Monday, August 31, 2015

Halloween Blasts from the Past and DOTD

It's time for Halloween, All Hallows Eve, and DOTD. 

It took me a while to warm up to this Spooky genre, but after a few years of experimenting and playing around with some of my favorite color combinations, this has become really fun.

I thought I'd jump back on the blogposts and share a few of my favorites. They can all be found going back to about 2010 on the blog.

Definitely up there on my favs....all from 
for the Design Team.

This one comes out every year with Graphic45's amazing papers and a plain wooden birdhouse set on a wooden base. Love it!

This tag using Tim Holtz/Ranger products still gets the most Pins on Pinterest at this time of year...too funny.

I guess this was the beginning of my Halloween adventure. Tutorial on blog here. 

This one was about the same time with die cuts on a Chunky piece.

This printers tray with Graphic45 papers is one of my favorites. The papers always stand alone for their color and detail.  Blog post here. 

Whether you like a canvas wall hanging.....

....or a little Halloween Witch to set on your desk...these are definitely fun to create. Witch is for Retro Cafe Art Swap.

ONE, just ONE scrapbook page created....I was never, and still remain, NOT good at scrapbooking!!!

More RCAG products and a Winged Shrine with Graphic45 papers.


I'll always enjoy this Retro Cafe Art Gallery Kit where I added all the stamping on Graphic45 papers. The Charms, Spiders, Bats and Birds  are RCAG.

My DOTD Shrines from RCAG that blew me away on Pinterest with Pins. It must be the intense color that catches their eye and the Fresco Paints.

A mini Shrine for Retro Cafe Art Gallery DT.

I do like the way this tag was embossed and highlighted with a white pen. The color combo is again one of my favorites. Distress Inks from Tim.

Little Coffins from RCAG made into earrings with Graphic45 papers, Glossy Accents and Inka Gold. 

This is a die-cut from Eileen Hull with embossed Metal and Vintaj Patinas.

Each year Kristin has a Tombstone swap at RCAG. These are a couple of my favs.

Tim Holtz stamps and Fresco Paints.

Love these little Skellies!

This one has a great background....

And last, but not least, the Little Pumpkin Witch with some Graphic45 papers on her torso. The RCAG cut-outs are perfect with her.

So, that's it for me. Working on projects that are keeping me way busy, but should be done soon.

Let me know if you have any questions, and check out the past year's Sept and Oct posts on my blog for more detailed instructions and products. I just didn't have the time to find all the links.....browse with a cup of coffee some time.

Your Friend in ART,



Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

You really ROCK Halloween and DOTD!!!! Love them all!

misteejay said...

Although we don't tend to celebrate Halloween here in the UK to the same extent as the USA, it is a theme that I love for the colours. I love Autumn shades and the orange/green/purple/black traditionally used for Halloween fit so well with this.
Love all your pieces Linda and there are a few I will go back and browse more closely.
Toni xx

A Pink said...

You sure warmed up quick to the Spooky genre! Linda What a fabulous collection of Halloween Art ! I feel like I've just visited one of the best art galleries in town and all from the comfort of my armchair. thank you for sharing all you spookiness in one collection . Its been an absolute delight xx

Linda M. Cain said...

time to make more Halloween fun!

JackieP Neal said...

Thanks for the trip down your memory lane!! Such ghoulish fun Linda!! You and your art are so inspiring!! x