Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hump Day Halloween Blog Hop!

It's time for Bombshell's monthly Hump Day Hop. We're thrilled that October's Hump Day Hop is on Halloween!!

Alison, our lovely Hump Day Hop Captain, decided to make the theme Black & White Halloween. Here's what she had to say about the hop!

It's October! My favorite month of the year! So of course I HAD to do a Halloween theme. But, this isn't just Halloween. It has a twist. For this Hump Day Hop, I want you to create a "Black and White" Halloween project. "Black & White Halloween" can be very elegant or very creepy. If you wish, you can use one additional color, other than skin or hair tones. You can take this a step further and do a Dia de los Muertos project, but remember! You can only use one additional color besides black and white

I'm your last stop on the hop! You should have gotten here from Mari's Blog!

Here's mine!

I used the Witch Costume from the Halloween Costume Digital Stamp set. These costumes and many more, go with Bombshell Angel set, which is a lovely deeply etched rubber set.

The witch and her costume were colored with Copic markers, which I'll list below. Her buckle was touched with a Pitch Black Copic Glitter Pen. Nestabilities dies were used to cut the witch piece. I cut a mask for her and the sponged Black Soot Distress ink over the masked witch and the Nestabilities die. I tried to make the dress look like it had a sheer black bodice and sleeves. I added sheer stockings too make her look a little edgier.

The patterned papers that I used are from the Chillingsworth Manor 6x6 pad by Echo Park. I see it sold out, but you can get loads of other holiday themed 6x6 pads HERE. I used a Martha Stewart Lace punch to add a bit of interest to the horizontal layer.

The sentiment was computer generated and die cut with a Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle die (Spellbinders dies are on sale right now!). I used SCACD's Ornate Hinge die to hold the sentiment in place. I added a second one because I could. :D Zva Creative Short Lines Rhinestones were added to the hinges' holes and to add a touch of color and bling!

Oops. I forgot to mention that the ribbon was from Michael's. It's sheer and Halloweeny and blingy too! Gotta love that!

Thanks for visiting today and don't eat too much of your kids' Halloween Candy!

Here's the Halloween Hop List!
Bombshell Blog
Alex "Ms. October!
Sparkly Mary
Glittery Katie
Kathi The Last Stop on da Hop! :D

Copic Markers used:
Skin: YR0000, YR000, YR00, RV000 (and a bit of chalk on her cheeks) BV20
Dress: C2, C3, C4, C5, C6 & YR12, 14
Hair: C00, C6, C7, C8

Monday, October 29, 2012

Bombshell's Muse Monday!

It's Monday, which means it's time for Muse Monday over at Bombshell's Blog. We're still featuring Calaveras Fiesta, but a new set will be featured in November.

Here's my card. I apologize in advance for this groaner of a pun.

The reclining skeleton was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. I used a stamp positioner and stamped a whole mess of skull-tinis, which were colored with Copic markers, then coated with a layer of clear Gelly Glaze pen to add dimension and shine.

I used my new (and cheap) laser printer to generate the sentiment, which I printed onto Basic Grey Eerie patterned paper. I used a Martha Stewart/EK Success spider web punch and then layered the sentiment piece over another piece of patterned paper from the Eerie 6x6 pad. The stamped image was matted with Memory Box patterned paper and then added to the card.

It's a relatively simple card, but it's fun. Or at least I hope it is!

Thanks for visiting today!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Bombshell's New Release Blog Hop!

As you know, Bombshell Stamps has two new stamp sets, Indian Princess and Indian Warrior.

In honor of their release, the Bombshell Girls are having a blog hop to showcase the versatility of these new sets! You should have gotten here from the brilliant Torrey's blog, where I am sure you were totally wowed.

Here's my card, which is a 4x4!

This card is actually my third try to create something that didn't make me want to hurl. I first tried to do a repoussage piece. But that didn't work because I'm still a newbie on the metal learning curve.

Then I tried to transfer my image onto Stampbord so I could make some etched feathers. That didn't work either. Digital does have its applications, but neither technique I wanted to do worked with the digis. Bother!!!

I colored the Indian Warrior with Copic markers using the E70 series for his face and neck, a variety of Rs, Bs, and BGs. Then I decided to get clever and sponge some Distress ink around the edges without masking the image. I should know better. I am clearly NOT a clever genius! I vote me off the island. I will have to pack my knives and/or my case and go home. Or out in the rain and winds from Sandy. Or something like that. Maybe I'll just sit in the corner and pout.

