Friday, April 15, 2011

Freddy's Coming For You

Hi everyone! First, I'd like to tell you about our new schedule for our DT blog. Since our new term has started we have rotated days and added in a some new things, so I thought it would be easier to follow along if you knew what the plan is. Each DT member will be posting every other week, and here is what the rotation looks like:

Mondays: Weekly Gallery Challenges posted
Tuesdays: Kelli or Tori
Wednesdays: Sugar or Black Dragon
Thursdays: Kapree or Paula
Fridays: Alison or Terra (me!)
Saturdays: Lady Brayton or Dianne

Sundays will be used occasionally to relay news or upcoming features. So now that you have the low-down on what's going on, you can catch your fave posts! Also, before I move on to my project for today, I just want to remind you that the deadline for this week's Gallery Challenge is tonight at midnight, and the theme is REALLY simple- anything goes! Just link up to a project that uses only Smeared Ink stamps, and you could win! You can find all the info by scrolling down to Monday's post.

Ok, now on to my project. I am sharing a scrapbook page with you today that is themed all around Freddy Krueger. A couple of Halloweens ago, my oldest daughter participated in a horror movie-themed haunted house, and she got the Freddy room! Can you say fun?! We both love this classic horror flick, so I decided to capture her experience on a layout.

I made the background paper by starting with white cardstock and then stamping with our Smeared Ink Inky Dreams set in acrylic paint. Then I aged the cardstock with distress ink.

Here is a closeup of the pic. I used some burning techniques that Meredith taught in our Mixed Media group on the S&S forum. The Elm Street sign is also a pic from the haunted house.

The side border was made with pictures as well; this was a poster that was hanging and I just printed three times and trimmed it out. Then I added in my hot glue dripping blood. My fave! In case you haven't seen me do this before, I use hot glue and then paint with nail polish.

After distressing my chipboard letters, I wrote out a Freddy Krueger rhyme. You know that one that every kid sang to scare the crap out of their friends..."One, Two, Freddy's coming after you....". It's still creepy!!!!!!

My tag was aged as well and inserted into a library book pocket that was painted that same bright red color.

So I hope this has given you some ideas on ways you can incorporate stamps into your scrapbooking. I know I am loving this new experience, since I am not a scrapbooker. Or at least I wasn't until now :)
See you all next time!


  1. This is pretty awesome! It's totally creepy and fabulous! Great job...especially for someone who doesn't scrapbook!

  2. Awesome job on this project! love it. TFS