October 8, 2011

Trick*or*Treat Blog Hop with Crafter's Workshop


Welcome to the Trick-Or-Treat Blog Hop!
October 8-10, 2011

Crafter's Workshop and Clearsnap have teamed up for the next three days to create hauntingly inspiring projects for this Halloween season. It's all tricks, treats, and techniques so join us on a fright night jaunt to remember, hopping from blog to blog. Leave your "Trick-or-treat" comment on each blog in the hop in hopes of winning candy, blog candy that is! For every 50 comments posted on this blog we're giving away a set of inks and accessories to spook up any crafter's projects!!! We'll choose the winners from the blog comments posted on all the blogs in the Hop. The prize includes Smooch Spritz in Frosted Grape, Green Olive, and Carrot Cake, ColorBox Pigment InkPad in Spooktacular, Glitter in  Grape Fizz, Design Adhesives in "Trick or Treat" and "Eeeeks!?", plus our new Design Foils in Lime Burst. That's alot of spook to go around!


In addition, The Crafter's Workshop is giving away these fabulous templates valued at $35! More than enough goodies to get you started on all your Halloween themed crafts!


Here's the artsy spooksters to visit along the way:

Clearsnap
Crafter's Workshop
Sabrina Alery ===> you are here
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer
Charlotte Jenkins
Mary Dawn Quirindongo
Karen Grunberg
Jennifer Priest
Jen Clark
Daniela Dobson

Receive extra entries in the Hop for following us on Twitter and Facebook and for tweeting or posting on Facebook about the Hop - just post here afterwards that you have followed us or posted about the Hop to increase your chances to win. Happy Hopping!!!


Today I am sharing with you a layout that is a little more fall themed but still has all the essential Halloween colors going on plus the rich jewel tones of autumn :)


Gosh these templates are amazing! I am really inspired by the artistic flair Julie Fei-Fan Blazer adds to all of her projects and somehow using her templates just drew out the inner graffiti artist within me. To create this background, I layered each of the different templates and sprayed with a heavy dose of Smooch Spritz. That is 10 layers total of spray and my paper is as flat as when I began - love this stuff!


On the top layer of rain drops, I outlined a few random raindrops with red Smooch and then added the Herringbone template by painting with Pigment Ink and a foam pad loaded onto my stylus. Edith was the final layer on top.

For the title, I drew upon a quote from the movie Vanity Fair. Remember the scene where the father of Jonathon Rhys Meyers tells him he can have anything he wants if only he will reach for it? I think he was talking about material things but here its expanded a bit to inspire dreams and goals.


The photo is from a recent trip to the Pumpkin Patch - they have fields of beautiful mums that are just begging to be photographed. My little one loved every minute.


For the leaves, I traced around some real ones we collected from the backyard and inked them up for a pretty and natural embellishment.

Supplies:
Balzer Designs Templates by The Crafter's Workshop - Rain 12x12, Edith and Maude 12x12, Herringbone 6x6, Bliss 6x6
Smooch Spritz - Candle Glow, Gingersnap, Cosmic Pink, Evergreen, Olive Green, Hollyberries, Black Velvet, Silver Foil, Vanilla Shimmer, Log Cabin
Smooch - Siren
Colorbox Pigment Ink - Robin's Egg, Lime
Colorbox Decades Antiquing Dye Ink - Venetian Lace
Stylus Starter Set
Cardstock - Bazzill, DCWV
Alpha Stickers - American Crafts, The Paper Studio
Bling - Basic Grey, Bo Bunny, Cosmo Cricket
Adhesive - 3M, Therm-o-web

Thanks for dropping by! Don't forget to leave a comment before your next stop on the hop, Balzer Designs.

98 comments:

gayle said...

Absolutely adore the colours on this page! Such a cute photo too! Thanks for sharing :)

Lindart said...

Love the colors! And the way you did the spatter background is awesome!

Moonlilly said...

Very cool! I love the way you cut out the photo and added writting around it :)

Anonymous said...

Love what you did with the templates!
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Alda said...

This makes me want to have the rain stencil. Beautiful collours. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the blogcandy.

