Sunday, September 28, 2014

Two Halloween Cards

Hi everyone, Dianna here with two Halloween Cards.

 Gina's Designs and Kitty's Scrap Post was used on both cards.

On the first card, I fussy cut this adorable little witch on the large pumpkin from Kitty's Scrap Post, O' Halloween and placed her on top of two graduating squares of orange paper that has been distressed with brown ink and spritzed with Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist - Gold.  I cheated and bought the plain white card stock with envelopes at Hobby Lobby.  The white card  is then covered with orange polka dot paper.  The spider web paper was fall off from another project and the two ribbons are from Kitty' Scrap Post, O' Halloween.  I found some orange buttons and tied black and white bakers twine into bows and placed them on the spiderweb paper that had been spritzed heavily with Tattered Angels Gold.  The two bats are from Gina's Designs Spooky Shape Set and are "painted" with black glittery nail polish (this really really works great with the chipboard).

The second card I covered with a scrap of orange and distressed with black ink.  The post card of the little girl is from Kitty's Scrap Post, O' Halloween placed on scrap polka dot and dark orange paper which was distressed with black ink.  The post card was a little off size so I staggered the layers.  That was spritzed with Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist - Gold.  The burlap was a scrap from another project and distressed in black ink.  What looks like four pieces of paper is actually just one piece of paper that was cut out from DCWV- Bewitched Stack. The Boo, Bat and Scary Cat are from Gina's Designs Spooky Shape Set and "painted" with black glittery nail polish. The eyes (which did not photograph very well have gold paper behind the eyes to create a kind of spooky glow).

Items Used
Gina's Designs
Spooky Shape Set
Kitty's Scrap Post
O' Halloween

DCWV - Bewitched Stack
Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist - Gold
Hobby Lobby - Paper Studio Card Stock with Envelopes
Tim Holtz - Distressed Ink
Black Soot
Vintage Photo

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Steampunk Scarecrow Girl by Dianna

Hi everyone, Dianna here with a my take on Gina's Designs Chipboard Scrarecrow.

I decided to really change it up and make it a girl.

I trimmed the waist and curved the chest of the main form and the jacket.

I stayed traditional with the face and pants by using burlap paper. Burlap is so much easier to use as a paper and still allows for the nice fraying on the edges. The hair was made up of burlap ribbon and some springy ribbon from Paper Studio. The eyes are two gears from Gina's Designs with brads as centers of the eyes and nose. I distressed the edges of the face with Tim Holtz, Distressed Ink. The main body was covered with a metallic gold paper and inked with bronze chalk ink.

The ruffle was made by punching with a ruffle 1-1/2 inch on metallic bronze paper. The circles were squirted with water folded in half and folded fan like then dried. Once dried, the half circles were inked and glued on the main body of the scarecrow. Found some really cool paper at Hobby Lobby and used that for the jacket and skirt. The jacket was inked with bronze, silver and gold chalk ink and then glued to the main body. The gears, crow and keys from Gina's Designs were painted with white gesso, then painted with bronze and gold paint and finished with inking with brown. Copic markers N8, N6, N4 and W4 were used on the crow to get the feather effect. I liked how the bronze showed through the grays that I did not add gears to the crow. Scrap braiding was used for the edges of the jacket and the keys were used to close it.

The skirt was punched with a scalloped punch, squirted with water and fan folded while damp. After drying, the skirt was glued on to the inked pants. Gears were glued on the pants as patches and the ruffles at the ends of the pants and jacket were left over scalloped circle punches from the ruffle shirt.

The body was then glued to a Gina's Designs large tag that had been covered with burlap paper and inked with bronze, brown and gold chalk ink. The large black gear is from Gina's Designs and the burlap flower was made fom a Tim Holtz Sizzix die. Each section of the flower was inked with Tim Holtz Distressed Paint in bronze, silver and gold. The face of the scarecrow was glued last and everything was spritzed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist-Gold.  Ribbons from The Paper Studio were used as tassels.

Items Used

Gina's Designs
Scarecrow Wall Decor
Gears Shape Set
Keys and Plates Shape Set
Chipboard Decorative Tags X Large
Fall Shape Set

Hobby Lobby
Burlap Paper - Paper Studio
Ribbon - Paper Studio
Bronze Paper
Gold Paper
Decorative Papers

Dew Drop
Brilliance Ink
Cosmic Copper
Starlite Silver
Galaxy Gold
Pearlescence Rust

Tim Holtz
Distressed Inks and Paints
Vintage Photo
Black Soot
Antiqued Bronze
Tarnished Brass
Brushed Pewter

Tattered Angels
Glimmer Mist - Gold