1.19.2012

HDH116 Chic Freaks - Macabre Mistress style...

Can you believe I actually am playing along this week?!!  I swear it's been for-FREAKIN-evah since I've had the chance to create something for this blog :)  But there was no way I was gonna miss out on a week sponsored by Stampotique!

First off, I wanna show off my Stampotique collection.  I have my Daniel Torrente blocks displayed so that I can see them from my desk:


JOY!  I've also got a little cube stamp w/ four Torrente images, but you can't see it here.  You may be asking yourself: "uh, Barb... I haven't seen you use all of these before... WTF?"  Yes, it's true, dammit.  The cube, fence, door & head background have yet to see ink :(

And here are my latest additions, courtesy of Stampotique (thanks SO much!)...

I tried to go all simple-dark-elegant-chic for Olivia...


Toner Grey & Red Copics on kraft cardstock, MME paper, my favorite trim by May Arts (red texture), a black rosette from JoAnn's, and a sentiment stamp from StampInsanity.


Now my favorite, Glimmering Hope...
I actually used Prismacolor pencils & mineral oil for this one!


I started with a little Picket Fence Distress Stain to lighten the area where I stamped.  After drying it with the heat gun, I colored.  More MME paper, some lover-ly black lace from Creepy Glowbugg (thanks, man!), and a few Michael's grey flowers round this one out.


LOVE HER!  Kinda ethereal looking, eh?  She looks waaaaaay better in person...
I am no photographer.

That's it for today!  You still have until Sunday, 5pm central time, to play along for a gift certificate to Stampotique... you KNOW you want some of those Torrente images :)   Be sure to check the challenge post HERE, and get your freak on!

So, what do you think?

14 comments:

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Absolutely fab Barb, and great to see your creations here :)

Jenn Borjeson said...

Yeah, we need to see your stuff more often - love them both. Gotta get me some of these Stampotique stamps... hey, maybe I'll WIN some! :) xo

ike said...

AWESOME Barb - you should deffo get out to play more often :-) xxx

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Very ghostly and wonderful! So happy to have the Mistress playing with us this week! My tail is wagging!

Birgit said...

Hi Barb,

First of all, a big thanks for your feedback that digital artwork is allowed. :)

Your chic freaks are just, well, chic! :) I like your cards very much.

I even participated in your challenge this time -- great fun!

Happy creating,
Birgit

Atticelf said...

Love, love LOVE Stampotique stamps! My collection is pretty miniscule but I do have one helluva wish list. Fab creations here!

DonnaMundinger said...

Whoa! I'm in love! I'd be embarrassed to show you my Stampotique collection. Need to use them MORE! Fabulous, Barb! Both so haunting. xxD

pensive pumpkin said...

That is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Andrea C said...

YOur style seems to fit perfectly with the stampotique images. These are wonderful x

Kristina said...

What do I think??? I think both of your cards are awesome, I truly love them, and love your eerie girls! You have done such a fab job!
Peace,
Kristy

Jodi said...

once again, Barb simply amazing! I Love them both!

Jodi said...

once again, Barb simply amazing! I Love them both!

Susan Shuler said...

Wow!! Wonderful!! Love them.

Siobhan Brignull said...

wow love the toner grey on craft, it looks fab