Friday, September 16, 2011

Bea A. Ware!!!

Hey People!  Remember me?!  I know that my posting has been very lacking lately.  I'll spare you the long version excuse and cut to the chase:  LIFE!! Not enough hours or energy in the day/week and the creativity time is the first to go!!

BUT!!  Lucky for you, Mz. Daisy has issued another challenge for the E-Team!!



 And no E-Team blog hop would be complete without the chance of winning some awesome goodies from the eP store!  Daisy is putting together an "Tag/ATC" goodie box that will have a variety of tags and tag surfaces, some Twinery Samples and other eP goodies!!  Three randomly selected winners will be chosen from the comments left from TODAY UNTIL SUNDAY, SEPT. 18, on each of the participating Team member's blogs. 

BUT WAIT! There's more!!  Leave a comment on the eP blog about your favorite Halloween treats and another lucky person will win a $25 eP voucher!!

The E-Team
and ME!
Micki and Latrice are not able to join in today, but make sure you stop by and let them know they were missed!!

 Ok!! Onto the fun stuff!! 

My project started out with this little guy:


It's an M&M mmmmMUMMY!! This little guy was so quick and easy to make!  I started with one of these plastic tubes.(this is the smaller of the tubes).............


.............cut 1/2" and 3/4" strips of Sticky Back Canvas and haphazardly inked the edges with Distress Tea Dye Ink.  Randomly wrap the strips of canvas around the tube and across the top and around the lid, glue on some googly eyes and MUMMY!! You've got yourself a cute little treat holder that your kids can make for their entire class or neighborhood!!

But then my brain got to thinking (yes, it hurt),that all Mummy's deserve a nice home to haunt.  So I got out some Distress Ink in Weathered Wood and Pumice Stone.  Randomly squished it on my craft mat and spritzed with Tattered Angel's Glimmer Mist in Pearl and Patina and layed a piece of Pure Luxury card stock in the pooled ink (this is my version of Wrinkle Free Distress). A little selective shading with my Copic markers, using C1, C3, C5 and C7, a little dry embossing along one edge.



I REALLY wish the shimmer from the Glitter Mists showed up in the picture!  It is just enough shimmer to make the tombstone look like granite!

Of course, it's the little decorating details that make a home stand out.  Since I currently lack the Raven and Branched Tree dies in my collection, I had to resort to drawing my own!  The great thing about ravens and barren, dead trees, is~~ they are suppose to look bad!! BWHAHAAAA!! I drew out my rough ideas on scratch paper and then traced the templates onto Black Pure Luxury card stock.  I spritzed the raven with Tattered Angel's Glimmer Mist in Cinder, which added a great blue/black shimmer.  I deliberately left my pencil marks on the raven to add a faint definition of detail, with so much black!

The tree was embossed with the Texture Fade Woodgrain.  Paper easel's were made to hold the leaning tombstone and tree.




After I was all done with the mummy's home, my kiddo's informed me that Mummy was too "cutesy" for the grave site!! Siiiigh.  If you ask for constructive criticism, you better be willing to listen to the answer!!

So, Mummy will not be moving into this particular grave site.  He will just have to haunt some cute little kid's candy bucket instead. Or, he would make a great ghoulish party favor!!

As for Bea A. Ware's final resting spot~~I think it would make a great table name tag setting.  Change out the name for a guest's name.  Or make each tombstone have some funny play on words.  Both would be just SPOOKTACULAR!!

Until next time...........................


53 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the mummy tube. The tombstone is amazing with the colour variation and a creative name - scary stuff.
Maurene
stampersmokey@yahoo.ca

Michelle said...

Love both your projects! Bea A Ware..very funny

LaNell said...

Great projects. Good drawing. I probably would not even attempt that.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

The mummy is too cute.

Julia Aston said...

Love your little mummy - what a quick design to create! Your gravestone home is spooky cool!!

Broni said...

These projects are SO PERFECT for this challenge, Starla! The mummy (finger)is super cute! And that graveyard scene that you made from just black and white cardstock is SO AMAZING!!!!

Yelowflower said...

I think this is just such a CUTE idea..love the mummy and the tag line

Danee said...

I agree it is too cute but I like both projects individually. Kids will love the mummy- it's candy after all and very cute. You did a great job aging the little tombstone and I actually thought the tree was Tim's die.

gardenlady5562 said...

Great projects - thanks for sharing...Julia

Regina Cabay said...

