This week, ‘Take a word‘ focuses on blackbirds. I know, I’ve recently posted an atc using my new favourite ravens’ stamp ‘Huginn and Muninn’, but I couldn’t resist making another one:

Stamps used

  • Alpha stamps: ravens, ancient text
  • Technique Tuesday: bijou borders

Huginn and Muninn

Haunted Design House wants to see a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece featuring eyes. Here’s my ATC:

As you can read on the website of Alpha Stamps, Huginn and Muninn are a pair of ravens associated with the Norse god Odin. Huginn is “thought” (sometimes “idea”) and Muninn is “memory.” They are sent out at dawn to gather information and return in the evening. They perch on the god’s shoulders and whisper the news into his ears.

I’d also like to enter this ATC into this week’s “Anything goes with a twist” challenge set by Try it on Tuesday. The twist consists of using products available in the Craft Barn webshop and featuring the links to these items. Here’s my list:

Stamps used

Gothic Arch The Raven

Still catching up on my Inkurable Stampers gothic arches! So here’s another one:

No this is not my entry for the theme “Spooky”, it’s my interpretation of the theme “birds”. As you can see, I’m always in for a “creepy” interpretation of any theme.

This is my ode to E.A. Poe inspired by this beautiful song of one of my favourite bands “Omnia”:

I’d like to submit this gothic arch to the following challenges:

I used the acrylic bloc stamping technique to create the background and there’s a lot of stamping and masking going on on this arch.

Stamps used

  • Candle: Stempelwinkel
  • Cobweb, collage frame, design scrap: Tim Holtz
  • Text Background: Lost Coast design
  • Raven, Poe & Nevermore: Oxford Impressions
  • Book: Third Coast
  • Frame: Stamp Francisco

Holiday Greeting

This week, Simon says stamp and show wants to see a Holiday Greeting. Here’s mine:

The background was sprayed with glimmermist and the image was heat embossed in black.

I’m not a big fan of Christmas themed images, but I do adore this Inkadinkado stamp. It’s different (no santa, no reindeer, no snowman, …), it’s simple, stylish and very versatile!  Tim Holtz’ Baroque die cut has also proved very useful in the creation of my Christmas cards this year. I just love that shape!

One more creepy ATC

Ever since the day after Halloween, I’ve been trying to stop myself from creating creepy ATCs, but I always seem to find an excuse to say to myself  ‘just one more’. This time I was inspired by a technique involving scratching on black glossy paper that I found on Isa’s blog and that’s perfect for creepy designs. The wax crayon technique I used is also explained on her blog. So, here’s “one more” creepy ATC:

All stamps are Stampers Anonymous, except for ‘Haunted’, which is part of the Oxford Impressions ‘Haunted’ plate.

I’d like to enter this ATC to the “Bats” challenge @ Art on the Darkside.

Halloween Blog Hop – Post 3

Welcome to post 3 of my Halloween Blog Hop. If you’d like to win one of my Halloween ATCs, read the instructions in this post.

Here’s the third ATC I’d like to share with you in this Blog Hop:

I’d like to enter this ATC to the 3 Muses “Printed word” challenge. Again, the background was created with Twinkling H2Os and the collage was stamped and heat  embossed in black.

Now, here’s a third letter: A.  Don’t forget to drop in at the next Blog Hop post!

Stamps used

  • Crow, bats: Tim Holtz
  • Spiderweb: Inkadinkado
  • Haunted: Oxford Impressions
  • Text background: Lost Coast Designs