Monday 21 October 2013

Day 21 of 31 Days of Hallowe'en with HDH and Smudgy Antics

For full deets on this Freaking fangtastic Blog hop organised by Smeared Ink and The Smeared and Smudged forum, please hop on over to Terra's blog. All the info on the days sponsors are there as well as any other info you think you might need.  The blog hop roll is there in my side bar.

Good morning folks

As promised yesterday I have a double bill for you today.
It's the start of a new challenge over at Smudgy Antics and the second week of the one at Haunted Design House. Normally I would have a post each for my DT pieces for these two challenges but, as this is the 31 Days of Hallowe'en, I have decided to combine them into one.
I hope you're sitting comfy. Which order do I post? Coin flip time!
First up Smudgy Antics. The challenge this next fortnight is a colour challenge.
Dark Grey, Magenta, Dark Green, Black and Dark Orange
For my project this week I continue with my Fat Book of Smeared Ink's  Creepy Li'l Grumpies.
This week featuring
Frankie and our little Super Hero

The FB page was covered with black gesso and texture added. When nearly dry, Frankie was stamped into it. This created the slight hollow to house the image. This in real life looks like he is emerging from the pit.
While letting the gesso fully dry the image was stamped, coloured with promarkers and fussy cut out. The scars are coloured with magenta gel pen. When the gesso was dry a light rub over with versamark and some pan pastels lightly brushed over then sealed with hair spray. I used glossy accents to attach Frankie then added brads in the required colours. Some copper wire was wound round (electricity and Frankie go together, don't they?)
All the colours are used here

Next up our little Trick or Treater all dressed up. Again coloured with promarkers before cutting out and adhering to the FB page base of dark orange coredinations. This had been embossed with a couple of folders I have and the raised part - more pan pastels. The little honeycomb of papers are from Carta Bella - Happy Hauntings stack. The bead letters threaded onto a jewellery pin and connected with brads.
Colours here are dark orange, black, grey and magenta.
One more Grumpie to feature.

Then we have Haunted Design House. 
The second week of our "Zombies and Creeps" challenge
Sponsored by Simply Betty who happens to be one of the sponsors of the 31 Days of Hallowe'en blog hop.
See why I decided to combine the to posts now?
This card features Dracula Summoned from the new images drawn by Abigail Larson for the Limited edition Steampunk collection.

 Sorry about the picture quality. Taking pics at night does not provide the best light.
Base paper is from DCWV - Heirloom stack. Then there's lace, some velvet and satin ribbons. The lilac sheer fabric to simulate the image curtains over flowing is  just a length from stash, twisted and adhered before glueing the image down with pinflair glue.
 The image mounted onto some embossed and sanded coredinations.
The sentiment made up of individual letters, stamped with stazon onto parchment type paper. Torn out and adhered to the lace.

Which challenge are you going to enter? Both I hope.

Thank you for visiting and see you tomorrow with another project.

I'd like to enter my last card into the challenge at
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes (optional Hallowe'en)


  1. Some fabulous projects today Helen! love the grumpies on your fat pages! and the Abigail Larson image is gorgeous, love what you've done with it, love the fabric on there! mo x

  2. When do you sleep?? You are amazing. Wonderful Smudgy Antics projects and great use of those colors for those Grumpies. Frankie's Pit looks very cool and wish I could see for real. Super on each page. Second/Third project is beautiful. You have done a gorgeous color on the entire image and so creative your background.

  3. I am awestruck! I can not find words to express how fabulous your projects are.
    I am feeling so much an amateur and oh so primitive in my attempts.
    Amazing and wonderful!

  4. Wow...two great projects today Helen. You must have spent your weekend crafting. Love them both!

  5. Fabulous projects for today. I love all the texture. Love colors.

  6. Wow!!!! 2 great projects! Love the fat book page. All that great background texture! Love all the textiles that you used in the second one! Wonderful!

  7. Amazing work once again................just lovely

    fiona DT
    Thanks for joining us again

  8. Spooktacular creations today! I love all the layers and the textures you've created!

  9. wow what a fab selection of projects...well done!

  10. Love your little grumpies Fabulous pages and your work with the SBS image is beyond gorgeous. Perfect embellies as well. xxD

  11. John Manry first two cards are a lot of fun.... the FAtAL Atraction is amazing love that you used textiles!!!!!

  12. Love your grumpie pages, too cute! Your HDH card is beautiful, love how you used the twisted fabric to frame the picture,

  13. love your card its great thanks for entering TTPH Challenge

    Jacqui x

  14. Spooktacular!

    Thanks for playing at TTPH

  15. Fab projects, I love all the texture in the fatal attraction card, thanks for joining us at TTPH
    Nicola DT

  16. What lovely cards, I love the images that you have chosen to use. Thanks for joining us at TTPH challenges Becky DT