Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Full Moon ATC

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog     WW#55-Full Moon

I should have sat this cute cat upon a fence, but unfortunately I'm not the do over girl.  What you've got here is some masking, brayering, and stamping on a glossy white ATC. I already love cats so when I saw this stamp I just had to have it and this was the perfect challenge to use it with. Can't you just hear him singing Halloween tunes to the man in the moon.

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥

Shrunken Head Shadow Box

Art With No Boundaries     October and Halloween Week 4
Recycle, Re-Purpose, & Re-Invent     October Halloween and No Bones About It Week 4

The month of October has sped by, we are now in Week 4 of both our challenges on our Sister sites.
We've had a great turn out of entrants so it will be very difficult to choose who to feature this time around.
I've used the Shrunken Head 3 Digi Stamp from Chris's new collection of Shrunken Heads, brought out just in time for Halloween. 
A weathered shadow box seemed a great way to display this Shrunken Head trophy. A reminder to step lightly in life because it can be quite a jungle juggling daily life and since spiders are one of my things to avoid in life I know there are giant ones living in the jungle that should definitely be avoided. 
I colored the digi with Copic markers, covered the back of the shadow box with a leafy pattern paper and cut the shield from a scrap of pattern paper from a safari paper pack. I used some distress embossing powder to give the box a very weathered look and hung the head from some baker's twine beside the bones and shield.
You've still got time to enter both challenges and be sure to go check out the rest of the team's creations from some scary, creepy Halloween projects.

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥

Silver Wire Heart Inchie

Every Inchie Monday 2012     Silver Inchie

My Inchie for this week is a wire heart I made from silver modeling wire mesh. It's mounted on silver card stock and of course you know I just had to go around the edges with a silver Paint pen.

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Ocean Inchie

Every Inchie Monday     Ocean

I'm still using these alcohol ink backgrounds. They make for a very dramatic effect with black stamping. 
Ever since I saw the prompt for the week I've been humming: Sailing, Sailing over the ocean blue.
That's probably not the song and I'm certainly no songstress, but you get the idea.
I'm going to actually remember to leave a link to this post on the comments. I left a comment last week, but forgot to leave a link. It's kind of like putting attachments in an email for me, I always forget to put the attachments, DUH---

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥

Butterfly Window ATC

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog     WW#54-Butterflies

Boy, last week got away from me. Happy Sunday and hope you all have a wonderful start to your week.
I found this stamp in a Dollar bin and have paired it with one of the alcohol ink backgrounds that I have played around with. I left a little of the background around the edges, I thought it needed a bit of something so of course I picked up the gold Sharpie paint pen that seems to have a permanent home on my work surface, edged it and mounted it on a white ATC that I also edge with the paint pen. 
I was going for a dramatic effect and I think that is achieved.
You've got until Tuesday to enter the challenge so there is still time to make a 2 1/2" X 3 1/2" piece of art. There are always prizes at Wicked Wednesday so click over and get some inspiration from the Design Team and join in on the fun.

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥

Monday, October 15, 2012

Woman Scorned Heart

Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent     October Halloween, No Bones About It Week 3

The Design Team has some more very inspiring and mesmerizing projects for Week 3 of our challenge.
We've had some great entries so far. It's always so much fun to see what people can scrounge up to, yes that's right, Recycle, Re-Purpose, & Re-Invent ;-)
This time around Chris has created a digi called Bride of Frankenstein. Some of you are to young to remember or may not be a fan of old black and white movies, but the actress Elsa Lancaster played the Bride and Boris Karloff played Frankenstein. Since I am both old enough and a big fan of black and white movies I remember the movie well. Still pretty scary. 
That's what inspired my project. It turns out Frankie didn't like his Bride at all and you know what happens when a lady gets her feelings hurt. The fires begin. Hence, my computer generated sentiment which I overlaid with a piece of transparency that drew and colored the flames on and attached with screw brads.
To get the look of forged metal, I began with a paper-mache heart to which I attached some dry wall tape and some paper gears then taped metal tape all over and burnished the whole thing with a bone folder. I antiqued it with watered down black acrylic paint and let that dry.
I printed the digi and colored her face with Copic Markers, did a little highlighting of her hair with a white gel pen, and chalked the upper right background to tie in with the copper frame I attached to her and the flames. 
I had a little container full of parts from an old timer so I glued them around and attached a heart charm in the middle because you know even though our Bride is flaming mad she still pines for Frankie in her heart.
Good Luck with your Halloween projects and we are looking forward to seeing more of your scary, creepy creations before the end of the month.