Both are great projects! I also thought the tree was a die - absolutely wonderful work.

huntla1 said...

Nicely done! The tube mummy was very creative!

Carol E said...

I love your projects, the mummy is just great, thank you so much for sharing them.

paperpapier said...

brilliant idea with the M&M mummy...!!!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Love your projects especially the tombstone.

betjunroe said...

Love these ideas Starla! The tombstone does look real. Bette

Cathy Y said...

Oh, your M&M mummy is just too funny! I love it.

Noreen said...

I think you did a great job with both projects. The shading on the gravestone is very effective!

Sylvia said...

Absolutely love your mummy, tree and raven, Starla! Don't worry too much about spooky being cutesy! There are very girly spooks, tell your kiddo that! Hasn't he spied any girly girls lately? You have a nice day, hope things calm down for you! Life is too short, relax a little.

donna said...

Both your projects are spookalicious. Amazing job of drawing the raven and tree and I love the Bee A Ware...Donna

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

The ghost tube is too cute. That's a great head stone.

HeyGirly said...

So cute! Never thought of using a tube. Awesome!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the mummy and the grave scene.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

This is so creative. I think even I could do the mummy tube. :)

Bast said...

The mummy is just too cute. Love the tombstone. A really spook-tacular project. Thanx so much for sharing and for the details

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

SusanK said...

So clever! And making do with what you have is a wonderful way to challenge your creativity - you did it!

Susan said...

What a wonderfully creative project! And I agree your mummy is too cute for the grave site - butyou could always send it to me.

trisha too said...

Very fun Halloween pieces--so cute, very kid-friendly! I mean
SPOOKTACULAR!!

:)

Kathy Eddy said...

Too cute! I can't believe we are almost to Halloween already!

Janet L. said...

Love both your spooky projects, Starla. You did a boo-tiful job.

Dee in N.H. said...

Great stuff! Love your mummy tube! How cute!

szbacn1 said...

So cute!!! And very creative... thanks for sharing with us!

Cindy-Up In Northern Michigan said...

Great projects. Gotta get some of those tubes!

c.darwin said...

Inspired idea to use the sticky back canvas for a mummy! Thanks for sharing.

Sandra said...

love the tombstone!
Sandra ltb

love2scrap said...

I think I might try to do the mummy tubes for my kids' Halloween school parties. That is cute! And I love the gravestone! The coloring is perfect!

nonnie said...

the tombstone is way cool...thanks for sharing...

Shannon said...

The mummy is so cute and funny, what a clever idea. I really love the look of your graveyard scene with the tree, raven and tombstone. The texture on the tree rocks! Great job on both pieces. Thank you so much for always inspiring and sharing.

Woodsie said...

Cutesy or Glittzy...they are all great!
Woodie

Larissa Heskett said...

Too cute!! I LOVE the mummy!! Funny too that the kids were so truthful!! =) I LOVE that kids don't hold back and they ALWAYS know what is "in style"!!
THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I'm always blown away by your projects. Life can be a real time consumer, but when you finally find time to play, you are always so creative!

Claudine C. said...

Very cool gravesite there. I love this project.

bethann said...

funny, love everything. don't trust what kids say, lol. the mummy is too darn cute tho

McStamper said...

Love your projects. The mummy is so cute.

Linda D said...

Both projects are so creative Starla, love them both.

Creative Genie said...

Love your project. The grave scene is fabulous!!

Pam said...

LOve both of your projects, especially the Mummy. great work!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Great little projects. Love the MUMMY...Enjoy the weekend, we all need a break!

Denise said...

Great creations! Love that mummy, and with my fave candies inside too! :)
DeniseB

Shirley N said...

Love how your mummy transpired into a whole scene, lol! Spooky, fun, and cute all rolled into one fabulous Halloween creation. Thanks for the inspiration!

littlen said...

great projects. tfs.

Micki said...

No way.... you DREW the bird and branches/tree???? OMG I LOVE it. And LOVE the mummy..... oh and are you kidding? That tombstone looks like granite.....again, you rocked it girl!
hugs

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

good golly girl! you are truly an artist!

these are totally awesome! you ALWAYS blow me away with your creations!

hope all is well with you. i am so glad you stopped by.

hugs :)

Carolyn King said...

you are amazing girl! LOVE that creative use of the tube---what a cute mummy! love your other spoooktacular project too!