Monday, October 25, 2010

come meet Jack!!

The challenge this week is "SOMETHING SPOOKY" over at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog.

.....I'm not much for Halloween or spooky things so this challenge was definitely a stretch for me. Off I went to try and find something. While in Southern NH, I came across this wooden Jack-O-lantern and thought...I can work with this!

While on this road trip I stopped by a store I've always seen but never gone to....I decided, "What the Heck" it's as good of a day as ever to stop...and stop I did. Come to find out, they are the New England distributor for Hero Arts. I found this MOST AMAZING Fabulous Flourish stamp!! Isn't it just the most FABULOUS stamp ever??? I am totally in love with it!!

For accents on "Jack", I used Distress Stickles to create the ribbing. For a little added texture....I used some Crackle Accents. That stuff is way to fun also!! After I squirted it onto "Jack", I used a paint brush to spread it around.

Surprise.....Surprise.....Surprise.....I used my Tattered Floral and Tattered Leaves Dies.....(I wonder if one can wear a die out....I HOPE NOT!!)

Do you see those poofy string flowers??? They are way fun too!!! I used some vintage crochet thread, wrapped it around my fingers, tied in the center, cut at loops and then colored them.

What a wonderful way to bring it all together....A cardboard stem.....I know...I know...not very "SPOOKY" but it is what it is.... ;)

So.....put your "SPOOK" on (the Design Team sure did).......and link your creations to the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog.....can't wait to see your creations!!!


Dara Lynn said...

You are so talented!!!!! I am a flower hound and love your combinations at the top of the pumpkin!

Lori said...

Love Jack! He's so cool (and yet, spooky)! lol! Great piece again this week, Lynne!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Totally perfect Halloween decor! You have such an amazing touch with textiles - love the idea of the crochet thread flowers. Love the flower cluster you have created at the base of the stem.

I hope Tim's dies don't wear out, because I'm in danger of exhausting my Tattered Floral die too - LOL!

Hope you have a good week!


RubyM:) said...

BUT OH MY GOSH YOU DID FANTASTIC WHAT DO YOU MEAN IS NOT UP YOUR ALLEY!!!??? WHOOOOOO all the papers,embossing and embellishments are gorgeous!!! THE BEST PUMPKIN I EVER SEEN!!!RubyM:)

Sam said...

This is way cool x

AnItA mArIe said...

wow wicked pumpkin lynne i totally love it...hugz Anita

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Lynne...again you make something that I would have in my house for decoration!! :) Simply fabulous, love the flourish detailed and the corrugated board.

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Nancy said...

I love Jack!!!