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥

Raven and Friend Canvas

Art With No Boundaries       October and Halloween  Week 3

We're in Week 3 of our month long challenge here at Art With No Boundaries. It seems there are more than just our team that love Halloween. We've had some wonderful entries already, so we'd like to see more of you hop on our Halloween challenge. Tell all your friends.
The Team has brought you another group of projects to get that scary mojo boiling. Be sure to visit their blogs and give them an EEK!
For this week I've altered a 5" X 7" canvas and attached it to a felt web with some spiders and their silk, very sticky.
I'm still hooked on using napkins and this particular napkin fit into my plans just perfect. It happened to be the whole top of my scene. You know the drill: Peel your napkins down to just one layer and attach to your project with a medium of your choice. I used black gesso on the bottom and sides of the canvas, let all that dry (Drying between the layers is very important).
Chris at CS Designs will soon be releasing this cute digi Raven and the new sentiment. She actually has bone bows in her hair on the digi, but I covered those up with the real plastic bone and bow to keep my deminsion going. I thought Raven needed a midnight garden to stand in so I stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I colored Raven with Copic Markers, printed the sentiment, tore around the edges and inked. I attached her skeleton pal and raised Raven up so she would be the stand out.
For just a little more spookiness I used some white pearl paint to smear around the edges. Again after all was dry I attached the frame to the felt spider web. 
This will make a very cute wall hanging in the entry way welcoming guests to the spooky party.
We still have BlackDragon with us as Guest Designer, so be sure to check out her Bride of Frankenstein shadow box and her Spooky book.

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥

Saturday, October 13, 2012

1st Birthday ATC

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog     WW--Happy 1st Birthday/Anniversary

We're wishing Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog a very, very Happy Birthday and 1 Year Anniversary. Jenn the owner of the blog has put together a very talented team and has brought us some very fun challenges over this last year. I hope you will take the time to click over and see the plethora of wonderful ATCs the team has created. Ididn't take the time to count all the sponsors for this challenge, but there are a bunch so that's means lots of prizes for those of us who enter. I can't remember which challenge I came in on, but I have really enjoyed playing at Wicked Wednesday and getting to know this wonderful team.
I used some happy yellow stickles on the #1, stamped and cut out the st. It's so cool when you cut a piece of paper and then when you begin to lay out your elements to attach you see some neat opportunities. Just a little on here, but once I laid the #1 on the ATC I saw that the st would sit just right on the purple confetti that was on the background paper. So with this red ATC blank, the confetti pattern paper with blue paint pen border, the happy yellow #1 with the cute st, and the tiny stamped Happy Birthday I'm wishing all of you at Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog a Happy Birthday and Anniversary and continued success in the coming years!  You provide us with a wonderful place to play.

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥

Eternity Inchie

Every Inchie Monday 2012     Eternity Inchie

On this inchie I was going for the look of the eternity of the cosmos. This is an Inkadinkado stamp. I looked through my alcohol inked backgrounds for an ethereal looking piece then stamped with London Fog Momento ink, dried that then over stamped with a Brilliance 3 color ink pad (Peacock) just using the blue and teal pads, dried that. Went around the edges with a Silver Paint pen. Wish you could see the shine on this, almost holographic in person.
It is Eternity after all and that kind of hard to evoke on a 1" square, but I think it kind of gives the feeling of the swirling cosmos.

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥

Monday, October 8, 2012

Belladonna Party Hat

Art With No Boundaries       October and Halloween-Week 2
Recycle, Re-Purpose, & Re-Invent     October Halloween and No Bones About It Week 2

Good Monday Evening Everyone!
We're into the second week of October and I'm bringing you a project today that fits both of these challenges. Before I get to the particulars of my project there's a bit of business to talk about first.
As of this week Art With No Boundaries is going to become a monthly challenge just like Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent. However, the Design Team will be posting weekly projects to keep all our wonderful entrants and visitors inspired, so you will need to keep checking back each week to stay up with all the wonderful art projects the team will have to offer.
Next, just a little reminder about word verification on your blogs. We ask that you turn this off so that our team can leave comments on the projects that you have put lots of love and time into to enter in our challenges. I have heard it said that some people do not realize that it is turned on and some people do not know how to turn it off. I believe that Chris has a tutorial in the guidelines tab at the top of  both blogs to help you with that task. We don't want to be mean because we're all in this to have fun, but there have been a couple of times lately that I've gone ahead and tried to leave a comment and even after typing the correct prompts in many times it will never accept what I type. So even though I tried to comment you may feel short changed and don't realize that I was even there. Everything we do in life has rules so if we all follow the guidelines we can all have fun. Thank You for your understanding.
Now back to the fun stuff. I found a paper-mache witch hat and gave it a good make over.
I used the Haunting Apparition 3 Belldonna digi image from CS Designs for my focal image. She is colored with Copic markers and mounted on a pattern paper rosette. The witch hat is painted with black acrylic paint and left to dry. I then used some Halloween napkins that were 3 ply. Tear the layers apart savings the top printed image for your project, this will be like tissue paper. Using Collage Pauge, paint the hat working in small sections and paint the back of the napkin as best you can then layer onto the hat. Sometimes the napkins may tear but that is o.k. just collage another similar piece into place. Once you have the whole hat covered with the napkins, smooth with your fingers making sure all the air bubbles are gone and then brush another coat of collage pauge over the top for the final sealing coat. Let this dry very throughly.
I then added the wired webby ribbon with some creepy fibers from my stash and you've got yourself a great one of a kind Halloween party center piece.
We still have Blackdragon on board with us as guest designer this month and she has wowed us again with a couple of creepy projects (meaning creepy in the nicest way) then we have Bonnie, Lori, and Paula who have also got some wonderful Halloween projects you won't want to miss. There are clickable links on the two blogs above to their blogs where you can get all the details.
We look forward to seeing lots more entrants before All Hallow's Eve.

