Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Wicked Wednesday Cute Halloween

This week's Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge calls for Cute Halloween and there's nothing cuter than the sweet images from A Day for Daisies.  I can't seem to find this image in the shop (BooHoo!)  but it's colored with Copics, fussy cut and popped.  I've added a punched corner and some Stickles and Gems for bling to according to the current Desert Island Crafters Challenge.  The sentment is an Authentique sticker.  So in total for DIC I'm using #'s  1,2,5,7 & 10.

I'm also entering this in A Day For Daisies Anything Halloween Challenge.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Lacy Sunshine Fall Colors Challenge

Just under the wire for the Lacy Sunshine Fall Colors Challenge.  Back with the deets in a minute.  Ha!  I actually had an hour yet.  Well, time always flies when you're having fun and I sure have fun with these images.   Decided to do a Twisted Easel and I think this may be the first I've done.  the DP is K&Co and the leaves are an ancient punch.  the mats for the image and sentiment are Nesties Labels Seventeen.

I've used the adorable Autumn Melancholy Moppet (scroll down to find yours).  The expression on her face just tears at my heart strings.  She's obviously missing her love.  I've colored her with Copics and added a few brown adhesive pearls to her hair and hatpins.  (Don'tcha just LOVE her hat?)

While coloring her, the beautiful song "Autumn Leaves" kept running through my mind so I used the lyrics for my sentiment.    My favorite version is by Eva Cassidy. (Sorry about the Russian text, I liked the slide show)

I've added some Recollections flowers and a plaid fiber bow to finish it off.  Hope you like.

I'm also entering this in the Outlawz Paper ala Mode ATG challenge, Brown Sugar Autumn, Card Crafter's Circle Autumn Splendour, Shelly's Images Fall Photo Inspiration, Crafting with Dragonflies Nature/Trees/Leaves, and The Paper shelter Easel Cards.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Dilly Beans Halloween Challenge 4

It's our 4th and final Halloween challenge at Dilly Beans. Hasn't this been a fun month?  Instead of a traditional Halloween image, this time I've used #540 Owl Always Love You and added the hat from #487 Mimi's Witch Costume Framed. Then I cropped out the sentiment in my Printmaster Program and added my own.  Instant Owloween!  I've colored with Copics and all the rest of the design was done with scraps that were laying on my desk.  WooHoo!  Be sure to visit Dilly Beans to see what the rest of my teamies have to inspire you and join us again this week for more Halloween fun.

I'm also entering this in the Delightful Challenges Winged Things, Simon Says Wednesday Halloween/Halloween Colors, Papercraft Star #167 (photo inspiration), Clear it Out Halloween + anything Orange (besides the huge moon, orange adhesive beads and star from my stash), and Shopping Our Stash Halloween OR Orange and Black.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

New Alice in Wonderland Release at Simply Steampunk

It's about time, eh?  Be still my heart!  The day has finally arrived for the Simply Steampunk Team to showcase the new Alice in Wonderland Release by the fabulously talented Abigail Larson.  They are available in the Limited Edition Digis at Simply B Stamps.  You KNOW I love me some ALICE!  Today I've the pleasure of working with The Mad Hatter and I couldn't resist another wall hanging.  They're so much fun to make!

The Hatter is colored with Copics and fussy cut and popped atop my fave Clock die from Tim Holtz.  Isn't he a dapper gent?  The Dp's are all from last year's  Halloween in Wonderland from Graphic 45, as is the sentiment.

I added a number of gears from my "go to" Tim Holtz die to further the Steampunk theme.  The basic shapes were cut with my Nesties Grand Labels Four, layered with foam for dimension and strength.  Please visit Simply Steampunk to see the rest of this fabulous release as showcased by my talented teamies and don't forget our current Monochromatic Challenge which runs through the end of the month.

