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Welcome to the Trick or Treat Blog Hop!

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!










Here's the artsy spooksters to visit along the way:
 
Blog List:
Sabrina Alery - http://sabrinaalery.blogspot.com/
Charlotte Jenkins http://suepup.blogspot.com
Mary Dawn Quirindongo <------ you are here!
Karen Grunberg - http://www.karenika.com/

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 how to create this fun Halloween frame. I created my frame using a $1 wooden frame from the craft store, a Crafter's Workshop template and Clearsnap pigment inks, Smooch Spritz and embossing powder. 


First, I gessoed the frame with white gesso and allowed it to dry. Then I used the 6x6 Mini Damask template from Crafter's Workshop to create a pattern all over with Plum Berry Pigment Ink and allowed it to dry. When the light purple ink was dry, I added Tea Party and Green Olive Smooch Spritz and allowed that to dry. Then I added clear watermark ink on top of everything and used Opalescent Clear embossing powder, which gave it the sparkle. I used Plum Berry, Lettuce and Sweet Melon Pigment Inks on the chipboard letters, along with more Opalescent Clear embossing powder. I added a purple bow (that totally matched in my craft room, not so much on the front door) and a picture of my kids from Halloween last year. 


93 comments:

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the frame.
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gayle said...

What a great effect! Thanks for sharing :)

Lindart said...

Cute kids, cute frame!

Moonlilly said...

Very cute!

Serra55 said...

I especially like the makeup on the boy in the picture. Really makes the whole piece spooky!

Leslie Hanna said...

I actually HAVE that Damask template, but I can't get the paint to work as wonderfully as you did. I suk at templates. :(

Cindy Courtney said...

great colors!!

Daniela Dobson said...

I love that frame. Those letters are so sparkly!

Alda said...

Great effect, love the idea. Never heard of the smooch spritz, have to try and find it in Holland. Thanks for sharing and for the chance of winning.

Crafty Girl said...

wow I just realized that I have a few frames in my stash! What a great project. I am going to play today!!

redplantlady said...

Great effects!

ida said...

very inspirational... my middle school students are writing poems for Halloween and they can decorate them with these products...they will love it

KarenL. said...

Love it - scary picture. Thanks for sharing.

Helena Virpi said...

Beautiful frame!

I can't seem to be able to comment on charlotte's post??

Betty said...

very cute project and the kids are darling!

Bonita Rose said...

Love your frame!

Suzeq18 said...

Fantastic!

Poppy said...

I love the sparkles on this frame! Fabulous!

Deanna said...

Fun frame! love all the sparkle!

PaulaJ said...

adorable frames! I will have to try this ASAP!

WillieburgScrapper said...

Fun frame- love the stippled effect!

Sheri Twing said...

So cute! I love the damask template on the frame! Thanks for sharing!

Janet said...

Very cute!

Andrene said...

Awesome frame. Just my style of crafting!! TFS!!!!!

Anita &/or Char said...

Coolness stampy friend, I like it

Katje said...

Lovely frame! The simple design works well with the technique while the color really makes it fresh and cheerful.

tronaldte said...

Trick or Treat! Love the frame idea!

Leap Year Baby said...

Love the technique. Thanks for sharing.

genagirl said...

So very cute!

Jennifer Priest said...

Sooooo coool Mary Dawn!!!! Love all the layers to this frame.

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

That's a great frame. Love how the colors turned out. TFS.

Wendy Swenne said...

Oeh... I love what you've did with the frame. Love the colors. And such a sweet photo in it.

Thanks for sharing.


Wendy

smokeysmom said...

Hooray for the Trick or Treat Blog Hop! I have posted the blog hop, starting with your blog on my (Maggie Mannwieler) FB page!!

Colorful Heart said...

wouldn't have thought of adding sparkles to a halloween frame...but it works well!

i am the diva said...

love the frame!! does pinning to pinterest count as an extra entry? lol

Teddi said...

delighted & smiling! it's wonderful.
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Fabienne said...

