Skip to main content

Day 2 of 12 Days of Creepmas, and Muse Monday, December Edition

Hello! I have 2 holiday projects today. One is for Bombshell Stamps' Muse Monday, and the other is for the Smeared & Smudged 12 Days of Creepmas. First, I am going to tell you about the December Muse Monday. What's Muse Monday, you ask? Well, each month I pick a stamp set that I want the Design Team to work with. Each Monday of the month, different Design Team members show off that set in their own unique style. Our goal is to give you some fresh ideas, and to inspire you to use these sets as well! This month, I went with Pin-Stripes. I adore this set. I use it pretty frequently.

It's a glitter-iffic ornament! The ornament started as a clear, plastic cube. I coated the inside with floor wax, and then a coat of clear glitter. Next I inked up my stamps using a glue pad, and stamped the left image. Added the glitter. Stamped the right image. More with the glitter. Then I did the center, and I bet you can figure out what I did next....more glitter! I added a pretty tinsel ribbon, and voila! It's ready for my mom's Victorian/Steampunk tree.

I had just re"inked" my glue pad...and it was still pretty wet. I probably should have used some patience and waited, because there was a bit too much glue on my stamps. But, now I know for next time! And there are 3 other sides I can do, right? Now...on to my Creepmas project.

I recently acquired some Stampotique images that I have been coveting for years. Years, I tell you. Well, I finally have a few in my arsenal, and I just couldn't wait to use them!

This is Prom Queen, and I love her. I get her. That look on her face...those clothes. She and I understand each other pretty well. She's frequently just saying "Ugh" to me out of sheer disgust for all the happy-happy-joy-joy that happens this time of year. You get it too, right? Don't tell me I'm the only crazy one that "hears" what my stamps are saying............................................

I colored her with watercolors. And I had a lot of fun playing with the background and the layers of this card. I used pens, paint, ink...if I had more time, I would have really gone hog wild...but I am happy with the end result.
Ready to see more? Then visit all of the Jolly Bloggers, listed on my sidebar. And don't forget to check out the Bombshell Blog for Muse Monday each week. Thanks for stopping by. Have an creep-tastic day!

***I am entering my ornament into this week's Smudgy Antics Challenge, which is to alter something. I am entering my card into the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.


DonnaMundinger said…
Beautiful ornament, Alison! Love the glittery goodness. Fab card, too. Prom Queen is one of my faves from Stampotique and I love how you've colored her. Have to say I can't repeat what most of my stamps say. LOL Love this! xxD
Wendy said…
Two wonderful project Alison. The ornament is beautiful. I like the stamp on your card for S&S. I have been trying to win some at the Stampotique Challenge site. Love it!
Ally White Cat said…
Beautiful art. I love both pieces they are just lovely
susan s.
Jenn Borjeson said…
Lovely Bombshell project and you KNOW I love your Prom Queen. I totally get her. And you! Love you! :)
Adore the card. That is one of my fav stamps. I sooo need it.
I love your unique ornament - your directions sound easy enough but it looks so impressive!
silvia said…
Pretty ornament!! LOVE the creepy cute card!! Prom Queen looks ready for Christmas!!
Carla said…
Great ornament...and love the creepy prom image..I need to go shopping now for some of those stamps! Love it!
Lin said…
You have some very varied creations today - thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!
Diana Fernandez said…
Both of your projects are lovely! I love the image you've used!
Oh my heck! How cute is that! Great card!
Both projects are fabulous but I adore your Creepmas card! Love her!
i love glitter as well, gret job :) and lovely card, love that girl :)
ike said…
Wonderful creations - I love the ornament :-) x
Steph said…
Fab projects! Never heard to use floorwax and haven't seen the cube shaped. Will have to hunt for those :) Love your Creepmas card, I adore stampotique and your prom queen is fab in her red and green even if she doesn't want to be wearing those colors.
Kristina said…
Love your "floor wax" glitter ornament! Your very clever! This turned out beautiful! And your creepy Creepmas card is just GREAT! I love them both! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Smudgy Antics!
Sharon Sahl said…
I think prom queen is pretty pleased to get out of that role and into the Creepmas scene. Lovely job on her!
Glittery Katie said…
Loving your Stampotique girly card too!!
~Lady B~ said…
Awesome glittery goodness with your ornament and fabulous Creepmas card! Your work always rocks! TFS with Smudgy Antics :)
What a fabulous glittery ornament, That is some very creative altering :D
Thanks for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics
monique said…
Brilliant idea. Very beautiful ornament. Thanks for sharing at smudgy antics
Ally White Cat said…
Both of your projects are wonderful.thank you for joining us at Smudgy Antics.
susan s.
blackdragon said…
Beautiful ornament Alison,Thanks for sharing with us at SMUDGY ANTICS this week.
lovely glittery ornament. thank you for sharing at Smudgy Antics this week :)
Hi Alison, well two fabulous pieces but that glittery cube is, I'm sure, going to be taking pride of place on your mum's tree. Love your original take on everything. x Thank you for sharing with us at Smudgy antics this week xx

