Sunday, January 23, 2011

HDH072 -Hell hath no fury & S&S Sketch Challenge





The theme this week at Barb's Haunted Design House was Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.  Decided to kill the man in question, but didn't want it to be too gorey, and thought flowers are lovely and spring is coming soon.  I printed out the Grace digi from Simply Betty Stamps' great Steampunk line and came up with a little ditty based on a children's rhyme.  Colored Grace & former hubby with markers/pencils edging the cardstock with distress ink.  Added a few 3-d embellishments, placed it all on a floral paper on top of green cardstock from Club Scrap.

I'm also entering this card at Smeared and Smudged Forum's January sketch challenge.

Thanks for taking a look-see!  Comments are always welcome, Dianne

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Simply Betty Challenge #2

This week's challenge from Simply Betty's Stamps is to "Make it a Classic"  using Black & White, Silver and the accent color of either pink or red.    For my card I used two of her cool Emo kids Christmas Lola and Valentine Miller (gosh, I love the look on his face - does he look lovestruck or what???).  They were colored with prismacolor pencils & Pitt pens, matted on a glittery dark grey/black cardstock & mounted on a white marbled cardstock.  I stamped little valentine candy hearts, attached them to foam rubber and placed them in a little candy altoid type tin embellished with black ribbon.  Added a couple of vinyl Thickets in black & Voila!

I'm really new at this card making - not hard to tell  hahaha

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Welcome to the Smeared and Smudged Members Blog Hop to view projects from several talented ladies at S&S Forum.  The list of participants is to your right -->

For my project, I made a birthday card for my future son-in-law Cody who is turning 24.  He has a beautiful sleeve of skulls so I thought he might enjoy these skellies.  I used one of the new rubber images from Smeared Ink by Misty Benson.  Yes, I know it's the Death card, but it's also a card of rebirth, and each year we have the opportunity to re-invent ourselves.  I stamped the image on a grey cardstock, colored it with Prismacolor pencils, Fabrico markers and Pitt pens.  The Happy Birthday & fun is from Making Memories, and the Time Flies & Where Does the Time Go? are Dimensional accents from ??.  I printed out the "partay" senti & deckle edged, colored with Ranger's distress ink in Brick.  The little calendar is from 7 gypsies and the flower from Prima. 

As a side note, I crocheted him a beanie using my handspun wool in grey and black.  Tried to scan it, fail...  Found my camera & am charging up the batteries to take pics.  Anyway, I hope you liked the card and leave a comment if you wish.  Now off you go to hop to my  S&S Sisters' sites and leave them some love.   The list is to your right.  Have a wonderful day!  Dianne

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Simply Betty Challenge #1 for 2011





Long time no post!  For Betty's first challenge of the new year, we were to use 2 of her stamps.  I used 2 of her Steampunk images (love 'em). 

This winter has just knocked the crap out of me, along with life challenges, but I really really would love to win even just one of Betty's new Valentine Emo kids.