Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Day 6 of 31 Days of Halloween

And the hop goes on… This is Day 6 for the Wicked Bloggers who are participating in the 31 Days of Halloween extravaganza.  There are already be so many awesomely spooky creations, and we are not even close to half done.  If you want to follow along you can find the blog roll on the right had side of my blog.

dream on…

I was shopping around Cherry Pie Art Stamps and fell in love with this sentiment stamp.  I did not think  I would use it with the death wheel, but here it is! 

This a 4 by 4 mini stamped art thing.  First thing I did was stamp the Uffizi Arch Sketch in green, misted it and then I had a light green background to work on.  Then I stamped the death wheel and the sentiment from Cherry Pie.  I used a little purple gelato with water to color the circles on the wheel.  And I colored in the dream on with an orange marker.  Then I added the skullie border all crazy like.  Then back to the gelatos - I used green around the edge and smudged it around.  Then I added black ink all the way around the border.

Happy Tuesday Wicked Hoppers and Bloggers- and try not to read too much into this piece - I don't have creepy dreams...

Monday, October 5, 2015

Day 5 of 31 Days of Halloween

This year I am participating as a Wicked Blogger for the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop hosted by Smeared Ink.  You can find the list of blogs that are participating on the right.  Hop along and WIN some prizes!

Poe Calendar Page

I'm not usually a "Poe" crafter, but he fit in perfectly with the raven heart thing I started.  This started as a 4 by 4 on a mat board but then I realized it would work very well as my October calendar if I added a little something (Poe's head in the corner).

For this calendar page I stamped the large handwriting text in green and then I started gluing down ripped pieces of a book around the edge.  After that I went around the edge with green and black gelatos - and smeared and smudged them with my finger until it turned black.  Then I stamped Poe, the Raven, and the books, candle, paper and carefully cut them out (I cut the candle off so as not to burn the bird).  Glued them all down and stamped the dangle heart and colored the heart and book marker red.  I have a nevermore stamp I could have used, and I don't know why I didn't… maybe I'll rework my 4 by 4...

The best part is now my October calendar page is done, and I'm 5 for 5 on the 31 Days of Halloween! 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Day 4 of 31 Days of Halloween

It's Sunday, but there's not rest for the Wicked Bloggers!  Follow the blog roll to the right to spy some amazing Halloween-themed projects.

Who are you calling psycho?

I have a stash of tags washed with white gesso and I'm slowly spookifying them.  I found this quote stamp, sadly I forget where I got it, but I love it!  The rest of the stamps are from 100 Proof Press.  On the gesso coated tag I stamped the newsprint background, then in black did some honeycomb framing. I stamped the bottle and cut the the label off, then stamped some mini-skulls and glued the bottle on top and trimmed around the edge. I again used the newsprint stamp, but with orange on white paper and stamped the quote.  Inked up the edge and glued it on.  And there you have my Day 4 project for the 31 Days of Halloween!

My plan is to get in my craft room this weekend and at least bust out 5 more projects for this month-long hop.  So far it's been a lot of fun - just the kind of challenge I needed. 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Day 3 of 31 Days of Halloween

It's the third day for the Smeared Ink 31 Days of Halloween.  This an amazing blog hop where you can win great prizes by following the blog roll of the 2015 Wicked Bloggers.

3 ATCS for Day 3

This seems to be a common story for me: I'm working on what I would consider a first draft with intentions of improving the design as I go - but only to think when all is created my first run was my favorite one!  That's what happened with these owl ATCs.  I thought I was doing the same thing, but each turned out differently.

I created a quick background with the winemakers marks in purple, then stamped some speckles in orange around the edge.  Then I stamped the tree rings and put that grouchy owl on top. I went around the edges with a brown gelato and smeared and smudged again to create a dirty frame.  Then I stamped BEWARE just to make sure it was spooky enough.

Hope you follow along and enjoy the Halloween creations created by the other Wicked Bloggers (BLOG ROLL TO THE RIGHT!)

Friday, October 2, 2015

Day 2 of 31 Days of Halloween

Wow!  Yesterday was a great first day for all of us Wicked Bloggers.  Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment.  So this is Day two of the Smeared Ink 31 Days of Halloween.  I'm sure if you hop along again today you'll get some creative tricks and treats!

Ghoulish Greetings

 It's funny how things work, it took me a really long time to think of my project for Day 1, but this card here popped right into my head.  I hunted for some cool orange paper and the stamped it up with some batty bats. Then  I stamped the large skull onto white paper and cut it out and glued it down.
 I found a scrap from an old book and dropped a little citron ink on it and glued it below the skull.  Then I Grabbed the Ghoulish Greetings stamp, stamped it on white, cut it out a little crooked and inked around the edge.
Kind of funny, I just noticed the text on the piece of paper simple.  That is indeed how this mini card felt after struggling with my ideas for this 31 day hop.  So far I'm 2 for 2 - I plan on keeping it up, but I know it is not going to be simple.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Day 1 of 31 Days of Halloween

Oh yeah!  It's October 1st - time to get your SPOOK on!  This year I am participating as a Wicked Blogger  - which means I will be posting a Halloween project each day this month.  It's all part of a month long super spooky hop hosted by Smeared Ink.  You can follow along with us Wicked Bloggers - you'll find all the links over there on the right side ---> IF YOU DARE!

For my first project I figured I'd stay true to myself and my purple and owl obsession.  This was the best owl I had for making Spooky something. And of course I'm going to have my moon stamp very close to my side the next 31 days. And try as I might to not use that honeycomb stamp around the edges - it just works so well for me.

For the background a did some stamping with the winemakers mark stamp in purple distress ink and then sprayed it.  Then I went around the edge with a purple, silver, and black gelato and SMEARED and SMUDGED (appropriate, no?).  Then I stamped the honeycomb stamp around the edge in black and purple, then the word Spooky and the tree in black.  Then I stamped the moon and owl on white paper, cut them out and glued them on. 

I glued the whole thing down on white card stock and stamped 31 days of Halloween.  
I know I'm going to have a lot of fun this month sharing my creations with you - and I hope you enjoy following along!  Happy WICKED blogging!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

December Calendar Page

For my December calendar page I stamped a winter tree onto that botany book paper I had laying around and outlined it with GLITTER!  I did some holiday paper laying on the side.  I stamped Warm Winter Wishes on a winter scrap and layered it on too.  Added some silver leaves and the Queen of The Stars.  This is not my normal style, more of an experiment. But hey, I got my December page done!

Stamps Used: Tree, Queen of Stars, and Warm Winter Wishes - all stamped on the blank calendar for stamping.