Monday 28 October 2013

day 28 of 31 Days of Hallowe'en with 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. How are we all? Nearly at the finish line - I can see it.......just! In amongst the mess of papers, stamps and other paraphernalia that is now my craft room.
Today's post is all about the start of the second week of the Smudgy Antics fortnightly challenge.
The challenge is to create a project using at least three of these colours ....
Before I go on, I must thank Suzanne for her timely inspiration. "Only something that was picked up on pinterest" but it helped me out no end with the finishing touch here.
 This started life as a simple jar. Orange paint on the inside to colour. Mixed with a bit of glitter - Thanks LB for that idea. The outside has been surrounded with stamped images from the Smeared Ink "As Death" set, stamped onto tissue paper and applied with glow-in-the-dark modpodge. The four plates fit just nicely round the jar. 
The top has various fibres wound round.

Taken in the dark with the battery operated tealight "lit". OOps a bit of camera shake there.

My "Death Angel" created from one of these

The legs and shoulders were heated gently with my heat gun so they could be bent. Added feathers and stitched a hooded cloak made from cobweb lace. 
Suspended from the rib cage is the tealight using clear nylon thread. This solves a dual problem - keeping the Death Angel in place and as a means of accessing the tealight to turn it on and off.

Looking forward to seeing more of your colour projects over at Smudgy Antics

Once more I thank all you horrifying hoppers and your lovely comments this month. You deserve a lot of credit for staying the course.
With any luck - see you all tomorrow.

I'd like to enter this altered jar into the challenge at
Alphabet Challenge - S is for Scary


  1. How cool! Love this altered jar! I didn't know mod podge made a glow in the dark one, nor did I even think of heating those skellies to make them bend. Love what you did!

  2. Oh WOW! Is that ever SPOOKY! Love it both lit and not. Fabulous, Helen! xxD

  3. What a creepy altered jar, I love it! You even made him a hooded cloak, how awesome is that!?!?! Fab work!

  4. Thank you for sharing this beautiful project and for all the helpful hints you shared. I also might not have thought about heating the limbs to bend them and using the skele/ tea light combo is just genius.
    Thanks also for the links but if I visit now I will never finish the hop in the time allotted. So easy to get sidetracked and lost on these amazing pages.

  5. Spooctacular fabulous, Helen! Love it ... those skeletons are really gorgeous and your project is breathtaking. Hugs, Suzanne xxx

  6. AWESOME... this is a FANTASTIC altered jar... I am loving the little skeletons... I had one set, but decided I needed more... ran out to the store and bought them out to use in future projects!!!!
    This is one spooky skeleton on the top!!!!

  7. OMGhoul, that is sooooo wicked! Brilliant, love the glow!

  8. This is fabulous Helen!!! I love the glow in the dark mod podge!!! I must get some of that!! And great skelly on the top!! mo x

  9. Way way cool! Great job Helen!

  10. Love your altered jar Helen. Great embellishments!

  11. spooky awesome..looks like the mean little pixie things.. brownie things as skullies or something very eerie. I love it.
    susan s

  12. Love the orange jar! Wouldn't have thought of it, and the images on the outside work really well. The wings on the skeleton are perfect! Too much fun.

  13. Fabulous the color and the images...and great tip on heating the skellies!

  14. Spooky goodness today. Love the way you made this jar. Absolutely love that skeleton on the top. Fantastic project.

  15. EEkkk, angle of death jar. So awesome! Love your ideas and the inspiration from which they came from. Wicked deadly jar.

  16. Cromy, Cromy, Crom, Croms!!!! I love the jar, fabulous idea! The death angel is fantastic!
    Brill stuff Helen.
    Lisa x

  17. WOW - this is so spooky and scary. Fabulous project.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge