Wednesday, October 31, 2012

31st Day of the 31Days of Halloween

the actual curse is for your left ear to fall into your right pocket, it may not work now, but the flash card is of a right ear. Third Coast Skeleton head.

I had hoped to spend the day making these, it didn't work out quite as planned. But I found some fun quotes to work with the flash card pictures and have them roughed in.

Now I want to try to do the rest of the deck!

My apologies for the political reference above, I was showing these to a friend and her husband suggested  this one.

Again, thank you so much for peeking in at my blog this month, I know it was hard to go through all the blogs, I tried to visit everyone at least once, and I'm not sure I made it. It was more than I could do to keep up with the daily post, we were on vacation one week, the pastor of our church took a new church call, volunteered for the interim search committee, and the list goes on and on, and I know everyone had "life" to deal with. but I hope it provided a little escape for folks. It did for me! Thanks for your kind comments.

I've decided to continue posting altered vintage flash cards from this series, and I have some from a swap I never posted, so check in once in a while.

Happy Halloween!
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

30th Day of the 31 Days of Halloween

A full moon on a dark night....well an orange with a witch on a flying bicycle....

One more day, back to the drawing board.

I hope all of you in the storm's path are safe, prayers for all!

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Monday, October 29, 2012

29th Day of the 31 Days of Halloween

This is just a little too sweet, but "meme" is knitting a spiderweb. The quote is from Erma Bombeck. I got the web and spider stickers (Martha Stewart) from Joann's today, 70% off. Retail therapy! The little creepy, crawly, spooky saying is from My Mind's Eye. The spider crawling up "meme's" arm is from Martha Stewart, I wanted to give her a tattoo. I added some white gel pen to her hair to give her a "Bride of Frankenstein" look. The border star squiggly is from Inkadinkado, splatter and swirls and markers from Stampin' UP!    The card is photographed on a decorative folder then processed through several photo apps, Phoster, Pic Grunger and Photo wizard.

The next challenge is to see if I can pull off two more altered flash cards, I'm left with a bus, plane, cabbage, milk, orange (which could pass as a pumpkin) a table, a 1960s living room, and other not so obvious choices... possibilities are endless......but my brain is ....well..... nuff said.

Thank you for taking the time to hop and look and leave such lovely comments. I've really enjoyed the journey!

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

28th Day of the 31 Days of Halloween

Le Train

Skull from Third Coast, Bat from Martha Stewart, splatter stamp and assorted markers from Stampin'Up! Phoster photo app. Quote from the movie "The Ghost Train",1941.

Thanks for taking the time to comment on my work. I appreciate all of your kind comments. Enjoy!

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

27th Day of Halloween

Stamp the skeleton image from My Minds Eye, Lost & Found Halloween on a domino
Photograph the domino on a piece of scrapping paper
Upload photo to Photoshop elements and add various paintbrush
embellishments with coordinating colors.
Add the word Fright.

Your next stop

Friday, October 26, 2012

26th Day of the 31 Days of Halloween

Taking a break from altering flash cards. Here's a cutie from Third Coast Rubber Stamps, some Target Dollar Spot Halloween Stickers and more of those colored wiggly eyes I couldn't pass up from Michael's. Squiggles around the edges added with Photoshop Elements. Mouse and pumpkin colored with assorted markers.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

25th Day of the 31Days of Halloween

La robe

This flash card started as just a dress, "la robe". I added her head from Third Coast Rubber Stamps, Arms and legs from Lost Coast and the Happy Halloween Bat from Martha Stewart. Colored with assorted stampin up markers!

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

23rd Day of Halloween

L' automne

Thanks for your kind comments about my altered flash cards! Enjoy hopping today!

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Monday, October 22, 2012

22nd Day of the 31Days of Halloween


Vintage French/English Flash card, Circle trick or treat - Cat's Life Press, Splatter - Stampin' Up! .005 black marker, assorted Pilot Gel Pens.

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

21st Day of the 31 Days of Halloween

Yet another flash card, I can't help myself! "Le chat"! And an awesome poem by Dean Farnell "Creepy" . This is just the first stanza. Yes there are rubber stamps , "let's scare up some fun" and stars from Inkadinkado , splatter from Stampin' Up!

Have a great day!

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

20th Day of the 31 Days of Halloween

I was searching for a poem to illustrate " le pere" flash card. And stumbled upon David Elzey at He had this awesome limerick, plus a challenge to post your own. His is perfect for my flash card " le pere" , poor "le pere".
Trick or Treat circle stamp from Cat's Life Press, Bats from Inkadinkado, $1 stamps I couldn't pass up at Joann's, and the Stampin' Up! Splatter stamp.
thanks for visiting and for your awesome comments. Enjoy!
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Friday, October 19, 2012

19th Day of the 31Days of Halloween

To feel invisible...."se sentir transparent"'.

Actually the word is "le surtout" (coat) but this made me think of "The Invisible Man".

Another altered French English flash card. The corners have been stamped as have the clusters of stars. Inkadinkado from the $1 goodies at Joann's.

Quote from Omar Khayyam

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

18th Day of the 31 Days of Halloween

An altered French/English flash card from the 60s! The trees and aviator witch are from Third Coast Rubber Stamps, and the Trick or Treat with pumpkin partial circle is from Cat's Life Press.

Edited with Adobe Photoshop Touch.

I had fun using a bunch of these for iHannahs mail art post card swap. Here's an example from that swap.

Here's the back of the flash card still needing embellishing.

Nature is a haunted house - but Art - is a house that tries to be haunted.
- Emily Dickinson

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

17th Day of the 31Days of Halloween

Witch Deconstructed!

From bottom to top, stamped image cut out and placed on scrapbook paper,add the crescent moon with Lens Light, Cinemafx changes the tone, and crop with photo wizard, then a little more mood with dynamic light!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

16th Day of the 31 Days of Halloween

This started out as a Stampington Paperdoll Template, and as you can see I modified it just a bit. Ok a lot. Her head is from Artgirlz Rubber Stamps Faces, arms and legs from Artgirlz Rubber Stamps Bloom. Her bustier is actually a corner stamp from Inkadinkado. I just "eye balled" her shoulders, hat and skirt. She appears in a journal I am working in, and needs a bit more embellishment.

A few more quotes added to the fray.

Not so happy with the photo.
But this is a cool mask!

. We are what we pretend to be - so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
- Kurt Vonnegut

Monday, October 15, 2012

15th Day of The 31 Days of Halloween

Awesome Smeared Ink image, colored with Derwent Inktense colored pencil and blender pen. iPhone photo altered with Ransom and Half-tone photo apps.

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

14th Day of Halloween

"love is kinda crazy with a spooky little girl like you"
The Zombies

Lil Halloween Clown
Third Coast Rubber Stamps

My first experiment with stamping on dominos. I learned alot about being patient to let things dry, ink will float when sprayed with a glossy finish, but added an interesting effect. Colored with copic and sharpie markers.

Plus bonus clip art for your projects!

Dover Clip Art

Saturday, October 13, 2012

13th Day of the 31 Days of Halloween

Fun Smeared Ink Image with a Stampin'Up Sentiment, and a flowery edge from Bugawumps.
Stamped image is ATC sized photographed on paper from Best Creation Inc. Colored with Derwent Inktense colored pencil and blender pen and a dash of graphite pencil and thin black marker, and a smidge of inked edges.

Your next stop is Valerie at
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Thursday, October 11, 2012

11th Day of the 31 Days of Halloween

This is the beginning of a journal plage, I ate quite a few "Starbursts" and really like the little wrappers so I collage pagued them to a journal page. NOW what do I do. I've been hesitant to add anything to it, I just like the starburst wrappers. I stamped this little Hallowen Clown from Third Coast and colored her in with matching prismacolor pencils. She is just visiting the page, I haven't "adhered" her properly to the page. So I took her photo and added trick or treat from the Ransom App and discovered if you put a space in between each letter you could move the indivdual letters randomly around the page. ( is this cheating, I just can't bear to paste anything on top of my starburst wrappers.

Valery is next....

Thanks for visiting, have a great day!

I'm scrambling to pack for a week in Florida ( hard to complain) so my post today is a little weird, tomorrow 's might be as well......from the road, and I don't want to drag in all of the supplies. But we'll arrive Friday evening,  a time to rest, catch up on stamping, walk on the beach and read a book or two!

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

10th Day of the 31 Days of Halloween

What is a Skeleton’s favorite song.
Bad to the Bone

One of my favorite stamping techniques is masking. You stamp an image on a piece of copy paper and cut it out. Then stamp the image on your project. Use the mask to cover the image and then stamp another image, the mask will protect a part of the first image. Confusing.....????

In the above photo, I started with "Who's There" from Third Coast , I made a mask of it, the trees and the skull, First stamping the door way, mask and stamp the trees ( Two Creepy Trees, Third Coast), mask the trees and the door and stamp skulls(Skull with splatters - Third Coast), and mask the skulls as needed.

And since I am hooked on my iPhone, I took a photo and ran it through several apps, finishing with WordFoto , an app in which you enter a phrase and then it applies the words to the photo.

Valerie is next at Third Coast

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

9th Day of the 31 Days of Halloween

More fun stamps from Third Coast : Broom Balance AP-417, Two Creepy Trees CH-156, Cloudy Moon on Horizon CH-155 . The bottom image shows the original work, stamp the assorted images, color sky with blue copic marker, blend with the blender marker. Color witch and moon with prismacolor pencils. Photograph with smartphone and run through Lens Flare and Dynamic Light Apps. Photo app art is shown at the top of the page.

Your next stop on the hop is Valery

What did one witch say to other when she asked for a lift?        
"There's always broom for one more."

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Monday, October 8, 2012

The 8th Day of the 31 Days of Halloween

Tis now the very witching time of night, (380)
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world - Shakespeare

Stamp hat and Witchy with embossing ink on white paper and emboss with fine black embossing powder. Stamp face with embossing ink and emboss with black powder as well. Hat and Witchy are from We R Memory Keepers, face is from Artgirlz. Rub pumpkin pie ink from Stampin'UP! with a paper towel over the surface, avoiding girls face, later on to scrap paper, take photo with iPhone, and run through the Percolator App.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

The 7th Day of the 31 Days of Halloween

This little Witchy is Witch LaLa from La-La Land Crafts. She is sweet, shown here is just her portrait on a domino. I need to learn patience when it comes to painting dominos. I hurry before things are dry. Someday I'll learn!
What do you call a witch who climbs up walls?
IVY......resume groaning.....
Thanks for visiting and for your kind comments!
Your next stop is Valerie at
Have Fun! ( Ivy!!!!)

The 6th Day of the 31 Days of Halloween

Fun autumn pixie from Third Coast, I had colored her with prismacolor pencils, but then photographed her with the iPhone and ran it through several apps, including Ransom for the lettering, 100 fx, for the color change, doodle buddy added the heart, little witches hats on the bird and the letters H, little spiders and spider webs. Picture Show added the film border.

Knock, Knock. Who's there?
Phillip! Phillip who?
Phillip my bag with candy!

Your next stop!

Thanks for visiting, have a great weekend!

Friday, October 5, 2012

5th Day of the 31 Days of Halloween


How do you spot a modern spider?

                     He doesn't have a web he had a website!
Another ATC using the
Carta Bella "All Hallows Eve" Paper
Cut the letters from the paper, stamp the spider from "Stampin'UP!
on Sahara Sand or kraft paper ( it's a scrap from the stash)
ink the edges of the light colored papers. Layer onto black cardstock and then on to a scrap of textured scrap paper.
Stamp edges with the splatter stamp from Stampin' UP!
and before you do all of that adhering of the layers
add a couple of vintage copper brads.
Thank you, again, for stopping in! Enjoy the Hop!
Check out Valerie and the Third Coast Creative Coterie

Thursday, October 4, 2012

4th Day of the 31 Days of Halloween

What do ghosts serve for dessert?
Eyes Scream
Well, that was pretty bad......
Eek ! ATC
I bought these really cute wiggly eyes at Michaels in their Halloween craft section, you may see
more of them as the month goes on!  Eek is from Inkadinkado 60-30197 Fun Spiders Mini,
Pretty in Pink card stock from Stamin'UP! atc sized scrap from the stash,
as well as the polka dotted paper from the stash and the
 all purpose Stampin' Up! spatter stamp,
never do a craft project with out it.
Valerie is your next stop
Thanks for visiting and for your kind comments on my work!
Eyes Scream......tee hee......

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

3rd of 31 Days of Howl-o-ween

The timber wolves will be our friends
we'll stay up late and
howl at the moon till midnight
before going on the prowl.
-Calvin & Hobbes
I love this stamp from Terry Medaris Art Stamps
Colored with prisma color pencils, copic marker and copic blender.
Cut around image and layer on gray cardstock
layer on to scrapbook paper
layer on to white  and add quote with thin marker
layer onto  scrapbook paper.

Your next stop is Valerie

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

2nd Day of Halloween

Who was the most famous French skeleton?
Napoleon bone-apart.
Skull stamp from Craftsmart Michael's Stores
Haunt cut from Scrap book paper
All Hallow's Eve
Carta Bella
Artist Trading Card, stamp image on white card stock scrap layer on
various scraps of beige and craft and black paper, cut letters from scrap book paper,
ink edges of light colored card stock, stamp with splatter stamp from Stampin' Up
You're next stop is Valerie

Monday, October 1, 2012

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid!

Third Coast Rubber Stamps
Cloudy Moon On Horizon CH-155
Two Creepy Trees CH-156-H
Lois FA-540

“People are supposed to fear the unknown, but ignorance is bliss when knowledge is so damn frightening.”
Laurell K. Hamilton, The Laughing Corpse

Your next stop is Valerie at the Third Coast Creative Coterie, and because it's my day on the Coterie, you'll see the same Halloween project.  I only post 3 times during October and I'll try to make the other ones a bit different, if they aren't you win, as I will post a photo or clipart for you to use in your art work. That being said....below you will find your free image

I found these lovely young things at the Belleville Flea Market(St. Louis Area)  in Illinois, several years ago. Enjoy!