It is time to tickle a teapotter, which is probably a good thing as this is a bit weird to send to a total strange - even by my standards. I have just looked in the gallery and it appears I may have misunderstood the brief a bit this week.
I thought we were coming to the party in disguise. So I did just that...I disguised Hazy as Albert and Albert as Hazy by surgically swapping their heads.
You may remember Hazy and Lazy from a previous tickle (they live at Gabby's house now), well Hazy likes to dress up for Halloween, so she and her little friend Albert decide to swap heads. If you look carefully you can see where I lopped their heads off and added a bit of red copic marker and dimensional magic to look like blood. Their little outfits are paper-pieced and given a festive shimmer by adding Zig Wink of Stella Brush markers.
I had trouble securing Hazy and the swing to the tree (I say Hazy, meaning her body and Alberts head). I digress, in order to secure the swing to the tree I attached it all to a piece of acetate. I then added liquid pearls to the tree. I decided to give my heat gun a second chance and quickly dry the liquid pearls.....big mistake...the acetate started to melt. I quickly rescued Hazy from the smouldering tree and started again. The smell of burnt plastic is still lingering in the air....the burns on my fingers aren't too bad.
Back to the card. Alberts older brother Frank, has dressed up as Dracular. He is helping Hazy and Albert scare the pants off people walking by.
I should have said earlier that Hazy, Albert and Frank all started out life as Sassy Cheryl digi stamps and they are presented here on a stair step fold card. This size fits into a DL business letter envelope.
When I finished the card, I felt it needed something to soften it. I tried little flowers but that didn't seem to work, that is when I decided to add big blobs of liquid pearls to look like spider eggs!!! Genius hey.
We don't really celebrate Halloween in Australia, so I hope you will forgive me for going a bit overboard this week. I had heaps of fun!!
Have a wonderful week everyone and thank you for looking.
Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 GMT Views: 1077
Accessories: ScorPal, Poppy stamp dies - spider and web & MFT tree, Marianne design fence, Martha Stewart birds, spider web border punch and pumpkin heads, IO grass die, Zig Wink of Stella Brush markers
Registered: December 4, 2009 Location: Beautuful Sonoma County, Ca. Posts: 18510
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 @ 6:21 AM
And the fun you had making this fantastic creation shows, Susie! Oh the trials and tribulations you go through to make your wonderful creations, your unfolding stories are just as good as the finished product! Hazy, Lazy and Albert are all adorable!
Registered: October 21, 2010 Location: in the okanagan in b.c. canada Posts: 10827
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 @ 9:58 AM
You are such a good story teller and creator. I can tell you had so much fun making this. all the work you go through, and its so cool how you tell us too in a fun way. I didnt realize halloween isnt celebrated much there. You def. made u for it here....just darling. I had " fun too' I forgot to write, like the glue lid coming off and getting glue all over the carpet and my shirt....at least it was glitter glue so what i missed is giving me a sparkly sheen...lol...but these mishaps even make it more momentous and fun doesnt it...super job...again...my friend ...LOVE it....TFS..:0)
------------------------------ We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.
Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11086
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 @ 12:33 PM
Talk about a SPOOKY delight! Susie, you got it going on girlfriend! Your kids with mixed up bady parts are amazing! That blood is sucha nice pop of RED too! LOL Your spider is terrifying (YUCK!!!) and all those webs give me the Heebie Jeebies!!! So much fun packed into one FANTASTIC step card!!! You alway make the best cards, so much fun, so much detail and so much of your BIG heart!!! LOVE it all! Thanks for explaining about Hazy, Lazy and Albert and FRANK....Count Frankula! LOL All so much FUN!!!
Registered: March 12, 2008 Location: stamping or writing Posts: 7786
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 @ 1:31 PM
For someone who lives in an area that doesn't celebrate Halloween, you sure seem to have the spirit of it. This perfectly captures Halloween around my neighborhood, which seems to be filled with particularly enthusiastic Halloween types. (Yards in my neighborhood are currently filled with tombstones, ghosts and giant spider webs. The people in one house used to put out a large inflated purple spider, but it must have gotten a leak or something, this year they've switched to a giant black cat.)
In fact, you've captured Halloween so well, I think you should indulge in my favorite part of it -- buy yourself a bag of those "fun size" candy bars and dig in, Susie. That's the real Halloween experience.
Registered: November 3, 2005 Location: Fairport Harbor, Oh-iO, on the shore of Lake Erie Posts: 35567
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 @ 1:59 PM
oh my... this is amazing! You put so much work into your cards and I'm proud to say that I am an owner of one! I see you put a lot of love into this too! Cute as can be. Halloween is not one of my favorite times of the year - I can't quite call it a holiday, but I do make cards for the grands as of course they love getting all that candy!
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Registered: February 28, 2010 Location: Posts: 2547
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 @ 3:09 PM
Wow, sure glad you are not burned tooo bad, you have had some bad luck at times with card making--Girl. So much went into your card and so much to see--got my garlic necklace on so as to be safe from dracula--LOL very cute card.