Monthly Archives: September 2010

Umber Dragon

Umber Dragon Originally uploaded by frykitty This is a prototype card for a “Fall Fantasy” swap. The dragon is a hand-carved stamp based on clipart. He is colored with copics, and glued to a background with various papers, masking-tape trees, and sparkly embossed leaves.

Ghost Bride

Ghost Bride Originally uploaded by frykitty Hard to see much in the pic. Ghost Bride is embossed with “holographic” embossing powder, giving her a very cool sparkle.

On A Heirarchy of Nightmares

I have a lot of nightmares.  Always have.  The most salient reason I’ve found is that I have an “artistic temperament”.  That this is the best explanation tells you something about the paucity of information on nightmares. I understand there is a scale of nightmare severity, which is a questionnaire used to rate nightmares.  I have been unable to find… (more…)

Calavera! LTC

Calavera! LTC Originally uploaded by frykitty This is Herve. With love on his mind, and tears in his eyes, he died of a broken heart after his true love, Margarita, left him for another man. Herve is a hand-carved rubber stamp, colored with copics, dotted with Smooch! pearlized ink, and has tiny swarovskis in his eyes. Margarita says he was… (more…)

Caron Vinson, Haunted House LTCs

Latest LTCs made for swaps: Gothic Monarch is based on the art of Caron Vinson.  The background is chalked and stamped, and the girl is colored with copics. This haunted house card uses charcoal distress embossing powder over red ink for a brimstone look.  The moon is a page from a scan of a first edition Dracula, and the cutesy-poo… (more…)

Lover’s Eye Brooches

The book I’m currently reading deals somewhat with antique jewelry, and mentions lover’s eye brooches a few times.  Finally, I had to satisfy my curiosity. The lover’s eye is a Georgian trend, originally intended to give the wearer a remembrance without revealing the identity of his or her lover.  Evidence suggests the brooches became popular when Prince George exchanged one… (more…)