Friday, August 27, 2010

Just Us Girls Template Challenge #48 and Clear and Simple Stamps!

Boo!  It's halloween over at the Just Us Girls blog this week. This week's challenge is a template challenge and we have an exciting sponsor!  Clear and Simple Stamps!  Pick your own template or a Clear & Simple Stamps freebie from their blog sidebar.  Our generous sponsor has offered a $25 gift certificate for one of our participants (randomly selected) and the chic of the week this week will receive their own "Spooky Treats" set!
This week the design team is working with a fun Clear & Simple Stamps set called Spooky Treats and I chose the Apple Basket template from Clear and Simple Stamps for my template project.
The finished Apple Basket is large enough to nestle a large homemade Pumpkin Muffin (yum!) gift or maybe some yummy Scarecrow Crunch to treat a special person to a little taste of fall.
To get my "autumn" on, I pulled bits and pieces in orange and black and purple.  This is my standard "gathering" of creative gear when I am making something but I just thought this group looked so happy together that I should share a photo of it!
I made some custom DP by stamping the CSS sentiment "sweet" and "treats" in black along with orange pumpkins and purple stars as shown above.  Below, I thought the ghost image was a perfect spot to frame a stamped out "boo" with some letter stamps from Martha Stewert.  I accented the ghost eyes with black pearl bling from Want 2 Scrap.  oooooooOH Spoooooky huh?
The chiboard frame was first painted with purple acrylic paint and then covered in purple micro glitter.  A paper pinwheel and fabric yo yo top off the tag.
Tags are so fun!  I love layering up all the bits and pieces!  Clothespinned to the gift tissue along with the adorable CSS Apple Basket is a great gift no matter what you fill it with!

Be sure and stop by the Just us Girls blogs for all of their project details, including our guest designer for August, Jo Westfoot.  Many thanks for a wonderful month Jo!  

Can't wait to see what everyone makes this week!  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Clear and Simple Stamps, Martha Stewert
Paper: DCWV, Papertrey, vintage book print
Ink:  Stampin Up, Staz on, Papertrey
Bling: Want 2 Scrap
Craft Supply: fabric, button, glitter, paint, chipboard frame, ric rac, ribbon, fabric paint, brads, raffia, clothespin


Karen said...

OoooOooOoooOOOoooo!!! This is a perfect combo of spooky fun, fabulous Halloweeny papercrafty goodies, and your layering creative goodness! Can I just say, I LOVE that fabric yo-yo on top of the paper pinwheel?!?! TOO FUN! :>

Elise said...

Sweet PURPLE glitter - I'M IN LOVE! I can hear the ghosts and goblins knocking at my door, demanding TREATS! But NO SHARING! I'm keeping this sweet festival-o-the-stamp all to myself {and tens of thousands of my best blog friends, of course!}... This is some truly excellent and inspirational paper/HALLOWEEN craft, SLD! You've got me wondering where my HALLOWEEN decor is hiding! tee hee

Monique said...

Great set Dana!! I love the apple basket and I am in love with the pin wheel and fabric yo yo flower ..I will have to try that...Thanks for the inspiration :)

Jo, Paul & Jade said...

Dana this is fantastic! I love the colours you've used, the sparkly purple is fab! That bat ribbon is really striking and I love your DP you made! Wonderful tag and basket!

Stampin' Pam said...

Oh my gosh Dana this is beyond fantastic - what a lot of work you put into this - I think you might be in the mood for Halloween!! I love the basket but your tag is superbly fun. Just love it! Thanks for rockin awesome job with Clear and Simple stamps this week!

Maria Levine said...

Dana! This is fabulous! Love love your tag and what a fabulous apple/Muffin basket :-) Nice job!!

Kristin Bueter said...

Oh Dana...your work always makes me smile :] I love your tag and all the sweet details you added. What a FANTASTIC idea for creating your own patterned paper! LOVE how it turned out!!! Also adore how you framed the sentiment "Boo" with the ghosts! How clever, girl!!

Thanks for the happy photo of your Halloween supplies...they do look fun piled together :]

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh my Dana! What a fun tag! Love the glittery purple tag & those darling fan fold embellishments! The apple basket is stunning!

Sam said...

Love your basket but I have to say that your tag is spooktacular! The purple bling looks terrific and all the little details are so clever. The spooky eyes, stripey peg and my favorite, the fabric yo yo and pin wheel. Great job on the challenge.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic blog, I had not noticed earlier in my searches!
Keep up the superb work!

Basement Stamper said...

Great job with this challenge, the basket is too cute and your tag is gorgeous-love the purple glittered border!

Linda Robinson said...

This is fabulous.. It can't be time for Halloween yet.. Well this Tag gives me some inspiration to get in the mood my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Jenny said...

Soooo cute!! I love it!! :) :) :) :) :) I just love Halloween time!!

Andrea M said...

Gorgeous Dana! Sparkle, ric rac, pretty pin wheels - this set has it all!!! Love it! Great inspiration :)

Sandy Ang said...

BOO is so fun - rosettes, ric-rac and even the customised clothes peg. Halloweeny happieness !

Steph Zerbe said...

Love this! Love how you put the letters in the ghost. I wonder if the stamp designer planned it that way. If not, I bet they are impressed!! Brilliant!