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Twisted Flower ATC

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog     WW#52-Flowers With A Dark Twist

I chose this Big Eye Flower digi from Dilly Beans to capture this Flowers With A Dark Twist challenge.
This is the time of year for horror movies, and all things creepy, scary. I tend to have very vivid dreams, usually not scary, but I thought what a cool twisted dream this would be. Being chased by big flowers with eyes. Pretty creepy, huh?
You've still got plenty of time to join in on the Twisted fun at Wicked Wednesday so click over and see what the team has on tap for inspiration.

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Sailboat Inchie

Every Inchie Monday      Inchie Boat

I am entering at Every Inchie Monday again. I hesitate to say things are settling down around here a little bit with the holidays coming on, but for some reason I have failed to keep up with the Every Inchie Monday challenge that I found earlier this year.
This week it's Boat. This is an Inkadinkado stamp. One of my favorite stamp companies, so I've got a lot of their inchie stamps.
If you're not familiar with this challenge click over and give it a try. An Inchie is just what is says 1 inch X 1 inch of goodness. You'd be surprised what you can get on an Inchie.

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥

Monday, October 1, 2012

Frankenstein ATC

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog     WW#51-Based on a Story Character

First I want to Thank Jenn and all the Team at Wicked Wednesday for all my Top 3 awards the last couple of challenges, I've been remiss in my thankfulness. When you've got a huge artistic ego like me and love to be clapped it's always most special when your peers clap you. Thanks Team!!!
Now I have to say I think I'm later than I've ever been entering the weekly challenge, but the Tortoise won the race not the Hare ;-)
I've chosen Mary Shelley's Frankenstein character. When she wrote this story the general public didn't want to believe that a woman had written such a scary story. Who knew women have a dark side also. I think sometimes we just hide it better ;-)
This Frankenstein digi is from Strange Skin and I have to tell you if you want some creepy good stuff click over and check them out.
I'm a huge fan of old black and white movies and Boris Karloff  was the best Frankenstein ever!!

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥

Be Scary Birthday

Art With No Boundaries     October and Halloween

First day of October and Fall is in the air and you all know what that means. Yep, Halloween--
Our mandate this month at Art With No Boundaries is to create projects of all kinds with all things Halloween. You know, pumpkins, ghosts, ghoulies, black cats, spiders, and bats are just a few. Cards, 3D projects, scrapbook pages--that's why we're called Art With No Boundaries.
Come over and join in the fun. 
I've got a few friends who have Halloween birthdays so I created a card this time around.
I've used CS Designs Small Spider Background on a black card for my beginning base. I used my postage stamp scissors and postage stamp punch to pull all the elements together and colored the Haunting Apparition Psychosis in and Andy Warhol effect. I printed, colored with Copic markers, and punched the tag, added some creepy fibers and for the finishing touch in the top right corner a spider sticker with a red heart jewel on her back. 
I love Fall and Halloween. We didn't go Trick or Treating when I was a kid we went to costume parties or had carnivals at school. My sister and I always dressed as gypsies. My Mom had lots of cool gold and pearl necklaces and scarves for us to use. 
The Team has another great diversity of projects for your inspiration so be sure to click over and check it all out.
I look forward to seeing what Halloween goodies you have for us this time around.

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥

Something Wicked Shoe

Recycle, Re-Purpose, & Re-Invent      October Halloween and No Bones About It

Welcome to October and our new challenge at Recycle, Re-Purpose, & Re-Invent. We've got a Halloween Extravaganza for you this month. The Team has out done themselves as usual and we have a special treat for you this month we've got Lyn Brough aka Blackdragon.  I've been a follower and an admirer of Lyn's for a couple of years now. She's the perfect guest for this month because her specialty is Halloween and The Macabre. When you visit her blog be prepared to be for some creepy goodness.
There's just no bones about it our team has come up with some projects using CS Designs digis that will inspire you to get out all your Halloween goodies and make something to enter in this challenge.
Be sure to tell us what you have recycled, re-purposed, or re-invented in your blog post and leave us a link back to that post so we can come over and leave you a creepy good comment.
In August I was prowling some thrift stores with my friend and I came across this cool pair of high tops. Already splattered black with the neon shoe strings. I thought I could do something with those. Then when Chris came up with the No Bones About It challenge I immediately saw a dark, dreary graveyard scene with a wicked cloaked figure sitting in the shoe and the saying Something Wicked This Way Comes was the perfect saying to go with the shoe. Our figures body has shriveled to nothing but bones all she has left is her pretty face and she just can't stand for the rest of us to out shine her. I bet you can just hear those footsteps on a dark rainy night. Clomp, Clomp, Clomp!
Let's see if you can out creep our team this month and be sure to visit CS Designs for some great Halloween images.

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