Saturday, September 22, 2012

September Artiste Blog Hop

Welcome to our September ARTISTE Blog Hop!  Each month we are showcasing the amazing, exclusive ARTISTE Cricut cartridge which can be only purchased through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.  CLICK HERE to get your ARTISTE Bundle today.

We don't want to scare you but Halloween is a little over a month away and we know you have to be thinking about what YOU are going to create for this spooky holiday! We decided to show you all the creative projects you can make using our exclusive Artiste Cricut cartridge. You will be hopping along our haunted trail of creativity - you never know what you will see next!

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog - Love 2 Create.
Also, to help you get ready to start making your own Halloween projects Lucy has some blog candy for you! She is giving away a Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements pack!  That's two (2) sheets of Printed Dimensional Elements that you can use to create your own Halloween project! There is a picture of the blog candy on her blog. All you have to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment on everyone's blog AND become a follower of Lucy's blog.  (If you are already a follower, just let her know in your comment.)

My project is a Halloween Botique Wall Decor.

I wanted to share an out of the box idea with this hop.  I used a dollar store Pizza Pan, black spray paint with orange glitter and some fun Close to My Heart embellishments to create a piece of home decor.
I used a plain pizza pan that I bought for $1.  Then, I used one of my FAVORITE Close to My Heart products....  The Artiste cartridge to cut out the word "BOO!" on page 77 in the Artiste Handbook.

Once I had "BOO!" cut out, I used my Tombow tape runner to temporarily adhere the letters to the pan.  I took it outside and spray painted with a texture spray paint that had orange glitter flakes in it.  I let it set for a few days to dry.
I made 3 ribbon flowers to stick to the pan using "Glubbers".  I love how you just stick your ribbon or fabric into the middle of these big glue dots.  You start from the middle and turn the glue dot while you twist the ribbon and stick it down to create the flower.
Once I had the flowers made, I used liquid glass to make sure that they did not unravel.
I used my Crop-a-dile big bite to punch holes along the top left and right of the pan to allow for ribbon to hang the pan.
This picture shows the glitter fleck in the paint, the silver glimmer from the pan and also the 3 ribbon flowers once I had them adhered.
I told you last week that you can color clear sparkles with Alcohol based markers.  Here is a shot of me coloring the sparkles orange with my COPIC marker. 
I also colored the bling buttons for the center of the flowers.
Finally, I added my orange sparkles to the pan in the letters and around my flowers.
 I hope you enjoyed my project today.  Remeber, pizza pans aren't just for baking!  They make great home decor, memo boards, chalk boards, etc.

The next stop on the haunted trail is Kindred Hearts - It Makes TOTAL Cents.
Here's the entire blog hop lineup in case you get spooked along the way:
  1. Lucy - Love 2 Create 
  2. Darla - Caution Crafting is Contagious
  3. Diana - Dianas Free Moments 
  4. Carolyn - Nuts 4 Scrappin'
  5. Julia Hammond - You Can Create 
  6. Wendy Kessler - My Scrapbooking Blog
  7. Pam Stewart - I Candy Scraps
  8. Carolyn Mendoza - Crafting With Carolyn 
  9. Jennifer Kramer - 4 Hearts Scrapbooking 
  10. Maria Woodworth - Maria's Paper Craft Place  (You are HERE)
  11. Kindred Hearts - It Makes TOTAL Cents   (NEXT Stop)
  12. Ginger Morriello - Ginger's Creative Cottage 
Thanks for stopping by for some Halloween fun --
 hope we didn't scare the creativity out of you! Muah-ha-ha!


Pamela Stewart said...

Very out of the box! I would have never thought of that! Love it and am going to have to try it!

Wendy K. said...

Neat project!

Anonymous said...

Very cute!!

Ginger Morriello said...

WOW! So many great tips out of one project! Thank you for sharing!!!! The project is wonderful!

Kigz said...

Very creative!!! My craft "need" list just got longer, though...sigh. The flowers are fantastic, and I have got to try that!

Pam said...

Very very cute!

Carolyn Mendoza-Canales said...

Awesome Idea!! I already have an idea of what I can do with a $1 store pan! Thanks for the inspiration!

Nuts 4 Scrappin' said...

Very clever and I truly appreciate the instructions to help us all learn the techniques used! And I especially love the pizza pan use, who woulda figured!

Darla Haverstock said...

hmmm.. I have a pizza pan in desperate need of replacement.. bet I could spray paint it though and use it for a decoration!

Maria said...

very cute project

Dianas free moments said...

THANK YOU!!! I love all the new ideas I just got from you! Love that I can Now color my clear Rhine stones!!!! YAY! now I can have custom color ones!!

Tanya said...

What a wonderful project.

Michelle said...

What a great idea!! I LOVE it!

Ruth G said...

Awesome! And so affodable!!! TFS!