Daniela Dobson said...

Love how you mixed all the templates together and the color are awesome!!!

Serra55 said...

The colors you used are mind blowing! Beautiful! The little girl is cute, too. Thanks for showing us how.

Crafty Girl said...

I just LOVE the leaves! I miss seeing those beautiful autumn leaves. Not many here in FL

redplantlady said...

Lovely lovely eye candy and I adore the photo!!

Marianne in MD said...

10 layers of spray!! That is amazing color!

ida said...

very inspirational...i would love to have my students do something creative for Halloween with these products

Claudia said...

The colors are fabulous!

KarenL. said...

Thanks for sharing in the blog hop. I love the leaf embellishment. I am off to pick up some leaves in the yard to make my own.

Helena said...

Those stencils are awesome and you did a beautiful background with them!

Angie said...

Love your project...my head is spinning with all these cool ideas!!

Betty said...

beautiful layout and love the quote - ties together wonderfully!

Suzeq18 said...

Love how you made the leaves. I thought they were real!!!!

Bonita Rose said...

your leaves are amazing... so so beautiful... these turned out so well! love your layout!

Poppy said...

Love the beautiful, bright colors!

Darlene Propp said...

Oh, the leaves - I LOVE the leaves!

Deanna said...

Wow! What a great technique! love all the layers of color!

Sheri Twing said...

Love the techniques you used with the templates and inks! Such a great layout!

PaulaJ said...

adorable photo and GREAT LO! Love how you used the stencils!

WillieburgScrapper said...

Comment 22- come on people keep it goin'! LOVE the page Sabrina! Funky mist mix there and that photo is AMAZING- Iowa is the place to be in Fall!

Janet said...

Just beautiful! I really like the saying and it's matched so well with the rest of your project.

Mary Dawn said...

something about julie balzer makes me want to get messy in paint too LOL great layout

Andrene said...

Awesome job with the stencils and your colors are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing

Anita &/or Char said...

The colors are Fab... the lo is cool. Thanks for sharing your creativity

Katje said...

I am so amazed by how creative you can get with these stencils! It's such a long way from stenciled borders around the walls. Thank you for sharing your lovely ideas!

tronaldte said...

Love the Hop and great ideas. I posted on Facebook.

Jennifer Priest said...

Wow Sabrina this is gorgeous!! Love all the texture you achieved with the templates and ink!

Leap Year Baby said...

love the stencils and the colors...thanks for sharing...

genagirl said...

I love these colors! They aren't what I would expect but they work so well!

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Nice layout. I really like how your leaves turned out. : )

Wendy Swenne said...

Love what you did with the colors and the templates.

Thanks for sharing.


Wendy

Colorful Heart said...

Not sure if I would try the style of the left hand page...but I absolutely LOVE the leaves on the right. Definitely gonna try that :-D

Teddi said...

the childhood in a photo. layers of color like a painting hanging on a wall. inspiring me to try my own version.
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pat said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun with your templates.

Barbi D said...

How fun using natural leaves as part of the design process. Great page love how the quote relates to the photo. : )

Monique said...

My favorite colors and love what you did with the templates!!!

Linda said...

Love the background in the fall colors. The stencils really give a nice effect. Linda E.

Corrie said...

thanks for the inspiration, great job

Sandy said...

Great job with the templates - love, love, love the leaves!

pcrusberg said...

Gorgeous layout. Love all the colors and layers. Thanks.

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Sarah said...

Oh my gosh, I am loving everything about your layout!! I love the way you layered the stencils and the colors of Smooch Spritz you used and even the way you edited your photo! Totally inspiring! Thank you so much for sharing!

cindy said...

Your leaf template tip is one I will be using in my crafts, thanks for sharing.

Carole B said...

Love your layout, beautiful colors. "Trick or treat" Just hopping along to the next blog. :)

Mary in IL said...

this is wonderful...thanks for the ideas!

Michelle said...

Very Cool Project!!!

nspiegel said...

Simply adorable and the colors are great. Thanks so much for sharing.

Denise said...

