Thursday, October 27, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - Day 27


An ATC for today using Glinda from Wizard of Oz. One of my fave books is Wicked by Gregory Harrison.

Monday, October 24, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - Day 24

Alas, tis but another flower, but later I'll have something bigger & better to show. (Please forgive the crappy scan, it hates 3d items)


The center image is a cat from Martha Stewart's Halloween magazine that I cut out.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - Day 23

Good Morning,

Today's offering is a card:



The main image is "Bratty Little Witch" digi from Rick St. Dennis - she just cracks me up to look at her. I colored her using Derwent Inktense pencils (these are the best watercolor pencils since they are actually vivid ink in solid form, paint like watercolors, and once dry you can work over them using other mediums, in other words they're permanent.) Mounted the image onto black cs, added some ribbon & a Making Memories snowflake/star & mounted it all onto a piece of Halloween paper. Then I added the senti digitally.

Thanks for looking, and check out all the awesomely, talented bloggers (list on the right)!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - Day 22

Sorry, but it's another flower:


The center image is another one of Rick St. Dennis's creepy creatures from the prize sheet - I think this little "snail" is adorable. Colored it with my Derwent Inktense pencils and a red colored pencil for the bloodshot eyes. Used Martha Stewart's cobweb punch on some black dp, glued on purple, and orange strips.The strips are scored using Martha's Scoring Board, makes it easy peasy to fold them into flowers.

I'll be back later. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - Day 18

For today, another ATC:


I made a background using alcohol inks & glossy cardstock, stamped Inkadinkado's cobweb stamps in black Staz-on & used the senti- Boo. Was hoping that the stazon would lift some of the alcohol ink on the boo, leaving a ghost image, but that didn't happen . So I added some highlights with a silver pen on the letters. The spider is from Dusty Attic, inked in black & covered with glittah. Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 17, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - Day 17

Morning all, here's another flower ::smile::


For the center portion of the flower I used one of the awesomely creepy little guys on the digi sheet I'd won from our main month's sponsor, Rick St. Dennis. Colored him in with watercolor pencils, and used a punch to stamp him out, placed this on a background circle of purple and used black stickles. I used one of Inkadinkado's $1 stamps to stamp cobwebs on the orange pp. I then used my Martha Stewart cobweb stamp on some black pp & glued it to some generic green/white striped paper before scoring and making the outside flower.

More to come today...

Sunday, October 16, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - Day 16

Another Saturday w/Poe - part deux


This is the second part of my framed tribute to Poe. The base paper was distressed w/Black Soot and Pumice Distress Inks and is from DCWV Street Lace and complements the earlier piece. I added a picture of a lovely woman and a cemetery figure from a collage sheet from Altered by Designed. Stamped "Nevermore", a raven and "Forgotten Lore" from Smeared Ink's "Quoth the Raven" rubber stamp sheet. Added a gorgeous gray Prima Flower, another UTEE'd Candlestick, ecru lace, black tulle, and some bling.

I've missed so many days, but will attempt to catch up (details to follow). Am entering this in the Smudgy Antics blog Challenge whose theme is Blackbirds.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - Day 9

Good Morning, Hope you've been having a wonderful time hopping and blogging this month thus far! Remember there are daily prizes, check out Terra's blog (addy to right). For today, I went with an addition to my Halloween decor, a tag that will be attached to a large granite candlestick with in my Poe section.


First I crumpled the tag, rubbed Pumice & Black Soot Distress inks across the creases, then sprayed with water, flattened it out & distressed the edges. The word stamps are from Smeared Ink's Quoth the Raven set, and the Raven stamp itself was from I Brake For Stamps. I took a chipboard raven, painted it black, then added Crackle Accents to it. Added some ribbon at the top and voila!

Have a great Day/Night! and thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - Day 8

This will be short & sweet. I'd forgotten how enjoyable it was to make ATC's, so I made another one:


This is an image transfer of the little girl, along with some vellum stickers. The only stamping is October 31st, but it'll do.

Have a wonderful day, now off you go!

Friday, October 7, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - Day 7

Hello Hoppers! Today I went with another ATC:


On Fridays, if we use only Smeared Ink stamps, the bloggers get an extra entry for the big prize - pretty cool huh? I used the collage stamp from Smeared Ink's "Quoth the Raven", embossing it in silver on black paper, which was then mounted to an atc sized orange cs. Added some orange/black ribbon at the bottom, 3 little satin bats, and silver filigree star piece. The silver was pretty bright, so I toned it down with some Staz-on in black.

The blog roll is to your right ---> Thanks for looking! I truly appreciate all the kind comments. And, no I didn't kill my kitties for wrecking my last project, but I did say a few choice words. I'd made an embossed plate/shallow bowl in paperclay which was drying on my desk. They'd knocked it off my desk, and a few books that were precariously placed on my desk fell on it. Ohhhh such sweet kitties. Have a great day!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - Day 6

I really didn't want to only show 1 flower at a time, but we had a little mishap late last night in my craft room. Apparently I neglected to shut the door all the way, while I went online. Came back to find 3 kitties all over my project on the desk which was drying at the time. ACCCK!

