Sunday, October 28, 2012

Just for Fun

I'm still here, I swear it!  It has been a wonderfully busy month for Elves In The Attic.  I've been up to my elbows in ink, glue, old books, spiders and bats.  No complaints here.  With Halloween just a few days away (and a nice comment from Astrid - thank you!) I headed over to the Stampotique blog to see what the latest challenge is.  A great opportunity to unwrap my new Dylusions Inks couldn't be ignored.  LOVE these inks!  The colors are so incredibly vibrant.  Now I understand what all the buzz has been about. That's what I used for the background color.  Kid you not, this was a white tag to begin with.

ANYWAY, the SDC71 this week is a CASE challenge so I chose to borrow from Astrid herself who made these wonderful ATCs a few days ago.  This one especially caught my eye (I've got a thing for book pages.  Don't know why, but there you have it.)  I really like the look of the black stamped image against that bright green background.  The first one is her's and then the tag I did:

I'm guessing my technique was a little different.  I only have one green ink (so far) so I used a watercolor technique to get the spiderweb in the back (spritzed my stamp with water and stamped over the inked background).  Other than that the similarities are pretty obvious - colors, theme, stamped black image.  Thank you, Astrid!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

This is Halloween!

Visions of goblins, bats, and witches dance through my head.  I've had this song stuck in my head for 3 days.  One of my all-time favorite movies (Danny Elfman AND Tim Burton - genius combination!), I have yet to have my first viewing of Nightmare Before Christmas, but watching this was a nice, quick fix.  :)

Etsy shop news:  My Witch's Spell Book and Potions & Elixirs Textbooks have been quite popular and have been selling as quickly as I can make them.

While I keep telling myself that it's time to pack up the Halloween goodies and pull out Christmas I keep finding new things to add to the shop.  "Just one more..." keeps my desk covered in a plethora of orange, green and black stuff.  I added these Witch's Brew tags the other day.

Okay sing along with me!  "This is Halloween!  This is Halloween! Pumpkins scream in the dead of night...."