Sunday, December 1, 2013

Smeared and Smudged 12 Days of Creepmas Day 1


It's here, it's here,  The 12 Days of Creepmas sponsored by the Smeared and Smudged Forum and for the first time I'm a Jolly Blogger.  You've seen my "Dark Side", most often with my DT posts for HDH, but I love to play on the Forum as well.  Get ready for 12 Days of Creepmas fun offering the creepy cute, the cheeky, the gothic, the just plain creepy and the possibly the slightly gruesome, as it pertains to the holiday season.  It's all in fun, so let's get started with Day #1.  The Blog role is on my sidebar if you wish to hop along and see the fabulous projects from the rest of the Bloggers.  For those who comment on each of the blogs all season long there's a fabulous prize to be had. 

I thought I'd ease you in with a "creepy cute" image from Lacy Sunshine.  This is Amelia, one of my faves from Lady Heather's Curiousities.  She obviously has a bit of a split personality.  The front of the card is half of the 6x6" square covered with skully digi paper from the unfortunately now defunct Crafty Chaos.  The tombstone is a Cuttlebug die and I've added dark metal snowflakes from Recollections.  The oval die is Spellbinders, split and popped with a glitter zig zag sticker down the middle.

Amelia is colored with Copics, fussy cut and popped, and I've added a Glo skull from my HDH DT sister Creepy Glo's Etsy shop (great Creepmas stuff to be had there) and a bat charm (with the ring clipped off) to her hand.  "Naughty" and "Nice" is done with stickers from Studio 112.


Miraculously enough, I've finished the inside as well.  Woohoo!  The DP is Recollections (honest, it was from a last year's Christmas stack, if you're wondering about the color choice).  The sentiment oval was placed directly beneath the one on the front and I repeated the "naughty" inside 'cause you know her true inclination.  The acetate glitter snowflakes are from MAMBI with more metal ones on top and the fab skull and crossbones is from Tim Holtz.  Sorry I'm sort of the wordy type but I can't promise I'll do any better.  Now hop on to  over to Violent Kittie (don'tcha just LOVE her name?  Jezzie is SOOO jealous!) and see what Creepmas cheer she has in store for you.

I'm also entering this in the Lacy Sunshine Anything Goes Challenge, Simon Says Wednesday ATG, the Corrosive Happy Holidays Challenge the C.R.A.F.T. Use Metal/add a Charm Challenge, Drunken Stampers Metal challenge and Left of Center using the LOC theme.

32 comments:

applejack cards by sue said...

Good mornin' I am really loving this image...isn't she just wonderful! I love your colouring and the embellishments are fantastic. I think this hop is going to take all day as I end up browsing around the blogs, never mind...the ironing can wait!
Sue
RSD EDT
The Nanny

Teri said...

Awesome hun. Almost a self-portrait, naughty side, nice side, lol...xxx

Brenda said...

Wow Donna, I love how you have colored this image! Of course you know what a fan I am of your coloring. I'm in awe of how you took this image and made it into a cute Christmas card. lol I'd never be able to do this, I guess I don't have a "dark" side. lol But I am loving yours! Hugs!

Sandi said...

oh my, just when I think you have done your best, you up yourself with something even better, love how you have brought this cutie to life with color and style on both sides, hugs

Wiola said...

It's so unique. Clever with the naughty/nice reference.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Great way to incorporate the sentiment!!! I love the color combination that you have used as well!

happy crafter shell said...

Donna I love it! That image is fab and I think I might have to get that one, the way you have used it with naughty and nice is brilliant! xxx

Robyn (RedDogGirl) said...

Great combination of creepy and cute.

Roberta Swisher said...

Wow...the way your mind works is, um, fascinating and a wee bit scary. LOL!!
I love this card. It's a perfect pairing of the image and sentiments. The embellies you used are spot on too!
Thinking I need to go get this image now too. It's just too cute!
hugs--
Roberta
Queen Bee Paper Crafts

Glittery Katie said...

Fabulous!!

Wendy said...

Wonderful card Donna. I have never seen that stamp before. Love how you colored it and your embellishments are fantastic. Great way to start the hop!

Claudia G said...

She´s bipolar! Don´t know this amazing stamp. Love the skull and wordart. Great combinations.

ionabunny said...

Very creepy. Definitely prefer her blue side

Paper Panda said...

Fab card, and what a brilliant use of this image! Thanks for sharing with us as Lacy Sunshine.
Mandy x (LS DT)

maureenjscott said...

Oh this is fabulous Donna! love the image and the naughty nice senti is perfect - split personality indeed! Really love this card, cant wait to see what else you do this Creepmas! mo x

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

Your card is great ! I love this ambivalent look !

Emily Thubbron said...

Donna, this is fantabulous. I love that image and the sentiment fits so well. Great coloring, too.

Matney said...

Oh I love all the deets! This time of year brings out some of my favorite colors and you have used them. So gorgeous she is. Back ground paper is busy, but goes so well with the feel and the falling snow. Love!!

Denice said...

Creepy/Sweet
Naughty/Nice
Donna/De"nice"

Love it!!!!!!

~Lady B~ said...

This rocks, Donna! I adore that creepy-cute image and your card design is absolutely fabulous!

Steph said...

Awesome card! Love the image and you've colored her beautifully!

Dominike said...

Good isea and beautiful result.

Candace Jedrowicz said...

Oh, she's just too much fun! The inside is hilarious! Great work!

Donna said...

Fantastic Donna!!! I am loving the creepmas projects!!! Thanks for playing along with the "metal" challenge at Drunken Stampers this week!!
Cheers!!!
~*donna*~

Emily Leiphart said...

Cutely perfect for Creepmas, Donna! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Keren Howell said...

I always enjoy your creations and this is another fab piece. Thank you for joining in with us at LOC xxx Keren

Diane said...

I usually like cute and sweet- but man- this is so interesting and cool! I love that she has a split personality! Thanks for joining the Drunken Stampers this week!

sammi said...

This is an awesome card, Donna! I love the color combo you chose! Thank you so much for playing along with us in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Lacy Sunshine. We're so happy you joined us! Please join us, again! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member for Lacy Sunshine.

Wendy Russell said...

Great card, thanks for joining the fun at Drunken Stampers.xx

Chris D. said...

Definitely creepy cute, and oh so awesome! Thanks for playing along with the Drunken Stampers this week!

Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

Very cool card. Thanks for joining us at Drunken Stampers

Chris D. said...

Congrats to you Donna! You are the new Life of the Party at the Drunken Stampers challenge blog for this super cool card! Thanks for playing along with the Metal challenge and we hope you get a chance to play again!