So, I ended up sponging Pumice Stone all over the image. Spritzed it with water. Heat set it with my new replacement heat tool. Sponged Worn Lipstick. Spritzed. Heat set. Sponged Tea Dye. Spritzed. Heat set. Sponged Peacock Feathers. Spritzed. Heat set. Sponged Chipped Sapphire. Spritzed Heat set. Spritzed with Gold Perfect Misty Stuff. Heat set. Noticed some blotches. Spritzed with water. Heat set. Still there. Gave up.

Cut a bunch of pinked circles and regular circles using the Nestabilities and gold and black metallic cardstock. Got bored. Glued it down. Rounded the edges. Declared it done. Woot. Took photos. Can't see the utter shimmeriness of it all. !@#$%^&*#

Wrote this. Posted it late. Bad me. More sitting outside getting Sandy for me!

So, if you've gotten lost along the way, here's the hop list.

Bombshell Blog

BTW, if you haven't done so, you should pop over to Rubber Stamp Chat's Virtual Convention and visit Bombshell's booth for a NICE discount on the new stamps (pre-order) and everything else in the store.

Thanks for visiting today!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Eek! Arachnophobic?

Do you suffer from arachnophobia? If so, you might want to click away right now.

Third Coast's Kitty & Cat (VB-317-M) can be found on page 25 of the Halloween 2009 supplement to the catalog! They were stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then colored it with Copic markers, which I'll list below. The trim on her hat was colored with Pitch Black Copic Glitter Pen and Orange Copic Spica Glitter pen. His eyes were coated with a layer of Glossy Accents and left to dry.

After they were dry, the entire thing was coated with a layer of Winsor & Newton Liquid Mask, then airbrushed with N4, YR12, and YG21. For some reason, the N marker spit a little, but it was okay with me. What wasn't okay was that her skirt became a bit orange from the mask, so I had to add more YR12 to her outfit. Oh well.

White cardstock was diecut with the Creepy Web Frame by Memory Box and layered over the stamped and airbrushed scene which had been cut with the Debuntante Frame. Three Dangling Spiders were die cut from black cardstock. The dangling web was cut from two of the three spiders. The spiders' bodies were popped up on a dimensional square, but their legs were adhered to the surface of the card.

The patterned paper is from the Eerie Basic Grey collection. "EEK" was made from glitter stickers that were adhered to a Black Soot Distress ink sponged Spellbinders Ribbon Tags 3 (which happens to be on sale right now!). The ribbon is from Michael's.

Thanks for visiting today!

Copic markers:
Skin: YR0000, YR000, YR00, RV000, BV20
Hair: B41, C3, C5, C6, C7, C8
Dress: C3, C4, C6, C6, C7 & YR12 (grrr)
Cat: C6, C7, C8, YG21, YG25
Pumpkin: YR12, YR14, YR27

Friday, October 26, 2012

Spook-a-licious Blog Hop!

Today we are having a Spook-a-licious fun blog hop with stamps and dies from SCACD!!! We invite you to hop along with us for some spooky inspiration! To add to the fun there is Blog Candy available on the SCACD store blog --2 FUN prizes-- and also another different Blog Candy at the Quixotic Paperie store blog!

When you are done hopping along, be sure to visit both the SCACD store blog and Quixotic Paperie store blog for details on how to enter for your chance to WIN!

You can find all the stamps HERE--if you are in the USA, and HERE- for our International friends. The Dies by SCACD can be found HERE--if you are in the USA and HERE-for our International friends!! Happy hopping and shopping!!

You should have arrived here from the talented and lovely Alex's blog,
where you most likely found something on the edgier side of spooky.

My card will continue in that vein and will probably convince you that I'm definitely a teensy bit bonkers.

Here it is!

Now that you've seen my card and before I bore you spitless with my endless blather, here's a link to Chris's blog where you will be wowed by her incredible artwork.

The first time I saw Bonjour Eyes from Susana's Eyes of Adventure and Fables Collection, I immediately thought of Marie Antoinette, which was reinforced by the sentiment stamp that accompanies her, "You can have your cake and eat it too!". I had a few ideas that were a bit gruesome, but I restrained myself until Susana issued this "Spook-a-licious" challenge.

Marie was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, then colored with Copic markers, which I'll list below. I added Copic Blossom Spica Glitter pen to her earrings and Copic Pitch Black Spica Glitter pen to her fan.

