Monday, October 17, 2016

Treat Bag/Box

Hi's Monday and of course that means it's time to head on over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's "Halloween" challenge...we hope you will join in the fun this week too...

and the theme for this week is...
and with Halloween only a few weeks away I decided to make a Trick or Treat bag full of spooky goodies for the grandkiddos...

I found a pile of "cheap as chips" kraft bags hidden away in the dark and dingy depths of the cubbyhole...yes the same place that the spiders hang out and gave it a coat of black gesso for a spookier look...
I trimmed paper from Tim holtz Materialize Stash Pad to fit the front and had lots of messy finger painting fun with Carved Pumpkin and Twisted Citron Distress Paints and then used Mini Layering Stencil Set 23 and Opaque Matte Texture Paste to create the word panel.
Once the texture paste was dry, I painted a coat of black gesso over the panel and wiped it back from the lettering with a baby wipe leaving a shadow in the background. Then it was time for more finger painting to colour the lettering followed by a generous splattering of Black Soot and Picket Fence Distress Paints. I added a strip of Materialize paper to left side and used the Black Soot Distress Crayon to darken the edges of the paper.
I used Dina Wakley Soft Gel Medium Matte to fix down the cheesecloth...added an Idea-ology Broomstick...a witches hat die cut from black cardstock using Crazy Things Thinlits and half an Idea-ology was quite easy to chop in half with a craft knife and gave me a flat surface to apply adhesive.
I used Tim Holtz Halloween Shadows Decorative Strip to die cut the "Trick or Treat" from Materialize paper coloured with Twisted Citron and Carved Pumpkin Distress Paints...die cut again from black card to create a shadow and added spooky bats and googly eyes.

You can find all the products I used over at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp online store...just click on the links below...

Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates and our Guest Designer for October...Nikki and as always you all have the chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says StampYou have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2 pm CET to join in...

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I look forward to seeing what you all make this week
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Your amazing, this is brilliant Kath, love every single detail, especially the broom....what a fabulous creation..xx

  2. I am sure the grandaddies' are going to love this spooky bag filled with scary sweeties ;-) the whole design is absolutely brilliant! :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. Such a fabulous make Kath. Perfect for the kids this Halloween.
    Toni xx

  4. This is such a fabulously fun bag Kath, I love how the stencilled words stand out and the googly eyes on the broomstick look brilliant! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Wowzers! This is such a fun treat bag, Kath! Love the colors you chose and so many fun parts to look at. The googly eyes just make me laugh, they are such an awesome addition! maura xx

  6. The grandkids will love this Kath! I see you're making good use of all of those googly eyes!

  7. WOW what a fabulous Halloween treat bag. Loving the textures and wonderful step by step.
    Linda xxx

  8. What a cool bag, Kath! Loving the eyeballs on the broom among many other clever details!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  9. WOW,as Craig would say Fab u lous Darling.I Love it,very effective.Happy Week.Hugs and Cuddles for

  10. A brilliant make Kath full of wonderful Halloween spooky goodness xxx

  11. Fantastic! I love the colors. The green melted with orange gives a perfect mix. Love the broomstick looking at me :P Hugs, Marzena

  12. Love your cool treat bag, Kath. All the details and embellishments are fantastic! :)

  13. What a gorgeous treat bag, Kath! Love it! The broom with the googly eyes is so fun! It has so much texture and details! Amazing! Hugs, Sandra

  14. Absolutely brilliant alteration! love the colors, the embellishment and the words you used! my favourite is the broomstick with eyes! it's spooktacular! Barbara

  15. Totally love the bag and the way you have created it xx perfect additions of cloth and brooms etc too

    Best wishes
    Annie xx

  16. What a fabulous treat bag and I love the colours you've used and the broomstick with eyes is just so much fun! It's fabulous, Kath... Hugs xx

  17. This is extremely clever (why am I not surprised?) I think this bag has never looked better and I love how it's whimsical and sophisticated at the same time. You are a master of layering and I always enjoy the attention to detail in your projects.


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