Wednesday, October 12, 2011

It's October...nearer to Halloween!

We are heading toward the middle of October and as I walked through the neighborhood, Halloween decorations are increasing by the day! Although my kids are older, they still go treat or treating...always a kid even though their teenagers! LOL!!

Today is the last day of Authentique Paper's October Sketch Challenge. They had one for a page and one for a card. I ran out of time so I was only able to get a card completed. Here's their sketch

...and here's my take on it :)

Happy Halloween by Margie Higuchi
Supplies Cardstock: Creative Memories and Core'dinations; Patterned Papers: Authentique Paper (Black Script, Lace Spiderweb/Glowing Collection); Ink: Clearsnap and Ranger; Paint Pen: EK Success; Rhinestones: Taylored Expressions; Dies: Spellbinders™ Paper Arts (E8-001 Classic Scallop; S5-030 Fancy Tags Two; S4-280 Halloween Fence Scene and Shapes); Adhersive: ScraPerfect (The Best Glue Ever); Other: Foam Tape, Googley Eye

I really enjoy Authentique's designs and how easy their die cut elements help create a finished look. Unfortunately, my LSS ran out of those die cut elements so I made due with a little handwritten "Happy Halloween" in silver paint pen.

Last month, Spellbinders Blog Team Member Linda Duke created this REAL COOL bottlecap Halloween scene that I just had to "lift." Hers is much better with great details...mine is a quickie! Thanks, Linda, for the inspiration! Not sure how long this S4-279 Graveyard Scene and Shapes die template is available (limited edition) but if you're interested, RUN and ORDER NOW!! If you're in the Chicago area, I know Craft Fancy (Arlington Hts. IL) had one left (call ahead - just in case)!! This baby is displayed at the store :)

Graveyard Scene BottleCap by Margie Higuchi
Supplies Cardstock: Core'dinations; Glitter and Paints: Ranger; BottleCap: Maya Road; Die: Spellbinders Paper Arts (S4-279 Graveyard Scene and Shapes; S4-114 Standard Circles LG); Adhesive: ScraPerfect (The Best Glue Ever); Other: Sandpaper

Can you stand for another Halloween-themed project? Yesterday was my turn at posting something FUN for TaDa Creative Studio's FaceBook page so I thought a Halloween ATC would be appropriate :) This line, Just Chillin' Collection, is actually for teens but the colors and some of the patterns kind of remind me of Halloween, no?

BOO ATC by Margie Higuchi
Supplies Cardstock: Creative Memories; Patterned Paper and Stamp: TaDa Creative Studios (Just Chillin' Collection); Inks: Ranger and VersaMark; Embossing Powder: Sparkle N' Sprinkle; Punch: Spellbinders Paper Arts Presto Punch™ Machine (Plain Jane Capital and Lower Case); Baker's Twine: Divine Twine; Adhesive: ScraPerfect (The Best Glue Ever); Other: Googley Eyes

So which one did you like?
Thanks for stopping!!


Connie Mercer said...

great sketch~love your example!!!!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love your take on the sketch! great job!!!!!

Pamela said...

Love it all!! :)

Anonymous said...

Great cards and I love your ATC, even though I don't like spiders in real life!! Becky x

Tifany said...

Love it!
Thanks for playing along in Authentique Paper's Sketch Challenge!

{Authentique Paper DT Coordinator}

Unknown said...

Awesome projects! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

yumiko said...

Margie, thank you for your comment on my blog!!! I love all your projects!!!

Tiffany said...

I love the card you made for the challenge as well as the other projects! I especially adore the bottle cap! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Good luck in the challenge!

hilde janbroers said...

great projects!!!