Welcome! Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used. I'll be showcasing collage, altered and mixed media art as well as miniature. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura

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Saturday, September 2, 2017


Smell My Feet
Give Me Something Good to Eat
This Halloween themed ATC triptych is inspired by the new Halloween Darlings, Little Demons & Halloween Dress Up Collage Sheets at Alpha Stamps.  I love the whimsical children with pumpkin, animal and skull heads.  There were so many great images that I decided to decorate both the back and front of the cards.

To complement the children, I created a NEW Halloween Bags & Balloons Collage Sheet.
The bag images have tabs that you can fold; add some ribbon and you have 3-D Trick-or-Treat bags.
To dress up the kids outfits, I used 4mm orange buttons, a miniature buckle, green acrylic carbochons (as eyes) and a black crescent moon bead.
I glued wire to the balloons to make them look like they are floating.
The bases of the cards are made up of wrought iron chipboard sets.  I decided to cut-up the decorative overlays and paint them to compliment the paper.  
To embellish the cards, I added black acrylic bats and a cat.
I used Halloween Black Foil Stripes Scrapbook paper for the background and glued the hinges in place before adding the paper.

Halloween Darlings Collage Sheet
Halloween Dress Up Collage Sheet
Wrought Iron ATC Card – Spider Web
4mm Orange and Black Button Mix
Ribbon Set

How Sweet the Moon Collage Sheet
Halloween Black Foiled Strips Scrapbook Paper Set
Little Demons Collage Sheet
Wrought Iron ATC Card – Staggered Points
Wrought Iron ATC Card – 5 Points
Black Crescent Moon Beads
Green Acrylic Cabochons
Acrylic Black Sitting Cat Cut-Outs
Acrylic Black Bat Cut-Outs
5mm Bronze Buckles
Small Black Jack o Lantern Ceramic Bead
Small Gold Hinges with Screws


ike said...

Eeeeee - AWESOME !!! x

Jackie P Neal said...

heehee These are too much fun Laura!!
Jackie xo