Friday, October 20, 2017

Amira's Halloween Play Challenge #7 - Halloween Script + PRIZE REVEAL

Welcome back to the LAST DAY of the Halloween Play Challenge!

Today I am playing with the Vintage Spirits Die by Sizzix and Tim Holtz


These dies make GREAT sentiments on cards.

Card 1- Fright

For this card, I used VersaMark and black embossing powder to add the "Happy Halloween" and the spider. Next, I used Distress Ink 'Carved Pumpkin' to ink around the edges leaving a bright white centre.


Next, I die-cut the word 'Fright' out of the glitter foam.


I then added a pumpkin in the corner and some grid stamping for texture in the background for a more "worn" look.



Card 2- Wicked

This second card, uses a cute girl dressed as a witch (stamp set from my stash).
She is coloured in using Prima Watercolors.
I also used a Wrought Iron die-cut (from my stash) which I coloured using green/gold/brown to achieve a rust effect.


I felt like she needed something in the bottom left corner so I added a pumpkin.


I love this card!
She is not wicked at all....sort of cute wicked- like she had too much chocolate!

Card 3- Boo

This card is another one of my favourites- a clean and bright card where I stamped characters and elements straight onto the card front (instead of glueing them on as I usually do for fear of stuffing up!).

It looks like the cat did a spell on the pumpkins and they erupted with a funnel that came up to say "Boo".
I later added some stars and magic whirl to emphasis this.


So here are my 3 cards together!


This die set has SO many possibilities!!!

Here are some fun ideas I considered.













So there you have it!
7 days- 7 cards!
Here they all are




 I am SO PROUD of this collection!

So lets talk prizes.

As Vera announced, there will be 3 prizes for participants in this Halloween Challenge.

You already know that the scarecrow die is Prize #1 to be won.


The winner of Prize #2 will receive all 7 cards pictured (below) from me.



And prize #3 is this Trick or Treat decorative brads set by My Mind's Eye





Check out the process video HERE

Get Halloween crafting and enter the challenge for a chance to win one of these cool prizes.

You must be a member of our FB Group to enter.
Entries must be posted by the 20th October

Thank you so much for joining me in this challenge.

Happy Halloween Crafting.


xxAmira

Amira's Halloween Play Challenge #6 - Trick or Treat

Welcome back to Day #6 of the #HalloweenPlayChallenge.

Today I am playing with the Trick or Treat Die!!
That silhouette of the children!
Lets have some fun!

I decided I wanted to try experimenting with a green and black background today so I pulled out my Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint, Iced Spruce and Black Soot Distress Oxides (LOVE THESE GUYS!).

I discovered a cool "streaking effect" which I achieved by running the blending tool from the outside of the card front towards the inside with the Black Soot and it gave an eery kind of look to the background which I love!


For the 3-in-1 sentimental die, I chose to colour each word differently and I love the look of it. I finished it off by inking the edges and running my dry blending tool over the whole thing so it didn't look too clean.

Here's the final card :)


I made another card using Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink in place of the green and I added some creepy looking eyes to the silhouettes.




Side by side they look similar yet so different.


Check out the process video HERE

Remember, if you are inspired by this video, go ahead and take a picture of your project and upload it to Halloween Challenge Album in the FB Group.

Try making a Halloween background using orange/black or green/black.
Share your projects with us and have fun :)

Happy Halloween Crafting.
xxAmira

Amira's Halloween Play Challenge #5 - Scarecrow

Welcome back to Day #5 of the #HalloweenPlayChallenge.

Today I am playing with Mr Scarecrow!!!



I am also playing with Raffia which I hope to turn into a straw element to stuff Mr Scarecrow with!


Just look how AMAZING Mr Scarecrow looks!!!



I then added some birds so that it looked like they were spooked out of the fields and have taken flight behind the scarecrow.


I went ahead and added more "straw" at the base of the scarecrow and behind the green grass for an added feature on the card.



Next, I added a sentiment from the Tim Holtz Halloween Clippings Stickers that seems quite apt for Mr Scarecrow.


And here is the final card


I enjoyed this die so much I made another card.
This one has a much more "messy mixed media"look to it


The background looks ominous like something creepy this way comes!


Needless to say, Mr Scarecrow here is UPSET!




And here is the card


Side by side



Process video for these cards can be seen HERE

Remember, if you are inspired by this video, go ahead and take a picture of your project and upload it to Halloween Challenge Album in the FB Group.

There are 3 prizes up for grabs and the more times you enter a different project into the album, the more chances you have to win one of the amazing prizes.
Read more about the challenge HERE 

Have you ever tried using yellow/grey/black as a background for a project before?
Give it a try and see if you like it.

Happy Halloween Crafting.
xxAmira

Halloween Play Challenge #4- Feather and Ravens

Welcome back to Day #4 of the #HalloweenPlayChallenge.

Today I am playing with this magnificent Feather & Ravens die!!!


We have crows here in Australia which made me wonder what the difference between a raven and crow is.

I did go off and have a look. If you are interested, see HERE

Back to my card :)

I assembled my die-cut elements on a water color card front and it sparked such a wonderful scene in my mind that I knew straight away the scene I wanted to create.


I used my Distress Oxides to create a beautiful night sky of greys and blues (Faded Jeans and Iced Sprice).
Once again the crescent moon and the bats feature here.


I love the start black of the die-cut raven against the blue-grey of the sky.


Love the splashes of grey on the background making it look like more bats in the distance.


And I love the romantic sentiment here "Seek the silence of the night bu moonlight"- 
Just perfect for this scene.



I enjoyed this die-set so much I made another card while I was at it this time reversing the colors in the background.


Love the bird in flight over the full moon...


... and the chalky outline which mimics the effect of the mon glow on the feather and on the raven.


And here are my 2 cards side by side.



The process video for this can be found HERE

Remember, if you are inspired by this video, go ahead and take a picture of your project and upload it to Halloween Challenge Album in the FB Group.

There are 3 prizes up for grabs and the more times you enter a different project into the album, the more chances you have to win one of the amazing prizes.
Read more about the challenge HERE (original blog post)

Have you ever tried to make a romantic night sky scene using blues and greys before?

Happy Halloween Crafting.
xxAmira