Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Double Vision?

Hey Everyone! Sorry I haven't posted in a little while, I have been so very busy with so many projects!! I am hoping to share some of that stuff with you, but we can discuss that on a later date! On to the news at hand!!

Today we have a challenge over at The Burtonesque Dolls! The other dolls and I have made projects using twin images! Everyone did things a little differently, and I am no exception! I decided to forget about color, forget about different mediums, and well, forget about a project! What I decided to do was to make a drawing that incorporated one of the heart digis from my Strange Skin digi collections! Check it!

I wanted to do something a little strange and just a touch...for lack of a better word.....fetish-ness....is that even a word?! Hahaha! Anyway, I really kinda like the way the girls turned out, and I am kind of thinking of making a set of digis based off of them.  What do you think?!  Here is a closer look at just the girls:

If you like the heart that I used, and you would like to use it yourself, you can go over to www.strangeskin.com and get one of your own! If you haven't been the the Dolls blog to check out all the other girls projects, visit http://theburtonesquedolls.blogspot.com/ 

I hope you guys enjoyed my take on the whole twin challenge, and I hope you come back again soon to see what kind of trouble I've gotten myself into! Have an awesome day everyone, and Happy Crafting! <3

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Celebrating A Little Nightmare Before Halloween!

Hello All!! So hopefully you have been visiting me and the other Burtonesque Dolls to see the new releases from Simply Betty Stamps.  If you haven’t been, what have you been doing instead?! What’s more important than this!? Goodness!! hehe

Today I would like to help welcome to the stamping world Ellanore!!!

Now she doesn’t usually dress up like Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas, but this occasion was special! Along with the release of these stamps, we needed to do a challenge today.  The challenge was to take Ellanore and dress her up like one of Burtons leading ladies.  I chose Sally, cause well, Sally is great!!

I used this really great, super skinny ball point pen and drew in the stitches and patterns all over her.  I also used the pen to draw the Jack in the background. 

I colored her in with colored pencils.  I never use colored pencils, but I think that they worked out pretty well for this project!!

Who’s your favorite Burton leading lady? Maybe next time you have a project you need to make, you can Burton-ize it too!

Make sure to check out http://theburtonesquedolls.blogspot.com/ to see all the other Dolls projects, and make sure you go and buy these stamps at Simply Betty Stamps on Friday!!

Hope you all have a wonderful day today and happy crafting!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Belladonna is here!

So, it’s day number two of the Simply Betty Stamps preview for the new Burton Weenies!! You met JackJack yesterday, so now it’s time for you to meet Belladonna! Give her a wave!

For my project I knew I needed to put feathers around her, because her hair reminds me so much of these cool feathers that I have.

I decided to paint her with gouache in shades of magenta and purple. (That’s the same magenta I usually dye my hair! teehee!) I then took a green tin box that has been waiting to be glammed up, and I attached the feathers and Belladonna.

I have been storing these feathers in a boring plastic bag, but thanks to Belladonna, I now have a cool tin box to keep ‘em in!!

I hope that you guys are in love with her, and will come back again tomorrow to see what other weenies we have in store!

Make sure you take a look at all the other Dolls projects at http://theburtonesquedolls.blogspot.com/

Have a great day guys and happy crafting!!

Welcome to the world, Burton Weenies!

Hi everyone! I am excited to tell you all about the new line coming out from Simply Betty Stamps called The Burton Weenie! Myself and the other Burtonesque Dolls will be putting up a new project every day this week to preview Betty’s newest characters. The first character we are introducing you to is JackJack! Say Hello!!

My first project with him is a simple little card that used a close up cropped version of the original image. I painted him in using gouache.

His hair has varying shades of brown and some streaks of purple in there, cause he’s a cool dude! His sweatshirt is painted in blues and purples, and his clippies are red with some Stickles on top.

The rest of the card has Stickles on random parts of the paper to make the bubble design stick out a little more. I wrote the sentiment out by hand, cut out a little red heart, and covered it in Stickles and Glossy Accents.

Who doesn’t love a pretty boy?! Hehehehe If you love JackJack, you will love all the other Burton Weenies too!! Wanna buy ‘em? Well you are in luck, because they will be available on www.simplybettystamps.com on Friday!!

Make sure you go check out http://theburtonesquedolls.blogspot.com/ to see all the projects the other lovely dolls made with JackJack, and definitely come back every day this week to see all the other weenies!

Thanks for checking this out, have an awesome day, and happy crafting!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop Winners!

Hello Crafty People! I am so sorry I’m a little behind on picking the 3 winners of our Strange Skin Digis! I didn’t realize what date I should have picked you guys!!

Before I announce the winners, I would just like to shout a big “THANK YOU!!!” to everyone that looked at my blog and commented on it! Your kind words are so appreciated!! It really inspires me to do even more cool stuff!! I will be putting the skull necklace up on etsy.com, hopefully by the weekend, and I will also be making a square potholder and putting it up there too (as suggested by you lovely ladies)! I will let you all know if and when I get some aprons made! I am more than willing to take special orders if you want something specific.  Just let me know!

Ok, on with the prizes! So are you know from last week I said that I will be choosing 3 winners at random to win their choice of any 2 Strange Skin Digis.  This does exclude the Zombie Attack!! Collection, but there are plenty of other goulish delights you can choose from!!

And the winners are……


Susan’s Crafty Chaos


Scrappy Rat

Congrats ladies!!  Please send an email to me at pamelajbowman@hotmail.com with the 2 digis of your choice! I hope everyone had fun with the hop! Please come visit again soon! Bye!! <3

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop!

