Thursday, August 29, 2013

Bewitched with Witch Hazel

Last year, October Afternoon released an adorable Halloween line, Witch Hazel.  And then my friend Kim put it on sale after Halloween (Kim has a Facebook group for buying scrappy supplies - message any of us here at Craft Your Nest if you want to be added).  So of course I had to buy it (it was on sale, right?).  :)

Now, Hazel has been patiently waiting for me to start my fall/halloween 2013 decorating.  And since fall is my favorite season (even though we don't experience much of it in south Georgia), I decided that late August is a perfect time to start pulling out the pumpkins (and witches, in Hazel's case).

Here's what I came up with:


This is already sitting on the table in my foyer.  The pumpkin candles and soaps that have been in rotation for two weeks already (Bath & Body Works is my friend).  Now, if only the weather would cooperate (90+ degree days are so last season!). 

But back to Hazel...this is what I started with:


I chose a neutral paper and cut it down to fit the 5x7 opening in my Target (clearance!) frame.  I then lined the paper up with the grid on my desk and used a ruler to keep the letters straight:


After adhering the letters, they were getting a bit lost in the paper, so I outlined them in black:


Next up was Hazel.  I chose this oversized chipboard piece and attached it directly to the frame.  I then added a couple jack-o-lanterns with pop dots (they were stickers, but I wanted them to have the extra dimension):


 Because I'm crazy indecisive, I don't have pictures of the next step, but basically I spent 15 minutes moving around a couple stickers and pieces of chipboard until I was happy with the arrangement.  To add a bit more dimension, I added some Liquid Glass to the "31", owl's eyes, and jack-o-lanterns:



And, once again, here is the completed project:


Has anyone else started their fall crafting yet?  Or pulled out the fall candles?  Or experiencing cooler temps?  If you've got a "yes" on that last one, could you send them down south for me?  :)


3 comments:

  1. We were doing so well this summer with mild temps and then BAM! 90's. It's crazy. I did create a Halloween mini album and a layout last month for a magazine assignment, so I will be sharing those soon :)

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  2. I'm with you both! SO hot here ~ hard to get in the fall feeling. I absolutely LOVE what you created, Dawn!!

    I also love With Hazel and I've created several cards already, but that's about all.

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