little creature lurking in the shadows...
....sniffling & sneaking up on her prey...
...and she couldn't resist devouring it! ;o)
Here's what Miss Mouse has been eating
in her spare time:
(I guess there's only room for one spooky kitty around here!)
It's a Halloween decoration
("No Duh!" hey?)
It's the size of a standard A2 card: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" +the border.
There are holes pierced right through it...
...so that the light
sparkles through like stars...
...when you hang it on a lamp:
(I used chain to hang it, so there's no fire hazard
& just stuck the chain over the finial at the top of the lamp shade)
Wish you could see the sparkly star action in person;
it looks much better in real life.
It started out as these pieces:
I made this thinger for the Simon Says Stamps
resist challenge at Lily Pad Cards here
and tried to come up with a new resist technique
for the background...
So next post here will be a tutorial on how to go from
this piece of patterned paper:
to this texture:
The cat is an image from Claire Keay's Halloween extras.
I pasted a circle behind it in photoshop & coloured it as a moon
with distress inks (Mustard Seed & Pumice Stone)
then painted over that with shimmer paint.
But the cat got covered in shimmer, which looked awfully schloppy
at first, then turned out to be a happy accident when I scratched off the
paint and made fur texture on him (using a paper piercer):
It left some shimmer so it looks like he's kind of sparking in the moonlight.
(It's goofy, but I'm obsessed with texture).
The fence was cut free-hand from a digi patterned paper that
I made using Hero Arts Woodgrain digital stamp printed in beige
on Kraft cardstock:
The fence posts have wavy cuts in them to make them look more spooky:
To give them more grainy texture, I score lines in them using a paper piercer
(following the lines of the printed woodgrain).
The Mini Banner:
The teeny "BOO" banner was made by:
2) Printing it out on watercolour paper.
3) drawing triangles around them in pencil, cutting them out & erasing the pencil.
4) Piercing around the edges & stitching with yellow thread (by hand).
5) Adhering the banner triangles to the fence.
6) Piercing & stitching around them to add the blue bow & banner thread.
The spider web border at the bottom was made using an EK Success
Thanks Megan. I love it!
I especially like that the web is wide enough that you could add doodling,
or little spiders in the center like these gem guys:
They are made of thread & black gems, like this...
2) Piercing two holes in the spider web center
3) Putting the needle through the front so it leaves the thread ends on the front
4) Holding the ends in place & bringing the needle back out front again
5) Adhering the thread at the back & trimming it at the front
6) It should look like 8 legs when you stick gems on
7) Adhere one black gem for the spider body & a smaller one for the head