Monday, October 6, 2014

Rising from the Grave Day 6

Welcome to Day 6 of the 
The links for both fun and inspiring hops are in the sidebar. 
It's a great way to get into the holiday spirit!

As a dark crafter/Halloween enthusiast, I am always on the look out
for cool, unique, even cute, Halloween stamps and digital images
to add to my crafting arsenal. So, it was a no brainer to snatch up this little
monster and her feathered friend from Mo's Digital Pencil.  
She's called, 'L.B. Back'.
Once I looked into her eyes, I knew I had to have her.  

After coloring up the main image using Copics,
I made this card dimensional to add more visual interest.
I'm all about the foam dots.
I used a cool spider web gate die from the Prickly Pear 
that I picked up from ebay last year. I highlighted it with Firefly Stickles 
to match the moon and her eyes.

I got this cool paper from a Dollar Store pack of craft papers in
greens years ago. It's kind of a holey, handmade type paper. 
I glued it onto a piece of lime green  cardstock for stability 
and to hide the foam dots on the back. Then I just punched it out 
using a large Stampin' Up circle punch. I highlighted it with Firefly 
and Clear Rock Candy Stickles.

 I die cut a tree branch using a Memory Box die and vellum.
The branch didn't show up very well, so I heat embossed it using 
black Versamark and clear embossing powder.
I really like how this turned out. It's a fun little graveyard scene.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create- Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges - Halloween Colors
Divas By Design - Spooky
Fab 'n' Funky - Halloween
A Step in the Dark - Anything Goes 

 And now for my new favorite Halloween decoration...

I was finally able to procure one of these 5ft. tall, poseable
skeletons from Costco. I have been seeing them online and hearing people
rave about them for the past two years, but due to poor timing and 
bad finances I was never able to find one.
Until last week.

There was an entire wall of these things stacked nicely in their boxes  
right inside the front entrance at my local Costco.
I made an audible, "sqeeeeeeeeee" and tossed him into my cart
with reckless abandon and glee. My day was then complete. 
A later trip to the thrift store, and I found this Amadeus type wig.
I think it's a nice addition to his look.
And he looks right at home with 'Boner', last year's
birthday gift to myself. He was on sale at Grandin Road,
which is cheaper than what I have been seeing him sell for this year.
Damn, the whole skeleton was only $10 more than the dog skeleton.
And that is why I haven't gotten a cat skeleton yet. Still too pricey.

Thanks for popping by today.
See ya tomorrow.  


  1. Awesome Skeleton find!!! Your card is fantastic in so many ways! The image is to die for and come back? and your coloring of it is sublime! The gate the moon...I could point out every detail cause I love them all!!

  2. There is so much I love about my visit here today - your card is fabulous, the gates, the creepy moon and that awesome coloured image. Then I scroll down and meet your new skelly and DOG!!! Awesome doesn't cover how much I love your skellies!!

  3. Thank you for all the wonderful details on this creative and colordul card. Love the green coordinations.

    Now you have me tempted to visit Costco, but I will try to convince myself it is not in the budget.
    I did get a skelly dog a few years ago on clearance but haven't found a cat I like yet.

  4. I love everything about your card: the image, the coloring, the dimensional layering! Super job! (And those skeletons are pretty creepy, too!)

  5. OMG I love this card! The image is priceless, the colours are my faves and the spiderweb gate is fabulous. AWESOME.

    Amadeus with his powdered wig and companion Boner are hysterical. Great buy.

  6. Love your card and she is so pretty! Love all your touch of color, so beautiful!
    GRATZ on getting your skele!!

  7. I see the skeleton everytime I go into Costco and drop a little tear because I know I can't have it yet I am very happy for you that you got it and I think the dog and the wig are phenomenal touches

  8. L.B.Stand for anyone we know? ;p

  9. She is way too cute to spook for sure. Love how you colored her and the details you added to your card.

  10. OMG, those EYES! A "must have" for sure! Gorgeous coloring as always and that reminds me that I may have some of the holey paper. So cool as the moon. WOW on your skellie. Wonder if our Costco has them (or had them and hubby just happened to fail to mention it.). That'll teach me to send him instead of going myself. LOL Nice score! xxD

  11. Oh Wow! I love your card - the image is awesome, the gate die is stunning - cant get one here tho :( - love it! And the skeleton!!! Wow - saw him in our Costco a few weeks ago and felt sad having to pass them by! :( He looks right at home with the dog in his lap, great wig too!!! :) x

  12. Absolutely fabulous...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design and Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy x

  13. A fabulous creation and I love your colouring and design. Thanks for joining us 613 Avenue Create.
    Lorraine DT

  14. Brilliant post! Love all the details of your wonderful project and think your decoration is awesome!

  15. OH MY GHOUL, I want that stamp too! She's so darn creepy cute AND OMG just gimme the skellie and the doggie too, I WANT WANT WANT!

  16. Wonderful card and that ornament is spooky.

  17. Fabulous card! I love that image and you've colored her beautifully.
    What fun skeletons decorations too!

  18. That image is so perfect, zombie, raven and the sentiment. Love it and your gorgeous colouring. Thank you for joining Step In The Dark, good luck.


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