Monday, September 20, 2010

Crafty Secrets DT challenge Sept - Halloween

Good morning! It's time again for another fantastic Crafty Secrets monthly challenge. For September our challenge was to create something for Halloween using some of the newer products from Crafty Secrets.I created a wall hanging using the Costume Cuties stamp set and Halloween Greetings Creative Scraps from Crafty Secrets.I started with a raw piece of wood. I found these at Joann Fabric for under a $1 and my husband drilled a couple of holes so I could create a wall hanging. I misted the piece of wood with several colors of Glimmer Mist--Twilight, Artic Blue, Haunted Shadow, Raven, Black Gold from Tattered Angels. I let the Glimmer Mist sit on the wood for a couple of minutes and then I took a paper towel and blotted off the excess. I used a heat tool to heat set and speed up the drying time. Next I used acrylic paint and a sponge brush to add black paint to the stamps and then I stamped directly on to the wood. If you use paints with your stamps be sure to wash them off right away so the paint doesn't dry in all the little spaces. I have found using a tooth brush is great for cleaning and getting into all of the tiny spaces on stamp images.Let the paint dry--this should only take a few minutes.Next I added a little color to the dancing couple using Smooch by Clearsnap.I created a perfectly matching ruffle using crepe paper and glimmer mist. I used the same colors as mentioned above to color the white crepe paper. Then I used Crafty Power Tape from SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™ to adhere the crepe paper.Here is the front of the wall hanging once I had the ruffle done. To add the sentiment I used a stamp from the Costume Cuties stamp set with gold ink and gold embossing powder. Then I used S4-301 Labels Sixteen die #3 die template to create the label diecut and added Glimmer Mist and Smooch.I used black 3D Foam Squares from SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™ to add a little dimension to the wall hanging. The wood block "Beware" is from the Halloween Greetings Creative Scraps from Crafty Secrets. I used S4-277 Nested Bats 3 smallest bats to create the bat diecuts.To create the moon I used a stamp from the Costume Cuties stamp set and the S4-116 Standard Circles Small die #3. Then I added Candlelight Glimmer Mist and Stickles.Here's a few close-up pictures.

Crafty Secrets: Costume Cuties stamp set, Halloween Greetings Creative Scraps
Paper: WorldWin Deep Yellow; Crepe Paper White
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black; Clearsnap Color Box Gold Pigment Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders™: Grand Calibur™, S4-116 Standard Circles Small die #3, S4-301 Labels Sixteen die #3, S4-277 Nested Bats 3 smallest bats; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Twilight, Artic Blue, Haunted Shadow, Raven, Black Gold, Candlelight; Ranger Stickles Orange Peel, Black; Clearsnap Smooch Sugarberry, Green Apple, Pumpkin; My Mind's Eye Lush Green Rhinestones; Sakura Black Glaze Pen; SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™ Crafty Power Tape, Black 3D Foam Squares; Folk Art Pure Black Acrylic Paint; Gold Embossing Powder, Sponge Brush, Purple Ribbon, Wire, Heat Tool

Please be sure to visit the Crafty Secrets Blog and all of the Crafty Secrets DT Members. I can't wait to see what they have all been busy creating!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a Wonderful Day!!

Hugs & Smiles,


  1. Heidi, I love what you did with the crepe paper! The whole project is wonderful! Great job, my friend!

  2. I love this project. Now I have some idea of what to do with the smooch paint. It looks like a fun project.

  3. This turned out beautifully! Love the use of the Smooch! Will definitely have to keep that in mind when coloring on dark paper!

  4. I love the couple dancing under that moon! The embossing is beautiful and the crepe paper ruffle frames everything so well. A feast for the eyes!

  5. Wow Heidi this is such a cute Halloween Wall hanger. Great way to color in the images with the Smootch.

  6. I love the effect of the acrylic paint with the stamp and that crepe paper ruffle really looks cool! Awesome wall decoration for Halloween. ~Diane

  7. Great project Heidi!
    Your Glimmer colors are perfect!

  8. Beautiful Heidi!!! love the Smooch, Glimmer Mist, ruffle... I just love it all. Hope all is well with you my friend ;) Linda Duke

  9. Oh my goodness, where to start? First of all, this project is absolutely stunning! Secondly, I've learned so much from this one little post of yours.... like that you can glimmer mist directly onto wood; that you can "smooch" over the top of that; and that there is such a thing as black dimensional adhesive. Wowza, thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Thanks for the great idea's, I am now going to go & try some of my own, yours look GREAT !!

  11. I just found your blog and I am lovin' it! You are an outstanding crafter and hope to grow and learn from your posts. Take care and many blessings!


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