Monday, October 25, 2010

H2H Challenge - The BOO Crew!!

It's that time's the H2H Challenge for this week! This week's challenge - should you choose to accept it - is to do something with a Halloween or pumpkin theme. Well, some time back I created this Halloween and this was just the perfect time to show it off again!

I love to be a girl who thinks ‘outside of the box’! My goal in creating artwork is to try and come up with a creative way to use products in a new and unique way. So I have a few tips for using Close to my Heart Products in unexpected ways. First, for this layout, I have used a page from Close to my Heart’s new Mix and Mingle Album as a unique embellishment rather than just using it in creating the standard mini album. Next, at the time I created this layout I did not have any of Close to my Heart’s new Hooligans paper pack (which is our new darling Halloween themed paper pack in the 2010 Autumn/Winter Idea Book.) However, I was not worried! There are several paper packs in our collection which are perfect for this event! Here I have used the very versatile "You Rock" Level 2 Paper Pack with its 'perfect for Halloween' colors of Sunflower, Pansy Purple and Garden Green. Which is my second tip for you – don’t ‘box’ yourself in to the implied theme in each of our paper packs! Many of our paper packs are perfect for all sorts of different events and celebrations! For incorporating the use of the Mix & Mingle album on my layout - Here I have used one of the bracket shaped acrylic pages to create a unique 'dimensional' embellishment for my layout. First, I distressed the acrylic page with black Stazon Ink - in order to really make the shape of my acrylic piece 'pop'. Then I mounted it to the layout by using brads, attached directly to the layout, as spacers and covering the pre-drilled holes with our new Licorice Opaques (new black pearls!!). By placing some of my stamped and cut-out elements on top and behind the acrylic enabled me to make my witch appear as though she was flying over the moon.

I am also pleased to announce that I am the 4 for 40 sponsor this week! So get your 'spooky' creative juices flowin' and share your artwork with us at the H2H Challenge Blog! If we get 40 players again this week - you could be the lucky winner of a fabulous pack of 4 of my cards - created especially just for you!!

All supplies used are Close to my Heart:
*NEW* My Creations Mix & Mingle Mini Album
STAMPS: Fright Night (set of 10) B1359, Beware (Set of 8) D1381
PAPER: You Rock Level 2 Paper Pack, Autumn Harvest Textured Cardstock (retired)
INKS: Sunflower Exclusive Ink, Archival Black Exclusive Ink, Black Stazon, Black Marker
DOODLES: Designer Ribbon Rounds Black Collection, Licorice Opaques, Basic Brad Assortment, Fresh Shapes Dimensional Elements, Monograms Dimensional Elements, Color Ready Alphabets - Bold
TOOLS: Corner Rounder, Cutting Knife, Piercing Tool Kit and Sanding Kit


Sheila H said...

I really like how you used a "different" paper packet for Halloween. I need help thinking outside the box so I really appreciate your creativity.

Lorrinda said...

Love this!