5.11.2009

Dude, seriously...

... where does the time go?! Christmas cards one post... Hallloween the next :) For those of you who don't know, I am the Halloween Queen. My house always has a bit of Halloweenie-ness goin' on, decor wise... I've got quite the collection workin'.

So, from time-to-time, I'll throw a little card creepiness out year-round... that's just how I roll ;)

Remember when I said I wanted to color that little owl from the Bird Cage set with minereal oil & Prismacolors... well, here he is! He turned out pretty wicked-cool if I may say.

Stamps: Bird Cage, Fresh Air Favorites (retiring!!! grab this now!), Glitter Goblins

Paper: Bazzill Mono-Oranges, Bazzill Mono-Greens, Natural cs, White UltraSmooth cs, and misc. dark brown cs

Ink: VersaMark, Burnt Umber Palette

Other: Antique Copper Hardware, Crystal Laquer, Prismacolors & mineral oil blending, foam tape

I love distressing paper for extra Halloweenie-ness... no pristine princess in this house {well, not right now} ;) And you know what else I love... foam tape and pop dots!! Almost everything I do has those little guys on it.

The eyeballs are my favorite part of this card... how funny does that sound? Anyhoo...

{get it... any-HOO... ya' know, like the sound an owl makes ;) ...
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... why no, I DON'T get out much}


ANYWAY, Crystal Laquer is the schizz-nit for eyeballs (stamping images, that is)! Not to mention goggles, sunglasses, fingernails, window panes, crystal balls, water... limitless possibilities, baby!

What do you think?

23 comments:

Tonya Williams said...

oMG!!!!!!!!!! I love this card....It is way cool Those green eyes, yep, creepy....ya da bomb girl!

Tonya

Anna said...

Dude! Love the title! Love the card too! His eyes are cool! But yea, not good for real eyeballs!

Rita said...

I love that little owl! And his eyes just pop, pop, pop... Wonderful coloring and shading too. rita w

kolling143 said...

This Halloween card is awesome and it doesn't look to hard to reproduce!! This is one of my favs that you have made along with the vintage christmas card.

Chris said...

LOVE IT!! (that's me shouting)

Great eyes, I love the stamped and distressed panel, the hardware...it's a great card! Good job Dude!

Patti J. said...

Oh my, this is fab! LOVE the eyes! I am not real wild about Halloween, but it is a holiday that is SO much fun to craft about! Super card - love it, love it!

Kim said...

This rocks! Love the eyelets, the dimension and the eyes are perfect!

KellyRae said...

Oh yeah, you're the halloweenie queenie for shure! Love the eerie eyeballs and LOVE the eyelets (totally cool to mix sizes). Owl-dude's chest feathers have same awesome shading going on there too. (Can you tell I LOVE this card???)

Stampedbyanangel@aol.com said...

This is simply so much fun..love you

Suzanne said...

Way to coooool!!! Love it

LadybugSue said...

LOVE this card. You did it again, you are such an inspiration to me.

Bridgett said...

Great card...sooo spooky! LOL

Love the distressed edges and the eyes are super kewl!

Joan B said...

fabulous job!!!

Seleise said...

oh my gosh - this card is AWESOME!!! the crystal lacquer on the eyes is the perfect creepy touch. :)

kssdesigns said...

Awesome eyeballs!

StampinCarol said...

This card is a real "hoot"!! Just love it! And I use a lot of crystal lacquer myself - great product!

Sarah said...

The eyeballs are amazing!! I like how you did the eyelets, too. Very nice card.

Debra Hensley said...

Love it! YGG!!! Your such an inspiration always! Hugs!

Diana said...

I love your style girl!! as Kelly Rae said you are a queen doing the halloween cards!

Laurie said...

This is great Barb! I love the eyes!

Michelle said...

what an awesome card. That owl is the bomb!! LOVE how you layered the sayings - this is one of my favs!!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

You MUST love halloween if you are making cards for the holiday in May. This is really a neat owl and the crytal laquer eyes give it such shine. I love that stuff too. I also like the different sized eyelets as the accents.

Trudy Osborn said...

I just LOVE his eyes!