Saturday, 27 December 2014

Deja Voodoo- Image Transfer on Mixed Media Background.

Hi all, I'm here today with my latest creepy creation using one of Rick St Dennis's many fabulous images.

I decided to name this project Deja Voodoo..........you know,  that feeling you get when someone jinxes you, and you swear it's been done before, but you can't remember where or when..................

To start I created a mixed media background on foamboard using DecoArt Media fluid Acrylics. I then fired up photoshop and created my design using Rick's  Voodoo Digital Stamp Set which is available at Smeared Ink. Once happy with my design I printed onto Neenah classic white cardstock and coloured with my copics. I then scanned the design and printed out using my laser printer as this was gong to be an image transfer. I then painted over the main image and skulls in the four corners with DecoArt Media tinting fluid ( 3 coats ) as I didn't want these to appear transparent on the media background. Once dry a coat of DecoArt Media Matte Medium was applied to the image transfer and left to dry. The mixed media background was also given a coat of the Matte Medium and left to dry also. Once dry the background was given a second coat of Matte Medium and whilst still wet the main image was applied to the background face down smoothed over with my fingers and then brayered to get a good adhesion and to remove any air bubbles that had formed. This was then left to dry overnight. Once dry the image was then soaked with water applied with a sponge and the paper rubbed off in a circular motion to reveal the image that had been transferred to the background. A coat of DecoArt Media Matte Varnish was then applied to seal and protect. You can find video instructions on this technique courtesy of Mr Andy Skinner on his blog.
 
 
                                                            Finished  Project.
 
Think I'll frame this as it turned out quite nice, if I say so myself.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Fiona.

Monday, 22 December 2014

WITCHY CREEPMAS TAG

Hello I'm  here today with a creepy Creepmas creation in the form of a fun Creepmas Tag. I chose to use Rick St Dennis MFA's Digital image Witch Tree. You can find Witch Tree in Rick's Zibbet Store HERE.. I coloured her up using my copics, fussy cut and put to one side. I used a Tim Holtz tag die to cut my tag. I then fired up photoshop  using a digital paper by Abigail Larson to create a background for the tag. I also created a creepmas label as an accent, printed these out and attached to the tag base. I then added the Witchy Tree image using 3d foam pads to make her pop off the tag. A black ribbon bow was then tied to the top of the tag for the finishing touch.

                                                           Here is the finished Tag.


  
 
Copics used:-
 
Hat and Robes- YG 93 95 97
Hair- C7 C5 C3
Hat Decorations- R39 R29 R22 RV01 RV02 BG13 BG11
SKIN- E43 E42 E41
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today and Merry Creepmas to all.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Decembers Progressive Challenge final part with Christmas Party Hat and Creepmas with Airless Chambers.

I'm here today with the second installment of part 2 of the Progressive Challenge over on The Sparkle and Glitter Blog. If you missed the first part, please feel free to go look here.beautiful image called Christmas Party Hat. She's available to purchase if you didn't manage to enter part one and get her free. You never know - it could be you winning and be able to get more images from the store. Zibbet has the largest choice, Etsy has an instant download function. Both stores have their good points.
 
For my Project I decided to create another tealight box card. Tutorial can be found here on the Stampartic blog.  I coloured up the Christmas Party Hat Lady image with copics then fussy cut and placed to one side. I then proceeded to follow the tutorial to create the box. I then  filled the box with apple and cin­na­mon glitter scented tea lights. I then created the book cover and matted and layered with cardstock and papers.  The inside was then also decorated and a sentiment attached.The tealight box was then attached to the inside of the cover. The Christmas Party Hat Lady was then mounted with 3d foam pads onto two die cut frames using spellbinders dies  Then matted and layered onto piece of cardstock and paper. Before attaching to the front of the book cover a piece of organza ribbon was attached to the book cover and the main image attached to secure the ribbon in place. A lovely seasonal gift.

                                                         Front of Tealight Book Card.


 
Inside of Tealight Book Card.
 
Now onto my second project t show you today.
 
Airless Chambers are still hoisting the banner for the Creepmas celebrations if you share a slightly less than traditional view on the holiday period. It's all good fun, what ever way it's looked at. I know everyone participating is having a blast.
 
