Monday, October 15, 2012

May Arts September "Ink It" Challenge Entry

It's time to get inky!!!  My favorite thing to do!
I need to say a HUGE thank you to May Arts,
and to Helmar....they sent us the ribbons and
the adhesive to attach all the embellishments!

This is my entry into the May Arts September
"Ink It" Challenge!

The pic is small...but it's because this thing is huge!
It's over three feet in length and a foot and a half
high!....later I have a collage pic too....remember,
click on the pic to make it bigger!

As for the challenge, we were given our choice of
4 ribbons to dye, ink, whatever, and I chose the
ribbons in the pic here....(I didn't have any
leftover of the twill ribbon....just a snippet of
the stuff I had already dyed orange!):

And to ink them up, I used:

And to paint all the wood, I used black and
purple paint from Making Memories, and inked
all the papers are inked with Black Soot Distress
Ink.  The gorgeous papers and chipboard?  By
Graphic 45....their Happy Haunting collection.
The yummy black and orange twine is from
Trendy Twine (Orange Licorice) and last but
not least....the skeleton stamp is from The Rubber Cafe.

Here is a close up of the skeleton banner:

And the treat favor holder boxes:

You can see all those gorgeous dyed May
Arts ribbons....I must say....those suede leaves
are AWESOME!!!  I use the Glimmer Mist,
and then stamped with Memento Black Tuxedo
(the sentiment is from Stamps of Life).

And a close up of the center part with the witches
hat (the mesh ribbon was dyed with the Tiger Lily
and layered as well as the flowers and more suede

And this center piece is a four sided cube.....
so here is a collage of all the pieces and parts,
so you can see it all:

Remember, you can click on any of the photos
for a closer look!!!

Thanks for stopping by, and if you get a chance,
would love for you to drop by the May Arts blog
and leave a comment for me.....the link is:

and you will also get the chance to win some ribbon!!!

As always....remember to take the time for some inky fun today! 


  1. Really cool project.. This will look fun on a Halloween Treat table.. Already visited the blog..Good Luck!!

  2. You did a fantastic job! I love each part of it!

  3. Great project, Laura! That looks so detailed!

  4. Wow, you did an awesome job on this. Love that you included some Trendy Twine, too.

    Trendy Twine

  5. As I said when I voted for the layout "I love it"

  6. This is FANTASTIC!!! Thanks for using The Rubber Cafe stamps. You hit it out of the park and the May Arts ribbon is gorgeous. Excellent job.