Saturday, December 31, 2011

Joy to the World

I thought this sweet couple would be the perfect pair to send out a Christmas greeting :) hehe This is my entry for the Smudgy Antics challenge for a wicked Christmas.

Let it snow!

This is the card I made for the December sketch challenge over on Smeared and Smudged. This Russian winterelf was a freebie from Tom's Blog. Isn't he lovely :) I've colored him with pencils and have added lots of glitter to the fur on his coat.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Merry Christmas

I hope you all enjoyed your holidays! Here's one last holiday card for ya, ok maybe not the last I've got a few more challenges and I'm not quite ready to be done with Christmas yet ;) This is for day 12 of the 12 Days of Christmas Simply Betty Stamps style!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Gingerbread Birdhouse

Here's a fun project for the 12 Days of Christmas Simply Betty Style. The challenge was to make a gingerbread house in a spooky Christmas style. I painted the birdhouse in a brown similar to gigerbread (I think so at least) stamped directly on the house, added some puff paint and glitter glue along with my sparkly spider :) Make sure to stop by the Simply Betty blog to get in on the next challenge!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Ghostly Greetings!

Simply Betty Stamps is celebrating the 12 days of Christmas and I've finally had time to play :) For the 8th day of Christmas our challenge was to add a ghost to your project. I've used this lovely "Gillian ghost Bride" from the Steampunk Halloween collection. Isnt' she fabulous!!! I've colored her in the traditional red and green with a glittery veil. I have to admit tho after scanning her the colors just aren't what they look like in person. I will definately have to locate my camera battery charger before the next challenge.
Plus I'm still working out the kinks with my new computer so I have issues adding links where I want....grrrr..... so make sure to visit to join in on some stamping fun!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

MG Party December Giveaway

You've got to check out the amazing Monthly Giveaway for December over on MG Party Impressions !! Check out their blog to see how you can get in on the drawing and tell them I sent you over.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Forever Night Challenge #20

I'm so happy to be back online! Now I just need to figure out how to do everything on my new computer. :) One reason I'm excited to be up and running again is that I'm a new member of the
2012 design team over at Forever Night Challenges, I was beyond thrilled when I found out :) The new DT was invited to join in on the last challenge of 2011 sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps. The challenge is to create a project with a Christmas theme AND it has to include a skeleton or skull somewhere on there too. How fun, right?! The prize is 7 free digis from Bugaboo Stamps, is that awesome or what!!!
For my project I made a card with this fun image from Bugaboo called Halloween Skelekinz. I used colored pencils and some papers from my stash.
Now head on over to Forever Night Challenges and join in on the fun :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Quick Note

Hello Friends!

Just a note in case you've stopped by, my home computer died on me last week :( so I haven't been able to post anything. I hope to be up and running soon though so please come back and check on me :)

happy stamping!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

OK so this post is a few days behind but I wanted to share the Thanksgiving card I made. All supplies from CTMH.

Smile ATC

I recently joined the MyGrafico Arts & Crafts Community. They have a fun little group over there called Brag Party. Each week they will give away free graphics and you just need to post what you created with them. So for this past week they were offering this cute tree from one of Mel's Brushes sets. Cute huh?

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Fall Friends

The other day as I was strolling thru blogland I came across a fun blog with the cutest little images called Jens Digi Stamps. This image here was a freebie last week so I grabbed it to enter the current challenge. Jens Digi Stamps Challenge #8 - Autumn/Fall I colored with pencils and used some old CTMH papers from my stash.
~happy stamping~

Birthday Card

I made this card for one of the girls at work. I used Pinkie from Tiddly Inks and I'm so lovin' how she turned out. First I colored her with pencils and then used my gel pens to add some texture to her hair and dress. Then I dug thru my paper stash to find some that matched how I'd colored her.

I will be entering this card into the Tiddly Inks Challenge #73 - Anything Goes.

~happy stamping~

Thursday, November 17, 2011


I've been stalking the Bombshell Stamps site for a while now, and they've recently had a relaunch of the Bombshell Forum. Well after seeing all the wonderful creations made with their stamps I could no longer resist. Plus they have a fun little sketch challenge going on that I wanted to join in on. This lovely little geisha also works for the Culture Shock Challenge this week with the theme of umbrellas.
~happy stamping~

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

More Steampunk

Was home from work today with a sick child so I had some time to stamp :) This is one of my new Steampunk Misses images I purchased from The Octopode Factory. Isn't she fabulous!?!

