Monday, September 5, 2011

Isn't She Prettyful?

"Alright Mr. DeMille, 
I'm ready for my close-up"

Miss America she is NOT, but she might have been at one time.

So what, you ask, is this post all about?
Well, it's Monday and that means
another outstanding ANYTHING GOES challenge at

and our spookily terrific sponsor this week is none other than...

Who is so graciously offering 4 digi images of the winning commenters choice.

It is a very special week for us here at Make It Monday, we are celebrating our FIRST BIRTHDAY!!

Because the success of this weekly linky party is built on the creativity, inspiration and encouragement of the entrants each week we thought we would like to say a big thank you by having a BLOG HOP with two fabulous prizes up for grabs.

Now while it will be business as usual for MIM with a fabulous prize from our sponsor this week for the winning commenter there will also be some extra chances to win.

There are prizes on two MYSTERY DESIGN TEAM MEMBER'S blogs!

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning one of these fabulous prizes is visit each DT member's blog and leave a Happy Birthday message.

Prizes will be drawn by the DT members and announced on their blogs next week.

Good luck! and thanks again for all your wonderful support!
Here is what you could win...
Prize 1

Prize 2

But, before you go running over there to celebrate and see what other amazing projects the DT's have made to inspire you, let me show you my
(Yet again...NOT an easy task AT ALL)
Amazing creations, every one of them, but this one just really made me smile.
This gorgeous creation comes to you from
Tracey Brossart

Way to go!
  This project is completely stunning and should be framed in an art gallery!
Great job and thank you so much for the inspiration. 

Ok, now on to the walking dead.
This is my Make It Monday DT card 
This fantastic image of the zombie female is from Teri at 
Delicious Doodles, called I'm ba-aack!
You can find it here.
I don't have any tombstone stamps or bones, so these are hand drawn for the cemetery ambiance.
I didn't have hands crawling out from under the earth either, so again, hand drawn.

Also, I really wanted to accent the rotting, decaying skin that was apparent in the original black and white image.   In order to do this, I had to find a way to make dead skin.
Here's how I did this.
1.  Use Acrylic dimensional white writer gel and place it over the area you want "dead skin"
2. Heat it up with the heating tool
3. Drag a toothpick through it once it bubbles and stretch the gel out
4.  Allow it to dry for about 5 minutes
5.  Apply paint and color until you reach your "grossness" quota.

Ok, that's it for me now.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and also a 
HUGE welcome to the latest "Amazing Crafters" on my blog.
Thanks so much for the generous, constructive, humorous, and kind words.
Happy stamping...
Lisa xx

Paper - Stash supply (still on mission to use it up)
Ink: Stampin' Up! Inks - Going Grey,  Blushing Blossom, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip,
Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue, Bliss Blue.
Other - Setting sun, hand, bones, tombstones, and trees are all hand drawn
 black yarn, heat embossing tool, Tombo adhesive, 3D dots
Fence Post Border Punch from Fiskars, white gel marker

Challenges I Would Like to Enter:
Gingerloft Challenge - Create a sky
The Hybrid Chick - (Card Caravan #1) - Use Twine (unraveled twine for the black "web" appearance)
Forever Night - # 7Devilish Intentions
Delicious Doodles - #1 New and Fresh (New image, new technique (dead skin)


Karen said...

Hahaha! You do use the same word - but I'm not sure I would have used prettyful here.. Rofl... truly I am! :0) :0)
Thanks for that chuckle hun.. but yes I love your creation it's just brilliant! The kiddies would love this on our mantle come Halloween. Maybe I will try something like this for them. Smiles.

Happy First Birthday MIM - Here's to many more for the hottest, bestest, challenge blog around! Smiles.xx

Merry said...

You certainly have had fun creating your card. Terrific embellishing too. Happy first birthday to sure is a fun place to see amazing creations.

Carly said...

Happy 1st Birthday MIM!
Wow your card is super super scary! I love it .. I think .... it also scares me a little ... but I have to keep looking at it.

Like your top pick - it's a cutie. Congrats to the creator.

Claire said...

Fab creation! Happy 1st Birthday @ MIM. Hugs, Claire x

Sylvia Blum said...

Happy birthday MIM :-)
Lisa, your creation is absolutely AMAZING! wow wow wow
Thanks so much for joining us at The Hybridchick in our first Card Caravan challenge! Hope to see you again, next time! :-)
Sylvia xx

Vickie Kertz said...

What a wonderful creation. HAPPY bIRTHDAY MIM!

Rene said...

Wow! This is uber creepy!!!! I always aim for scary Halloween cards but they end up cutesy! This is just amazing and scary!!!!
And I love your pick of the week too!
Rene :D

Shirley said...

Happy Birthday Make it Monday. The best linky blog that I have come across and I love it. Just looking at everyones's creations is theraputic and inspirational.
What a super scary creation. Thank you for the tutorial as to how you made it.


Shirley-Anne said...

hi Lisa M . WOW Amazing horror card from you .heaps of detailing [ thanks for tutorial ] , and that hand drawing is awesome .
Your pick of week is adorable the layout .

Tamie said...

Lisa this card has so much WOW factor even if it is a walking dead card...LOL your coloring is so awesome. It truly looks like someone took a photo. Thank you so much for you inspiration each week. Love what you do. Loving you hand drawing too. Just fabby.

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday this week with Make It Monday!!! It is a good feeling.

Jenny said...

Wishing MIM a Happy Birthday! First time visiting your page and your work is AMAZING! You are an artist! GREAT!

Dagmar said...