I'm also entering this in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Fussy Cutting ChallengeTTRCD Oct 22-28 ATG, and Nutcrafter's Lots of Layers.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Octopode Factory Witches Challenge

So happy to finally play along with The Octopode Factory Friday Challenge again.  Lily's images are some of the most whimsical stamps on the net and a definite FAVE of mine.  This fortnight's challenge is Witches and I've use the newest Gloomsville witch, available separately or with the Gloomsville set for my tag or bookmark.  Kinda went all Dr. Seuss for this.  When I was considering what to do, this came to me and STUCK!  Cropped the image in my Printmaster program and of course, the words are computer generated.  Colored with Copics, inked with Distress and stamped with Tim Holtz rubber.  The twine colors match the witches.  Hope you get a kick out of it.

Monday, October 21, 2013

HDH Zombies and Creeps Week 2

It's our second week for our Zombies and Creeps Challenge at HDH and the minions have more fabulous inspiration using the images by the same name from Simply B Stamps.  This time I've used the fabulous Mr. Gibbs Zombie Pirate.  I've watercolored the image and made the fab "burnt burlap" background mat using dual tipped watercolor markers from Tombo.  Read about the process here in my 100 Days of Tombow post.  The striped banner DP is from Authentique edged with MS spider web and Drippy Goo punches.  The skully medallions were a gift from my buddie Margie.

Here's a closeup of the fab image, drawn by Abigail Larson.  It's fussy cut and adhered to back CS and fussy cut again and popped.  The sentiment was hand written and the brains are from our own Minion Sister Creepy Glo.  Visit her Etsy shop HERE and check out HDH for her special discount code (scroll down a bit, ya gotta work for it.  LOL).  The metal skull and crossbones are Tim Holtz.  Hope you're enjoying the best month of the year as much as we are.  Keep those Zombies and Classic Creeps coming.

I'm also entering this in the PunkYouGirl Halloween challenge, Simon Says Monday Spooky, Hiding in my Craftroom Color it, Craftitude ATG/Spooky, Creative Corner Let's Go Crazy and Left of Center (using the LOC Theme).

100 Days of Tombow

I was very excited to be contacted by the lovely folks at Tombow to participate in their special 100 Days of Tombow Centennial Celebration.  Teaming up with 100 Bloggers to show their creativity and the versatility of Tombo products, Tombo has committed to providing $100 of product per participant to the Council for Art Education, a non profit group dedicated to promoting and supporting art education.   That's up to $10,000 of fabulous product for future generations of artists and crafters.  Of course I jumped at the chance to do my part.  Above are the lovely products I was sent.

I had never worked with water based markers so I focused my attention on the Dual Brush Pens.  These are dual tipped with both a brush and pen tip.  The colors are from the Grunge set, the first batch using the brush tip, then the same colors blended with a water brush, and finally the pen tip.

I started with a background stamp brushed with the brown with some darker colors in several areas and stamped on ordinary cardstock. 

I then tore around the image (tear towards you if you want the rough edge up)and spritzed it with a mister.  Control the bleed by blotting with a paper towel until you get the effect you want.  The card stock curls a bit and starts to look old and kind of creepy, so to add to the grunge factor, I decided to add a faux burnt edge by using the black, gray, and more brown around the torn edge and brushing with the water brush. Really looks like I took a match to it.  Perfect or a Halloween project, don'tcha think?

 I then wanted to experiment with coloring a stamp.  If you are using a rubber or clear stamp, be sure to use a permanent ink, but I wanted to use a digi, so I cut a piece of watercolor paper and taped it to some copy paper in order to get it to feed through my printer.  I was very pleased with the subtle shading I was able to achieve with the brush tip and water brush and used every color in the set to complete my image.  To crisp it up after it was all colored, I outlined it all with the pen tip which defined everything perfectly.

