Sunday, October 24, 2010

My First Collage!

More Creative Bee?  Singing Bee?

Do NOT read this post until after the Halloween Bakeathon!  

Okay, did they leave?  You'll let me know if they come back, right?

Well, I'm just dying to show you what I made for my friends for their birthdays.   All three of us have birthdays within a month of each other and we usually exchange our birthday gifts at the annual Halloween Bakeathon so they tend to have the same theme....Halloween!  We all love this holiday, especially the More Creative Bee.

So I decided to try my hand at some collage art with the help of my newest Cricut cartridge "Pumpkin Carving."  

I started off by painting some art canvases with black acrylic paint.  Now I just used regular old craft paint which might not have been that great an idea.  I had to put on three coats to finally get everything covered.  
Then I took some scrapbook paper and tore the edges to make the background.  
(Love my bone folder!)
The Graphics Fairy came in handy for this next step.  I took a couple of scary looking ladies and added the Graphics Fairy witch hat to them.  Thank you Graphics Fairy!
I cut out a pumpkin and a "boo" with the beloved Cricut.  
Tucked my new little witches behind the pumpkin and Mod Podged it all together.
This is Boo 1!
This is Boo 2!

So what have you tried lately?  A project?  A new recipe?  

I'm also going to make some Cinnamon Dolce syrup for lattes today!  I made homemade vanilla syrup the other day and it was so delicious.  

Would you care for a Cinnamon Dolce latte?  I'd love to make one for you in a pumpkin mug!  

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Too cute...and spooky! Never had either syrup but love lattes and flavored coffees so would love to be there to share with you! So glad to have found someone who also has a Cricut. I bought one and have used it very little...mostly because I realized after buying it how expensive the cartridges are. Which ones are your favorite? I'd love to have some suggestions as Christmas is coming and thought I'd ask for one or two:)

  2. Cute & clever...and cinnamon dolce lattes too! YUM!!


  3. I will be right over a a latte and you can show me more of your cute creations! :)

  4. See you could put that over in the Mclinky at "Mornin Glories" I need you gals to help teach others how to do things!!

    Love the is cute!

    Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  5. Wow. Your project looks terrific!
    Pumpkin latte???? Of course. Anything with coffee...and I'm on board.
    Would love the recipe too.
    (btw, I just made Kahlua..)

  6. You make your own syrups? Dulce is my favorite - I'll be right there! :-)

  7. Those are the cutest things! You have great crafty ideas.

  8. How cool! I just got a cricut last week from DH for our anniversary - which are your fav cartridges?

    Have fun with the Bee's!


  9. fun crafting. I just received my cricuit and cannot wait to figure it all out.

  10. Very cute collage!! I love all the stuff that Karen,the Graphic Fairy, does too.
    I just got myself the original cricut at Michaels and with it I got one cartridge. Then I went to this site and bought the software. You can hook it between the cricut and your computer with a usb cord and you can get unlimited images to cut.


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