Monday, January 26, 2015

My soft underbelly is hanging out...

In keeping with my attempt to use previously unused
images from my stash, I have come to the slightly
embarrassing conclusion that I have amassed quite
a collection of cute and sweet images. It's no wonder I haven't
had a chance to play with them. What with my dark side
almost always in the creative driver's seat. 

Today's project uses a sweet, yet slightly maniacal image.

With Valentine's Day on the horizon I figured I'd play with
pinks and grays for a soft and girly Valentine look. 
Seemed like a good time to use some Martha Stewart punches.
The bat fence, and the skulls and crossbones are a couple of
my absolute favorite MS punches. I think I use the drippy goo
punch the most, though.

This image is called, "Buttons", from Make It Crafty.
She's super cute! I've had her for quite long time.
I'm glad I finally colored her up.

I kinda have a crap-ton of this sickly sweet sheer rose ribbon.
I chopped off a couple of buds, and then rubbed some gray ink
over the tops of them to grunge them up a bit. That pink was
just too bright for me in the beginning.

I'm on a frantage kick lately, and since I have some in pink that never
gets used, I figured, "why not?". I also dropped some color fragments in black, 
white, and gray into the frantage, but it barely shows. Well, actually it showed 
too much, so I added more frantage over the top to help it blend in a bit.
I also broke out my envelope punch board to make the tab that says, "loved".   

Hope I didn't lose any of my darker fiends who stop by to see my
creepier concoctions. Have no fear!
I'll be back next Monday with the antithesis of this card. 
What is the opposite of loved? 
I have a feeling you've guessed it already. 

Thank you to everyone who left me a message on my last post.
I didn't mean to sound quite so pathetic, like "No one ever stops
by to see me anymore! Boo hoo". It just seems that with the popularity
of face book and other social media sites, the traffic from blogger has really
slowed down quite a bit. I'm glad to to know you're still out there
like a silent stalker. Watching...

I'd love to enter this card in the following challenges:
*ink, ribbon, punching, heat embossing/ frantage, and bling* 


  1. Amazing - that is one really cool creation. I love the colour combo :-) Fabulous image and your colouring of her is - as always - awesome :-D
    IKE xxx

  2. So many great details here, and your coloring is just amazing! Thanks so much for playing in my Monday Morning challenge!

  3. When you use words like cute, sweet, pink and girly, I expected a monstrosity, but this is fab!

  4. That's it exactly ... like a silent stalker. :)

    I'd kinda like to have that bat fence in real life.

  5. Love the image, she is so cute! Thank you for adding the link to find her.Love all the elements. Don't really know what frantage is but looks awesome! Great to see today.~kim

  6. Love the pinks and greys. Macabre isn't really my thing but you have done a great job here. Thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze this time.
    Dawn TTPH DT xx

  7. Fab image and loving the colours you have used thanks for joining us at TTPH..Sue DT x

  8. This is so cute! So many wonderful points of interest! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  9. Gorgeous card! The image is so cute and I love all the added texture.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  10. What a great twist on Valentine cards.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  11. This is such a neat card... love the pinks and grey colors together and amazing coloring :) Thank you for sharing it with us on the Craft Hoarders challenge this month :)

  12. Totally my kind of girly LOL! I really love your coloring, your card, your images, the texture that's on here! Great flowers and skull border! LOVE!!!

  13. Gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us on the Craft Hoarders Blog.

  14. I really love this card! Perfect for the girl who is not too "girly"! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Hoarders this month!

  15. Love the colors pink and gray together! Really love all the elements you added to your card. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

  16. Your coloring choices are always so interesting and creative. I was equal parts horrified and amused by this image. I was like....oh nasty....let me look at it some more oh it is hilarious oh so gross and horribly funny! hee hee Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge!


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