Posts Tagged ‘halloween’

November!

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Halloween_2012

Here’s the manicure I rocked for Halloween and for passing out candy to the wee ones… and the not-so-wee ones. We had half the amount of goblins at our door this year and we were more than prepared. Last year I gave out 4 bags of candy. In anticipation for a rush on treats I stocked up on 4 bags plus a super bag, which is the equivalent of about 3 bags. Now there is a large basket sitting in the entryway that smells vaguely of wrappings and chocolate. I’m sure it will get eaten though.

For this manicure I used a triangle shaped makeup sponge and dabbed on Sally Hanson Insta-Dri in Lickety-Split Lime in several coats. I used Stickles glitter glue from my art stash and my fingertip to apply the Lime Green glitter. After the glitter was dry I added to thin layers of clear top coat to keep the glitter in place and protect the manicure.

Today is clean-the-studio day… eww! My brain is fogged over from the clutter so I’m off to put things in order so I can start my next project!  See you later alligator!

Itsy Bitsy

Friday, October 5th, 2012

ItsyBitsy

This was a blast! I had the best time with this ATC… going a bit overboard with detail. Detail is by far my favorite part of doing a painting/collage/assemblage. Gilding the lily as it were.

I started with a precut card made from illustration board and painted the edges flat black with acrylic paint. I then added the orange paper from a Halloween stack I’ve had for nearly three year. It had the sparkly black dots on it already… so I added a black sponged border and used glitter glaze to make it look more like the existing dots. Then I added the spider web woman and more glitter glaze. I topped it off spider confetti hanging from black web threads pulled from some black jute. I set a Rhinestone in the center and added the Itsy Bitsy text at the bottom.

I adore the composition and whimsy of this and found it fitting for the month of October!

So Day 5 is complete! Have an awesome Friday and I’ll see you tomorrow for Day 6 in the Breast Cancer Awareness series.

Spooky

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Spooky
Candy corn is right around the corner. I used LOVE that stuff as a kid. I even loved the smell of it. Now I love to have a dish of it set out amongst the Halloween decorations just so catch a whiff of it and see the pretty colors. I don’t eat it any more but I bet the spiders in this painting would love to chow down on it. This sweet little hallows eve painting was inspired by a package of Halloween napkins I bought last year. I loved the skull and spiders on it. I used confetti spiders and covered over them with a white layer of napkin and added a wash of paint over the top.. then I topped the spiders off with a golden rhinestone. She’s up on Etsy today if you just can’t resist.

I started a “project” yesterday morning and worked on it again today, right now it’s drying and will be ready to start painting on soon. I’m making something from a recycled carton and I have a vision but they don’t always turn out as planned so I’m stepping lightly as I go. I’ll share more with you when I feel more confident in how it’s turning out. I’m sure after I’ve done one I’ll know more about how to do the second one… for now I have a learning curve… or a complete curve ball! Only time will tell.

I dug through my toy box and found something really fun to share with you!

Tammy’s Toys
These are great! They have such fun projects and you don’t need to be a kid to do them… Being a kid at heart is perfect enough. Each card has a project on the front and the instructions and materials list on the back. Just think of all the fun you can have on a cold winter’s day!

Aren’t they just the cutest things EVER!?