I fussy cut the image. Then I decapitated Marie, which is something I never thought I'd write. Ha! I edged her neck to add that special "Je ne sais quoi." *snicker*

Meanwhile, I googled "Guillotine Line Art" and found a fabulous image, complete with cobblestoned ground, which I resized and printed several times with my lovely new bargain Brother laser printer. I colored the guillotines with Copic markers, fussy cut them, and then layered them on top of one another. You'll note that I did add a bit of red here and there for that special sanguine touch. A slit was cut into the basket for Marie's head. Her body was positioned next to the guillotine.

"Ever have one of those days" is the sentiment that accompanies the super-cute Those Days stamp from the Oddly Sweet Curiosities Collection. Isn't it just perfect for this deranged card?

The blue and yellow patterned papers are from the Fair Skies 6x6 pad by Farmhouse Papers. It appears to be sold out, but there are TONS of other newer pads available HERE!

The black and white patterned paper is from the Paris Girl 6x6 pad by Carta Bella. I sponged Scattered Straw and Black Soot Distress ink onto it to tie the colors better a little more. BTW, people always ask what I use for sponging. So here's your answer! I'm in love with Tsukineko's Ink Sweeper Dauber and Small Sponge Dauber. I find that I get great control with them.

I finished the card with one of the gorgeously beautiful Classic Corner Dies by SCACD. I love them. They cut the ornate pattern sooooooo cleanly.

Thanks for visiting today!

Remember that your next stop is Chris's blog. If you get lost along the way, you can hop over to the SCACD store blog and you'll be put back onto the right path!

Copic Markers used:
Skin: YR0000, YR000, YR00 & RV000
Lips RV00, RV93
Hair: W00, 0, 1, 3 & YR30, Y000, Y11, Y21
Eyes: B12, B14, B26
Dress/Feather: B000, B00, B02, B12, B14 & C00, C0, C1
Rose: RV000, RV00, RV91, RV93, RV95
Fascinator: RV95, C), C1, C3
Guillotine: E21, E23, E25, E27, E29; E41, E43, E47, E49, C0, C1, C3, R24, R46
Cobblestones: T0, T1, T3

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Yahoo!!! New Bombshell Stamps!!!

Yay! There are two new stamp sets joining the Tattoo & Pin-Up Collection!

They're the Indian Princess and Indian Warrior sets that will play ever-so-nicely with all of the Western-themed stamp sets!

They are currently available as Digital sets, but will be also available in gorgeous deeply-etched rubber, which can be pre-ordered now.

Here's my card using the Indian Warrior with Bow and the Arrow through letter stamps.

Both the girl and the arrow were colored with Copic markers which I'll list below. They were then masked with Winsor & Newton Masking Fluid. When it was dry, the sky and ground were airbrushed with the Copic Airbrush System.

The Copic Airbrush System was also used with the Mini Patterned Stripes Template from The Crafter's Workshop. I taped the stencil to Kraft cardstock and then airbrushed through the stencil using BG43 and BG57. The airbrushed stripes were then cut out and edged with Peacock Feathers Distress ink, which matched very well.

Since I had the airbrush going, I figured I'd might as well airbrush some Zva Creative White Pearl Dots to use on the borders. I used B28 and R24 on them!

I haven't decided who will get the card for what occasion, so it's sentiment-less for now. There's plenty of room under that arrow for one when I'm ready.

Now that you've seen my project, you really ought to go to Bombshell's Blog to check out what the Bombshell Girls did with these wonderful new sets.

Thanks for visiting today!

Copic Markers used:
Skin: E01, E93, E95, E99
Dress: E33, E35, E39, E39
Shoes: ditto
Hair: C3, C6, C7
Headdress: E33, E35, E37, E51, R22, R24, BG45, BG49, B24, B28
Earrings: BG43, BG47

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Happy Haunting!

I freely admit that I have a decidedly dark side that enjoys taking lovely sweet images and making them a bit edgy.

Here's an example!

The little girl is called I Want Candy by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD. She was stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers, which I'll list below. Her eyes were touched with Lipstick Red Copic Spica Glitter pen to give them an eerie wicked sparkle and then again with Gelly Roll Clear Glaze pen to add dimension and shine. Sadly, the photo doesn't show that aspect. :(

Her lollipop stick was also coated with Gelly Roll Clear Glaze pen to add dimension and shine. The candy part of the lollipop was colored with Copic markers, a confetti skull was adhered, and the entire thing was coated with a layer of Glossy Accents. I put this entire piece aside to dry and started to assemble the rest of the card.

