Back with my second post and my second project this month as a guest designer over at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. The current challenge#18, is “Layer It” and you are asked to use at least three layers on your project. As usual there is some terrific inspiration from the resident DT and, if the last challenge is anything to go by, there will also be some fabulous pieces from my fellow guest designers. For my project I’ve combined two of my current favourite things – houses and Halloween and one thing’s for sure, there are plenty of layers:
The whole idea of Craft Hoarders Anonymous is to use up stash that you have been hoarding and for me this was a great opportunity to do just that. So let me take you on a tour.
I’ve used two chipboard houses and a little archway and covered them with paper and images from scraps box. I rarely throw any bit of paper away so it was just a question of finding the wodge that related to Halloween. The bat wings are a Tando shape that has been in my hoard for about two years. I painted it black and then added glitter.
That fabulous moon is a favourite of mine from The Graphics Fairy.
Once the houses and wings were all layered up I started adding the smaller details. In this corner are some tiny pumpkins (seed pods) and orange and black roses. You can just glimpse the little magic potion in a glass vial.
I found a great way to fill the vial with glitter was to add a big blob of glue gel and then shake in the glitter. It only sticks to the outside of the glue blob but gives the appearance of being solid glitter.
The wooden keyhole was from Artchix Studio who, sadly, no longer operate their fabulous shop 🙁
Thanks for buzzing by.