Friday, October 10, 2014

SDC 168: Book Text (and more Halloween goodies!)

Y'all know I just can't get enough of Halloween good things. When Corrie picked book text  for the current SDC challenge theme and my buddies in my Mixed Media ATC group decided to add 3 additional ATCs for our swap this time I knew it was time to get busy.  Here's what I did...

I used Girl With Lunchbox and tweaked her a little differently for each ATC.  Amazing how weirdly colored eyeballs can transform a girl into something kinda spooky.

Here's a peek at the three other Halloween-ish ATCs I made for our swap.

I hope you're enjoying October so far.  Cheers!

Festive Friday(s) 41 and 42

They choose the prettiest inspiration pics over at the Festive Friday Challenge blog.  I've been really busy the past few weeks with kids' school stuff and Etsy orders so didn't get to the #41 challenge, but things have calmed down a bit now so here I am catching up.

You can see where I borrowed the red ribbon, white background and greenery for my card from the inspiration photo below.

Inspiration photo for FFC 42
And here's my second card inspired by the previous challenge, FF #41:

This time I borrowed the evergreen wreath and wood background from the photo below.

Inspiration photo for FFC 41

It's so hard to think about Christmas right now when I'm still having so much fun with Halloween stuff.  It will be nice to have a stash of cards already done when December rolls around though.

Happy Friday!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

I love October!

The chill is in the air in the mornings and crispy leaves are on the ground.  I love this time of year!  I have a long-standing trade with Aisling for 12 ATCs over the course of a year.  Seems pretty simple - one per month.  However, some things never change and since I'm a big, huge procrastinator I have eight to make over the next two months.  She likes the weird, quirky stuff like I do.  :)  Today I whipped this one up for her:

Mwah-ha-ha!  Makes me grin.  Hope you're having a fab Sunday too.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

SDC 166 - Get Your Spook On!

Hooray!  October is right around the corner which means my absolute fave holiday is on the doorstep.  This week over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog Carol has challenged us to whip up some early Halloween delights.  I went to town and created this interactive Halloween tag.

Thanks for stopping by and have a very Happy {early} Halloween!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Festive Friday 40 - Pink & Silver

I'm already up to a whopping TWO Christmas cards made via the Festive Friday challenge blog.  I typically don't do really soft, pink, lacy feminine cards but the inspiration photo this week gave me no choice.  All kidding aside it was kind of fun to dig into the stash and pull out some paper I've had for ages to make this Christmas card.

Here's the inspiration photo.  Isn't it pretty??  Makes me feel very girly.  :)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fab weekend!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

SDC 165 - Just One Stamp

I needed to veer away from my usual routine for Sam's 'Just One Stamp' challenge this week over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog.  I am enamored of Trish Latimer's art dolls.  (If you haven't seen them you really need to check out her blog and take a peek.)  I was absolutely inspired by her when I used Linda this week to make my little something-something.

I've had this one wooden alphabet block sitting around for ages.  I gesso'd it up and then covered the non-letter sides with scraps of painted tissue I had in my stash.  Some little buttons and a heart sticker finished off her body.

I glued a piece of a book page to chipboard and then stamped Linda's head over that and cut it out.  Her cheeks and eyes are colored with Copics and then I added some Diamond Glaze to her eyes to make them shiny and dimensional.  Some doll hair, which I've had for (ahem) 17 years(!) finished off her head.

I wrapped some wire around a skewer for her arms and cut up a chopstick for her legs.  I stamped Linda's lower half onto tissue paper, colored her shorts with Copics and then glued that onto the chopsticks.  Her shoes are chipboard.

This was a really fun project; I just need to figure out where to hang her.  What are you going to do for the challenge this week?  Want to give an art doll a try?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Red, Orange & Yellow

Top o' the mornin'!

My mixed media ATC group has a red, orange, and yellow color theme challenge going on right now.  My first thought was autumn, leaves, etc. so I'm not really sure how my ATCs evolved into this:

I think The Muse just likes to mess with me sometimes.

Off to preschool to add the final touches to the classroom.  School starts on Monday!