The graveyard scene was die cut using Spellbinders' Graveyard Scene & Shapes, then colored with Copic markers. You should know that Spellbinders dies are on sale at SCACD.

Some green cardstock was torn for the grass and navy cardstock was used for the sky. Some fun glittery ravens were added to the tombstones in the foreground. By then, the little girl's lollipop was dry, so I fussy cut it and added her to the spooky scene.

The sentiment was computer generated, sponged with ink, then folded, cut into a banner shape, and adhered with dimensionals.

Thanks for visiting today! BTW, if you like "Spooky", you just might want to check out the Hearts & Hugs blog on Friday. Just sayin'.

Copic Markers used:
Skin: G0000, G000, G00
Eyes: R27
Hair: G00, C3, C5, C6, C7
Dress: RV0000, RV000, RV00, W00, W1, W3
Tights: W0, W1
Shoes: W3, W4
Grass: G94, G97
Tree: E51, E57, E59
Tombstones: W00, W0, W1, W3, C1, C3

Thursday, October 18, 2012

It's the witching hour!

This card does not have patterned paper, which these days, is a rare thing for me. I decided it just didn't need it! So there.

It features Witch's Flight Large (CO-180-O) by Third Coast Rubber Stamps, which was stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers, which I'll list below. The image was masked using Winsor & Newton Masking Fluid. A circle was die cut using a Nestabilities die from Eclipse tape, which was placed over the witch to create the moon. The night sky was airbrushed with the Copic Airbrush System using my favorite night sky combo of markers -- B66, B69, and B79. Copic Opaque White was loaded onto a toothbrush using a toothpick. The toothbrick was passed over the top of the toothbrush, which spritzed white randomly over the sky to become stars.

SCACD's Classic Corner die was used to die cut white metallic cardstock and used on three corners of the stamped and airbrushed scene. Alice's Clock Statement Corner die was used on the bottom right hand corner of the card.

White Glitter Stickers by Making Memories was used to create the sentiment.

Thanks for visiting today.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, BV20, R20
Hair: V000, C3, C5 C6, C7, C10
Hat: C1, 100 & v000, V01, V95 & V12 for the feather
Dress: V000, V01, V95 & c1, C3, 100
Broom: E55, E57, E59 & Y21, Y23, Y26
Sky: B66, B69, B79
Outline: B60

This card shall be entered into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passions #132: Which witch is which?
Simon Says Challenge: Eerie Inspiration

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Journey card

Here's a card featuring Adventure Eyes from the new Eyes of Adventure and Fables Collection by Susana Loves Stamps at SCACD.

Adventure Eyes was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers, which I'll list below. Her necklace was highlighted with a Copic Gold Spica Glitter pen.

The map, ledger, and striped patterned papers are from the Farmhouse Paper Company's Fair Skies 6x6 pad and the light blue dotted paper is from BoBunny's Double Dots Very Vintage 6x6 pad. The papers were all edged with Aged Mahogany and Old Paper Distress inks.

Ideology Game Spinners on Word Washers ("Voyage" and "Adventure") and an Ideology Token ("Journey") were used to embellish the card and direct additional focus to that wonderful image!

Thanks for visiting today.

Copic markers used:
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E21, BV20, R20
Hair: YR31, E7, E19, E26
Eyes: B91, B93, B95
Lips: R22
Shirt/Socks: B91, B93
Shorts/Hat: E81, E84, E87
Boots/Belt: E33, E35, E39
Whip:E57, E59, E35
Knife: C0, C1
Hilt of knife: Y23, Y26
Buckles: Y21, Y23, Y26

Monday, October 15, 2012

Bombshell Stamps Muse Monday: Festive Calaveras

We've started a new feature over at the Bombshell Blog called Muse Monday. Alison, who is our Challenge Captain, will choose one set of Bombshell Stamps each month and that set will be showcased by the design team on all Mondays during that month.

This month, we're featuring Festive Calaveras.

Here's my card.

The drinks were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. I drew in a "bar" and colored that with Copic markers. The drinks and bar were then masked with Winsor & Newton Masking Fluid. The Waving Skeleton was overstamped with Memento ink and coated with masking fluid. The background "wall" was airbrushed with Y21 as a base coat. Y23 was airbrushed through the Damask stencil by the Crafter's Workshop to achieve a wall paper look.

