Sunday 23 March 2014

Left of Centre and a Little Extra

Morning all
Anyone that is into the darker and alternative side of crafting should of heard of, by now, the challenge blog called Left Of Centre. The style welcomed there is always non-cute and "just as it says on the box". This month also marks their first anniversary and a massive month long challenge with loads of sponsors. You really need to check it all out!
(copied and pasted from yesterday - so shoot me!)

Maureen asked me to make another piece for the challenge as GDT as well apart from the Delicious Doodles team. "Of course!" says me. "Why not".

I had a lot of fun with this and kind of went to town with this wall hanging featuring Glinda, The Good Witch from Rick St Dennis. She was coloured with promarkers with a touch here and there of metallic copper pen.

She is on an 8" x 8" piece of thickish chipboard. Painted first with copper acrylic, then Decoart weathered wood then black. Some stencilling with purple radiant rains paint, and some copper pan pastels, (Creative expressions and Andy Skinner stencils) as well as some heat embossing in gold of a few stamped words. The word "Believe" is from a Visible Image stamp "Create with Your Soul". I just blanked off the other words when inking. "Magical" is from a random Christmas stamp in my stash.
The hearts are pleated paper. I have tried to find the blog where I got the idea from but can't, sorry. If anyone knows, please let me know so that I can give proper credit. Basically a folded piece of paper shaped and pleated and assembled like a rosette.
fold here
 Some bits of broken jewellery and a couple of little mirrors to hide the centre.
A piece of purple satin ribbon with a little cat charm finishes the picture.

Is there anyone that wants to take this off my hands? Head on over to Left of Centre to see the criteria you will have to meet if you feel you can give this a loving home.

I'd like to enter this wall hanging into the challenge at
Oddball Art Stamps - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenges - Anything Goes
Stamping For the Weekend - Anything Goes


  1. Looks great, love the gold / purple and the crackle

  2. Wow, such an amazing creation you made Helen, I love it! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  3. This is truly amazing. A fantastic piece of art Helen.

  4. This is beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs

  5. very cool project! Thanks for playing along with Oddball Arts first stamp challenge!

  6. AMAZING, Helen! Gloriously layered background, fab image beautifully colored and those pleated hearts are gorgeous! Love, love, LOVE! xxD

  7. This is really neat! Love all the purple and the hearts are awesome! Thanks for joining us at Oddball Art Co blog!