Brain Baby

Every time I look at this tag, I’m more convinced that I’m just not right in the head 😛  But ’tis the season to be creepy…so, here it is.  I used the (any other time of the year) adorable Acorn Baby Sprite image from Aurora Wings.  I wanted to creep up a Sprite, as that is a huge challenge with them being so flippin’ cute!! I thought BRAINS when I saw this guys head (like I said, I’m not quite “right”), so set to work making all the brain type of grooves, using some of the acorn pattern as a guideline.  Continued to color in the face in as gruesome a way as I could, while still maintaining the idea of cuteness.  After I colored him, I fussy cut him out, and then wondered what the heck I was going to do with the little creeper, lol.  I haven’t done a tag for a long time so cut one out from some Black Magic paper, and embossed it with a brick pattern, using a Tim Holtz folder.  I used a portion of a trellis (Sizzix) die cut, and was reduced to hand cutting the blood drop border, because I had no die or punch in that shape.  With the little guys brain puffing out, he reminded me of a science experiment gone wrong, so I printed the sentiment on the computer, distressed it a bit and added 2 silver rivets.  Some fuzzy fiber and yarn provided the tie for this tag.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Aurora Wings Challenge Blog – #59 Darkness Falls

Create and Inspire -#67 ATG

 

Pansy Congratulations

Good morning 🙂  I just had to take another stab at a CAS card….practice makes you more comfortable, right?  For this, I used one of my first Aurora Wings digital stamps, the Pansy Corner 1.  I love pansies….there are such a wide range of colors in these pretty flowers, so I decided to go with fall colors on this card.  I printed the image up on kraft paper, then colored it up with my Prismacolor pencils.  I may or may not have got a grease splat on the background, which may or may not have caused me to add the black banner under the gold “congratulations” that was cut with a Tattered Lace die.  I sprinkled some gold embossing powder around the image, then matted everything in black 🙂  I’m loving the look of these vibrant pansies with the kraft and black 🙂

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Aurora Wings Challenge Blog – #58 CAS

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – #1741 ATG

Through the Craft Room Door – Week of October 9th ATG

Deep Ocean Challenge Blog – Colors of Autumn

Aud Sentiments Challenge – #190 Use a Die Cut and Sentiment

 

Trick or Treat

Good morning, and Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends 🙂  Best advice for Thanksgiving that I can give: eat the turkey, don’t BE the turkey…..and remember that there is so very much to be grateful for <3

I have another Halloween card here, using one of Aurora Wings‘ Sprites…Pumpkin Sprite. I colored this up with my SN markers, and couldn’t help smiling as I did so, because a memory from when I was a child came to me.  I was playing outside on our farm, and ventured into the garden, when I saw these gorgeous yellow orange flowers.  They were mostly hidden by the big leaves of the plant, so I didn’t see any reason that I couldn’t pick a bouquet and surprise my mom.  After figuring out a way to avoid prickling myself, I managed to pick ALL of the flowers, and ran into the house with my surprise.  The look on my Mom’s face!!!  She wasn’t too appreciative that I had just gifted her with her pumpkin crop…..long before it was pumpkins, or a crop!!  To this day, I love the blooms of a pumpkin, but now, I know better than to pick!!

Ok, enough of a trip down memory lane….after coloring, I fussy cut the Sprite and the kitty out, and set them aside.  I used some Black Magic CS, with the green core, for the background.  I hand embossed around a die to make a simple frame on the card, then VERY carefully sanded it.  I swiped the sandpaper around the edges, then stuck the image down.  I dug out my alpha punches (!!!) for the sentiment, and added a few yellow sequins.  Everything was placed on a yellow orange card base 🙂

I’d like to enter the following with this:

Aurora Wings Challenge Blog – #58 CAS

Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge – Week 40 ATG

Lemon Shortbread – #51 ATG

Inspiration Destination – ATG #135

Double D Challenges – Fright Night Challenge (I used the colors, and the “feel” as inspiration)

Eyes

Hi there 🙂  It must be a Saturday afternoon, shortly before the close of an Aurora Wings challenge??? Here I am, with my last minute entry 🙂  I’ve been working on it, here and there, for a while, but finally had the time today to get everything to “gel” properly on paper 🙂  This time, the challenge theme is “Crop It”….which I thought was so cool.  I used the image Elven Princess.  Her eyes are so mesmerizing, that they had to be the focal point!! The gorgeous flowers at the bottom of the image were perfect for a border for this card, as well!  I colored the relevant parts of the image with SN and Copic markers, then fussy cut the flowers out.   I found a sentiment that seemed to fit the whole feel of the card perfectly, and printed it out on the top layer, then placed the flowers under it.  I used a curvy cutter….from Creative Memories, to cut the curved pieces that allow the eyes to show through, then, after placing the pieces, edged them in small adhesive rhinestones. I added a few more rhinestones, and matted the whole thing in a pale blue…..then called it finished – just in time 😉

I’d like to enter this into:

Aurora Wings Challenge – #57 Crop It

Through the Craft Room Door – Week of Sept. 26 – Oct. 2

The Sketchy Challenges – #127 ATG

Morgan’s ArtWorld – #19 ATG

Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge – Weeks 38/39

 

Rainbow Fantasy

 

Hello there!! After remaking my blog, after the mishap, I figured it was time to have some fun.  I made this card, featuring a beautiful image from Aurora Wings called Stars.  The inspiration for the color scheme came from the Aurora Wings Facebook challenge for the month of September:  Rainbow Inspired.  I colored this lovely image with my SN markers, adding some accents with white gel pen and silver glitter on the stars.  Tuesday Morning Sketches has this sketch

which was the basis of the layout.  I used a pretty rainbow dotted background paper, and mounted the image on a large white tag.  A ribbon and bow, some glittery stars attached to wire, and glitter around the edges of the background finish this card off 🙂

I would also like to enter this into:

Aurora Wings Challenge Blog – #56 ATG

Digi Choosday – ATG week 36

Through the Craft Room Door – ATG week of Sept. 5