Saturday, October 3, 2015

Wicked Wednesday: Black & Orange ATC

I know, crazy huh?  Posting again!  This time I'm sharing an ATC I made for the Wicked Wednesday challenge this week - Black & Orange.  Perusing Pinterest I saw these awesome articulated paper dolls by Ten Two Studios.  I had to get them for this ATC.  Had to.

I started by covering cardstock with a bunch of grid tape (from 7Gypsies).  After that I painted over it with Distress paints.  I really like the subtle texture and pattern you can glimpse through the paint.

I overstamped the background with a spiderweb stamp and some bats.  My bat girl is layered with her head and hair raised off the background with dimensional foam tape.  I added some shine to her lips and eyes and some glitter to her hair.  (So far) the ATC is finished off with a stamped ruler border strip.

I keep thinking she might need one more thing, but am stymied at this point.  Thoughts, comments, suggestions?  Thanks!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Salt & Watercolor Backgrounds

I've haven't used this technique in a long time but it was the theme this month for a group I'm in.  Salt sprinkled over wet watercolors (or Distress inks or Dylusions,etc.) makes the coolest effect.  Try it!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Creepy Postcards for VLVS

Mwah-ha-ha!  What wickedly wonderful delights will soon be gracing the doorstep of Ms. DeeDee Catron.  I made these postcards for the VLVS Fall Harvest swap over on Facebook.  As luck would have it, they fit nicely with the inspiration photo over at the VLVS blog this month too.  Wah-la!

October 1st...time to decorate for Halloween!! 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Fang-y Friends ATCs

I have a few ATCs to share today that I'm entering in the SDC Early Halloween challenge.  :)  I don't use my Cricut nearly as often as I should, but knew I had to clear space on my desk for it when I saw the Cricut Craft Room freebie of the week.  How cute are these little vampires?!  Maybe it's just me. ;)

I used the Color  Burst powders to create the backgrounds for these.  Then I stamped and stencilled before adding my multi-layered vampire.

 I noticed after I took this picture that the poor little fella above fell victim to one of my studio accidents.  I was oh-so-enthusiastically shaking one of my Distress Paint bottles totally oblivious to the fact that the lid wasn't on tightly.  Oops...little droplets of Seedless Preserves flew about the room decorating various bits and pieces laying about (as well as my monitor and keyboard).  I thought I did a decent job of cleaning up but as I sit here typing I'm still seeing random specks.  LOL

On this little guy I had the same Color Burst background initially but then dabbed blue and purple Distress paints over it masking off a smidge for the moon.  The stars are stencilled on with silver acrylic paint.

Happy (early) Halloween!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Furry Friends

It took us years to get a dog.  We were so busy with three kids in a bazillion different sports that it didn't seem fair to have poor Fido sitting at home all alone most of the time.  Things have definitely slowed down for us a lot in the last couple of years though so last summer this little dude bounced his way into the family.

He was such a cute puppy!  All of us adore this guy and I think my youngest likes to have a "little brother".  LOL.  He's who I thought of when I made this ATC that I'm adding to the Wicked Wednesday Furry Friend challenge.

There's nothing like coming home to a bundle of bouncing, tongue-wagging, furry love.  :)

Have a great day!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Halloween ATCs

Mwah-ha-ha!  The Halloween season is fast approaching. I've been dabbling in my creative space, not as much as I'd like, but dabbling regardless.

I love fall!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Wicked Wednesday: Sprays or Splatters

Well, I certainly like to spray and splatter so I'm in for this!  I chose to go the splattering route by inking up my background with Distress inks and then splattering with diluted inks and water.  I love this little house by Vera Lane Studio.  :)

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope your day is superb!