Wednesday, August 22, 2012

My Buddy Mr. Bones





Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh don't tell but Mr. Bones (that is what I dubbed him) is my new crush from The Rubber Cafe. His formal name is You shake my Bones and he is so much fun to play with! I layered him with the ever versatile bingo card stamp for a fun vintage look. I started with a plain white bakers bag and just gussied it up a bit with some paper diecuts. I used scallop circles and the standard circles to layer on top of the stamped bingo card. I also used a doily for a little more interest. Added some tails to the bottom and some glittered up buttons on either side. The top has some fun chunky gingham ribbon and seambinding with a layered button and rhinestone. I added a cute little sentiment banner tag as well. Now Mr. Bones was fun because I used Melissa's technique using the scrap happy glue to apply the glitter. Scrap Happy glue it an excellent medium for this because it remains tacky. You simply dab a bit out on a scrap piece of paper and apply onto your stamp using a foam brush. Stamp the image on the area you want and wait a few seconds ( I didn't wait very long because it is humid today) and than sprinkle your glitter on. Remove the excess and your done! The glitter stays in place. Make sure though to instantly clean your stamp and get the glue off. I just had a small bowl of suds sitting near me to throw the stamp into. And That is that! I than just added a few jellie dots in black soot to spiff Mr. Bones up a bit. I can't wait to try this again! It works perfect for detailed images.......I am in heaven with this technique. Can't wait to use if for Christmas. Hope you enjoyed! Now I have the perfect little bag for candy for someone special! hugs, cherry

11 comments:

vivian said...

loving all your halloweenies in the last couple posts! Im starting on halloween crafting now too. My favorite time for crafting!
have fun with Mr Bones, he sure is bootiful!
xo

cnelson said...

So FUN!! So FABULOUS! LOVE!!

Dorothy C. said...

I think I need a Mr. Bones too. Great Halloween posts this week. I love the orange glitter you used. May I ask the brand on the glitter?

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Hi Dorothy it is martha stewart glitter..hope u see this

pattyo said...

How cute is this! Who would ever think of calling a skeleton cute? lol

Jill Norwood said...

Cherry,
Mr. Bones is so fun! Just love him - he is charming! And thanks for the tip on the glitter with the glue (which I use all the time) I will try it out! :)

Dorothy C. said...

Thanks Cherry!I will definitely pick some up tomorrow.

Audrey Pettit said...

Love it! Mr. Bones is indeed so handsome! Love him all glittered up and love his pearls, too. What a fabulous treat bag, Cherry!

Rebekah said...

you've captured my most favourite fall holiday so perfectly with your halloween cards.. SO beautiful.

Vicki Lindsey said...

I've never used stamps. I've ordered the You Shake My Bones, Bingo Card Stamp, Scrap Happy Glue, and Jellie Dots. I read where I need an Acrylic block--where do I purchase that. Also, what ink should I use?

Lisa said...

Only you could make Mr. Bones looks right at home with. Lacy doily! Frighteningly fabulous Cherry!!