Trick*or*Treat Blog Hop with Crafter’s Workshop

Welcome to the Trick-Or-Treat Blog Hop!
October 8-10, 2011

Crafter’s Workshop and Clearsnap have teamed up for the next three days to create hauntingly inspiring projects for this Halloween season. It’s all tricks, treats, and techniques so join us on a fright night jaunt to remember, hopping from blog to blog. Leave your “Trick-or-treat” comment on each blog in the hop in hopes of winning candy, blog candy that is! For every 50 comments posted on this blog we’re giving away a set of inks and accessories to spook up any crafter’s projects!!! We’ll choose the winners from the blog comments posted on all the blogs in the Hop. The prize includes Smooch Spritz in Frosted Grape, Green Olive, and Carrot Cake, ColorBox Pigment InkPad in Spooktacular, Glitter in  Grape Fizz, Design Adhesives in “Trick or Treat” and “Eeeeks!?”, plus our new Design Foils in Lime Burst. That’s alot of spook to go around!

In addition, The Crafter’s Workshop is giving away these fabulous templates valued at $35! More than enough goodies to get you started on all your Halloween themed crafts!

Here’s the artsy spooksters to visit along the way:

Crafter’s Workshop
Sabrina Alery ===> you are here
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer
Charlotte Jenkins
Mary Dawn Quirindongo
Karen Grunberg
Jennifer Priest
Jen Clark
Daniela Dobson

Receive extra entries in the Hop for following us on Twitter and Facebook and for tweeting or posting on Facebook about the Hop – just post here afterwards that you have followed us or posted about the Hop to increase your chances to win. Happy Hopping!!!

Today I am sharing with you a layout that is a little more fall themed but still has all the essential Halloween colors going on plus the rich jewel tones of autumn šŸ™‚

Gosh these templates are amazing! I am really inspired by the artistic flair Julie Fei-Fan Blazer adds to all of her projects and somehow using her templates just drew out the inner graffiti artist within me. To create this background, I layered each of the different templates and sprayed with a heavy dose of Smooch Spritz. That is 10 layers total of spray and my paper is as flat as when I began – love this stuff!

On the top layer of rain drops, I outlined a few random raindrops with red Smooch and then added the Herringbone template by painting with Pigment Ink and a foam pad loaded onto my stylus. Edith was the final layer on top.

For the title, I drew upon a quote from the movie Vanity Fair. Remember the scene where the father of Jonathon Rhys Meyers tells him he can have anything he wants if only he will reach for it? I think he was talking about material things but here its expanded a bit to inspire dreams and goals.

The photo is from a recent trip to the Pumpkin Patch – they have fields of beautiful mums that are just begging to be photographed. My little one loved every minute.

For the leaves, I traced around some real ones we collected from the backyard and inked them up for a pretty and natural embellishment.

Balzer Designs Templates by The Crafter’s Workshop – Rain 12×12, Edith and Maude 12×12, Herringbone 6×6, Bliss 6×6
Smooch Spritz – Candle Glow, Gingersnap, Cosmic Pink, Evergreen, Olive Green, Hollyberries, Black Velvet, Silver Foil, Vanilla Shimmer, Log Cabin
Smooch – Siren
Colorbox Pigment Ink – Robin’s Egg, Lime
Colorbox Decades Antiquing Dye Ink – Venetian Lace
Stylus Starter Set
Cardstock – Bazzill, DCWV
Alpha Stickers – American Crafts, The Paper Studio
Bling – Basic Grey, Bo Bunny, Cosmo Cricket
Adhesive – 3M, Therm-o-web

Thanks for dropping by! Don’t forget to leave a comment before your next stop on the hop, Balzer Designs.


98 thoughts on “Trick*or*Treat Blog Hop with Crafter’s Workshop

  1. Such a beautiful project! I love Julie's stencils and seeing what everyone does with them. I'm amazed at your flat paper after 10 layers of spray… gotta try that stuff!

  2. Wow! The layering of spritz and stencils looks so cool! Also, your handmade leaves are beautiful. Love the sentiment and journaling for your daughter!

  3. I love what you did with the stencils, so fun and colorful. Fall is my favorite time of year, all the parts of it down to the last little leaf. What a great idea to use a real leaf, can't wait to do this too. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring me today!!

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