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:
AWESOME! I love your background and the coloring of Chtulhu is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique. XOXOReplyDelete
Eek! I love this! Your tag is gorgeous. And that is definitely the cutest Cthulhu!:)ReplyDelete
Stunning Glo. Beautiful colour choice and the textures are killing it. really like the edgeless colouring on the little guy. I got my first stampotiques a little while ago, they are awesome, although I wish they would sell them un mounted.ReplyDelete
anyway, really really like this tag, beautifully done xx
I think not. Loving the background too very cool xxReplyDelete
You've blown me away!! This is fantastic. Sorry that you missed your original challenge. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique. Good luck. Claire xReplyDelete
OMG, precious! Fabulous background, too. How fun to be able to experiment. xxDReplyDelete
so creepy but COOOOOL! thanks for sharing your creation over at SDCReplyDelete
I gasped aloud! And maybe eeked a little excitedly. That is adorable and creepy of course. Wow!!! Brilliant. You're a geniusReplyDelete
This is gorgeous, love the background!!ReplyDelete
WOW! Gorgeous, gorgeous tag ♥♥ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing your tag with the background challenge at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog. Gez
Fab tag, love the colours, thanks for joining us at Stampotique.ReplyDelete
love me some stampotique!!! thank you for playing along with us at lawnscaping!ReplyDelete
He is pretty cute :) I say your card in the Lawnscaping challenge links and had to pop over. The tag is gorgeous...awesome techniques!ReplyDelete
HOw cute is this tag!! Love your colouring!! Thanks for joining us at CYP for our fairies and fantasy challenge! HUgsxxReplyDelete
This is lovely, thank you for sharing with us at Craft your Passion. And good luck.ReplyDelete
Caz xx CYP DT
very cool tag, love the blues and greens and great textures. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.ReplyDelete
I absolutely adore this!!! Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week :o)ReplyDelete