Welcome scallywags! It’s hop day! Woo-Hoo!! If you are following the hop, you should have just visited Cyndi’s Blog (http://scrappychickcyndi.blogspot.com/) and have been seeing all the cool projects that everyone has been doing for Skull Appreciation Day! I am very excited to be not only participating in the hop, but I, along with Jorge (my bf and co-founder of Strange Skin) are sponsoring it too!! If you haven’t heard of us, our website is www.strangeskin.com!


We will be giving away two free digis to 3 fabulous crafters! How do you win these digis you ask? It’s simple! All you have to do is leave a comment here on my blog! That’s it! How easy was that?! The winners will be chosen at random and will be announced right back here on my blog! Make sure you check back to see if you have won! So two free Strange Skin digis of your choice for leaving one comment, what a great deal! hehehe

Alright, On to the Skull Appreciation Day business!! I decided that I wanted to do something totally different. I love working with all kinds of materials and for this project I chose to work with fabric, yarn, and thread! I also figured it would be great to drive myself completely crazy and make 3 projects instead of one, so here they are!!

First on the list is my 3D crocheted skull necklace! This tiny skull was made using crochet threads in cream, black, and red. I made the little skull first and I didn’t know what to do with him. After a while of wracking my brain I thought it would be a lot of fun to take this little guy and be able to wear him around! The red heart and black ring finish off the necklace and give it a little more pizzazz, don’t you think?! :0) I love throwing hearts and skulls together (who doesn’t?!) The whole necklace is hand made with thread and was a lot of fun to make! I’m thinking of selling them on my Etsy.com store, what do you guys think?

Skull necklace

Skull necklace2

skull necklace 3

The second project I made was a crocheted oven mitt. I love to cook, and my kitchen could use a little more spooky flair, so that’s when I came up with the idea of making this! I crocheted it out of black yarn and made the skulls and hearts out of thread. It’s nice and soft, and I kind of want to just make another one and use them as giant mittens in the winter! hahaha

oven mitt (2)

oven mitt

Oven Mitt closeup (2)

Last but not least, I made an apron to go with my faboo oven mitt. I used a sheer and white on white striped fabric to make it, added some satin bias tape and finished it off with another crocheted skull in the corner. Aprons are getting so popular lately that it seemed appropriate! I’m also thinking of selling a different version of this apron on my Etsy.com store. Again, your opinion is important to me, so let me know what’s on your mind!!


apron skull

skull apron closeup

I love using skulls on pretty much anything, so I am so happy that I got to participate in this Hop! next on the list to visit is Prissy and her blog can be found here http://prissy-blingthis.blogspot.com/

I hope that you guys are all having fun with this hop! Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win your choice of 2 Strange Skin digis! (Excluding the Zombie Attack!! collection) Check back often to see if you are a winner! Thank you for looking at my projects! Happy Hopping folks!

Here is the list of everyone’s blog that are participating in the hop:

Monday, May 30, 2011

There are Monsters in Wonka’s Factory!


Hello Ladies and Germs! How are you all today?! Good I hope!!! This week Strange Skin is sponsoring The Burtonesque Dolls challenge!!! YAY!!! The challenge is to use our monsters and put them in the setting of Wonka’s factory! Whether it be using crazy colors, patterns, or even candy itself, you have to take a monster and Wonk it up! It should be lots of fun! Who doesn’t love candy and monster?! 

I unfortunately have been having one computer problem after the other and was not able to make an awesome project for our release date today, but never fear! I will have something up to show you guys as soon as I can get my paws on a working printer!!

I hope that you guys out there in crafty internet land actually have electronics that don’t rage against you, and you will be able to participate in this super cool candy flavored challenge! I can’t wait to see what you guys do!!!  The prize for this challenge is your choice of an two of our super cool digis! (not including the Zombie Attack!! Collection…sorry!)  The only way you can win these digis is to make a project, so start crafting people! Get in the Wonka state of mind, eat some Gobstoppers, do the Monster Mash and have a ball!

To check out the Burtonesque Dolls blog and see what kind of creepy confections the Dolls cooked up, click the link below! http://theburtonesquedolls.blogspot.com/

If you are interested in buying any of the digis that the Dolls used in their projects, visit our website at http://www.strangeskin.com and check out our store!

I also wanted to apologize for the lack of new digis! I mentioned on Smeared and Smudged “The Vent” that for the Skull a Day Blog Hop we would be releasing some cool new digis.  Well, like I said before, my computer isn’t letting me do much of anything at the moment, so I have to delay the release of our new digis.  I’m not sure what day they will be up, but they should be up sometime soon.  I think you guys will like ‘em!

Anyhoo, I hope you guys go and check out the projects by the Dolls, and I hope you play along as well! The more the merrier!!! Have a great day, and Happy Crafting! :0)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

What Up Bloggers and Bugs?!

Hello Everyone! So I have, yet again, said I would blog and I LIED!! TO YOUR FACES! TO MY OWN FACE……I feel like a jerk about lieing to you, I wont do it again. I know for sure this time because I am now one of the awesomely cool Burtonesque Dolls! Being part of their group, I will be posting cool projects that I do up here. If you don’t know about them, you can check out their blog at http://theburtonesquedolls.blogspot.com/

The Burtonesque Dolls

I will also be participating in the Smeared Ink Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop! I already know what I’m gonna make for this hop, and I am totally excited to just get to it already!!! To check out information on the hop look at this: http://smudgyantics.blogspot.com/2011/05/skull-appreciation-day-blog-hop-with.html

Smeared Ink Skull Blog Hop

So yeah, sorry I lied to you guys so many time about posting…I am going to make a solid effort to be more active on my blog and my website and even twitter, especially now because of the Dolls, and also I got my new computer with my new keyboard that actually types!! Hooray!!!

If I don’t hold my promise this time, you have full permission to kick my ass…ok? good! Have an awesome day guys! <3