Friday, October 18, 2013

October Waltzingmouse Pajama Party!

I'm excited to be participating in the October Waltzingmouse Pajama Party tonight!   Each month Claire hosts a Pajama Party with fun challenges and great prizes (think WMS stamps!!).  Three of the challenges are revealed on the 1st of each month and have to be linked up within 24 hours of the party - but the 4th challenge is a sketch and you have one week from now to link it up over on the WMS blog.

Challenge #1:  Greenish Halloween
I found some colorful bottles at the Christmas tree shop for $1.00 each - I bought 3 (you'll see the others below).  I was thinking I would decorate them and put candy in them to sell at our church fair this month - but I found a label on the bottom after I got them home that said "Not Food or Water Safe" - so I had to rethink the purpose -  and then I found refill bottles of Vanilla Pumpkin oil for reed diffusers at Home Goods and snapped some up for these bottles!  I purchased some wooden barbecue skewers at the grocery store to include to put inside the bottles.

The stamp on the Toad oil round label and the newt below are from Wanda's Pantry - the Oct 31st is from Vintage Witch and the label frame and Happy Haunting are from All Hallows Eve.
I stamped To: and From: on the back of the label for gift giving -  these are from Wanda's Pantry but they are also included in many of Claire's sets.
Challenge #2:  Victorian Ghost Stories - old school spooky

I used another one of my bottles for this challenge -  I figured purple was a good Victorian color and this St. John's Wort verse from All Hallows Eve was old school spooky!
And actually -  I think all of these bottles are decorated in Old School Spooky!   Here's my third bottle - a blue one (bat droppings from Wanda's Pantry) - they make a nice set don't they????   And the Vanilla Pumpkin oil inside smells so wonderfully fall when you put the diffuser reeds in the bottles!
 I placed this warning on the back using my Brother's P-Touch label Maker just so the receiver would know what it was and NOT to drink it!!
Challenge #3:  Art Deco Black and White with a splash of color

For this challenge I made three 2"x2 inch magnetic bookmarks using  Putting on the Ritz.  I love to read, and I love reading real books (not Kindles etc although I do have one!) - and I use these magnetic bookmarks all the time to mark the page and line that I stopped reading on.
There are so many wonderful sentiments in this set -  I used three of them for my bookmarks.  I LOVE the font mix on them.  My splash of color was done with Copics and are red:
purple
and yellow.   
I also added a silver pearl on each one.  I hand drew the frames on each with a 01 Micron Pen
Pajama Party Sketch
Being on the Waltzingmouse Design Team has it's advantages - and one of them is receiving the Bedtime Story sketch early!  I turned the sketch on it's side.  I used Spooky Tree, a sentiment from All Hallows Eve and the bats and star are from Midnight Feast.    I stamped the tree on a white panel, masked a circle and sponged the panel in Ranger Distress Stormy Sky and Chipped Sapphire.  I added a strip of washi tape and the sentiment  circle popped up on foam tape. 

So there you go -  this is one spooky post don't you think??  with a little art deco thrown in the mix!!

Are you coming to the WMS Pajama party this month!!  We'd love to have you join us!  You will find all the details on the WMS blog here.

28 comments:

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What creative projects!! I LOVE your reed diffuser bottle ideas! And your deco bookmarks are super cool and clever!! Love your spooky sketch card too. Especially all the little bats!! You ROCKED these challenges Julia!

Jeanne J said...

Julia, I love them all and hate to pick favorites but OH MY GOODNESS! The last one with the distressed background and spooky branches... .A MAZE ING!!

Marybeth said...

Get out of here Julia! Oh wow these are all amazing. Love the bottles and that was my main reason for buying that set way back. The book marks with the magnets are the only way to go. Love those! The branch card is amazing and I can see why it sold out!

Sharron said...

Wow, so many fabulous projects! Love your bottles and those wonderful bookmarks. My favorite though is the last one with your awesome night scene. Amazing and perfect design!

Sue Lelli said...

So much to LOVE! Those bottles are Amazing! The magnets are wonderful! And your card is FAB!

Sue Lelli said...

So much to LOVE! Those bottles are Amazing! The magnets are wonderful! And your card is FAB!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

These are all Amazing! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Julia! What a great collection of projects! Love the decorated Halloween jars!

artful-notions said...

I'm in awe! The diffuser bottles are brilliant! And so darn cute! Love that little lizard on the green one!
Think I'm gonna have to 'borrow' the bookmark idea.
And perfect scary moon behind those branches on the last card!

Pauline said...

I love all your beautiful creations Julia! Love the collection of spooky bottles, and the sweet little bookmarks!

Lynn Mercurio said...

I can always count on your to inspire me with your 3D projects, and the ones you have created for this PJ Party totally ROCK with spookiness. Love your trio of card using the Art Deco set. I totally forgot about the POP of color on mine...unless you consider silver a pop...LOL Duh-oh well. LOL

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE those bookmarks with the awesome image!!

Deborah Frings said...

Oh my gosh!! Love the little bottles of room fragrance - they look brilliant. Love the elegant little bookmarks (great idea as I like to read real books too). But it's your sketch card that I adore - so spooky, so atmospheric! Love it!

Renee said...

Oh, Julia you really rocked all these challenges...
love the collection of spooky potions...
and the fabulous Art Deco...
but my jaw has hit the floor with your sketch card...
it's AH-MAZ-ING!!
I die!!

Cathy Weber said...

Looks like you have been so busy Julia! I love those bottles...what a shame you couldn't use them for treats, but what a brilliant idea to use them for the oil. Great idea. I also love your bookmarks and the spooky tree card. So much to look at...loved them!

snowbear said...

Everything is lovely... bottles are wonderful... what a great variety!

Kate said...

You never cease to inspire me Julia. What an amazing idea to use the bottles as reed diffusers particularly like the toad oil - sure to put a smile on anyone's face. Your art deco cards are stunning love how you've hand drawn the frames. My fave though has to be your wonderfully distressed sketch card.

Vickie Z said...

The potion bottles are too fun!! Love your bookmarks... the Art Deco set is soo unique!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...Julia! All of your cards and projects are fabulous. I am in love with those potion bottles, so fun and very clever.

Carla said...

all your cards are just GREAT!!!!!!
love from Holland.

walchowDesign said...

OMG! You have been very busy with all these wonderful projects, Julia! Such a great idea to decorate the coloured bottles. The bookmarks are excellent idea too!

*Vicki* said...

Love the bottles!! Such cute little tags to add to them as well all matched up! That spooky tree card looks amazing!! Gorgeous elements! :)

Carola said...

WOW, Julia, you have been very creative with the Pajama Party! I love the bottles, the bookmarks are so elegant and your card to the sketch is just great. Those branches with the bats in front of the moon really look "spooky" and I love your card.

Kind regards
Carola

wienerhoneymooners said...

I love this take, so bold and lovely with the midnight blue.

Sian Ridley said...

STUNNING! :) that is all! :)

dpkennedy said...

Oh, the bottles are adorable! I love all of your creations Julia, but that halloween card really tops them all!

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