Monday 6 February 2012

Anything Goes

My first project for the Smudgy Antics Challenge Blog as part of the new DT over at the Smeared and Smudged forum, part of the Smeared Ink group.

The challenge this week is "Anything Goes". I'll leave you to read all the ins and outs at the blog.

I chose to do an altered picture frame together with a picture to go in it.

The image is Smeared Ink's Von Bayros- Dragon Lover. The winged hearts round the side are from the set of the Heart Wings.
Back to my main image. Printed out 4 times, coloured with promarkers and then fussy cut out bits from all the layers to make one complete dimensional picture.

mounted the whole thing onto glitter card for that frosty sky look adding a touch of glossy accent to the cup by our dragon's cushion.
The winged hearts are dipped in UTEE.

The frame is a plain black frame that I rubbed some bronze metallic wax into.
The vine was constructed using thin fuse wire and seed beeds. LOTS of them.
Both the vine and the hearts were attached to the frame with hot glue before finally fitting the picture in.

Now, don't forget to check out the rest of the gorgeous projects created by this fabulous new team.

I am going to enter this into a couple of challenges
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes with no patterned paper
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Haunted Design House - Free for all


  1. WOW!!! Helen your altered frame is STUNNING!!!! all those tiny beads ..... beautiful effect and I love the 3 dimensional image :)

  2. Helen - this is absolutely AMAZING!!!! Gorgeous composition, beautiful colors and great images! All together make a STUNNING project!!

    Crafty Hugs!

  3. OMG! This looked great as a thumbnail, but looks even better up close and personal. It is beyond amazing! Your work blows me away!

  4. Such a stunning frame, gorgeous colours, thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion, hugs, Sarah x

  5. Wow lady - this is just amazing... of course I have come to expect nothing less from you! Thanks for sharing it with Craft Your Passion.
    Take care,

  6. I love the dimension and your coloring is so good. Great job! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenge.

  7. Fabulous! You give such great attention to detail! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Catch the Bug! We hope you will join us again soon!

    Scrappy - Bugaboo Stamps DT

  8. Gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing with Haunted Design House xx

  9. This is just sooo gorgeous and that beadwork is awesome. Thank you for joining us at Haunted Design House :-D xxxx

  10. This is just sooo gorgeous and that beadwork is awesome. Thank you for joining us at Haunted Design House :-D xxxx

  11. WOW! Is this ever GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing with us at HDH. xxD

  12. This is stunning Helen.... told you that when i first saw it... the beading around the edge is just perfect.... and the time you spent doing it was well worth it.
    This is a high end wall piece.... BEAUTIFUL.
    Thanks for sharing with us at HDH this week.Much love always