Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Challenge - Happy Halloween

Thank you to everyone who participated in last month's monthly challenge. The response was great and we loved seeing all of your creations. This month's challenge fits in well with the "season" we just started. Thank you to everyone who entered our challenge last month and stay tuned for the winner in Katelyn's post.

This month's will be an easy one because we are focusing on FALL!

Each month enter for your chance to win 4 designs from the
 SRTC online store $20 (before tax) retail value

And ... it's a completely RANDOM DRAW!


- Must follow the theme
 - Your item can be a card, mixed media piece or project, whatever you can call "ART".  
- You can use any image, embellishments and any chipboard pieces you like.
- As of now, there is no limit for entries
- Must be a new project
- Can be combined with 10 other challenges
- Please link back to our blog
- Ends June 30th 6pm PST

**If you use product from SRTC, that will count as TWO entries but please make sure we know via your blog post attached via Mr. Linky below or a message below this post!! 

Melissa is sharing her fabulous fall themed project for you, to get this challenge started.

Happy 1st of October & welcome to our new monthly challenge here at the Southern Ridge Trading Company's blog! Be sure to check out all of the details on this month's challenge theme which is FALL... 

For my first Design Team project this month, I used a TON of Karen's awesome chipboard to make this title page for the Halloween 12x12 Scrapbook I am in the process of making. I love themed albums; they're so fun to put together & I love reminiscing over the photo's of the kids and how they've grown over the years!

The Happy Halloween Kit, CEL-413  has lots of awesome shaped pieces in it.

 To decorate the title in the kit, I blocked off the ghosts using cut up strips of post-it notes. 

That way, I could spray the title orange using Smooch Spray & leave the ghosts untouched to paint white using Distress Paint. I used a Q-Tip dipped in the paint to colour the ghosts.

Once it was dry from the spray, I put the pieces on black cardstock then I used the Martha Stewart spider web border/corner punch set to make the title mat. Isn't it fun?

Using other Smooch Spray colours, I spritzed the haunted house, witch & bat. I love how they look metallic-y! 

I sprayed the wooden fence MIN-350 & the grass border GAR-595 as well with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists to get the colours I wanted. Then I inked the edges of everything with a black cats eye ink pad. I layered the fence over the bottom of the house, then layered the grass border over the fence! Three lovely layers of SRTC product! :)

For the spider's web, I also used the metallic silver spray & I used glossy accents on the spider to make him pop off the patterned paper... He looks too real for me! LOL! ;)

I absolutely love how this page turned out! I hope you enjoyed looking at it & seeing how I use the chipboard that Karen created for my project!

Now you show us what you've got for this months theme FALL! Be sure to enter our challenge.

Thanks for looking! Cheers! Melissa :)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for opening the Halloween theme up for any autumn project!
    <3 J

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