Sunday, October 31, 2010

EXTREME! um...not so much.

Sadly, there is/was no extreme masking entry for the Compendium Challenge #19.  I had this great idea floating around in my head, but it never got out of my head.  So maybe I'll just jigger it a little for what ever challenge the lovely Linda pulls out of the book for this week.  Happily though there is finally the rosette die!  As evidenced by the two lovely rosettes.  Sweet awesomeness!  Love it.  Oh yeah there are a *few* other Tim-ish things there on my desk too.  But you can't see the Configurations boxes 'cause they are a secret Christmas present to me.  Or they will be when hubby gets home and I hand them to him and say, "here's *part of* my Christmas present."  Of course, if I spent more time at home using my stuff instead of going shopping to buy more stuff... yeah, that'll happen!
Happy last few hours of Halloween, I think I'm going to go eat some candy.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

it's good to be back!

Woo and hoo. I have finally returned to blogland and to my creative mojo.  And just WHERE have I been I hear you ask?  Well let me tell you... I've been work.  Yeah, that's the work.  No really I do have a sort of excuse, I've been sick.  Okay, it was only for four days.  So what have I been doing the rest of the three weeks?  That would be a big, fat nothing creative and inky-wise. Yes, sad to say I've had a bad case of the "I don't want to/I'm not going to/You can't make me's".   Happily, that seems to have waned and now I'm back to my "normal" normal as I ever get at least... self.  So here is my contribution to making the world a more inky place with my Compendium Challenge entry #18.  We've got a fabulous Tattered Angels spider web and Penny Black spider...who is wearing glasses, seriously, how can you not love a glasses-wearing spider?!?... and some jack o' lanterns and bats.  The background is inked with Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, and a little Vintage Photo.  The jacks were stamped directly onto the tag and then colored with Copics and then I added some Sakura 3-D lacquer to the eyes and mouths, here is a closer-up pic:
Well, you can sorta see the shiny-ness.  A little.  It's much shinier and 3-D in real life.  I also put some silver  lacquer on the spider's glasses.  I don't even like spiders, but this little guy is too cute.  Looks like he's going to ask you if you've read any good books lately.  Or something.  Have a great rest of the weekend, I will try not to be gone for three more weeks...

I'm off to play with Glimmer mist!