Sunday, October 24, 2010

Macabre Monday Smeared and Smudged

It's another Macabre Monday and we're being sponsored by the fab Smeared Ink Stamps. We each got some fab digis (and boy do they have some great rubber too) to play with but I have to confess I forgot all about the challenge being "smeared and smudged" until the very end. Oops! My overall inkiness came in the form of the background paper sponged with Distress Inks with a little masking for the full moon along with some physical distressing from my Zutter Distress-it-All. I think Pouting Witch is a hoot! Doesn't she look like a little kid being punished? When I paired her with the It's About Time Hourglass all I could think of was "time out". LOL (Inside will read "it's Halloween").

The witch is colored with Copics and the hourglass was printed twice; once on regular cardstock and also colored and once on transparency. The two were fussy cut and combined so you could see through the glass. The best part came from my dear friend Lillie. I was talking about the hourglass and she asked if I'd filled it with sand. I said, well no, it wasn't a shaker, but I'd completely forgotten all about adding sand to the hourglass so I ripped the card apart (very carefully) and added stickles behind the transparency. WooHoo! Thanks Lillie! Then I popped it all with dimensional foam. The tiny bats are off cuts from an MS border punch and the sentiment stickers are Nostalgiques by Sticko that I got at M's. Every time I look at that witch I LOL. Now scurry off to Haunted Design House to see the fab offering from the rest of the Minions and please play along for a chance to win a digi set from Smeared Ink. Do you realize this is the last Macabre Monday before the best Holiday of the year!? Here's wishing you and yours a freaktastic Halloween!


  1. Oh it turned out really cute. That Lillie is always so willing to help. She is a sweetheart.

  2. Love it!!! What a great idea for Lillie to suggest the sand in the hourglass!!!

    Your macabre cards are becoming as fantastic as your Christmas girls, girly -- lol!

  3. Hi Donna,
    I love the colours on this fabulous card. Great images and fantastic layout.
    Fiona x

  4. woozers Donna, that hour glass is fantastic, and yes love the pouty witch. Hugs

  5. What a fantastic combination of images!!! Donna, I LOVE the Stickles in the hourglass, and I think the pouting witch is a hoot too! This is a fantastic card!

  6. What a cute card....I love that hour glass and witchie sitting beside it. As always, darling card.

  7. Fabulous! The hour glass looks 3D. You did a fabulous job coloring the witch, I love her green face!

  8. Donna - this is crazy beautiful. I can't get over it - just so striking!

  9. Awesome sands of time. Your coloring is outta this world!


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