Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Challenges!

Well, it's been two weeks since I posted anything here. I've been enjoying visiting grandkidlets, and haven't spent any time at all in my happy room, so it was fun to get back here.

This project was created to meet several challenges, but the initial conception was about my little grandson's current obsession with spiders. Connor is three years old, and this will be going in the post to him later this week. It's designed to hold a battery operated flickering candle.

Here are some pics of three year old Connor (wearing green and red shirts) with his five year old brother Avery, at White Point Beach in Nova Scotia last week. They're such FUN little boys!


So, on to the challenges! I started this one a couple of days ago with the current Gothic Arch challenge, which is Edgar Allan Poe (the ravens reflect that). The current Saturday Surprise challenge is to use a different shape. The Papertake Weekly challenge is to reflect the seasons, so here's fall and Halloween! Over at Our Creative Corner, they want us to comemmorate harvest time, and at SAWO, the challenge is to use texture paint.

I started with a 12 by 12 piece of chipboard, cut the three arch shapes in a continuous fashion, gessoed and painted them with Lumiere Burnt Orange, then used the Dreamweaver spider web and spider templates with Dreamweaver Black Matte embossing paste. I paste embossed the spiders on acetate and glued them to the inside Spellbinders-cut ovals. Then I thermal embossed the Quietfire Design crows and word with Tsukineko Black embossing powder, added lots of glitter and little wooden buttons which were painted with gold Lumiere for feet...and it was finished! I made one of these for a favourite local paper crafting shop too..."The Cutting Garden." They're such FUN to do!




Thanks SO much for taking the time to stop by today!

16 comments:

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

WOW, that certainly is a fancy and original arch creation Deborah! Bet it looks neat lit!

your boys are precious, but you already knew that :)

Sandy said...

Brilliant.
Fantastic work.

Thanks Deborah for your wonderful piece to SaWo.

Jennifer Meyer said...

Hi Deborah :) Your pictures are SO sweet, TFS!

I LOVE your project, what a fun design!

Thanks for playing along with the OCC! Hugs, Jennifer :)

herminesplace said...

This looks awesome!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

A very cool project, Deborah! I'll be the grandkidlets will be delighted with it.

Lori Saul said...

Beautiful spooky arches - all set for Halloween and this creative piece works really well for the Poe theme- Lovely artwork!

Paula said...

Stunning project. Fab colour.

Suzanne C said...

Looks like I missed a bunch of posts while I was on holiday but I have to leave a note on your cute grandkids! What adorable little boys.. Love the spider lantern! Too cool and they are going to enjoy it too!

nise said...

What a great project! And your grandsons are beautiful.

Christine said...

FABULOUS!!!

Anne said...

Hi, Deborah! Cute photos! And I like your spider arches! :-)

Jann said...

What an innovative arch! Love your photos, too!

Studio Sylvia said...

Lovely photos of the grandchildren. The spider gothic arches are clever.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Deborah
this is just stunning! I love how creative you were with the theme! awesome piece indeed! thanks for playing!

Sandy said...

Wow, well done!
Thank you for participating in saturday Surprise!

Jenny Gropp said...

So creative!!!!