For my Creepmas make I decided to make a hanging star ornament. This beauty measures 5 inches across. I cut the star pieces on my brother scan and cut in Red and Black cardstock and assembled . I then coloured up Rick st Dennis's image Sandy Claws Digi Stamp available in his Zibbet Shop with my Copics. Once coloured fussy cut and attached to the centre of the star with 3d foam tape. attached some Red Glittery string and hung.  I think I am quite pleased how this turned out.


                                                    Creepmas Star Hanging Ornament.


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

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Delicious Darkness Challenge # 5 The Final Hurrah.................

 
 
Well it is with a sad heart that this is the final challenge for Delicious Darkness Challenges. But wait hold on you can still get Teri's images until the end of December before she finally shuts up shop and with a whopping 50% off everything. So stock up on some of your favourites.
 
 

Now  it is not the end for Teri and her fabulous images that we have all come to love. You will be able to purchase not only the digi kind but rubber too...........WOW over at Teri's new home Smeared Ink. Great news me thinks.

Now onto my project for the final challenge. I decided to use Teri's Evil Snowman and create a tealight box card. Tutorial can be found here on the Stampartic blog. I coloured up the evil snowman with copics then fussy cut and placed to one side. I then proceeded to follow the tutorial to create the box.I filled the box with apple and cin­na­mon glitter scented tea lights. I then created the book cover and matted and layered with cardstock and papers. The tealight box was then attached to the inside of the cover. The Evil Snowman was then mounted with 3d foam pads onto a mat and layered piece of cardstock and paper. Before attaching to the front of the book cover a piece of organza ribbon was attached to the book cover and the main image attached to secure the ribbon in place. Voila a wonderful little gift and not to long to come together. I think I will be making more of these.
 
 
 
Tealight Book Box Front View.


                                                          Tealight Book Box Inside View

Copics used.

Snowman Body:- W8,W6,W4- Arms.
W5,W3,W1- main body.

Hat:- W8,W6,W4.

Scarf:- R89,R29,R22.

Nose:- YR18,YR14,YR12.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.

Hugs Fiona.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Fallen Angel.

I'm here today with a Dark project using Rick's Creepmas Angel Dark Lady  available in his Zibbet Store. I coloured her up with copics going for the warm Grey family. Fussy cut her and put to one side. I used an 8x8 card blank and matted the skull background paper onto black cardstock then attached to the card base. I then die cut a frame using a spellbinders die from black cardstock. I created the text in photoshop, printed onto white card, cut and attached to the black frame with 3d foam to raise a little. The frame was then attached to the card. Dark angel was then attached to the card with 3d foam to make her pop. I then created an insert for inside the card in photoshop, printed, cut and attached to the inside of the card. Quite pleased how this one turned out.
 
 
Card Front.


                                                                 Inside Card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Copics used:-

Dress and Wings:- W8W6,W4.

Skin:- E000,E00,E11,E04.

Hair:- C8,,C6,C4.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Holly Berry and Glitter Too..............

Hello, I'm here today sharing my latest creation with a little Christmas cutie from Rick St Dennis. Now I don't normally do cute as I'm a bit partial to Rick's Darker images. But for this one I came out of my comfort zone and gave it a go and I even used glitter too...................LOL. I made a Christmas card and as I type it's in the air travelling to an international destination for a special lady. Hope she likes it. I used Ricks HOLLY BERRY IMAGE available in his Zibbet store. Coloured her up with copics then fussy cut her out. I then cut a red and white mat using my brother scan n cut. Ran the white mat through a swirly embossing folder and then highlighted all the swirls with glitter.Rubber Stamped a sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock, then matted onto a piece of red cardstock and rounded the corners. Attached with 3d foam to the card base. Miss Holly Berry was then given the glitter treatment also on the frills and sleeves. Then attached to the card base with 3d foam to make her pop off the card. A Red organza bow was then attached as the finishing touch.
 
 
Finished Card.
 
Close up of the Embossed Glitter Detail.
 
Copics used:-
 
Reds- R99,R22,R17
Greens- YG99,YG97,YG95,YG93.
skin- E000,E00,E04,E11,E21
Yellows- Y17,Y11.
Greys- C0,C1,C3.C5,C7,C9.
 
Have a great day
hugs Fiona.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Zombies love presents too..............

