Sunday, October 25, 2009

This weekend's artwork

The Original Fangster Yo!

My little vamp fangster was originally going to be a card, but them I remembered I needed a festive gift bag to give my in-laws some Halloween treats. They are so sweet to us , they really deserve a tricked-out swag this is what I came up with.

Supplies used:
Stamp(s):CTMH ( Little Spooks set)
Cardstock: CTMH ( cranberry, sunflower, orange)
Patterned Paper: CTMH ( star paper from Game On pack); Making Memories
Inks: CTMH ( black , orange)
Other: black and orange Stickles, Copic markers, computer font for text

This Happy Haunting card uses all CTMH products with LOTS of sponge inking and torn sticky notes for masking.

Supplies used:
Stamp(s):CTMH ( The Beauty of Christmas-trees , Spellbound
Cardstock: CTMH ( aut.umn terracotta, black, white daisy)
Patterned Paper: (none used)
Inks: CTMH ( black , sunflower, honey, orange, aut. terr., chocolate, desert sand)
Other: corner punch, black glitter, sticky notes

This spooky tree card also uses the Spellbound stamp set and LOTS of sponging/inky fingers. The ground/horizon line is masked using ripped sticky notes and brayers black on the ground side and sponged in blues and black on the sky side. I also used a white paint pen for highlights and the stars.

Ooh la la!

Isn't mon cherie tres adorable, yes? She is colored w/ copics, and I colored a second set of legs and cut them out and foam pop-dotted them, so she is 3-D. I love layering, paperpiecing and adding textures and layers. I used CTMH Pear Paint ( brushed on w/ a foam brush) on the butterfly to give it shimmer and hold its shape. Overall, I think she turned out romantic and sweet.

Supplies used:
Stamp(s):various--Gorguss Girl; Eiffel tower (SU!)
Cardstock: CTMH ( amethyst, black, white daisy, key lime)
Patterned Paper: Websters
Other: CTMH ( ribbon, pearl paint); Copics ( colors shown below); Stickles

Jingle-Bread Land

I LOVE this yummy new paper pack by CTMH called are sure to see so much more of it this week, heck the next couple months! I also really adore the CTMH November Stamp Of The Month ( SOTM), Around The Block,
Another CTMH consultant ( shout out Karen P) had the brilliant idea to use this cute house stamp set to make a gingerbread house. Well, that got my creative juices flowing and I decided to try and make a little gingerbread scene. ( next I will make a village! tho, it will likely be a scrap page or something larger) This is just a quick & dirty experiment, so please excuse the sloppy heat embossing ( white daisy embossing powder).
I just hand drew the gingerbread man and little candy cane and cut them out. The tree is also just a hand drawn triangle cut out of a sheet of (Chistmas) music, then inked and glittered ( natch).
All products are CTMH except the stickles and sheet music paper.

Firefly and Crazy Frog

I made this firefly card for my girlfriend who gave us a bottle of Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka...sooo yummy. A perfect summer cocktail. Anyway, it is all CTMH products with the usual brayering and sponging and glittering. Again, skyline masked with a sticky note.

The silly frog uses the same technique and is all ctmh except the frog stamp, which is by Whimsy stamps.

Go Phillies!!! ( I need to make some Phillies cars and scrap pages soon!)


  1. You are doing a great job with the artwork on your blog!! Looks fantastic! Welcome to blogging!
    ~Blessings, Antoinette :o)

  2. Oh my - absolutely stunning artwork!! Keep up the sharing. :)

  3. Great artwork Cheryl! Keep it coming!

  4. Beautiful Work! I think i might be your first International fan...from Canada! lol

    Keep posting, so I can keep admiring!

  5. Hi Darlene...Oooohhhhh tres internationale! Tres chic, oui?
    (hoping I spelled all that correctly and used it in the poper tenses and context)
    Merci Beaucoup!

    To Everyone, thanks (merci!) so much for finding me here, for your lovely and kind words and for taking the time to comment.

    Joyeux Noel!

  6. Ooops...I meant pRoper!!