Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Let's Get Shabby's Challenge #29 and Halloween Black Cat Tutorial

Here's my LO for Let's Get Shabby,

Its all about monochromatic.... and I've used Creams to Beige to Brown

Make sure you check out the challenge criteria and the gorgeous examples the Design Team have created

Yeah yeah - I know - we dont reeeeally celebrate Halloween in general... but for some reason I always feel compelled to at least one sort of 'Halloween-ish' project each year. Dont really know why - just cos! (I think :lol: )

This one is of my darling Black Cat (easy subject of halloween!!! :lol: ) he's a re-educated feral cat - and his journey has been a long tough one, and needless to say - he's different from any cat I've ever owned.

The twist of it all is the LO really reflects how he sees the world - scary. He's scared of everything and everyone. Mostly he's scared of being returned to his old life. He lives in fear - and never leaves the house.


The chipboard you will find - Eerie Chip Sticker Shapes
Isnt the chipboard cat just the coolest(it can always be painted if you dont want the dots...but I've kept the peeled off backing to use as a mask!!!) The shapes are all quite a good size (take a look at the LO to get an idea)

Using the Tree as a Mask
Using the peeled off backing as a mask - (I used the actual tree in Oct Room One)

I painted the background with a splash of black paint to create the dark atmosphere and let that dry, then placed the white tree backing on the painted page

Then painted over backing mask with mauve-grayish paint and this is how it turned out once the backing was pulled away. I coloured with black the parts of the branches that faded away on the right hand side just to give it more definition

Then added all the fabulous Eerie chipboard embellishments along with the photo etc.


Basic Grey
Max and Whiskers Simon (background paper - reverse side)
Basic Grey Flower.



I've just found this older Halloween little Mini- Album (2009)
I created of my black little cat using Vintage Epherma
You can find the link to the original post HERE is you care to re-visit
(just scroll down a little)


I've also joined in on 'Shoot It, Scrap It' (Scrap Therapy) Challenge
And another Basic Grey LO
This is photo challenge (playing with our cameras) from last month - the photo must be used on a LO for this month...
Last month it was all about Black and White

and here's my LO with my photo from last month...

Meet Charlie - one of my close friends  little puppy.  He was running around with Paige (though you cant see her)


I've completed a LO for Global Scrappers for Manufacturer which was American Craft... I was really scraping the bottom of my barrel to find any paper - the cardstock and thickers I had in plenty!
Added some lovely K&Co dimensional flowers to pretty it up!  Little Paige.




jacirascrap said...

Seu blog sempre recheado de projetos maravilhosos!! ótimo desafio do LGS!! E adorei também o LO do cachorrinho correndo, ele parece tão feliz!

Jamilie said...

These are fabulous Manday!!! Wow!! Love the black cat BOO especially!!

ann said...

Some gorgeous projects Mandy and I love your Halloween xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You are JUST AMAZING! I loveeeeeeeee all of these!:):):):):):):):):):):)

Lizzy Hill said...

You are sooo versatile in your creativity! Love, love,love the colours in 'Charlie's' shoot...love him, too:)

Dora said...

Those are all stunning, but your first project really.....it is my inspiration for today, absolutely amazing!

Magda(i)Lena said...

I love your monochromatic project. All your works are stunning. Love it!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

OH wow, lots of fabulous work here!!!!

yyam said...

How amazing are these Mandy! Love the textures and dimensions! Just brilliant work! :)

Lizzyc said...

Hi.. all of these are gorgeous.. i really love the shabby challenge.. that is one lovely heart doilley!!

Julie said...

just gorgeous missy love them all

Audrey Pettit said...

My goodness! what gorgeousness! You are amazing!

Shimano (aka Christine) said...

Fantastic layouts and OTP Mandy. xx