Scrapendipity : scrap·en·dip·i·ty

The gift of making fortunate discoveries by accident, a talent for making discoveries while searching for other things.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Under Construction

As many of you know, Halloween is my biggest, busiest time of year. I haunt my whole house and right now my scraproom is "under construction" well ok, in truth it's posing as a graveyard, so all my tools are covered....  to make a long story longer.... I have a simple post. ( But kinda fun...) 
Tim has some new Halloween dies out...... and I love this bell jar!!!  
 I cut out the base out  twice, used embossing powder on it and glued it at the ends. Then I cut out the Bell part, one in plastic and one white. Then I sprayed fireworks and color wash on the white, stamped the Stampendous image and glued the edges together and then glued it to the base
 can you see how it is rounded?
 then I placed a piece of foam and stuck a spider brad into it to hold it open, in hindsight I would have colored the foam black first? but it stands and looking in you can't see the foam. Kinda fun.....
 next I took a plain old foam pumpkin, and poked and broke a few holes out so it looked like mice had been nibbling on it, I used black stickles to make free form flourishes all over the pumpkin and added a few mice.
 it's a good conversation piece
 I will add some bling to it later..... once I can uncover everything in my "graveyard"
Happy Halloween everyone.... "say cheese" :-) hop over to Scrapbooker's Paradise to get the shopping list, and have a Scrappy Spooky day :-)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Graveyard in a bottle

More Halloween Goodness :-)

I found a clock in a bell jar at Value Village awhile back, and waited for an idea to hit me in the head.... well it happened. Tim Holtz brought out little white Woodland trees.... and low and behold an idea was born!! I love that Tim left them white.... this way they could be sprayed for Christmas.... or Halloween, guess which way I went?? First I sprayed the tree with a mix of purple glimmer mist and Pegleg Pete by Lindy's stamp gang. Then I took Fusible webbing by Lindy and wrapped the tree... I heated that with my heat tool and while it was still hot I sprinkled midnight obsidian embossing powder all over it and heated it again. The tree was untouched but by the heat, but now it had a lovely webbing all over it and a gorgeous purple glow!!
Sorry I have no pictures up to this point.... I really had no idea where I was going yet, and failed to photograph anything. 

 Next I found a nice piece of paper I wanted on the base, I crumpled it up, and sprayed it with water to soften it, also when I heat dry it it will hold the shape better than just straight crumpling it.
 This is my bell jar with all the clock parts removed... you can see there is a base still that I was unable to get out, but no fear..... you will never know!
 it was much too shiny for Halloween, so I got out my trusty alcohol inks in slate and copper and applied them to the base
 here is my mix of color
 then I added some acrylic paint for the patina effect.
 once I was done, I sprayed the crumpled paper and the base with goosebumps... mainly because it said GOOSEBUMPS lol but it did give me a nice finish :-)
 hard to see here but a stuck a spider inside and out, so either way you looked in you would see a spider, not a white backing, put some string thru 2 Halloween words back to back , and hung them inside the jar. I also cut out 2 bats and did the same thing back to back and glued it to the jar with glossy accents.
 here is my finished base, now glue it down with mixed media glue, or fabri tac.

 I couldn't find any small pumpkins so I cut a few orange rough circles, different sizes, drew some lines on them and put a pop dot in the middle of 2 pieces. Then I cut a piece of brown paper and glued it at the top
 I held it together with a clamp so it would stay closed on the top , and open on the bottom, to give more of a rounded effect.
 I added a few spiders and orange bling to the tree, I also draped the chain from Tim Holtz's ball chain. I glued it with mixed media glue.
 The paper line and stickers I used was from Echo Park's Chillingsworth Manor and Carta Bella's All Hallow's Eve
 the crosses are from the disney sticker sheet from Frankenweenie.

Close the lid, and voila, graveyard in a bottle

Hope you are having a Spooktacular day :-) Happy scrappin

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Feature Item Honey Comb Paper

The feature item at Scrapbooker's Paradise from Oct 16th - Oct 31st  is  Art gone Wild Honey Comb Paper reg price 6.99 special 5.50 online coupon code FIHC. I have seen this in the store for awhile now, but I was kinda stumped when it came down to making something with it.... so I looked thru my Timmy dies... and found one that intrigued me..... a Globe! I had the cream colored honey comb, so I thot I could make this work!

 first thing I did was size up my globe and then cut out a half circle in the shape to fit my die. Then I sprayed random color of green and blue glimmer mist.
 I cut the frame out and glued the globe down to the base. I added some stickles and now it was ready to add to my page.
 It's pretty thick, so this may have to be a framer :-)
 My friend was in town for Global Fest this year, and we luckily got tickets last minute. We got to go to the Mexican fireworks and the finale. It was a great night, great memory, and now a geat globe! lol
 I freehanded some fireworks with different color stickles, and then added stickles to my letters too.
and then I added my little ( big ) globe to the bottom. :-) This stuff is pretty fun, I have lots left over, a little goes a long way, I'll have to see what else I can make :-) Leave a comment and win your own Honey Comb Paper so you can play too! :-) Hop over to my partner Selena's blog and see what she made and shop at Scrapbooker's Paradise Site.
Have a happy scrappy day :-) 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Nutcracker Shadow Box

Finally The Nutcraker by Graphic 45 arrived. And we got the matchbook style boxes the same day! Graphic 45 always screams 3D, so I instantly bought a box and some paper..... and into the world of magic I went! 

 The box I chose was the 12x12, but there is an 8x8 and a smaller one. I wanted lots of space to play.... Inside the box is the full sheet, glued onto the back. Then with a second sheet I fussy cut the Nutcracker, the girl, the clock, curtains.... you get it.... I cut most of the page into pieces.... then I layered in 3 different heights. I did that by using popdots, stuck in layers. For example the girl is layers high, the clock one and the nutcracker 3, so there is lots of depth in the box.
 a side view so hopefully you can get a sense of the layers.
 after everything was glued I went back in and used stickles all over! The tree got yellow over the candle flame. There are small glowing lights all the page, and I used clear diamond stickles over those spots. The Nutcracker got lots of gold.
 The windlw and the clock have glossy accents over them.
 I cut out a few pieces from the pages to place around the lid. I framed the lid, with the same frame on the full sheet inside the box,
an angle from the other side. This was fun to make! It would make a great gift, or keep for yourself as a great decoration. Hope you enjoyed my project, have a Happy scrappy day :-) Hop over to Scrapbooker's Paradise to see the supply list.