Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Creepmas day 4

Today only two hops the Rick St. Dennis MFA 13 days of Creepmas and the 13 days of Creepmas 2012, both blog rolls in the side bar.

All info about the rules and the  prizes you can win on Rick's other blog Airless Chambers

Here is my day 4 project using Rick St. Dennis Christmas light eater digi stamp
When I had coloured this guy I didn't know what to make with it right away, so I had put him a side and worked on some other creepmas projects till I finally got an idea.

I love how it turned out, hope you will like it too,  lots of pics here, enjoy
now you can't see really good in this pic, but there are christmas lights in this card, and they do work (at least they work untill this big guy will eat them) see next pic

What I did was fuzzy cut the digi, not so easy cause of the christmas lights and the wire that connects them. then I stamped on white card stock an Industrial looking stamp using white stazon.

Now the cool part, I used a make up sponge to wipe red distress ink (from inkpad) over the card, the white stazon resists the distress ink so you will see the white of the stamped image pop out of the red ink. Then I added some green ink here and there. Glued the digi on and decorated the card using the weathered clock TH die, the gear TH die and some holly leaves.

The Christmas lights are battery operated led lights.  i puched holes in the card and put the lights through the holes. Because all the technical parts (batteries and wire) are inside the card, I added some  wire on the outside of the card to to connect the little lightbulbs and make it look like the are connected to the digital christmas lights  the lighteater is eating.

And one more pic to share, my workspace after finishing this card, this might be shocking.
looks like a bomb exploded huh?, don't worry got it cleaned up allready, till the next explosion of creativity .........
see you tomorrow, Smeared Ink will be joining us again then, happy hopping


  1. OMGosh - look at that workroom !!! Looks a lot like mine just now LoL Super stunning creation and those lights are fantastic :-) xx

  2. Wow! What an inspired piece! LOVE the addition of the real lights! Brilliant and so clever! Ha! My work space looks just like that, but I never quite get it all cleaned up before starting the next project.

  3. This is just hilarious! LOVE the new Christmas Light Eater and your fussy cutting and lights here are just brilliant! xxD

  4. P.S. your workroom is a model of cleanliness next to mine. LOL xxD

  5. Hoi Monique,
    Je hebt weer een prachtig kaartje gemaakt! En Lighteater is erg leuk. Ik denk dat iedereen wel eens dat gevoel heeft met die kerstlampjes voor de boom! Ik in ieder geval wel! Zo af en toe kon ik ze wel door de ruiten gooien!
    Je werkkamer is mega super herkenbaar! En als m'n kaartje klaar is ruim ik het ook altijd weer op. Tot het volgende projekt .... Groetjes, Caroline

  6. superkaart weer echt toppie, leuke image ook weer en mijn werktafel ziet er ook zo uit hoor als ik lekker bezig ben

  7. this is just fantastic-what a great idea well served up-GOOD JOB!!!

  8. Oh Monique Im so glad your desk is so like mine, I thought I may be the only messy crafter!!! Love your Light Eater hes brilliant, Thnk he may have had all the pies too, Love Hazelxo

  9. Wow, I can't believe you cut around all of the lights!! The coloring is just terrific as is your cool background! And adding the real lights was a brilliant move, pun intended!

  10. your work area is cleaner than mine made me laugh
    love the little fat guy and i have never tried the white staz on now i will try it..really odd i almost bought one sat. love the colors and the coloring..really nice work.

  11. Truly a work of art and love making this. Fabulous!!! those lights are inspired!!

  12. I love those little lights, so awesome
    Hugs Nat

  13. Marvelous work! Wow! Brilliant use of those lights and amazing craftsmanship! I was so pleased to see the "after" picture of your craft room. I thought I was the only person whose room looks like a tornado hit it after I am done with a project :)

  14. So cool, thanks for the smile on my face.