We are home from our travels - had a great time and saw some amazing things but - there is no place like home. I'm so happy to be here and working in my studio again.
The lovely Linda Ledbetter is continuing to host the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge over at her blog, you can see it here. The Curiosity Crew has made some fantastic items with the main theme being Halloween and Christmas. I know it seems early to be thinking about these holidays but they will be here before we know it. We are up to Challenge 10 and I was very excited to see that this time around the choice is the Assemblage Clock. This is my favorite of all the great products that are featured in Tim's new book. We are to use the clock for this challenge but after that, no rules. I am hoping to win one of the great prizes, one from The Funkie Junkie Boutique and another from Tim and Mario.
The challenge over at Inspiration Journal is a fall theme and nothing says Fall like Halloween. I will be adding my link there for sure.
Here is what I have to offer you! Hope you like it.
I knew I wanted a purple-ish blue but didn't have the colors I wanted so had to make it up as I went along. I tried spraying it with "Afternoon Delight Denim" for Lindy's Stamp Gang but it was too blue so I said to myself "self" why not try some Alcohol Ink? I squeezed some Eggplant Alcohol Ink directly on top of the blue and then spread it around with a foam brush. Don't ya just love when a "happy accident" occurs? It was perfect. The blue showed through the purple just enough.
I cut a circle from velum the same size as the back of the clock and then added some Mustard Seed DI on the edges.
I decided that I could make this project good for three challenges so made some leaves using the method that Tim challenged us to. You can see how he made his butterflies here.
I colored my glossy cardstock with different colors of Alcohol Inks and then used the Autumn Gatherings die to cut out my leaves. Since I hate white edges on things, I colored all the leaf edges with a Distress Marker. Rather tedious!!
I cut out my haunted house from a Cottage Cutz die and the Branch Tree from Tim and Sizzix, I made the bow from Crinkle Ribbon that I died with a combination of Wild Honey and Squeezed Lemonade DI. I cut the spider from the Candlelight Fright die and added some rhinestones. I cut some cobwebs with the stripe die from Sizzix.
After assembling all the components I felt I needed just a little something more so cut some pumpkins from Honey Pop Paper to give some dimension.
Here's hoping a "happy accident" happens to you.