Friday, October 7, 2016

Be Afraid - Be VERY Afraid

This year, I was DETERMINED to be organized enough to do FALL crafting, not just Christmas crafting. So over the past month or so, I've worked really hard on Halloween, Thanksgiving and fall themed projects to slow myself down and enjoy the season.

So many monster stamps, and so little time in the fall, I think.

I've always been a monster stamp collector. It's what drew me to my very first ever design team gig at Starving Artistamps back in the day. I love adorable, quirky, misfit monsters the most. I also that no one can accuse you of not coloring them accurately.

I got this little Bump in the Night set from Impression Obsession and I felt like the hand position on the horned monster had a lot of potential. So I stamped her, and then stamped a mask - yes - I carefully cut out that teeny hand/paw from masking paper. Then I stamped the other little monster from the set so that it looked like she was stopping the other monster from saying something. Like the other monster was going to say "WE SURRENDER" and she's all NUH UH - HUSH. BE AFRAID!!!!

Cracked me up. Then I watercolored them both with Schmincke watercolor and stamped the sentiment - just a one layer card on hot press watercolor paper.



link to supplies

I'm not afraid of her in her sassy little apron! I added some dots of white gel pen to make them more approachable. :)

The MISTI and IO peeps were nice enough to let me join their blog hop with my little monsters, so check out what they've done below and comment on all the blogs for the chance to win a MISTI and some stamps! I recommend monsters! :)



Here's the list of everyone who is participating. If you comment on ALL the blogs in the hop, you will be entered to win both a mini MISTI and a $25 IO gift certificate, so leave some love!


Loveyameanitbye.

130 comments:

  1. Very cute monsters, watercolored beautifully!

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  2. Such adorable monsters to fear? Fabulous colors!

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  3. This is so darn cute ... you know that "wish list" it magically keeps growing!

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  4. Such adorable monsters to fear? Fabulous colors!

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  5. Can't get anything but blank space on mitra's blog. I have tried several times.

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  6. Adorable monster card and masking of the hand. That took some time, I'm sure, but was well worth it. IO dies are my favorite but I do not have a MISTI yet. This is a great opportunity to try to win one.

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  7. Cute!!!! Just makes me smile. TFS

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  8. Love your monsters! Good luck everyone facing the hurricane.

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  9. Hehehe, I love your card. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. This is adorable.... I think she was going to say... come on in and have some pie... but the other one had already ate it all. Love what you have done..... as always. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  11. LOL! Wonderful card, and such a great way of featuring these stamps! Your watercoloring is fantastically done in fun bright colors! Thanks for the tips!

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  12. What a cute card {wink, wink} and the sassy little apron, HA! You made me laugh, my friend. Excellent coloring.

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  13. Love them!! Did not know that adding white dots can make one more approachable!!! I will have to try that.

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  14. haha the sentiment really warns me...those monsters are too cute, esp the one in the saasy apron as you call it, wouldn;t want to encounter them in a dark alley though lol

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  15. Great monsters! Wonderful watercolor, and that mask must have been tough!

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  16. Love the monsters. I have only non-gender monsters. May have to get some girl ones! I really don't like to make masks but yours was really effective!

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  17. Very cute card. The Misti makes it all so easy.

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  18. Love the monsters and the coloring. So pretty and the details on the monsters are great.

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  19. Adorable card! now I have to have that set :)

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  20. OMGosh these are so cute...and beautifully colored!!

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  21. I think the apron monster reminds me of a school crossing guard. Stand back... I'll protect you! Lovely (scary!) monsters. :-)

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  22. Cute and fun card!! Great for kids or the upcoming Halloween holiday!!

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  23. LOL, this is so cute Lydia. (I'm NOT afraid!)

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  24. Awesome monsters! My Misti is used daily :-)

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  25. That is such a cute card with those little characters.

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  26. Such sweet little monsters. My grandkids would love 'em

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  27. What a darling and scary card!!!

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  28. Love your monster card! Great stamp set!

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  29. I love this stamp set. Thanks for showing and enabling. I always look forward to your posts and stories.

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  30. I love the bright colors, cute stamp and sentiment!

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  31. Love this stamps set. Your monsters are adorable; only a little bit scary. Wonderful card.

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  32. too cute with such a funny saying love it!!!

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  33. Your coloring technique is spot on! I love how the monster's shadow has a bit of the color from the monsters showing in it.

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  34. Oh, so cute little monsters! My grandsons would love these. Halloween is so fun because of them!

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  35. Love love love the monsters .... sooo adorable! :)

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  36. Love those little monsters! They look like so much fun!

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  37. I was looking for something different and I think this set fits the bill. Love your card. So very cute!

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  38. I love the name "Bump in the Night" for a stamp set! It makes me giggle. These little monsters are too cute! I would shower then with chocolate candy. Oh, you say, there are OTHER kinds of candy. Really!

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  39. Those monsters are simply adorable! Thanks for sharing.

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  40. These monsters are a lot of fun...cute card!

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  41. So cute...love the colors and the sentiment!

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  42. Soooo cute!! I have a ton of IO dies, I need to check out their stamps now.

