Tuesday, October 28, 2014


I love Halloween!  The Autumn air, the beautiful colors of the leaves, and the super cute Trick or Treat costumes!!  I always make a Masquerade style mask to wear when I give out treats and I even dress up my dogs!  I decorate my house and my yard to get in the spirit of this fun holiday.

Today I am sharing 3 Halloween projects.  A card, a home decor item and the mask I made for this year.  I've included a tutorial for the mask.

I like sending cards for any and all occasions.  This card is made in a doodling style.  I used my favorite markers to make it.  I love Tombow Dual Brush Markers and the "Manga Shonen" set of 10 are the markers I use for everything!  The pack has 9 markers and a blending pen.  The colors are perfect for skin tones and include shades of all primary colors and black.
I doodled the BOO and the spiderwebs on orange cardstock with my black Tombow Marker.  There is a flexible tip and a fine tip.  I used the Flexible tip for the border lines and the fine tip for the letters and the webs.  I used some web paper to mat the orange paper on and added some rhinestones and a spider sticker.  I photocopied the orange paper with the doodling so I can send some fun cards to several friends.

Next, I made a pumpkin decoration for my house.
At the store where everything is a dollar I got this Styrofoam pumpkin.  I covered the orange color with 2 coats of Gesso.  Then I doodled with my black Tombow marker from my set.  I used the flexible tip to make the scrolls and the fine tip for the small doodles.  I doodled all around the pumpkin.  I used my Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue to adhere the black and white ribbon.  This liquid adhesive, when used alone, becomes repositional!  I used the glue to make dots down the pumpkin. When it was dry, I was able to add the ribbon in a cascading way.  How cool is that?  SO easy!!  Then I used my Black Tombow marker from my set to ink up my leaf stamp from SinCity Stamps.  I used the flexible end of the marker and colored all over the stamp.  I "huffed" on the stamp and stamped it on several pieces of scrap paper then cut them out.  Again, I used my Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue to adhere the leaves, gauze, silver curling ribbon and some metal swirls.  

Finally, my masquerade mask.  I made a Snapguide Tutorial to show you how I made it.
Check out How to Make a Masquerade Mask by Daniella Hayes on Snapguide.

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope I've inspired you to make some wonderful things of your own. No matter what the reason or the season!!  And please click on the links to check out the awesome supplies I used!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Halloween Treats you have created. Boo card is Bootiful. Fabulous upcycle on the orange pumpkin. I love that you make a mask for wearing while handing out treats. Creative Halloween Bliss...