Skip to main content

October Bombshell Sketch, New SBS Release, and Day 12 of 31 Days of Halloween!

It’s time for another very full post from yours truly! I hope you’re in a comfy chair! Today I have a motorcycle, a Christmas mouse, and a casket! Quite a motley crew! Let’s start with the motorcycle!

Kathi has once again come up with a fantastic sketch for us Bombshell Stamps fanatics. I liked it so much, in fact…that I had it done at the end of September!!! I was trying to stay ahead of the game. That all went down the drain real quick!

I just got the Harley Bikes set. It is fabulous! I kept my coloring super simple here, but I think the end result looks like it took me a while.

I stamped the bike on kraft paper (the color is off here) Then I simply took some white acrylic paint, and a liner brush, and painted where there should be highlights. Honestly, the stamp itself did most of the work!

I used some floral (yes- floral!) paper to add a funky pattern. Can’t tell it’s a floral though, can you? ;) Please be sure to visit the Bombshell Blog to see the original sketch, and what the other DT gals came up with. Then, be sure to play along! You could win some Bombshell stamps of your choice!

Now, I think I’ll move on to Halloween…this week on the Smudgy Antics Blog, the challenge is Blackbirds. Easy as…pie! Hardy har har! I decided to make a bookmark.

I have those wooden casket boxes from Michaels (I think most of the Wicked Bloggers have at least 1 of those!). So I used it as a stencil to make my bookmark. It’s the perfect size! I cut out 2 in kraft paper (hmmm…a theme perhaps?), and 1 in cardboard.

I stamped a fabulous wood grain (All Night Media) on the kraft paper. I had pre stamped and cut Mr. Poe and his raven on 2 shades of gray cardstock. Stuck ‘em on, added some fabulous fibers, and stamped “Quoth the Raven.” Obviously, the Poe stuff is all from Smeared Ink

And now for some Christmas! I kid you not. Simply Betty Stamps is having another release! I know you are going to like this one! It’s great! There are 2 images being previewed today, but I am only bringing you one. I figured I had enough to share with you already today! :) Say hello to Lola and her little mouse friend.

No kraft paper here! Lots and lots of color though! I think this image is so sweet! And it doesn’t have to be used for just Christmas. It would be great for birthdays, or for thank you cards.

Look at that sweet mouse! I used my watercolor markers for this image. I love pink and teal together. It’s such a cheery combination. Especially with the bits of yellow.

Tomorrow I will have 2 more images to share from this new Simply Betty Stamps release. They will be available for purchase starting on Friday.  Until then, go on over to the SBS Blog to see what the rest of the DT created. PLUS! Our VERY special GDT member is non other than my girl Kelli! We are SO happy to have you with us for this release!

Thank you so much for hanging around till the end! I really am so grateful for all of your thoughts and comments. Have a spook-tacular day!

Comments

Susan said…
OMGoodness! you've been busy and it shows!

all 3 pieces are great :) I ADORE that motorcycle card, the simplicity of just the highlights make it pop, and look so real!

The Christmas card is VERY pretty, I love to see non traditional colors.
Thanks for all the eye candy!
Susan
Laura B said…
Wonderful creations! I love that bookmark!:)
hugs,
Laura
Sugar said…
all three are amazing. you're such a busy girl!
I love the casket tag though! awesome!!
ike said…
Super fab creations. I love that motorcycle. The POE tag is wonderful and your colouring on the SB image is divine :-) xxx
Alison... All of your projects are awesome!!! I love the motorcycle card! You did a wonderful job on it and I can NOT believe that the DP is a floral print!!! Way Cool!!! I love your Poe bookmark!!! I love the idea of tracing the coffin to get it shape!!! And last but not least your SBS is just adorable!!! You coloring and the DP are superb!!!!
Unknown said…
Lovely projects love the bookmark
Luv Jane xxx
Monique's art said…
awesome projects love them all
Sharon Sahl said…
Three super creative projects! I love the looks you come up with using kraft paper. The motocycle does look like it was a lot of work - should have kept us guessing on that one. And what a great idea to make a casket shaped bookmark. Love it!
KC said…
dude where do I begin?!? ok first off your bike is awesome! I love the highlights!! Poe rocks! and you rocked this tag! love that you made it a coffin I'm so stealing this idea! and Lola looks fab in her pink and teal! I like those colors for Christmas...ya thats right I just said I like pink;) love your work! your amazing!
ldfdesign said…
oh wow girl so much lovelyness! your highlights on the motorcycle is great! lovely way to showcase the image! i love your bookmark and might steal your idea to copy the coffin! and your coloring on lola is fantastic! fabolous all the way around!
Kim C said…
love the color combo on Lola!
KristyLee said…
Great cards and book mark, that is a cleaver idea to trace your coffin! Really cool!!
Peace,
KristyLee
sammi said…
Fabulous projects, Alison! Love the colors on the Simply Betty card!
Scrap Vamp said…
Fabulous work! The motorcycle is so cool and would be great for father's day! The Poe tag is awesome and the winter card is so cute!
Steph said…
WOWIE! How do you do it all?? Love the motorcycle card and the kraft with white. The bookmark rocks! I love the shape and will have to find my little coffin in all this mess and make one of my own. Adorable Christmas card, love the colors and that image is so sweet.
You amaze me :)
DonnaMundinger said…
WOW, what a busy gal you've been! Fab bike, the bookmark is brilliant, and the SBS cutie is an absolute doll. Gorgeous work, chickie! xxD
jennifer said…
all three are great, love Poe and the raven
callyannc said…
Freakin awesome ride! I love the colors you used for the SBS release too! Awesome! TFS CallyAnn
Kathi said…
I'm in love with the bookmark.
Wow you have been busy..... do you ever sleep LOL Three FAB projects! and all entirely different to the other. :)

