Monday 27 February 2012

Black and Blue

Smudgy Antics Challenge Day folks as it's Monday. This week it's all about black and blue. interpret as you will.
Take this theme however you wish. Black and Blue can be your color scheme, use the words Black and Blue in your sentiment, or bruise up some "normal" stamped image, etc. The more wild and creative you can get, the better!
We like it edgy and dark around here so show us what you've got!

This week I made a card. A "simple" double easel card. In blue and black with a touch of black humour added.
On the left is an image from the "Smitten" set from Smeared Ink. Coloured with pencils.
I added some text to the paper being read. "Man late for own funeral" for those that can't read it and a little thought bubble.

The "stop" is a rubber stamped image of a perfume bottle (Wild Frog Creations) layered up with silicon and dipped in UTEE.
The other side is Smeared Ink's Death Cab, Hearse #3. Coloured with pencils.

Again cut out and cut up to make a 3-D image. The "stop" here is a circle with flowers added to make a wreath. a black organza bow added.

The base is just a length of edge punched black card stock onto the blue cs base.

Now it's your turn. After you've been and visited my friends we'd love to see your interpretation on our theme this week.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Always Crafting - Anything Goes
Paper Creations Ink - Show Us your Favorite Technique - Layering a stamped image to make 3-D
The Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Another Dimension
Our Creative Corner - Over the Edge
Forever Night Challenges - Anything Goes


  1. awesome card, love the 3 d cut up images, happy birthday

  2. Just fabulous Helen!! Amazing details!! I love how you made the Death Cab in 3-D!!


    Crafty Hugs!

  3. Hello Helen
    Dark and Edgy indeed! What a totally different card, and how innovative you are, I think your 3d hearse is amazing, my goodness I am having difficulty in describing this piece of work.
    It is shady and sombre, bold and dramatic your Black Palette is perfect, the pop of Blue is just a Wow for me, the wreath is gorgeous and the bow just ties it together, I have no idea who you would send a card like this to, but no matter it is wonderfully made.
    Thank you so very much for joining us this week at OCC we are very pleased to see your work.

  4. This is just super brilliant Helen. The whole thing is a visual delight and such an awesome amount of work went in there. You rocked this one !!! xxxxxxxxxx

  5. Stunning card Helen.....Love the images and your colouring is beautiful..... all your hard work certainly paid off :)

  6. Wow! Amazing concept and brilliant crafting! I love your dark humour!!!

  7. Wow...this is gorgeous. Love the fabulous layout and how you color the image. And the 3D image is amazing! Thank you so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week.

  8. Gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining us at Paper Creations Ink! Hugs, Julia

  9. Oh my goodness ... love the double easel style and your your fussy cutting is great .... I think you have nailed the black and blue, dark and edgy theme perfectly!
    Thanks for joining us at Our creative Corner!!!