I have some new stamping plates to share with you all from Bundle Monster! These are bit late in the game Halloween wise for these to be coming out. I believe they launched at the end of last week, and honestly I had other things planned and didn't get the press up till now. I will say though even last week felt a bit late in the game for a semi Halloween themed release when we are half way through the month. But hey always more time to squeeze in last minute nail art right ;)? Lol ok let's go!
I speculate The Occasions Collection seems like its going to be offering other plates in the future.
What I like here - fresh take on the witch and moon silhouette (I have never seen it done like this before), ghoul hand ripping upward from the grass, marching line of witch, Frankenstein and ghost (attention to detail here is clutch - see the ghost has a shadow), haunted house windows complete with vampiress, and small monster hanging out on the the ledge. This plate is pretty darn appealing I'm not a fan of the graveyard or the leaves as they feel kind of added on in all the incredible detailing. However over all I like this plate a LOT! Btw did you notice the little 666 sign swinging in the wind? Lol so funny! If they'd added redrum I would have died...
Some new faces like the cat (x2), one eye, tongued one, and owl. I'm not really a fan of plates like this though so meh. I believe MYL also did a whole "spooky pumpkin style" faces plate as well this season. I had the same reaction so I think its just these plates in general aren't my style.
For myself I think this is plate is typical and a bit boring except the bugs which I find incredibly disgusting. The rest is entirely too typical of many prior Halloween plates I've seen before and/or own already. Still that dripping blood is fantastic lol. Hey - a girl has her vices!
And this one I'm like hmmm interesting. Its been done, but I love some of the imagery here and it would have been a plate I thought "I need to play with this a bit", but then I looked down. I found this huge block at the bottom that is supposed to represent a blanket(?) a bit much. It's dead space in what if essentially isn't a novel plate is as least one that was visually pretty until the addition of that big block of slashes patterns. Btw those patterns have also been done a lot on FUN plates, MYL plates, and a few others.
So what do you think? For me this is a mini collection filled with some loves and some hates mixed in with a bit of apathy. Maybe I'm getting jaded but I suspect its because I've seen a lot and these days I really want to be surprised when I look at plates. I will say the Halloween themed plates are mostly fantastic and I think worth having. So here's the part where I play with math to see how it works out. You can purchase individual plates for $2.35 each on the Bundle Monster website or the whole collection for $13.49 (1.35 per plate) + shipping. The math favors purchasing the set and then "gifting", discarding, or hoarding the ones you don't want. There's a code that you can use that will get you 15% off your total - "Spooky". I'd go for the set, which is what I did, and then follow the latter advice (gift, discard, hoard). Lol well I'm nothing if not honest God help me! Thanks for reading, happy hunting and I'll see you next post...