The mask was peeled up and the skeleton was sparingly colored with W0, W2, and W3. Sakura Quickie Glue pen was used to add glue to the rim of the margarita glasses and Deco Art Glamor Dust glitter was added. When that was dry, clear Gelly Glaze pen was added to all the drinks and the skeleton stirrers to add dimension and shine.

A Taylored Expressions banner was die cut from white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. The banner was then positioned and adhered over the stamped scene.

Patterned paper from Basic Grey's Clippings 6x6 pad was die cut using Spellbinders' Nestabilties Labels 28 and edged with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and layered over the stamped scene

The sentiment banner was stamped with Memento, colored with Copics, fussy cut, and layered over the framed scene.

SCACD's Exclusive Garden Corners die was used to die cut the excess Copic-colored bar wood. All four corners were adorned with the die cuts to finish the card.

Now that you've read all of that, go check out Bombshell Blog for Muse Monday and all the other challenges. Better yet, take a challenge and sign up for Bombshell's Hump Day Hop which will be held on Halloween! Fun!

Thanks for visiting today.

I shall enter this card in the following challenge(s):
Simon Says Stamp Challenges: "Dies and/or Punches"
Stamptacular Challenge #185 "Boo-tacular"

Friday, October 12, 2012

Halloween Gorjuss Girl card

I usually don't care for images that have no noses or mouths, but there's something about the Gorjuss Girl images that appeal to me. They're cute, but have a forlorn and edgy look that I love.

I haven't played along with SCS's Sketch Challenge in a while, so I decided to give it a go.

Here's the sketch, which I flipped by 90°.

Here's my take on the sketch.

The card features The Lost Heart. She was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers, which I'll list below. Her barettes were touched with Orange Spica Glitter pen. Her eyes, shoes, coat button and the bear's eyes and nose were touched with a clear Gelly Glaze pen to add dimension and shine.

She was masked and Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, and Rusty Hinge Distress Inks were pounced on using an odd tool I got at a stamping convention a while back. It's kind of like the Rough Stippling Brush by Art C, but the springy bristles aren't as dense.

The patterned paper is all from a Chillingsworth Manor 6x6 pad by Echo Park. The pumpkins in the pumpkin paper were colored with Copic markers to be all matchy-matchy with the image. I know matchy-matchy is not cool. Tell that to my inner Virgo control freak.

The spider webs were punched with an EK Success/Martha Stewart Border punch.

Thanks for visiting today!

Copic markers:
Skin: YR000, YR00, YR01, RV000 BV20
Hair: B42, C3, C5, C6, C7, C8
Dress: YR12, YR14, YR27
Pumpkins: "
Coat: W3, W4, W5, W6, W7
Stockings: W0, W2, W3, W5
Bear: E41,E43,E44

I shall be entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp & Show Rustification challenge
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Dies & Punches challenge

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Bombshell Sketch Challenge -- October '12


Here's the sketch that I created for October's sketch challenge over at Bombshell Stamps.

Here's the card that I created for the sketch challenge!

The card features the Formal Pin-Up with Fan stamp from the Lucky Bride set. She was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers, which I'll list below. Her headpiece was touched up with a Clear Copic Glitter pen and then coated with a layer of Gelly Roll Glaze pen to make it stand out. Her shoe also received the same treatment.

The patterned paper is from the Once Upon a Time 8x8 pad. I helped it match the coloring a bit by sponging some Lulu Lavender Memento ink onto it. Then Black Soot Distress ink was used to edge the layers.

The fan on the sentiment panel is also from the Lucky Bride set and was stamped with Champagne Dazzle VersaMark ink. Gold Embossing powder was added and heat set with my new heat gun!

Metallic stickers were used for the photo corner, the "Congratulations", and the border towards the bottom. Sadly, they're highly reflective and hard to see in my photo. Bummer!

Remember that if you use this sketch with a Bombshell stamp, you can be entered to win your choice of a free set of Bombshell stamps. Enter in the Casino at the forum and on Bombshell's Blog!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Brewin' up some Halloween fun!

Here's a card that I created for my nephew to go with his Halloween package later this month. It meets World Card Making Day Challenge #4 over at Kraftin' Kimmie's Blog.

Potionmaster by Kraftin' Kimmie was stamped Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then colored it with Copic markers. The lens of the safety glasses were coated with a layer of Gelly Roll Glaze pen as was his flask. One of his eyes has a touch of Lipstick Red Copic Glitter pen to give him that slightly "Mad Scientist" look. The Potionmaster was cut out using my handy-dandy Fiskar's Fingertip Craft Knife.

