Thursday, October 20, 2011

InkadinkaBOO challenge

Hi there! I just wanted to share a quickie Halloween project, likely my last one of this year, I am not sure, but I'm kind of starting to feel a little "over" making Halloween stuff, LOL....

So this is for the InadinkaBOO challenge at Spotted Canary. Go to that link and you will be able to take a short online FREE class with 3 video tutorials (each video is around 7-8 minutes), and then make a Halloween project based on the class. The class covers techniques like rolled paper, sponging and blending inks, fussy cutting and heat embossing. You will be entered to win a 250$ prize package! There is one winner for every challenge and usually not that many people enter, so your chances are good!

And, even though I'm no beginner, I like the classes, I usually learn something new or a new way to do something I already knew how to do. It helps me think outside the box a little, too... You might remember that I made that 3D Christmas card for the last challenge, and I'd never made one of those before! On this project I did some paper rolling on the letter "B," that is new for me, too!:)
Ok, so I really have wanted to try mixed-media painting, I admit that's why I bought these canvas! Buuuut.... well we all have our comfort zones, I guess! the only real "painting" I did on these was to base coat the canvas by dry-brushing on silver acrylic paint! The other color comes from sponging ink on... Next time I'll try to do a wee bit more PAINTING! ;) 
As I mentioned the canvas color comes from a light coat of silver acrylic craft paint, and sponged on dye ink. The letters were sketched on the back of the paper and cut with a craft knife. I used punched squares and circles of scrap paper to help "guide" the sketching. The outside of the "O's" are corner punched with a large corner rounder. The letters were sponged with black ink all around the edges and adhered to the canvas with glue dots. 
I embellished the "B" with a sparkly chipboard rat, the rolled paper corner and two pins. The first "O" got a few dimensional stickers. The second "O" I stamped and cut out my fave Halloween Inkadinkado stamp Trickster Cat. I colored him, added some epoxy glaze on his nose and gave him a few gold teeth ;)  I stamped the sentiment below him a bit off center as not to disturb Mr. Spider who was printed in the lower R hand corner! All 3 mini canvas got ribbon wrapped around and topped with a button. And that it's for me tonight! I hope you'll pop by tomorrow or Saturday, as I'll be the "guest star" at Jingle Belles starting tomorrow! See you soon!

xoxo, Noelle
supply list: mini canvas; patterned papers: K&Company; stamps: Inkadinkado; craft knife; stickers: Jolee's Boutique; chipboard rat: Martha Stewart Crafts; silver acrylic paint; sponge brush; purple and orange dye inkpads; black and orange buttons; ribbon; corner rounder punch: EK Success; square and circle punches to help trace letters: EK Success


Annette said...

very very cute. You go girl with your creativity... I love that cat with the big cheesier..

Ro said...

Really cute project!!

Thanks for the link. I will be checking out those javascript:void(0)classes!


Sylvia said...

Super cute project! I bet your boys like these. Have a great week.