Brain Baby

Every time I look at this tag, I’m more convinced that I’m just not right in the head 😛  But ’tis the season to be creepy…so, here it is.  I used the (any other time of the year) adorable Acorn Baby Sprite image from Aurora Wings.  I wanted to creep up a Sprite, as that is a huge challenge with them being so flippin’ cute!! I thought BRAINS when I saw this guys head (like I said, I’m not quite “right”), so set to work making all the brain type of grooves, using some of the acorn pattern as a guideline.  Continued to color in the face in as gruesome a way as I could, while still maintaining the idea of cuteness.  After I colored him, I fussy cut him out, and then wondered what the heck I was going to do with the little creeper, lol.  I haven’t done a tag for a long time so cut one out from some Black Magic paper, and embossed it with a brick pattern, using a Tim Holtz folder.  I used a portion of a trellis (Sizzix) die cut, and was reduced to hand cutting the blood drop border, because I had no die or punch in that shape.  With the little guys brain puffing out, he reminded me of a science experiment gone wrong, so I printed the sentiment on the computer, distressed it a bit and added 2 silver rivets.  Some fuzzy fiber and yarn provided the tie for this tag.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Aurora Wings Challenge Blog – #59 Darkness Falls

Create and Inspire -#67 ATG



  1. I gotta say I LOVE this SO much, Susan! The brain idea is amazingly creative and his little face is “Children of the Damned” creepy. FABULOUS! Love the bits and bobs on your amazing tag, too. You really hand cut those blood drips? WOW! Thanks so much for joining our ‘Darkness Falls’ challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  2. Wow! Brilliant, so creepy…what IS going on in your head!!! 🙂 So clever to make something this creepy out of something so cute!

  3. Turning the acorn hat to a brain is just brilliant, Susan! The sprite looks so creepy. I LOVE this!! Thank you for joining the Darkness Falls challenge at Aurora Wings. Mitzi xx

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