Happy Thursday to You!!! House of Gilli Challenge #19 ~ Recycle and Texture ~ Come join us over at the House for our exciting challenges! This was a very fun challenge for me ~ thank you Wini! I thought of this wooden box when thinking about recycling. It was pushed way back on a shelf and was covered in dust. The base was painted a colonial blue and the lid stenciled, made during my country-style crafting phase.
I colored Painter Gilli with Copics, and my die cuts were made using my paper scrap bin. My texture is the paint; it's hard to see in the pic, but the paint is really thick. I spattered the paint on the lid with paint stir sticks (saw a man on youtube apply it this way) and some fine spatters with a toothbrush. I'd recommend everyone give the *Jackson Pollock* inspired paint spattering a try, it's a thrill to create. If you'd like to order an adorable Gilli stamp please email the artist anaRy at: firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks so much for visiting and I would love to see your creations, come join in the fun!
This week your card must have pink for the Greeting Cards Outlawz Challenge! I used a digi image from A Day for Daisies for my card. I paper pieced the tree leaves and then colored them with Copics to give them some depth. The letters were cut using my Cricut and then I added some pink Stickles to give them some dimension.
Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you over at Outlawz.
Welcome to Challenge #18 at House of Gilli! To enter this challenge you need to use at least 3 of the following colors in your creation: purple, black, white, green or orange. So hop on over and add your card to our challenge and you will have the opportunity of winning a Gilli Goodie Bag! I've colored Parisian Gilli and made her a little cape to wear for Halloween.
The dp is MS; which I inked up a bit with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Soot and Memento Ink in Grape. I created the background paper using a MS stamp with white ink, and made the little *blood* droplets using Viva Liner in Ruby. The die is Spellbinder's Wonky Square; I really love this shape. Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you over at the House of Gilli Challenge!
UPDATE: The Winner of the Blog Candy is Kym Weber! Congratulations Kym; please contact me at: email@example.com so I can get your package to you. :)
Hi Everyone!!! In celebration of the Outlawz 1000 Member Party, I'm giving away some blog candy! One lucky winner will receive a Gilli Cozy rubber stamp, a 36-page BoBunny, 6" X 6" Midnight Frost paper pad, and a 36-page BoBunny, 6" X 6" pad from Ad Lib Collection. Here's a pic for you:
To be eligible for a chance to win, you must post a comment here naming your favorite Gilli Stamp from the Summer 2011 Collection. You can find the collectionhere! I will draw the name of one lucky winner on October 10 so be sure to check back here by 11:00 pm (est) to see if you're the winner. That's all you have to do to be eligible, so easy!
In celebration of Autumn, I'm posting a recipe for pumpkin muffins that I made last week. They turned out very yummy despite the fact that I didn't follow the recipe. So I'll give you the recipe I was following, but I'm changing mine to read: add a 15 oz. can of solid-pack pumpkin because this is how much I put in accidently, and I liked how moist they turned out. :) Here's the recipe:
RECIPE FOR PUMPKIN MUFFINS From
2006 Adapted from the American Club
Makes 1 dozen
Active time: 15 min.
Start to finish: 1 hour INGREDIENTS:
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin (from a 15-oz can)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 tsp pumpkin-pie spice
1 ¼ cups plus 1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon Equipment:
12 foil or paper muffin liners; a muffin pan with 12 (1/2-cup) muffin cups DIRECTIONS:
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350F. Put liners in muffin
together flour and baking powder in a small bowl. Whisk
together pumpkin, oil, eggs, pumpkin-pie spice, 1 ¼ cups sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon, baking soda, and
salt in a large bowl until smooth, then whisk in flour mixture until just
together cinnamon and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar in another bowl. Divide
batter among muffin cups (each should be about 3/4 full), then sprinkle tops
with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Bake until puffed and golden brown and a wooden
pick or skewer inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean, 25 to 30
in pan on a rack 5 minutes, then transfer muffins from pan to rack and cool to
warm or room temperature.
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