Thursday, August 13, 2009
FARM FRESH - FREAKY- FRIDAY?
So glad its Friday, how about you? It's a freaky Friday because I am starting my vacation today and because I have another Halloween project.
The FARM FRESH FRIDAY CHALLENGE this time is to make a card with stitching on it. Although I love to decorate for Halloween, I don't usually send many cards, so I decided to stitch up something I could use as a decoration. I adore the SPOOKTACULAR set from THE GREETING FARM so you will probably be seeing several projects made with them long before Halloween ever gets here.
It is hard to see but I did the stitching around the edges of the fence posts. They were made using my stamping idol's (Kim Teasdale) technique for a faux wood frame. A tutorial can be found at SCS HERE. I made a fence post shape as apposed to the frame she demonstrated and I added a couple coats of a water-based varnish to give it a little shine and to make it a bit more sturdy so it will hopefully last for a few more Halloweens. I used 20 gage wire and twisted some knots in between the posts to try and make it look like barbed wire. Just make sure you sew the edges of the top fence piece BEFORE you put in the wire. Don't ask how I know this;0. Scroll down to see a pic of how I sandwiched it together and for an announcement.
The little plastic decorations are buttons I found at Joanns. I just cut off the backs and popped them on. The letters are made from a free font I got at 1001 free fonts called SPOOKY MAGIC.
I enlarged it to about 250, printed it and used it as a pattern to cut out my patterned paper. Just about everything is popped up on pop dots.
As I was putting this on the blog I sez to myself "those little guys are just too cute to be spooky" so I added this little NOT! tag to the end.
The super cool trees (and paper) that I used for the Os are from a digital scrapbook kit called Googley eyes from Digitals.
Speaking of digital did you see that The Greeting Farm is going digital? And they are looking for a digital creative team. If you are into digi check it out. I have had so much fun being a Summer gardener and everyone associated with TGF is so wonderful to work with, I am sure you would love it!
Try out the FFF challenge "SEW SIMPLE" this week the prizes are amazing - ALL THREE WILD SPROUTS! - Bree, Megan and hunky Edward woo hoo!!!!
Have a freakishly fun weekend!