Monday, December 23, 2013

Day 12 of 12 Days of Creepmas! Poe Ho Ho

Greetings! Welcome to Day 12 of the Smeared and Smudged 12 Days of Creepmas! Can you believe that this is it? Well, I won't keep you waiting...here's my project.

I had been wanting to do some sort of Santa Poe throughout this whole celebration....so I saved him for last! I used Poe from Smeared Ink's Quoth the Raven (one of my all time favorite sets from SI), as well as the fantastic wings. The hat I drew myself (rather quickly)...and shoot! I meant to add a bell or a pom pom, and I forgot.

I embossed the wings with a really pretty glitter embossing powder. Wanted Mr. Poe to look a wee bit angelic. ;) I only glued the portion behind Poe, so that the wings would be raised off of the card.

Here you can see the glitter better. My sentiment I made from an alphabet stamp from....guess who? Yup. Martha freakin' Stewart. I love this set. And the snowflake I had laying around....Check out his scarf? I know he always wears an ascot, but he wanted to be a bit more festive, so I made him a scarf with washi tape. I hope you enjoyed all of my offerings for the month. Thank you so much for all of the wonderful comments you have left me. They are really so appreciated. Have a Merry, Merry Creepmas!!!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Day 11 of 12 Days of Creepmas and Playing Catch Up

Hello there! So, as per usual this month, I am way behind in posting projects. Let's start with the ones that I should have posted yesterday, then I'll do my 11th day of Creepmas.

This 80's Fabulous tag is for the latest Chromatic Craze challenge. I love these neon colors that Laura has challenged us with this month. I plan on using this tag on a future scrapbook page for my daughter (you can see I painted her nickname on it), as she wears these colors pretty often.

The purple embossing powder I used is metallic and fabulous. I love the sheen on it. Next up is Dilly Beans.

This week's challenge is Winter or Christmas. I went with Winter. Isn't this snowman a cutie? He's colored with Spectrum Noirs.

It's tough to see, but the paper I used for the snowflake punch (Martha Stewart. Again.), has pretty chunks of a thin glitter in it. It's subtle, but when it catches the light, it is so pretty.

This last piece is for Creepmas. It uses another fun Dilly Beans image. This is Martin. And I love him. I have used him many times because...for a monster...he really is so versatile.

I colored Martin with my Spectrum Noirs as well, and I watercolored the background. The sentiment I made myself with a Just Rite Alpha stamper. Please be sure to visit the rest of the Jolly Bloggers, all listed in my side bar. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creeptastic day!

Wiola, my project for Day 10 used paper from Basic Grey that already had that marbled look to it. It's from the old Color Me Silly Collection, which I believe has long since been retired.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Day 10 of 12: Creepmas Grumpie

Greetings and Salutations! Welcome to Day 10 of the Smeared and Smudged 12 Days of Creepmas. Today's project features a Grumpie from Smeared Ink. I love these guys.

I love coloring this guy. I was happy to find some holographic light bulbs in my stash. They work really well in this card.

I colored the Grumpie with Spectrum Noirs and Copics. I was going to give the grumpie a bit of a glow from the lights, then I realized that they weren't plugged in! Which, I guess is better for the Grumpie.

Please be sure to visit the rest of the Jolly Bloggers, all listed in my side bar. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creeptastic day!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Day 9 of 12 Days of Creepmas: DICC with Dilly Beans

Greetings! I'd like to thank those of you that sent well wishes to my daughter for her Birthday. Today is another momentous occasion....it's my son's birthday! That's right. Both kids...within 2 days of each other, 1 week before Christmas. Go. Me. My boy is 7, and I can hardly stand it! Why must it go so fast??? But on to why you are really here. My 9th Creepmas project!

I made this for the latest Desert Islands Crafters Challenge. Yup. I am 2 days late. But during this crazy week, I am lucky if anything gets made! As per usual, you need to use at least 3 things from the given itinerary. I used #'s 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, and 10. To see the itinerary, please visit the DICC Blog. We are sponsored by Dilly Beans this time, hence the choice of this image.

