Trick or Treat

     Posted by Lisa on October 14, 2018

Halloween is coming and I have a spooky treat for you today, and that’s no trick!

I can’t remember the last time I created a Halloween project, but I was inspired seeing lots of others making things that I decided to dig through my stash and see what I could find!

I found some Tim Holtz dies that I had forgotten about as I was exploring my stash looking for items to use.  The graveyard edge die and spiderweb are too fun not to use….can I use them on other projects I wonder.

img_2067Covered the shadow box with black gesso to start then treated the outside edges to some web like ‘ribbon’ that makes for amazing texture.  Now that I’ve used on non-halloween projects before!

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To really bring out the texture I dry brushed some Finnabair Was in copper over top.  I have  to say these waxes are DREAMY!  Lori has a hard time keeping them in stock!

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I filled the inside with this fun little skeleton and other spooky items.  The mini lights are just fantastic!

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To top it off I added these fun mini bottles filled with some micro beads, some more bones & gravestones to finish it off!

I can’t wait to get out more of my Halloween decorations to go with this spooky little box!

Hope you find some treats of your own….and maybe a few tricks!

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Fall Colours!

     Posted by Lisa on September 30, 2018

Fall has always been my favourite season, the colours of the changing leaves the sun and crisp air is amazing!

Earlier this month my husband and I celebrated 17 years together, and managed to spend some time enjoying the changing season before the rain started here.

When Lori brought these Prima Leaves into the store I was instantly inspired..

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I actually drove out to the store to get some before they sold out!  While I was there Lori showed me some of the stores newest laser cut chipboard, how perfect are these?!

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With new leaves in my hand and a few other goodies I picked up and my recent anniversary I dug out a wedding photo and got to work!

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I had picked up this tin heart a while ago and decided it was just right for this project!

I started the canvas by adding a thick layer of crackle paste.  Once it was dry I stamped it using Archival Ink in Black, then sprayed with a couple different colours.

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I used a few different sizes of the laser cut chipboard leaves, coating them with Distress Embossing Powder in Walnut Stain & Antique Linen.

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The flowers all got colour using different sprays, they started white…love white flowers and customizing them for my project!

You can’t tell but I also gave them some shimmer using Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist in Antique Gold & Copper.

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I had to throw just a little steampunk in with all the flowers!  That windup toy key just works if you ask me!

The title ‘Our Wedding Day’ is also from the stores laser cut chipboard, the font & size was absolutely perfect!!!

Hopefully we will see a few more sunny days so we can all head out and enjoy the beautiful fall season!

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