Monday, 21 October 2019

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge - Entry #5

Hi everyone. Its been a beautiful day weather wise, so great to be in the garden. However we had to take our cat Scribbles to the vet for tests as she has been losing lots of weight while still eating the same amount, and she is constantly hungry. Its not looking good but just waiting to hear the results....





This is my final entry for the current Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where the theme is 'Halloween'. I decided to create a Halloween card for every day in October (this is Day 20) and so far so good. I've been sharing them on my Instagram account and the comments are really funny. Some people are shocked but then when I share a card that isn't covered in blood etc, they are asking for the gore!! So far I haven't offended anyone (well, I don't think I have.....) and most people see the funny side of the cards.

This card is one of my favourites. I remember when I was a little kid seeing the trailer on tv for the first Alien movie. It absolutely petrified me as it was 1979 and I would have been 6yrs old. I can't remember what age I was when I finally saw the movie but thought it was incredible. And I've really enjoyed every single sequel that's come after that too. So this is my 'homage' to one of the greatest horror movies ever made:


What would I do without this Ellen Hutson 'Leading Lady' stamp?? She is the perfect shape for so many of my Halloween cards. Thankfully they have liked the cards and not banned me from buying anything more from them!!

To start off I needed to create an 'indoor' scene', so I adhered a piece of Modascrap 'Let Your Soul Bloom' patterned paper on the card front for the wallpaper. For the floor I used a piece of wood veneer paper.

I stamped the Ellen Hutson 'Leading Ladies - Binge Watching Lady' on white CS with Gina K Amalgam black ink, coloured her with Altenew Artist Markers and fussy cut her out. I also did the same with the Kindred Stamps 'Bursting Love' alien. 

If you haven't seen any of the 'Alien' movies, the 'face alien' is like a parasite that comes out of an egg, attaches to your face and impregnates you with an alien in your chest which bursts out when its ready to be born, killing you in the process. I needed an egg so I went online looking at 'egg' images from the movies and sketched this shape. The egg is kind of oval and splits at the top, peeling back with four flaps. I coloured it with my Altenew Artist Markers, trying to work out how to make it look darker on the inside of it. I am not an artist AT ALL and can't draw to save myself but.....it doesn't actually look too bad...you'll have to let me know what you think!!

I adhered the egg and lady in place on the card front. I then glued the 'face alien' to her face and added lots of Glossy Accents to it, dripping it on to her shirt etc, and putting lots on the egg and floor, to show how gooey it is inside of it. Now I needed a sentiment and what could be better than this one from Neat and Tangled 'Better Together'. I white heat embossed it on black CS and popped on foam tape. I wonder what Sigourney Weaver and Ridley Scott would think of this???

I'm also going to link this to The Cats Pajama's Challenge #362 where their theme is 'Fall' which includes Fall activities like Halloween, Thanksgiving etc.


Better take the dog for a walk and sort out something for dinner. Luckily we have loads of leftover roast chicken from last nights dinner, so that makes it a little easier......

Take care
Shona
 

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge - Entry #4

I've had such a busy day!! It was so beautiful and warm outside, so caught up on some of my own gardening. Did lots of laundry, vacuuming and all the other boring things. I then cooked a roast chicken and vegetables for dinner which always takes forever, especially the dishes afterwards. I'm about ready for bed!!





Before I climb into my bed with my iPad and Netflix, I wanted to share my Day 19 'Halloweenfest' card with you. And since the theme for this weeks Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge is all about 'Halloween', this is my fourth entry. 

Time to bring back a bit of blood and gore:


I have so many animal stamps I really wanted to use more of them for a scary card. This one was inspired by the image of the three cats. They look like they are looking over or out of something and seeing something crazy, so I thought a dog eating a human would be crazy in their world!!

I started by stamping the cats from Your Next Stamp 'Scratch Pad', the dog from MFT Stamps 'Furever Friends' and the boy from Neat and Tangled 'Better Together' with Gina K Amalgam black ink on white CS, colouring with Altenew Artist Markers and fussy cutting out. 

I needed to show the outside of a house and used this paper from Modascrap 'Let your Soul Bloom' by adhering to the card front. I then die-cut the Studio Katia 'European Window' from white CS, glued the cats behind it and then a piece of Rosies Studio 'Arabesque' paper behind them to be the wallpaper inside the house. This was then glued to the card front.

I used a grass die from MFT Stamps on some green CS and glued across the bottom of the card. I cut the leg off the boy (giving it a ragged edge) and after working out where that and the dog would be, added lots of red 'blood' with an Altenew Artist Marker, also adding to the images. I glued them in place, along with the sentiment (from MFT Stamps 'Furever Friends') white heat embossed on a strip of black CS popped on foam tape. Ta Da!!

I'm also going to link this to The Cats Pajamas Challenge #362 where their theme is 'Fall' and all the activities in Fall like Halloween.


Hopefully this hasn't freaked you out too much and you can see the humour in this card. For me they are just a bit of fun and I love coming up with different scenes and 'punny' sentiments that would normally be used for more lovely cards. You'll be glad when November finally comes around!!

Take care
Shona
 

Saturday, 19 October 2019

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge - Entry #3

We've just had the weirdest Saturday weather wise. It rained all day yesterday and into around 9am this morning. Then all of the sudden the sun came out and it was so incredibly hot. At 2pm though the clouds appeared and the temperature dropped around 10 degrees which was a real shock. The rest of the afternoon was all cloudy and then it started raining again with the sun coming out. Talk about Mother Nature being undecided!!!!





The theme for this weeks Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge is 'Halloween' and its time for Day 18 of my 'Halloweenfest' where I've been showing off a different Halloween card each day. No blood and gore for this one you'll be pleased to know:


This card makes me laugh, it makes me think of a Mummy ghost and her three little baby ghosts. Someone has been picking on them at 'ghost school' and she is going to confront the bully and scare some sense into him.....

I started by die-cutting the Mama Elephant 'Winter Forest Cover' die from black CS 2x and gluing them together with Gina K Connect Glue. I also adhered a panel of black CS to the card front. I really wanted some sparkle to the night sky so covered the card front with my Uniquely Creative Shimmer Pen, going over it a few times. I then glued the cover die over top.

The ghosts (from The Cats Pajamas 'Faboolous') were stamped with Gina K Amalgam black ink on white CS, coloured with Altenew Artist Markers and fussy cut out. I did the same with the pumpkins from MFT Stamps 'Witch way is the Candy'. These were adhered with double-sided tape. The sentiment (from MFT Stamps 'Fab-Boo-Lous Friends') was stamped on white CS in black, backed with a piece of white CS coloured with Distress Oxide ink 'Spiced Marmalade' and popped on foam tape, along with some Persimmon coloured pearls from Studio Katia.

Will also link this to The Cats Pajama's Challenge #362 where their theme is 'Fall' and Fall activities like Halloween.



I was hoping to watch two new Netflix scary movies with Phoebe tonight but as the afternoon wasn't very pleasant outside and I was busy doing housework/groceries etc, she watched them without me!! She kept coming out and telling me how scary it was and how gross some of the scenes are in the 'Tall Grass' movie, so now I DEFINITELY need to watch them tonight!!

Take care
Shona