Wednesday, 3 December 2014

12 Days of Creepmas with Rick St Dennis and Smeared & Smudged

Morning all.
Today is the 2nd day of the Creepmas hop organised by the gals over at the Smeared and Smudged group. They used to be on a ning platform but are transferring to facebook and December is the transition month. Hence the info can be found on both platforms. Terra of Smeared Ink is the host and her blog is the starting point of the hop and more info can be gleaned there.

Rick St Dennis' Airless Chambers is, again. taking part and today is "my day".  Today is also designated "Smeared Ink day" when the projects, if possible, are to be made with stamps available from their shop. It was with this in mind that my first project came into being. I have used stamps from the Dark Holidaze rubber set, designed by Rick St Dennis.
An old tatty tray that has been sitting in my craft room for "a while" got a bit of a make-over with some deco-art paints.
Firstly - the base of the tray. Plenty of masking, colouring with promarkers and then inking with iced spruce distress ink.

The old tatty wooden tray was strengthened on the corners with strips of torn card scraps, inside and out (tearing helps disguise the edges) then coated with white gesso, just in case the was any residual oil in the wood. Second coat Decoart's Pure Pumpkin acrylic paint. When dry, a coat of Weathered Wood. More drying time. Next a coat of purple, sit back and watch the magic happen. The leaves were painted with Blue/green light acrylic and dusted with mica powder. The edges were all given a coat of copper "dazzling metallics" acrylic paint.


When all the paint was dry, a generous coat of decou-page was applied, used both to adhere the stamped panel and to seal the entire project.

My second project was made using Rick's digi images available from the Zibbet shop.
A wreath to decorate a door (possibly?)


Orange and purple satin ribbons on a circle of card (cereal box) wrapped with hessian. Die cut black holly leaves and swirls

 some glossy accents were applied to the lights for added shine and dimension.

I'd like to enter my tray into the challenge at
Smudgy Antics - Anything goes with SI

Monday, 1 December 2014

Rick St Dennis' Progressive Challenge part 2- December

Hi folks
Just a quickie post showing my rendition of Rick's Christmas Party Hat on a card. My small piece as a member of the EDT for the Progressive challenge over on the Sparkle and Glitter blog.

coloured with promarkers

 on one of the few Christmas cards made this year.

This is the free image given to those crafters that entered a project into the first part last month but she is available to purchase in the shop should you fancy your chances with mr Linky to win more from the pen of Rick St Dennis. 


Friday, 28 November 2014

Let's Face the Music with Delicious Doodles

Oh my - my blog has not seen a great deal of me in the last few weeks. Not because I haven't been making anything, just that I can't share ......yet. Either DT stuff of Christmas pressie making has been my workload of late.
I do however have a card made for the new Delicious Doodles challenge starting this week. The theme is "Let's face the music (and dance?)" So, anything to do with music/songs etc. My song choice, and another Christmas card that needed making.......... "The Holly and the Ivy"
Using images using Ivy Corner and Christmas Lantern on an 8x8" card.

All coloured with promarkers. There's 60 ivy leaves there - I counted them.
A BP from aTH paper stack. Some distress inks and a die cut Merry Christmas, some pearlised red paper to mat and a few gems. Took no time at all to assemble, once those leaves were coloured. Whatever possessed me? hahaha

Anyway, get those projects linked up to the challenge here at Delicious Doodles, we love to see them.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Take Time to................with RSD

The start of a new month. November heralds the start of the Christmas rush for many, but also when the weather really starts affecting me. The cold, gloomy, damp mornings are a struggle to get through for me as, I suspect, many of you out there. Wrap up warm and craft.
The 1st of November especially sees the beginning of a new Progressive Challenge over at the Sparkle & Glitter Blog of Rick St Dennis' EDT.
I made a clock face using Art on the Brain from the Etsy or Zibbet shops
 The greyboard base was first primed with gesso. Then the painting really started.
 Decoart paints in warm white, yellow oxide, quin. gold, and red oxide using imagination crafts stencils and stamps from Visible Image. Yes, you can use acrylic paint on your stamps - make sure they're well cleaned after though.
The image was coloured then printed onto copy paper and adhered with gel medium, left to dry before wetting the paper and rubbing off gently. The whole thing was then painted with clear crackle then sealed. (Americana decou-page)
The little skulls? these were made by making a mould of a bead then making 12 paper clay impressions. Then painted with the same paints as the clock face with just a touch of mica loaded paint.
The clock mechanism was shop bought.

OK - your turn to create. Something - Anything Goes for the first part - with an RSD image and enter into the challenge

I'd like to enter my clock into the challenge
Imaginations Crafts - Anything Goes

Baby, It's Cold Outside with Delicious Doodles

Cold?? We haven't seen the worst of it yet. There's been frost on my car a couple of mornings this week that I've had to scrape off and this is only October!! It's going to be a hard winter if the berries on the bushes are to be believed.
I digress
The purpose of this post is to show you the card I made for the new Delicious Doodles challenge that's just started. All about the cold, and a good excuse to get another "C" card done for the collection.

An easel card using "A Crofter's Winter"
 Bit more of a close-up on the main panel.
The main panel is Crafters' Companion with some added poinsettia diecuts
mats all different types of white card/paper.
The centre panel from the front was used for the greeting (Visible Image)
A bit of bling to finish and job done
Thanks for looking.
Hope to see you show us your "Cold" creations at the challenge at Delicious Doodles

I'd like to enter my card into the challenge at
Outlawz -Twisted Thursday - Easel Cards

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Hellacious Hallowe'en with HDH

Another of my catchup projects - only 2 this week

This one is for Haunted Design House and the last challenge of 2014.
It had to be Hallowe'en themed now, didn't it!!

Hellacious Hallowe'en 
(for Hadults Honly)

I made a card, for a change.

Using the Eternal Matrimony papers from Jem's Designs featuring some beautiful Vamps. Well their vows would be, literally, eternal. (Unless there is a vampire killer in the 'hood)

The sentiment is computer generated and over stamped with a TH web stamp. 
All embellishments from stash

You have until Sunday to get your NON CUTE Hallowe'en project entered. Full details, of course are over at the challenge post at Haunted Design House.

31 Days of Halloween blog hop with RSD's Airless Chambers

Catchup time again
I will get back to normal soon ................ I hope
Anyway...........

THAT day is creeping nearer! Are you excited yet?

I have a card with a bit of a difference - it can keep some amused for a while. A never-ending card.
I used images Halloween CheerMadama de la Noche,  Sugar Skulls, and an old favourite of mine - Skull with Roses.


Other stamps used are from Smeared Ink and the web is T.Holtz
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