Friday, 16 September 2016

Welcome to the weekend and the Friday Funny

Morning all,

As we rapidly approach "that time of year", despite the forecast of an impending heatwave ... you can't help but start to think of Halloween. I have a much underused set of the now defunct Smeared Ink's fabulous Halloween GRUMPIES and thought it was time to give them some love/ink/colouring - check them out. If I'm honest, I DO prefer the pumpkin ATC but fear that may be down to colour choices rather than any failing on behalf of the vampire!

I LOVE this image - so cool!
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of black, orange and white
  • Smeared ink "Grumpy" and sentiment stamped on to the white base panel and another snippet of white card using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Kaisercraft mini triangles and mini grid images stamped partially on to the coloured base panel
  • Alcohol markers used to colour the white base panel, the grumpy image and sentiment
  • Sentiment cut out in to strip and matted on to black card
  • Grumpy image fussy cut out and adhered to the now coloured base panel using dimensional foam tape
  • Stardust stickles to highlight
  • Plaid dimensional gloss applied to the pumpkin
  • White gel pen used to doodle a border on the black background

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Crafting from the heart - challenge No. 127 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Melonheadz - September 12th challenge - HAND COLOURED IMAGE
  3. Addicted to Stamps - challenge No. 211 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Simon Says Stamp - Work it Wednesday challenge - STAMPING
  5. Wicked Wednesday ATC challenge - challenge No. 227 - GETTING READY FOR HALLOWEEN

And on to another Halloween make ... I really like the grumpies although I'm not quite so sure about the teeth (or rather, my treatment of them) on this one!!! I really didn't like it when I just had the pink background with the crackle and mini dots .... I personally think the coffee rings and numbers make a huge difference and now I love it!.

Don't Grumpies make great vampires?
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippet of red card, white card and a second snippet of white card - for my image
  • Smeared ink "grumpy" image stamped using Memento tuxedo black before fussy cutting out
  • Alcohol markers used to colour image and white base card
  • Kaisercraft crackle image stamped using Memento grape jelly ink
  • Kaisercraft mini dots stamped using Memento rosebud ink
  • Kaisercraft mini grid and mini numbers image along with Stamplorations coffee stain all partially stamped using Ranger Archival watering can ink
  • Faber Castell black pitt pen used to draw back in some of the images "whiskers" .. which, frankly, I was NEVER going to be able to fussy cut out to my own satisfaction!
  • Stardust stickles used to highlight the "crackle" image and Plaid dimensional gloss applied to the grumpies eyebrows and cape!
  • Black pitt pen and white gel pen used to doodle a border on the red matting layer

I'll be entering the above ATC for the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp - Monday September 12th challenge - AT THE MOVIES .... I went with DRACULA!!!
  2. Craft Your Passion - challenge No. 329 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Through The Craft Room Door - September 13th challenge - ANYTHING GOES
  4. The Mausoleum of the damned - challenge No. 3 - ANYTHING GOES

And now for today's Friday Funny which I found on Facebook so there's no entry in the draw this week ... hope you like it!


lilian said...

Loving the ATC's Kathy, Like you prefer the pumpkin one.

Great F F


Jenn Borjeson said...

So adorable - thank you for sharing with us at Wicked Wednesday! :)

SARN said...

Catscan! Hilarious!

Shame those Grumpies are retired - they sure look fun - except the second one, which just looks scary!

Happy Friday! xxx

Louise Wright said...

LOVE your Halloween themed makes. So fun :-)

Barb said...

Great Halloween ATCs Kathy. Those teeth look evil! Really great Friday funnies from you. Barbxx

Pat said...

Two wonderful Halloween ATC's Kathy and love the pumpkin, but the Grumpie is cute even if he does have overly large I love your Friday funnies too, especially the CATScan. Have a good weekend. x

Monika Reeck said...

two beautiful ATC`s Kathy and that pumpking so shiny
lovely colors and lovely image
the second one hmmm I am afraid looking at him hehe LOL
many thanks to play along with us at ATSM this week
big hugs
Monika (DT)

Debs M said...

ooh love these! x

Sandra said...

Love these ATC's, the glossy accents are fabulous, and make the images pop. Amazing. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

The Altered Paper said...

Love your atc's!

Creative world said...

Super cute ATC's images and awesome card design.. Thank you for joining us at Craft your Passion challenge... Hugs Zeljka DT

Helen said...

This is such fun! Thank you for playing along with Wicked Wednesday this week.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

My Grumpies haven't seen the light of day, but will hopefully soon. Fabulous ATC's, Love the backgrounds and overall design. Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Melonheadz Friends. AJ DT MH