Friday, October 29, 2010

Frightfully Alice

I made this for this weeks challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show.  The challenge this week was to stamp and show something spookay.  Fr this challenge I used paper form Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland.  Along with the beautiful paper, I had to get T!m in, so I used his retro halloween skelly, and a couple of masks. 

For the frame I painted it black, and then embellished with puff paint.  I confess, I LOVE using puff paint (dimensional fabric paint) on different projects, it adds a cool dimension and feel to things.  The flower is grungepaper and made using the Tattered Floral Alterations die.  I accented the tips of flower with puff paint also :)  I tried to distress the little bottle with black Stayz On.  Maybe Alice is wondering what the potion she just drank will do?

Down here at the bottom I used a watch crystal, I used this not only because it fit with the story, BUT, it accentuated the wonderland dictionary entry. For the dictionary page I splotched around some Dusty Concord, and Spiced Marmalade DI, then placed the large mask and went over with Black Soot, I then placed the second, smaller mask and went over with Peeled Paint.  Finally, T!m's skelly pops up with a sign , of all things accusing the queen!

Thank you for stopping by, hope everyone has  a safe and haunting halloween!


Monday, October 25, 2010


Fall is in the air!  Finally, seems like it's been a long time coming this year.  This is my fall inspired card, clean and simple.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Fired Brick, and Mustard Seed for the background.  Once I had my background inked, I laid my Floral Impressabilities templates directly on the card front and inked over in DI Walnut Stain.
The Flower was made using Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die.  I inked all the petals first with Spiced Marmalade DI, then I used Fired Brick DI to highlight he petals.  I did do some additional embossing to alternate layers.  The center of the flower is a brad covered in black flocking.  A little ribbon and some feathers and voila!  My interpretation of fall.