I can't believe it's Day 3 of the WMS August Release Previews already!! Today I'm excited to share Halloween themed projects. Claire, in my opinion, has the most creative and gorgeous Halloween images out there, and they're always fun to work with. Today we're featuring 3 sets: Great Big Owl, Boo and Friends and Peek-a-Boo Sentiments
Okay, I have to tell you, the moment I layed eyes on this Great Big Owl, I fell in love. And Claire has included two different versions of this guy. I wanted to color mine with Copics so I chose the outlined one, but the other would be great for making gift bags or boxes because it has an open window instead of that middle panel. But isn't he stunning?!?!?! I went out of the "Halloween Box" a bit and colored him blue and gray. I think it makes him dark and mysterious. I colored his eyes with a flourescent yellow to really make them pop!
Now, I wanted the owl to be the centerpiece of my card, so I included one of the sentiments on the inside!! I have an admission to make too....can you see the smudge in the middle of the sentiment? It's more prominent in-real-life. Normally, being the perfectionist that I am, I would have started all over. But, I thought the smear was kind of creepy and fitting, so left it. To make the inside panel, I diecut the shape using Labels 28 (Spellbinders), and copy paper. I laid the opening over my panel and sponged Pumice Stone (Ranger Distress Ink) along the inside. I then stamped the sentiment over it. The circle images are all included in the set too, and I added those by laying the diecut piece over my sponged area and stamped them and colored them with coordinating Copics. The border was created using the splatter stamp from the Splat That set.
Copics: B04, B02, B00, T5, T3, T0, FYG1
Now for a little whimsical turn.
Isn't this little ghost witch just adorable? She's included in the Boo and Friends set. I stamped her with Versamark onto Vellum, and embossed her with Black Sparkle embossing powder (Ranger). I then colored the back with Copics, and mounted her directly onto the decorative paper, because I thought it was super fun to be able to see the Halloween print through her. The tag was made using the largest tag die from the Waltzingmouse die set Stitched Tags, and the sentiment along the bottom is from one of the new sets (which I feature in the next project), Peek-a-Boo Sentiments.
Here's a close-up peek so you can see through the little ghost witch. Isn't she just super fun!!!
Copics: FV2, Y08, E99, 100
Now, there's a short story about how the inside sentiment came about. I just fell in love with the little sentiment conversation bubbles and wanted to use one, but I already had a fairly busy "front". My daughter said, "Why not add it to the inside? Ghosts are invisible after all." Perfect. In our little imaginative heads, this little ghost witch disappears while eating candy. I know...corny right? But I still like it. ;)
Now for my easy-peasy little Halloween treat bags, using the Peek-a-Boo Sentiments....
I just added the "Boo" sentiment to the first tag, along with a spider sticker.
I LOVE the sentiment "jeepers creepers", and thought it fit beautifully with this spider dp!!
And for the last one, I just added the sentiment "Spooky", along with a boo sticker.
See the inside? It fit 3 little sample size Ghiradelli chocolates inside. Now that's a special treat!
So, did ya stick with me through this whole post? It was a long one!! Sorry, I had a lot to share!!
Now, if you haven't seen what the rest of the team has to share, you better head on over and check their blogs out for some "thrilling" inspiration!!
Thanks for stopping by!! Be sure to stop by again tomorrow for the WMS Hop. The team has pulled out all the stops!!
Great Big Owl Card
Paper: Frightful (MME), White and Black (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black Soot and Pumice Stone (Ranger Distress), Teal Zeal (Memento)
Accessories: Copics, Labels and Decorative Labels 28 dies (Spellbinders), Sewing Machine, Dimensional Tape
Ghost Witch Card
Stamps: Boo and Friends and Peek-a-Boo Sentiments (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper: Masquerade Party (Teresa Collins), Black and White (PTI), Vellum
Ink: Versamark and Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories: Copics, Stitched Tags dies (Waltzingmouse), Brad (Teresa Collins), Seam Binding, Twine, Sequins (Teresa Collins)
Halloween Treat Bags
Stamps: Peek-a-Boo Sentiments (Waltzingmouse)
Paper: Spooky (Carta Bella), White and Black (PTI)
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine), Black Soot (Ranger Distress Ink)
Accessories: Stitched Tags dies (Waltzingmouse), Favor-it Box 1 die (PTI), Mini-Clothes Pins (Funky Junky), Twine