Monday, October 7, 2013

Shine a Little Light on Me

What ho!

The Halloween decorations have appeared on the front porch

including the tin can lanterns for our current challenge.

Ahhh. A little jack-o-lantern shaped like a heart. Who would have guessed.

Plus a simpler design that puts out lots of light.

More hearts? But of course!
Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Light It Up

 On one of my rare days off work, I decided to head on over to my mom's place and do the Group Challenge with her.  We went out and bought some spray paint and had "fun" hammering nails into cans of ice until our fingers went numb (well, mine did, at least ;) )

But it was worth it!

I made two cans. The first is Halloween themed, and has a jack-o-lantern on one side, and a cat on the other.

For my second can, I thought it would be fun to pull out some of my rainbow duck tape I still had from our previous challenge and decorate the can with that. Mom gave me the idea of popping holes along the lines. Since I'm "supposed" to stick with one color, I decided to outline the orange stripes.  I'm actually really happy with how that one came out, for being such a simple idea.

I liked the ironic comment mom made about half-way through our hole-punching spree about how "we choose these projects because they're supposed to be fast and easy"... It wasn't exactly quite either of those things, but I still had fun :D