Monday 12 November 2012

Twisted Sister with Smudgy Antics

Monday and a new challenge from Smudgy Antics. Yes, I know I'm late posting, It's OH's birthday and some things have had to be delayed.
The challenge theme this week is
How twisted can you get?  We want to see your dark or naughty side come out to play.  There's no need to hide or be squeamish, we are all freaks least that's what those in The Land of Magnolia say about us.  
I wear my Freak Show Badge with pride and so should you (click this linkto get your own freak show button)!  Heck, art is art.  I sometimes make gruesome things, but that doesn't make me a mass murderer or an unfeeling person. I like to be diverse in my creative process.  My mates make alternative works as well.  Come on, dive in and have some fun!  Save the pretty pretty for those other challenges.  We like it gritty around here...and TWISTED!

Now this might not be gruesome to some, cutting up someone's artwork might be considered wrong. It was necessary for my bit of twisted fun.
This is my project lying flat - just so you get the idea

And this is it hanging up.

The image itself is the Steampunk Sugarplum Fairy from Smeared Ink of course.
Coloured with promarkers then scanned and printed. 6 times for one direction and six flipped images.
Then came the dismembering and gluing together of all the layers. The two sides were stuck together with a wire between so that they could be strung together. These were then dipped in UTEE before assembling using jewellers thread with some cog charms between the sections. The 'copter piece is made from 2 small TH gear die cuts, heat embossed with distress embossing powder. Triangles of a pearlised gold card inserted as shown. Yes - a heat source underneath causes the fairy to twist and turn.

Your turn - after seeing what the rest of my teamies have dreamt up for your inspiration.
Get as twisted as you like and then come back and show us all at Smudgy Antics

A couple of challenges I'd like to enter this into
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes
Forever Night Challenges - Anything Goes
Stampotique Designers Challenge - SDC#73 Hanging


  1. Brilliant idea. So awesome that it really works

  2. OMG - awesome !! This is a fabulistic, wonderful creation and I'm totally in love with it :-D :-D xxxx

  3. OMG Helen! I ADORE this project! Couldn't be cooler! What a fabulously creative mind you have! (I've got to get over the fear of my melting pot! LOL) xxD

  4. What a fab creation! It's just lovely and so unique! Thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody for the Anything goes challenge. Good luck and hope to see you at our next one. Hugs

    Sharon - DT of Challenges 4 everybody xxx

  5. Oh wow! This is fab! Thank you for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  6. Oh, amazing! Great idea!
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.
    Magda :)

  7. What a fun creation! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique. XOXO

  8. This looks like a fun hanging, love how it looks so different flat and hanging. thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

  9. Helen, your artwork is fabulous. both funny and so well-done :)

  10. Great hanging! Thank you for joining the Stampotique Designer's Challenge. Gez.

  11. A cool and unusual creation! Thanks you for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

  12. Very clever idea, and different! Thank you for sharing it with us at Dream Valley.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  13. OMG this rocks! Love it. Thanks for joining us over at Stampotique. Claire x