Monday, 24 September 2012

Blackbirds for Smudgy Antics

The second of my regular Monday posts this time for Smudgy Antics. The theme this week is, you guessed it, BLACKBIRDS. Simple enough challenge?
Just incorporate a black bird of some type, real or mythological, and use a stamped image somewhere on your project
 You may use rubber, clear, or digital stamps.

See told you it was easy!!
Another 3-D project from me. This time - an altered cigar box.
 OOpps forgot to close the lid down properly but this is the view from one of the corners
 Front view
Top view

The box was covered with card that had been well and truly scrunched up before sticking down and painted.
The top was also dry embossed with one of the Halloween folders I have. The base of the box was surrounded by TH Iron Gate die cuts. Sage green card and dry brushed with burnt sienna paint.
The images are all from the Smeared Ink, Quoth the Raven set. I am lucky to have the rubber but the digi set is available from here. I heat embossed all the images in black onto pearlised grey card before cutting out and attached using silicon glue. Black feathers under Mr Poe's wings, just because!

The other members of the DT have waved their magic wands and produced some amazing pieces. You need to go look. Then when you've finished yours, come along to Smudgy Antics and show us


  1. I love your piece helen. It is wonderful. A must try..creative as always and beautiful you never miss.

  2. Such an amazing piece, Helen. Vee xx

  3. Very cool altered box! Great details. Looks like it took a lot of effort, but looks like it was definately worth it!