Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Digital and Tole Painting Delights

Thanks for joining us for Day 5 of EEK WEEK here on our new blog, as we are presenting a lot of our favorite Halloween projects and ideas, while we are getting the Hive ready for our regular fun and games that will begin next week.

Here is a plaque I made for my kitchen, inspired by this poem that I saw on the internet somewhere. If you can help me identify the author, please do, so I can give credit where it is due! The photo is a little fuzzy here, so I'll read it to you... "Witches Brew" "I'm making a special stew. I'm brewing it just for you. What's in it you ask? I'll give you a clue. It's not a what, it's a who!" All of the elements are cut from Oct. 31st and Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut Cartridges. They are colored with Copics or watercolor pencils, and accented with Stickles. So much fun!

Below you are going to be treated to some truly fun tole painting pieces by Wanda, and it brought back such great memories, as she and I have painted together for many years. Tonight I came across thie cute little candy corn family that I did a couple of years ago. I even painted the eye lids on their wiggle eyes! Simple, but cute in the right spot!

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It's Day 5 of our EEK WEEK! Hope you all are getting around our hive and making yourselves comfy!

I wanted to share with you a project I made for Halloween this year and some of my favorite projects I've done in the past!
First off, lets start with the new

This little gal I called Witche Pu. She's from a Tole Painting book I have. I traced her out on tracing paper and then stuck it on my copier. Sized her down and printed her out. I made 3 layers and popped dotted each one together after coloring her with Bic pens.

Her eyes and tooth are acrylic paint. The wonderful bubbles are Stickles. I used 4 different colors to give it dimension and zest.

I glued her to a paper bag and made her into a luminarie. Do you think she'll scare away the trick or treaters?

Next, I will show you some of the Tole painting items I've done over the years. Ummm, lets just say this is only a few of them. I love Halloween and I have approximately 13 large containers of decorations. LOL

Dancing Mr. Bones hangs on my front door and entertains you while you wait for me to answer

Freida sits on the front steps and is fixin' our dinner

Oops! the moon wasn't out last night and look what I found on my light post!

I think she should have had this information ahead of time. (What do you think?)

Zelda is all ready to go out trick-or-treating!
Hope you enjoyed my little collection. I'm off to scare the goblins away!

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Recently, I had the opportunity to play with a new digital software program called My Memories Suite 2. Though I love my papers, ribbons, flowers and everything you can think of for a layout page, I also enjoy playing around with digital and incorporating digital to make a hybrid layout. Here is a digital layout I did using a free Halloween kit called 'All Hallow Eve' by Twinky. The Word Art and frame are part of the download program. This is a photo of Elizabeth and Joey picking pumpkins for their upcoming wedding!

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OK, I'm off to fix some Spook-ghetti and Yummy Mummy Fingers! What are you fixing for Ghostie Grub? How about some Rice Creepies, or some Boo-Berry Pie? Of course, there is always Death by Chocolate! Bwahahahahaha!!
Bone Appetit! Eat, Drink and be Scary!
We'll be back tomorrow with some more fun and frivolity:)
PS. Don't forget to pop back to yesterday's post and show us what costumes you are making this year!! We want to see what everyone else is doing!
Happy creating ~
BettyBee and the HoneyBees


Wendy said...

Wow girls these are some fabulous projects, love the idea of painting the eyelids on the googly eyes. Will have to try that:)

June Houck said...

So much to love here! OMgoodness, that kitchen plaque is terrific and the sweet candy corn family. I also adore Freida and Zelda...they make me giggle. What a "WOW" post!

Court said...

FANTASTIC job ladies!!!! I love all of these posts but the "never navigate on a moonless night" cracks me up!

Rosemary said...

Betty and Wanda, awesome!!..Betty, thanks for the tip with the eyelids!..Wanda, you are so talented!