I used my cuttlebug folder again (clockworks) and then inked it up so y'all could see the texture. Made some more of the flowers that are my current obsession and then misted them with some medival gold Glitz Spritz. The DP is from CTMH and I colored her with pencils. I will be entering this in the Smeared & Smudged sketch challenge for November.

Thanks for visiting!

Angel ATC

I made this little Angel ATC for the challenge over at the Wicked Wednesday Weekly ATC Challenge, their theme this week.... yep you guessed it Angels :) This lovely stamp is from Stamp On It. My sentiment and all other supplies are from CTMH.
~happy stamping~

Thursday, November 10, 2011

S&S November Blog Hop

Welcome to the November edition of the Smeared & Smudged Forum blog hop. In case you get lost along the way the complete list is on my sidebar. Knowing these stampers you will not want to miss one single blog on the hop. This months theme is "A Little Steamy". We were encouraged to use images, pieces or parts that embrace the steampunk genre.

I used a gear folder for my cuttle bug to add texture to the tag and the image is from Viva Las Vegastamps. Had to run this thru my scanner so the colors are a bit off and I've added some bronze metallic powder to the tag that you can't really see very well here. Now hop on to the next stop and see what steampunk goodness awaits you.
Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to comeby after the weekend too as I ordered some other cool steampunk images but didn't have them in time to create with for this hop :)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

quick and easy

Here's a quick and easy birthday card I made for a friend. Used this awesome folder in my cuttle bug and the sentiment is from CTMH.
Thanks for stoppin by!
I will be entering this in the following challenges:
Come and Get It Challenges - anything goes

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Halloween Fun

Here's a few fun Halloween pics for ya. First is the kiddo at the pumpkin carving party we went to. I think this pic was right after I asked him how exactly was he going to cut that mouth out, lol.He decided Saturday that he wanted to go trick or treating so we had to rush to the store for a costume. Well he saw this Bakugan Dragonoid that he just had to have. I liked the swamp monster or the skeleton but no, had to be Bakugan.
If you've followed my blog over the 31 Days of Halloween you might remember I wrote about my momories of dressing as a witch and I was so excited about the perfect sized broom. Well my mom sent me this for and my lil sis all dressed up. I'm not sure why we wanted to wear the wigs, lol. I'm guessing I was about 9 or 10 here. What fun we had :)

Monday, October 31, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - day 31

Wow, 31 days filled with time for stamping and blog hopping like crazy to all the wicked bloggers blogs to see what amazing art they had to share. Looking for hidden images, learning new techniques, finding out about supplies I must put on my wish list. Learning more about the all the wicked bloggers and what inspires them, learning more about their lives outside blogland, sharing what we all are faced with each and everyday both happy times and sad. This 31 days has been more than I ever imagined it would be. Thank you all so much for visiting my little corner in blogland this month. For those of you who are just lurkers thank you for taking the time to stop by and peek at what I wanted to share, for those of you who left comments I truly appreciate all your kind words. Big thanks to Terra and Tori (and everyone else) who organzied this amazing little thing called the 31 Days of Halloween.
It's a little bit sad to see all this end but I'm sure after we all take a much needed break (and maybe catch up on some housework) we will all be chatting it up over on the forum at Smeared & Smudged. If you aren't a member yet what are you waiting for, get on over there and jump right in!
Now I've babbled on way too long so let me share what I have for my last 31 Days post. I got this little wood coffin at Michaels last year and it's been waiting patiently for me to play.

