Sunday, October 23, 2016

Coffee & Cards with Deb & Celeste 10/23

Hard to believe it's Week 4 of my collaboration with Celeste !! And I'm glad that October has 5 Sundays so we can do it again next week !! The theme for this week is CREEPY, SPOOKY.. Thanks to my friend Terri for suggesting "creepy" -- great minds think alike and I already had a concept in mind.. I have had this stamp for awhile... Another clearance buy at Tuesday Morning and I was just waiting for the right time to ink it up !!

I think I am a pretty normal person... I've worked at the same hospital for 30 years, I'm a bookworm, I love to hang out at Starbucks, I'm rubber-stamp obsessed.  See, fairly normal. I guess.. However, I do have a sarcastic sense of humor, love Sugar Skull / Dia de los Muertos designs, love scary movies ( usually watch them in the daylight - LOL ) and I am a HUGE, did I say HUGE Walking Dead  fan !! When I saw this Roadhouse stamp, I immediately thought it looked like it could have been part of the show.. Who wouldn't want to stop here if you were running for your life from a herd of Walkers ?? But just when you think you are safe -------- there you have all of those nasty blood splatters !! I am really looking forward to the Season 7 premiere tonight !!


  • The card base is by DCWV, an older collection called Immortal Love. I stamped the Roadhouse image by Hampton Art on watercolor paper, then used my bright red Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor ( #35 Carmine Red ) to make splatters on the Roadhouse image.
  • To make the splatters, I wet a brush with water & the Carmine Red watercolor, held the brush over the image and tapped it. You can hold it closer to the paper or farther away or use multiple   brushes to get different sized drops..
  • I wet my index finger, dipped it into the Red and made a fingerprint on the image in the lower left had corner. I then used one of my all-time favorite tools - my Pink DYMO Caption Maker - to create the #THEWALKINGDEADAMC label for the lower right side of the card. 
  • I adhered a scrap piece of Red paper to the card base at an angle with Tombow MONO Aqua Liquid Glue, then applied the completed Roadhouse image on top of that, using foam tabs for some dimension. Creepy enough for you ?? It's amazing how much fun I had practicing making blood splatters !! I know that this card might not be everyone's favorite but it was so much fun to make and celebrates my quirky side !!

Today's post is brought to you by a wonderful cup of Chestnut Praline coffee in my new Walking Dead mug, Make yourself a cup of your favorite coffee or tea or cocoa and head on over to Celeste's blog Crafting Junky to see what kind of  spooky mischief she has been up to this week.  We will be back next Sunday to share our posts with you again !! We hope that you will join us and also sign up to follow our blogs if you haven't already.


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