7.27.2010

A couple of creepy crawlies for you today...

Joy.  I finished my HDH049 Macabre Monday card last night... and NOT without difficulty, I might add.  I will suggest to you that if you want to cover Grunge Paper with patterned paper, do it PRIOR to die-cutting it :)  Yes, I thought it would be easy to just glue it on after... notsomuch.


The plan was to Glimmer Mist the GB so that the grey wouldn't show on the edges... but the mist would probably cause issues with the patterned paper, so THAT'S why I tried it.  I had heated the GB after misting because I am too impatient to wait for it to dry on it's own... it changed shape and shrunk in one direction.  Yeah... totally eff'd up... JUST so you know.  :)  So I just ripped the paper off, sprayed & inked the back and used it anyway... paperless.  Worked out ok, me thinks.

Stamps:  skull (Artful Illusions), web (Inkadinkado)
Paper:  GrungePaper (Tim Holtz), black & premium white cardstocks (TAC)
Other:  glittery spiders (party supply store), Scor-Bug, birdcage die (Tim Holtz), Glimmer Mist, ribbon (HL)
Copics:  0, BV0000, BV20, BV23

I do LOVE the dimension you can give the cage... I should have used GrungeBoard, maybe... it perhaps would hold the shape more, I don't know.


AND, to balance out my dark creepiness, Macabre Mistress Oz has offered up this bit o' cuteness for your inspiration:

Adorable, right?  The spidey stamp is from Stamp It Crazy, the web is Inkadinkado, and she colored the spider with Copics.  I'm glad you were up for the challenge, Oz!  You are the best :)

16 comments:

Andrea said...

Wow they are both amazing, loving the cage and webs on yours and the image on ozs along with that cool web is brilliant also, two amazing cards x

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Killer! LOVE the cage and the skull.the glittered spiders are perfect too!
Yea, OZ! Very cute! Glad to see you up and creating again!

Linda aka Oz said...

oh Barb, not one but two purple glittery spiders!! I am in Heaven....

I am so out of it I forgot about credits and descriptions... I bet I have to sit in the corner for that.

Yes the spidey is SIC Barb's (hehe love saying that) and the web is from Inkadinkado. I used Copics to color and added all the little Barbie-dots myself.

Yes, I named the dots after our one and only Divine Leader Barb. She is the one who got me added them in on everything and I thank her for that.

Throwing my head back and releasing a long and very therapeutic cackle.... Oz

Claireabelle said...

Fabulous! love the purple spider
x

greenbean said...

omg!...that freaking rocks!....

Barb said...

I noticed the dotty action, Oz... me loves it!!!! So is that what we're calling them now... Barbie-dots? ;) Love ya' bebe!

And I thought I was the only one that LOVES to say SIC Barb :) heeee hee

Michelle said...

Oh I think it turned out awesome...glad you picked that die to buy...knew you'd do something awesome with it!!

AnItA mArIe said...

totally awesome....

ladybrayton71 said...

Wicked Cool!

Gina said...

Lovin both these projects Ladies!!! And Barb, if you hadn't told us about your problems we would never have known!!! Transparencey in Leadership awesome haha! XXX

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Both are FAB :D

The Frog Queen said...

Those are absolutely aweseome. Love them both, and since they both have spiders, for me that is saying a lot :D

Cheers!

Cheryl Valadez said...

Barb, great design! You and I are on the same wavelength with sticking anything but a bird in that TH cage. I absolutely adore all the purple and so happy to see Oz' creepy creation, too ;D You both rock!

Alex said...

WAIT- I am meant to USE that scorebug that has been hanging on my tool tote for 2 1/2 years?

LOOOOVE this Barb!!

Oz- GREAT to seeing you creating again!!!

Curt in Carmel said...

It all makes sense now! WOW how fun is all of this!!!! I LOVE the skull in the cage card. What awesomeness! Looking through several of your posts, I'm so impressed. Such fun and creepiness all in one place. I'll certainly return for more inspiration! Thanks for visiting my blog. It was very nice of you! Best, Curt

Teri said...

Fabulous - both of them. Great idea for the skull in the cage card. Looks pretty good even if it was eff'd up! LOL