Popular posts from this blog

Christmas in July with Imagine Crafts & Stencil Girl!

Hello! Have you heard? The Imagine AIRs have been hopping with Stencil Girl! If you have been here before, you know I loooove me some stencils, so this collaboration was very exciting for me! The teams are hopping for 3 consecutive Saturdays, and this is week 2. I have the entire list of hop links at the bottom of the post. Be sure you don't miss anyone! I decided to to create an extra large gift tag with my new stencils. Using red cardstock, I taped down the Journal Texture #8 Stencil  and inked it up with Golden Glitz Delicata ink . I promise you, this is the BEST gold ink you will ever use! The Journal stamp only has 2 diamonds on it (it's a 4x4" stencil), so after I inked up the first pair, I moved over the stencil, lined it up, and inked again. Next I wanted to do something textural with the Urban Insiders Star . So I took some evergreen cardstock, taped down the star, and slathered on some yummy Iridescent Green Creative Medium . After the medium dried, I ga

House Mouse Hop: Nurse Mouse

Hello! I am excited to bring you my first of two posts today. This post is for the House Mouse & Friends Blog Hop. My second will be for Aurora Wings. You can click HERE to see that post. But don't leave yet! Read to the bottom of my post to find out how you can have a shot at winningMy House Mouse project features the adorable Nurse Mouse stamp. My full instructions and supply list is below. Supplies: Stampendous : HMP62 : Nurse Mouse DWLX7026 : Chevron Stencil STF082: VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Others : My Colors Cardstock : Ocean Side Zig Clean Color Markers: 010, 020, 024, 028, 029, 050, 052, 064, 065, 069, 071, 072, 090, 091, 092, 094, 095, 096, 098, 222, 260, 302, 900, 901, 902 Imagine: Silver irRESISTable Pico Embellisher, StazOn White Opaque, Sponge Dauber Canson Mixed Media Cardstock Ranger: Water Brush Beacon Adhesives : Zip Dry Glue Red Cardstock: unknown Directions: 1. Stamp the image with VersaFine on to Mixed Media paper. This paper holds wa

Two Huge Valentine’s Day Hops!

I am in not one, but two Valentine’s Day hops! Not bad for someone that doesn’t even like Valentine’s Day… The first is via Smeared & Smudged . It’s time for our monthly Member Blog Hop! The second was started by Taylor Usry . Please bear with me…this post is long because I am sharing 2 projects and the hop lists are huge. Let’s stat with Smeared & Smudged, shall we? My dear friend Alex and I collaborated on the theme for this month’s S&S Member Hop. Instead of making it a free-for –all, we decided to challenge our members a little…create something Valentine’s Day / love themed, but there is a catch.  Because we are Smeared and Smudged you can not use any of the following: No hearts No red or pink Nothing ‘cute’ unless you make it uncute of course :) Ok, so it’s not dark and scary…but it’s definitely not cute either. I used my colored pencils for the focal image.  It’s from Smeared Ink’s Smitten collection. The “pretty fly” is from the teir teen Style Sa