Sunday, October 20, 2013

31 DOH - Day 20 and Airless Chambers and Punk You Girl Challenges

Welcome to DAY 20 of the 31 Days of Halloween event, hosted by Smeared Ink and the Smeared and Smudged Forum.  To find out who the daily winners are click HERE, also Terra's Blog.  She is the first one on the Wicked Blogger List located to your left.
Roni just shared her Halloween creation and Jenn's is up next.  You are now at Shoni aka Crafty Inknik's Blog.

I have made a fun little 3 1/2" x 11" card featuring Rick St. Dennis' little lady, Callista.  See her featured HERE.  Get over to Airless Chambers and sign up for the Newsletter.  Subscribers received her FREE this month, so don't miss out.  I will be entering this project in the October Newsletter Freebie Contest.

Next up is a Halloween Challenge #5 over at Punk You Girl.  If it's Halloween they want it! 

I have had this shoe pattern for a long time and thought it would be fun to try it with this card.  Witches seem to have the most fabulous shoes (Esp the ones Rick draws!).  Callista had some bones and candy left over, so thought she would fly over and give a little gift to her best friend.  Enjoy Day 20 everyone!

Cast of Deets
Callista was printed out 2x on Whisper White card stock.
I pulled out some pastels from The Stencil Connection, which I believe is out of business.  I think I bought these 10 or so years ago...and probably using them for the 3rd time!  Anyway, she is colored with the pastels.  Then I went over with markers and Blender Pen to add a little more depth. 
She is fussy cut and adhered over second image.  I outlined her with a marker.  I did cut out the eyes of her and snake (which I realized later that the eye is backwards) so that the whiteness would really pop.  I used the white Gel Pen on buckle (on hat) and her laces.

The star she is originally holding is replaced by the head from on of the stamps in the Voodoo set from the Smeared Ink Rubber Club, also drawn by Rick St. Dennis.  Head is stamped in black marker and fussy cut and colored in with markers and Blender Pen.

Since Callista loves casting spells, I had to add a slip of paper in her apron.  Paper says spells, which I wrote w/ fine tip black Sharpie and smeared a bit of ink on it.  Used an Exacto knife just above line and slipped under.

Callista's favorite broom, her great great great great great great grandmother's, was made from a poor skeleton that got broken down for parts.  Broom is upper and lower leg bones.  Linen Thread is wrapped and cut for broom bottom.

Before finished Callista was added, I used a stamp from Urban Decay (April 2013) a Smeared Ink Rubber Club past offering, over entire background.
Saying "I put a spell on you" is from Creepy Lil' Grumpies (August 2013), Smeared Ink Rubber Club.
I added an old Stampin' Up! color, Green Galore (retired), to the entire background.
All sides were Spritzed with Cut Grass Dylusions Ink Spray.
Last, stars from Stampin' Up! set, Seeing Stars, were stamped in Craft White ink.

Shoe is out of Basic Black card stock. 
Flower is a mixture of Epson salt and water brushed onto Basic Black card stock, then let to dry.  I punch out with Pansy Punch.
Metal flower, lace ribbon on bag, and green Designer Paper are retired SU! products.
Bones are from broken down skeleton.
Hard to see, but there is a Jewel Rhinestone in the center of flower under hand.
Washi Tape from set out of Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Catalog, Witches Brew Designer Washi Tape.


  1. Very nice set with all the lovely attached details - cute and very halloween-style!
    hugs serafeena

  2. Such amazing detail you put into EVERYTHING, Shoni! Love reading your process because it points to more fabulousness I might have missed. the teeny list in her apron, the voodoo skull, that uber creative broom and Epson Salts on black card stock??? Who knew??? Stunning beyond words, my dear! xxD

  3. Amazing how small details change Callista into something more spooky and still fun.
    The shoe is fabulous and a great way to share candy.

  4. I just love this set up of objetcs and designs-Great job-Thanls for using Callista so beautifully-much appreciatd

  5. LOVE Callista!!! I enlarged her and could see all the details you mention in you post so much FUN. Love the BROOM!!! great embellishments...

  6. Totes spooktacular creations today, so much gorgeous eye candy to drool over!

  7. OH WOW!!!! You did an amazing job of adding such great details! Love your color combo. Love how you did that shoe! Wonderful project!

  8. What a neat project today- love Calista and that shoe is amazing!

  9. Great projects! Love the coloring on your ATC and that flower you made is too cool!

  10. oh my...wonderful projects today. I think I know how you spent your Saturday, lol! Love how you colored Callista the Witch! Your shoe is fabulous. Love all the attention to details!

  11. Shoni, this is so cute. I love that shoe. It's perfect for a witch. Great coloring on the card too.

  12. Fabulous card and shoe!!! this is an awesome project! love them both!! Joining you as part of the hop but i'm also on the PunkyouGirl dt, so thank you so much for sharing with us there this month too! Love your work, hope you'll join us again next time! mo x

  13. Fabulous project with lots of fabulous details that I'm so thankful you share with us! I'm trying that epson salt flower!!

  14. I am really impressed with the amount of care and attention to detail, this really is stunning. I Love It!


  15. Shoni this is just fabulous. Loving the little extra touches you've added to Callista. She has really come to life here. Thank you for sharing with us at Airless Chambers this month

  16. love the shoe, it;s real awesome, great job, Calista looks great too


  17. Gorgeous...Love how you colored calista...Thanks for playing with us at Airless Chambers.

  18. Oh My! Callista is such a fun image to create with and you did an amazing job!
    Thanks for joining us at Airless Chambers.