Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Where's my Witches at?!

Back real quick with another Halloween make using another
Oddball image. Well, actually multiple images.

I love this kitty image that Lizzy drew to help heal 
from the passing of her own sweet kitty.
I fussy cut the kitty after coloring her in with Copics,
and popped her on top of the headstone.


I am also a sucker for witchy things, so this hat was a must for this card. 

I used an acetate ghost, with some TH Halloween words, a punched bat border, 
and the finishing touch of Nuvo drops to bring this card together. 

I was going for the familiar waiting for her witch, kind of vibe here.

I'd also like to enter this card in current challenge at 

  

Oddball Halloween Trick or Treat

I've been busy with the chaos of life, but managed to find the time
to get some coloring done.
I was inspired by this Oddball Art Stamp, and then just went with it,
and actually produced a card for Halloween.
This adorable little rotten elephant is from the October Monthly Exclusive set.
All the more reason for you to pop for the $15 to join the member's club.  

I colored him using Copic Warm Grays, and added pops of Halloween type colors.

I managed to work in a cupcake liner and an old Glow Skull from back in the day. 
I finally figured out that if you cut into the cupcake liner like fringe, it will lay
flat. I've been struggling for far too long on that issue.

I also used some seriously vintage paper and adhesive border from my ridiculously
overstocked Halloween stash. And my new thing is to add Nuvo drops to everything.
I added the drops in White Blizzard, but they turned turquoise on the black liner. 
I like it. 

Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to enter this card in the current challenge at 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Colorful Ghosties

Has hell completely frozen over?!
Is it raining frogs?!
Something is definitely in the air, since this is my second post
in a week, for the first time in what seems like years.
I am thrilled to be working with another Oddball Art Stamp image today.

I started off by printing the ghosties from the 
onto some watercolor card stock.

Since it's been so long since I've colored anything, some of my Copics are
trying to dry out. I thought I'd check my even more neglected Zig watercolor markers,
and lo' and behold, they're still just as juicy as the day I bought them!

So, water color the ghosties, I did!

After my rudimentary attempt at water coloring, I decided to color
in the background using a black Copic marker. No way was I going to risk
ruining everything at this point by trying to watercolor in between the ghosties. 

These little guys really pop against the black background! 
I love it!!

Since this image is actually background paper, I decided to keep the entire
panel as my focal point. Too pretty and cute to cover it up.

I popped the image onto some linen textured lime green card stock, and
mounted it onto a simple black card.

I found the perfect sentiment from a retired Kraftin' Kimmie 
rubber stamp set, and stamped it onto vellum to keep the ghostly feel.

Thanks for stopping by today!!
Happy Halloween!!!  

Friday, October 4, 2019

Remember me?!

Long time no see, huh?
The last couple of years have really screwed up my crafting and creating.
And then it seems like the more I want to get back to creating, the more
shit life throws at me.
But,
I received an invite from Lizzy at Oddball Art Stamps to play along 
this week using the new Poison Posies image she created using 
my idea from a past facebook poll on her fb page.
This was just the kick in the tush I needed to get my Copics out and start
coloring my life again!!

This image is so much more than I had hoped for!!
So pretty, and wonderfully weird, and creepy, all at the same time.
Win, win, win!

I used the image with the blank banner so I could add my own
words. Which I instantly regretted after seeing my finished scribblings.
I was hoping for some beautiful script to fall out of my pen, but that 
takes practice, which I haven't been doing. 

Ultimately, I am thrilled with this card and how it turned out.
Considering I haven't been crafting much, this doesn't suck at all.
Well, except for the hand lettering...
I added a die cut I have had for years, but never used until now. 
I think it works, along with some black Nuvo drops.
Luckily, my niece is a creeper just like her Aunt, 
and she will love this card for her birthday.   
FYI: This image is for tonight's Creepy Cute Chronicles freebie image.
Have you signed up yet? 
If you haven't, you are really missing out!!

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Remembering Aletha

This post today is part of a very special blog hop. 
We are celebrating the life of an amazingly talented artist and friend. 
The crafting community lost Aletha Jane Williams on May 5, 2019. 
Those of us that worked with her on Design Teams or on Challenge Blogs 
all agree that she was one of the sweetest and most talented women we knew. 
We are not here to mourn her loss though. 
This hop is happening in conjunction with a very special celebration 
of her life and her art that her husband Bob is holding
 in her home city of Tulsa, Oklahoma. 
Please join us in honoring our incredibly creative friend, Aletha.

