Tuesday, 31 May 2016

More Scary Than Flying Monkeys

Hello.  Welcome.  Well. lookee here, we are half way to the most important time of the year.  Yep, Halloween is on it's way and over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity they are celebrating Half-O-Ween.  Well, me and the flying monkey just couldn't resist........

So, I'm calling this a large postcardThe plan was...well there wasn't much plan.  Just go with the flow.  There were going to be bats, but they left the building when the dragon showed up.  Mum always said you shouldn't fly over the pumpkin patch cos even flying monkeys quake in their boots at the sight of a dragon

I started here.  No, really, I did!  A shades of green brusho background.  Brick Red chalk through Stamplorations RetroCircles stencil.  I flipped the stencil and rubbed the excess ink on the paper to get the chaos sudges at the top.  And a black embossed dragon.  Cos I can.  And he was on the desk.  

Then I went a little bit crazy with many shades of purple distress and also a little orange.  I used a spikey castle stamp to make the spikey bits and some smudges with black archival. 

I decided since it was Half-O-Ween it should be more gloomy.  And pumpkins.  You gotta have pumpkins.  So I smudged the edges generously with versamark ink and black embossed.  The pumpkins were cut using a sizzix die and the Barbed Wire is Cheery Lynn diecut.  

Enter the flying monkey.  I used Things to Alter mdf Monkey and the wings are from one of the winged keys.  See Jac, flying monkey.  The sentiment is a Unity stamp.  

Check out the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity cos they have blogaversary candy HERE

Thanks for dropping by.  Ooh look, nearly June.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity - Half-O-Ween
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 230 - Lots of Layers
Stamplorations May Mixed Media Challenge 
Twofers Challenge 20 - Animals
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes 


  1. super creative! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

  2. I love seeing how you built up the wonderful background to make this fab scene. I think I NEED a dragon like that, he would work wonderfully with encaustic painting
    Thanks for joining us at Twofers this time

    1. Hi Jane, both the castle and the dragon were bought to use with encaustic painting. Well spotted. Hugz

  3. fun project - love the googly eyes - thanks for joining us at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge

  4. What a fun project! Thanks so much for participating in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week and good luck.

  5. OMG..how cute is this!!! Thanks so much for participating in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week and good luck.

  6. Really enjoyed reading this post and seeing the design unfold. Justing letting it flow is a great way to get interesting quirky and slightly different results. Thank you Gail for joining us again this time at Twofers. XOXO

  7. Fabulous, and I loved seeing your process. Thanks for joining our Hal-O-Ween event at The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity :)

  8. Loooove our dragon, no wonder the monkey looks scared. I bet it has a reason. Great to read and see your creativity in process. Thank you for joining our Half-O'Ween challenge at The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.

  9. So much fun! I love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity! The WINNERS post is now up!  http://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2016/06/the-big-winners-announcement.html


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