The chemistry patterned paper is from last year's Apothecary Emporium 6x6 pad by Echo Park. I wish that pattern was available in a variety of colors since I'm married to a chemist.

The spider web and sentiment paper are from All Hallow's Eve 6x6 pad by Carta Bella.

Black cardstock was diecut with the Creepy Web Frame by Memory Box and layered over the chemistry paper which had been cut with the Debuntante Frame. Dangling Spider's, body was popped up and two of his eight legs hold the sentiment, from Purple Onion Designs.

Here's a close-up to show the image, die cuts, and patterned paper.

Copic marker list:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, G0000 (to give him that lab-bound chemist pallor)
Hair: YR30, W1, W3, W5, W7
Eyeballs: B0000, B000
Goggles: N1, N2, N4, N6
Goggle Lenses & Flask: BG90, BG93
Lab Coat: E40, E41, E43
Jeans: B91, B93, B95, BV20
Pumpkin in Flask: YR24, YR27

Thanks for visiting today.

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
• World Card Making Day Challenge #4 at Kraftin' Kimmie's Blog

Friday, October 5, 2012

Steampunk Hat!

This card is one of those projects that took a left turn at Albuquerque, then did an about face and went skittering off in a completely different way!

The focal image for this card is the hat, which is the accessory stamp, from the brand new Steampunk Eyes release from the Eyes of Adventure and Fabels by Susana Loves Stamps.

As you can see, I took the design from the hat itself. I stamped the hat using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then colored it with Copic markers.

The patterned papers, from the Very Vintage Double Dots 6x6 pad by Bo Bunny, were corner punched then temporarily adhered to each other. VersaMark Champagne Dazzle ink was sponged over the Gears stencil by The Crafter's Workshop, then brushed with Pebbles Earthtone Metallic chalks. I forgot what a lovely subtle look you get when you combine VersaMark and chalk!

I took the layers of paper apart, set the eyelets, then layered the papers again. Thread was laced through the eyelets, and another strip of paper was added to cover the base. This strip had been stenciled using the combo of VersaMark Champagne Dazzle ink with the Basket Weave stencil by The Crafter's Workshop.

Once this layer was done, I started to work on the other elements. Grungeboard was covered with Flashing Tape, die cut using Alterations Gears dies, then textured using All A Flutter Embossing Folder by Couture Creations. The gears were distressed further with a Tonic Scratcher and coated it with a layer of Black Paint Dabber, which was immediately wiped off, which left the ink in the indentations.

The "feathers" aren't feathers at all, but rather are leaves from the Foliage Shapeabilities set by Spellbinders (30% off right now!)

The key and key hole are from a Grungeboard set and were "painted" with Tarnished Brass and Brushed Pewter Distress Stains respectively. That's some cool stuff!

Alice's Clock Statement Corner die was used on gold metallic paper and adorns the lower left side of the card.

The "chains" are silver metallic foil stickers by Flower Soft. The pendant bail is also metallic foil sticker.

Here's a close up so you can see more of the details!

After all the above, I couldn't bear to put a sentiment, so I didn't.

Pat yourself on the back if you've read all of this and thanks for visiting today!

Monday, October 1, 2012


Isn't she fierce? Her name is Batty for Halloween (VB-288-R) and she hails from the Fae world, via Third Coast Rubber Stamps. You can find her on page 4 of the Halloween 2008 catalog supplement!

She was colored with Copic markers (listed below). The patterned paper is very old Halloween Paper from Making Memories. I bought a pack that had 5 sheets of each pattern and I still have a ton. However, since I love Halloween and spooky images, my supply is beginning to dwindle. She was diecut with Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 10, which happens to be on sale for 30% off at SCACD. It's one of the more useful labels because it's larger than a lot of them.

I couldn't come up with a suitable sentiment, so I settled for "Beware" done with Press Type on a die cut with an Alterations die. If you want to see an enlargement, click on the photo. I can't figure out how to get bigger images. Oh well.

Copic markers used:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E23
Lips: R56
Hair: YR31, E7, E19
Dress: V91, V93, V95
Boots: C3, C4, C6, C7
Wings: ditto
Spear (metal part): tritto
Spear (wood part): E41, E44, E59, E79
Ground: T0, T2
Outline: Y0000, Y000

Thanks for visiting today!