Thursday, October 27, 2011

Exciting News and a Halloween Project!!!


I have some exciting news! I am on the Creative Team for Scrappin with Sharon and Smokey! Sharon creates fantastic digital files - you can check out here store HERE!

And.... I have a project to share with you today!!!! As soon as I found out I was on Sharon's CT (squeal!!!), I got started immediately with a Halloween project! I fell in love with her Luminary Designs instantly and had to get my hands on one!!! I was not disappointed when I ran this baby through my Silhouette.  I. AM. IN. LOVE. with those little bats!!!! 

To create it, I simply ran black cardstock through my Silhouette.  Then, I used my Glue Pad and make sure the entire surface was sticky.  I brushed orange Perfect Pearls all over it.  It gives it a faux metallic look.  I wanted it to look like it had been weathered, so I used a Q-Tip with white ink and brushed it over the web side.  I did the same technique with black ink for the bats.  Below, you can see more detail with a bright light shining on it (and click the image to enlarge it for more detail, too!):

After the base was complete, I cut and attached some vellum (we call it Glama in the print world) stock to the inside of the piece.  Then I placed scor-tape around the top and bottom and doused it with a deep red glitter (glitter is like the bacon of the scrap world.  To me, everything is better with glitter!).  I glued a pom-pom to the little spider (oh, yes, he comes with this set - he's super cute!) and adhered him to the side of the web.  After I glued the edges together to made it stand up, I folded the wings of all of the bats.  Just a little touch to make it even more interesting to look at.

I am going to place this guy in my bay window in the front of my house for everyone to see it on Halloween! Honestly, even if you don't want to decorate it all fancy, just cutting it out and gluing the edges together with nothing else on it makes a really cool (and easy) Halloween decoration.  If you are a procrastinator and aren't 100% ready for Halloween yet (GUILTY) , this is a quick and easy way to get eye-catching decorations up fast!

This luminary file is called RM00109 3D Halloween Luminary Digital Cutter File and can be found HERE in Sharon's store.

Thanks for stopping by today!

I will also be posting my projects to the Creative Team blog, so please pop on over there and become a Follower and get email updates.  The other team members are incredibly talented - you won't be disappointed!!!!!

Digi Image: Scrappin with Sharon & Smokey
Cardstock: Recollections, Vellum (unknown)
Ink: Papertrey Ink, VersaMagic
Other: Perfect Pearls, Glitter (Recollections)


  1. I am blown away by this project. You completely rocked this and more! :D And congrats on making the design team. I can't wait to see what else you come up with!!!!

  2. I agree with Roxanne - love this! Congrats on the new design team. Can't wait to see what else you will be creating!

  3. I just love what you did with my luminary. I love all the techniques you used as well. Beautiful project.


  4. this looks so pretty lit up. Very nice Marie!


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