Thursday, 17 December 2015

Ho Ho Poe with Quoth the Raven

This post is brought to you with mixed feelings. I will be moving in the new year sometime and have had to put the majority of my craft room stash into storage. Boo Hoo! So this might well be one of the last posts for a while.
I have taken leave of absence from my other DT positions until I am in a place to start creating again.

In the meantime, as GDT for Quoth the Raven, I have this triptych made with ATC sized stampbord pieces. It features rubber stamps from Smeared Ink "Quoth the Raven" and "Gothic Christmas" on the inside and crafters' companion on the outside. Much use was made of my pan pastels, in fact the only thing that was not was the actual tree, Poe, pressies and Raven stamping.

 The ivy leaves are a Sheena Douglass die cut from black card and given a lick of gilding waxes in silver, empire and renaissance golds.
We'd all love to see your Poe inspired Christmas Projects - so get cracking!

I am entering this into the challenge at
Smudgy Antics - Anything Goes with a touch of Creepmas

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Ho Ho Poe

On a recent visit to see my dear friend and "sister from another mother", Blackdragon,  I was asked to do a few guest spots for the blog "Quoth the Raven"
The first of my projects is an acrylic multi-layered tag. We had great fun on one of the days using up some of Blackdragon's ancient stash and a "couple of bits" came to Scotland with me. It seemed fitting therefore to use this in my first project.

Decoart media paint with paint stamped snowflakes
The poem was printed onto acetate 
The bells are a royalty-free image

These four layers, all came together, with the added tinsely ribbon from stash

I hope you think my tag is found worthy of a place on the QTR wall.

I feel some more of these multi-layered tags will feature in the future.

Thank you BlackDragon and Ike for inviting me to GDT for QTR.

Progressive Challenge December with RSD

Good morning,
A bit late and I apologise, but only just been able to sign into blogger again.
Rick's Sparkle & Glitter blog is holding yet another progressive challenge and this is part two. The part when a project using the image supplied has to be used. This moth it's a little animated prezzie who really can't make up his mind whether it's Christmas yet or if he's still to be in Hallowe'en mode. His name is Take Yer Pick and, if you didn't get him free by entering the first part, he can be purchased from the Zibbet store.
I decided to put him on a tag
Some torn Christmas papers top and bottom and hallowe'en paper sandwiched in the middle.
The sentiment stamps are from a variety of companies. "Happy Halloween" is from Artistic Outpost "Haunted Halloween and the "Merry Christmas" and "Seasons Greetings" were freebies in a couple of mags. Some of the trees were glittered up. The black/silver twigs are a die cut. Edged with green ink and added ribbon from stash. 

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.