I hope you are having better weather than we are. Solid torrential rain for 3 days now!! So much for summer. Although it has to be said - two weeks sunshine previously has far exceeded that of last year.
Anyway, back to the reason for today's post.
The challenges over at Smudgy Antics are starting the next 2 week cycle. This next challenge is all about
FUSSY CUTTINGWhat ever stamp you use, or maybe you are into cutting out intricate shapes by knife/scissors, we need to see some fussy cutting somewhere as well (as the obligatory stamp somewhere).
For my project this week I have cut my own base from 3mm chipboard and used two of the images from the rubber stamp set Morte and one from the As Death set from Smeared Ink. Available only through the Rubber Club.
As already mentioned, the base was cut, then painted with copper acrylic paint. Black stazon ink and the image from the As Death set at the head. This was masked off before applying texture paste down the sides. Various colour washes later and it's ready for the peg clips.
Lolly sticks, painted copper as well and some laundry pegs attached with eyelets. The lolly sticks were then attached to the bottom of the coffin lid base.
The Pile of Sculls were stamped four times and each layer fussy cut out reducing the number of rows each time. As some of the rows "overhang" a slit was made to accommodate this for the next layer. Different distress inks were brushed over to graduating the colour from dark to light.
The other girls in the team have made some awesome pieces and really need to be viewed both this week and there'll be more fabulous inspiration next week. So start off at the Smudgy Antics blog, visit those of the girls, then go back to enter your fussy cut project into mrLinky. Please.
I'd also like to enter this memo board into the challenge at
Addicted to Stamps - Lots of Layers
Challenges For Everybody - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint - Anything Goes