Wednesday, October 23, 2013

TE & Tombow Halloween Hop

Taylored Expressions and Tombow USA have partnered together for a fun-filled Halloween Hop! Some of the designers from both design teams have created projects to share with you! The TE team was generously provided with a Dual Brush Pen Set (Groovy), Fastener Tabs, MONO Adhesive Permanent and MONO Glue Stick. Thank you for your generosity, Tombow!

I made a Halloween shaker card which I call the third time's a charm. I don't make shaker cards very often, so I was a bit out of practice. My first attempt resulted in orange micro beads pouring onto the carpet. My second attempt would have been successful except that I overfilled the shaker with black star sequins and orange glitter. A clump of the filling was stuck on the monster's body, so I inserted a tiny stick in between the adhesive and paper to get them to move to the bottom. Instead of helping, I ended up ripping my globe and had to start over. Alas, here is my third attempt:

I started by stamping Candy Monster with Jet Black Archival ink onto Choice Watercolor cardstock. After letting this dry, I added color with the Tombow Dual Brush pens and used my waterbrush to spread the color around. I used the coordinating dies to cut him out. I created my "snow" globe using Shake it Up. Aside from the foam tape that I used to pop up my monster and globe, I primarily used the Tombow MONO adhesive to adhere all of my layers. It's always a pleasure to work with adhesive that really sticks! Here's a detail shot:

Giveaway details: To get you into the Halloween spirit, we're giving away a fa-BOO-lous prize! To enter, leave a comment on each hop blog post (links below) and "Like" both TombowUSA and Taylored Expressions on Facebook. One winner will be randomly chosen from all hop comments to win a prize package that includes a Tombow Permanent Adhesive Runner, a Tombow Dual Brush Pen Set of 6 Groovy, and a Taylored Expressions Halloween stamp set of the winner's choice! Comments close at 11:59 pm PST on Sunday, October 27, 2013.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Best of luck to all of you who enter the Giveaway!

Supplies from Tombow USA:

Dual Brush Pen Set (Groovy)
MONO Adhesive Permanent

Supplies from the TE store:

Stamps: Candy Monster (TE)
Paper: Halloween Parade (Doodlebug), Choice Black, Choice Watercolor, Choice Snow White (TE), Acetate.
Ink: Jet Black Archival (Ranger), Versamark Watermark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Candy Monster coordinating, Snow Globe (TE); Standard Circle Nestabilities - Sm & Lg (Spellbinders), Groovy Dual Brush Pens, MONO Permanent Adhesive (Tombow USA); White embossing powder, Star sequins, Black hemp cord, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.