Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Cute & Spooky Birthday Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hello, hello, today I'm honored to help my scrappy friend Kimberly celebrate the 1-year anniversary of her Etsy Shop, Polka Dotted Bliss. She has a spookalicious line-up of talented girls sharing polka-dot Halloween creations all week long on her blog! AND, she's giving away some blog candy each and every day this week. So make sure you stop in all this week, catch some inspiration and enter the giveaways!
So do you follow me on Facebook?  Well if you do then you saw me posting a couple of interesting items like a smashed Altoids tin and some Tinker toys.  All of these items were for this project.  So are you ready to see what I did with them?!!!  Tada!!

"Come a little closer, I have a story to tell", she beckons from her trailer.....

I had so much fun making this piece and even channeled my own gypsy soul ;D.  I started out with a small box that I covered with polka dot paper and paisley fabric.  Then I hung sequenced and beaded trim from the top.  My beautiful gypsy is a clipart image from my stash.

This is the smashed Altoids tin I found.  I layered a Recollections foil frame on top of it and an eye die cut.

I covered the front and edges with vintage fabric then embellished the sides with flowers and bling.

A spider makes his way over the flowing ribbons and flowers.

Inside, I added a Prima door, book of spells, roses, skull and K&Company potion bottles.  They create the perfect scene for this gorgeous gypsy.

I painted the Tinker toys and sprayed them with Lindy's ink to turn them into wheels :D.  I absolutely LOVE the way this turned out!!  I think this one is going on display here in my office.  I hope you love it too!

Blog Candy Time!  This is the goodness that Kimberly is giving away today. 
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment here, follow my blog or "like" my page on FB and head on over to Kimberly's blog here Polka Dotted Bliss for a chance to win. 

**Giveaways Open to US residents only.**

Here is the complete line up:


  1. WOW. Norma this is amazing. I love it. You should create more!

  2. are you kidding me!!! HOW am I suppose to follow you in the line up with this AMAZING project!!!! :) W"O"W you blow my mind with what you come up with each and every time!!!

  3. wow norma! this is just so awesome!!

  4. Absolutely amazing!

  5. So gorgeous Norma! You are awe inspiring with your creativity!

  6. Thanks for posting your art work and a chance to win blog candy!

  7. Wow, this is over the top fabulous!! Love, love every detail!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. What an amazing project. I am in awe here. Your work is fabulous. Love the gorgeous gypsy as your center piece. Thank you for sharing your talent!

  9. Your artwork is so amazing and beautiful. Now following you with bloglovin' and I like your FB page.

  10. I love how you created everything around the gypsy to make it look like a stage! I'm now following you on Pinterest! I think I was in a class with you this past week in either Madge's or Angela's class when you mentioned the smashed Altoid tin. I love what you did with it! I might have seen you mention it on Facebook, either way I remember you talking about it! :)

  11. Love what you did with the smashed Altoids tin and the colors are gorgeous!

  12. This is such an amazing creation! Love the lady and great use of that tin!!! Love all the embellishments! TFS

  13. Love all the layers!! Altered art is my FAVE :)

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