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Yes, I was lucky enough to get a seedling, which I named Allen, from the infamous Audrey #2 and have been saving it all these years to plant just for your enjoyment. As stated before in another post, good thing I have lots of body parts around, heheheee.....oops, gotta go!
(Yelling in background, "Feed Me Shoni!")
I had two inspirations for Allen. The first is from the monthly challenges at the Smeared and Smudged Forum
, Oh! The Horror! monthly challenge. The movie planted the seed. The next was a recently purchased image from the wonderful Rick St. Dennis
at his new Zibbet
shop. This image watered my seed to helped it grow into my 31 Days of Halloween project today. Don't worry I plan on showcasing that image in the near future.
Yup, another long one today! On to the challenges I am entering Allen in.
Haunted Design House
has their Challenge #178 - Zombies and Creeps
going on for a short time. You must see what the minions have created over there. Dark, Gothic, or Hallowe'en is the standard and applied to the challenge of Zombies and Classic Creeps. I consider Little Shop of Horrors
a classic, with a classic giant mutant human eating plant. This musical is fantastic, with lots of entertainment and of course horror!
Left of Center Creative Challenges
just opened #17 - Halloween or Creepy
. I believe that Allen falls in the creepy what about you?
The inspirational movie for the monthly Oh! The Horror! challenge at the Smeared and Smudged Forum
. This is one of my all time favorite movies. I was not sure how I was going to make a project, but it all fell into place over the month. On my Allen, the shape of the head, teeth, and tongue, and the "alien" life form are what I used for my inspiration from this movie.
Hungry Hungry Details
Plant and pot together measure about 3 1/2" tall and 4 1/2" wide (from leaf tip to leaf tip).
Two strips of Cajun Craze card stock (cs). Crumpled, inked and spritzed. Sticky strip and scissors to make shape.
Base from 2 1/2" circle punch of Cajun Craze cs. Crumpled.
Strip of Real Red cs punched with Martha Stewart's Drippy Blood punch.
Polka dot ribbon from stash.
Bones from a hand punch, probably from Michael's, used on Very Vanilla cs.
Crystal Effects around bottom edge and to hold punched bones on.
Saying is from Smeared Ink Rubber Club
, past offerings, from set As Death - October 2012. It is stamped in Always Artichoke and smeared with Gumball Green onto Very Vanilla cs.
Inside of pot is the extra coffee filters from my die leaves.
Inked coffee filters with ink pads directly onto filters. Crumpled and add more ink for texture.
Spritzed with Cut Grass and Lemon Zest Dylusions Ink Sprays.
Folded into fourths and used Leaves #2 (retired) SU! die and Big Shot to cut out.
Layered and placed in center of pot, on top of extras. Used dimensionals and Crystal Effects to adhere.
Molded head from Stampin' Up!'s White Simply Pressed Clay.
Broke ends off of toothpicks and stuck into clay for the teeth. Let
Used inks and Aqua Painter to color in.
Went over and around mouth area with markers for more depth. Let dry.
Added Crystal Effects to entire head and to adhere to leaves.
Head probably took 3 day to completely complete. And you know how I hate waiting for things to dry!
All materials used are Stampin' Up! and are current unless otherwise noted.