I colored Halloween Framed Skellie 2 with my alcohol markers. My snowflake punch is yet another one from Martha Stewart's pretty-damn-awesome line. I hate how much I love her punches. The glittery goodness is an Ice Stickles. The Baker's Twine is from The Dollar Spot at Target.


Please be sure to visit the rest of the DICC team, as well as all of the Jolly Bloggers, listed in my side bar.

Happy Birthday to my very handsome boy! I am so proud of you, Phoenix!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Day 8 of the 12 Days of Creepmas: Creepmas Centerpiece

Hello! It's the 8th day of the Smeared & Smudged 12 Days of Creepmas. It's also my daughter's birthday! I cannot my little girl is 5 today! Today's project features a fang-tastic image from Delicious Doodles. Terri (owner and artist of DD) had a Facebook contest to name the image I used today. And I won! It's called Creepmas Centerpiece.

Isn't it rad? I colred the image with Spectrum Noir markers, and I used watercolor paints for my background.

I love the way Teri draws hands. When I colored in the candle, I knew I had to use my Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch to mimic the dripping wax.

The other punch is from EK Success. Please be sure to visit the rest of the Jolly Bloggers, all listed in my side bar. And now....I leave you a photo of my and my lovely little girl, at a Steampunk Convention we went to last month. Happy Birthday, Rhiannon!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a creeptastic day!

Friday, December 13, 2013

7 of 12 Days of Creepmas: Dilly Beans Traditional Colors

Hello my creepy loving friends! Welcome to the 7th day of the Smeared & Smudged 12 Days of Creepmas. It's also Friday, so that means that there is a new Dilly Beans challenge! This week, it's Traditional Christmas Colors.

I used Monster's Candy Garland. Yeah, he's a Halloween image, but I thought the skeleton heads looked like popcorn...and i have been wanting to use him for a while. I think he came out pretty cute! Here's a close up.

I used watercolor markers for the entire image. My daughter, Rhiannon helped me chose where the colors should go. I love making projects with my kids. She also chose the Stickles I used for the background.

There you have it! I hope you have been enjoying the 12 days so far! Please be sure to visit the rest of the Jolly Bloggers, all listed in my side bar. And be sure to visit the Dilly Beans gals over at the challenge blog. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creeptastic day!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Day 6 of 12 Days of Creepmas

Can you believe we are halfway done already? This month is seriously going by even faster than October! Really quickie post today.....

There's that Santa hat again! I just keep gravitating towards it! All of my images today are from Bombshell Stamps. The sets I used was Holiday Accessory, and Calaveras Fiesta.

Sorry this pic is kinda out of focus. I used only watercolors for this, though I embossed my skelli. How thoughtful of the skeleton to bring a gift! And look at what a cute teddy ear it is! Like I said...short post today! Please be sure to visit the rest of the Jolly Bloggers, listed in my side bar. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creeptastic day!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Day 5 of the 12 Days of Creepmas: Smile and Joy

Hello and welcome to Day 5 of the Smeared & Smudged 12 Days of Creepmas! Today I have another tag to share with you. I recently received a few Stampotique stamps (you saw me use Noelle this month already), and "Smile" is one of them. I love him! And so do my kids. He's just so cute! So I needed to use him this month.

I colored him with watercolors, and cut him out really roughly...sort of child-like. I let him borrow the Santa hat from my Bombshell Stamps Holiday Accessory set. That I colored with markers.

The "Joy" is from Inkadinkado, and my Christmas Balls are from the Great American Stamp Company. I watercolored the balls too. I also used some Stickles for a bit o' glitter.

I could probably fill up all 12 Days using "Smile," but I will try to pull out something new for Day 6. ;) I will of course be entering my tag into the Stampotique Designers Challenge 128: Anything Goes. Please be sure to visit the rest of the Jolly Bloggers, all listed in my sidebar. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creeptastic day!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Day 4 of 12 Days of Creepmas: With Dilly Beans

Greetings! Welcome to Day 4 of the Smeared & Smudged 12 Days of Creepmas. Yesterday, I should have posted a project for Dilly Beans, but I am so behind schedule, that I couldn't until today. But, it works out as I can use my project for Creepmas! This week's challenge over at Dilly Beans is "Non-Traditional Christmas Colors." Check out my tag.

I used Mimi's Candy Cane for my tag. As you can see....there's no red or green in sight. My tree used to be these colors....plus hot pink and lime green. We've changed it up a bit over the years though.

I colored Mimi with my Spectrum Noir markers. My snowflake is a border punch from Martha Stewart. I used some Stickles to glitter them up. The sentiment is from Bombshell Stamps' Holiday Accessory set.

Thank you so much for all of the input for my wreath card. I loved Steph's idea to use the skull as holly. Maureen, the spider web punch is from Martha Stewart. She really has some of the best punches.

Please be sure to visit the rest of the Jolly Bloggers, all listed in my sidebar. Also,, please be sure to stop by the Dilly Beans challenge blog to see what the rest of my teamies came up with yesterday. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creeptastic day!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Day 3 of 12 Days of Creepmas: Creepmas Wreath

Welcome to Day 3 of the Smeared & Smudged 12 Days of Creepmas! I was going through some of my stamps, and I found a fabulous wreath that I've had for years. I decided to decorate it with a bat punch and some burgundy Stickles. Take a look.

The wreath has been embossed, so it has a nice texture to it. The Stickles don't look Stickle-y, but trust me, they are! I used a Martha Stewart spiderweb punch to add to the creepiness.

I used a great skull from the large focal image from Bombshell's Sugar Skulls stamp set. But, I am a little undecided if I like it or not. I think it needs to be a little bigger in this situation. So, I may take it off and use a different image. What do you think? I think it looks odd just floating there. I have another idea, but I ran out of time. Maybe I can try it later today.

I think someone needs to make a stamp that says Merry Creepmas. I really need it for this card! So, be sure to visit the rest of the Jolly Bloggers, listed in my sidebar. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

12 Days of Creepmas: Day 2 and Bombshell Wacky Holiday

Welcome, welcome! It's Day 2 of the Smeared & Smudged 12 Days of Creepmas. Plus, over at Bombshell Stamps, we are celebrating the wacky holiday "Wear Brown Shoes Day." So I decided to combine the 2.

Basically, Wear Brown Shoes day is simply a day to dust off your underused brown shoes, and wear them! I told you it was wacky. I used a bunch of sets for this one little card. Bombshell Angel, Holiday Accessory, and 2 digi sets, Business Bombshell and Fun 'N Flirty dress up sets.

I colored my Bombshell with Copics and Spectrum Noirs. My background was done with a Tim Holtz clock stencil, inked with Gathered Twigs and Peeled Paint Distress Inks.

Please be sure to visit the Bombshell Blog for some more projects for this wacky holiday. And don't forget to wear your brown shoes tomorrow (which is the actual date of the holiday...aren't you glad I gave you advanced warning?)! And of course, there's that fabulous list of Jolly Bloggers, listed in my side bar. Say hi to all of those peeps too! Thanks for stopping by. Have a creeptastic day!

Monday, December 2, 2013

December Muse Monday: Speed Shop

Hello, friends! It's the first the Monday of the month, so that means it's time for the 1st installment of this month's Bombshell Stamps Muse Monday. For December, we are showcasing Speed Shop. I made a vintage styled tag.

As you can see, I used 3 different images from the Speed Shop set. I inked the tag and focal image up with Distress Ink, I used some patina colored embossing powder, as well as Pirate's Gold powder for the crown.

