Thursday, October 9, 2014

October 9~ 31 Days of Halloween Challenge Day 9 AND Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #12

Happy Thursday!

Wow, Thursday already, time is really flying!

Welcome Hoppers and Curiosity Seekers!!

Welcome to Day 9 of Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween challenge! To see all the details and Scavenger Hunt clue, go to Terra's blog HERE. Make sure you check out today's cool Scavenger Hunt giveaways! See our fabulous sponsors HERE.

My Wicked Blogger post is also for the Compendium of Curiosities Volume 3, Challenge #12. These bi-weekly challenge is hosted by Linda and you can see all of the fun details at her blog HERE.  This even numbered challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique. If you need an item, order from them, they have super prices and they ship fast! And the shipping is super reasonable so you can buy more stuff:)

Here we go, project 9 of 31 done for your viewing pleasure!  The Compendium Challenge 12 has us do Distress Phototinting. You can see the process in the Tim Holtz book, I won't go into the details here. I recommend the book highly! And this technique is loads of fun!

I present Mr. Grumpy Boy. He is a vintage photo I found at the Graphics Fairy.

You can see it in his eyes. This is one grumpy Georgie who says nope no way no how am I going to have fun and dress up! Ridiculous enough Mum made me sit for this Hallowe'en portrait in this stuffy coat! So poor dear is immortalized in this portrait for generations to come! 

I could not resist this image an almost anti Halloween card but I still made it dark and moody, but hahaha no orange!

Thank you so much for Hopping here today and maybe your kind words can make him smile today and they always do me!


I am linking to Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 12 sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique.


  1. I cannot find one thing about this that I don't absolutely love. The color mix near the photograph of the boy is phenomenal.

  2. the colors and textures here are beyond amazing! that photo tinting technique ROCKS. WOW! Love, love, LOVE! xxD

  3. I have to learn more about this technique.
    Amazing results.
    Love the button row and netting

  4. Great little project. Love all the elements.

  5. Kim, I saw him on Graphics Fairy and thought he was too creepy looking to print out!! But you took him and made a card around his bad mood! You are right about it being very Halloweeny without any orange! Love all the embellishments especially the deco mesh? (I think it's deco mesh) super accents!! Love it!

    1. Thank you! Deco Mesh sounds fancy, I like it. ....But, I used the mesh bag from a dollar store bag of pool squishy balls from the summer:) could not stand to throw it away.

  6. Wonderful use of the vintage photo! Your layering of all the elements is super.

  7. Yup, that's one grumpy Georgie! He is obviously mad that he was sent to the corner after "kissing all the girls and making them cry'! Nice collection of details!

  8. Brilliant use of the technique and such a fab way of showing the little one

  9. Love your card! The wee boy looks so over this halloween malarky - loving that you upcycled a mesh bag, fantastic! Love the 'trick or treat' on there too! Fabulous! x

  10. Love your colour choices for this super project! The photo is great!

  11. He totally looks like he's in trouble and tricking rather than treating!!! LOL!!! Love him! Thanks so much for joining us on the Distress Photo Tinting Challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  12. He is grumpy, but this piece is beautiful, filled with so many details.

  13. What a freaky fab card, love your tinted grumpy boy!

  14. Wonderful project. Georgie doesn't look too pleased though. :)

  15. Beautiful colours and textures. Vintage photos always look so eery to me, they never smile :p

  16. Kim...this is so adorable that I just had to go over to the Graphics Fairy and find this little guy. You've given him such a wonderful little personality on your card. Your photo tinting is brilliant and I truly love the background you've created behind him. The colors, patterns and textures are all really great! Thanks for sharing your art with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  17. LOVE this photo!! Grumpy kids are fun to chuckle at (as long as its somebody else's kid!!). You did a really great job on your tinting and the overall piece is awesome. VERY cool!

  18. This is fantastic. What a cool image to use! Thanks for sharing your work with us at CC3C.


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