Sunday, 1 November 2015

Progressive Challenge for November and RSD

Post #2 and still keeping in with the the darker side of crafting..............
This time it's for the Sparkle and Glitter Blog of Rick St Dennis and the first month of the Progressive Challenge............ Anything Goes with an RSD image.

Not much in the way of sparkle and glitter in my make for today though.......

.With Deathly Pallor on a canvas painted with Decoart paints and stencils

The difference between a photo and a scan and the way the light hits the object!!!
I really enjoyed colouring this image with my Caran D'ache pencils and decided to use a blending pencil instead of paper stumps. Some colours were easier to blend than others so still in the "trial and error stage" here

Now to try get my head in gear for a "Traditional Christmas" and a new baby coming to the family very soon.

See you soon

It's All About Teeth - with Delicious Doodles

November 1st............. Where has the year gone?
That fabulous celebration last night with Hallowe'en done and dusted for another year. That doesn't mean we're leaving that genre behind............ at least not in my Cubbyhole.
I have two projects to share with you all today. The first is for
"Take Your Teeth Out" is the theme chosen by fellow teamie, Vicky.
Use an image that depicts TEETH. 

I chose "Creepy Christmas Tree" and "The Creepy Alphas" from Teri's Etsy store to make a card for today. One of my first Christmas/Creepmas cards of the year.

A square "kraft" card base with leather look bronze card mat.
The ivy leaves are a  die cut from Sheena Douglass. Black cardstock and gilding waxes in copper gold and silver
The images are coloured with promarkers before matting on those traditional red and green mats. 
A few black gems and done. 
Quick and easy

Now your turn ......
Get those toothy makes linked up at the challenge at Delicious Doodles for a chance to win some awesome images of your choice.  

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

31 days of Hallowe'en

Hi everyone
It's my turn again to bring a project for today's 31 Days of Hallowe'en for the Airless Chambers team
I used the Rick St Dennis image Bad Science. It fit the image and notion in my head of a spell-caster in "plain clothes". Having pondered over his spell book, off to the dungeon lab to concoct the potion to serve whatever purpose he saw fit. Then, oops, that momentary lack of concentration that befalls so many. Not the paint brush in the tea instead of the water pot like most I know but something a little more dire ...... that spell has destined him to life as a vegetable. Serves him right for wishing ill on someone.

then to add a little extra

the Book of Spells I was talking about....

Friday, 9 October 2015

31 days of Halloween with Airless Chambers and RSD

It's that time again for Airless Chambers Crew to join in the creepiest bloghop of the year, the 31 days of Halloween. Organized by Smeared Ink. The AC crew will be using Rick's awesome Halloween digi and / or rubber collection. You can find the digi at his Etsy or Zibbet shop. Rubber only at I Brake For Stamps

Blogroll is in the side bar in Airless Chambers enjoy the hop, if you dare.

Hi everyone. Helen/Croms here with my project for the hop.

Using Willaworm WitchypooHester Hoopgarten and Busted Down Witch on a plywood base that has been sitting waiting for a coat of paint for a while.
Decoart paints/products were used on the base.
Getting a picture without glare - not easy, sorry. So a piccy with and without flash.

and a close up of the little bit of writing .. well I'm sure a lot of you have experienced those mornings after the night before and can relate to how "Busted Witch" looks and is probably feeling.
The background was created by stamping with purple paint onto the green base using one of the stamps that Smeared Ink sold designed by Rick... from the Morte set.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

September Progressive Challenge with Rick St Dennis

September already!!??!!  Where's our summer?? Looks like we, in Scotland, lucked out again this year. There have been too many days in August that the heating had to be turned on it's been that cold. I just hope this doesn't herald an arctic winter. I guess we'll find out in due course.
In the meantime............
What have I been making in my crafty corner?
Well one of the projects was this wall hanging..............for the Progressive challenge over at the Sparkle and Glitter with Rick St Dennis blog

Using the image Ghost of Versailles.

The image was coloured with promarkers and graph-it markers before cutting out with additional mats of red and 2 different blacks. Plenty of vintage paper distress ink, some black lace and little red and black flowers teamed with some black pearl sprays and a couple of home made pins.
Glossy accents added to the "emeralds" completed the project.

Go Dark - with Delicious Doodles

Good morning peeps
Today is the first of September and therefore heralds in the start of a new challenge over at the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog.  This month the challenge was chosen by Avril on behalf of myself - DARK! Be that dark colours or theme is down to interpretation. I went with both and made a little mini book.
Picture heavy so hope you'll last out until the end.
I used images from Teri's Etsy shop, of course......... The Skully Chess Set and The Tombstones.

The front of the book - hand stitched from scratch using black cardstock - features faux leather as demonstrated by Sheena Douglass.
The corners are black card, die cut and rubbed over with gilding wax.

The inside covers are papers from Teri as well

Journaling/photo mats on the reverse of the tombstones.

The other papers are all from the BoBunny Enchanted range with the exception of the checkerboard which is from DCWV Immortal love stack.

We hope you can find the time to join our challenge.
Thanks for looking

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Smeared 'n' Smudged Hop with an Art Doll

It's been a long while since I joined in one of Smeared and Smudged hops. My bad! Time has always been an issue for me - never enough hours in the day for one thing but when I saw the topic of this month's hop I felt that I just had to join in. I have thought about doing one of these for a while but  never got round to it. This was the goad to get me to sit down and create. Using a given template from The Enchanted Gallery, this site has some amazing pieces of art in the gallery - well worth a look.
This is what I came up with

The image was cut from the white card and the elements I wanted were glued to patterned paper. Then the essential part of any S&S project, the stamping, began.

 The Eye is from TH carnival set and the eye has been highlighted with glossy accents. The hat is from Aly's Inky Fingers as is the clock faces and keys used on the legs and arms. The skirt made from some satin ribbon, lace and organza. A little key charm on a length of chain as a "belt" a few pearls added to the hat and a small crown charm as a pin.

The wings are decorated with the raven wings from the Smeared Ink "Quoth the Raven" set using gilding flakes.

The necklace is made up of a collection of small watch parts set into glossy accents.

Here's the full blog hop list now so you guys can go see some more art doll inspiration

Blog Hop
Susan R.