Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Halloween Boo Hop - Cause we can do it too!

Morning/Afternoon/Evening all - well this has been a long time coming and its finally here - Now as you know there are a number of us around blogland that LOVE Simply B Stamps - but here in the UK Halloween is not something many people get into - so we have decided to do a special hop for the one and only Betty to show her that over here we are trying!!! 

So welcome to the hop! 

So glad your here!! Now if you have come from 
Kelly your on the right tracks - if not you need to pop back to Corinne's blog and start from the beginning!!

This is my first time of participating in a Blog Hop and have to say when I was asked if I would like to join in I couldn't resist and partly because I Love Love Love Betty's Digi Stamps but also because it gave me the opportunity to purchase some more of her gorgeous Digies :)

So here are my creations for the Hop:
First up is my attempt at a plate using Witchy Boo and the Bats from Vertiy Vamp which I coloured with Promarkers -

The hat and Clothes: Orchid, Amethyst, Purple and Lime Green.
Tights, Belt and Bow: Lime Green and Canary.
Hair: Pumpking, Bright Orange and Gold.
Skin: Dusky Pink, Blush and Ivory.

The Cats and Bats: Black, cool Grey 5, Cool Grey 4, then the ears Carmine and Baby Pink (I think).

I cut the image and stuck to the plate with Pritt Stick and then Mod Podged over Twice. Trudie over on the Simply B Stamps Fan Group did a fantastic tutorial which I just had to have a go at so here is my plate in all its glory.

I didn't think it turned out to well but my hubby said the brush strokes of Mod Podge gave more effect of Witchy Boo flying :)

Next up is My Trick or Treat Wall Hanging which I have to admit was a pretty simple put together. I found the already Orange Glittered sign at the Pound Shop.

and then gathered together all the Halloween Coloured Ribbons I had in my stash and tied them in various places. I also found some Glittery Bats amd stars stickers in the Pound shop so used them to fill some more of the gaps.

The hardest part of all this was the colouring as each stamp takes me on average about couple of hours but due to a Torn Cartilage in my Wrist which happens to be my writing hand they took a bit longer.

I decided to colour in: Witchy Wednesday:

Betty Batty:

Punkin Carving Alix:

and Mummy London:

Last of all I added a creepy cool Black Spider also from Pound Land:
Well that's it from me, Thank you for stopping by, feel free to post a comment I love reading them :) and hope you have a Spooktacular Halloween. Now your next Hop is over to the lovely Anda.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Couple of Layouts and Journal Pages

 Evening folks, well the last of my three boys is in school full time, So I have the house to myself every day so  I'm attempting to set some time each day for crafting.

First up is a layout of my Niece at Weymouth Beach, I have had this layout on the to finish pile for ages but I just didn't have the right font lettering for the title I had in mind until now.

Thankfully I came a cross these Silver Glitter letters being sold on a craft for sale site on Facebook :)
 I thought the title was very fitting " Bathing Beauty"
 I used Pink Card Stock for the Base and then some stickers and papers from Echo Park's Splash Collection along with some papers from my scraps box.

 Next up is a layout put together using Creative Scrappers 201 Sketch
 I put this layout together using papers from my Scrap Paper Box
 I quite like how the Layout turned out, even though it wasn't what I had in mind when I set out. I did a bit of inking, scrunching and distressing and a rare thing from me was I used a photo of me and based my journalling on me.

 Journalling reads: " 30 yrs today, love to be unique, Love Dragons, Vampires and Crafting. Don't try to be something I'm not. I'm happy being Simply Me!" really wasn't sure what to write.
Journal pages Next. First one I'm not sure it's complete to be honest. If I had a stamped image of Stampotique's Smushasha I'd use that and do some journalling but need to do some saving.

 I used Dylusions Ink Sprays Sky Blue and Lime for ghosting and spraying through Crafter's Workshop Circle Explosion, Paint Lids and Black and White, Royal Blue Acrylic Paint and Black Spur Plasterboard Tape.
 Bit different for me but love the song Waiting For Forever by Delta Goodrem and the truth behind the lyrics so decided to use the chorus for my Journal page.
 The Ink for the background was mop up left over from other projects I have attempted. I tried using  Crafters Workshop Chicken Wire 6x6 template to create a ghosting effect and it worked in some areas.
The journalling I hand drew with pencil and then went over with a Black Promarker and then with my White Paint Pen I added shadow to make it stand out more think it turned out ok.  I used a border from The Further Round The Edge Stamp set by Dyan Reavely and found the skeleton and wings separate through Pinterest and stuck them down in place and again made them stand out by outlining with Black Promarker and White Paint Pen. 

The Journalling reads "Why Don't You Stop? Waiting For Forever Forever Might Never Come". And the other side I have written another verse of the song "'cause the now  the now is the only time that matters". 

Thanks for looking and as always love reading your comments. So sorry again that I seem to be taking to long between Blog Posts x