Popular posts from this blog

Horse Friends

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team is previewing some of the newest stamps that will be in the 2018 January catalog. You are in for a real treat! There are so many wonderful new images! I had a tough time deciding which to share first, but the beautiful Horse Friends stamp by Laurel Burch won out. I had a fantastic time coloring it, and I couldn't wait to share it with all of you.

LBP009: Horse Friends

Imagine: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
Bo Bunny: Blueberry Vintage Double Dot Cardstock #12BV807 & Pink Punch Vintage Cardstock #12PPV951
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 010, 020, 022, 023, 024, 025, 027. 032, 033, 036, 038, 041, 042, 043, 050, 051, 070, 080, 081, 082, 083, 202, 302
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ-Dots
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Water Brush

1. Stamp Horse Friends on to Mixed Media Paper with VersaFine Ink.

2. Color the stamped image with the colors indicated.

3. Trim the image, leaving a white border.

4. Create the card base w…

Candy Grab: Day 2 of 31

Greetings, Guys & Ghouls! It's Day 2 of the 31 Days of Halloween. Today I have a card that uses a very appropriate stamp for's called Candy Grab and it's from Stampendous. I'm not sure if the skeleton threw them up in the air with joy, or they just fell out of a pinata. But either way, it's a fun stamp! My full instructions on how to recreate this card are below.

R296: Candy Grab
FREG037: Aged Marine Embossing Powder
FRC20: Hot Lime Fragments

My Colors Cardstock: Plum
Imagine: Craft Mat, VersaMark Ink, VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
FaberCastell: PITT Pen- Small
Distress Oxide Inks: Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Beacon Adhesieves: Zip Dry Glue
Water Spritzer
Craft Foam


1. Stamp the image with VersaFine ink in Onyx Black on to Canson Mixed Media Paper.

2. Apply Distress Oxide Inks directly to craft mat, using the colors listed.

3. Spritz the i…

Warmest Wishes

Seasons Greetings! This week, the Stampendous team are sharing a few final holiday projects. My card features the delightful Warmest Wishes stamp. I love the vintage feel of the image.

R300: Warmest Wishes
FRGL02: Twinkle Glitter
FRGL01: Multi Crystal Glitter Mix
DCP1006: Fitted Frames Set B

My Colors Cardstock: Velvet Night, Evergreen
Zig Clean Color Markers: 010, 022, 034, 036, 038, 041, 044, 060, 062, 64, 065, 070, 091, 092, 095, 097, 230, 302, 901
Imagine: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black, On Point Glue
Scrapbook Adhesieves: Foam Squares
Canson: Mixed Media Paper

1. Stamp the Warmest Wishes stamp on to Mixed Media Paper using Onyx Black VersaFine Ink.

2.Color the image using the Zig Clean Color Markers listed.

3. Apply On Point Glue to areas that you want to have sparkle.

4. Sprinkle the glued areas with Multi Crystal Glitter Mix and let dry.

5. Fussy cut the stamped image.

6. Using Evergreen Cardstock, die cut the Large "R" Fitted Frame.

7. Cr…