Your creation looks a bit scary, but also fantastic. Great Halloweencard.
Happy birthday MIM, I`m glad I found You to see wunderful and stunning cards every week.

Greetings from Germany Dagmar

ladyjanet_56 said...

Wow this is truely amazing I love this card when I first saw it on MIM also happy first birthday to MIM, your dead skin is awesome & thanks for the info on how to produce it. Janet

Rosa Witten said...

Wow! Really cool! Rotting skin is awesome, I will have to give it a try. Thanks for playing along at Forever Night Challenges!

Kathleen said...

Hi, firstly thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog, it is very much appreciated x. Secondly thank you for becoming a follower, Im here to return the favour! I really like your creations, I love the scary halloween card its amazing, so much detail! I look forward to seeing your future creations, oh and you are welcome for tea anytime! Lol. Hugs Kat x

Mary J said...

I love your pick Lisa - so fresh and fun! But it makes me miss our [crappy] summer now we're into autumn!!

Your make is totally AWESOME honey! Wow, yours is scarey, mine's a bit lame in that department, lol!!!

Anonymous said...

what a unique card! I love it! Happy 1st Birthday MIM!

Anonymous said...

Woah! Spooky! Very cool! Happy Birthday MIM! :)
Karen C

Curt in Indy said...

This is pure awesomeness! I have a few of Terri's images and they are wonderful to work with. You did a great job with this one. Wonderful detail and fun instructions for "dead skin"! LOL Best, Curt

Sue U said...

Wow, what a stunning card, totally different and I've never seen that range of images before, so thank you for introducing me to them (my bank manager may not agree with that, or my HB come to think of it!!)

Happy 1st birthday to MIM, loving the variety of cards and projects that everyone creates

hugs, Sue xx

Lynn B. said...

So creative!

Have Brendan go to and see what I've posted on Stamp TV. I hope he likes it.

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday, MIM!! Woohoo! One wonderful year!
Wow, wow! What stunning work!

Mitralee said...

Lovely as always in a back from the dead kind of way!!!! Love your tutorial for dead skin!!!

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

Love your card and your pick for the week. Happy Birthday MM Design Team. Here's to wishing you many more birthdays to come. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

Birgit said...

How Norma Desmond! I am certain William Holden is in one of those graves:).Happt Birthday to Make It Monday! Great card!

Dawn said...

Wow! Your hand drawn cemetery is fantastic! And the rotting decaying skin is terrifically disgusting! So creative and talented you are - so glad I stopped by! Hugs

Chrissy said...

WOW!! Great colouring Lisa...that is one ...scary... but... beautiful image.Fabulous. Love your pick, great card, very cute.


Michelle said...

Hi Lisa

Thank you for being part of the MIM team and helping to make it the success it is today!!

Your card is fantastic!! I love the gruesome, dead skin effect you have created. Your hand drawn images are perfect!!

In total contrast is your beautiful favourite pick for the week. I love that she has used non typical colours for this sweet beachy card.

Michelle :o)

Unknown said...

Happy birthday to all you at MIM!! Making it a year these days is quite an accomplishment :)

Lydia said...

happy birthday make my monday xxxx hope there are many more to come xxx

Eemeli said...

Great card! Love those strong colors you have used.
And Happy MIM Birthday ^^

Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! Fabulously gruesome - even down to the 'dead skin' tutorial. :-)
Happy Birthday to MIM.
Caroline xxx

miislucky said...

I just love this project! You did a great job on this! Love it! TFS!!!! Oh, and Happy B-day to MIM!

Unknown said...

OMG Lisa this is just stunning .. so spooky, love it and great card you picked, love it :) Happy Birthday by the way xxx

Anonymous said...

A very Happy Birthday to MIM!! Love your 'walking dead' card!! Oooh so creepy!! Well done!

Anonymous said...

A very Happy Birthday to MIM!! Love your 'walking dead' card!! Oooh so creepy!! Well done!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Lisa Happy Birthday to MIM and such fab spooky creation!

Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V

LuAnn said...

love the effect you were able to achieve Lisa! thanks for playing along with The Hybrid Chick card caravan challenge!

Jenni said...

Very different card this time - great work. Happy MIM birthday!
Jenni x

Lisa Cornwall said...

HI Lisa

Your cards are awesome.
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear make it Monday
Happy Birthday to you.



Margaret said...

She is just lovely and it is official that between this card and the birthday cake, you are the coolest zombie Mom ever!!! I love that you took the time to 'decay' her skin! Super awesome card and Happy Birthday, MIM!!

Turtle In The Sand said...

Delicious Grossness! Happy Birthday MIM!

Kerrie said...

OMG she is amazing... great card and great pick of the week...

Antonella said...

WOW! WOW! and WOW again! your card and tutorial are fantastic!!! I love the zombie!!!
Hugs, Antonella :-)
I linked over from Make It Monday, I'm #165.

Kathleen said...

Happy 1st Birthday to MIM!
and a great card too!
kathleen mc x

Courtney said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIM!! This card is great Lisa!! I LOVE all the elements!


Chrissy D said...

What a funky fall project!!! Wonderful work! Perusing projects from MIM Have a great day!

Sandy said...

Wow, very creepy indeed, love your ingenuity making all the little bits and pieces. Wishing all the DTs a Happy First Birthday on Make It Monday,

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Wow, love that dead skin technique on this greatlooking project. Love it. Thankyou for sharing this at Delicious Doodles'first challenge of the season and good luck

Unknown said...

Super Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Forever Night's Devilish Intentions Challenge