Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Dr Frankenstein or is it Dr Fronkensteen?? (Blog Candy link at the end)

I think I've only seen that movie (Young Frankenstein) with Gene Wilder once, but every time I see a Frankenstein image, I think of him correcting the pronunciation of his last name. Ha! :)

I made this little card (4.25" square) trying to get under the deadline for Kristina's color challenge (#18 Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Redand Green Galore or Summer Sun), and I also used Jen's Sketch for You to Try from 8.09.08. A long time ago and I'm just getting around to posting the card! Obviously, once I didn't make the deadline, I put it aside and didn't finish! I save all of Jen's sketches in a little folder on my computer and refer to them when my mojo is missing, which seems like all the time!

I have the set Best Fiends from SU that I think is so adorable. In fact, I love Halloween images, but never send out anything or make anything special for the holiday.
The entire image is colored with Sakura glaze pens. They are so much fun!! Tip: sign up for Hobby Lobby's weekly ad by email. They usually have a good coupon (40% off) that you can print off on the bottom. It's a good way to get the coupons without having to get a subscription to a newspaper. Same with Joanne's and Michael's btw. :) I did try to watercolor the ground with a bit of Creamy Caramel. It never turns out the way I want it too, but I can live with it I think. Ha! I used a bit of liberty with the sketch - flipped the circle up to the top because I wanted to make it a moon. The bats are a Martha Stewart punch that I'm seeing a lot of in blogland right now. The first is glued flat, second on a small dimensional, third on a taller dimensional. The only thing I don't like about that is that the bat is so small, you can see the white edges of the dimensional. In the future, I'll color the sides with a marker or something first. I also wish I would've created a little dimension and sparkle on the moon with some sponging and sparkle. Oh well! I'll probably send this to my nephew who is 6 and won't care anyway!
Hope you all are having a fantastic day! Thanks for stopping in! :o) lyss

Oh yeah! Hop on over to Suzanne's blog for some wonderful blog candy that includes a super cute Whiff of Joy stamp. Toodles! :)

ETA: Another blog candy alert! The bigger the response, the bigger the candy package!! Check out Jerri's blog - I am in absolute awe of her watercoloring skills! Her talent is amazing and gorgeous!!


Ann said...

I love this! The bats, the torn mulberry paper, the coloring--all fabulous! :D

Catherine said...

too cute... i just love this set

Dawn said...

this is such a fun card - great stamp - love it!