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Harry Potter, Steampunk, and a Shy Zombie

It’s a big day! There are so many things happening! The Funky Potters by Simply Betty are released today,  there is a new Desert Islands Crafters Challenge, and Smeared Ink has a HUGE release! So let’s just jump on in! First, let’s say hello to Harry…

Isn’t he cool? I think he is my favorite of all the releases this week. I love his owl!

I colored this image (that you can purchase starting today in the Simply Betty store) entirely with pencils. And it was so. Much. Fun! I loved using all of the grays and blacks on him.

I used some yellow Stickles as “magic” coming out of his wand. I wonder what spell he’s casting…?

On to the latest Desert Islands Crafters Challenge! this latest itinerary comes from a past winner, Sharon. Here’s her list:

1. Steampunk
2. Clocks
3. Monotone
4. Beads
5. Collage
6. Asian
7. Charms
8. Mystery
9. Die Cuts
10. Black & White

For my card, I used 1, 2, 5, 9, and 10.

I have had this Steampunk Bee from Sweet Pea Stamps for a while now, just waiting for the right moment to make an appearance. As soon as I saw this itinerary, I knew I had to use it!

I colored the bee with my watercolor markers. Take a look at the wings… I used pale shades of blue, green and pink to give them a sort of opalescent quality without using glitter. You can click on any of my photos to see them bigger.

I had a clock and gear collage stamp from Stampers Anonymous that I stamped once and then cut parts of it out. I had an old gear die that I used with mirror paper, to add a bit more sheen then what I already had on the bee (the gears were all colored with metallic ink). I left the cut out clock and gears, uncolored to get the ‘black and white” requirement (along with my ribbon). I used the 10th Deconstructed Sketch for this card too (can I just say that Jen’s sketches always kick a**?!?!) I flipped it on it’s side.

The Deconstructed Sketch No. 10

Now we are up to the Shy Zombie from Smeared Ink.

I got her with her new sentiment, and this is what I came up with.

She has been colored entirely with pencils, just like Harry. I had a little help from my Phoenix with this one. He wasn’t napping, and always likes to participate in my card making! he told me to make the drops on the side red. I was going to leave them clear. But he thought red was a much better idea. So I colored them with alcohol inks. He was quite pleased with the results!

Isn’t that fibrous paper I used pretty? I thought it was just perfect for this new image!

Now for all of the business. Again, all of the Funky Potters are available starting today in clear stamp form from Simply Betty. You can see more creations featuring Harry at The Burtonesque Dolls Blog. The Desert Islands Crafters Challenge requires you to use at least 3 things off of the itinerary, and you have 2 weeks to complete your project. For all of the deets, plus more inspiration, please visit the DICC blog. Smeared Ink’s new release is available in the store starting today. All sets are digi. The entire DT plus our GDT member, Steph, will be playing along. Please visit Terra’s Blog for all of the details. In addition, some of us will be debuting other images over the next few days, so please be sure to check back with me and my fellow S&S’ers. I think that’s about it! Whew!Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!


I don't even know where to start, all three are wonderful!
Beautiful Creations Alison! I love them all! Your coloring with pencils is awesome! Wow! Thanks for sharing your talents with me! Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Creating!
Sugar said…
fabulous! you've been busy girl!!
Unknown said…
Wow all are fantastic
Luv Jane xxx
Scrap Vamp said…
Fabulous work! Love the Steampunk Bee!
I freakin love them... Harry is wonderful and awesome, the bee is absolutely freakin wonderful, and I already told you I like your shy zombe card!!!
Wow Alison, way to pack lots of inspiration into a single post! Love all your creations, but especially the shy zombie with her glorious red gems :D
Steph said…
Wow, wow, wow!! What amazing cards! First of all I LOVE Harry Potter and I love the magic you added, perfect. Second I've had my eye on that steampunk bee for a while now, you totally rocked it and now I KNOW I have to buy it. Third what a glorious zombie gal.... who wouldn't fall for her :) I need this set too!
Anonymous said…
you've been busy making awesomeness! tfs!
Anonymous said…
you've been busy making awesomeness! tfs!
WOW! who's been a busy bee??? they are all FANTASTIC!!!!

Fiona. x
Susan said…
all 3 creations are awesome!! gotta love harry!
You did a nice job with the zombie also :)
blackdragon said…
Crikey have been a busy girl.... the steampunk bee is on my wish list!
The shy zombie is rather special... love it... and i wish i could colour with pencils like you do.
love lynx
~Lady B~ said…
Holy crap! You have been a busy lass! You are amazingly talented, my friend!
Linda said…
WOW Girl!! you have been busy!! their all just fantastic.. Hugs, Linda
KC said…
these are all amazing! your bee is so cool! and HP totally rocks! and I love your zombie! and your right the fibrous paper is pretty...I want some!
DonnaMundinger said…
Holy crap, Alison! You've been a VERY busy gal! Love all of your creations. super fab work. That Phoenix is a smart one. Love the red drops. xxD
Jen Shults said…
Seriously girl how do you get all of these done so fast! I love them all. That bee is too stinking cool! I love it! Thanks for using the sketch this week. :) HUGS!!

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