Hello Everyone! :)
It's Laura here today with a new challenge for you, and that is to create something "Halloweenish" from supplies that were not originally intended to be so. This all started when I was looking at my Public Library label stickers and saw the big orange one and thought to myself if I added a face I could probably make it a cute jack-o-lantern. So that's what I did, and it is the focal point of my card.
I used a sharpie marker to draw on the eyes and nose, and then I cut the smile out of black cardstock and glued it on. I could have just used a marker but I didn't want to ruin the sticker if I made a mistake. Then I just added a brown stem, and curled some white floral wire and colored it green.
The rest of the card uses Daily Flash letter stickers in Halloween colors, and I pulled out the actual Halloween line, Witch Hazel, and used it to create a little scene around my label sticker pumpkin.
For a little bit of added fun I pulled out some black glitter glue and coated the pumpkin's face, and the bat stickers.
I also have the amazingly talented Roree playing along with me, and she made an amazing jack-o-lantern card from the 9 to 5 line. I think it's just adorable and I know you will too!
Here's what she had to say:
I loved Laura's idea for using non-Halloween theme products for a Halloween theme project. I definitely tend to buy more product that I can use for multiple occasions than not. I went searching through my OA products and thought that the 9 to 5 collection would work well for just such a challenge. I created my pumpkin using Boardroom, Girl Friday, Meeting Minutes, and Steno Pad patterned papers. Instead of going with a classic black for the Jack-o-Lantern look, I opted to use the Boardroom wood-grain pattern. I then added some orange stitching on the Meeting Minutes layer to give it some texture and finished it by adding a Flower Sack die cut sentiment and a couple of buttons from the collection. I did fudge a little by adding a sentiment sticker from the Witch Hazel collection. But all-in-all, I think I came pretty close to meeting Laura's challenge.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you are inspired to turn some of your other supplies into Halloween fun! Please share your projects on our Flickr group, and use the hashtag #octoberafternoon on other social media platforms so we can see all your awesome designs!
Have a great day!