Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Monster Mash.....

Hello everyone: This week over at SHOPPING OUR STASH, our theme is FANTASTIC BEASTS, that can include Unicorns, Dragons, Monsters, Faeries, (I think this little creatures can be considered little monsters, there are some really mischievous ones out there 😉)
This time I chose an image I've been neglecting for a while, it's part of a really cool but sadly retired SU set called "Monstermaniacs", which is just absolutely perfect for all the little (and big) monsters in your life, love this set to make kids cards so, here is mine, I hope it doesn't scare you to much, so sorry if I give you nightmares.

Yikes!! are this guys scary or what?!!! 
I stamped this image onto a die cut panel of Strathmore multi media paper with Stazon black ink and colored it with SU markers, Crayola markers (for the neon green spots on that purple cutie pie) and also added some shadows with Prismacolor pencils.
I added some long time neglected googly eyes, I have a bag full of this little thingies that always add such a whimsical  and fun touch to cards like this.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

The little banners are from an old Flourishes set called "S'more Fun", the sentiment from my stash of birthday greetings and the little cupcake from a Penny Black set called "Cupcakes".
I hope you get inspired to join us in the gallery, if you want more inspiration, stop by my teammates blogs to see their wonderful creations. 
Dig into your stash of paper, inks, stamps, etc. for some forgotten items and show us what you create, I can't wait to see what you come up with. 
Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my post, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria. 😊


  1. hehehe, yes those monsters are TERRIFYING!!!! (well, they are terrifyingly cuuuuuute anyway, lol!) absolutley LOVE this maria... so totally fun!!! <3

  2. Such a super fun card! The googly eyes make those cute monsters even more so!

  3. This is so cute! These images remind me of that movie "Batteries Not Included." Great job, Maria!

  4. Love the monsters and the bright colours!
    And of course...the googly eyes!!

  5. Oh. My. Goodness. How fun!! I love the googly eyes and the fun bright colors!! Awesome card Maria!!

  6. Maria, you are such an attribute to the SOS team... you always use stashed items and share information about those items! Oh no, the frightful images of these guys will haunt me... j/k! They are so cute and colorful, and the googly-eyes couldn't be better! Also a "10" for the inside of the card!

  7. I remember the last time you had these monsters out. Why the retired the stamp is beyond me, they are so cute. Love your colouring and the card design. Perfect

  8. Love the bright colours and those monsters with the googlie eyes. Awesome inside too.

  9. Aaagh - I think I won't sleep tonight after seeing your cute and scary monsters with their fabulous googly eyes.

  10. Your monsters are all adorable in their own wonderful colors! I love the golden half moons within the scallops of the diecut - what a great look! The inside is as fun as the outside of your fun little nmonstermaniacs :)


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