Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Happy Trick or Treating!

Good morning everyone!

I am very excited to share my project with you for this month's Serendipity Stamps DT challenge. Our theme was 'Halloween' - and boy does Serendipity have loads of Halloween stamps!

I decided to use the Costume Kids and Happy Trick or Treating stamps (you can purchase these together in a set) to create a luminary. These luminaries are so simple! I used a strip of vellum (4-1/4 by 11), stamped my images, and then adhered the ends together. I added some additional cardstock to the top and bottom to jazz it up a bit, but that is certainly not necessary. I can't take credit for this great idea - Claire Brennan is the luminary queen!

Here is a photo of it lit up. Please use a battery-powered votive for this part! :)

Wouldn't a load of these all around your house be so festive? I encourage you to give it a try - they are fun and easy! Check out the selection of Halloween stamps available at Serendipity - there are many more designs that would be great for this project!

And since one project isn't enough, I made a card to go along. This uses the same Costume Kids image and this time I used the Happy Boo Day sentiment. The sketch is loosely based on Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge from last week.

The image was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento and colored with Copics. I used a Sakura Stardust gelly roll pen to add some sparkle to the image as well as the sentiment. This image is fun to color!

I hope you enjoyed my project for this month's challenge! Please make sure to visit the other DT members to see what they've cooked up!


And don't forget that Serendipity also sponsors a Reader Challenge in conjunction with the DT Challenge. Check out the Serendipity Stamps Blog and Gallery for more information - play along with us and you could win one of Serendipity's great stamp sets!

Have a great day!


Stamps: Costume Kids, Happy Trick or Treating - Serendipity Stamps
Cardstock: Linen Vellum, True Black - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink - Ranger
Other: Spiderweb punch - Martha Stewart Crafts

Happy Boo Day Card:
Stamps: Costume Kids, Happy Boo Day - Serendipity Stamps
Cardstock: White, True Black - Papertrey Ink; Vintage Violet - SU!
Patterned: Fall Festival Stripes - Bo Bunny
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento - Tsukineko
Other: Pinking blade for Rotary paper cutter - Fiskars; Copic markers; Stardust Gelly Roll pen - Sakura


  1. Anya, your luminary is awesome! Love it and you coloring on the card is magnificent...WOW.

  2. Anya your projects are amazing! I may have to 'borrow' your luminary idea. It is wonderful. I'm so glad you posted the detail about it. WOW! It is great! And your card is darling. Your coloring is out of this world!

  3. Love, love, love it! I see these making an appearance here at my house. So creative I never would have thought of it!

  4. Oh, Wow! Anya, your luminary is beautiful!!
    What a brilliant idea for this project. And I love the spooky border at the bottom. Just perfect!

  5. That luminary is awesome. Serendipity has some great stamps. I need to check them out.

  6. Love the luminary and the fun card! :)

  7. Your luminary is beautiful--that image is so fun!

  8. WOW Anya, these are awesome!!! I LOVE your luminarie, what a GREAT idea!! Your card is absolutely darling as well!

  9. Anya, amazing project with such an adorable stamp set! I have got to try these luminaries.


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