Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Fall is here although you'd never know it in Springfield, Missouri right now! Our weather is beautiful...sunny and in the mid 70s with not even a hint of the leaves beginning to turn yet. That's okay though. I LOVE this weather!
I finished my Halloween canvas! It was so much fun to do! It was inspired by my friend, Jeanne. She introduced me to frozen Charlotte. LOVE THESE! I have since also found frozen Charley and have a growing collection of both. (smile) Since Charlotte had no legs, Jeanne thought of sticking her in a pumpkin. More about that in a minute....

Here are the front and back views of my Halloween Canvas.

The witch's gate actually swings out to reveal Miss Charlotte in her cute little yellow mum tutu, sitting in her pumpkin. I also made a little Halloween mask for Miss Charlotte to hold. This was made out of a toothpick for the handle and a little piece of scrap cardstock painted with Black Diamond stickles. I glued a scrap piece of orange tinsel garland to the top for some extra color. 

The gate is actually a little piece of fencing from Dept. 56. I took the "feet" off of the bottom of the fencing so that I could use it for a gate. I made the gate swing out by sticking little eye pins into the wooden side of the canvas. Then I used Tim Holtz ' jump rings to attach the bar of the gate to the eye pins. The sign on the gate was made using Tim's fragments and Glossy Accents.

I love all the "stuff" on this canvas. The cool metal lion's head reminded me of something you'd see on a spooky old door of a witch's castle. Chains hanging from the lion's head hold bottles of "Witch's Brew" and "Life Renewal Potion". I found the little bottles at Hobby Lobby and filled them with orange and black seed beads in one and green paint in the other. I sized down the labels I found on the internet to fit the bottles. Then I coated the labels with Tim Holtz' Rock Candy Stickles. Those are amazing! They add so much depth and color to anything you rub them on.
The black cat is a Bethany Lowe place card holder that is holding Tim's new Happy Halloween ticket stamp. His new vintage witch face is also making an appearance on this canvas, coming out of a little "attic flower" I made out of black hug snug seam tape, vintage milners' netting and a little center brad from My Minds' Eye Halloween brads. Tim's ornamental plates are so versatile. I couldn't resist using one on this canvas. I loved the little pumpkin boy and his owl and cat friend I found on a vintage postcard. So, they stand guard at the gate.
Have a wonderful week and take time to play and create! It's "soul" food!


  1. Candy, that is awesome! Beautiful work! You have a incredibly creative mind! Enjoy your day creating. Look forward to your class on Saturday.

  2. Thanks Shirley. You are always so sweet to leave such positive comments. I can't wait for "The Witching Hour" class on Saturday either! That will be so much fun. We have such a great group of ladies coming!

  3. Girlie, you have been busy!!!! LOVE all this...so amazing and so much talent!!!! and I am sending your WOZ book link to a friend of mine...she is obsessed with OZ!!! hugs, Katrina

  4. Hey Katrina. Thanks for the compliments...you are one talented lady yourself! :) I'm glad you're sending the Wizard of Oz book to your friend. I love that little book!

  5. WOW!!!! Knock your socks off wonderful!!!! Fabulous stuff...and terrific music. LOVE IT!

  6. Oh my gosh....Linda, I am so humbled that you would stop by my blog and leave such a nice comment. I am such a fan of your work! YOU are an amazing talent! To have you say you like my work just inspires me! Thank you so much!

  7. Candy, this is just gorgeous, although I've never seen anything you've done that wasn't so. You really are quite talented! Debbie

  8. Debbie, thank you so much for the kind words! I truly do appreciate them so much. The compliments inspire me to keep trying to come up with new and different things! :)


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