Friday, 27 June 2014

Catch-up and sorrys all round

Where do I begin?
It's been a month since I last posted here. If it weren't for "No-Luck", I'd have no luck at at all!
Life and all the lemons that it could throw at me this month got in the way and sucked a mega amount of mojo out of me. However I did make a few projects for one of the DT teams I am on. Haunted Design House.
The first - well the challenge has been and gone but I'll show it to you anyway.
For the challenge "Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble" using black green and purple, metal and a flourish.
I actually made two projects. One - a "tree of life (or death?) using purple and green beads on some black wire. Twisted into a flourish for that gnarled tree trunk and embedded into a glass tealight holder with hot glue. A little black crystal skull and a grave stone at the roots.

The second was an altered tin. Using a stamp from Smeared Ink's Morbidly Adorable set.
Coloured with promarkers before embossing with a TH folder. A flourish was stencilled on in purple.
plenty of black distress ink and adhered to a tin before sealing with decoart sealer.
My next piece is for the still current challenge.
"Number of the Beast"
To celebrate the fact we have reached that magic number of followers on the HDH blog
An altered "book box"

Top and bottom 
Covered with "faux leather" as per Sheena Douglass. Without the embossing. 
I wanted a "peeled skin look"
The 3 "monster heads" form the feet of the box.
On the top - the number 666 is in the pentagram. This is really just card, coloured with pan pastels then liberally coated with "rock candy". 
Some metal corner embellishments to finish off.

on it's side to look like a book
The "leaves" and where the box closes are coated with gilding wax in antique gold.
 When all was dry, the whole thing was sprayed to seal with crafters' companion's spray and shine

and inside ........ not forgotten

This (with a few goodies from my stash) is just a small prize for the winner of this monumental challenge over at the blog. You really need to check out the rest of the prizes up for grabs.

I'd like to enter my book box into the challenge at
Unstampables - Alter something/mixed media


  1. And you may - what a great box. Love the ravens inside,and the monster head feet! Very gruesome. Love the mixed media and yes, your paper is a bit like peeled skin. Thanks for sharing this with us at Unstampabelles - by the skin of your teeth too!

  2. Glad to see you back in blogland

    Love all stufg you make :-)

  3. Glad to see you back, Hope things are better for you now, Love the tree thats brilliant, Love Hazelxx

  4. Oh, so glad to see you back in Blogland with us Cromsie and I hope that your problems are now sorted and there are no more lemons ?!!!!!
    Fabulous artwork pieces there - as usual.
    Luv and Hugz

    IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  5. How unusual and rather cool. Thank you for sharing with us at Unstampabelles.