Ever get the feeling like the week has evaporated.
Seriously, it's Friday and I have accomplished
what seems like NOTHING all week!!
I've, at long last, completed a project
that I can't wait to share with you.
It's for this fortnights, yes, fortnights
House Mouse challenge,
they are celebrating their 1 year milestone
with A Year In Review,
so we are to go and find a past challenge that
we'd like to revisit and DO IT!!
Can you guess which one I've opted for?
Well, if you hadn't figggured, it's #8, Halloween!!
Why do their little bags look empty?
I want to stuff little tootsie rolls in there,
look how cute and eager they look!!
If I saw these dolls at my door,
I'd pour the whole candy bowl in their little bags!!
Awww, clearly I need to House Mouse more often.
And to pay homage to my mommy-on-the-go lifestyle,
I have incorporated the help of several other challenges
to arrive at one completed project.
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog
have provided a wonderful sketch
for their 17th challenge.
(Scroll down to see the sketch)
At CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS,
their 28th challenge is to use an autumnal theme.
At Cupcake Craft Challenges
their 58th challenge is distressing.
And over at Simon Says Challenge
they want to see some stitching.
Or, errrrm, Simon Says STITCH!!
I've used an image called Just Clowning Around,
coloured with distress inks,
Martha Stewart and Recollections DP,
jute, hemp and buttons from stash,
I used my hunkajunk Smart Stitch without the string
for the faux stitching and
I've gone over the designs in pen,
the ribbon that looks like those itchy
car seat covers people brought back
from Tijuana in the 70's
is by Making Memories Autumn Splendor collection.
For the distressing, I've sanded, torn,
and also used my fingernail alongside the paper
to ruffle it up a bit and I've gone over it
with Vintage Photo distress ink.
And here's a look at that fab sketch,
which, of course, I flipped.
I was going for a vintage colour scheme,
and wanted to find something basic but stunning
to let the image shine.
Welp, thanks for stopping by.
Hope you have a fabulous weekend.