Saturday, September 29, 2012

ENTER ~ I dare you to!

 Today I'm showing you my Inspiration Emporium door hanger I made for the October monthly challenge, Halloween decor. I thought it would be nice to hang on the front door.
I love Halloween and all things spooky!
I've had this vintage bingo card on my table for awhile, actually I have a bunch of these I got on eBay, they are super thick.
I left the card as is and started adding the goods.
I cut the umbrella man and the mini birds and cage with the Alterations Sizzix dies.
If  you look closely in the cage there is a dead bird ;) I embossed the cage with silver embossing powder.
The skull is from Tim Holtz Apothecary stamp set. I stamped him with Archival Jet Black ink, cut him out and added ink on the edges to distress him a bit. I drew his hat on some paper from the Lost and Found paper stack, added some black cardstock and embellished it with idea-ology mini fasteners.
The "enter" word was made with idea-ology type charms. I snipped the bale off each one.
I added a flower, foliage and gear to his eyes.
I punched 2 holes at the top and attached the lace chain.
 I put a key hole and key at the bottom. I glued a piece of paper behind the keyhole.
I was lucky enough to find an old Halloween children's book at a flea market. I found the sentiment in it, I dare you to!
So, it's saying, enter, I dare you too.
It's your turn!
Make your Halloween decor piece and head over to the Inspiration Emporium blog and upload it at the first of the month. You might be the winner of a $50 shopping spree, good luck!
Have a great day, thanks for looking!
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

ABC, easy as 123, simple as.....

do, re, me
ABC, 123
Baby, you and me!
This chorus popped into my head from ABC by the Jackson 5 as soon as I learned what the Inspiration Emporium monthly challenge would be. Nope, it has nothing to do with school, my bad, just numbers and letters, LOL!
We are to do a challenge with ABC's,123's, school theme, whatever strikes your fancy.  
My mind went right to my Tim Holtz Oddities stamp set, and his Bingo stamp. I've had the wood mounted Bingo stamp for awhile and I had to pair it with the hand.
I started off my pages as usual with my Dylusions ink sprays, I added some gesso here and there and Dylusions Basic Backgrounds and Further Round the Edge stamp sets. I used my Archival inks for the stamping. 

I cut my butterflies with Alterations Mini Butterflies movers and shapers dies.
The butterflies are adorned with Kaiser pearls. The wrist is wrapped with vintage lace and I glued on a piece of a rhinestone necklace.
The 57 plaquette and numerals are Tim Holtz Idea-ology Findings. I covered the 3 with Martha Stewart white gold glitter.

I journaled the ABC chorus at the top of this page, down the side and across the bottom.
OK, your turn, upload your creation to the IE blog and see if you're the winner of a $50 shopping spree, what fun!
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