SDC 16 – Vintage, and more dominos done!


I’m later than I usually am for the Stampotique Designers Challenge.  As usual, I knew what I wanted to do but finding just the right vintage Halloween image to work with was a bit tricky.  The problem with stamps is they are the size that they are.  I needed to find something that “fit” any of the Stampotique heads that I had.  I found the image here.  It needed a bit of editing because Rocky was a little bit smaller than the pumpkin head, and getting him to fit “right” (so the knife didn’t obscure too much of his face) took some fiddling.

I stamped spidey first on card and then on acetate, because I wasn’t confident I could precisely cut the spindly legs and have them still look good and be able to secure them to the card, especially if I pop-dotted the body.  I knew they would get damaged going in and out of the envelope!

I overlaid the body on the acetate image and that made him much stronger. No vintage in the brown and cream sense, but vintage nonetheless.  And for me, it’s all about the giggle.  Perhaps too gruesome?  I don’t think so, but then I like Dexter, and if serial-killer-as-hero isn’t too much for me, this card isn’t going to be.  I wouldn’t send it to a kid, obviously, but I do have a few friends who would get it and smile.

I’m making progress on the dominos – just a handful of images left to colour and cut now. Lordy, but it does take some time.  And given the cheap-ass dominos are not standard size-wise, the cutting of the background bits is more challenging than it should be!  I expect I will finish them in the next couple of days.  Here’s an update:

It was working with all the disembodied heads that sparked off the card idea.  I do so love it when your creativity feeds off itself, rather than always needing to look elsewhere for inspiration.

15 thoughts on “SDC 16 – Vintage, and more dominos done!

  1. O.M.G.!!!! I’m totally cracking up over here!!! I LOVE the “pumpkin” head – that’s seriously hilarious (obviously, I too love Dexter)!!! And the dominos are equally kewl! Your creativity blows my mind – well done! Thanks so much for sharing with the SDC again this week!
    Val 🙂

  2. The card is just too cute! I love dark humor! The dominos are great!Thanks so much for joining us at Stampotiques challenge!

  3. I love your card, and your dominios. I quite agree you have to pick an choose who you can send a Stampotique card to. I once made one and my son said I had to someone I didn’t like lol x

  4. Wowzer girl!! Your creations amaze me. I love spidey and how you stamped him on acetate and then cut it out-you can’t even tell. The dominoes are absolutely amazing!!! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer’s Challenge!

    • There is something so disturbing about this card (in a fun Halloween way). The little girl looks sweet and she’s smiling and then she’s got this knife to the head of the boy. Very original and perfect for Halloween.

  5. Vintage and Halloween, what a great combination. Your dominos are fabulous. Thanks for joining us at SDC # 16.

  6. ROFL – very funny. definnitely very creepy to see such an innocent face doing something so violent

  7. This is a riot! LOVE how you incorporated the vintage image! WooHoo! I adore your dominoes! What a fab idea! xxD

  8. Oh wow so fun and absolutely spooky.
    Stunning pieces. Love them all.

  9. This is a fabulous creation! The creepier and the gorier the better for me!
    LOVE the mix of a vintage postcard with the Torrente images.

  10. lol love it as always mary~anne :0)

  11. Fab card, loving the severed head! I’m a bit fan of cutting the heads off these images too. THanks for joining us at Stampotique x

  12. ohooo very scarrry….ot os it? Now, has the boy just cut some ghostly figures head off, or just cut out a pumpkin lantern? The spider’s obviously helped him!! But I still love it!
    Have a Happy WOYWW

    ps…curtains? ah! to hide the pumpkin man’s remains!

  13. Well your card definitely made me smile, it’s fab a very unique idea and one that took some thought, so well worth it and I love the sentiment at the bottom. Well done you, fantastic. I really like your domino pieces too, yet another unique idea. Have a good day, Tracy Evans x

  14. the vintage card is fantastic and the dominoes are such a clever idea!! love your work!

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