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  43. Cute Monsters. My niece will love these. Another addition to my wish list. Like the water coloring.

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  44. Darling monsters! Love the positioning. You are such a riot!
    I love your blog!

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  45. LOL. What a cute, adorable Monster Card, Its FUN!! to mask and make an impression on the stamps like you said it's as if she trying to stop the monster in scaring or saying BE AFRAID!!!!I truly like your coloring.

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  46. Very cute monsters. I've been struggling to find stamps to make my 12 year old granddaughter a Halloween card. I think this is it!

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  47. Hahahaha, very cool card...Just love it.

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  48. Lol. Ooooooo, I'm scared. Very cute card.

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  49. Amazing job on the watercoloring! Love the cute little monsters and the fun sentiment!

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  50. Love your colorful scary monsters! The hand over the mouth is irresistible! great job!

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  51. The monsters are so cute! This is going to sound crazy,but I am "very afraid" to try the monster stamps. Seriously. I can't begin to imagine what colors to use so I get stuck. Any tips on how to get started? LOL

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  52. Way to go on this cute monster card. Love the bright colors and dotted accents. I've been seeing so many Christmas posts, that it's refreshing to see something geared more for Halloween.

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  53. Oh My Gosh! Your coloring is amazing! What a super fun stamp set!!
    Love everything about your card creation!
    hugs
    Judy K

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  54. Love your monsters. Great card.

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  55. Oh my--this is so cute and fun. I like the colors.

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  56. So very cute! Awesome coloring of those cute little monsters!

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  57. I love your bossy monster - but she is about to get her hand bitten! Such a fun card.

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  58. Super cute, I love the monsters and the sentiment.

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  59. What a fun card. I got a chuckle out of your brightly colored monsters and your explanation of the one monster hushing the other. LOL

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  60. The monsters are cute and I love the bright colors you chose for them. I can tell from your stamp placement, the misti was a huge help in getting a flawless placement of the second stamped image. Great way to show case the MISTI!!!

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  61. Laughing over the silliness of the monsters thinking we should be AFRAID!!!!! Great card!

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  62. What cute whimsical monsters, and you colored them beautifully! Thanks for sharing your ideas and a chance to win some great prizes!

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  63. Love the sentiment..it just makes me laugh

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  64. I am so into Halloween these days with four grandchildren - all of us planning to trick or treat together this year - even though one will be just about a month old. I love the wild colors you chose -- and I don't think these creatures would really frighten my grandchildren -- they'll love them!

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  65. So much fun! The hand masking is quite tricky, fussy cutting must have been a "monster" to do, but what a great effect and I love how you suggest she's holding back the other adorable little gremlin from surrendering. Love it! Thanks for sharing and such an adorable duo!

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  66. Your card cracked me up, but your story made me laugh out loud!

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  67. Cute, cute card. Love the little monsters.

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  68. Cute little monsters...my grandson would love them! Thanks for sharing!

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  69. You missed the mark - there is no
    way I could be afraid of these two.
    I'd welcome them into my home as
    friends.
    thanks for sharing a fangtastic card.

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  70. Your colorful monsters are just too cute to be afraid! Really fun and colorful card!

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  71. Can monsters be adorable? Your card is so cute and your sentiment is just perfect!

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  72. Masking makes a difference for sure. I'm trembling as I write this. Lol

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  73. un, fun, fun. This card makes me giggle. Thank you.

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  74. I've never seen monsters look so pretty! They Are Awesome!
    Blessings,
    Melitta

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  75. Those monsters are so fun with their very individualistic attitudes and "costumes"!!! Not very scary at all, which is fine with me (but don't tell them that...shhhhhh)

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  76. Beautiful water colored card! Monsters are super cute!

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  77. These monsters are adorable! Very cute card..

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  78. I'm not afraid of those adorable little monsters. Cute card.

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  79. These monsters are so darn cute:)

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  80. I have been reading all that I can find...want to start making my own cards to add a personal touch. Currently reading more than creating and need to take the plunge!

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  81. Cute card...Love the vibrancy of those watercolors!

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  82. I love their little shoes. They are way to cute

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  83. Super cute! And the color is beautiful and bold. Love IO! :) Thanks for sharing!

    Katie B.

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  84. Oh I'm not afraid of these cuties!

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  85. I love your monsters and your watercoloring, Lydia!

    Susan
    Moot96 AT aol DOT com

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  86. Those monsters are stinkin cute...and so colorful and fun. LOVE this!

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  87. What an adorable image!!! I definitely need this stamp for my granddaughter! She would love it!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  88. These monsters are so cute, and the colouring is perfect!

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  89. Love your back story on your monster choices! Brings it to life. Muhaha!

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  90. Love your back story on the monsters, made me smile, muhaha

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  91. The two characters on your card are so adorably cute and you've colored them brightly. The kids in my life would like the stamp set Bump In The Night. Thanks for showing me what this set looks like.

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  92. Cute little monsters! And a good point... no correct coloring for monsters :)

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  93. Great colored monsters. Very cute card. TFS

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  94. This is a super fun card! Perhaps I need some stamps like this so, as you point out, no one can ever say I colored it incorrectly.

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