Sunday, September 18, 2016

Halloween Easel

Today I want to share a Halloween easel I decorated while at the LA County Fair.
I started off  by cutting big circle for the moon and layered a few spiderwebs on my deep lilac background. Next I made by tree background using my Winter Hills die.

Next I cut out a couple of bats to add on where needed and then colored a few trick or treaters for my sign.  I added some electric lime, sour lemon and cosmic purple silks to my background. I also brushed the gold pan pastels across the image to give it a little movement.

I finished it off with a few bats on the easel, a small web and the Boo sentiment.  I really love our easels because you can paint them any color you want and then you can switch out your inserts to show your holiday decorations for each celebration. If you come to the fair come by and see me in the DIY Center. 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Witches house

Today at the fair I made this witches house. I started with our house die.
I added lemon drop to my vellum to cast the yellow windows. I then used my Winter Hills die, Holiday Window plates, and the bats from Holiday Polaroids and Journey Blooms Holiday set. 
Lastly I colored the caldron, cat and witch from the Witches Brew stamp set found in our Holiday Mini catalog. This set is currently only available until the end of September. 
These houses are so much fun to make into different themed scenes. I just love them. 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Fair time

Today I wanted to share about my first few days working the fair. It opened Friday and I went bright and early so I could see how I did on my entries. I entered 12 cards this year. 
It's so much fun to run around and try to find all your entries and see if you won any ribbons. This year I won 10 ribbons out of the 12. It's so great to see all the entries and inspiration. 
I'm also getting to demo this year. It's so much fun meeting new people and sharing the Journey with everyone. I get to tell them about the classes I teach at the various stores locally and about hosting Make It parties. It's fun to share your creativity with others. I will share some of the fun items I've been creating while there over the next few weeks.