Thursday, November 05, 2015

The East Wind and Simply B Stamps Creepmas Contest

Hi everyone. This week there is a special event over on Facebook. The East Wind and Simply B stamps are collaborating for a fun Creepmas contest. Both Umky and Betty have designed an image specifically for this event and the DTs from both have created inspiration projects to get you started.

The first of my projects features The East Wind image called Lucy Loo "Creepmas Elf's Gift Wrapping Service". I coloured Lucy, her snake ribbons and gruesome gifts with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. Glossy Accents was added to the various eyeballs and then the piece was fu a narrow white border. Black matting was added to the image and foam tape was used to pop it up.

The background was created with layers of Brusho crystals as well as some Starburst sprays for extra shimmer. Forget-Me-Not Archival ink was used to create pattern using a Christmas music stamp. Library Green Archival ink was applied with a Joggles background stamp. Four tiny Christmas trees were die cut from black and threaded through with washi tape applied to white cardstock in order to create a border. The sentiments were either computer generated and coloured with Prismacolor pencils or sticker letters dotted with black paint pen. A TH skellie charm was adhered to the background with Glossy Accents before it was matted with a black frame.

My second project features the awesome image created by Simply Betty of Simply B stamps. I love the look on her face. It goes perfectly with the sentiment that comes with this stamp. Again, I used Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils to colour her and then fussy cut and matted her the same as the first image, popping her up on foam tape,

The sentiment was printed on white cardstock and cut with a Spellbinders Label 26 die. It was then faux stitched and matted with black before it was also popped up on foam. The 6 x 8 inch rectangle of mixed media paper was colourized with Brusho crystals and water as well as Starburst sprays from Lindy's. A snowflake stamp was added in several places with Red Geranium Archival ink and some black dots were stamped with Jet Black Archival.

Three Christmas tree buttons were adhered to the right side of the background and a wee tree border was doodled. Before the image and sentiment were adhered to the background, a skinny piece of cheesecloth was layered over the background near the bottom and adhered to the back side. A scallop border was die cut from sparkly green dotty paper and another skellie charm was adhered in the middle of that. The edges and matting were done in the same fashion as the first project.

Thanks so much for popping by. I hope you will go and check out the Simply B/The East Wind Facebook event. It's going to be fun!

Life is good; so is art.

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