I was going to make it red but I have no red paint in the house (what?!?!) So went with blue, stamped my bat/swirl corner stamp on the top and the scallops on the side are also a stamp. Made some more paper flowers (these are way fun) and added some glitter glue dots. Put it out on the front porch to dry and in the heat all my dots changed to be more like little blue pancakes. Oh well. Not sure what I'll put inside yet, I might even add some more bling :)
Thanks again for visiting, I hope you continue to stop by occasionally. If I'm brave enough I might post a picture of the disaster zone, formally known as my stamping area.
Next stop.... Ikes' World.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - day 30

Welcome back my friends to the 2nd to last day of the Smeared & Smudged hop. I'm going to miss having all your wonderful comments to read everyday and actually making myself take the time to create everyday has been awesome. However I am looking to catching up on some sleep once the hop is complete. Most of my projects have been finished around 11:00 each night, so that on top of everyday life has left me pooped.

For today's project I've started working on a skull that I've had sitting around since last Halloween. I've had it painted white and ready to go but nothing was coming to me, so today I decided to tackle it. I started with stamps from After Midnight Art Stamps. I stamped the skeletons on tissue paper to mod podge onto the skull and stamped the sentiment directly onto the skull (very carefully).

I'm really happy with how my flowers turned out. I smeared some purple, grey and black ink onto book pages before I used a scallop punch to get the layers I needed. I wanted a grungy looking flower and I think I succeded. After gluing the flowers on I added the stickled swirls to the face for some bling. I'm not happy with the back, it seems rather blah. So I may be adding more swirls or sponging.

Thanks for hopping on by, I'd love to know what you think of my skull. If you have any suggestions for the back please feel free to give me some ideas :)

Next stop Ikes' World.

I will be entering this into the following challenges:

The Emerald Fairie Garden chalenge #11 - flowers, flowers, flowers

Paperminutes #189 - skeleton

Saturday, October 29, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - day 29

Welcome to day 29 of the Smeared & Smudged Halloween hop!

Here's my take on the October sketch challenge over on the S&S forum. I've used the Strangeling Bat from Creepie Cute Stamps, did you know they are one of the sponsors on the hop this month?! I really like having a scanner since I usually dont finish my projects until the sun is long gone for the day, but my oranges dont really look orange :( The background paper really is a brighter orange I promise.
Only 2 more days of the hop so make sure to get your fill on all the Halloween goodness all the wicked bloggers are sharing with you.
Next stop on the hop.... Ikes' World.

Friday, October 28, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - day 28

Good Morning! Welcome to another Smeared Ink day on the Smeared & Smudged blog hop.

I used my favorite set once again and made another rolodex card to add to my set.

This time I've used the heart and the wings, I wrapped the heard in red wire and added a couple peiced of black trying to get a barbed wire look, but it didn't really work out the way I wanted. Then I added liquid pearl dots around the heart and 3 on the side of the card and added some glitter glue to the wings altho it doesn't show very well in the scan.

Thanks for stopping by, next stop on the hop... Ikes' World.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - day 27

Hello my friends! I hope you are able to visit all the blogs on the Smeared & Smudged hop, there is much inspiration to be found. Dont forget there are hidden images each day and you can win some awesome prizes!

For todays project I've made this ATC using the Strangeling Devil image from Creepie Cute Stamps. Isn't he adorable?? I colored him with pencils but it wasn't quite red enough so I sponged some red ink over the top. I added some liquid glass to his eyes and liquid pearls to his horns.

Thanks for visiting. Next stop Ikes' World.

Challenges I will be entering:

31 Days of Halloween - day 26

Tic toc, tic toc.... the clock keeps getting closer and closer to the end of the Smeared & Smudged blog hop. I've so enjoyed hopping around to all the wicked bloggers each day to see what Halloween goodness they have in store, I hope you have too. Todays project was going to be a super quick one because my son had his crossing over ceremony from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts Tues. evening. (I'll post pics a bit later)
Well I was grooving right along and ended up smudging my atc where it wasn't supposed to be smudged....grrrrrr. So back to the printer to print out another image and back to the pencils to color it again. Good thing I like coloring :)

I've used this adorable digi image from Simply Betty Stamps. I colored him with pencils, added my sentiment from CTMH. Sponged around the image and then added some purple staples.

