Thursday, September 30, 2010

Like a Hell-broth....

Hi there and welcome to my blog,
it's that time of the month where I lay about 5 posts on ya in 1 night, so bare with me here, lot's to see in a short amount of time...

And The TICKLED PINK PARTY has begun, click HERE to check that out, lots of giveaways and fun happenings, jam-packed with gorgeous samples from the Pink Ladies.

Today is Thursday and that means that the amazing Melissa Jenkins has some new images released over at Whimsy Stamps, this image is called Bibble Bauble Cauldron and you can find it HERE. In addition to the regular weekly MJ images, today Whimsy Stamps released a set of digital Halloween Sentiment tickets by the tremendously talented Ann V and you can find those in store HERE, I think they are a great touch and could see myself popping them on nearly anything or even printing out a whole bunch of them and having a fun raffle game for the kiddos, awwww, the possibilities....

I decided to challenge myself and NOT go for the overtly cute images to work with, but instead, make a card focused on an object. A challenge indeed, why, if it weren't for that little frog in the corner of the cauldron, I might not have been able to finish my task, lol!! So I needed a spell, as cauldrons are used for making potions, but didn't want to go and open up Hell's Gate or anything so I opted for Shakespear, lol. The papers are Martha Stewart (boo), 7 Gypsies (stripes) and Basic Grey (dots), of course, the colouring is with distress inks and touches of white gel pen and touches of Stickles.
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The image was cut out and then reattached to another identical image with foam dots, keeping the background twiddly bits and background area is a good thing, it allows the attached image to pop even more. I distressed the bajeezus out of the area around the cauldron attempting to create an eerie fog-like glow.... yeah...

And that should do for now.
Don't forget to pop over to the Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Blog, there's always lots to look through and admire there.

How is the Halloween crafting coming along in your craft room?
Any cool altered items or paper mache?
Awwww, this is my favourite season, so I am trying to get out there and enjoy it
but these cute stamps keep calling me back to my craft room, lol!!
til next time,


♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

HI Stephanne,
thanks for your visit the other day.I wanted to stop by and visit you too :)

You did a wonderful job casing the witch pot.I like how you added the black smoke very realistic!!The coloring is just stunning.It could be hard creating a card with no boy or girl image LOl! But you did wonderful i might say.GREAT CARD,RubyM:)

Handmade with Love said...

Aww this is lovely! I love the image and the cute little frog! Well done in challenging yourself, you have made a fantastic card! Tracey x

Sue said...

I have a thing for frogs, must be the pond influence, but this is a great image! Love how you colored it, really spooky. Your mix of papers is fantastic. Love the use of the poem.....perfect! Tickets are wonderful.


Me said...

What a beautiful card,love the details,like the recipe.

Grtzz Marjon

CraftyC said...

Wow Stephanne, your card is gorgeous & I love your colouring!! perfect!

Unknown said...

This is very cool! I love the cauldron...and all the distressing. the frog is super cute. I love her images too.
Alicia xx

Elise said...

OMG girl, you crack me up!!! You didn't want to open "Hells Gate" so you opted for Shakespeare! LOL .. everytime I read something from you I giggle hysterically! You are too funny! :)

Well, gosh I tell you .. I think this is FABULOUS! I love how you created that dark distressing around the cauldron ... oooooo ... soooo potioney (Made that word up myself.. hehe) Halloween cards are so much fun to make and I think it brings out the kids in all of us! :) AWESOME work as always Stephanne!!!!

Big Hugs to You!

Debbie Pamment said...

Oh this is ADORABLE!!! As always your colouring and layout just bring this to life!

Juls said...

juat fabulous! Love all the layers! Hugs Juls