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.