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More Gargoyle Artwork by the Design Team + A Gargoyle Giveaway!

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What a treat ’cause today there’s more gargoyle artwork by 2 Design Team Members: Shannon Tuttle and Kristin Batsel! Both pieces use the Gargoyle Front View Die-Cut Chipboard (available separately (On Sale!) or in the current kit).

Starting with Kristin’s “Nighttime in Paris” tag at right: Such a nice contrast to the scary/Halloween tags mostly shown so far (from the gargoyles in the kit). And nice use of the Back in Stock! Yellow Cat Eyes (along with the Vintage Paris Postcards and Tallulahs Drama Queens collage sheets). And here’s some background by Kristin:

“I really loved that particular postcard collage sheet, so tried to make it work on the gargoyle. None of the postcards were large enough to cover, so I chose the one main building to go in the center/body part of the gargoyle, and two vertical postcards to take care of each wing. I held the cardboard cutout up to the light with the postcard on top to see where the image would fall, and then traced around the postcard on the back so I’d know where to glue the cardboard cutout down. The main image I used in the building was not tall enough to cover the entire body, so I used an image with a low horizontal feel to it to cover the foot area. The scale was perfect, so that little piece blends in nicely as foreground. In fact, all the images in that collage sheet work well together because of their common color scheme. I chose the image of the woman because she looked a little disturbed, as any sane person would be if they were surrounded by bats and menacing cat-like gargoyle eyes.”

Then moving on to Shannon’s free-standing, 3D gargoyle… assemblage? Captured gargoyle in a fenced enclosure? I’m not sure what to call it but it’s quite clever. Here’s a bit of info from Shannon’s blog post about the piece:

I started by taking two of the Gargoyle Front View Die-Cut Chipboard shapes and cut a slit in the top of one and the bottom of another. Since I am not the best at measuring and such, I made copies of the gargoyle shape so I could have some practice pieces for making my slits as I didn’t want to ruin the good chipboard ones. I covered both sides of the chipboard gargoyle with background paper. As I learned the hard way….cover your shapes with your background paper first and then cut the slits (I also tend to do things backwards). I then used a blending tool and colored the edges with black soot distress ink.

And you can read more on Shannon’s blog.

And components from both of these art projects are included in today’s Giveaway! (So there’s a mix of Parisian and Halloween goodies.) See below for more details and how to enter the drawing.

 More New Halloween Goodies – All on Sale!  And all included in the Giveaway!

40x30mm Resin Cat Cameos

Miniature Skeleton Coffins

47x35mm Black Resin Settings

2 Inch Plastic Pumpkins

Jack-o-Lantern Erasers

Congratulations to Ronda Liebert, Winner of Arabian Nights Contest!
This BIG prize package is en route to Ronda! And there’s still time to enter the Halloween Coffin Tags Swap.

Yay! A Gargoyle Giveaway! A little Paris… A little Halloween (ok… a LOT of Halloween)… Here’s some highlights (and look up about 4″ for 5 new items included, too!):

Tallulahs Drama Queens Collage Sheet (for that frail flower on Kristin’s artwork)
Happy Haunting – Full Moon Scrapbook Paper (a replacement for the sold out paper with the full moon that Shannon used)
Small White Picket Fence (about the right scale for the fence Shannon used around the bottom of her piece)
Noxious Fumes Fiber Set (the fibers that Shannon used in the bare tree branches)
Purple Iris Paper Flowers (I just like the color contrast to all that orange!)

Plus you can click on the Giveaway photos here on the blog post to see more details.

To enter the Gargoyle Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment below on this blog post by midnight, September 20, 2013 (Friday night PST). (Eek! Where has this month gone?!)

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

By Sunday morning’s newsletter, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So make sure to check back Sunday to see who won!

Posted by Leslie, September 19th, 2013

110 responses to “More Gargoyle Artwork by the Design Team + A Gargoyle Giveaway!”

  1. Rose Cavalli says:

    I am loving these giveaways for my favorite season!

  2. Debbi Decker says:

    Wonderful giveaway for the Halloween lovers!

  3. Kristy says:

    I love this, I’ve been playing with my stuff that arrived a few days ago, now I have more ideas to tinker with 🙂

  4. Nina Owens says:

    What a fun giveaway! Love Halloween and gargoyles are fabulous! My mind is whirling with ideas.

  5. Traci says:

    Love to win as Halloween is my favorite holiday and Alpha Stamps my favorite mixed media place to shop. Thanks for all the great chances to win such fabulous stuff!!

  6. Connie says:

    I’d love to win! Thanks for the chance. I need some more Halloween goodies!

  7. Yes Yes i looove this giveaway and i love to win…!!!

  8. Sara Tanner says:

    They protect the innocent from those who do wrong.
    They sleep by day with flesh of stone,
    By night they awake with skin and bone.

