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