Saturday, October 15, 2016

Viva la SOSS!

Woohoo! My pirate tag earned me a guest designer spot over at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers again!

Here's my current challenge offering:

Click to see the wonderful crazing!

The current challenge is Day of the Dead... my fave!  Edna likes it, too... can't you tell?

We keep Dio de los Muertos paraphernalia up in my house year-round.  Salt and pepper shakers... papal picado banners... we love it all.

Supplies and notes:
  • Card base is Tim Holtz/Core'dinations Kraft-Core Shattered cardstock 
  • Dark matting is from Tim Holtz paper pad
  • Floral DP is BasicGrey from about five years ago, I believe... it was in my scrap box
  • The StampAnon Tim Holtz stamp is from his recent Day of the Dead collection, inked with Ranger Archival in Jet Black on an old library catalog card base 
  • Distress Crayon in Vintage Photo scribbled around edges and blended with water using my fingers
  • Distress Collage Medium-Crazing spread roughly over the surface, then more Vintage Photo and Black Soot Distress Crayon added, plus Festive Berries, Cracked Pistachio, and Frayed Burlap for stamp detail
  • My "sweet" birthday greeting was written with a Prismacolor brush pen in brown, then coated with Distress Collage Medium-Vintage and edged with Blackbird ColorBox chalk, adhered wth Ranger black dimensional tape and Tombow adhesive 
  • The stamen added are from Wilton, inked with Slate and Gold Mixative Adirondack alcohol inks
Thank you for stopping by!  Hope you guys enjoy this SOSS challenge as much as I do!


  1. Your card is totally brilliant! What a fabulous image and papers to match. Thanks for being our GDT; you've done us proud, Jo x

  2. Welcome, adopted Sister! Thanks for making such a fabulous piece of art for your GDT card

  3. This is so different from my style, but I absolutely love it! Love your choice of paper and what it brings to this design. One of my favorites!!

  4. Your card is ALL kinds of Day of the Dead awesome!!!
    Thanks so very much for being our queen and out guest designer for this challenge!!

  5. I see we definitely picked the right person to adopt this week! Wow! The great paper and image, plus the oh-so-snarky sentiment — perfection! So glad you are playing along with us!

  6. Holy crap! When you said Day of the Dead was your thing, you MEANT it!! This card is crazy brilliant!! So glad to have you as our GD at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  7. You are SOOOO awesome! That's a great card, you really, really rocked this challenge! Wow!