    Got to love Gargoyles. 🙂

  9. kim says:

    The giveaways get better and better.

  10. Karen N says:

    Another absolutely fabulous giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

  11. Deb Neerman says:

    WoW, yet another fabulous giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance to win this exciting prize!

  12. Mary Mac says:

    Love seeing all the great projects with the gargoyles. I received by package of them and great papers last week.

  13. Carrie says:

    Great giveaway! Using my gargoyles to make hanging Halloween tags. But more would make a great garland and with all these extra pieces I could really jazz them up.

  14. Holly Day says:

    Really awesome collection o’stuff–so many possibilities!

  15. Susan Gunter says:

    Wow! Love the idea of Paris and Gargoyles!

  16. Linda K says:

    man, would I love to win this. Be good to me ‘ol 🙂 Can’t believe all the great stuff alpha stamps gives away.

  17. Donna H. says:

    Wow! What a cool give away. Would love working with all these little goodies!

  18. kathi schaffer says:

    the Hunchback of Notre Dame would love this one!!

  19. Judy says:

    Oh, my! That’s a lot of toys, er, tools!

  20. Victoria Harris says:

    This looks awesome! I love Halloween and
    The fantabulous giveaways!! Well done!!

  21. Debbie Rollier says:

    Pick me! I love Halloween!

  22. April Dudko says:

    What a great combination! Loving the creativeness! What a bonanza of goodies, would be fun to work with these.

  23. Phyllis B. says:

    I love all things gargoyle!

  24. Barbara Ramey says:

    Looks like another winner! I would love to win!

  25. Stacy says:

    Love it! Want it! Too ghoul to miss out on!

  26. Karen S says:

    I love gargoyles – the first time I saw them on buildings was my trip to New York City – so interesting! I hope I hear from you soon!

  27. Kathleen Jones says:

    This looks like fun!

  28. Emily Nilson says:

    Halloween is my favorite holiday!

  29. Mary Welter says:

    Boo, love this give away. Endless possibilities, I’m especially fond of the articulated skeleton and dead trees.

  30. Lindy says:

    Oooh that free standing gargoyle is just fabulous! Paris can be spooky too ya know 🙂

  31. M. C. Sparks says:

    love the Halloween…the large gargoyle is so cool!

  32. Lori says:

    Love. Love. Love!!! Keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  33. Deb Ring says:

    wow totally blown away with all the spooky goodies in this wonderful giveaway
    thanks Alpha stamps for all you do and all the inspiration!

  34. Melanie says:

    Wow – a wonderful Halloween assortment and a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!

  35. Pat Shaw says:

    Absolutely love, love this gargoyle kit
    giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  36. Amanda Miller says:

    Amazing art! 🙂

  37. Ann C says:

    Reminds me of Paris…

  38. Donna Luncford says:

    Love gargoyles in Paris! What’s next….werewolves of London….juat a thought

  39. kapree says:

    awesome projects! thanks for a chance to win!

  40. Florence says:

    Nothing says holidays like a few gargoyles!

  41. sheila AR says:

    Love the two takes on this week’s gargoyle give away, well done! Would love to win and put my own spin on it too!

  42. Carlene says:

    These givaways are awesome and inspiring!

  43. Suzanne Stockinger says:

    Very nice as always

  44. Beverly says:

    Love to make decorations for Halloween!

  45. angelic says:

    I love all the great kits Alpha Stamps puts together, thanks for the giveaway.

  46. I would like to craft with all the fabulous holloween materials you are giving away!

  47. jen says:

    Kitties and halloween!!! my favorite things!

  48. Wendy says:

    Love the season, love the giveaway! Your company is so generous!

  49. Julie Case says:

    Another awesome giveaway!! I’d love to win! Thanks for the chance 🙂

  50. Ritva says:

    where do you find all these cool things…I’m in for the giveway!

  51. Lou Anne says:

    You offer such fun stuff! I hope I win this giveaway!

  52. Denise Humenik says:

    Alpha Stamp artists are SOOOOO inspiring!! Thanks for all you do!

  53. Brenda Lubrant says:

    You have so many unique and unusal items to explore your creativity. This Halloween kit is a good example.

  54. Kathy says:

    Love this stuff. I want it all!!

  55. Theresa Goldman says:

    What a great giveaway and I love the Gargoyles. Love them…..

  56. lee says:

    I love gargoyles.

  57. Mandy says:

    I love your giveaways! One of these days I’ll even take part in a swap.

  58. Willa Vaughn says:

    I LOVE…LOVE…LOVE YOUR Halloween Items..they are just too much fun for one heart to deal with,so I may just have to “procure” another one!!!! Maybe from your fine range of products ? HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE! !!

  59. Kathy Cabble says:

    I need Halloween things. I really need them. All my groups are doing Halloween. I can’t afford to run out and buy anything right now!