Hi all, I thought I'd share my latest creation as part of the Rick St Dennis EDT. As the holiday season is fast approaching I thought I would get things rolling with a creepy card for Christmas. Rick has some fabulous creepy images in his ZIBBET AND ETSY Stores as well as cute too, but I'm partial to the creepy kind to fulfill my passion for art on the Dark Side.. I used  Rick's Digi image I Love My Prezzies ( it appears Zombies like prezzies too ) as the main focal point of the card. Coloured her up with copics and fussy cut and mounted onto black cardstock to make her pop. I then die cut a panel using one of my spellbinders dies to mount the sentiment which was composed in photoshop. Attached to a piece of grungy background paper with the corners rounded and inked to a pleasing manner. This was then attached to a black 300gsm cardstock base. The focal image was then placed in a pleasing manner using 3d foam tape to lift her off the page a little to make her stand out. A black satin bow was then attached to the side to finish off. Quite pleased how this one turned out.
 
 
 
Copics used :_
 
Dress - YG99, YG97,YG95.
HAIR-C7,C3.
SOCKS AND RIBBONS-R89,R46,R22.
SKIN AND PREZZIES- E81,E84.
BELL-Y38,Y17,Y15.
PURPLES- BV11,BV02,BV00.
 
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona

Saturday, 15 November 2014

November's Progressive Challenge with Rick. Part One Take , Take 2.

 
 
Hi all,
WOW - What a month so far!!

I'm sure that most of you are aware that we've been having a DT call during October. Well, we had a tough time choosing from the fabulous makes that were entered, but the lucky few that were chosen are now on board. Some of those lucky ladies are going to be sharing their first projects today, some on 1st December for part 2. Others - you have to go and visit our facebook group to see what delights they have conjured up.
 Whilst you're there, Aletha has posted about the Facebook Art Contest - that's anything goes as well. Check it out!

The full EDT listings can be seen in the sidebar of the Sparkle and Glitter Blog if you want to go visit and leave some luuurrrvvveeee.

I hope you're enjoying the crisp weather. Just right for cozying up in your craft room with a Rick St Dennis image, from either the Etsy or Zibbet shops, and get making something for our progressive challenge.
Part 1 is "Anything Goes", for part 2 you have to use a specified image, and all that enter this month will get it FREE. It will be sent out towards the end of the month. You will need to enter your projects in the linky here to qualify.

 
I'm Super excited to announce that I am one of the lucky one's to be chosen for Rick's EDT. To say I'm a happy lady is a no brainer really. I have been collecting Rick's images for awhile now for my own personal pleasure and am excited to be showcasing them here for you all.
Below is my make using Knimbleknees Gherkin Christmas Elf Digi Stamp. As soon as I saw him I had to have him to create a countdown to Creepmas Block Calender. This was created using my Brother Scan N Cut. Then assembled and Mr KnimbleKnees Coloured, Fussy cut and then attached strategically in place. Quite please how this turned out and my Grandsons can't stop playing with it LOL.
 
 

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read. Hope you will join us and play over at the Sparkle and Glitter blog.
Hugs Fiona.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Delicious Darkness Challenge #4

 
 
 
Time for a new challenge over at the Delicious Darkness blog has come round once again. The theme this time round is " Bloody Hell " and anything goes. So crack out the blood and gore supplies and play along with us this month. I decided to keep it simple for a change and create a card. I scored and folded a piece of 300 gsm cardstock to create a base for my card. I then printed out some background paper containing some fabulous blood splatters. cut to size and attached to the card base. I then printed Tombstone 1 from the delicious darkness store and coloured with my copics. Fussy cut the image once coloured and attached to a black cardstock mat, rounded the corners and attached to the card base. I then created a label in photoshop, printed, cut and attached to a piece of black cardstock and fussy cut. This was then attached to the card base using 3d foam tape to give depth and dimension. Not bad me thinks quite pleased how this one turned out.
 
 
 
 
HELLBOUND CARD.
 
I do hope you will join us for this months challenge. Can't wait to see what you create.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Fiona.

Monday, 20 October 2014

HDH Macabre Monday Hellacious Halloween Week #1

The new challenge theme for this fortnight is
Hellacious Hallowe'en (Hadults Honly)
You know how we love Halloween here, and this fortnight we're looking for Halloween-themed projects this time around.
Pretty much anything Halloween
but absolutely nothing cute or child-friendly.
That means
ANYTHING SCARY, MORBID, CREEPY, MACABRE..... 
OR JUST DOWN RIGHT WICKEDLY WRONG!!!.
NO cute stuff, please. 
We can't stomach that stuff down here in the DUNGEON..
we minions need our fix of fiendish Hallowe'en fun..  
 
