Tuesday, August 3, 2010

What's your favorite creative holiday?

My favorite creative holiday is definitely Halloween, especially if you toss Dias de los Muertos in with it.  I love making cards and other decorations for these holidays.  So, when I was looking at the current Stampotique challenge (which has a very nice sketch) and perusing my Stampotique stamps, I decided to make my first Halloween card for the year! The orange is inked grungepaper and the bat is inked grungeboard covered with rock candy. Do you have a favorite holiday to create for?


I also wanted to get some input on a class I'm considering for October called "Stump Maria - Halloween Edition."  Prior to class, I would ask students to suggest art supplies that they purchased but didn't know what to do with, and I would come up with Halloween themed pieces of artwork incorporating these supplies.  Anyone who comes up with a suggestion that I end up using will get a $5.00 discount on the class.  Anyone who comes up with a supply suggestion that I can't figure out how to use (i.e. who "stumps" me) will be able to take the class for free.  Does this sound like a fun class that you would want to take?  Any suggestions for refinements?

13 comments:

Amy said...

Halloween is not an Australian tradition, though trick-o'treating is starting to be evident. I don't really consider any holiday to be more or less of a creative time for me - anytime will do!

I think your idea for the class is great - I'd be there if I lived closer ..... now, to think of a supply that would stump you - I can't imagine that to be possible! :-) Ahhh, I know .... a digital supply! I know, that's not fair - you don't do digi stuff!

scrappyjacky said...

The class sounds great,Rinda... though we're not very big on Halloween in the UK either.My favourite holiday to create for is definately Christmas...I love anything Christmassy.

Margi said...

Love it! Halloween has always been my absolute favorite holiday!

Carrie said...

Nice! I too love Halloween!

Moniqui said...

I love Halloween! Your card is great! Thanks so much for joining Stampotiques designers challenge!

humel said...

Sounds like a really interesting idea :-)

I'm not hugely into Hallowe'en myself, I'd probably pick Christmas as my favourite because there are so many cards to be made (and likely other projects too) that while I do have a 'standard' design for most of my cards, there's plenty of scope for variety and trying out new techniques :-)

Deb said...

I love Halloween too, Rinda, and this past weekend I already made a little mummy candy holder. :o} I couldn't wait!

I love the concept of your class! Like Amy said, I can't imagine there's a tool (or technique) that you haven't tried and mastered! xo

Willy said...

Beautiful Halloween card! Thanks for joining us at SDC #12.

Elizabeth said...

Christmas is probably my favorite because that's when we see most of the family all together at one time.

Sian said...

It sounds like a really cool idea for a class and I'm going to be waiting now to see how it goes. I can't imagine that you'll be stumped too often!

We don't really have a tradition of decorating for Halloween here either. Years ago I actually brought stuff home from the States and we pull it out every year.

Kaz said...

Love this card, fab take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at SDC x

Basement Stamper said...

Great use of the sketch! I think that class sounds very cool. Good luck and thanks so much for joining us at SDC this week!

Karen said...

Your card is great. I've never been a big fan of Halloween for some reason. I enjoyed helping my kids create costumes, but once they grew up, my interest definitely faded.