HDH094 – Menacing Mermaids

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I created this card for Haunted Design House Macabre Monday Challenge – which was to create a dark themed project using mermaids as the focus.  Fun idea, but I didn’t have any mermaids that looked to menacing so I decided to try and create a scene and hack something together.  Now I’m not real good at stamping out elaborate scenes.  Doing scenes like this means thinking ahead, and anyone who knows me well, knows I rarely think ahead, but I thought Iwould give it another try.  I picture my one mermaid saying to the other, “Hey, that’s mine, you thief!”  There is gonna be a catfish fight, I know it!

Supplies:  Third Coast Rubber Stamps – Maisie & Frilltail Mermaid; Crab Seascape; Ship Wreck; Pescado Muerto; Pile of Skulls: Paper – Unknown; Brads, Foam Pop Ups.  Colored with Copics.

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Vampire Inspired…

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Wanted to do something vampire-ish and this is what I came up with.  I discovered these awesome skull and crossbones cameos over at Alpha Stamps and I was just dying to use it on something!  The Lovecraft sentiment was some digital art I purchased over at Etsy from steamduststudios.  I didn’t have any decent black lace and really couldn’t find any, so I took some white lace I had and spritzed it with black Smooch Spritz from Clean Snap. 

Altered Bottle Art

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Another altered bottle I created today. I think I might be starting toget the hang of this. Can’t seem to keep the glue and paint off my fingers though, but I guess that is half the fun : p  The image is by HarrisonFisher. I added some other images of his below for you to enjoy ; )

 

 

SC337 – The Count

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Created this card for the Split Coast Sketch Challenge.  Trying to get my Halloween cards done early.  Every year, I’m working on them right up until the last minute.  Hoping I can avoid that this year!  All stamps used here are from third coast.  I stamped out a scene first using The Count and then masking him, I added the gravestone behind him.   I used a circle I cut out from scrap paper to mask out the moon, then I added the bat.  I colored two more images of The Count to pop up to give a more 3D effect.  I thought adding the lace ribbon at the bottom with the black pearls would be a nice touch of elegance…cause vampires of elegant, right?  : p

Supplies: Stamps, Third Coast RS – The CountCemeteryBat; Paper, Oriental Trading; Black Pearls, Black Ribbon, Brads.  Colored with Copics.

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HDH093 – Dangerous

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This is for the Huanted Design House Macabre Monday challenge.  Kuriously Korroded with Kenny K.  The challenge was to create a dark, gothic or halloween based art piece that is distressed in some way.  I distressed my edges.  I also tried to distress the word DANGEROUS behind Bodacious Bev by adding some black embossing and then red stickles.  I hand stitched around the card and added some red gems on the bottom panel.  I thought that panel looked a little plain so I added some black glitter pillow stickers from K&Co.  So glad I got to play today!!
 

Supplies:  Kenny K Digital Stamp; Paper – K&Co; Stickers (K&Co.), Gems, Stickles, Black Embossing Powder, Thread, Letters (paper, unknown manf.)  Colored with Copics.

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SCS SC336 Get Spooked

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 I created this card today for the sketch challenge over at Split Coast Stampers.  I had such an incredibly hard time getting this picture taken today.  Light kept bouncing off in such a way it was hard to see the details, this is why I had to take the picture at such an awkward angle.  Maybe one day, I will get a real camera….or a real photographer!  LOL

My spider might be a little to big, but he sparkles and once I got him on there, his creepy butt just looked to cool, so I had to leave him.  The spiders I found last Halloween, they were supposed to be decorations for a web, but I, of course, had other ideas for them.  : p

The sentiment is from Third Coast Rubber Stamps.  I had to cut it apart some and piece it back to make it flow the way I wanted, but I embossed it on my DP.  The “Get Spooked” 3D sticker was in a pack of other things, and I don’t recall the manufacturer unfortunately.

I popped up my hound tooth panels, because I just like the 3D look my cards have when I do. I added some orange jewels that were originally brads that I took out of their settings (the settings make them too bulky).

Supplies:  Stamps – Third Coast RS; Paper – DCWV; Embossing Power (Black); Brads, Sentiment Sticker (Unknown Manf.), Halloween plastic spider.

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Unicorn Collage – SCS TLC328

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I created this card today for the Technique Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers (SCS)  Today’s challenge was to decorate the Envie.  I genreally always try to add something to my envelopes, so this wasn’t to big of a challenge for me, but had tons of fun playing!! ; )  All stamps used are from Third Coast Rubber Stamps.  I hand stitched the DP to the bottom layer and added my ribbon to the bottom then used foam to raise the layer slightly on the card.  After coloring my image, I adhered it to the rest of my layers and added mini brads to the corners.  I then colored a duplicate image to cut out (unicorn, roses and butterfly) and pop up on the original, giving it a 3D effect. I added this last layer to the bottom layer with the ribbon, again, using form to pop the layer up.  Yes, I’m a layer whore : )  

Supplies:  Rubber Stamps – Third Coast Rubber Stamps; Paper – Oriental Trading; Thread, Ribbon, Mounting foam, Mini Brads. Colored with Copics.

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Third Coast Creative Coterie

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I am thrilled to announce that I have been choosen as one of the new design team members for Third Coast Rubber Stamps.  They have an awesome variety of stamps and if you haven’t been there lately, go and check out their lasted release!