Great autumn colors! sweet pic too! :)
DeniseB

Joyce said...

Wow--I'd love to see a tutorial on how you did this!

Charlotte-AKA suepup said...

This is so amazing. Love all the layering. OUTSTANDING!

Kathleen said...

Such a beautiful project! I love Julie's stencils and seeing what everyone does with them. I'm amazed at your flat paper after 10 layers of spray... gotta try that stuff!

Denay said...

Love the grafitti look to this lo. Very unique.

Tammy Murdock said...

Great graffiti style!

Vidette said...

Love all the layering. Those stencils are amazing. The colors you used are so pretty.

Jill said...

Very cool!! I love the fall colors and those leaves are gorgeous!

Hayley B said...

That's why I love smooch! Great example of how beautiful spray ink can be.

funkycrafter said...

like the leaves and the use of stencils.

Susan said...

Lovely colorful layout!

Susan Coan said...

This layout is so beautiful!!

sharon g said...

Your background is amazing. I love it. I couldn't leave a comment on Crafter's Workshop--couldn't find where to comment...

Clare G said...

Lovely layout, the colors are fantastic, those templates really do create fun effects!

Susan Garman said...

Great patterned background using the stencils.

Melissa said...

I love how you mixed the templates and cute idea on the leaf embellishments.

Carina said...

Templates are right up my dark and spooky alley. Count me in.

Janet Z said...

Awesome use of all the templates!

Kate Palmer said...

Love the project, looks fabulous! I'm a little addicted to the templates, can't stop buying them :O)

Kristin said...

Great dimension and I love the flowers with "Darling" pic. So cute.

Anita Braddock said...

wow very colorful. love it thanks for sharing
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i am the diva said...

i've been dying to try out the smooch spritz sprays!! love your layout, so cute!

E.T. said...

I absolutely love that left hand side panel!

Irit Shalom said...

What a great blog hop! And so lovely projects too!

famillemarleau said...

Great layout. Love how you did your layout. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

Cindi said...

I love the beautiful fall colors!! Stunning work!

~ Anne ~ said...

What an awesome set of examples! Thanks for sharing!

milkcan said...

Beautiful use of the stencils! Love the layering of the rain drops!

milkcan said...

Beautiful use of the stencils! Love the layering of the rain drops!

Scrapycandy said...

Very nice! Love the colors and arrangement!

Lisa said...

Wow! The layering of spritz and stencils looks so cool! Also, your handmade leaves are beautiful. Love the sentiment and journaling for your daughter!

karen In Houston said...

Wow I love what you did very creative and inspiring.......I so need some of the products you used in your design.

dawn said...

I love what you did with the stencils, so fun and colorful. Fall is my favorite time of year, all the parts of it down to the last little leaf. What a great idea to use a real leaf, can't wait to do this too. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring me today!!

Lisa said...

I love your page. Especially the way you combined the graffiti like left side with the simple sweetness of the right side :-)

Karen Phanco said...

The colors are fantastic!

brigitte said...

love the pic and the colors you used. tfs

ArtZhodgepodge said...

What fun you layout is.. feels like fall.

Katie said...

Great layout! I love how you did the background and how you made leaves with it, very cool! Also love the added gems! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

ginigin said...

Those leaves are amazing - gotta try that tomorrow! Please enter me in the trick or treat giveaway. Thanks.

Carole B said...

I have never used templates before, I will have to give it a try. Looks like you can get a different result every time.

Anonymous said...

Trick or treak, smell my feet, give me some CANDY! Love the sweet little girl and the bright scrapbook page. Nice work on the other one, too.

Hester said...

The way you combine those colours is amazing, i am inspired, off to create

Art Expression said...

Beautiful colors....love it

kaleidoscopeimpressions said...

Wonderful fall colors you've created - just perfect for this pic. And your title is inspiring!

buglady said...

Fun stuff. Thanks for sharing all wot your creations.

Peg said...

Awesome use of colour!

Linda Beeson said...

What an interesting creation! You really made thost products shine.

ellen s. said...

oh way way cool. esp love that leave and how the scoring picked up colouring ... gorgeous details