Number of the beast

Currently ‘Haunted Design House’ is celebrating its milestone of reaching 666 followers and I really wanted to join the party. They chose the Iron Maiden song ‘Number of the beast’ as their theme for this fortnight’s challenge. I really had to wreck my brain, but last night I finally came up with an idea!

Here’s my interactive  house shaped ATC :

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I’d like to enter this ATC into the following challenges:

 Stamps used

  • Window: StampItCrazy
  • Door: Crafty Individuals
  • Cobweb: stampers anonymous
  • Spider: Martha Stewart
  • Checkers: Stamp Francisco
  • Cat: Rubbernecker
  • Speech bubble: Kelly Panacci
  • Monster: Stampotique
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To each his ground on which to flourish…

Writing in my art journal is getting more and more important to me these days. I’d like to share with you a page I created to commemorate a wonderful person who died of cancer  at the age of 47.  Despite the sad occasion, I managed to turn it into a bright and positive page, for that totally reflects his own state of mind.  The idea for this page has been slumbering in my mind ever since Dan died two years ago, but I’m so glad I finally created this spread, for it helps me cope and I’m sure it will bring back many happy memories every time I’ll look at it.

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I incorporated a photograph I took many years ago, but I blurred it a bit, for I don’t want to share anyone’s picture without their permission.

I’d like to enter this journal spread into a the following challenges:

The quote I used for my pages comes from a beautiful song called ”To each his storm’ by ‘Rome’:

If this journal spread inspires you in any way (the colours, the theme of nature/trees, your favourite song quote, the theme of commemoration/illness …) in creating your own, please feel free to  post a link to your creation in my comments, so that I can have a look!

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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!