I was very productive last night, instead of cleaning, I made a card! My card making for the past few months has mainly included DT-work so I thought it was about time to work within my comfort zone. Yeah! Since Halloween is so close, I decided to make a card to match. I used a freebie digi by Wonderstrange (one of these days I’m going to buy something from them and not just hoard their freebies) and regular stamping and staining. The glitter banner is double sided tape cut into banner shapes and then flooded with glitter. Me likes. The kitty is coloured with ProMarkers and the pumpkin with Ikea gel pens. What else should I tell…I distressed the black and purple papers with the edge of my scissors and stained them with matching Distress Inks. The purple curls are stamped.
I feel like a queen of crafting techniques right now. No autographs and flash photography, please. With my masterpiece, I’m participating in these challenges:
Can you believe, I actually have a story behind this card? It’s pretty clever even if I say so myself. Last night, as I was making this card, I looked at the digi and thought it looks like zombie spagetti. From there my train of thought went like this: spagetti is food. There’s a magazine called Food, right? Hah , wouldn’t it be funny if zombies had a food magazine? What would it be called? BRAAINS!!!
I dug up all the green and halloween-y papers from my stash and got to open my brand new green glitter bottle. The glitter, naturally, will be found around my flat weeks to come but I think the end result is worth it.
Who doesn’t like glittered chipboard letters? No one, I say.
I used Dimensional Magic on the eyes to bring out their grosness (is that a word? No, the red squiggly line says no.) My rough handling caused the dents on the eyes but I think in this context, the mistakes are fine.
So here it is, the first ever issue of a magazine for foodie zombies, BRAAINS! Where all the issues are marked number 31. I’m entering this card in following challenges:
It’s 13:55 Helsinki Time on 17th of October 2012 and the winner of First Ever Giveaway on Thrifty Finn has been drawn! Well, the drawing happened 00:55 on 16th but I had issues with my internet connection so I haven’t been able to post! But better late than never, right?
How the drawing happened…First I wrote down each name on a post-it. One time if you just wished Happy Halloween, two times for Happy Halloween and/or re-blogging/guessing where I’m from and three times for all three. The winner had two names in and she is:
Ira of Ira’s Crea Corner from Netherlands! Congratulations Ira, I’ll be in touch with you about the details. This package will be soon heading your way:
It’s October which for me means HALLOWEEN! I love this holiday and luckily for me, it’s finally gaining a foothold in Finland. Woot! To celebrate this season, the holiday and Thrifty Finn having 150 followers (WordPress and RSS-feed readers combined), I decided to gather a Halloween- themed crafty supplies.
15 sheets of 6×6 Halloween-y papers from my stash. Together with some choice words…
Combined together with buttons, 9 yards of ribbon, 3 rolls of washi tape and 2 Stampendous rubber stamps, you get this:
FANTASTIC! Would you like to know how to enter? There are three possibilities:
1. Leave a comment here wishing “Happy Halloween from ______”! For example, I would say “Happy Halloween from Espoo, Finland” 2. Post the image above on your blog, linking back to this post. Then leave a comment telling me that you did. 3. Answer the question: Where do I, Thrifty Finn, originally come from? And no, Espoo, Finland is not the correct answer
Make sure that you leave your e-mail address where I can contact you if you win. The giveway ends on 15th of October and I announce the winner on 16th. This giveway is open worldwide.