Saturday, October 20, 2012

Guesting at The Cameo Spotlight

I hope you're having a great weekend. I'm thrilled to be Guest Designing at The Cameo Spotlight Challenge. I've only had my Cameo a few months, but I use it all the time...it's in my living room (yes, I'm serious). I love it!



The new challenge at TCS is Halloween. I went out on a limb (for me) and made a home decor project. I never make home decor projects, but the Cameo made it really easy. I'm always inspired by the giant lollies and decor at Rhonna Desings, and so I ended up making a lolly:



First, I printed digital papers from the Horrified kit by Polka Dot Pixels on both sides of the paper (the orange paper is so wicked cool, I want to wallpaper a room with it). I used my Cameo to die cut a doily and two rosettes. I did take off the perforations before I cut the rosettes...it took a little more effort folding, but then the perforations don't show.

For the center, I die cut the Samantha Walker pumpkin image out of awesome black woodgrain paper from the kit. 

My two-year-old helped me with painting the wood veneer frame. Somehow he ended up with blue paint on his ear (note there is no blue paint--ha ha). We layered pearl, black, gold, and orange paints and covered it with a crackle paint. Here's a close-up:



I put the lolly on a similarly-painted dowel and used an up-cycled spool as a stand. Here's the full project:



For the spool, I kept it pretty simple. I used the same Basic Grey herringbone paper I used on the doily and the negative die-cut of the orange paper for the rosette. I also added a small strip of turquoise paper for contrast and a little twine:



Have a Cameo? You can check out the details of the challenge, including information about the prize from Gel-a-tins, over at The Cameo Spotlight blog. If you don't have any Halloween images, the Silhouette online store is running a special right now on Halloween images. You can make a card, a tag, or a home decor project for the challenge, so try it out!

A big thanks to Jackie with TCS for asking me to Guest with the super talented team. 

Thanks for looking! Have a great weekend.

Supplies
Patterned Paper: (herringbone from Little Black Dress) Basic Grey; (turquoise from Oct. 31) Fancy Pants
Other Paper: (orange, black newsprint, cream, and black woodgrain from Horrified) Polka Dot Pixels at Two Peas in a Bucket; (Premium Matte Photo Paper) Office Max
Die cutting files: (Antique Doily, 3D Rosette Flower Pointed, 3D Pleated Accordian Flower, Jack O Lantern Cameo Frame) Silhouette Online
Accents: (wood veneer from Heydey) Studio Calico
Fibers: (natural twine) PTI

14 comments:

  1. This is cool. Are we going to be able to see more cameo projects from you?

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  2. Congrats on the GDT!!!! Your project is GORGEOUS!!!! I absolutely loveeeeeeeeee your layered flower!! beautiful colors!!!

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  3. Go girl! That rosette looks like it's about to blast off. What color!

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  4. Such a colorful and fun Halloween decoration Jocelyn! Thanks so much for joining us as Guest Designer at The Cameo Spotlight! HUGS! :)

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  5. WOOHOO for cameo!!![jealous!}

    Hah!! I love it ...so cool... hugs...xoxo

    psst...cant wait to see more of cameo projects!...

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  6. SO COOL! I had to giggle about the blue paint - how I know what you're talking about :)
    Such a fun project - one of these days I might do something home decor too. Every once in a while it's good to stretch! Love that fun spool, too - and hey, I have some spools.
    (Darnit, now I have to go play!)

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  7. Whoop whoop on the GDT spot! This is one seriously cool piece of home decor. Love all the colours and patterns!

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  8. Congrats on your GDT spot :) What a fun project, Jocelyn!! I'm also new to the Silhouette, so I will be watching your blog for ideas using it!

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  9. Total FUN! (don't think I've ever heard of a lolly before.... we eat them over here, I think you call them candy)

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  10. Yay, I was so excited to see you as the guest designer this week! Love your lollypop! What a fun project. When I read about the blue paint I went up to the photo again and thought, "now where did she use blue on this?" Too funny!

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  11. Yay, congrats on your guest gig, Jocelyn! I love this, especially the combination of papers and colours.

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