Sunday, October 28, 2012

Lily Munster necklace

The beautiful, Yvonne De Carlo.
Also known as the
Countess of Shroudshire, Lily Munster

A friend of mine had a Hallowe'en (Hallowicked) party last night.
She and her husband were dressed as Herman and Lily Munster.
She had her costume nearly complete, but still needed a necklace. 

The original necklace looks to be cast in a metal of some sort.
I opted to use polymer clay and acrylic paint.
And fancy schmancy jewels for the eyes.  

I tried to stay as true as possible to the original design.
I did make this one a bit chunkier just to keep it more stable.
I broke the first ones wings off since they were so thin at the connection.
Trial and error. 

I had a dream last night that she hated the necklace and refused to wear it
to her party. I'll be trolling for pictures to make sure she wore the damn thing.
Insecure much?

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Goblin, Imp, or Demon (and a lil' Gnome)

The days are ticking off faster than I can create lately.
I have been so busy I haven't even had time to decorate my
house and now it's kinda too late.
I think we'll paint or carve the pumpkins this weekend.
My husband brought home some pumpkin pie ice cream.
Yum! Sounds like a date! 
I am trying to churn out some Hallowe'en masterpieces before
Wednesday. Here is my latest card.
This is one of my favorite images from Rick St. Dennis.
It's like he's in my head. Rick, not the demon. Well, maybe him too.
This guy is called, Gimme Candy.
He has a brother and some singing cousins, too.
Stay tuned for them in the coming days/weeks.

I just can't pass up a freebie from the wonderfully talented,
Torico from Birdie Brown.

Here is this month's freebie called,
He is only available for a few more days, and then
he goes away and another freebie is put up for November.
I wanted to enter the freebie challenge at Birdie Brown,
but almost forgot. Thanks to Jenn, for the reminder. 
Thanks for dropping by today.
Happy Hallowe'en!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Baby Cthulhu

Have you ever seen a cuter Cthulhu?
No? I didn't think so.

I placed an order with Stampotique, and had hoped
to use this little guy for our Creepy Cryptids challenge at HDH. 
Due to the handmade quality of Stampotique stamps, they can take a while to
get to you. So worth the wait, but I missed my challenge.
I ended up making a Chupacabra instead.

The current challenge at Stampotique is to use stamps to make your
background.  This is a bit out of my crafting comfort zone, but it's a technique
I admire in other's projects.  I started off with a bunch of stamps,
and some heat embossing.

I even opened up a new jar of Tim Holtz distress crackle paint.
I am still getting the hang of it, but it is pretty cool.
I used my favorite Tattered Angels mist in "Dragonfly" to bring
some metallic opalescence to the whole tag.  And also used some
distress inks to color the background as well.
I have been wanting to try the "no lines" technique of coloring.
I stamped this Baby Cthulhu in pear tart Memento ink,
and colored him in with Copic YGs, with a touch of BG in his wings.
I highlighted him with a gel pen too. I really like how this turned out.
I have seen some really good examples of this technique, and some really
bad ones too. This one goes in the "good" pile. 

Here is my final tag with all the fibres and fanciness I could manage.
I would like to enter this tag in the following challenges:

Monday, October 22, 2012

Nosferatu Ad Nauseam

Nosferatu is my favorite vampire movie of all time.
There has never been a creepier vampire than Count Orlok.
That was one creepy dude!  
The challenge at HDH this week is basically, Vampires.
Here is my homage to the Werner Herzog/Klaus Kinski film,
Nosferatu the Vampyre , 1979.

I believe I bought this stamp years ago through Gorey Details.
(I had some bad customer service there, so I don't promote them usually.) 
I got this cool grapevine wreath die from Memory Box, and used it to
add some wicked looking bling to the existing chipboard frame.
It's surprising sometimes what a little Stickles can do to make a project pop.

I used a killer hearse woodcut from Porkchop Show on Etsy,
added more Stickles, and threw on a Cuttlebug headstone die cut.  

For my second card, I used the image, Count Drako
from Rick St. Dennis. Rick is this week's sponsor at HDH.

What is a scary creation without some Martha Stewrat (hee hee) Drippy Goo punch?
And LOTS of red glitter!!! I also added a MS bat punch and a small headstone die cut.  

I added a TON of red fine glitter all over the outer edge of this
arched design. But then the wicked witchy writing in the sky needed some too.
Thanks for dropping by today.
Happy Haunting!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Virtual Zombie Walk 2012

The day has finally arrived!
Today is the day that we, zombie lovers, get to show our love for the undead.
Now I show my love of zombies as much a possible all year long, but this
is a more organized and structured event, featuring TONS of blogs to check out. 
The entire list of "walkers" will be at the end of this post.
Firstly, I am a crafter, and may even be considered an artist, if the wind blows just right.
I have handcrafted all of my Zombified offerings today.
This is a polymer clay zombie skull ornament. I have sculpted the skull from
polymer clay and then I added an acrylic wash to help bring out the details.
He is part of a set of Hallowe'en themed Creepmas ornaments I am working on.
The tombstones are also a part of that line of ornies.
They will all be available in my Etsy shop very soon.   

This little putrescent beauty is a re purposed statue I picked up
at a local thrift shop.

I completely repainted her in acrylic paints, and then worked my "Zombie Magic"
on her to bring out her undead qualities.
Her eyes have been painted with glow in the dark paint so you can
tell if she's staring at you in the dark. 

Lastly, I have made this killer Zombie Virus step card!
I've used three awesome zombie digital images from
the uber talented, Rick St. Dennis.
Today is also the "Spooky or Sweet Hallowe'en" challenge over at the

This image is called, Let's Pahrtay!
Perfect for the Zombie loving birthday boil or ghoul! 

This is the Zombie Beauty Queen image, complete with
blotchy bruising and partially skinned cranium. 

And this is your Classic Zombie.
Looks like he just stepped out of "Night of the Living Dead".  

Side view of my card. I went with a step card to accommodate all of the
images I wanted to use. I think it turned out pretty damn cool!!
Thanks for shambling by today. 
Here is the full list of participating blogs:

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Rest in Peace

To the Creepeeville Cemetery!!
Tucked away in the tiny town of Creepeeville,
there is a cemetery full of life

Under a silvery moon, hangs a Creepee Bat named, Vincent.
Vincent welcomes all visitors and invites us to take a tour of
"his cemetery".  

Let's go through the gates and say, "Hello".
Anyone home?

First we happen upon a wonky eyed gourd, named what else but,
After we discuss the best way to spend our time in Creepeeville,
we hear what sounds like soft purring.

Look! It's the ol' cemetery familiar, Pyewacket.
And she's scratching herself upon a tombstone.
What a sweet kitteh.
Gourdy's friend, Jacko, tells us to watch out for spiders!

Then I see a tiny spider crawl across the socket of an old skull.
He's not so scary. 

Looks like someone lost her shoe!
From the looks of that heel, it was a sparkly, young lady witch. 
Pyewacket and Jacko want us to meet their ghostie friend,
She reminds me of a dollop of marshmallow creme.
But I didn't tell her that.
Watch out!
There's that spider Jacko warned us about!
Do you hear that? 

It's one of the friendlier ghosts in the cemetery, Silas Spectre.
He points us in the direction we came and tells us it's time to go.
The sun will be up soon, and they all have to retire for the day.  
Silas bids us a fond farewell, and invites us to come back
and visit the Creepeeville Cemetery anytime.
Goodbye Vincent!!
Thanks for letting us visit "your cemetery".
Thanks for going with me. I always get freaked out in cemeteries.
I made a card too!
I used one of the newly released digis from Sweet Pea Stamps.
This image is called, "Hallloween Trio" by Ching Chou Kuik.

I used some bling amongst the headstones and added some sparkly orange ribbon
on the side of the image in a pleated fashion. So pretty!
I used a Spica pen for some sparkle on the die cut cemetery from QuicKutz. 
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
The challenge this week at Haunted Design House is "R.I.P. - Rest in Peace".
We're looking for anything to do with cemeteries, headstones,
funerals, the great demise.
You still have half a week to come up with something deadly!!
Thanks for dropping by and have a Wretched Wednesday!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Spooky Girls

The challenge at Dilly Beans this week is
SpOoKy gIrLs.
I think she fits the bill.
I used #432 Elly Framed for this project.
I also used my favorite "go to" color combo for Hallowe'en,
of purple, orange, and lime green. LOVE it!
She was originally drawn with flowers in her hair, but I switched them out
for some severed monster heads ( also available at Dilly Beans) instead.
Drop by the Dilly Beans challenge blog, get inspired, and play along!! 

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges: