Friday, 6 March 2015

Smudgy Antics DT Inspiration with the Grim Reaper

Here's my DT Inspiration for Smeared Ink over at Smudgy Antics in the form of a Tag. I used  The Grim Reaper  from Teri Sherman available in the Smeared Ink Store. I coloured the image up with copics then scanned into photoshop . I created my tag background then placed the image in a pleasing manner. Added a gothic frame and to finish the quote. The word fear is from the Other Side of Fear  set also available in the Smeared Ink Store. I then printed out, attached to a tag cut from mountboard , inked the edges and finished with Ribbon.
Hope you check out the DT Inspiration over at Smudgy Antics and enter our Anything Goes Challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Hugs Fiona.

Monday, 2 March 2015

The Four Corners of Hell with Haunted Design House.

Over at Haunted Design House is our new monthly challenge and our March Challenge is
Stand in the Naughty Corner.
Use something with corners (square, rectangle, triangle) and/or decorate the corners of your creation, and/or make it about being naughty
We're always open to interpretation, but PLEASE nothing sweet and insipid or we'll have to burn it. Make it gothic, make it creepy, make it beautifully twisted and dark Remember, we're now monthly and you can enter up to three macabre creations each month.
I decided to create a cube, it has corners right !!!! I decided on a theme and called it the four corners of hell. A different scene relating to hell on all four sides. I fired up photoshop and created my scenes in striking black and red. I then printed out to size and set to one side. I then gave a wooden cube two coats of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in black. Once dry I gave the cube a coat of DecoArt Media Matte Varnish to seal. I then applied my images to the cube using DecoArt Media Matte Medium. I then gave all four sides and the top a coat of Judikins Micro Glaze and once dry buffed to a soft sheen. I love this stuff as it protects from spillages and prolongs the life of your artwork. I then die cut corners and attached to all corners of the cube to finish.

I do hope you will join us over at Haunted Design House for this months Challenge. The Minions are all straining at the shackles to see what you create.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Inspiration with Smudgy Antics and Smeared Ink

For my latest DT project as part of the Smeared Ink Design Team I decided to create a Booklet that houses an ATC in it's own frame ( I love creating books from scratch ). I used the smeared ink Digi  Angel of Death. . I coloured him up in tones of Red and cool greys using my copics. I then scanned into photoshop and printed off an ATC size and a larger size which I attached to chipboard  and set aside. The ATC was then attached to mountboard and also set aside.The book was constructed from scratch using mountboard and covered with black cardstock. I then stamped and heat embossed two panels for the front and inside left cover of the book. These were then attached and the larger chipboard mounted image applied to the front cover. A quote was then designed in photoshop, printed and attached to the embossed panel on the left side of the booklet. A deep frame was contructed from Chipboard to house the ATC and given a coat of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in red.This was then attached to the right side of the book at the same time as a piece of black looped ribbon which sits under the ATC for easy removal.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read
Hugs Fiona.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Smeared and Smudged Member blog hop.


The time has come around again for the monthly Smeared and Smudged member blog hop.
The theme for February Is:-


Below is the full blog roll, please visit all these wonderfully talented ladies
to  see each of their unique takes on this intriguing theme.
                       Fiona  you are here !

For my contribution I decided to alter a grotty old fish picture. A set of four that I picked up in a charity shop for two pounds. Bargain. Here's the before picture.


 I started off by giving the frame a coat of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in black.  Once dry I applied DecoArt Media Antiquing cream in grey and rubbed back to age the edges. I then fired up photoshop to create my main image. I used a paper from  the Zombie Killa Paper pack from Smeared ink for my main background. I then placed The Anatomy 101 Skull front centrally to the background and printed off onto 300gsm heavy cardstock. I then triple embossed the image using ultra thick embossing powder and then popped it into the freezer for five minutes. Once out of the freezer I then bent the card and voila great big cracks all over the image. I then inked over with black ink  and wiped back to highlight all of the cracks. Looks just like broken glass. I then glued this to a piece of chipboard to make a tile. I die cut an ornate ironwork circle using my brother Scan n Cut and applied this to another piece of chipboard that had been painted grey and stamped using Andy Skinner's new media background stamps. ( I love these ). The main image tile was then gattached to this larger tile.  Ornate metal embellishments were  then aged with DecoArt Media black Antiquing cream and wiped back so it sits in all the nooks and crannies.. These were then strategically placed.This whole piece was then attached to the main frame base to finish.

Your next stop is Shoni.
Thanks for stopping by
Hugs Fiona.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Inspiration with Zip and Zap.

Good Morning.  I've got a tag to share with you today. I used this great Image from the Carnival De La Nuit set named Zip and Zap by Rick St Dennis from Smeared Ink. The background was distressed with Ink. A sunburst stencil inked on top of that. Then the main image applied and coloured up. Lovely !!!

Thanks for stopping by today.
Hugs Fiona.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Part 2 0f The Progressive Challenge with Rick St Dennis MFA.

Good Morning. I'm here today with the 2nd instalment of the Progressive Challenge over on the Sparkle and Glitter Blog. Myself and the rest of the EDT have been working with Rick's Image
String of Hearts Fairy.If you took part in January's Progressive challenge, you should have emailed Monique by now for your freebie.
 I decided to create a notebook for a friend who absolutely adores fairy's but is often forgetfull and has to write things down to remind herself  ( must be an age thing LOL ). I coloured up the fairy using copics and then scanned into photoshop. A background was created to fit the dimensions of the notebook and the fairy added in a pleasing manner. Once happy with the deign it was printed, cut and attached to the notebook. Hope she likes it.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Final Day of The Bloody Valentine Blog Hop

Welcome back for Day 3 and the final day of The Bloody Valentine Hop. Do take the time to visit all of these wonderfully talented ladies for some alternative valentine inspiration.

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Black Dragon
Nan B
Susan S
Susan R
Lady Brayton
As mentioned in yesterday's post this has all been part of a bigger project.
Here's my contribution for the final day.
 I must warn you it is an image heavy post so bear with me and thank you for your patience. To house all the ATC's I have made for this hop I altered a little set of drawers. Perfectly sized to house all the ATC's and a few more to boot. I created another two ATC's this time using The Fallen Digi Set from Smeared Ink.

I hope you have enjoyed this hop and been inspired by the wonderful artworks created. Your next stop is Rebecca.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona.