Saturday, November 24, 2012

Bank Clerk, Bus, or Hippopotamus...oops I'm missing an A

If it were a perfect world, I would have added the A to hippopotamus. Alas,
I am merely human, and my pencil doesn't have spell check, I was preoccupied with the Ps and Os, and I was busy watching Netflix while I was coloring. That's my excuse and I'm sticking with it!

A vintage French/English Flash Card of l'autobus or bus. Embellished with a limerick by Lewis Carroll.

The last line should be

"If this should stay to dine, she said, there won't be much for us" .

Carroll wrote it with masculine pronouns, I added the feminist version.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Grace - it's a way to live!

Happy Thanksgiving

Third Coast Rubber Stamps
Autumn Pixie

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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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