Saturday, August 31, 2013

Beware the Witching Hour ....

Hello and welcome back.
Your journey has brought you enter if you DARE!
 ALL the fun is happening over at Sparkle n' Glitter (Fall Theme) and Airless Chambers (Halloween Theme) with tons of inspirational Autumn ideas using images from Rick St. Dennis Etsy store.

Here is my sample offering for the Sparkle And Glitter Fall theme, titled...
Beware The Witching Hour
Have you ever seen those fabulous altered art alarm clocks? I LOVE them; however, I can never seem to find one used, so I thought I'd try my hand at making a paper one!

The entire project was inspired by this fabulous image you may all know as Ichabod.

Here's a pile of silhouette cut pieces that I started with to assemble the clock.
Image on the left shows the beginning of the clock. I actually cut out a pattern for making a circle box and then omitted the lid but instead created a lip for the top of the clock instead.  The picture on the right shows how I altered wooden pegs and bottle caps to make the clock elements.
Every bit of this was painted in Gesso to prime for Distress inks for the antique appeal.
The background clock image is free from Far Far Hill.
The top mechanism's that have been distressed with metal embossing powder.
Also, can you see just the little bit of what looks like cobweb cheesecloth hanging over the edge? That's a recycled dryer excellent for cobwebs!
Ichabod all situated inside surrounded by a bench for him to rest on, hanging bat by the light of the moon and randomly placed inner workings of gears and cogs.
Now since the traditionally altered clocks are metal and have paper flowers for embellishments, I thought it would be fun to reverse that process.   Since my clock is paper, the flowers needed to be metal so I cut up two soda cans.  Priming them with Gesso and then inking with Adirondack inks, I've got a wonderful fall colored arrangement of lovely flowers that spell out E-E-K!

Side view...
Project completed!
And there you have first ever alarm clock that won't annoy me!! 
Thank you so much for stopping in for a visit.  

And now...
my offering for Airless Chambers (Halloween theme)
Goody-bag o' Horrors!
Using the same pattern for a circle box as I did above for the clock, I sized it much smaller to make a circle goody bag then sized the picket fence to cover the circumference then aged with Vintage Photo DI and accessorized with the incredibly awesome and gruesome digital stamps from Rick St. Dennis.

I've colored up Monster Clown with copics.
Here is his partner is fright, Zombie Clown centering a rosette and a spooky tag with googly eyes.
 See the cobweb stuff again?  More recycled dryer sheets...Love that stuff!
Plus a fun little mummy chocolate bar that I've glued eyes on too.
And that's all for me today, but be sure to stop by all my teammates and check out their makes for Fall and/or Halloween using the groovy images of Rick St. Dennis.
Thank you so much for your visit and your time. I really appreciate you!
Lisa xx

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Outhouse Holiday Wishes....

I'll be honest...this is a first for me!!
I've never used an outdoor restroom to send holiday well wishes, but.....
I love a good laugh, so when I saw this image from Rick St. Dennis' Etsy shop titled Outhouse Noel 2012, I knew it had to come home with me.
 The frame was cut twice and layered for sturdiness. The Outhouse Noel, colored in copics, was UTEE embossed three times for maximum gloss and then frozen in the freezer for 30 minutes, cracked and then stained.  The image is covered here so that I could stain, ink and paint the frame.
 The sentiment and a little sled added for winter embellishment. 
Greenery from TH Tattered Pinecone and stacked poinsettia flowers from Silhouette Cameo and hand punched snowflakes added as well.

If you're a fan of these adorable little outdoor bathrooms, you'll be thrilled to know that Rick has an entire series of them you won't want to miss.
Icons below are linked to each Rick St. Dennis store or blog.

Thank you SO much for your visit!!!
Biggest hugs and happy stamping to you!
Lisa xx

Thursday, August 22, 2013

A Little Coffee With Your Creamer??

 It's always stupid o'clock when my alarm goes off.  
The only thing that keeps me from transforming into a total bear is the sound of percolating coffee.
  Yes, it's a repeating theme here lately on my blog, but I as I mentioned earlier, Carla has a BFF and here she is colored up in copics, the ever fabulous Morning Goddess Betty.
Like her? Love her? 
She was created by the ever amazing artist 
Rick St. Dennis and you can locate his entire Esty shop here.
I hope this finds you doing well and enjoying your day!
Thank you so much for the always entertaining messages you leave and your visit.
Hugs to you and happy crafting!
Lisa xx

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Bitsy at the Beach in Lime Green

It's time to head the beach in your fanciest flip flops and this little cutie can you join you because it's the August Freebie at Sparkle and Glitter!!
The ever fabulous artist Rick St. Dennis is graciously sharing his talent with us all and this time around we're headed to the water....
Don't you think she's just adorable in her lime green bathing suit?  
Rick challenged his DT to color the suit with a color beginning with our first name initial.  Lime-green it is! 

Say hello to Bitsy at the Beach!
Now, the flip-flops...I cannot take credit for this design completely. I was absolutely  inspired by Lori Hairston's post here and the flip-flops are a cut file from the ever creative Regina at The Cutting Cafe and can be found here.
Normally there is a freebie challenge either hosted at Sparkle and Glitter or Airless Chamber (for the darker more macabre images), but the EDT is taking a little break, but the thoughtful Rick himself is still sharing not one, but two freebies this month.  Please check out Airless Chambers for the other freebie, Tworki,

Awww...Tworki, he's such a flirt!
How cute!!
Okay, I've given you tons of fun links, freebie images, oodles of inspiration and hopefully a fun visit to my blog.  Please be sure to stop by Rick's place at Etsy and tell him thank you and I hope you'll have fun creating with these wonderful freebies!!

Hugs to you and all thank you SO much for your visit!!
Before you leave, be sure to stop by my little table and grab your matching set of flip-flops, snorkel, glasses and of course, SPF 1000.  
Lisa xx

Here's another picture of Tworki from Airless Chambers...
Thanks so, so, SO much for your visit and time!
hugs again,
Lisa x

Friday, August 2, 2013

Love Those Kewpies.....

Hello again to you and welcome back!!
Anyone else collect Kewpie dolls? I don't, but my mother does and I think they're absolutely adorable!
So as soon as I received this sheet of precious Kewpies in action I had to print, color and play.
If you're tempted; which I know you are, please take a gander here at Kewpies and Kids DSL and while you're there, be sure to say hello to Ignacio and check out all the other amazing digital stamps in his store at

Hugs n' Happy Stamping,
Lisa xx

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Christmas Kitty Lineup....

Are you a cat lover? 
If so, you'll love the new Louis Wain Cat Digital stamps from Nicecrane Design. 

The images come in black and white, but seeing them all in a row, they somehow fit into a nice colorful Christmas lineup.

Bathed up in copics and accented with photo prop items cut on my Silhouette machine and a holiday sentiment stamped to the card, I've got myself a feline festivity!

To see all the adorable animals, not just cats...
check it out at Nicecrane Designs.

Hugs n' Happy Holiday Crafting....
Lisa xxx