Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Simple way to Distress and a Halloween project for you!

Hi Jen here with a really quick tip/trick for you when you are distressing your altered projects. First tip is to save those make-up sponges ladies! That’s right they can become your best friend when it comes time to distressing your altered art and it’s also a great way to re-purpose something that was going to hit the trash can.

All you need is an old make-up sponge and some distress ink (I used black). Simply tap your sponge into the ink and then rub lightly onto the edge of your project – it’s that simple! For those of you that like visuals – here’s some photos ;)

For the finishing touches I used the cricut Mini Monsters cartridge, some GCD Paper (backsides from various lines) some vinyl and googley eyes. Here's my completed project:

Monday, October 4, 2010

Happy Fall Y'all with GCD!

Are you all decorated for Fall yet? I plan on getting my Fall decorations up this weekend – I can’t wait! I love everything about Fall!

This month each design team gal at GCD was asked to create two tags – one for Halloween and one for fall. Halloween through Christmas is my favorite time of the year! Not only do I love the weather but I also love creating cute little gifts for friends and family.

Tags for me pull a gift together – so that’s the spin that I ran with for these two tags.

Here’s a gift idea for Halloween. Simply grab your favorite sparkling apple cider, cover it with some cute paper (I used several back sides from various GCD Lines), add some cob webs, a spider, ribbon and of course a tag and you have one pretty cute gift! I created this simple easy “BOO” tag using the Chipart tool – so many uses for this tool!

I created my fall tag using the Chipart tool as well. I also used my copic markers and some vinyl to complete the project. I have wanted to make one of these paper pumpkins forever – and this just seemed like the perfect way to tie in this tag.

Well if you weren’t already in a fall mood – I am sure you are now! So let me be the first to say “Happy Fall Y’all!”