Remember, for the month of December, Speed Shop will be on sale, so this is a great time to pick up this fun set! Please be sure to visit the Bombshell Blog every Monday to see what some of my other teammates have created. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

12 Days of Creepmas: Day 1 and DICC

Happy December 1st! I can hardly believe it is the last month of the year. Today officially marks Day 1 of the Smeared & Smudged 12 Days of Creepmas. Hopefully, you already know what that is.But if for some crazy reason you don't, please visit Terra's Blog to get the full run down. Also, since it's the 1st of the month, I have a new Desert Islands Crafters Challenge to share with you. This time, we are sponsored by Saturated Canary. I'm warning you, Creepmas fans...this was is gonna be cah-yute!!! ;) But first, my Creepmas card.

I used Noelle from Stampotique for this card. And look! I made a single layer card! And it's (fairly) clean and simple! 2 things I don't usually do.

I did a rough coloring job on Noelle, to go with the style she was drawn in. Plus, since there is so little negative space, I thought that coloring outside the lines would be good so that more color would show.

I did my border with a stencil and Distress Inks. My sentiment is from Inkadinkado. I will be entering this card into the Stampotique Designers Challenge, SDC 127. Now, on to DICC!

As a reminder, we at DICC have a list of 10 items in our Itinerary. Now. You need to use at least 3 of those items. What could you come up with? Well, here's the latest itinerary, along with what I've come up with.

1. Cupcakes
2. Speckles and Splatters
3. Recycle Something
4. Add a Charm
5. Lace
6. Distress It
7. Polka Dots
8. Make it a Gift
9. Feathers
10. Add a Bow

I used numbers 1, 3, 6, 7, and 10. I used the image Queenie and Princess. When I first saw this image, I immediately thought of my daughter. She loves to play dress up, and I really enjoy dressing her up! ;)

I colored these lovely little ladies with a combination of watercolor markers and alcohol markers. I intend to give this card to my little girl for her birthday, which is in 2 weeks.

Any guesses about my "recycled" portion of the card? See the shiny gold paper in the corner? It's part of a Twix wrapper, which I was happily enjoying as I was putting the card together. I needed something in that corner, and then I saw the wrapper.
So there you have it! Please be sure to visit the rest of the Jolly Bloggers, all listed in my sidebar. Also, the DICC gals, via the DICC blog. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creeptastic day!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Bombshell Stamps November Hump Day Hop: Water World

Hello! Today is the last Wednesday of the month, so that means it;s time for the Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop. This month's theme is Water World. Bombshell has a lot of sets that include things pertaining to water, so I thought this would be a fun challenge.

For my project, I used Koi Tattoo. This is a new set for me. I have been wanting to play with it for a while, so I was especially happy to finally break it out of it's packaging.

I started off by stamping the focal image from the set on acetate with StazOn ink. Then, using watercolor paper and watercolor (to go even further with the Water World theme), I painted a very rough version of the image.

I used the stamped image as a guide. Not trying to be too perfect, but attempting to get the colors in basically the right places.

You can see the shine of the acetate in this photo. I adhered the watercolor paper with my ATG gun, and the acetate with eyelets. I like this technique. I think it would be fun to do a series of these with the same image, in assorted colors. Below is the full hop list. Be sure to leave some love for everyone along the way!



Thanks for stopping by! Have an inspiring day!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Chromatic Craze #5

Hello! I have a new Chromatic Craze challenge to share with you today. Have you played along with us yet? You should! I love color challenges, so it's always fun for me to play with these palettes. Here's this month's colors.

For all the details on how to play and the (few) rules, be sure to check out the CC Blog.

Do ya like my cupcake? It's from Strange Skin...my sister Pam drew it. I loved coloring it in.

The colors are a little washed out here. I now want my sister to actually make me a cupcake that looks like this. Fortunately, she likes to bake. ;) I colored the cupcake with my watercolor markers.

My teeny "happy birthday" is from Inkadinkado. Phoenix recommended that I make the corners up top. He thought it was a little too plain without them. What do you think? I think my boy has a good eye for design!
Remember to visit the rest of the gals over at Chromatic Craze to see what they have come up with. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!