Thursday, September 29, 2011

Guest Designer | Dracula goes Trick-or-Treating

Hi my name is Will and I love Amanda's Digi Stamps form AJs Digi Shoppe.  The turtle stamps are my favorite because I have a turtle of my own and I think they're really cute. 
I am very excited about Halloween and I like making Halloween cards. Halloween is my favorite crafty season.  I am 11 years old and have been crafting since I was 3. 

what I used for this card
Digital Stamp: Vampire Turtle
Card Stock: Bazzill Basics
Markers:  BIC Mark-It's and Staedtler
Accessories: Ribbon, bling, foam tape and Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer, Distress Stain

Thank you for looking at my card.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tangled Turtle Door Decoration

As September winds down I try to make decorations for Halloween that I can enjoy the whole month. Amanda has created the cutest Halloween digis and the turtles are definitely my favorite. A few weeks ago I demonstrated on my live show zentangling in the Turtle Witch and decided that she would make a really cute sign for the front door. You can watch the entire leslierahye's crafty gig on zentangling to see how to start this.
I printed the Turtle Witch as a 5×7" image and used my Staedtler pens to tangle her. Then I colored her with the Sakura Hobby Craft 3D Colored Lacquers. I printed off a sign for my door--"The Witch is in...come sit a SPELL." and printed that out on cardstock. I printed out some of Amanda's digi paper to glue onto a piece of chipboard to make a sign backing. I added inks and paint, layered the image and saying with popdots and attached a ribbon to hang the sign with.
I love how she turned out! I think my visitors and my children will be amused with our Tangled Turtle Door Decor!

Thank you for looking!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Halloween Owl Close Up Card

Halloween is on the way once again so I decided to use Amanda's wonderful OWLS to make another Halloween card.
Halloween and Christmas cards are my favourite cards to make.

After printing the owls out onto card I coloured them using Promarkers and added glitter to the eyes, cloak and collar of the owls.

The BACKGROUND PAPER was cut to size edged with a black ink pad to make it darker and added it to the black 5"X5" card, finally I foam mounted the owls and sentiment.

Thank you for looking.

Vince :0)x

Card Designer - Vince Ballard.
Digi images & Background paper - Amanda Marks.
Coloured with Promarkers.
Sentiment Stamp - Stamps of life - "Owls2love".

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

More Halloween Goodness

Vampire Turtle Frame card
The Turtle stamps that were released by A.J.'s Digi Shoppe this month are so adorable that I felt compelled to make another Halloween project.  This time I made a card using the Vampire Turtle Digi Stamp.  I thought it would be fun to have a frame style card with the digi on the inside peeking out.

Card Design: Dawn Taylor
Digi Stamp Design:Amanda Marks
Colored with: Laurentien Studio Series Premium Coloured Pencils
Paper: Recollections Cardstock
Inked With: Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink Broken China
                   Autumn Leaves Stampology Onxy
Rubber Stamped Sentiment: Craftsmart
Adhered with: Beacon 3-in-1 Glue
                       Dollarama Foam Tape

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Whoo Said Boo?

Today I decided to make Mrs Frankie's wife .I used my cricut to cut out the card base. Next I colored my digi .I then I adhered everything together and added a bow and a cute pumpkin and bat embellishments. Last I stamped my sentiment and ta duh done .This was a simple and fun card to created I hope you all love it. Products used was my copics and pens to color my cute digi, Amanda's digi,glossy accents, k company paper,ribbon from Michael's, embellishments from Michael's.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Trick or Treat Ghosty

It is no secret that I ADORE Halloween and Amanda has created these AMAZING spiderweb papers and these adorable Turtle Halloween digis! This ghosty turtle is probably my favorite!
To create the background, I pieced my papers in Microsoft Publisher. I began with all three solid colors with light spiderwebs on them--orange green and purple. I created the orange base by re-sizing the orange paper to 5×5in. 
Next I made each of the purple and orange 4-3/4" square and then cropped them in half. I layered them on the orange so that they fit evenly and the purple and green stacked. 
Next I cropped down a piece of the striped paper to just have the few stripes between the green to make a "strip" of striped paper to layer on top of the background. 
Once I was happy with this, I still had room to work on my Publisher page. I sized my ghosty digi and made two of him--just in case--and made a small sentiment that matched the color of the papers that I was using. 
As I LOVE the look of white prismacolor on kraft, I chose to print my page out on Kraft cardstock and trim out my background page and sentiment. I colored my ghosty with the white prisma color and the metallic Sakura colors and clear for his eyes. I attached a beautiful swiss dot organza bow with ribbon from Crafty Ribbons and layered everything with foam tape and mounted it on a black piece of cardstock to make an easy card. 
Thank you for looking! I hope you enjoyed my card!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Halloween Turtle Door Handle Hanger.

I hope you like my Halloween door hanger as much as I enjoyed making it.
One side welcomes you in for a "bite", while the reverse lets people know you've gone out haunting.
The sentiments were typed digitally on top of Amanda's "Spider Web Pack Papers" which you can find HERE.
Her great Turtle Digi Stamps make this a really cute and quirky project.
You'll find these two turtles and more HERE.

Thank you for looking. :0)x

Card Designer - Vincent Ballard.
Turtle Digi Stamps - Amanda Marks.
Digi's coloured with Promarkers.
Background paper by "We are memory keepers".

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Bewitching Bag

There might even be healthy goodies in there...

I used A.J.'s Digi Shoppe's NEW Halloween Paper Pack and the Witch Turtle Digi Stamp to create this goodie bag for Halloween.  Now to make a few more, for the other kids...

Digital stamp/paper design: Amanda Marks
Project Design: Dawn Taylor
Paper: Recollections cardstock
           Aspen brown paper lunchbag
Inks: Autumn Leaves Stampology
        Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Stamps: Viva Las Vegastamps Small Spider Stamp
             Craftsmart Cobweb border stamp, Sentiment
Colored with: Prismacolor pencils
                      Inkadinkadoo soft tones blending chalks
Adhesives: Multicrafts Canada scrapbook glue
                  Beacon 3-in-1 advanced craft glue
 Misc.: orange acrylic yarn from my stash

Check out more of my creations at my blog Morninglass' Table.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Trick Or Treat

So today I decided to use Frankie the owl digi. I colored him like Frankie would be colored and added glossy accents to his feet and beek and also his bolts on his neck. I put a cute spider on his head to . Next I decided he was going to be a shaker card so  I designed the card on my cricut . I put seed beads inside  to create the sound of the shake lol and decorated the outside. I love how this turned out and I hope you do too. Products used glossy accents ,k company paper , clear acetate, embellishments from Michael's, and of course Amanda's awesome Frankie the owl that is too cute.