Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Kitchen Witch: Day 7 of 31 Days of Halloween

Hello my fellow Halloween Fanatics! I have a less-creepy project today, but I feel it's just right for Halloween and it's roots.


This looks complicated, but I promise you, it's not. I started off with the Apron Die from Dreamweaver Stencils. I chose 5 coordinating papers (from DCWV) and cut the apron out 5 times. I also have the Apron stencil, so I applied it directly to my paper with ink, so that when I laid out my freshly cut pieces, they would be placed properly.

This photo shows the process. I played around with which pieces I wanted where, and then I ran them through my little "X" sticker maker from Xyron. This worked out really well because some of those pieces are teeny. But inking the image, and using the "X" made getting these pieces in the correct spots a snap!

I'd like to point out that the stencil and die are the exact same size, so fitting the pieces on top of each other were not a problem at all.

My paper already had the candy at the bottom, and I added some more with my candy corn stamp from Inkadinkado. My sentiment was done with a little font set that I've had for ages. I really wish I had a pentagram stamp or 2 though. Does anyone have any? Where can I get some? I think that would have been really perfect on this card. I am playing with the idea of making a darker version of this, with a cauldron. What do you think? Thanks for all the great feedback I've been getting so far! Please be sure to visit the rest of the Wicked Bloggers, all listed in my side bar. Thanks for stopping  by. Have a fang-tastic day!

16 comments:

applejack cards by sue said...

I am loving today's project... I agree about kitchen witches...

DonnaMundinger said...

This is sooo stinkin' CUTE! I want it for my kitchen..or perhaps a darker version? (great idea!) Brilliant using the mask for placement. Love this, Alison! xxD

Sarah Nancarrow said...

I can just imagine she has her wand in one of those pockets too! Love this apron, and the patchwork feel of it :)

maureenjscott said...

Oh fab! I love the dress - great idea to have die and stencil - fabulous finished card! x

Sarah Bales Strom said...

This is WONDERFUL! Everything about your card is perfect! I would hesitate to add anything else, but you could make another version with pentagrams and a cauldron. (A little series, as it were!)

NanB said...

I love aprons and this one is full of work that makes it super! Gotta pull out my X now everthing is laying down so nicely! This is a great project!

Christine Kiehl said...

What a cool idea for those peeps who like things on the more cute side!! And thank you for the How to also!

TangledBlueRose said...

Awesome project!Love the 50's feel. And yes! Dark version please:)
The sticker machine sounds really cool! May have to check it out too >.<
~kim

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Wonderful project. great use of the stencil.

DogsMom said...

I bet you could make 5 different variations of this card at one sitting!

Love the thought and effort and creativity you put into this.

She seems to be crafting up an invisibility spell.

Rebecca pettit said...

I really l like the falling candy canes and the candy at the bottomsuper cute card

Susan Renshaw said...

Brilliant paper piecing! A dark version would be super too!

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

What a fun card you made, love all the separate paper elements you chose to create your overall apron! Freaky fab!

KC said...

this is so stinkin cute! I love it!

Julia said...

I think you had lots of fun putting this together. Looks amazing!

Steph said...

So cute, what a great idea. I would love to see a darker version :)