Halloween Banner – 2012

Hello folks,

Every year, I make a holiday banner for my mantel. Last year was Christmas and I guess after a shopping trip from Michaels, it’s going to be Halloween this year.

Here are a couple of close up shots of the banner:

Check out that cool hand … it’s scaring the heck out of me and it’s cold to the touch…eeeek!

That bling spider … swoon!! oh and the owl … my FAVORITE!

My banner is actually a canvas banner mini album from Maya Road, papers and washi tape from My Mind’s Eye, stamps from Stampendous and Gourmet Rubber Stamps, Bling spider is from Martha Stewart. It was a fun shopping trip.

How are you decorating your house for Halloween or Christmas?

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Popcorn the Bear

Hi folks,

It’s time for another Friday Crafter’s Companion post. As you may have noticed, Crafter’s Companion has had weekly new stamp releases for a couple of months now. I’ve been looking forward to working with some very cute existing Crafter’s Companion stamps and this week I’m showcasing my timeless favorite – Popcorn the Bear.

I’ve colored Popcorn using Spectrum Noir Markers (GB8, EB7, TN7) – I usually play it safe by blending my furry animal and texturing it with colorless blender. Today I wanted to try just giving him “rougher” uncombed fur and just flicked the colors (without blending) in the direction of hair grown – at least what I thought the direction of hair growth on a bear should be. That unique ribbon is from May Arts and my “grass” is just trimmed using Martha Stewart fringe scissors.

This image is so versatile – you could also use it for a Mother’s Day card. That’s what I thought when I made it yesterday but I’d already send out my Mother’s Day cards so it became a Thank You Card instead.

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