Hello! I have 2 holiday projects today. One is for Bombshell Stamps‘ Muse Monday, and the other is for the Smeared & Smudged 12 Days of Creepmas. First, I am going to tell you about the December Muse Monday. What’s Muse Monday, you ask? Well, each month I pick a stamp set that I want the Design Team to work with. Each Monday of the month, different Design Team members show off that set in their own unique style. Our goal is to give you some fresh ideas, and to inspire you to use these sets as well! This month, I went with Pin-Stripes. I adore this set. I use it pretty frequently.
It’s a glitter-iffic ornament! The ornament started as a clear, plastic cube. I coated the inside with floor wax, and then a coat of clear glitter. Next I inked up my stamps using a glue pad, and stamped the left image. Added the glitter. Stamped the right image. More with the glitter. Then I did the center, and I bet you can figure out what I did next….more glitter! I added a pretty tinsel ribbon, and voila! It’s ready for my mom’s Victorian/Steampunk tree.
I had just re”inked” my glue pad…and it was still pretty wet. I probably should have used some patience and waited, because there was a bit too much glue on my stamps. But, now I know for next time! And there are 3 other sides I can do, right? Now…on to my Creepmas project.
I recently acquired some Stampotique images that I have been coveting for years. Years, I tell you. Well, I finally have a few in my arsenal, and I just couldn’t wait to use them!
This is Prom Queen, and I love her. I get her. That look on her face…those clothes. She and I understand each other pretty well. She’s frequently just saying “Ugh” to me out of sheer disgust for all the happy-happy-joy-joy that happens this time of year. You get it too, right? Don’t tell me I’m the only crazy one that “hears” what my stamps are saying……………………………………..
I colored her with watercolors. And I had a lot of fun playing with the background and the layers of this card. I used pens, paint, ink…if I had more time, I would have really gone hog wild…but I am happy with the end result.
Ready to see more? Then visit all of the Jolly Bloggers, listed on my sidebar. And don’t forget to check out the Bombshell Blog for Muse Monday each week. Thanks for stopping by. Have an creep-tastic day!
***I am entering my ornament into this week’s Smudgy Antics Challenge, which is to alter something. I am entering my card into the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.
Beautiful ornament, Alison! Love the glittery goodness. Fab card, too. Prom Queen is one of my faves from Stampotique and I love how you've colored her. Have to say I can't repeat what most of my stamps say. LOL Love this! xxD
Two wonderful project Alison. The ornament is beautiful. I like the stamp on your card for S&S. I have been trying to win some at the Stampotique Challenge site. Love it!
Ally White Cat says
Beautiful art. I love both pieces they are just lovely
Jenn Borjeson says
Lovely Bombshell project and you KNOW I love your Prom Queen. I totally get her. And you! Love you! 🙂
Sparkly Engineer says
Adore the card. That is one of my fav stamps. I sooo need it.
I love your unique ornament – your directions sound easy enough but it looks so impressive!
Pretty ornament!! LOVE the creepy cute card!! Prom Queen looks ready for Christmas!!
Great ornament…and love the creepy prom image..I need to go shopping now for some of those stamps! Love it!
You have some very varied creations today – thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!
Diana Fernandez says
Both of your projects are lovely! I love the image you've used!
Candace Jedrowicz says
Oh my heck! How cute is that! Great card!
Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen says
Both projects are fabulous but I adore your Creepmas card! Love her!
lisa aka b.creative says
i love glitter as well, gret job 🙂 and lovely card, love that girl 🙂
Wonderful creations – I love the ornament 🙂 x
Fab projects! Never heard to use floorwax and haven't seen the cube shaped. Will have to hunt for those 🙂 Love your Creepmas card, I adore stampotique and your prom queen is fab in her red and green even if she doesn't want to be wearing those colors.
Love your "floor wax" glitter ornament! Your very clever! This turned out beautiful! And your creepy Creepmas card is just GREAT! I love them both! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Smudgy Antics!
Sharon Sahl says
I think prom queen is pretty pleased to get out of that role and into the Creepmas scene. Lovely job on her!
Glittery Katie says
SO MUCH GLITTER *love*
Loving your Stampotique girly card too!!
~Lady B~ says
Awesome glittery goodness with your ornament and fabulous Creepmas card! Your work always rocks! TFS with Smudgy Antics 🙂
Happycrafter Shell says
What a fabulous glittery ornament, That is some very creative altering 😀
Thanks for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics
Brilliant idea. Very beautiful ornament. Thanks for sharing at smudgy antics
Ally White Cat says
Both of your projects are wonderful.thank you for joining us at Smudgy Antics.
Beautiful ornament Alison,Thanks for sharing with us at SMUDGY ANTICS this week.
lisa aka b.creative says
lovely glittery ornament. thank you for sharing at Smudgy Antics this week 🙂
Croms' Cubby Hole says
Hi Alison, well two fabulous pieces but that glittery cube is, I'm sure, going to be taking pride of place on your mum's tree. Love your original take on everything. x Thank you for sharing with us at Smudgy antics this week xx