It was also the first time I've ever used a dot adhesive stamp runner and I was quite impressed.  I especially loved the "stamp" feature at the end which allows you to stamp a small square of adhesive wherever you want it.  WooHoo! The final project is a pretty creepy wall hanging.   Hope this doesn't scare the folks at Tombow too much.  LOL

Thank you Tombow for allowing me to participate in your fabulous program and here's to you and your next 100 years of success.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Wicked Wednesday ATC Get Goth Challenge

I'm excited to play with this week's Get Goth Challenge at Wicked Wednesday.  Fun theme, great sponsor, what's not to like?  I pulled out an oldie, Pipper from SBS, one of the Burton Weenies.  She's colored with Copics, the sentiment is computer generated.  The edges were inked with Distress than roughed up with the distressing tool.  The cool finger smears were done with my new Prints rubber stamp set, one of the past offerings from the Smeared Ink Rubber Club.  And of course no Goth is complete without piercings.

I'm also entering this in the Left of Center Challenge 16 using the LOC theme and Time 4 Scrap Dark Challenge.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

I Miss You!

Ok, it's gorgeous out, I procrastinated all morning, have DT stuff to do, but this card just BEGGED to be made.  As you know, CAS is pretty difficult for me, but I enjoy playing along with the Outlawz Sunday CAS challenge.  It's been awhile and when I saw the challenge as I Miss You, I really wanted to join in.  Combine that with the Digi Stamps 4 Joy Embossing Challenge and it became a must.  Just got the Tim Holtz Embossing Diffuser which allows you to block out a portion of your embossing folder for use with a stamp by placing an acrylic frame with a cut out on your folder and running it through your machine.  I chose the oval one for a test and it worked pretty well, but the oval definition wasn't as pronounced as I would have liked, so I used an oval Nesties in about the same size and ran it through my Grand Caliber with the embossing mat and plate, instead of the cutting one, to make a more crisp impression.  Much better.  Finally, I edged it with a black peel off border.

The adorable image is I'm Sorry Fairy ( a super bargain at only $1.50!) from Digi Stamps 4 Joy.  Her expression says "Miss you" to me, for sure.  Her hair made me think of the Pierette mime so I colored her minimally with just a touch of Stickles to her wings and chose the Harlequin Cuttlebug folder.  Originally I planned to do the sentiment with a Cuttlebug Die cut but it overwhelmed the delicate image.  I rarely do aything hand written on my projects, but it seemed fittting and so much more personal here.  Have to say I love how it turned out.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Dilly Beans Halloween Week 3

We're continuing our Halloween celebration at Dilly Beans with a new Challenge starting today.  My card was inspired by my new Birch Trees Cuttlebug folder.  It looked really spooky after embossing with Core'dinations and sanding.  Perfect for the creepy cute #483 Monsters, don'tcha think?

They're colored with Copics and fussy cut.  The main sentiment was computer generated and the spooky words above are stickers from Authentique.  I'd just pulled a load of laundry from the dryer and decided the used Bounce sheet would make some scary mist.  Thought this would be a fun card for a little boy.  My teamies are scaring up a storm on the Challenge Blog so be sure to stop by and come play along.

I'm also entering this in the Crafting for All Seasons Too Cute to Spook, Craftin with Dragonflies Nature/Leaves/Trees, Digi Stamps 4 Joy Embossing, Lady Anne's #12 ATG, and Digi Galore Halloween.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Showcasing Zodiac Sign Cancer for Simply Steampunk

Here's my final showcase of the second series of the Steampunk Zodiacs for Simply Steampunk Challenges.  I bring you Cancer.  I think she looks like a dreamer, longing for another place, another time, another life...  The fabulous DP's are from the Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells and I've fussy cut Cancer and the lovely floral Steampunk paper on which she sits.  The plate is also from the same Graphic 45 pad and the lettering from Authentique.

I've colored her with Copics in the same rich colors as the DP.  The metal accents are Tim Holtz and the sentiment plate reads "Live the life you've imagined".  I love that quote.  If only she had the courage...

