"Black , Orange, Purple Challeng (HIMCR)

Hello my crafty friends!
I am so delighted you came to visit today.

If you have been following my blog you already heard and shared in my excitement of becoming part of the amazingly talented, supportive and friendly design team (Sorry couldn't shorten it)
" Hiding in My Craft Room" (HIMCR).

Today is my first post I am beyond excited and really hoping that you will participate!

The challenge for this week is "Black, Orange, Purple "

* Note that I have added all the links to the DT members on the right side of my blog, they would love to see you and get some bloggy love and in return you will be inspired I promise!!!
My project is a Canvas that I will proudly hang on my wall and will be visible to all the little glickens on Halloween night. (Click on image for larger view)

Products used:

  • Pen Sponge ( A sponge that I got from a store that held pens, I used it to make the outer part of the canvas using black acrylic paint)
  • Spellbinders, Halloween (I used these to make the fence)
  • Glitter Foam (tree and spider and words)
  • Twine (used to string pumkings)
  • Pumpkin wooden stamp
  • Liquid Embossing (used on pumpkins and ghost)
  • Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge (Ghost)
  • Halloween paper from stash (Pennants)
  • Cheese Cloth (Spider's Web)
  • White Fabric paint (used on Fence)
  • Spectrum Noir Pens/ Alcohol blending Solution (used to make background)
  • Boo Wooden Stamp (Used on background)

How to make an acetate background:

  1. Cut acetate paper the size you will need to use as your background.
  2. Choose 3 Spectrum Noir Pen colors of your choice (it will show up better if they are darker colors, I have tried the lighter colors and sadly they were barely noticeable)
  3. Scribble in sections being careful not to overlap the other color (If you do overlap just scribble on a piece of scrap paper and the color will come out of your pen)
  4. Cover as much of the acetate paper as possible
  5. Use Alcohol blending Ink on a cotton ball, sponge or Tim Holtz blending tool , dab over inked areas.Stop blending when you are happy with the result.
  6. Optional step - Stamp over background using your choice of stamp but make sure to not let the stamp slide and use StazOn Ink.
  7. Let dry
  8. Attach to project using eyelets... the Crop a Dile 11 is great for a card or canvas.

I am entering my project into "My Crafting Channel: MCC Challenge #1 - The gh'oul times! (Anything Halloween!)
Come join me and link up your project HERE, Nana would love to see you!


Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges

Have a terrific Day!!



    jessica said…
    This is gorgeous Naomi!! Love the perfect Halloween colors!! TFS and Happy World Cardmaking Day!!
    Rhonda Emery said…
    wow this is beautiful thank you for joining us at decorate to celebrate.hugs
    Ohhhhhhhhh this is AWESOME!! I love love love the colors and loving how you have the pumpkins hanging in the tree!!!!
    This is such a fabulous creation - love all the details. TFS

    Emilie said…
    Well done you on this DT job!!! You so deserve it! This canvas is gorgeous! I love it! xxx
    Congrats on your DT Spot over at Hiding In My Crafting, how exciting. Loving the canvas. Great colors and terrific tree,

    Thanks for joining us over at
    MCC Challenge #1 - The gh'oul times!

    Hugs Nana
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    Creative M said…
    Hi Naomi,
    This is GORGEOUS!!WOW!!A Fabulous Canvas!TFS
    Enjoy your weekend,
    Chana said…
    Hello, Naom! We are so happy that you have joined us at Jackson's Digital Expressions! WOWZER!! your project is awesome. I am going to try this technique for a project that been "rambling" around in my brain!

    Wonderful design point of view and great aesthetic! Nice detail and lots on interest for the eye! I love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions! Good Luck!
    Chana, Owner, Jackson's Digital Expressions
    CRAZY4 CHRIST said…
    Great post, I am not much for halloween but it looks very cool!! Congrats again on making the DT!! Thanks for your nice comments on my blog, hopefully we have a sunny day soon so I can take some pictures of my origami box!! Happy Thanksgiving!!
    Sherrie K. said…
    Hi Naomi,
    Wow,what a GORGEOUS piece of art work:) You are so creative, talented ad inspiring. What a wonderful canvas project-Thanks for sharing! Wow, Wow!!
    Sherrie K
    Karen H said…
    What an amazing project, Naomi!!! You went all out, which is certainly nothing new. :o) Every detail is incredible. Congratulations on your happy news, my dear friend! You will be such a blessing to your new team. :o) (Pop over to my blog when you get a chance.. there's a little something that might interest you!) :o)

    Hugs and blessings!
    Super canvas! So super spooky! Great details!
    Such a great canvas,love it! Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.
    Jenscrapstoo said…
    This is super excellent!! What a fantastic scene!! Cheers Jennie
    This looks great. Thanks for leaving love on my blog. Why don't you enter it over at Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog? You really should. Hugs! ~Patti
    Mary J Scrapper said…
    This is a fantastic canvas project. Congrats on being on the DT. Thanks for playing along on Jackson's Digital Expressions
    Jen Leeflang said…
    This is awesome! I love how you listed those step by step instructions! Thanks!
    thanks so much for joining us for our challenge at Jacksons Digital Expressions this week! I look forward to seeing you again!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    JDE DT member
    yyam said…
    Congrats on your new DT gig! :)

    I love the background on your canvas. Amazing design! Looks like I may be going shopping for some pens..*winks*
    Kathi Silvia said…
    Hi Naomi!

    This is just an amazing piece of art! So original and creative! Excellent mini tutorial as well! Now on my list of techniques to try LOL! Congrats on your DT acceptance they are lucky to have you...maybe you could be a Guest Designer for us at JDE in the future :)

    DT Coordinator
    Jackson's Digital Expressions
    Gwen said…
    Amazing job on this, the background is just superb! Thanks for playing at my craft spot.
    Wow! This looks amazing, Naomi! The acetate background has such a wonderful effect!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

    PS I finished my card for Michael and hope to post it on my blog tomorrow. :)
    Creative M said…
    Hi Naomi,
    As I said before GORGEOUS!!Congrats on your DT spot!and Thansk for joining us at PDE challenges!
    PDE DT
    Janis said…
    That is way cool! Thanks for playing at Pause Dream Enjoy. :)Janis
    Jovan said…
    Wonderful project!
    Norma said…
    WOW! this is fabulous! I love the colors:) Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!!
    Amy said…
    GREAT canvas!! What fun that must have been to create!! :)

    Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

    Big hugs,
    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

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