Wednesday, 6 March 2013

DT Throw Down with Smeared & Smudged

Terra and Tori, the owners of Smeared Ink and The Smudgy Antics Ning Forum have dreamt up this fabulous idea of getting any DT teams (that want to take part) to play against each other. To see who shines out in the challenges that are to be set. If there are any other teams willing to get stuck in, the full details are here, on the forum. The first challenge, to get the ball rolling, was set by themselves. The DT never got a whiff of course until the challenge was posted. The winning team of that round gets to choose the theme for the following challenge, and so on.
So the scene has been set

CHALLENGE #1
PAINT and SPLATTER
Your project must contain an element of paint and an element of something splattered. You can combine the two elements if you choose. 

Now, for my part was, what to do?
I hope you're sitting comfortably, this might take a while
Delving into my box of bits, generously donated by a dear friend, I came across this.
A little set of furniture for a dolls house or in my case - Garden Furniture
That's a centimetre board the bits are laid out on to give you some idea on the scale.
Paint next. Two coats of green acrylic paint on every thing
Now to really get mucky lol. PVA glue and watered down acid green acrylic paint goes on each piece to give a crackle effect. This is going to be garden furniture after all.

The stamps used are from the Killer Bo-Peep Build a Garden. I'm lucky to have this in rubber but there is a digi set here. The spiders, skulls and flowers were all stamped onto tissue paper and stuck down. The spiders web is from a discontinued SI rubber set (Candy Is Dandy - digi version here) and was stamped straight onto the furniture using stazon.
Plenty of Vintage Paper DI
Some wooden embellishments from Crafty EmbliesThese were daubed with Forest moss DI and some of the acid green paint wash.
Tiny white paper rosebuds
Trug is home made from a small scrap of copper.

Here it is









The splatter part of the challenge.... that's the white. made from equal parts white acrylic paint and PVA glue, slightly watered to give a splat without loosing too much depth. Then, when dry, dotted the top with black. Well - it is garden furniture!

Any other DT out there wanting to join in the fun and games? A fabulous blog badge for the winning team. All details are on the forum as I previously said.

I am entering this into the challenges
DT Showdown - Paint and Splatter
Crafty-Emblies - Altered Art with Wings - two birds are eyeing up those spiders for lunch
The Smeared and Smudged FaceBook Challenge - Green
The Smeared & Smudged GDT challenge - Alter Something
Anything But A Card - Green

34 comments:

  1. Very nice Helen,I love the vibrant green and the spider web stamp is brilliant on there. good luck x

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  2. Oh my! This is TOO amazing! Love the crackled/distressed finish and the bird poop just makes it too funny!!!! Love the humor! LOVE IT ALL! Great work as always!

    :)tOri

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  3. so awe some Helen I love the green and the bird poo looks so real..the spider webs rock.
    hugs
    susan s

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  4. Great job..love the color change on your mini garden set. The bird blessings are too funny.

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  5. My ccomment disappeared..really cute.

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  6. Great job..love the color change on your mini garden set. The bird blessings are too funny.

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  7. Love it Helen! Your work is magnificent!!! And the bird poo -- wOw great touch!

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  8. oh Helen this is fabulous!! what a wonderful idea, and it has worked so well. xxx

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  9. Wow love what you have done to the furniture ... a huge improvement ... love the crackled and distressed finishes too xxx and the Emblies look fab xxx

    Thanks your joining in our challenge over at Crafty-Emblies

    Tina DT xxxx

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  10. I do love this. If I had a dolls house to alter this would fit perfectly in its garden. TFS over at CE
    Elaine CEDT

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  11. Looks great helen love the idea

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  12. WOW! Where to even begin?! This set is amazing!1 The poops are just
    hilarious and spot on! The transformation of that simple furniture is just wonderful! Loving the crackle textures and the use of the stamps. Brilliant work my dear!!! Cheers!!

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  13. FAB! I love it! You always have great ideas...... so original :)

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  14. the birds have been here-don't get limed----wonderful job, Its as if Tippi Hedron just left the set...Cheers

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  15. This is fabulous, Helen I had to come from the group to comment! I love this - brilliant work as always. Vee xx

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  16. what a fantastic project, humm gives me ideas , love it x

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  17. This is great! The details are wonderful. I love the bird dropping splatters.:)

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  18. Oh so fabulous, Helen! I immediately spooted the poop and am still LMAO! Super finish to it and the ravens rock. xxD

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  19. this is fabulous hun i love love love it . thanks for joining over at Crafty Emblies hugs Seema CEDT

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  20. This is amazing, I love it, thanks for joining the Crafty-Emblies challenge! Jane, Crafty-Emblies Design Team

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  21. How cool is this.....so fabulous- love all the details and the green is so vibrant... and of course the spooky bits make it totally rockin'! thanks too for joining us at Anything But a Card!

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  22. Helen I cannot brag enough about this art. I love the green and the webs (which I will get) and even the poo you can do anything you are very blessed and talented.
    hugs
    susan

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  23. WOW this is super, love all the attention to detail. Great project.

    Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with our 'Wings' Challenge at Crafty Emblies

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx

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  24. Above and beyond. Love the details and appreciate you hard work.

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  25. Great job on the furniture!! The white splatters made me giggle!

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  26. Love your entry so freaking cool x

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  27. Stunning project! Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card!

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  28. Just had to let you now how much I love that crackle effect! I have bottles of crackle that are no where near as good as the glue technique! YOU ROCK!! Thanks for the tip!!!

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  29. Wow. I love this!!!! It's cute and funky and fun and has ravens. Wow.

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  30. Totally amazing. Made me smile - and cannot believe the amount of work you have put into it. Ali x

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  31. Cute idea using the doll furniture! Great crackle effects and I love those embellishments.

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  32. I just love everything about your project! Amazing amount of work and the end result is stunning. Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card this time.

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