Please remember we have inspiration throughout the month at Simply Steampunk and our current Monochromatic Challenge runs through October 31st.  Although SBS stamps are no longer a requirement, we'd love to see them if you have them, and please remember it is a Steampunk Challenge so there should be some recognizable reference in your work.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Macabre Monday Zombies and Creeps

Sorry, we're running a bit behind at HDH today with some of the Minions a bit under the weather (last night's beatings were particulary rough) but it's a new challenge day and this fortnight our theme is Zombies and Creeps in honor of the fabulous images provided by our sponsor Simply B Stamps.  We're working with some of the fabulous Steampunk digis drawn by Abigail Larson from the Zombies and Creeps collection and it is my pleasure to introduce Calpernia and Oggie.  I have to say the skull and brains in the forground made me think of popcorn ( go figure) which made me think of "Movie Night" so there ya go.  I've done a little hanging in that theme.  It didn't hurt that I had the perfect DP (Mama-razzi2 Shutterbug from Bo Bunny laying around on my table, either.

Here's a closeup of the fab stamp, all colored with Copics, fussy cut and popped with the black backing.  All wording was computer generated and the piece was banded top and bottom with the Drippy Goo punch from MS.

I was finally able to use my Picture Wheel die from Tim Holtz as a film reel with Tim Holtz Film Strip Tape wound around it.  The Nosferatu digi is from Rick St. Dennis (can't seem to find him on Etsy Or his new Zibbet Shop), shrunk down in my programs to fit the strip.  Obviously this is Oggie's fave flick, but Calpernia doesn't seem too thrilled.  I had a ball with this and stay tuned for more.  In the meantime, check out the other fab makes by the Minions for Week One of Zombies and Creeps.

I'm also entering this in the TTRCD ATG Oct 15-22, and Left of Center using the LOC theme

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Stitching Real or Faux at Lacy Sunshine

Here's my second entry for the Lacy Sunshine Stitching Real or Faux Challenge.  A couple of weeks ago, on the Lacy Sunshine Facebook Page, Heather had a little challenge to suggest new Sticky Wings Characters and I suggested Candi Corn and WON (scroll down in the New Digis section to find her)!   Isn't she just the cutest?  Of course I had to use her.  I made a treat card using packaging from a tape roll and filled it with Candy Corn, of course.  I used my Spellbinders Grand Circles and Scallops to cut the mats.

I printed the image several times, colored her with Copic, fussy cut and popped to give her more dimension. I also added some faux stitching to the candy she's sitting on, Stickles to her petticoat and Glossy Accents to her eyes and the candy on her bows.  I wrapped some ribbon around the packaging and did a multi colored bow.  Finished it off with some adhesive beads and more faux stitching. 

Inside, I laminated some chipboard cut to fit the slots of the packaging to allow for removal of the candy.  It's awfully heavy, so next time I'll do a bit more reinforcing to the card itself, but I still think it turned out cute, don't you?

I'm also entering this is the Craftitude Things Beginning with the Letter "S" (Sticky Wings, Sweets), Crafty Catz Halloween, Digi Haven Halloween, Jo's Scrap Shack Funday Friday Favorite Technique Challenge (fussy cutting and popping images)C.R.A.F.T. Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving, Craftin' Boutique Halloween, Paper Crafting Journey Halloween Colors, By Lori Designs Black, Orange + One, Paper Pretties Halloween, Ribbon Carousel Halloween, and TTRCD Oct 8th ATG.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Dilly Beans Halloween Take Two

It's another Friday Challenge at Dilly Beans and we're continuing with our month long Halloween theme.  Lots of opportunities to use the fab creepy cute images Dilly Beans is know for.  I've created a tag this time using #456 Teeghan's Spider Framed.  I've printed her directly on DP and then paper pieced her hair and skullie bow.   The tag itself is recycled Prima Marketing packaging and the checked and striped DP bits just happened to be lying on my table from???  Wow, I used SCRAPS!  Go ME!  The rest of the stuff are stickers from Authentique Enchanted pack.  Ribbons from J's.  Easy peasy.  My teamies have again outdone themselves.  We just LOVE Halloween at Dilly Beans, so be sure to check them out.  There's a fab BOGO sale running at the SHOP through Sunday ...no tricks.  Isn't it time to treat yourself?  Come on!  No calories and they won't rot your teeth.  You know you wanna.

