Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Big Top Hybrid Door Sign

Welcome to the Club Scrap Big Top Collection Blog Hop.  To return to the start of the hop click here.  My first thoughts when I saw the kit was bright, cheerful, fun, and playful. Scary just didn’t come to mind, but I total took it there.

Upon hearing your eleven year old son to be a zombie clown for Halloween most parents would be appalled, disgusted, or maybe just resigned.  I was ecstatic because now I could use my Big Top kit to scrap the pages. 

For today I have a door hanger featuring the Big Top digital kit. My favorite saying in the kit is the “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself… and Clowns.” My son was scared by a clown as a toddler. Ever since then he has had a fascination with clowns. At four he was one for Halloween, so I guess this is the culmination. Now he is the scary clown. 

I used the Club Scrap Big Top digital collection to print my son’s pictures and ‘Ethan’s Room’ on photo paper. Of course I had to fussy cut and pop out the zombie walking. Then I printed the ‘clowns’ saying on cardstock. To bring a spooky atmosphere to the papers I use a colored wash. I brushed diluted Lindy's Stamp Gang blazing black magicals on the Big Top ticket stubs & orange print paper. I used Lindy's Stamp Gang drop dead gorgeous green magical on the stripped paper and printed saying. 

On the edges and garden railing I used a combination of Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powered in drop dead gorgeous green, sassy sapphire, and twilight jade slate. He pronounced the results awesome and it's proudly displayed on his door.

I hope you have …well not really enjoy, but were interested in how I changed up such a cheerful collection to suit my creepy Halloween pictures. I'll be adding my door sign to the Club Scrap October Link Challenge.  Go by and vote for your favorite Halloween creations. 

Your next stop is with the talented Donna, one of the Club Scrap Artist Team members. To return to the start of the hop click here.

Happy Crafting,