Sunday, January 15, 2012

Macabre Monday Chic Freaks

Before we get too far here, I have to tell you I'm in FL working on an unfamiliar computer that doesn't want to let me link in my post. I will correct this problem when I get home later on Monday, but for now, it is what it is. (All fixed so be sure to click the links) So sorry I missed last week's Macabre Monday challenge. I must say the rest of the DT outdid themselves, but I'm up and running with this week's Chic Freaks Challenge sponsored by one of my FAVE rubber stamp companies, Stampotique. Stampotique has some of the most talented designers in the business and my personal faves are the creepy quirky images by Daniel Torrente and Jill Penney. This happy dude is a combination of Mervyn's face on Dweeze's body.

I've stamped him on purple card stock and left him uncolored. I made my own DP using Tim Holtz's method of swiping Distress Ink (in Dusty Concord, Milled Lavender, and Black Soot) on a craft sheet, spritzing it and wiping my paper in the concoction. Once dry, I stamped 3 Smiles over and over for the pattern. (LOVE it!)

I fussy cut Mervyn, added a black border mat and popped him to make him stand out against the smily faces. The sentiment is computer generated, inked and matted as well. Chic? Well...but he sure is freaky, don'tcha think? The Minions really enjoyed working with these fab stamps from Stampotique so be sure and check out their fabulous inspiration. I know you'll want to join in this week as well for a chance to win a fab prize from Stampotique (BTW, the stamps are not all creepy, LOL), so check out Haunted Design House and play along.


  1. Hi Donna,
    You are so good at this style of card. Love the background and the image is awesome.
    Fiona x

  2. Morning Donna!!
    oh my gosh!! this is just fab!! I look at those stamps all the time thinking they are sooo cool!!
    I love the sentiment!! its so funny!!!
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  3. You scarred me just then.......I thought I'd lost a day! LOL

    Another FAB card Donna......Love the image and great job on DP :)

  4. Brilliant card! More and more I'm enjoying stamping my own background. And Oh My Bug your fussy cutting skills are inspiring!!

  5. HA! Love it! Cool monotone look. Totally diggin' the background! I'm gonna have to try this, as soon as I can dig out my craft mat from underneath the two tons of crafting crap it's buried under. Hope FL went well :)
    Catch up with you soon.

  6. lol....that's my happy face too...this card dances to it's own cool beat.

  7. This is one amazingly brilliant and funny card and yet so true hehe. Brilliant work as always Donna you never have produced anything that I have thought wasn't ACE xx

  8. These cards are so fun to see, always makes me grin. Love the sentiment....

  9. I don't know what else to say except awesome. I flipping love the sentiment you came up with!!

  10. How cool - thanks for the big smile on my face :)


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