EEEK! I can't believe it's already October 5th and this is my first Halloween post. Definitely worth waiting for though, because I have the privilege of showcasing the adorable new Horned Beetle Sprite, available in the Aurora Wings Etsy Shop in jpg and in png HERE. You can also find him HERE on page 6 of the Sprites Collection in the AW Digi Shop. Isn't he a cutie?
I've captured him in a jar from the Specimen Jar set from Smeared Ink and he looks none too pleased, or is it the scary black cat ( Tim Holtz die) that has him all riled up? He's being featured on the AW Showcase Blog today (along with another fab new release you won't want to miss).
He's also doing double duty as my Macabre Monday DT post today. We're going for creepy, grotesque, macabre Halloween. Yeah, he's awfully cute for HDH, but I just couldn't resist showing him off some more. Can you blame me? Besides, all that buggy DP behind him sure gives me the creepy crawlies.
Here's a closeup of the little dude. Feisty, eh? He sure looks like he can hold his own. I took a pic of him colored before I fussy cut him and added him to the jar because I didn't think I could get a closeup with him encased in acetate and I was right. He was colored with Copics and here you can see all of the Diamond Glaze I've applied to his shell and "armor". The glaze was applied and allowed to dry prior to fussy cutting which kept him from curling up.
And here's the dimensional shot. I printed the jar twice on printable acetate and the lid once on matted metallic card stock. This set is now only available in rubber, HERE but you could do the same using Staz-On. I fussy cut the pieces (along with some buggy DP from an old MS mat stack and popped the layers with the little Sprite in between. The sentiment was done with my Dymo and the cat was added and popped because I didn't have a spare snake handy (for the "hisses" part, LOL). The striped and other buggy DP came from MME and the EEK embellie is from JoLee's.
The AW Showcase team has another new release in store for you too, so be sure to visit the Showcase Blog to see the fabulous inspiration, (there just might be a special coupon code there too) and don't forget our current AW ATG Blog Challenge which ends October 17th and the October Shades of Pink FB Contest going on through the end of the month.
Here are all the important links you need.
I'm entering this in the Simon Says Wednesday ATG, Smudgy Antics ATG, DL.Art October Linky Challenge, Mod Squad Anything With Wings, Left of Center (using the LOC theme), and Sassy Studios Make it Fly (I'm pretty sure he has wings, but just in case, there's a whole bunch of wings on the DP) and Crafty Hazelnut's October Patterned Paper challenge.