jess


Friday, October 23, 2015

Zombies!

I am not a horror movie fan.  I can read the scariest, creepiest, goriest books out there, but show me a movie and I am covering my eyes and ears.  I joined a Halloween ATC swap on Instagram and sat down to make a slightly creepy ATC.  Things quickly took a turn for the worst.

The sheet music background got a spritz of Tea Dye Distress Spray and then a shot of Barn Door.  The Tea Dye made it creepy.  The Barn Door turned it into gore.  Now that my ATCs looked like a crime scene I decided to run with it and grabbed my photobooth strips.
Using my distress markers I took these poor innocent souls and make them soulless zombies.
Just in case you needed to know Frayed Burlap makes excellent under eye circles.






I hope I didn't give you nightmares with this post!
I am entering these into the Something Wicked Challenge on Frilly and Funkie, the Halloween Horror Challenge on Our Creative Corner, and the Halloween Challenge on Try it on Tuesdays.
What have you been crafting?
Jess

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Retro Holiday Fun

I have the cutest kitten ornament over on Altered Pages today.  Check out the kitschy fun!
What have you been crafting?
Jess

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Thankful Place Card

With so many family gatherings right around the corner it is the perfect time to start making place cards for your holiday table.  Pop over to the Robin's Nest today to see my place card that can double as a tiny treat holder.

What have you been crafting?
Jess

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Undertaker Calling Cards

I love to create for Halloween.  When I saw the Undertaker stamp set from Stampers Anonymous and Tim Holtz I knew it was a must have.  

I made a large cabinet card using the big Undertaker stamp.  I stamped the image on watercolor paper using Black Archival ink and then used Pumice Stone and Crushed Olive to tint the skull.  The hat is colored using Dusty Concord.  
The background is a combination of Dusty Concord, Twisted Citron, and Spiced Marmalade.  I used the Gothic Stencil and Hickory Smoke Ink for detail.  The cabinet card was given a coat of Crushed Olive Distress Paint and splotches of Rusty Hinge.  Then a coat of Black Soot.  I sanded off some of the black so the green shows through.  I inked around the edges using Twisted Citron.  I slid the background sheet in the card and then mounted the head on the card using foam tape.  The hat got some Maya Road ribbon and a resin flower.  The flower has some Slate Alcohol Ink on it.  I fussy cut the Halloween stamp and used my water brush to paint on the Dusty Concord.  A vintage watch part vial has some Meadow Alcohol ink inside and remnant rubs to warn you not to drink it.

Once I did the big cabinet card I thought it would be really fun to make mini cards.  I have been calling them calling cards.  They look like something the Undertaker might hand you to let you know your time is up. I used the same basic techniques on the little guys as I did on the large card. 


This card has some German decorative scrap on the side.  I love the bloody pen nib.  The little skull and feathers on his hat make me think of a voodoo undertaker.  

This guy has a flashcard and a token.  The rose looks like it is made out of bone.  It's almost enough to make you shiver.  



This is my favorite.  The "nice knowing you" stamp is from Martha Stewart.  I love the stamped and embossed spiderweb on the card.  The whole thing is just creepy perfection.  

I hope you don't get one of these calling cards anytime soon.

What have you been crafting?
Jess

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Pumpkin Rosettes

Hey everyone,
I am on the Robin's Nest today showing you how to make this adorable pumpkin.
It is such a quick and easy project you can make a ton in an afternoon.

What have you been crafting?
Jess