Sunday, September 18, 2016

SPOOKTACULAR Fun


Hello  Everyone!
Thank  you for visiting INSPIRE.
 
I have to say I was quite excited to learn that this month’s theme for The Robin's Nest Design Team was "Oh So Scary".
 
From the very first time I laid my eyes upon the "Spiderweb Glitter Cardstock", I knew I had to create something "SPOOKTACULAR".
 
 
 
For this project I used the following supplies:
The Robin's Nest
Spiderweb Glitter Cardstock
http://www.shop.robinsnest-scrap.net/searchquick-submit.sc?keywords=Spiderweb
Dew Drops
http://www.shop.robinsnest-scrap.net/Silver-Bells-Dew-Drops-dd14.htm
Diamond Dew Drops
http://www.shop.robinsnest-scrap.net/Ace-of-Diamonds-Dew-Drops-dd170.htm
Tear Drops
http://www.shop.robinsnest-scrap.net/Forbidden-Love-Tear-Drops-td105.htm
Friendly Ghost Little Friend
http://www.shop.robinsnest-scrap.net/Friendly-Ghost-Little-Friend-LF-ghogz.htm
 
Additional Supplies Used
Cardboard
Solid Color Cardstock
Handmade Paper Flowers
Mini Silk Flowers
Paperclay
Cheese Cloth
Distress Ink
Beacon 3n1 Glue
Glitter
Duct Tape
Box Feet
 
I began my project building a 5x4 ½ inch block from sturdy cardboard, to showcase the full spiderweb design of the cardstock, assembling each piece together with heavy duty duct tape.
 
In staying with the spooky theme, I used my die-cut machine to cut red & black cardstocks to cut a grand style window, spiders, bats, black cat, and even a "drippy" blood design to overlap the top of the box.
 
I further added definition to the "dripping" with Distress Ink and clear embossing powder, heat set. For the remaining elements, I used DecoArt Media Matte Medium, on the top portions of the bats, cat & spiders, to set a sprinkle of black glitter.
 
 
 
I wanted to add more definition to the spiderwebs, so I added Dew Drops to the web design. I also used Tear Drops in red to add interest to the candles of the candelabra, and Diamond Dew Drops in black and white, to the window design.
 
 
Both the skull and brain decorative elements, I formed using paperclay. The haunting image in the frame I found on Pinterest.
 

 
For the final touches, I used cheesecloth, handmade paper & mini silk flowers, and what good is a haunted house without a ghost? I used The Robin's Nest Friendly Ghost Little Friend, as if he were floating just outside the window.
 
 
I had so much fun creating this project, and it is the very first time I incorporated such a variety of TRN's Dew Drops shapes and colors.
 
I hope you enjoy this project and tutorial, and please be sure to view the many SPECTACULAR projects over at The Chattering Robin's blog, by the talented Robin’s Nest Design Team.
 
 
 
For unique paper, cardstock and embellishments and more, be sure to visit The Robin’s Nest online
 
Thank you for visiting, and I hope you find yourself inspired to create something SPOOKTACULAR too!
Crafty Blessings!