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Day 16 of 31: Creepy Lil Grumpies

Hello and welcome Day 16! Today's project was made for the Smudgy Antics challenge, which is to use only Smeared Ink images. So I busted out the Creepy Lil Grumpies.

Look at these adorable little trick or treaters. I always have so much fun with these guys, whether it's Halloween or not.

I colored them with my alcohol markers. I think I enjoyed coloring the ghost the most. Although he isn't bright and colorful, I like using the pale, almost-not-there colors.

So hop along, my friends, and visit the rest of the Wicked Bloggers, all listed in my sidebar. Thanks for stopping by. Have a creep-tastic day!


maureenjscott said…
Oh the grumpies are so fabulous!!! I love the card you've made with these today! Fab Mo x
DonnaMundinger said…
OMG! ADORABLE! Love your coloring on them and the matting looks fab. xxD
DogsMom said…
I agree - the ghost is wonderful!
Emily Thubbron said…
This is fantastic. I love the die cut. You did a great job with the Grumpies. I, too, like the ghost. The pumpkin definitely glows.
Matney said…
Saaweet card! All Grumpies are colored so well and love that purple tail on the ghost. Looks like a bit of sparkle on the mouth of pumpkin. Awesome.
ldfdesign said…
Cute card! Love how you colored them. Great job!
A gaggle or adorable creepy Grumpies, how perfectly spooky ;0)
Wendy said…
Very grumpie card today Alison, lol! What a bunch of cuties! Great coloring and layout!
Carla said…
How fun..ove the colors you made them and the neat design!
Steph said…
Ack, love all those grumpies!
~Lady B~ said…
Super cool card with all those fab grumpies! I want to sing the Monster Mash song while looking at your card :) Great piece and thanks for playing along with Smudgy Antics :)
Fabulous colouring Alison, gotta love the pumpkin LOL. Thanks for joining us at Smudgy Antics :)
oh I do love grumpies, they always make me smile :) Thank you for playing along with us at Smudgy Antics
Lyneen said…
These are definitely some creepy grumpies.... GREAt coloring love the card!!!!

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