Happy October!!! It’s my favorite month of the year, and I have a great way to kick it off. A few friends, my daughter Rhiannon and I decided to “resurrect” the #TillDeathDoUsCraft Halloween celebration that we started last year. Basically, we each have our own day of posting, with everyone participating on the 1st and the 31st. My day is Tuesday, and Rhiannon is Sunday so you’ll find our projects here on my blog, on Instagram, and on FB. I’ll have the list of all the ladies at the bottom of this post.
Rhiannon got started with her projects right away, and as an avid reader, she wanted to create a bookmark first.
She used the grim reaper from Stamp Anniething’s Kawaii Cuties, “Too Cute to Spook” stamps. She also added some stenciled details which she also outlined and a small piece of patterned paper to the top. The paper is all mounted on chipboard.
She came up with the “punny” phrase, “don’t be a grim reader,” which I thought was hilarious. She write that out with a silver marker and added some shadows to it to help the letters stand out. Then she added some fun yarn to the top.
I decided to work with a Vera Lane digi that I colored with Copics. I love the color palette I used on her. I found a Gel Press monoprint I made that worked really well with her. It’s got some fun texture, and great colors…plus a bit of shine. You can see it in the photo below.
I also pulled out an old sentiment from Inkadinkado which I heat embossed on to the print, plus a trio of spider web dies, cut out in an eggplant colored cardstock. Truthfully, I have no idea who makes these dies….they came in a mystery box from Simon Says Stamp, and they were not in a package. I checked on their site for who makes them, and I couldn’t find them. On my cream colored card base, I sprayed and splattered some Salvaged Patina and Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide Sprays.
I’m glad I steered away from “traditional” Halloween colors and went with a more earthy palette. She’s kinda cute, kinda spooky, and I think the whole card is fun. Don’t forget to go on Instagram and search the hashtag #TillDeathDoUsCraft . You’ll get to see projects from this year and last, and you are sure to be put into a Halloween mood. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a bewitching day!
Her creations can be found on my social media listed above on Tuesday. She’s only 12, so she doesn’t have her own social media accounts.