  60. p boszko says:

    luv all the wonderful ideas…and as usual, thanks for a chance to win!

  61. L. Brady says:

    I love Halloween and the gargoyles are the best!

  62. Sarah Stout says:

    I love love love Halloween! Can’t wait to put up my decorations and make some new ones too. 🙂

  63. Denise Ilmanen says:

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  64. Sue says:

    Love the skeletons in the coffins! How happy would I be to win!!!

  65. Amanda Morris says:

    Halloween is my absolute favorite! Thank you for such a wonderful contest.

  66. Rae Higgins says:

    Love Kristin’s “Nighttime in Paris” tag!!

  67. Loretta says:

    What an amazing set of things all in one package! I love it.

  68. Janet Turner says:

    Wooooo, fun and scary. I love it!

  69. Carolyn says:

    Another amazingly scary give-away! Thanks so much for the chance to win all of this fabulousness!

  70. Jo says:


  71. Laura Kloth says:

    I love this!! so cool! my Mom and I ordered the kits before this one, now it looks like we will be ordering this one too! this is so adorable!!!! I Love it! good luck to all!

  72. DebbieK says:

    Terrific projects! Would love to win your give-away. Thanks for the chance:)
    D Kaste at wi dot rr dot com

  73. Thalia Kottke says:

    Love this selection, hope I win.

  74. The Gargoyle/Paris tag is a great mix of creepy and vintage!
    pammlla at gmail dot com

  75. Jo says:

    Love all the new Halloween items! The gargoyle ATCs are neat!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  76. Kate says:

    Wonderful goodies! Love those pieces of chipboard.

  77. Roxanne Infante says:

    Love this time of year with all the Halloween stuff coming out! The gargoyle gives me spooky ideas.

  78. Gerri herbst says:

    Oh my what an amazingly scary giveaway! Would love to create something boo-tiful from it.

  79. Jackie says:

    Would love to win! Thanks for sharing!

  80. Karen Buchanan says:

    Awesome giveaway! Love the gargoyles!

  81. Ronda Liebert says:

    I love all of your give-a-ways — they are way cool! Love the haunted house and the picket fence.

  82. Marilyn H says:

    Another awesome giveaway!

  83. Jeanne Kelly says:

    Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! It’s just so much fun to be creative at his time of year. Hanks for the giveaway!!!!

  84. Kris Martinez says:

    Love the new gargoyle shapes! Also so excited about the giveaway! Thanks for offering it!

  85. Gina says:

    Love this, Paris and Halloween!

  86. marybeth says:

    great assortment – love the cameos

  87. Marita Kovalik says:

    Oh how exciting….. Love all of it!!! I would be so very excited to win!
    Marita K.

  88. Rona Anderson says:

    Halloween is my favourite holiday of the year. These are great pieces to work with; love to create something with them!

  89. I love the gargoyle shapes – how clever! Good luck to all 🙂

  90. stampnk says:

    LOVE this spooky Halloween giveaway and the fabulous projects!

  91. karenladd says:

    I am loving all of the great Halloween projects and would be over the moon to win this giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

  92. cathynorton says:

    This looks like a fun kit.

  93. Diane Douglas says:

    Another fantastic Giveaway from the awesome Alpha Stamps!!! Thank you for everything you do and all the inspiration you share with all of us.

    Take care,

  94. Jennie says:

    Love this time of year, and love all your wonderful giveaways! Thanks for being awesome.

  95. Kate says:

    The gargoyle cut-outs!?! Loving this!!!

  96. Karen Crowder says:

    It’s gargoylicious!

  97. Tabitha Klucking says:

    Love it! Halloween and all its creatures are the best!

  98. Sharon Kaczorowski says:

    What a great kit! Hope I win it this time! Also really loved this month’s regular kit. Thanks for all the fun!

  99. Jen R says:

    So exciting. I hope to win this and make some fabulous stuff!

  100. Shari Czerwinski says:

    Very nice! Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  101. Pat Sayre McCoy says:

    Two Halloween give-aways! Yay, maybe I can win one. I love the gargoyles and the noxious fumes fibers are great.

  102. Mary Carbone says:

    There are very few monsters that warrant the fear we have of them. Honestly I’m scared but I would love to win…with the gargoyles the evil spirits could be held at bay, and tears would be diverted.

  103. Sylvia L. says:

    I like that the gargoyle items are not just for Halloween, and are a little out-of-the-ordinary.

  104. Denise Johnson says:

    Love the giveaway. Hope I win, lots of cool stuff. Thank you,

  105. Kathy M says:

    What an amazing giveaway! I love that you have so many different products that aren’t like everyone else’s. Great job!

  106. Lorna says:

    More great ideas from some talented people. I especially love how Kristin worked Paris into her design. Fingers crossed for the giveaway.

  107. Kathy Bumb says:

    Love your store, your great tutorials and fantastic giveaways.