Welcome to InKing Royalty’s October Blog Hop! You’ve landed with Kelly Kent in the South West of Australia – and I’m very honoured that Brian King asked me to join his team hop as the guest designer for October.
A little background about the InKing Royalty’s hops…
This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around SPOOKY. With Halloween just around the corner, we are excited to share our spooky, fun projects with our neighbors, coworkers and family – and we’re excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.
Halloween isn’t so big here in Australia. It’s catching on and I know our suburb will be filled with little witches, gremlins, ghosts and other spooky characters going trick & treating at the end of October, but it’s not as common to give cards or gifts with a Halloween theme. When Brian asked if I could make something ‘spooky’ I had to think out of the box. With little in the way of specific Halloween sets in my craft stash, I set to wondering what I had in a non-Halloween set that could be turned into a spooktacular creation.
A flash of inspiration saw the Snow Globe Shaker dome turn into a witches cauldron!
I used the die set to cut an upside down snow globe from a piece of Brightly Gleaming DSP. I then cut the same shape from Copper Foil and using my snips, cut around the edge to create a border. Add in a couple of 1/2″ circles for the cauldron base and the basic design was formed!
The background of the shaker was sponged on Shimmery White using glycerine mixed with reinkers for a smooth blend. The ink colours are Night of Navy, Smoky Slate & Seaside Spray.
I’ve added some bubble, bubble, toil & trouble coming out of my cauldron with Black Glittery Organdy Ribbon. The shaker pieces in the card are stars from the Stitched Stars Dies, Stars Border Punch (retired) and Metallics Sequins (retired).
The cauldron is mounted on a Basic Gray layer and then on a Smoky Slate card base embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder.
The finishing touch was a cute little Halloween sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set – I love having all those sentiments ready for practically every occasion, including Halloween!
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
Thanks again to Brian and his talented team for having me along – it’s been fun to create something for a different occasion!
If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
- Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
- Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
- Kelly Kent at My Papercraft Journey
- Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach