I turned the big Four Five on the 16th of September.
I'm not gonna lie, it kinda sucks getting older.
I often question my maturity level the older I get.
I'm just a big ol' kid. With wrinkles and gray hairs.
I was instantly inspired to create something to commemorate my milestone
when I saw that the Stampotique challenge for the 16th was a
I love me some Stampotique stamps. I have a shit ton of Stampotique
stamps, some of which still haven't seen ink. I had to remedy this, so I broke
out with some of my old favorites, and a few of my new favorite stamps.
Baby Cthulhu is one of my very favorite stamps. I loves him so much....
I decided to make a wall hanging. I started off with a piece of cardboard
that I adhered a sheet of burlap material onto using gel medium.
I sprayed some Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays onto the burlap and added some
texture paste with the TH bat stencil and the shattered stencil. I sprayed the stenciled
areas again for a more vibrant effect.
I colored up a bunch of images from Kira Nichols and Daniel Torrente.
It is a birthday celebration after all, so everyone (except for the upside down kids)
gets hats. I used a few of the Stampotique Happy Head Appliances, but had to
find smaller hats for the teeny heads of the other critters. I used some black glitter
to fancy them up a bit.
I am a sucker for a critter in a hat. No lie, my facebook page is riddled
with animals in hats. Can't get enough of them.
Mister Stripes is no exception. He looks marvelous in his festive chapeau.
I am also in love with Penelope, here.
She looks like she's ready to "cut a fool!" with those shears, and those
crazy eyes of hers. That batty dude is also a new favorite.
I hung him and one of the Goblin kids from some die cut tree branches.
More critters sporting party hats. I actually colored up all of the dogs,
but didn't have room for everyone. I'm sure they'll make an appearance very soon.
I have hats for them, too. It's a sickness....
All in all, turning forty-freaking-five wasn't all that bad.
Fifty might be rough, though.
Thanks for stopping by today.
I'd like to enter this project in the following challenges:
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes (pink team)
(spider, bat, and Penelope looks a bit witchy to me)