Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Witches Wreath

Today I have for you just a simple Halloween Witches Wreath.  I bought all of the supplies last year after Halloween knowing that I wanted to make this wreath.  

I'm not sure if you can see it here in the picture, but there is Martha Stewart glitter all over the hat.

Here is just a shot of my front door.

I used these items to create my Halloween Witches Wreath:
  • Wreath from Walmart
  • Broom from Michael's
  • Paper Mache hat (cut in half) also from Michael's
  • orange ribbon - that I've had forever
  • black craft paint
  • Martha Stewart glitter
  • black tulle
  • wooden dowel - just to extend the length of the broom
  • black spray paint
  • giant black and orange spider from Walmart
I am entering this Halloween Witches Wreath in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Halloween Witches Wreath.


Friday, October 19, 2012

Zombie Baby

This is my first Vitual Zombie Walk so please forgive me if I screw something up.

For as long as I can remember I have always been facinated with Zombies.  The 1st Zombie movie I remember watching was the original "Night of the Living Dead."  I was hooked at that point.  Over the years I was always amazed at the technology advances in the motion picture industry that have given us the zombies of today. If I had to choose a favorite zombie movie I would have to say the re-make of "Dawn of the Dead."  I thought the changes they made in the new film were very smart choices.  I absolutely love "The Walking Dead" series and look forward to every Sunday evening. 

Halloween is my favorite holiday.  We are usually the only house that decorates.  We like to make most of our decorations...you can see some of them HERE

So now on to my Zombie Baby. She was brought to "life" because me and my family will be walking in the Phoenix Zombie Walk 2012, plus I found these great little brains at the Dollar Store that I knew right away would be the perfect size for a baby brain. 

Here I give you the stages of transformation:

After paint and enamel accents in her eyes.

Here I have opened her head up and inserted the brain.

I used my glue gun to ensure the brain wouldn't move and then applied the "blood."

I love this one where you can see the blood has run into her eye.

And here she is...Zombie Baby!!!

The transformation:
  • I spray painted her head and hands with gray spray paint
  • After some drying time I applied white and black craft paint with just a simple sponge
  • I then painted her lips and fingernails with black craft paint
  • I also applied Enamel Accents to her eyes
  • I then began opening up her head
  • stuffed the brain inside along with some bubble wrap so that it would keep its shape
  • hot glued the brain to the inside of the head
  • touched up paint and then applied the "blood"
I am so happy you have come this far and taken this journey with me.  I hope you enjoyed my Zombie Baby and please continue on with the Zombie Walk.
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Monday, October 15, 2012

Wicked Best Witches Cauldron Treat Holder

 Tonight I bring to you a cute little treat holder that I created for my daughter's 5th grade Halloween party...28 of these cute little cauldron treat holders to be exact!  I created the base (orange part) in the Design Studio by welding them together and just cut out the coordinating pieces.

Here I applied Glossy Accents to the bubbling liquid (green part), to give it some shine.  I stamped on the front with the "Wicked Best Witches" stamp from Bug Bites Stamps  - All Year Round stamp set. 

I used a brown Sharpie marker to color the stick of the blow pop to give it the look of a big wooden spoon.  I then punched a hole through the bubbling liquid to push the end of the stick through.

I used these items to create this Halloween Treat Holder:
  • Design Studio
  • Mini Monsters Cricut cartridge - cauldron
  • Glossy Accents - on the bubbling liquid
  •  Bug Bites Stamp - "Wicked Best Witches"
  •  brown Sharpie marker - on stick of blow pop
  •  Blow Pop
  •  Glue Spots - to hold blow pop in place
I am entering this Halloween Treat Holder in the following challenges:
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my Wicked Best Witches Cauldron Treat Holder.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Jersey Devil

When I saw the challenge over at Haunted Design House - HDH #153 - Creepy Cryptids I knew right away what I wanted to do...The Jersey Devil!  Being a former Jersey Girl myself I know all too well about the Jersey Devil.

Legend has it that in 1735, a Pines resident known as Mother Leeds found herself pregnant for the thirteenth time. (Leeds is the name of one of New Jersey’s earliest settlers, and many descendants of the Leeds family can still be found throughout NJ to this day.) Mother Leeds was not living a wealthy lifestyle by any means. Her husband was a drunkard who made few efforts to provide for his wife and twelve children. Reaching the point of absolute exasperation upon learning of her thirteenth child, she raised her hands to the heavens and proclaimed “Let this one be a devil!”
Mother Leeds went into labor a few months later, on a tumultuously stormy night, no longer mindful of the curse she had utter previously regarding her unborn child. Her children and husband huddled together in one room of their Leeds Point home while local midwives gathered to deliver the baby in another. By all accounts the birth went routinely, and the thirteenth Leeds child was a seemingly normal baby boy.

Within minutes however, Mother Leeds’s unholy wish of months before began to come to fruition. The baby started to change, and metamorphosed right before her very eyes. Within moments it transformed from a beautiful newborn baby into a hideous creature unlike anything the world had ever seen. The wailing infant began growing at an incredible rate. It sprouted horns from the top of its head and talon-like claws tore through the tips of its fingers. Leathery bat-like wings unfurled from its back, and hair and feathers sprouted all over the child’s body. Its eyes began glowing bright red as they grew larger in the monster’s gnarled and snarling face. The creature savagely attacked its own mother, killing her, then turned its attention to the rest of the horrified onlookers who witnessed its tempestuous transformation. It flew at them, clawing and biting, voicing unearthly shrieks the entire time. It tore the midwives limb from limb, maiming some and killing others.

You can read more about The Jersey Devil HERE

Here is a closer look at the title and the devil's wings, to show off the texture:

I used the following items to create this layout:
  • Design Studio - I welded the wings, the horse body, horns, tail, and claws to the wings
  • Wrap It Up Cricut cartridge - wings
  • Old West Cricut cartridge - horse
  • Animal Kingdom Cricut cartridge - horns and claws on the wings
  • Accent Essentials Cricut cartridge - tail
  • DCWV The Immortal Love Stack - background paper
  • Fiskers Texture plate (leather) - on the wings
  • Black Sharpie Marker - wings, mane, claws, claws on the wongs, tail, hooves and horns
  • black ink - title
  • Glossy Accents - title, claws, claws on the wings, and hooves
  • foam squares - behind the title
  • Pop-up glue spots - behind the devil

I am entering this layout about The Jersey Devil in the following challenges:
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my Jersey Devil layout.