Tuesday, October 18, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - Day 18

Wow - this month is flying by - get it, flying, caw, caw!!!  Seriously though, Alex created something wonderfully creepy once again for Beyond the Burtonesque Dolls challenge.

This week the challenge is to be inspired by Guillermo del Toro. Alex thought with it being Halloween and the Vampire craze, etc., etc. that Blade 2 would get lots of taker so went with what she thinks is just one of the oddest of oddities ever, the hand eye thing from Pan's Labyrinth.  Turns out, more of the Dolls are freaky than even they realized, LOL!.
Alex had a fabulous plan for this originally.  She has this great eyeball stamp by Inkadinkado.  She went looking for a hand and found one online she printed out.  When she went to put it all together she found that hand was not nearly large enough for the eyeball.  So, she decided it was time to 'punt'.  I wish she could have seen the grin while she created.  One of these days that girl needs to just let loose with scissors, paper, ink and see what happens!  Anyway, she traced her own hand (think turkeys for Thanksgiving in grade school), cut it out, inked it up and placed the colored, glimmer misted, diamond glazed eyeball right in the center.  The background is one she used another Inkadinkado corner image on.  Why that image, because she likes it and wanted to.  Then she grabbed some different colored inks and 'mucked up' the cardstock before placing the 'eye hand' front and center.

I wonder what everyone else who enters this challenge will come up with?  Personally, I am just a bit creeped out!

Alex also is currently, it is only the first day so ...., participating in the Simply Betty Stamps 12 Days of Halloween challenge. What makes this one a bit different from the 31 Days of Halloween, is that there are specific challenges each day.  Here is her entry for Day 1.  Yep- she got a bit stickles happy.  What is a bird to do.  Just glad she got the owl and not me!

Day 1 is:
One the first day of Halloween
my true love gave to me
and owl in a rotten oak tree....

Happy Halloween


Sugar said...

love it! creepy hand girl! love the owl! soo cute

Kristina said...

Love the eye in the hand... creepy... I like creepy....
Love your tag too! The owl turned out awesome!

ike said...

Absolutely LOVE the creepy eyeball hand - marvelous. :-)
That little owl tag is just darling - lovely glitter xxxxx

Betty Boo! said...

That is awesome Alex! I love that owl! You did a great job on the first day!

Jane said...

Love the hand and eye awesome
Luv Jane xxx

Sharon Sahl said...

Oh, the eyeball in the hand is kind of scary - nice save on the hand though. Your owl carl is great!

ldfdesign said...

awesome job with your hand! the 'muckness' of it is great! and you can never have too many stickles!

Susan said...

ahhh, Edgar, you are cute when you are trying to be PUNNY or is that FUNNY?!
However, you are very correct about this being one creepy project. I heard that movie was rather creepy. I want to play in the 12 days, but I asked a question at the SBS site about if I had to use a SBS image in her 12 days, but I haven't heard back.
I have a some great ideas for an owl, and would love to get started. I am promoting it on my blog with the button.

Perhaps Alex knows the answer to this question.
Please tell her her hand looks good front and center, but I am glad she really doesn't have a creepy eyeball in it!
:::scatters bird seed::: for you.
Please tell Alex, I sent hugs for her!

Steph said...

Fantastically creepy! That eye looks so real.
Your tag is beautiful, love that sparkly owl.

Sara a.k.a. Eternal Princess Ryan said...

These are both awesome projects!!! I love your hand/turkey... you did a wonderful job on it!!! And of course I could not resist the stickled Owl!!! Wooo Hooo for Stickles!!! Bring on the bling!!!!

DonnaMundinger said...

I LOVED that movie! What an awesome project. Super creepy. Love the glossy eye. the tag is just adorable. I adore that owl, so cute and glittery. I wonder who's stamp? xxD

Scrap Vamp said...

Very cool and creepy card! That eye is awesome! The tag with the owl is so cute!

Ellis said...

Creepy handeye card! =) Cool tag too!
Hugs, Elenor

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Love you cute little owl tag for Day 1 of the 12 Days of Halloween.

Love your BBDolls project too; great minds think alike eh!!

I Don't Do Straignt said...

Looove the eye image and your owl tag is FAB!