Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Looking Out, Looking In, can one see Poe's Bandits?

So, the month started with a trio of ATCs.
Fly By Night Collage from Rubber Bandit Stamps is a great ATC-sized stamp, and lent itself to experimenting with different colourways.  I stamped with an Indian ink pad, and later went over the all-black ravens with a dark blue pen.


 I stamped & fussycut then overlaid a stone window frame from Third Stone Stamp (Formerly Third Coast Rubber Stamps.)  And a chance to try some moonlight drifting over the windowsill.  What a great scene from your bedroom window!  Have a couple of detail moments:

But if that's what's outside, what will you see if you turn round and look inside???

When one looked back, this Haunted House loomed, threatening to stitch us up (or you could stitch it up, yourself)  Now Halloween is past, so this might not be as creepy a post as you could expect, but I hope you find some dark or strange moments among it - or at least some dark, warped humour..
 and tossed carelessly at its steps...
The  "window frame" (the only stamp not from Rubber Bandit): we were looking out has changed.  I came across the heart picture somewhere online, and it just begged to turn up here.  So, how did those Pilgrims cope in a new land, with strange beasts and plants?  Would they recognise poisonous plants?  Might some friendly Indians wise them up?  Or weird them up - have the last laugh instead? ...  Lets browse through some pages, and consider... 





 And a faint hint that Halloween past, Thanksgiving Present, will lead to Christmas Future:


Supplies:
So many many stamps including the Fly By Night collage on the ATC, from Rubber Bandit Stamps
Blackbirds in trees stencil -  Stencil Girl
Feathers, Woodgrain (made raspberry jus - sorry, blood drips) stencils - The Crafters Workshop
Broken circles (roses) stencil - Joggles
Window frame - Third Stone Stamps
G45 papers from Alice in Halloween and Rare Oddities sets
Outside accessories: fruit tree prunings, upper jaw of a fish :)
For a parting shot, I recently was in a "postage stamp" swap.  These I got from Elli, of Rubber Bandit, and probably explain how the Pilgrim's CookBook got around the New World so thoroughly:

Wow!  Was this worth the wait and the tease?  We sure do think so.  Here at the house of course we do not use that cookbook!  And now for a look at the winner's prize from our awesome sponsor Rubber Bandit!  We didn't ink them up to show the images cause then they wouldn't have that fresh rubber smell on them when you open them up!


Another bit of a tease but you can see some fabulousness to be won but you can't win if you do not enter and enter you must to keep that dang frog happy going into the holidays.  So see you at your blog when you hit the blue linky, errr, I mean graciously leave your offering to Evil Froggy ......nervous screams coming from the house, gotta run!

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