So I stamped this this morning, another Teesha Moore zetti image & colored with markers. Lame, I know...head hanging woefully in shame.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - Day 5

Good Morning everyone, or afternoon/evening depending on where you live. I'm blown away by everyone's projects thus far and have made a list of things I want to steal copy and make for myself. Here's my project for today, it's a box. I LOVE boxes! A place to hide or store something (sometimes it's difficult to remember exactly what's in there), and this box is for all those little witchy type accoutrements, like candles, matches, incense, mini bottles of herbs, crystals, even a small altar cloth. Grab-n-go anywhere, outside, to the park, wherever you desire.


Barely made it again Wanted to finish this up last night, but had forgotten how long this crackle stuff takes to really dry. Base coated with Territorial Beige, a coat of hide glue, then Christmas Green on top. When it was dry I stamped a few stars in gold, and moons in white. For the main image I used Inkadinkado's new Witches set in Staz-on, added a little color, distressed the edges in Antique Linen. Added some no-hole beads to the sides, and one of my flowers. I'll be back to add a better picture.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - Day 4

It's now day 4 of the 31 days of Halloween! The big day itself gets closer and closer...and I've not finished decorating ::insert sad face:: Well, lots of stuff stays up all year, but there's always more to put out Anyway, you're here to see my offering for today.


Today I made a card using the adorably cranky & hungry looking "Frankie" which was a freebie from Smeared Ink for participating in a challenge last month. Isn't he cool? I colored him with Derwent Inktense pencils. The cool Happy Halloween was a freebie I found online, and I used my markers. I mounted it on a piece of DCWV Street Lace Paper, added a bit of wired sheer ribbon gathered in the center w/ an orange button on top.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 3, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - Day 3

Well, we're on day 3 of the 31 days of Halloween, hosted by Smeared Ink. The Wicked Blogger list is to your right, in case you get lost. For today's project I made an ATC:


I'd snagged a skelly image from the internet and printed it on a transparency, then cut it to ATC size. In PSE, I made the little Wood Coffins stamp out sign, printed it out, cut it to size. Then stamped the senti at the bottom, securing the 2 layers with little bat eyelets. I love making ATC's - they're small

Well, that's it for today...off you go to the next stop.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - Day 2

This will be short, as I almost missed the deadline waiting til this morning to do this. Man, I hate migraines - suck the life out of you, or at least any ambition I'll do better for tomorrow's project now that I'm feeling somewhat human. Wish I'd had the foresight to do projects last month LOL. Anywho here's my project, I went with a tag:\


Distressed the tag with walnut ink/black soot & antique paper Distress Ink, ran it thru an embossing folder also distressed (technique from Tim Holtz). I then used the Poe stamp from Smeared Ink's "Quoth the Raven" set stamped in India Ink Black and distressed. Colored a raven with black soot, added a couple of flowers I made from a shopping bag & Perfect Pearls Mist (homemade), and a piece of webby ribbon. Also added some ribbons. Again, poor scan apologies...

Now off you go!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - Day 1

Here's my project for the first day of the 31 Days of Halloween at the Smeared & Smudged Forum, sponsored by Smeared Ink. I'm also combining this with the Challenge at Smudgy Antics to do a Zetti style project. I've had a collection of Teesha Moore's Zettiology stamps for several years - I love her style & to be able to combine it with the 31 Days of Halloween is a treat!




It's a simple project: I stamped the swirlies & "surprise" from Smeared Ink's rubber stamp set "Jack" on some orange pp in black, then made a rosette from the orange, adding another rosette in black pp. Then I stamped a Zetti "cat person" image on white cs & colored it with markers. Glued everything together & glued a black skewer to the back. I'm making a little "garden" so to speak with several of these lollipop rosette flowers to sit on the tv.

**excuse the poor scan, camera batteries were dead, again . better pic to follow.

Oh the Horror Challenge - Smeared Ink

Here's my entry for the "Oh the Horror" challenge at the Smeared & Smudged Forum, sponsored by Smeared Ink. It's based on the 2002 movie "May" starring Angela Bettis, which I confess I've not seen.



I used a freebie image from Sassy Design Studio called "Wicked", adding a few pairs of scissors, a digi from Smeared Ink called "Dead Dancer", and added the title & line underneath all using the computer. Yayy me! Anyway, I colored this with Derwent Inktense Pencils & distressed the edges using Distress Ink in Scattered Straw, Walnut and Black Soot. I added some dripping blood in red cs using a Martha Stewart punch - my only one from her, but my favorite. I'm going to put it into a frame which I just painted & going to place it with my little Vincent Price shrine. A little collection of horror movie inspired art! Thanks for looking!