Friday, June 8, 2012

Graphic 45 Old Curiosity Shoppe Mixed Media Collage

Happy Friday all, and welcome on this fabulous Friday!!
Seriously, where did the last week go?!?
Between deliveries, shows, playing taxi driver, graduations and birthdays these past few weeks have been gone in a flash! 

This past weekend I took part in a Dayton tradition, 5 years running now, Dayton's Zombie Walk!
Not only was this just a fun event to attend, but I also got to dress up as a zombie and sell my Halloween inspired goodies!
Here are a few pics from the event!

Yup, that's me!!!  All zombied out and ready for the night walking. 
It's amazing what you can do with a little toilet paper, elmers glue, Vaseline and acrylic paint to really create the Zombie mood!!!

And here is a quick pic of my setup taken by a good friend.  Somehow I always mange to forget my camera, or forget to charge the battery...Sheesh, what is wrong with me sometimes?!?
Also getting ready for another show this Saturday, this one is set in Historic downtown Waynesville at an antique type street show. 
Hopefully I can remember my camera this this time!!

Ok, now for some Graphic 45 inspiration using the Olde Curiosity Shoppe line.

This little ditty was created on a 12 x 12 Artist's Canvas using Core'dinations Black Magic for my base. 
I think the image captures the Illumination we can create with our inspiration.  Illuminating all of our lives by inspiring others!

All of the gorgeous butterflies were hand cut from Graphic 45's Butterfly Specifics Paper from 
The  Olde Curiosity Shoppe Line. Each one then gently folded in half and glued dimensionally to create the effect of flight.  
Fluttering around the wonderful light bulb from Steampunk Debutante. 

The glow of the light was created using Twinkling H20's.  They are perfect for really catching the light, and making something pop.  And wow do they pop on black!

The title was handstamped using Graphic 45's new Typewrite Font Wooden stamp set.
Layers cut from Kraft Recollections embellish the corner.  With touches of blue Graphic 45/ Colobox inks and Hot pink.

Love those numbers from the Olde Curiosity Shoppe Paper.  They are perfect for anything!
I could see a whole inspired layout numbering activities, or birthdays etc!

Even have the clip art lady to share to design your own creations!
Just left click and save picture as.
That's it for today, but there is tons more inspiration from Gloria Stengl and Robin Shakoor over at the Graphic 45 blog you don't want to miss!
Wishing you all a safe and inspired weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

Nicki Chicky


Graphic 45 Papers:
Colorbox: Graphic 45 Decades Inks: Bon Voyage, White Chalk Ink
Core’dinations Signature Series : Photogenic, Sanding Block
Ranger: Adirondack Ink Wild Plum, Glossy Accents
Girl Paperie: Flower Stamp
Sizzix: Bigshot Gear Die
Basic Grey: Rubons
Scrapbook Adhesives: 3D Foam Squares
Other: Matte Gel Medium, Chipboard, Twinkling H20’s, Black paint, 12 x 12 Artist’s Canvas, Clipart


jengd said...

Great zombie getup and LOVE your canvas! It has a wonderful lighting and feel to it!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

It looks real. Like a summer porch from my childhood with one light bulb hanging and all the bugs clustering around it. Magical.

Carol said...

Awesome zombie look! Love your project, TFS

Dee said...

That is so cool! We read about the zombie walk a years ago, both my husband and I would definitely like to join but unfortunately thats not possible because of the distance.
Your project looks wonderfull! I love the picture of the lady.

Linda R. said...

What an amazing college! All those hand cut butterflies are amazing!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog!!! Kiss from Spain!