Monday, 3 August 2015

As Death with Smudgefest 2015 Day 1.

 
Welcome to Day 1 of SMUDGEFEST 2015 hosted by SMEARED INK.
 For  the next 7 days I will  (Time permitted) be making a project that fits in with the daily Theme and which also incorporates a SMEARED INK image.

Here are the rules: 

*Each morning from August 3rd through 9th, a new challenge will be posted. It will contain that day's theme and prize information. 

*To participate, you must make a project that fits the theme and add it to that day's post using Inlinkz. The link to add your entry will be located at the bottom of each post. Your project must be linked by midnight of the same day. Your link must go straight to the post on your blog containing your project, not your blog home page.

*Your project can be anything (card, scrapbook page, altered or 3-d item, etc) as long as it is handmade and stamped somewhere with either a rubber or digital stamp. All digital projects are allowed if it fits the theme. Feel free to think outside the box and have fun with your project! We are all about looking at things differently and look forward to the variety of projects we are sure to see.

*You must use AT LEAST 1 Smeared Ink image on your project to qualify for the daily prize drawing. You are allowed to use anything else that you like. If you just want to play along and aren't worried about qualifying for the prize, you do not have to include a Smeared Ink image.

*The daily winner will be chosen by random number and revealed later the next day in a separate post (not the daily theme post).

So, are you ready to play? Welcome to Day 1 of SmudgeFest!! 


The Challenge: 
METAL MONDAY

Create a project that showcases a piece of metal! It can range from metal scrapbook embellishments, to paper clips, to items you would find at a hardware store. Decorate a metal object, or cut up a soda can. Use your imagination!
The Prize:
"Annabel Lee" single digi stamp from Smeared Ink
 


Here is my contribution for today. I decided to create a Tag using an image from the As Death Rubber set for my main image.
 
 
I started of by inking the whole tag with Distress Inks in Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain. Once dry I stamped my main image in Archival ink in potting soil and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder to make the image pop. I then stamped over the whole tag with a script stamp using Pumice Stone distress ink. As the main image is embossed the ink from the script can quite simply be wiped away. The edges of the tag were also heat embossed with clear embossing powder to give some definition. I then die cut two pediments from Tim Holtz pediment die. These were then inked up with  Cracked Pistachio and Gathered twigs distress inks. The pediments were then embossed with the mini rays embossing folder from Tim Holtz. The pediments were then glued to top and bottom of the tag and to finish Metal Brads were added for decoration.
 
So that's me for Day 1.
 
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Cranium Frankenstein with Smudgy Antics.

Welcome to the new SMUDGY ANTICS CHALLENGE.
On the Smudgy Antics blog We continue to produce wickedly alternative art.
 
The new theme for this month
 
AUGUST 2015  '' ANYTHING GOES...WITH AN OPTIONAL TWIST''
The TWIST this month is
'' CREEPY CREATURES''
 
 
 
 
For my DT contribution I decided to create an ATC featuring Frankenstein from Smeared Ink's Cranium set. I coloured him up with copics and then scanned into photoshop and added to the background I created. This was then printed off and attached to a mountboard ATC base.
 
 
 
Please keep your projects Dark, Macabre, Creepy, Saucy, Naughty, Wicked, or just plain Awesomely Unacceptable!
 
KEEP IT ALTERNATIVE............
 
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read
Hugs Fiona.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Have a little Faith with Airless Chambers.

 
I'm sharing a project today in conjuction with The Airless Chambers blog as part of my EDT contribution for Rick St Dennis.
 
I'm sharing another of my altered boxes today using one of Rick's Skulls from the fabulous Digi Stamp Sheet "Skull" Digi. which is available in his Zibbet Store.
 
I coloured up one of the images from the Skull Digi sheet with copics and scanned into photoshop to create a scene. This was then printed out and attached to the box top. DecoArt Media Crackle Glaze was applied and when dry DecoArt Media Antiquing cream in black was applied and wiped back to reveal all the lovely cracks. This was then sealed with a coat of DecoArt Media Matte Varnish to protect. The box sides were stencilled with DecoArt Media Modelling paste using an Andy Skinner Stencil and when dry painted with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics. The box sides were then given a coat of DecoArt Media Satin Varnish to protect. Love how this turned out.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Hope you like my inspiration.
 Check out all the other fabulous images in the Zibbet store or in the Etsy store!

Fiona

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Progressive Challenge Part 2- Rick St Dennis EDT.

Welcome to part 2 of the progressive challenge hosted over on the Sparkle and Glitter Blog.
It is an "Anything Goes" challenge but you have to use a Rick St Dennis image. There are so many images to choose from in the Zibbet shop - over 1200 in fact. So many different genres that you'd find it hard not to find something right up your street.
If you want to see what Team A made again then you just need to click here. You'll also find plenty of inspiration, along with some friendly chat and helpful advice, if you ask for it, over in our Facebook Group. Rick has promised a little party this month - so get on over there and keep your eyes peeled.
 
For my EDT piece I decided to alter a charity shop find that cost just 50p. I chose one of the many skull images in Rick's arsenal as I am quite partial to skulls called Skull Ka Bob.
 
