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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Time for a Drink

It is time for the December challenge at Dream in Darkness where it is Halloween all the time and the theme is "Anything Goes".  Grumbacher Art is our sponsor again this month and we are having a blast playing with all the goodies they sent us to work with plus some for the winner of this month to play with also!  I used Grumbacher acrylic paints and gesso on a black canvas.  This canvas was inspired by the Art Sherpa on Youtube who does live, real time videos on beginning painting tutorials.  She was celebrating the reboot of the Rocky Horror Picture Show and I was sooooo in love with it!  So here is my humble attempt at some fabulous, lip biting lips!


I wonder how long it has been since this lovelie has fed?  She looks absolutely famished and must be looking at something totally divine to snack upon!  Here's hoping she finds that snack before running into you or me.....watch those dark alleys I would suggest!

Come bring us your weird, dark, odd, anything but CUTE we just can't have our Evil Froggy seeing cute which makes him see red then we have to deal with a petulant frog for a whole month!
See you at Dream in Darkness good luck on winning some Grumbacher!

December at Eclectic Ellapu

It's December and at Eclectic Ellapu, our theme is what else?  Jingle Bells!  Oh what fun it is to create with some jingle bells!  I took an old Hello Kitty tub and covered it with some kraft paper I had bought in Japan. It is thinner than the kind I have already so it worked well to cover up the kitty.  I stamped it all over with a Carmen's Veranda's Stamps called "Christmas Lights"




I used Prisma colored pencils to color my Christmas lights.  I had an unopened Santa pin that looked swell on the front, some red beads hot glued to the top edge, and my jingle bells hung from a green and white twill string.  For some height, I added some small Christmas ornaments to the bottom.  A little red inking to all the edges and it is ready to hold some candy canes.

Come play with us this month at Eclectic Ellapu!

Altered Eclectics Play for December

Angels, angels, angels!  I am hooked on angels right now! So when I started thinking about my design team make for Altered Eclectics I decided to alter this wooden cutout my daddy had cut out for me years ago that I unearthed while trying to get rid of a decade of hoarding!  I painted her with acrylics and then stamped the word "JOY" from Lost Coast Designs "Old Typewriter Alphabet" set on her tummy before covering all painted areas with Liqutex shimmering medium.  Her hair is some wonderful yarn from a kit I bought ages ago. Some silver beads to hold between her hands and a rusty halo completed her look.  Of course, I am forgetting her wings! an angel with no wings?? had some buttons added and the shimmer medium addded, also.


I hope you can join us with your altered art for December; it always makes a good gift so you can get two birds with one or a few crafting supplies put together :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers Zentangle

Long time since I played at the Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers so time to jump back in with some "Zentangle" fun ...my absolute not best technique :)   So here we go with a "Cracked Chicken" from Lost Coast Designs!


This chicken's rules to live by are so appropriate!

I would like to enter this at the Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers Zentangle

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tag it Thursday Texture

I am still trying to get all of my supplies back in one house so when I needed a stencil for some texture I took an index card and my hole punch and punched some holes in an arrangement I liked and there was my stencil!


My Quilted Angel with Wings is from Carmen's Veranda Stamps and words from Tim Holtz's ChitChat stickers with some embellies from different kits and from friends goodie mail!

I want to enter this in Tag it Thursday Texture

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Winter at Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge

Even in south Mississippi it is getting a bit nippy in the weather!  Not close to snowman weather but I do love this snowman (minus his feet ...just wouldn't fit!) from Carmen's Veranda called "Elf with Star".  Some icy blues and stamped in blue Distress Inks with some colored pencils and a little bow and bling and my ATC was done.


Monday, October 31, 2016

To Celebrate the Arrival of Halloween!

If you check out the last day of the 31 Days of Halloween post at Dream in Darkness, you will see my book of goodies and bits and bobs!  A lot of fabulous elements from Tumble Fish Studios (now closed) kit Mischief Circus Halloween!  Also the configurations box from Tim Holtz and goodies from his ephemera pack and the Haunted House kit stocked full of goodies!  It also contains some vintage digital images from my Etsy store "Odditiesdigitalstamps".  Here is the book...


And now for the celebrating part, I am giving the images I used either all or parts of in the book for you to grab if you would like!

















I hope you have had a fabulous and inspiring 31 Days of Halloween this year!  I hope to be joining the Wicked Bloggers next year as I had planned to this year but my mom's terminal illness did not allow me enough time to play. Now go have a wicked cool Halloween night and stay safe!