Thursday, August 11, 2011

Everyone's a Mad Scientist...

The title of today's post is part of a quote from David Cronenberg; "Eveyone's a Mad Scientist....and life is their lab." 
The little Mad Scientist in THIS lab is Mad Scientist Honey by CC Designs,  the Skull, Spider, and Bat are from the CC Designs Halloween Accessories set and the Eyeballs are from the Honey Beaker and Eyeballs set. They are all available as digis only from All That Scraps, pop over to the All That Scraps Blog to see some of the other Halloween digis on review.  As it's August Digi Day over at Stamp Something I'm entering my Mad Scientist over there!
I used this sketch from Totally Gorjuss...isn't it, well, totally gorjuss??!!
The orange card is actually a folder I bought from a stationery shop when I was away recently...I bought a few bits and pieces thinking I could throw a card together, well THAT didn't work out, but I can still use the bits I bought, so it's fine.
The gorgeous patterned paper is one of the many fabulous digi papers available at Bearly Mine Designs, there are loads of freebies too - this is one of them - Donna is very generous adding freebies regularly. 
I've mounted the patterned paper on various textured black card, the image panel is cut using Standard Circles Nestabilities the mat using Lacey Circles Nestabilities.  Ellephantastic Challenges wanted us to add some layers, I've got layers in the background and also I've paper pieced the bat and skull (though it's hard to see) so I'm in!  The spotty ribbon is from my stash Stampin' For The Weekend has Spots and Dots as its challenge theme, so I'm in.
Honey is coloured with Copics, there are glossy accents on the glass beakers, her glasses and the spider...you can actually sort of see the shine in the photo - for a change! 
I tried to colour Honey's hair to look more realistic, my ATS teamie Shelby and Blog friend Brenda always have me in awe with "their hair" so I'm trying to channel them!  Copic Oz has "It's All About the Hair" as their challenge this time around, so I'm entering there as I feel I'm on track (though definitely not "there" yet, lol) for doing good hair.
The Sir Stampalot Challenge this time is Whatever You Fancy ...I definitely AM there, so I'm in. 

The sentiment on my card is a digi (of course!) from Hobby Palais, there's HEAPS to choose from...and they're really well priced!  For some reason the photo is out of focus...must be the camera, couldn't possibly be the photographer, lol.

The inside of the card is finished with more of that fabulous paper from Bearly Mine with the Lacey Circle Nesties featuring again for the sentiment panel, easy peasy!
That's it from my safe little corner of the world for today, I am thinking of those in the UK - and elsewhere for that matter - that are enduring the unrest and violence we are seeing on the news, I hope the impact on you is minimal and that sanity soon returns.  Until next time, Happy Crafting, Dee

18 comments:

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Such a fab card! I love how you have coloured the hair. Thank you for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot.
Clare x

Vicky said...

So gorgeous Donna...love the cute image and fabulous colour combo too hun...

have a lovely day...hugs Vicky xx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Donna, love the cute image & bright colours.

Donna x

Brenda said...

Dee, such an amazing card. Really love everything mounted on black. Love the touches of glossy accents, you are too sweet for mentioning me in your post!! Your hair is fabulous!! Love your sentiment as always! And your papers, and your coloring, and well the whole dang thing!!
Hugs~Bren

And still just so jealous that you are on the team!!

brenda said...

A super creation Donna.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

B x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Donna and love the adorable image.
luv
Debby

Jill said...

Ha! That's such a fun image - great card! Thanks for joining us at Ellephantastic. Jill

Sharon Keanly said...

Your card is delightful. She's a real cutie pie. So pleased you liked the sketch over at TG, thanks for joining in our challenge. hugs Sharon

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

craftymum said...

A great image and great card too. thanks for joining us at TG this week
hugs sarah x

Sally H said...

Just fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

Mummylade said...

what a fabulous creation! Thank you so much for playing along with SFTW in our spots and dots challenge and good luck!

Hanna said...

WOW, this is FABULOUS, Donna!
I just LOVE how you've coloured your image, especially the hair ang the glass bottles, looks so realistic! Totally amazing! You've done such a GREAT work with this, your interpretation of the sketch is absolutely fantastic! :)

hugs,
Hanna

Francesca said...

What a wonderful creation

Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this month and good luck!

Hugs
Francesca

Thistleblue said...

Hi Donna, wonderful card, love the mad scientist, she's fab! thanks for joining us at the Ellephantastic Challenge this month.
hugs
Michelle
Elle DT
x

Ellephantastic said...

Fabulous layers!!
Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic this month.
Good luck
Hugs
Helen x

Suzie McFloozy said...

Great card x
Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' for the weekend - good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Gorgeous project thank you for joining us at Ellephantastic
Hugs
Tamara