I'm also entering this in Use it Tuesday Scraps Pieces and Odds and Ends, Paper Pretties Halloween, and Corrosive Challenges Cute and Creepy.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Showcasing Leo for Simply Steampunk

This month the Simply Steampunk team is working with the second half of the beautiful Steampunk Zodiac images drawn by Abigail Larson for SBS.  Today I bring you Leo.  I think the fabulous images are just perfect for birthday cards so that's what I've done here.  The Steampunk Digi papers are from Bearly Mine Designs

I've colored lovely Leo with Copics, fussy cut and popped her with foam.  The Zodiac references are quite subtle, which give them versatility.  I'd say the tail is sort of a giveaway here, though.  LOL

I enjoy adding Steampunk elements such as Tim Holtz tiny gears to the Prima flower centers as well as the die cut gears and a sort of tattered and distressed doily which are also Tim Holtz for Sizzix. 

To balance the design I added 3 faux screws that I made from Card Candi by scoring the centers and wiping with Guilder's Paste.  Finnally, the edges of the DP were distressed with my Zutter Distrezz It All.  All month long the DT showcases the newest featured Steampunk digi set, so please visit Simply Steampunk Challenges often. There's loads of inspiration.  Also remember our October Challenge, Monochromatic Colors runs through October 31st.  Hope to see you there.

I'm entering this in the Divas by Design 3 or More Layers, Frilly and Funky Colors of Autumn, Rhedd and Rosie's Colors of Autumn, Die Cuttin' Divas Use Brown, Inky Chicks Use 2 Different Die Cuts, TTRCD Anything Goes, Twisted Tuesdays Lots of Layers and Use Metal, Craftin' Desert Divas Anything With a Sentiment,  and Craft Your Passion, Heavy Metal.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Macabre Monday Week 2 Dimensional Halloween Challenge

It's week #2 of Macabre Monday challenge,
"Dimensional Hallowe'en."
You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Hallowe'en
based art piece that is dimensional in some way.

Now foam pop dots are fine, but we are really hoping
to see you guys come up with some real dimension.
There are some fine prizes being offered by our generous sponsor,

Tando offers a wonderful line of unique and well designed,
chipboard designs for all of your crafting needs.
We are pleased to offer up a Tando grab bag (see HDH) full of
Hallowe'en themed cuts as pictured below, to one lucky winner.
I was excited to play with the layered coffin with cobweb detail with a fab spider thrown in for good measure.

I really had a ball with this.  First I painted it all with black gesso and laid the lovely flocked wallpaper on the inside.  The sticker is from the Authentique pack and I've glued the open layers, trimmed out the outside, colored the web with a silver Sharpie and added some peel offs distressed a bit with black Gilder's Paste to the open edge.
For the lid, I covered the larger piece and the top smaller one with Foil Tape.  I've been inspired by many tutorials on metal techniques, including those by   Tammy Tutterow on the Simon Says Monday Challenge Blog. (AMAZING mixed media artists there, ALL of them!!) The top one I ran through my Cuttlebug with the Tim Holtz Web folder.  Had to improvise with the sandwich using the Base plate, one B plate and a rubber gasket over the chipboard and folder because it was FAT.  Woohoo!  Came out great.  Rubbed some black Gilder's paste over but it wasn't quite the effect I was going for, so I also painted with more black gesso and wiped it off with a baby wipe until I was satisfied.  Glued the 3 smaller layers together.  Added a peelie border to the largest lid portion and distressed again like the top.  The spider was added with black foam after painting with Gesso, and rubbing a bit with Antique silver paste.  This adhesive jewels are from M's.  Be sure to check out HDH for more fabulous projects using the great stuff from Tando.  Week 2 is HERE but don't forget Week 1 where you can join in our Dimensional Hallowe'en Challenge.  Lots of stuff going on at HDH so stop back often.  It is OUR MONTH after all!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Lacy Sunshine Life's a Witch