Thanks for hopping by, next stop Ikes' World.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - day 25

The Smeared & Smudged hop is getting nearer to the end :( But there is still a chance to win some awesome prizes each day so hang in there and keep on hopping!While some people don't quite get my obsession with stamping and paper crafts, other people do and even help me with my addiction. I was talking about this hop and my collection of stamps with some peeps at work and one of the gals said she's like to see a card with a monster fetus. (Yes we have some weird discussions while on break) So I told her if she would draw one for me I would use it on a card. (I've been telling her for some time now that she should make some digi stamps and people like me would certainly buy them.) So here is my ATC with the wonderful monster fetus she drew for me :) I placed him on some glitter web background paper so it appears that he might have got caught in this web and added my little sentiment. Hehe, don't you just love him?! I hope I can convince her to make some more weird and awesome images for me to play with.
Thanks for stopping by and now keep on hopping to Ikes' World.

Monday, October 24, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - day 24

Welcome back to the Smeared & Smudged blog hop. Only one week left of all this Halloween fun! Don't forget there are still amazing prizes to be found each day! If you've enjoying visiting all the blogs on this hop and you haven't yet visited the Smeared & Smudged forum I encourage you to do so. All the people over there are super friendly and fun, you will be inspired every time you visit :) There are several different challenges to participate in every month also. For todays project I've created another ATC. I've been having so much fun with this mini-art form. This ATC also fits the theme "Monster Mash" over on the ATC Sisterhood challenge blog. I've used several stamps from the CTMH set Merry Monsters. I added the googlie eyes and lots of stickles and glitter glue. Aren't they cute little monsters?
Next stop on the Halloween hop is Ikes' World.
Don't forget to check out the ATC Sisterhood challenges too!

I would also like to enter this ATC into the challenge over at Wicked Wednesdays ATC Challenge.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - day 23

We are almost to the end of the Smeared & Smudged blog hop, can you believe it? I'll miss hopping around everyday and getting wonderful encouraging comments on my blog, they really keep me going.

Saturday just flew on by and I am still so worn out from the week that my creative brain wanted to go on strike. I started a couple projects but then decided to go with an ATC. The skull stamp is from Inkadinkado and the bat/swirl stamp is from CTMH, it's actually a corner stamp but on this smaller project it's more of a background :) I used glitter glue in the eye sockets but it's not showing up to well on the scan. I may try and take an actual photo in the morning.

Now hop on over to Ikes' World to see what awesome-ness she has in store for you today. :)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - day 22

Here's a short and sweet post for all you hoppers out there enjoying the Smeared & Smudged blog hop. Another rolodex card :) I used one of the Smeared Ink stamps from the As Death set and a couple stamps from CTMH.
Next stop, Ikes' World.

Friday, October 21, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - day 21

TGIF! Only 10 more days of this awesome Smeared & Smudged blog hop. I hope you are all enjoying it as much as I am. Since it is Friday the Wicked Bloggers are encouraged to use images from Smeared Ink. I chose to use the skull from my favorite set. I'm sure I've mentioned it more than once so all you hoppers should know which one that is :)I went with a journal page again since the last one was so fun. I scribbled with my watercolor crayons and then I couldn't find the paint brush I used last time so I just used my finger. This actually worked better because if the colors started to get too muddy I just rinsed my finger real quick. I dabbed away some extra color with a paper towel. I had these skulls already stamped on tissue paper left over from a project I did a while back so I just mod podged them onto the page. I was looking for a skull poem but couldn't find one that fit my mood so I went with part of the description on Wikipedia. Weird, but I like it :)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - day 20

It's already day 20 of the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween blog hop, can you believe it? I just have a quick little ATC for you today.
This darling bat girl is from Queen Kat Designs. Background paper is from $1 bin at Target. Thanks for visiting, next stop Ikes' World.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - day 19

Welcome back once again for the Smeared & Smudged Halloween blog hop. Did you know there are prizes available each and every day?! Even if you can't comment on every blog (altho we all love comments) you can lurk about to find hidden images, how fun is that! Check here for details.

I decided to go with a tag for today's project. I cut a mask for my moon and then sponged blue ink over the rest of the tag. The tree and raven are both from Paula Best Stamps and the fence is from an older CTMH set. The raven stamp has a small ball in it's beak so I found a googlie eye that fit in that space, hehe. I added the raven with foam dots so he pops of the tag a bit. Thanks for stopping by, please visit the other wicked bloggers along the hop and leave them some love :)

Next stop Ikes' World, not only does she have an awesome project she also has some blog candy! woohoo.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - day 18

Greetings! I couldn't decide on a project for today so I rifled thru some of my stamps and found a smaller one I thought would be fun so I went with an ATC.

