Just before I get started a little sneaky look at what I have made this month........
So here we are again for another challenge at The Mirror Crack'd and this month it's Tic Tac Toe with a particular interest in Wall Hangings but there's lots of choice this month so hope you will pop over and take a look.
If that's not enough excitement we also have on offer a great prize from Woodware.
With a prize of £12.00 to spend at your favourite Woodware Stockist, either in store or on line.
Woodware are a Yorkshire based family owned business, as well as distributing Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous Stamps we have a wonderful range of stamps designed for us by Francoise Read and Jane Gill. We also scour the world for new and innovative products for the crafty card maker, and have a great range of punches and tools of the trade, to find stockists in your area or to see the range visit the website www.woodware.co.uk.
And here is the wall-hanging I have made.
I chose Halloween from the Tic Tac Toe + Black and It Flies and this is what I made using Graphic 45 Rare Oddities papers and a pumpkin pattern I found on the Internet, there are plenty of free papers and patterns available.
I started by printing three of these in different sizes so that I could use them for layering the sections.
Then used the pattern to draw round and cut out the sections.
Next started to attach the first layers to the background and lay this onto another piece of black card.
When drawing round the outer shape I allowed an extra 5mm then cut this out which gives a nice edge to the pumpkin and also more strength to the finished piece.
Then cut out more sections which were shaped with a ball tool and mounted with 3D stickers.
I used a blending tool and black ink to edge the patterned paper sections before mounting them.
This is a relatively easy project and from here on it was just a matter of choosing the papers for the various sections, shaping them and mounting.
- I used various dies to create cobwebs, a spider and the cat.
- I glazed some sections to help them stand out better.
- Used some black webbing around the edge and under some of the sections as this looked a little like cobwebs.
- The hanger is made from Speaker Cable (available at DIY shops), copper wire and black elastic cord strung together and hung from metal hangers.
- The MDF bats are from one of my favourite stores and the Rare Oddities papers are available there too. That Craft Place.
And that's about it really.
I hope you will be able to pop over to
The Mirror Crack'd and join in the challenge this month as this is a great challenge with a brilliant prize.
I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:
Altered Eclectics: October Challenge Anything Goes.
Our Creative Corner: Halloween Horror.
Quick Quotes Friday Challenge 56: "Add a Pumpkin"