Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Soon our bell will be ringing, and little ghosties and goblins will be looking absolutely adorable while snagging some yummies for their tummy! Our area is celebrating Halloween tonight since Halloween falls on a Sunday this year. So, tonight is the night! I miss not having little ones of our own to take photos of in their costumes! That's a definite downside to becoming a senior citizen! Think parents would mind my taking shots of their children for MY scrapbook pages, LOL - NOT!

I had a bad week. Early in the week, my vision decided to plummet. I couldn't see to read or do much. I hate when I have those flare ups, but am blessed in that there are meds available now that mitigate the problems and quiet the flare up - eventually. My vision was somewhat good yesterday and almost normal today. It doesn't take much, though, before those tired, old eyes of mine go back to their blurriness. I felt as if I was looking through water or a margarine smear on a windshield. Not fun! I was wearing two pairs of glasses at the same time just to see the computer screen. Now, I've just got my reading glasses on. Progress.

I worked on this wall hanging for a challenge for the Magnolia Blog. The requirements were to use at least one Magnolia stamp and have a kitchen/cooking theme. I chose to make something for my kitchen. I went to a local antique store and purchased this silver serving fork. It's about 7 1/2 inches long. Then, I found the perfect frame for it. This frame is 13 x 7 1/4 inches. I used adorable rooster paper and some yellow gingham paper with red rick rack as the divider. My stamps are Chef Edwin and Chef Tilda which were colored in Copic markers. I added a sweet little bow with a matching yellow flower at the knot. My plans are to continue creating other framed utensils to create a wall grouping in my kitchen. The downside is that that fork will have to be polished as it is silver - pretty, but silver! LOL Here it is:


Stick a Fork in It!

Next, is a card I started before my eyes got all wonky. I had most of it done and just had to add the finishing touches which I was finally able to do. It's for another challenge on another site - Totally Tilda Challenge Blog . The challenge was to utilize pearls as well as the color pink on a card. It is Challenge #8. You should see the gorgeous things gals have created for this challenge!

For this card, I chose to use Basic Grey papers, pale pink cardstock, a gorgeous Tilda stamp (I think it is Fairy Tilda), some glitter, pearls, die cutting, and roses. I colored the centers of the roses with my Copic markers so that they would match the paper colors. Tilda was also colored with Copic markers. The pearls are in the exterior low points of the shape behind Tilda. Here she is:


Pink and Pearls


Well, there are munchkins making their way to our door. I need to help DH with the treat distribution.

Have a wonderful evening! Thank you so much for stopping by. Your visits mean the world to me.



Candy said...

Chris I am sorry to hear about your eye problem. Happy to know it is getting better today.
You have two wonderful works of art on your blog today. I just LOVE your idea of making
'picture frames' for your kitchen. Love the one you have completed.
Your card is gorgeous!! Great work :o)
Hugs, Candy

Rene said...

How adorable! Happy Halloween to you too :D

Danielle Champagne said...

Hi Chris, Happy Halloween to you. Good to hear you are feeling better today, hope it will keep improving. Very nice picture frame for your kitchen with Tilda and Edwin, and your card is magnifique! I just love the die cut behind Tilda. Gorgeous detail. Very lovely papers too.

Unknown said...

Hi Chris...I'm so sorry to hear about your eye problems. Hope you're seeing more clearly soon. Your framed image with Tilda & Edwin is just beyond ingenious!! I love it!! And your card is gorgeous!! Look at you...even with wonky eyes your work is spectacular!! Pat Frank

Julie said...

Oh my goodness. Your framed piece is fantastic. What a wonderful idea. This would be so perfect for a baby spoon or some other special memorabilia.


Only By His Grace said...

What a unique creation. Lovely.
I hope your eyes get better soon.
Hugs Marion (Maz)

Shelley said...

I love the wall hanging. and the card is wonderful! So sorry that your eyes are giving you problems. Take care of your self and those precious eyes.

Anonymous said...

Love these projects Chris. I think the framed fork is a brilliant idea! Your Tilda card is gorgeous. I really like the layout you chose and your coloring is beautiful. Sure hope your eyes keep improving and you feel much better soon.
Hugs, Barbara in SC

Charlotte said...

Your wall hanging is really cute. Love that idea for the kitchen.
Love the colors on your card. Great job on it.

Myrna said...

Your projects are wonderful! It's always amazing to see what people come up with that is so unique. Great job! Glad to hear that your eyes were getting better!

charlene said...

What a cute idea love your framed piece. Sorry to hear of your eye problems.

Leslie Anne Avila said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your "stick a fork in it" card. You are very creative. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a happy Halloween!

Blessings from you~
Leslie Avila

Pen to Paper said...

Chris, both cards are so cute!!! The fork one is so funny and the second is super cute!



Kathy Gerace said...

Your fork wall hanging is a fantastic idea! Your coloring on the images for the fork and card are really great. You did a beautiful job on both items.
Kathy Gerace

Cami said...

That's a beautiful kitchen wall hanging you made, Chris! How fun to run down to an antique shop and find something you want then put it all together so nicely! I love the Tilda card you pretty in pink with all the pearls! Please take care of your eyes and I hope you're 100% in no time! Hugs, Cami

Janiel/ janny said...

oh Chris the frame is beautiful!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!

Hugs, Janiel

LINDA W. said...

I hope that your sight is much better...I love your project and your card Hugs Linda

Patti Jo said...

How creative using the fork along with the Maggie stamps in the frame! Great job on that Chris! Also love your other card with the cutie Tilda! Terrific work!!! Sorry to hear of your eye problems and wish you well.

Lynne said...

Beautiful card Chris - but you need to mention our challenge and leave a link to our site - just edit your post so that we are linked :o) xx Lynne xx Totally Tilda

Lynne said...

Just perfect Chris, thanks for re-entering and linking us xx Lynne xx

cabio's craft corner said...

Oh, I hope your vision will get better Chris.
Love that cute wall hanging. Very creative and the Tilda card is so adorable!!! Lovely work!

Beth Norman said...

Hope you feel better soon. I'm in love with the fork project. So unique.

Christine said...

Gorgeous Tilda creation great layout love the BG papers thanks for sharing & joining us at Totally Tilda pink/pearls challenge.

smiles Christine & TT DT girlies xx

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

I'm sorry your vision has been wonky! You really need your eyes to make crafts. I love all your beautiful stamped projects! The fork one is just adorable!