Wednesday 7 December 2011

4th Day of 12 days of Christmas with Smeared and Smudged

here's hoping blogger will autopost this ok this time.

My 4th day project is also an entry into this weeks Smudgy Antics Challenge. This week the task is to create something along the "Steampunk on the Darkside" theme.
My project is a "Christmas tree". It has a gothic fairy, Seriba, from the range from Smeared Ink sitting on top.

I used a papermache cone that a friend had previously given me and covered in dark green coredinations that I had lightly crumpled and sanded.
The cogs are TH die cuts, heat embossed with metallic powders. I stapled on some small boiled sweets to the cogs and then stuck to the tree base with strong glue dots.

The comes Seriba. I coloured her with my pencils then scanned and printed out several images - reversing half of them. The wings are made from a drinks can that I embossed with some TH gears. The opposite aspects so the tree can be viewed from all sides without seeing plain card.
Hence the "inside" of both sides also have the relevant side of the image stuck to it.

As you can see from her feet here.

I am entering this into the challenge at
Smudgy Antics - Steampunk on the Darkside
Paper Makeup Stamps - Cut out your digi - I did, several times
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges - Something Sweet
Flutter By Wednesday - Open


  1. This is very cool, Helen! Great take on the challenge. I love the gears!

  2. Totally...absolutely...wonderfully..... wickedly .....brilliantly..... inspiring...hand on heart i have never seen anything like this... you my friend are a creative genius.
    Thanks for also entering the Smudg antics steampunk challenge....i'll stop harrassing you now...well til next week! much love always xxx

  3. Wow, I totally love this, how creative!! Very inspirational! I just love that fairy image! This is so well done my Lady!!

  4. Wow, this is awesome! Love how you used the fairy as a topper for the tree!

  5. wow this is so cool I love the fairy and what you made of the cone, really awesome. Thanks for plaing at smudgy antics steampunk challenge, monique DT

  6. Fabulous I love the cone shape and how you used gears. Thanks for joining the Smudgy Antics challenge this week!

  7. Wow Helen this is fantastic I love it perfect for the 12 Days and Smudgy Antics
    Luv Jane xxx

  8. OMG WOW this is one amazing project!! Great Job!

  9. wow that is totally awesome. looks like that took you some time to make. You did a great job. love it

  10. WoWza - totally COSMIC !!!! I absolutely love this - it's brilliant. :-) May I ask - how big is it ?? :-D
    Thank you for playing at Smudgy Antics
    Hugz xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  11. I love this too! The metallic coloring on the fairy is wonderful -very Steampunky! And the gears and candy on the tree are great!!

  12. Can I just say ditto? I think everyone has expressed my thoughts on your amazing piece of brilliance! Well done and thanks for playing with smudgy antics this week!

  13. Very cool! That is a LOT of cutting it out! thanks for playing at PMS this week!

  14. whoa super cool! I love the wings!!! going to have to make me some metal wings!! thanks for joining us at smudgy antics this week!

  15. oh my goodness, you have put so much time and effort into this amazing piece! just stunning! thank you for joining our 'cut it out' challenge at the Digi Makeover! :)

  16. Wow, wow, wow! This is so fab! Thx for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday!

    Mary J x

  17. OMGoodness... She turned out beautiful!! Your coloring is wonderful and I just love all the cogs that you added!!! Way To Go You!!!! Hugs!!!