When I think of Aletha I remember her amazing talent with 
design, composition, and most of all color.
That lady had such a knack for creating with color. 

Mitzi was sweet enough to create this adorable Sprite in honor of Aletha.
I'm a bit out of practice with my Copics, but I tried to color this purple passion
cutie as close to the actual flower as I could manage.  

I never really know what to say in times like this, so I will just say, 
"Thank you for your friendship and your colorful inspiration, Aletha. 
You are very missed."


Please join us on our blog hop to honor our friend, Aletha.





















Monday, March 25, 2019

Virgo Girls Rule!!!

It is so weird to be back here blogging again.
It's been far too few and in between posts over the last year. 
Sadly, it's seems like the blogs are a thing of the past. 
Fewer and fewer views as the months roll past. 
But to enter some challenges it is still necessary to blog 
about your project in order to enter.
Fair enough. I kind of miss sharing my makes 
via the 'old fashioned' way. 

I created this page for a chipboard book I have that was just 
screaming to be made into something beautiful.
Mission accomplished!

I have been bugging Lizzy as to when she was going to unveil the 
Virgo Girl in her Zodiac line of digital images. 
Wait no more! She is gorgeous!
I had to color her up immediately after buying her, but then she lived on
my desk for a couple of weeks until inspiration struck. 
I've been getting in touch with my witchy side, and have found 
my love affair with the moon something to be celebrated.
I picked up a great paper pad at HL that is all about galaxies,
 and unicorns and  moons. I swooned when I saw it. 
I took one sheet of each 12 X12 design and trimmed them all down 
to 6 x 6 sheets. So much easier to get proper use out of the pad this way. 

I started layering die cuts, and found a great inspirational sentiment
to go with my Virgo page. I used the green die cut webbing and the
sparkly green spider to help move your eye around the page and balance out
the green from the her sash. I added my new love, Jewel Drops from Nuvo in 
Key lime. I am loving how this turned out!!
I would like to enter in the current challenge at


Wednesday, January 30, 2019

In a Galaxy far far away...

Just had to squeeze in one more card before the month is over.
This time I used an Oddball Art Co. stamp.

I'm still trying to catch up on all of my thank you cards from the holidays.
I try to make each one with the recipient in mind.

 I knew the second I saw this image that I wanted to make a card 
for my dear friend, Nel with it. She was showing off her newest tattoo 
at my New Year's Day open house. It was a mash up of the Death Star
 and a Mickey head. She designed it herself. 

I used some Oddball digi papers from the Space Skulls set. 
I printed it out onto some sparkly paper and it looks amazing!
Goes perfectly with this awesome image of Princess Leia #301. 
  I made the "thank you's" myself ,and used some distress oxide inks
to kind of match the background paper.

I'd like to enter this card in the current challenge at Oddball Art Co.
with the theme of Razzle my Dazzle.
  

Angling for Some Love

Greetings!
Just popping in real quick with a fun little card 
I made for Valentine's day.

This handsome fella is from Hellgnome Death Digis.


I colored him using Copic markers.
I created the background using a stencil and some 
Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Black Diamond. 


I fussy cut the fish, added a lovely heart shaped jewel to his
dingly thing, and popped him up on foam dots.

That's it for now.
Pop by the Hellgnome digi shop and pick up some cool images.   

Saturday, January 5, 2019

I'm late! I'm late!!

Not a good way to start off the new year , but I'm a few days behind 
in my Hellgnome post for this week.
Better late than never, I suppose.

I used the Hellgnome Skull balloon image as my main focus.
I popped it into my Gimp program and manipulated the 
image to create a bunch. 

I colored the balloons in my favorite color combo, 
and then fussy cut them out so I could play with their
arrangement more, and give them dimension with foam tape. 

Lastly, I glued some baker's twin onto the back of each balloon,
and gathered them behind an inked TH quote chip.
Also, double points for using the TH packaging as my background paper.
I just distressed it a bit with some paint splatter and distress inks.
I love the spider web design in the Halloween packaging. 
The hoarder who  lives in my craft room forbid me to throw it out.

Thanks for stopping by!
I have a bunch of new goodies to play with and I can't wait to show you
what I make with them.