Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hallowe'en Sweets

I have been busy getting some crafts done for this years holiday arts and craft fairs, that I am attending.  I hope this year is just as successful as last years! and I hope the fair goers love my creations.  Don't worry, I'll post some photos soon!  
Anyways, the super creative Marcy, over @ Our Creative Corner has a super fun challenge for us this week.  She would like us to embrace the spirit and theme of Hallowe'en, and use the masking technique.  Ok, now how fun is that?
I think Marcy is a super talented lady, and I hope that our design team has inspired you to play along with us this week.  Here is a photo of my 'Masking' technique project:

I purchased a case (yes, a case) of these plain, blank, kraft food-safe bags about 3 years ago.  And yes, I still have some left {smile}.  Anyways, I am making home-made short bread cookies for the folks at work.  And well, I needed something fabulous to package them in!  So, I grabbed 8 of these window bags, and set out to embellish/decorate the bags.  
For my MASKING technique, I needed to mask the 'window', so that the polka dots wouldn't be stamped on the 'window' material.  I wanted the bag to look 'clean' and not 'rushed'.  (I'm not sure if that makes any sense to anyone but me.)
So, I masked the window to stamp the polka dots.  It's a large background stamp from Stampin' Up! and I love the distressed polka dots.  Very vintage.  I also used a lace wheel by Stampin' Up! and I love the feminine shabby look of that.
For my tag, that was the easy part.  I purchased this holiday paper from a local scrapbook store and cut out the hallowe'en 'cards' and matted them on black card stock.  I took some black seam binding, and crinkled it up.  Made a multi-loop bow and used a green polka dot brad to hold it together.  I punched a scallop circle out of champagne glimmer paper.  I also made this cute, tiny tag, which I couldn't get a good photo of.  It sits under the brad, and simply says, 'sweet'.  I put these elements together, and viola! you have a decorative tag.
For the clothes pin, I brushed mod-podge on the pin, and dunked it in some champagne glass glitter.  To set the glitter, I sprayed the clothes pin with Aqua Net.
Thank you so much for stopping by.  And I hope you get a chance to play along with us @ Our Creative Corner.  We would love to see your masking technique!


Lisa Minckler said...

Sharon, you are giving Martha Stewart a run for her money! These cookie gift bags are sensational. I love the masking technique to keep the clear window clear and the vintage pumpkin image is a perfect embellishment. :)I'll glady share my address for some of those yummy snacks!!
Have a great weekend,
Lisa x

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

nothin scary or spooky here, just a great gift bag for some lucky person (me me!! lol) I really should get some of these bags & decorate them... great job!

MarcyK924 said...

Sharon, what a CLEVER idea! As soon as I read your post I thought, "why didn't I think of that?" You crafty, chick, you! I adore that image and ALL your elements - you spared no detail! xo

Words and Pictures said...

What a great project - those window bags are lovely, and you've dressed this one up a treat (or a trick?!)...
Alison x