Happy World Cardmaking Day.  (well, okay, it was yesterday.  I didn't get this published...oops!)  How about that?  Instead of enjoying the gorgeous weather I made a card.  LOL  I really couldn't resist, since I've recently stocked up on some adorable images from Lacy Sunshine and their current challenge is Stitching Real or Faux.  Had a hard time deciding who to start with, but I was inspired by a sentiment I saw on Lyneen's Blog while hopping with Smeared Ink's 31 Days Of Halloween (See sidebar, daily prizes and fab inspiration!).  It made me giggle so I just HAD to use Eleanor Trick or Treat Flight, available in the Seasonal Section.  It's a circular Easel Card made with My Nesties Grands.  The stars are also Nesties.

Eleanor is colored with Copics, fussy cut and popped, with Glossy Accents added to her huge glasses.  (Unfortunately the pic doesn't show it.)  Aren't they cute, though?  I get teased a lot about my enormous sunglasses so I'm extremely fond of Eleanor's.  To do the faux stitching around the moon, I left my Nestie circle in place and used it as a guide.  Then I pierced it at each end of the pen mark to make it look more real.  Too bad I didn't have a guide around the sentiment which was done with my Dymo.  LOL  The dotty DP is BoBunny and the starry one is DCWV.  The die cut stars were cut twice and popped to give them a bit of shadow.

I'm also entering this in the Simon Says Wednesday Going Dotty Challenge, the Crafty Calendar Halloween Challenge, Crazy 4 Challenges Halloween, Hiding in my Craft Room Halloween Colors, Totally Gorguss Anything Goes With StarsCard Makin' Mama's Trick or Treat, Stuck on U Sketches Die Cut Hocus Pocus, Totally Papercrafts Humor Challenge, Craftin' Boutique Halloween, MAWTT ATG, My Heart Pieces Halloween, Paper Pretties Purple, Green and Orange, The Stamping Chef Let's Get Stitchy, Cuttin' and Stampin' Halloween, and Bearly Mine Halloween.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Dilly Beans Halloween Week 1

It's our first Friday Challenge in October and our favorite time of year at Dilly Beans, so all month long we'll be doing HALLOWEEN!  WooHoo!  Still weekly challenges with weekly winners but you there's so many creepy cute images at Dilly Beans that we want to see them ALL!  I've used #275 Framed Bat Ghoul and colored him up with Copics in traditiional Hallween colors.  The bat in the corner is an ancient sticker from? and I've attached it with a Halloween mini clothespin from M's.  I've embossed the center stirp with the Seeing Spots Cuttlebug folder and added some checked Halloween ribbon.  I kinda like the combo of check, dots and stripes, don't you?  Such fun examples by the team on the Challenge Blog so be sure you check them out.  And come celebrate Halloween with us all month long but remember to please use a Dilly Beans image.

I'malso entering this in the Simon Says Wednesday Going Dotty Challenge.

Monochromatic at Simply Steampunk

Our new Monochomatic Challenge begins TODAY at Simply Steampunk.   The team is showcasing the second set of Steampunk Zodiacs and I have the pleasure of working with Gemini.  This fun girly image screamed PINK to me and so it is.  The color scheme seemed fitting as October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so I'm thinking this may be the very first Steampunk Breast Cancer Awareness wall hanging in the world. (Didn't have an appropriate dowel to hang this from so it's lying flat at the moment.)

I've colored the twins with Copics using mainly R81-89.  They were printed right on the Printed DP from the Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby Stack and cut with Nesties Labels Twenty Five.

The dress form was cut from white card stock on my Cricut from the French Manor Cartridge and colored with Copics as well.  The wings are from the Cuttlebug Vintage Collage Emboss Plus folder and the (PINK!) gears with a Tim Holtx for Sizzix Die from textured metallic card stock.  The Pink Awareness Ribbon and heart are from JoAnn's.

