Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Day 16 of the Smeared & Smudged 31 days of Hallowe'en

Well just over half way through. It's been more testing than I thought it might be.With everything else going on - like work !!
The rules and details of all the fabulous sponsors that have generously donated prizes along the way can be found on Terra's Blog and of course on the Smeared and Smudged forum.
The blog list is still there in my right hand side bar - should you get lost.

Last Saturday, during a bit of a shin-dig over on face book with Rick St Dennis, most of the EDT and some fabulous friends, I made a quip about waxing spiders. This is the project that I was working on. The wax is a metallic rub on wax used on the embossed part of the back of this project.
This is a box that I bought. The pyrography art of Julie Pickering of One Off Arts. The box started life as a pale beech colour.
This is how it turned out after it was altered.
The front was treated with "vintage photo" and "festive berries" distress inks.
The ribbon goes all the way round to the back.

The embossed panel was liberally dosed with more vintage photo DI before the vintage gold wax was applied. The glimpse of orange you see is the tissue paper glued to the sides.
Then there's the image. A digi stamp from Rick St Dennis, just one of the sponsors of this fabulous Hallowe'en blog hop. 

The image is called Hexology.

Coloured with promarkers, then plenty of antique linen DI to age it.

That's your lot from this cubby hole today. I hope you went to see the lovely Valerie before visiting here and I'm sure equally lovely Sharon would show you a warm welcome over at her blog next.

All things being well - I'll see you tomorrow. Thank you for visiting me today and for all the kind comments that have been left by you all.

A couple of challenges I'd like to enter this into
Art With No Boundaries - Halloween
Lexi's Creations - Halloween
My Craft Spot - Embossing


  1. Gorgeous helen i love the spiders. Great spellbook. Fun to ser how everybody colours the hexology. Still the same image yet everybodies different colour styles make it look different. Yours is so pretty if you can say that of s skull lol

  2. This is brill croms. Really love your projects they are always so different from anyone elses and expertly executed too. xx

  3. love your book o spells....do not give up!

  4. Great imagery, colors and love the distressed vintage feel of the box. Well done!

  5. wonderul art helen. I love your book of spells and I do love what you did with this image.
    susan s.

  6. Ooh, this is fantastic! I really love it! That Hexology image is really awesome, and you did a great job coloring it!

  7. Thats a briiliant project-love the whole concept-well done you!

  8. Stunning work, Hel! More fabulous than words can say!

  9. Absolutely fantastic project. SO well executed. Thank you for sharing your artwork.

  10. WOW! This is just awesome! I love everything about this!! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot.

  11. Fabulous book, Helen! this is one of the images I bought from Rick on Sat. Can't wait to color it. xxD

  12. What an awesome looking spell book. Is there a spell in there to reduce the work week so we can have more crafty time.
    Your candlestick holders beside the spell book are fabulous.

  13. Amazing project, Helen! I took a closeup look to study the backgrounds and then reread your descriptions! All together lovely work!!

  14. Gorgeous book of spells! Love that ribbon too.

  15. Oh my word Croms - this is an awesome creation! Love the image and all the detail you've put in to making this book look vintage/antique! Thanks for sharing this project at Lexi's Creations this time in our "Halloween" challenge.
    Helen x (DT)

  16. this is amazing love it
    hugs xxx

  17. Wow, love your book of spells. That image on the back is wonderful. Great job. Thanks for entering at Art With No Boundaries.