Monday, 24 September 2012

In Chains for HDH

It's been one of "those" weekends here. So much to do and never enough hours in the day. It doesn't help when Mr Mojo decides to take a wee break. I looked high and low for him but he's definitely packed his bags and disappeared. I still had to complete two DT pieces, oh well. I struggled on without his help. Apologies to anyone that expected more from me.
Enough of my ramblings and on with my piece for Haunted Design House

"Chain me up, Chain me down"

You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece
that has something to do with
chains, shackles, bondage.
The image I used for this is from Smeared Ink. From the Gothic Fairies collection - Vivadondra.

4 layers, flipped for the other side so it's all neat and tidy and the cage can be viewed from both sides  - coloured with promarkers before fussy cutting each out, the top 2 layers on each side had the wings cut away to add dimension. This process also added stability to the image for the next process. Adding the handcuffs. Charms bought from Duck Pond Crafts. I separated each handcuff and attached two of the "bracelets" to the bars of my "cage" after adding some chain lengths. This is, in fact, a tea-light holder that I felt fitted this perfectly. To say this was a bit fiddly is an understatement. It was all done through the bars and from underneath, lol - no door!!

The rest of the minions have some fantastic pieces to show you, both today and on Wicked Wednesday should you need more inspiration.
See you soon I hope


  1. way cool, totally awesome x don't know what your talking about with your mojo, its brilliant.

  2. awe Helen never apologize for greatness!This is awesome the idea and the arrangement. wonderful.

  3. This is soo cool. I love the image and the cuffs! So clever!

  4. Very very very very very cool x