Friday, October 15, 2010

These are a few "Halloween Candy Holders" that I made for Stampotique. The Stampotique Design Team has been gracious enough to ask me to be their very first Guest Designer. What a wonderful honor from an incredible group of talented women. Thank you so much to each one of you.

I used a small sized "Chinese take-out" box for the first candy holder, and for the second I just altered a white small gift bag.

For the take-out box I added beads to the handle and then I have images on both sides of the box. Pretty simple.

For the gift bag, I first sprayed it with Glimmer Mist in green, orange and a dark purple. Then I stamped my images on a separate sheet of cardstock and added them to the bag. Mostly what I did for the gift bag was to decorate it with doodles. In the past I've been a small time doodler, but most recently I've been watching some amazing artist's videos on YouTube and it really is quite intriguing how much doodles can decorate a piece of artwork. I mean you can keep going and going and going with your doodles and before you know it, those doodles have made a big difference on your piece of artwork. So I've been dabbling in that recently to see if I have any talent for the doodle?

YouTube is so amazing. Even just simply for the art videos you can watch on there to learn new techniques and tricks. As many of you know, I haven't had high speed Internet for all that long, so in the past I wasn't able to access YouTube, but OMG, it is so amazing all the art tutorial's you can watch on there. And people are so very generous with showing other artists how to do the different techniques and what not for artwork pieces. My gosh you could watch art videos all day long and learn so much. It's really wonderful!!

If you're not typically a doodler, I really urge you to give it a try. It really can make a difference. And of course I would suggest black felt pen and white paint pen, those are the best in my opinion for doodling.


  1. Oh shannon your halloween treat bags are amazing. So wonderful stamps and design. These rock. Love it.

    Have a lovely weekend my dear.

  2. Wonderful treat containers, Shannon. Great to have you as Guest Designer!

  3. I love your treat bags Shannon and you most definately are a doodler!! YouTube is great isn't it?
    Fab to have you as a guest designer xx

  4. These are wonderful! I ll try this doodling out :))