Very cool idea !
Thanks for this very nice blog hop inspiration ;-)

Monique said...

Love the effect! What a fab frame you made!

Barbi Defazio said...

Sweet frame! Love the textures.

Linda said...

What a fun frame. I love how the colors turned out on this. Thanks for sharing it. Linda E.

Corrie said...

nice job, thanks for sharing

pcrusberg said...

That's a gorgeous wall decor piece. Thanks!

Sandy said...

Nice frame - and cute photo!

cindy said...

Lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

Oh me likey!!! Yummy colors!!! i want to make me one!!!!

Jade said...

super cute!

Mary in IL said...

Nice and Halloween-y! :-)

nspiegel said...

So beautiful. I really love this idea. Thanks.

Denise said...

nice frame! cute pic too!
DeniseB

Joyce said...

Amazing what you can do with a $1 frame. I've got a couple of those tucked away somewhere . . .

Charlotte-AKA suepup said...

Love the frame! Great colors!

Kathleen said...

Great idea -- I've seen smooch spritz around and now am getting some real inspiration to buy some. Your kids are darling!

Denay said...

Great frame. Love the colors.

Hayley B said...

I think this project is very pretty. I think I am going to make a spring version.

Vidette said...

This is such a fun and festive frame. Great colors.

Carole B said...

Love the frame. Good reason to get more trick or treat pics this year.

funkycrafter said...

cute spooky frame and a great pic.

Susan said...

Your frame is fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

Susan Coan said...

Love the frame. Great Project.

sharon g said...

I like the splatter/spray technique!

Clare G said...

Beautiful frame, I love the sparkle and the lovely effects using the templates.

Susan Garman said...

Love the frame. Thanks for sharing.

Susan Garman said...

Love the frame. Thanks for sharing.

Susan Garman said...

Love the frame. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa said...

Lovely I like the damask.

Janet Z said...

Very nice frame! I need some Smooch! :)

Kate P. said...

Who could resist, the kids look adorable. Thanks so much for the chance to win such yummy candy - fingers crossed.

Kristin said...

Trick or treat : )

Anita Braddock said...

Wow I love this hanging picture love all the colors its very striking you did a great job. thanks for sharing
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Nanette said...

I must get myself some smooth spritz! Amazing what you did with it.

famillemarleau said...

I love your frame. Love those bright colors. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

Michelle Single said...

This is too fun!!!

Cindi said...

Very pretty frame!! I love the ideas for stuff made from dollar store goodies! This would be a great gift idea too! Thanks for sharing!

Sabr said...

This is an awesome dollar store alteration!! Love the sparkly title!!

karen In Houston said...

Love this frame you made with all the
stamping and inking on it....Very nice

Lisa said...

Very cute! Love the idea of hanging a frame on the front door, too!

Wendy NYC said...

OK - That's IT! I will NOT be afraid to try my embossing powder! What a beautiful inspiration. Thank you! :)

Lisa said...

I like this project a lot because it's simple and cheap and not filled with "too cutesy" halloween stuff! It's perfect.

Karen Phanco said...

I love the color choices!

Karen Phanco said...

I love the color choices!

brigitte said...

love it! the colors and pic are great!

Katie said...

Great texture on your frame! And I love your contrasting glittery letters. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

ArtZhodgepodge said...

What a fun picture frame.. gets you right in the spirit.

ginigin said...

Thanks for tutorial for the frame, great to see projects that don't cost an arm and a leg. Hope to win some treats so I can play too.

Carole B said...

Frames like this one would make great teachers' gifts. TFS.

Art Expression said...

Nice colors...very cute frame. I follow on Facebook = )

kaleidoscopeimpressions said...

beautifully done frame - wonderful mix of colors so well placed!

Andrea said...

Cool frame... LOVE the sparkle!

Andrea said...

following on facebook

Andrea said...

tweeted!

Carol said...

So cool, love all the projects and products.

Peg said...

Love it!

ellen s. said...

the colors are awesome! love the sparkly-ness to it, too!