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


  1. OMG, Kathi! I laughed when I saw your card! It is so you! And so off-the-wall gruesome and hysterically funny! Complete with blood. OMG! I love everything about this card, from the witty sentiment, to the coloring, to the guillotine, to the papers, die cuts, and fab scene. Only you, gf, only you! ;^)
    Hugs, Penny

  2. OMG LOVE!!! Brilliant. :)

    I was actually going to use this stamp today. I'm glad I didn't now! :)

  3. Love it Kathi! How funny is that card!

  4. OMG you have done an awesome job with this card!! who would have thought to cut an images head off and still use it on your card!! Seems like it's juts up your alley though!! LOL!! Love evrything about this card!! HUgsxx

  5. BWAHAHAHAHA! You ROCKED it girl!! WOOT WOOT!!! Love, love, LOVE!!!!!

  6. Love, love, love it! The card is just boo-tiful!

  7. I just had to giggle when I saw this card. It is too cute and funny.

  8. Kathi!! You totally rocked this spooky, fantastic idea that was perfectly"executed" <--- pun definitely intended!!!

  9. Ohhh I agree with Melanie - LOVE this idea!!! Great project. So creative!

  10. Oh my! You did such a fabulous job on this!! How totally creative!! Made me smile--not for Bon Jour Eyes--but just because you were having so much fun and it shows!

  11. Even though I knew in advance what you were going to do with this image, you STILL had me saying, 'WOW WOW WOW!!!' A perfect scene for this Spook-a-licious Hop! Excellent job!

  12. OMG this is PERFECTLY HYSTERICAL!!!! I ADORE IT! And the layout is perfection!

  13. That is completely brilliant! Definitely a spit your coffee out moment when I saw it! Love your SOH - fab card :)

  14. This is hysterical! I love that you took it there! The coloring is fantastic and I image it must have been fun to decapitate her. . . Lol!

  15. Oh, how creative!! Love it!

  16. Ha ha ha...another laugh out loud card! Even I haven't had a day quite that bad! lol...Thanks for sharing!

  17. Bwah-hahahaha!!! I AM having one of those days!!! This totally made me chuckle! Great job with this, I love your sense of humor.

  18. Definitely spooky. Great sentiment and awesome dies.

  19. ohhhh my goodness... I don't want one of THOSE days... LOL.. What a fun card, definitely scary! Your coloring is gorgeous, as is the use of papers, and those beautiful corner die cuts.
    Thanks for the fun hop.

  20. HeeHee! this is a serious hoot! No, I hope I never DO have one of those days. LOL xxD

  21. Oh, gosh!! This is hilarious!! Could even come up with "Kinda lost my head..." or "I would lose my head if..."! Love it!!

  22. fun card< love your imagination.... the spookiest movie I have ever seen has been the Shinning