Sunday, October 27, 2013

31 DOH - Day 27 and Haunted Design House #178 and Left of Center #17 and Smeared & Smudeged Forum Challenges

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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 was Aliens.  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).

Flower Pot
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.


  1. OH MY GOSH... this is really creepy!!! FANTASTIC very creative... love the finish the Crystal Effects gave Allen. Please keep him happy and feed him!!!

  2. That's all I would need, another mouth demanding to be fed!
    Best of luck to you with Allen. How long do those seeds stay viable?

    This has got to be one of the most interesting projects we will see, on this hop or ever!

  3. haha ... what a gorgeous, creepy flower arrangement! Amazing ... reminds me a bit of the little shop of horrors, though: I guess, your plant is much more creepy than those in the movie *gg* LOVELY and very inventive!
    hugs serafeena

  4. EEEEKKK!!!!! Another fabulously creative project! Do you ever sleep? Honestly, this may be my fave so far. It's so cute in such an amazingly creepy way! I adore it and thanks so much for sharing with HDH. xx

  5. This is so trippin cool! Wow I am just amazed at your skills, my friend! You and your project is amazing! I love it!

  6. OMGoodness. This rocks. What a fantastic project. Your skills are amazing. It's totally creeptastic. I love it.

  7. LOVE IT!!! Your little venus fly trap is awesome. Would he like to come live at my house?

  8. Wow this is sooo spoooky scary. I love your style and all the work you put into each project...amazing!

  9. WOW! This is FAB! Love it! one of my favourite films LOL Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House :)

  10. OMGhoul freakin heck, that is one damn scary gorgeous vicious alien/venus flytrap!!!!! Absolutely amazing job! Shoni, Alien is my all time fave movie series too, the second, Aliens, being my #1 fave!!!!! I've got all the Alien Palisades sculptures and Neca/McFarlane toys :0)

  11. OMG...this is awesome in the extreme. What a great idea. I love everything about it - the plant, the stamps..........

  12. OH CRAP!!!! I can't tell you how much I flippin' LOVE THIS!!!! Wonderful what you did, thanks for the picture tut. You did such a wonderful job, I'm so impressed!

  13. Very "Little Shop of Horrors" Great project and one that could be fun with the older children. Thank you for sharing.

  14. I don't think I'd invite Allen over to my house, he is beyond creepy! What a fabulous job you did creating him!

  15. Brilliant! I have always loved the movie, and even a song or two. I am blown away by your creativity and how great Allen turned out. Thank you for sharing him with us at HDH.

  16. Taking a second look at your Allen - did I mention that his bloody teeth creep me out? Love it! Thanks for joining us at Left of Center Challenges.

  17. This is pure Genius ! Brillant colouring !

  18. this is totally amazing!!! Great job! mo x

  19. This is freaking amazing!!! THanks for sharing this wonderful creation with us at Haunted Design House. Truly fabulous. x