I started with the plain wood box and gave it two coats of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Carbon Black. I then used DecoArt Media black Modelling paste through a tribal stencil on all three sides of the box and the drawer front.Whilst drying I created my box lid design in photoshop  and then added the coloured Skull Ka Bob image which has been scanned into my computer and placed on my design in a pleasing manner and then printed off. The image design was then glued to the box lid with DecoArt Media Matte Medium and brayered to get a good adhesion to the box lid and to prevent any bubbles. Once dry the edges of the box lid were sanded back to give a neater and more blended finish to the design. A coat of DecoArt Media Matte Varnish was then applied to the box lid and once dry a coat of DecoArt Media Crackle Glaze was applied which is self levelling and left to dry.
The box lid was finished by applying DecoArt Media Antiquing cream in black and wiped back to reveal all the lovely cracks. To finish a coat of DecoArt Media Matte Varnish was applied to the box lid to seal and protect.
Onto the box sides. The box sides and drawer front were given a coat of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Paynes Grey through the stencil which was re applied. To finish a coat of Andy Skinners Dirty Wash mix was applied to all sides of the box and drawer front. I then created another design in photoshop for the inside top of the box and adhered with DecoArt Matte Medium and when dry a coat of DecoArt Matte Varnish was applied to seal and protect.
Love how this turned out.

 
 
 




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


Wednesday, 8 July 2015

DT Inspiration with Smudgy Antics # Week 2

Good morning and welcome to week 2 of the SMUDGY ANTICS CHALLENGE.

 for JULY  the theme this month is  '' ANYTHING GOES...WITH A TWIST''
The TWIST this month is
'' FOR THE LOVE OF POE''
We want to see your Poe inspired projects....
you can take inspiration from his poems... stories.... his life...from films inspired by his work..
think ravens...lost love... beating hearts... or orangutans!
Please keep your projects DARK, MACABRE, CREEPY, SAUCY, NAUGHTY, WICKED, or just plain AWESOMELY UNACCEPTABLE!
KEEP IT ALTERNATIVE!!!!
 
For my DT Inspiration I decided to create a Wallet full of Poe Quotes. I created the quote wallet from a tutorial purchased from The Gentleman Crafter and I used  the Quoth the Raven real rubber stamp set from Smeared Ink. I added a paper rosette and a silver crucifix charm to finish off the front cover and a skull digi from smeared ink incorporated into a silver pendant for the strap fastening inside. I love how this has turned out.
 
                                                                       Wallet Closed.

                                                                  Wallet Open.


                                                                  Quote Cards.
 
 
Please keep your projects DARK, MACABRE, CREEPY, SAUCY, NAUGHTY, WICKED, or just plain AWESOMELY UNACCEPTABLE!
KEEP IT ALTERNATIVE!!!!
 
I do hope you will stop by the Smudgy Antics Blog to see some amazing DT Inspiration.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona.

Monday, 6 July 2015

Haunted Design House New Challenge :- I Love Rock n Roll

I'm back with a new challenge over at Haunted Design House and the theme for July is:-

   LOST IN MUSIC
 Be Inspired by a song or Lyric, or a piece of music.
This month's challenge is all about music and songs. Pick a tune and get inspired. Use the lyrics, or the music, or even the video if you're so inclined. Remember to keep it dark and creepy.
Please let us know which tune you've chosen and how it inspired your creation.
 
The inspiration for my piece came from the Rob Zombie Song
Living Dead Girl.
 
Blood on her skin
Dripping with sin
Do it again
The Living Dead Girl.
 
I started with a blank MDF box and gave it two coats of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Carbon Black. I the used DecoArt Media black Modelling paste through Andy Skinners Shedded Stencil on all four sides of the box. whilst drying I created my box lid design in photoshop and printed off and glued to the box lid with DecoArt Media Matte Medium and brayered to get a good adhesion to the box lid and to prevent any bubbles. Once dry the edges of the box lid were sanded back to give a neater and more blended finish to the design. A coat of DecoArt Media Matte Varnish was then applied to the box lid and once dry a coat of DecoArt Media Crackle Glaze was applied which is self levelling and left to dry.
Onto the box sides. The box sides were given a coat of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Paynes Grey through the stencil which was re applied. To finish a coat of Andy Skinners Dirty Wash mix was applied to all sides of the box. The box lid was finished by applying DecoArt Media Antiquing cream in black and wiped back to reveal all the lovely cracks. To finish a coat of DecoArt Media Matte Varnish was applied to the box lid to seal and protect.
 
 
 

 
I do hope you will join us over at Haunted Design House for this months challenge.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona.






Monday, 15 June 2015

RSD Progresive Challenge Part Two Finale

 
 
 
Team A started the month's Progressive Challenge and you can go look at that post here if you are so inclined.  In that post you were invited to email Monique for your freebie if you had taken part in May's part one. If you haven't done so already - get your skates on. This is the half way mark before the winner of that free digi (of your choice) is chosen. 
Have you seen the new images that have hit the Zibbet store so far this month? WOW!! I think Rick has been working overtime. Do yourself a favour and check out the shop.

So here's my contribution as part of Team B using Mr Tea with Sentiment ( he is also available without sentiment ). I decided to do some thing completely outside of my comfort zone and colour the image with Watercolours on 300gsm watercolour card. Am happy at my first attempt but don't really know yet if this medium is going to be a stable go to in my colouring arsenal. Maybe a little more practice Eh !!!. After colouring I ripped around the image and inked the edges. This was then matted onto a square card which had already been layered up using some co-ordinating coloured cardstock. An organza bow and some gems were added to finish.
 
 
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona .