Monday, October 11, 2010

CCC17 / GC73 / TheCheerfulStampPad

The bewitching hour strikes again as the wonderful Linda brings us to page 64 of "The Compendium of Curiosities." Our lesson for the week is to create Fragment Charms and I know there will be those show-offs out there, who will make some incredible art! Then there is me!!! I can spend an entire day - no bull - and this is what happened! All I knew is that I was going to alter a box top. The outside back and sides are designer papers that I cut and glued down along with the inner frame. The back of the inside box top was done using a Batik technique in a previous lesson and in which I did the spider webs, then the "GROSS" spiders were embossed and highlighted using a technique from the Technique Junkies. The embossing folder is a new Sizzix release! This background would look really great on a card where you actually see more of it. Miss Skully is a new Tim Holtz stamp and she was white embossed on black and cut out. Now I first had her hanging via a chain and I just hated that she kept wanting to turn her back to me, so we added five layers of mounting tape to her back. We wanted a little dimension.  I understand she does not care for the hair, but we all have bad hair days and at least she has hair! We gave her eyes and the wiggly ones my DH so adores.


Now check out the necklace and belt on her skirt, she needed to feel a little pretty. BTW, the skirt is from some lace that Vicki so kindly sent to me. Also Vicki is having a little fun challenge of her own and because it involves "Women and a stamp," guess where this is going. I don't think this is what Miss Cheerful Ink Pad had in mind, but I want her to see the beautiful skirt! By all means pop over to Vicki's and join in with the fun, because it is all about the art and share and today is Vicki's birthday! 

I am also sending this beauty over to Gingersnap Creations GC73 - Gothic Elements. Not sure exactly how much Goth is happening here, but I am sure if you look hard, there is something!

Friday October 15th is the last day to post a comment here to be eligible for my blog candy drawing of a $25 gift certificate to Scrolls Work Stamps.

49 comments:

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh Terry - SO many AWESOME details on such a Hauntingly COOL project! TFS!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

wow, what a COOL altered box! i love all the techniques you used on it and all the fun details. your fragment charms are great! thanks for sharing and have a fabulous week! *hugs* steph :)

Yelowflower said...

not only is your project awesome but your narrative deserves a prize of it's own!!! I love this altered piece and the charms are so cute!!!!

2amscrapper said...

I think there's a lot of Gingersnap Goth happening here!!!! Love the skirt and the fragment charms!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Oh, man, this is seriously one of the COOLEST works of Halloween art I've ever seen. EVER! Terry, that was a day well spent-- what an amazing, beautifully detailed, perfectly designed altered masterpiece.

Miss Skully looks fabulous in her stylish lace skirt, and I hope she'll learn to love her hairdo, because it really does suit the shape of her face nicely. Her charms are wonderful and spooky/sweet, and while I think she may be breaking a leash law allowing her spiders to run around like that, she does at least seem to be keeping an eye on them.

I love this, Terry. It started my week with a big smile!

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a FAB Halloween piece, lots of wonderful detail and texture!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Hey Terry! Ooooh, really cool Fragment charms and creation using them in. Yep, really cool indeed!

Thanks for stopping by *smiles*

Lynn Stevens said...

Terry, You don't give yourself enough credit. I think your Skelly is WICKED cool! from the charms to her new doo and her lace skirt shes ready for a night of Halloween fun! No Bones about it!
You had me at the spiders!

wwilloww said...

Hi Terry, I think your altered piece is like totally scary!!! LOL... I love all of it and how creatively you used the fragments!! You definitely have goth covered and I bet Vicki is going to have a good laugh if you enter your sweetie here in Vickie's challenge!!! Great art girlfriend!!!

Michele said...

this is magnificent Terry! wonderfully done. xo

Suzanne Brookfield said...

This is FABULOUS Terry....so many different things to look at!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the frags. Looking forward to playing with these tomorrow
Rinda

Chris said...

Terry, very creative charms. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Chris

Ira said...

This project really really ROCKS Terry! Love to look at all the details you put into this! TFS! Ira

Willy said...

This is really awesome, Terry!

Netty said...

Terry this is so brilliant and inventive, I love everything you have done here....its downright awesome...... Have a great week, Annette x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

so spooky... great!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Terry,
your altered box is awesome. Spooktacular!
Have a great day.
Hugs,
Marie

stampdiva said...

Terry this is so cool. You always create amazing art. Lynne M

Jingle said...

You did a great job with this! So neat!

donna said...

What an amazing and fun creation! I love everything about it and your description too!

1CardCreator said...

Wow Terry, this is totally awesome! I love the coffin, the inside looks fantastic! And your lady with the lace skirt is just too cool! ~Diane

Linda Robinson said...

This is Amazing.. You do scary perfectly.. Love it..

Hope you are having a happy day..

Hugs, Linda

Jack said...

Stunning box, and I love that you've given your skelleton a personality. xx

Cynthia said...

I think this is the best dressed skeleton I have ever seen!! You were cracking me up with your dialog. A whole day,,,isn´t that something when you look at the clock and it is like 6 or 7 hours LATER...ahhhhh art:) All she needs is one of those snazzy vests!!

Sherry said...

Wooohooo Terry! What a fun, animated piece, it's brilliant!

Vicki Romaine said...

What a masterpiece! Thanks for joining my first challenge. The winner will be picked by random generator and a small pize will go to the winner.

Daniele said...

well all I can say is awesome....loving the detail and those eyes
hugs

Shar said...

Awesome! Love it!

Meggymay said...

Wow, a fantastic piece.

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is so cool,gosh so detailed,love all the different,techniques you have used,just love it bless you for the comment you left on my blog,just love your work hugs cheyrl xxxx

thefrugalcrafter said...

Terry, that is incredable art in my book, what is not to love, it is fab, love the clear charms!

Beth Norman said...

Very cool. I like the Batik technique too. You did a wonderful job with it. Love the dangly elements too.

lena said...

Groovy charms dangeling around!

PetraB said...

Absolutely terrific, love the skirt. Thank you for joioning us at Gingersnap Creations.

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

I love all the little details, the hair, the eyes the skirt and necklace. What a cool project and perfect for Halloween.

craftytrog said...

Brilliant! Love her lacy skirt!

Dawn said...

So who's not a show then? lol I think your a complete show off in the nices way;0) this is just great hunny and I have to say I love the vharms the most! although great back cround too!

Love Dawn xx

MarleneMAZ said...

Just fabulous! I love the charm with the bony skeleton hand, just creepy:)

SmilynStef said...

Too fun ... love that fun lacy skirt ... thanks for celebrating Goth-tober with us at Gingersnap Creations.

Deanna Cosgrove said...

This piece is hilarious! Oh, so clever with the charms ;)

Kathy Eddy said...

Great charms and cool piece of art. I had so much fun making the charms, I made too many to fit on my page.

newfiecrafter said...

Wow Terry this is so cool and sooooo spooky. Love all the details and an awesome job with the fragment charms.
thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.
Marilyn

Sandi M said...

Terry, she's awesome! Love her look and those fragments are so cool!

Lindy said...

Love this cool project!!! It's giving me some ideas!

CuddlyBunny said...

Terry ... you ARE one of the showoffs with the incredible art!

Well, you're art is incredible at any rate (you might not be a showoff ... most of the time).

Really, I think this piece is so utterly fantastic! FanTAStic!

Lorraine said...

this is excellent..love all the layers and thanks for taking the time so leave me all nice comments on my fb page and blog

Brenda Brown said...

An amazing project Terry, I love your charms and the work you do.
Thankyou for visiting me and leaving a comment I really appreciate it.
Luv Brenda xxxx

Kris Dickinson said...

Ooooo very creepy and cool!

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