Sunday, 29 September 2013

Carnival Games

Hi again,

I've decided that I am a terrible picture taker. Trust me when I say, I have deleted more pictures than kept. They look good on my screen, but when I go to post them, I find that they're blurry or grainy.  It's very frustrating. Anyway...

I wanted to share the next part of the Halloween Carnival I've been working on, so without further delay, here are the carnival games.

Stump An Owl. I used a cobblestone stencil from Prima. The pumpkins are Stampotique. The images are, of couse, from the collage sheet bought from Alpha Stamps.

                                                                                                               Scary Meter. How scary am I? Depends if I've had my my coffee quota yet. (Really)

                                                              Next up we have Bag the Rats & Skull Toss

The trees are die cut (Tim Holtz) from chipboard glued together for height crackled and stained.

Skull beads from Michael's, pumpkin stamps from Stampotique.

So far so good? Next post will be the project that inspired it all, causing this HUGE snowball effect. I'm really happy with the way everything  is coming together. See you soon.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Help, I've buried myself in a project and I can't get up.

Hi again,
Yes I know I have fallen off the face of the earth for a while, trust me when I say it's not from me slackin' off.  I have bolted full steam ahead into a halloween project that has taken many, many hours to  half complete (hahaha). 

When I first saw the event posted on "artfully musing blog" by Laura Carson, I got a tingly, goosebumpy feeling and I knew I had to make her Haunted Carnival.  I bought the .png files and set to work. 

Check out the link here, trust me, it's the coolest thing ever. Laura Carson, you are my new internet crush.

I will start sharing some of the projects with you. 

Here is the ticket booth and entrance sign for the carnival. 98% of the images I am using here are from the downloads I bought from Laura Carson on the Alpha Stamps website. I went crazy at Michael's craft store as well and bought a lot of chain, skeletons and beads etc. Dollar Tree was a great resource too.

Every carvinal needs a direction sign, and buy yourself a balloon while your there.

Perhaps a Pumpkin Pet? These guys make me smile.

Feeling a bit peckish? Coffin Candy, chocolate covered spiders, heebie jeebies? Artfully Musing even has a tutorial on making the umbrellas, complete with pattern!!

Thanks so much to Laura Carson for being so generous with your ideas and instructions. I am having so much fun with your images and project. Everyone, Please check out the link I included at the top. 
I will be back with more rides and attractions soon.