Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Creative Crew October Challenge - DSP Focus

Another month has rolled by already and it's time for the October challenges from the Creative Crew over at Splitcoaststampers. I must admit that I was so excited when we were given this month's brief that I started on my first project on the second of September!!! LOL! It has been terrible having to wait this long to share it with you!

CCREW1013DF - DSP/Colour focus: Celebrate Halloween by making a project using Witches' Brew dsp from p21 of the Holiday catalogue, or use the colour combo Basic Black, Basic Grey, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Starfruit and Very Vanilla.

I may have gotten a little carried away with this challenge! I love the playful aspects of Halloween and had so many ideas teeming in my brain that limiting myself to just one project was simply impossible!

I began with a candy box made from the fancy favour die and filled it with a bag of snakes - I even stamped on the cellophane bag!


Then I was really looking for an excuse to use this wonderful stamp from Halloween Bash, so I made a card to go with the box:

And then I made this BOO plaque using wooden letters covered in dsp. I found a cheap wooden plaque at the Reject Shop and painted over the picture, then went to town stamping and sponging to give it the look I was after. If you click on the photos to enlarge them you'll get a better view of the background stamping. I had so much fun making this it was scary!

Materials used:
  • stamps - Halloween Bash (MDS), Wicked Cool, Out on a Limb, Spooky Bingo Bits, Toil & Trouble
  • card - pumpkin pie, Witches' Brew dsp, very vanilla, basic black
  • other - fancy favour box die, decorative label punch, large oval punch, scallop oval punch, summer starfruit ribbon, dimensionals, sticky strip, sponge dauber, rhinestones, heat tool, dazzling diamonds
  • non SU - wooden letters, Tim Holtz medium rosette die, hot glue gun, Cuttlebug spider/bat die and matching embossing folder, black rhinestones, Versamark marker, wooden plaque, black paint

I'll be back tomorrow with the Creative Focus challenge. Meanwhile, why not pop over to the challenge gallery and take a look?

Thanks for calling in.



DD21 said...

Love love love all the halloween goodies! I can tell you had a great time by how playful they are :-)

DD21 said...

Love love love all your halloween stuff! I can tell you had fun because of how playful they are :-)

Brenda in IN said...

All three are great. My favorite is the plaque. It is so cute.

Lynda said...

Love the BOO plaque Kez. I guess Halloween is gaining some momentum out here but I just love the colours involved. Brill job on all your projects. ooxx

Margaret said...

FABULOUS projects!! The design is so fun on all three, and I really, really love the recycled sign!!