This lovely little girl holding an axe is from Queen Kat Designs. I stamped her and then colored her with pencils, but then decided to use some of my ruby red liquid pearls. I started on her headband and it looked pretty good so then onto the dress. Not what I envisioned but it gave her some texture so I was ok with it. Then a dab on her axe and a bit for some lip stick. Perhaps a bit of overkill (hehe pun intended) but I am pleased with the result.

Next stop, Ikes' World.

Monday, October 17, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - day 17

Good Morning to all the hoppers on this 31 day journey with the Smeared & Smudged blog hop! I decided to take a break from the rolodex cards (don't worry it's not for long I'm sure) and get out my journal to play in. My only other entry in here was from the skull appreciation day hop back in June.... my poor neglected journal :(

I scribbled my watercolor crayons starting with lt blue in the middle then a darkler blue then black around the edges. Then I took a wet paint brush and spread the color all around. Since I didn't want to wait for long for everything to dry I took a papertowel and blotted it. At first I was worried that I was pulling too much color off the page, but I really like how it turned out. The tree is from Paula Best and all the rest are from CTMH. I used colored pencils to add a little bit of color to the house. This wasn't my vision when I started the page, but I was pleasantly please with the end result.
I will also be entering this into the Forever Night Challenge for this week: Black and Creepy.
Next stop on the hop.... Ikes' World.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - day 16

For todays Smeared & Smudged blog hop project I've decided to continue with my collection of rolodex cards.
I've used Poe on this one from the Quoth the Raven set (Smeared Ink). I had so much fun with the wire and beads the other day I decided to play with them again also. I used orange paper so I was on the hunt for purple and black beads, unfortunately I couldn't find these colors in my stash. So I went with green and orange beads (can you see the 2 black ones I did find) and used purple wire and staples. After taking the pic I'm not happy the way I did his eyes, (sigh) oh well. I might redo that later and then just layer the new Poe on top of the old Poe :) There will be one (or two) more of these cards in my Poe collection so make you you keep coming back to see even more fun stuff.

Next stop Ikes' World.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - day 15

Hello Friends! Thank you so much for visiting me each day for the Smeared & Smudged blog hop. I just have a quick and easy card for you today as I have to have the kiddo to karate at 7 am, and it's been an extremely exhausting week. I'm so glad to be stamping and hopping tho as it's keeping me sane and my brain filled with happy thoughts.

Next stop, Ike's World.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - day 14

TGIF! I'm so happy for the weekend to be here :) And since it's Friday you know what that means?? It's Smeared Ink day for the Smeared & Smudged blog hop. If any of us wicked bloggers use all Smeared Ink stamps on our project we get some extra brownie points, lol. I've made another altered rolodex card today using my favorite set Quoth The Raven. I will also be entering this into the Smudgy Antics weekly challenge: black birds.Thanks for visiting, don't forget to check out all the other wicked bloggers!

Next stop, Ikes' World.

31 Days of Halloween - day 13

Welcome to day 13 on the Smeared & Smudged blog hop. When I went to get my rolordex card for yesterdays project all the little blank cards called out to me so I decided to make another one today :) Don't be surprised if you see more this month too.

I went with the same colors and similar design as my tag from day one since I really liked how that one turned out. All images on this one are from CMTH, I just used my black pen to make the stitching around the edge and attached some ribbon on the side with some green staples. Looking at the card on the screen I feel like something is missing so I think I'll add a little gem for the eye or maybe some black glitter to the entire raven.... but I'm too tired to do that now so you'll just have to use your imagination.
Next stop on the hop, Ikes' World.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - day 12

For today's project on the Smeared & Smudged sponsored blog hop I decided to make an altered rolodex card. These are similar in size to ATCs and are fun to make a little collection of art. This one I've used is about 4" x 2 5/8", but they come in various sizes.

