I’ve been slowing sticking my foot into the swap groups. This past month Marie (ala ArtofMarie) hosted a Halloween banner swap. I’m sure most of you know how they work but for those who don’t. Each lady/gentleman is assigned a letter. They make enough of that very banner piece for everyone. After the banner is done it should spell out something. Ours spelled out Halloween. But you couldn’t have guessed that. *chuckles*
So I was given the letter L. There were restrictions to the size the piece could be but the bonus was to include the color black. Not hard to do for Halloween. I picked a Frankenstein shape for my chipboard. I used my Cricut and a program that let’s me cut out svg files. It turned out perfect! I then combined a combination of colors to make a nice bright almost neon green. I applied a coat of acrylic crackle paint. It turned out nice.
I took some black cardstock and cut out some cut witches that I’d make have an awesome 3D look to them. I also cut out some bats. I took some orange cardstock with a pearl affect to it and made my letter L to place on top of a chipboard L of the same size. I glued these all on. I left some space at the top as we were instructed so people could hang their banner pieces. I used some baby black rickrak to be my line and to add to Mr. Frankenstein. :)
After that I applied some Studio G black glitter to his “bolts” These made him stand out really nice. I also edged frank with some pitch black dabber paint by Ranger. Over all I’m happy with the look. Here is how he turned out!
Isn’t he cute?!
Once I received all of the pieces it was time to hang it. I love how it turned out. The ladies did an amazing job! I will make sure this is stored safely away so that I can use it yearly. It really added that something that was missing.
See what I mean!
Thanks for stopping by!