Friendly monsters

Lots of people find monsters scary, but to me they are not! I find them mostly funny and adorable and they make me SMILE!

I’m so glad that So Artful Challenges focuses on ‘friendly monsters’ this month. Here’s my ATC (the colours are a bit brighter in person, especially the neon pink):

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I used stamps and spray inks by Dylusions.

I hope this friendly monster made you smile!

 

Happy Holiday Season!

I know, I’ve been neglecting my blog and my google reader of late, but I’ve been very busy creating cards for the Holiday Season.
I must admit I’m not a Christmas kind of person, but I always ¬†succeed in finding a way to give my holiday cards a bit of a twist and in the end I’m having loads of fun creating them!

This year, Stampotique plays the leading part in many of my Christmas cards!
Stampotique Designers Challenge #77 is all about our favourite sentiment and there’s no doubt that my current favourite is the one I used on the following card(s):

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Moreover, Stampotique Designers Challenge #78 wants us to use non traditional stamps for Christmas. This cute little hat (featured on the Christmas 5 sided cube) gives any of the Stampotique characters a festive look!

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I used Dylusions sprays for the backgrounds and added a bit of texture using golden acrylic paint. The anarchy signs were created using bottle caps and an old credit card. Mink and Little hoo-hoo have been coloured using watercolour pencils.

I’d also like to enter both cards into the Poisoned Peas Please ‘Twisted holidays’ challenge.

With these cards, I’d like to wish you all a wonderful Holiday Season!

Curiouser and curiouser

Here’s a bright and sunny card I made for a couple of challenges:

The Altered Alice challenge wants to see a lovely garden and/or bright flowers. I used my Tim Holtz tattered florals die. The shape of the leaf was stamped with a scrap I cut out of the waste of a sheet of rubber. I doodled the details of the leaves.

The Stampotique Designers Challenge wants us to combine two or more stamps. I put Moth Fab’s head on the shoulders of a Dilly Beans image of Alice .

Simon Says Stamp and Show celebrates Stamptember and chose ‘Read all about it’ as this week’s theme. Lewis Carroll’s story of Alice makes great literature, of course. Moreover, I added several pieces of textbook papers and incorporated a Cherry Pie text swirl in the background to tie with the theme.

I hope you like it!

Colourful butterfly ATCs

Here’s a series of ATCs I haven’t shared on my blog yet:

Out of a hat creations wonders what our favourite technique or product is. I have so many, but I’ve recently discovered the Dylusions sprays and I instantly fell in love with them. The colours are so bright and I really love how the sprays react to water. This is also my entry for ‘winged things’ challenge over at ‘Crafty Cardmakers‘. The butterflies and all other stamps are Stampers Anonymous.