I've used Frankie from the digi set Smell My Feet from Smeared Ink and colored him with pencils. The background stamp is from Tim Holtz and I used an orange stamp pad but since I used my scanner it doesn't look to orange. The trick or treat and the bats are both CTMH. For the little tab at the top I used a SU punch. Thanks for hopping by!
Next stop Ikes' World!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - day 11

I can't believe we are one third of the way thru the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween blog hop. The month is just flying by. Don't forget there is a chance to win every single day! Visit Terra's blog for all the details. I can remember when I was a little girl there were several years in a row that my sister and I were little witches. We had the long black gown and tall pointy hats, but I think our favorite part of the costume was the child size brooms. We would fly all around on our brooms, such fun we had. I got this adorable image as a freebie on Ikes' World a few days ago and when I saw her it brought back those childhood memories. I'll also be entering this card for the Forever Night Challenges theme of something that represents Trick or Treating.
Next stop on the hop, Ikes' World. The entire list is on my sidebar if you get lost along the way.

Monday, October 10, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - day 10

So glad I came and peeked this morning as my auto post disappeared :( Sometimes I've had it not post but this time it was completely gone from my edit list.Anywho, here is an ATC for the Smeared & Smuged sponsored Halloween blog hop. I've been having so much fun! I started with a layer of black CS then ran orange CS thru my cuttle bug and smudged some black in ok it. I was lucky enough to be a winner on the blog hop last week so I've used one of the digi stamps from Rick St. Dennis. Isn't this bat creepy? I colored him with pencils and I added some orange glitter glue to his eyes and popped him up with foam tape.
You may have noticed that I love ATCs, well did you know that there is a fun ATC challenge blog that has a new challenge every other week? It's the ATC Sisterhood and the current theme is Orange and Black. We would love to have you come play with us!
Next stop on the hop.... Ikes' World.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - day 9

I'm so happy for the weekend! After a busy morning of getting the kiddo to karate class and then coming home to find one of the dogs MIA, I finally got to do some crafting. (Yes I did find the little Houdini, the stinker.)

I used a wooden gift bag that I got at Michael's a while back and some Halloween paper I found in the $1 bin at Target last week. First I painted it white (acrylic paint) then used Mod Podge to glue the paper to the box and then another layer on top to seal it. I stamped the tag shape, web and "happy hauntings" sentiment in black and sponged some purple over the top then added a spider I cut from the same paper as the front of the bag and threw in some googlie eyes for the fun of it. Then tied on the tag with some black ribbon. I didn't have any stuffing so I cut some orange CS into thin strips and ran it through the crimper. Voila! A fun little treat bag!
Next stop.... Ikes' World.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - day 8

I've been looking forward to my 3 day weekend so I can have even more fun trying out some other projects that I've been inspired to do after visiting every one's blog for this first week of the Smeared & Smudged sponsored hop. There have been so many different ideas!

Here's another ATC to add to my growing collecting. I may finally have enough to show off my ATC carosel. :) Stamps are from CTMH, I've had this set forever! I've also added some wire and beads to make the vine.

Thanks for visiting, next stop Ikes' World.

Friday, October 7, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - day 7

Wow, end of week one for the Smeared & Smudged sponsored 31 Days blog hop. I hope you've enjoyed hopping along, but don't worry it's not over yet we still have over 3 weeks of inspiration, fun and prizes coming your way! For today's project I've created an ATC with one of my favorite sets from Smeared Ink.

This lovely bird is from the Quoth the Raven set. I've also used the background and screen texture stamps from this same set. Minimal colors with black and green ink, purple and yellow gems. I also wrapped some green wire around the card for the raven to perch on.

Next on the hop, Ikes' World.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - day 6

Whew, I really should have started early on getting all my projects ready for this month long blog hop (sponsored by Smeared & Smudged). I just couldn't get a project I was happy with today, but on my third try I came up with this. On this lovely little ATC I've used an image from Paula Best Rubber Stamps. First I stamped in a white dye ink on black CS and it was ok but I wanted some more oomph! to the project so I got out some of my gel pens. I added a row of orange gel dots around the outside of the image and some purple dots on the inside. Then added some more, I really like how this turned out. You may be seeing more of this 'cause I super duper like it, hope you do too!

Thanks for hopping by... next stop Ikes' World.