It was fun trying to incorporate girly Steampunk details.  The final one, another gear topped with a flower and "hope" done in wire with beads (also from JoAnn's a bazillion years ago).  My teamies have done a wonderful job with the Monochromatic theme (ours was harder than most since were were told that skin and hair must also be monochromatic) so be sure to stop by Simply Steampunk and be inspired.

I'm also entering this in the Link Up for Pink 3rd Annual BCA Linky Party, As You Like It Favorite Not a Card Project and Why(Wall hangings because they give you more room to play and it's fun changeable decor), DLArt Thankful Thursday BCA Linky Party, Crafty Creations Winged ThingsThe Paper Shelter Shabby Chic, Whimsy Stamps Shabby Chic/Vintage, Inky Chicks 2 Different Die Cuts, and Shopping Our Stash Pink or BCA.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Beware the Siren's Song

Ok, don't faint.  This is the second post of the day.  Guess I'm on a roll. I'd wait for tomorrow to post this, but there are a few challenges I want to sneak it in so...  I'd mentioned the adorable Mermaids at Lacy Sunshine that I'd intended to use for last week's challenge there but didn't, so I thought I'd color one up anyway and point her a bit towards the Dark Side since the new challenge at Left of Center challenge is LOC/ or Some Element of Water. You know the old myth that mermaids really lure sailors to their death, don't you?  I've used Morticia (available in the New Area HERE) and fussy cut her to sit on Pile 'o' Bones from Delicious Doodles. EEK!

I've colored Morticia with Copics and added pearls.  The bone pile was shaded with blue Copics as well.  The fab digi paper behind is from Smeared Ink's Honor the Dead 8 1/2 x 11" set (it comes in 12 x 12" too) which looked like the depths of the sea to me. I've also added blue RainDots to the background for bubbles.  The sentiment is computer generated and cut with the Fanciful Labels Emboss Plus folder and inked with Distress.

It's a stepper card and the backdrop is cut with my Nesties Arched Windows One.  I'm also entering this in Bunny Zoe's Something Blue, Cards for Men Myth and Magic (a warning, LOL), Tammy's Scrappin' Corner Monochromatic, 613 Ave Create ATG, Outlawz Monday Greeting Card ATG, Corrosive Challenge Cute and Creepy, Addicted to Stamps Create a Scene, Di's Digi Designs Coloring Skills, Polkadoodles More than One Fold, Stampin' for the Weekend Fairies or Fantasy, Little Blue Button Stamps Shaped Cards, 4 Krafty Girlz ATG, Simon Says Wednesday ATG, and  TTRCD ATG Oct 1-7.

Countdown to Halloween!

EEEK!  It's the first day of the BEST month of the year!  I'm counting the days 'til Halloween, aren't you?  I hope to have some fun projects this month, but we'll see how that goes.  Today I have a Halloween card with a sentiment circle from Jellypark that I received FREE in the newsletter.   Sign up HERE for lots of good stuff.  I'm entering it in the current Jellypark Challenge which is The Sentiment is the Key.

I printed the circle 3 times.  Twice small and once large enough to accommodate the rosette I planned to layer.  I used a punch to punch the center of one of the smal circles and colored it orange with Copics.  the other circles were cut with Nesties and the cool bat frame is part of my new Making Memories Spooky Frame set.  The whole shebang was then layered on a Nesties Beaded Circle.  The orange dots are just from a standard punch and I've added adhesve beads for more interest.  DP is Authentique.

Here's the dimensional shot.  There's a whole lot of popping going on.  Have to say I kinda love it.  Hope you do too.

I'm also entering this in the Craftin' Desert Divas' Anything with a Sentiment Linky Party, Created with Love Halloween, Simon Says Monday Challenge Say it With Stamps, Through the Purple Haze Halloween.