Monday, August 23, 2010

Vintage Halloween…Crafty Secrets DT Challenge!


Good morning, my friends!

How is everyone this morning?  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  We had another busy one…Annie’s 14th birthday, a non-sleeping slumber party and a Sunday visit to Grandma’s house.  Lots of fun!

Today is our Crafty Secrets Design Team challenge for August—I always love seeing what everyone comes up with for these challenges!  This month, we are focusing on all the new products that Crafty Secrets has offered—new stamp sets galore & lots of new Creative Scraps—so much to play with!

I decided to play with Halloween again…how could I not with these new items?



So, here’s my first project using the fabulous “Halloween” Creative Scraps…


(Sorry for all the shadows!  Had a hard time with lighting yesterday…another gloomy coastal day!)

I got a small stretched canvas, painted it with black acrylic paint & just started having fun with the “Halloween” Creative Scraps!  Once you get going, it’s just easy……!

Black netting to frame and hang it, black pompom trim and buttons at the top and bottom…some beautiful dark orange crystal rhinestones on the gingham ribbon along the sides, and an overall spritzing with my favorite “Iridescent Gold” Glimmer Mist…makes everything so pretty!


I love this moon face—there’s something about the  vintage moon images with faces that I’ve just always loved—had to sparkle this one up a bit with some Dazzling Diamonds…love that witch silhouette flying by…


…wonderful vintage costumed party-goers…had to cut out another set from this fabulous collage image to pop it up—if you visit here very often, you know that I LOVE popping things up—dimension makes me happy!


Here’s the other couple I cut out from another image and popped up in front of the haunted house…love the carnival tickets…you can really see the Glimmer Mist effects on this image if you enlarge it…



I love this sweet little Dolly Dingle witch from the new “Halloween Treats” stamp set!  Such an adorable little thing!


I love paper piecing on images like this…again, I love the dimension it gives…wonderful layering effects and rich color….

I used a beautiful print from Graphic 45 as the background, and just added a bit of platinum Stickles around the borders, and sparkled up the flames with some Dazzling Diamonds…some ribbon, rick-rack trim and a button finish it off…


…Sounds like good advice to me!

And lastly:


What a fun vintage image!  I decided to keep this one fairly simple.  Just the orange and black to make it really stand out.  A tiny bit of Dazzling Diamonds to make their features sparkle…


This stamp really reminded me of the fabulous old Dennison’s Bogie Books from the 1920’s.  I’ve always loved them, and found one this spring at a garage sale…just laying on the grass in a pile of books….I got it for 10 cents! (Isn’t it wonderful when the seller doesn’t know what they’re getting rid of?!)


Filled with wonderful Halloween costumes, party planning ideas, etc…here’s just a sample…


The images in the book are only black/white/orange…and so nostalgically vintage!

Well, that’s it for me today!  I hope you’ll go and visit the other ladies on the Crafty Secrets’ Design Team and see what they’ve created with all the new products!  Here’s they are:

Vicki Chrisman, Design Team Leader

Pam Hooten

Heidi Blankenship

Marisa Grossen

Linda Duke

Michele Kovack

Melissa Phillips

Flo from France

Julie Campbell…ME!

Mary Hamer—our brand new member!

Heartwarming Vintage Crafty Secrets Blog

Crafty Secrets Website

Have a wonderful day! 

See you soon with something new…




  1. Hi Julie, your cards are all darling! I love Halloween, and those vintage Halloween images are just the cutest! I really need to get out my stamps and start making some cards again... xoxo Julie Marie

  2. Oh my gracious, that little hanging is exquisite! What a gorgeous collage! And the cards are fab, too - I just love vintage Hallowe'en!! Thanks for sharing - I'm going to have to add these beautiful scraps to my stash!

  3. Hi Julie, it must just be so fun to be able to create with such wonderful images and supplies each and every month. Nothing like that on this side of the world, that's for sure. And no way I could bring back everything that catches my eye. :) You always have such fun stuff to share. Best wishes, Tammy

  4. Love your projects Julie! Halloween is my fave time of year for paper crafting!

  5. GREAT projects miss julie!! I love them all..esp the little stamped witch with all the dimension! Very cool stuff!

  6. Fun designs Julie, love the traditional Halloween look with the black and orange and your paper piecing looks fab!

  7. Julie, your Halloween art is so whimsical! Those old images look like some I've seen in Dennison booklets ~ they are great!
    Happy belated birthday to your dear girl.

  8. Hi Julie:)
    You have made beautiful works making Halloween nice and warm holiday:)

  9. Wow! these projects really knocked my socks off. Love the 3-d cut outs! Amazing detail and so much fun!

  10. Julie you have such an amazing talent!

  11. You are rocking out the Halloween cards!! Beautiful!

  12. You did an awesome job altering these fun Halloween projects Julie! The way you did the 3D paper layers on your canvas and witch card looks fantastic!


  13. Very cute! The little witch is darling. Mimi

  14. Julie, Today's project is what you do the best I think. You create scenes that tell a story. They are just wonderful. I feel so silly saying this each time I visit, but your work is so uniquely identifiable as yours and always leaves me excited to see what you will create next. Such sad news! GBP has closed it's very large offices that were in my backyard! I have to scout out where they are publishing from. (I need to retrieve my vintage linens from them!)I am so glad they are still publishing where ever they may be! Looking forward to your GBP Friday! Elizabeth

  15. Julie, I just love your Design Team Challenges. You are such an amazing card designer. I am always so impressed with what you come up with each time. I truly cherish the Christmas Card I got from you last year. You are such a talented lady and a wonderful friend. I am blessed to know you! Perhaps one day we will be blessed enough to meet in person! I live in hope! Love you loads and loads! XXOO

  16. Julie, I am back to say I just saw your lovely work featured at the Chicago show on Lindsey's blog. I didn't know when I asked to swap paper art with you at the time that you are "famous"! Oh Julie, I am embarrassed to have asked. I treasure my cards so very much. They always are admired by people who come in to my home. They always have to pick them up for a closer look. Again, your graciousness speaks to you. Elizabeth

  17. Wow Beautiful- makes me want to decorate for fall and Halloween!!

  18. Julie, all of these are just fabulous!

  19. Those are soooo cute! You really are gifted, Julie. I need to be sure you are on my favorites. Love your style. Anyone who is on their Design Team is a Rock Star, in my book!

  20. What fabulous Halloween projects!!!! Way to get inspired!!!! Thanks for the enabling! LOL!

  21. Julie, this line is so wonderful! Love the feel of it. Crafty Secrets rocks! So do you, your cards are wonderful. Can't wait to check out the other ladies on your list. Have a nice day! Twyla

  22. Hard to believe it's so close to Halloween!

  23. Hey there my very sorry that it takes me so long to get around...I have got to spend some time here and catch up!
    These Halloween cards are so fabulous! I bought an older set of CS Halloween stamps and am really looking forward to having a play with them!

  24. Each and every project is beautifully done Julie! I'm a huge fan for sure :)