 
Soo for my part I decided to alter a garish cabinet I picked up at the junk store awhile back. It is one of those cabinets that you hang your keys in. I saw the potential of it being altered so bought it home with me for the pricely sum of ZERO. Yep Free Gratis, can't get any better than that. After stripping and dismantling I painted the whole thing black with a couple of coats of Decoart Media Fluid Acrylic in Carbon black. I then got out the Brother Scan N Cut and cut lattice panels for the back, sides and doors of the cabinet. I then printed some fabulous skully bat paper ( a freebie from Abigail Larsons Facebook page ) measured, cut and adhered to the now dry cabinets back, sides and doors. The lattice work was then adhered to the back, sides and doors and a coat of Decoart Media Ultra matte Varnish applied all over to seal. Now to tackle the roof A piece of black 300gsm cardstock was put through the Ebosser using a hessian embossing folder. This was then cut to shape and glued to the roof top and sealed with a coat of Decoart Media Ultra Matte Varnish. The hinges and door and draw fittings were then re-attached and voila a much nicer piece to hang my keys.
 
                                                             Finished Cabinet.

                                                                    Side View.

 
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read. I hope you will join us over at Haunted Design House for this fortnights challenge. Can't wait to see what you create.
 
Hugs Fiona.
 

Monday, 13 October 2014

Delicious Darkness Challenge #3 ATG/Halloween.

 
 
It's time for a new challenge at Delicious Darkness and the twist this month is Halloween. Sooo I decided to go Witchy on ya all and alter a box to keep all my gruesome bits and bobs in. I decided to use Eva the Witch as my focal image for the box top and coloured her in with my copics. Fussy cut her out ready to attach to the box top. I then painted the whole box black. Once dry I printed off a few sheets of  the 666 paper from the Beastly Paper Pack. I then printed of a few sheets of Abigail Larsons Freebie Skull paper from her Facebook page after altering the colour in photoshop to a nice shade of purple to match my main image of Eva. I then cut and attached the papers to the top and sides of the box. Added Eva the Witch to the side. Stuck some fancy black trim all around the box top edge and finished with a black Satin Bow on the opposite side of the box top.
 
 
 
SIDE VIEW.
                                                
                                                             TOP ANGLED VIEW.

                                                            FULL ON FRONT VIEW.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read. Hope you will join over at Delicious Darkness Challenges. Can't wait to see what you create.

Hugs Fiona

Monday, 6 October 2014

Macabre Monday # You Wood Do That.

 
 
The theme for the challenge this time round at Haunted Design House is to use Wood, Woodgrain, Stakes, Coffins, Gallows. Trees, Broomsticks etc whatever floats your boat as long as it contains wood. Sooo I hope chipboard counts as that is what I have used for my project.
 
I have had this Retro Reverable Chipboard Clock kit from Andy Skinner and available from Tando Creative for awhile now and thought I had better put it to use. I started by giving all the pieces a coat of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Carbon Black. Once dry all the number sections were outlined by gluing twine around the edges to create a separate compartment. These were then filled with a gel medium containing small glass beads. Once dry DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Black Shimmer was then applied and buffed to highlight all the texture. The numbers were then given a coat of DecoArt Traditions Acrylic paint in warm white. Once dry DecoArt Media Crackle glaze was then applied and when dry coated with DecoArt Media Antiquing cream in black, then wiped back to reveal all the lovely cracks. For the centrepiece of the clock I decided to cut a skull from chipboard using my brother Scan n Cut and gave it the same treatment as the numbers. Then assembled and glued all the pieces, added the clock mechanism ( yes it is a functioning piece ) and Voila a new timepiece for my craft room and so my style.
 
 
Finished Assembled Clock.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read. Hope you will come play with us in the dungeon at Haunted Design House.

Hugs Fiona.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Macabre Monday #Ancient Evil

 
 
 
Ancient Evil

Think back to days of yore, the very distant past.
What sort of evil lurked in the shadows back then? 
Slimy mythical monsters, devils, demons. Take your pick.
Please be sure to state what type of evil/monster you were 
inspired by in your post. We like to hear what inspires you.
 
 
 
 
Devilish Notes.

For my contribution as a Design Team Member I decided to make a notebook from scratch. On those rare occasions that you have a clear up in your craft room ( LOL) I came across my zutter binding machine machine gathering dust. So decided to dust that little baby off and put it to use once again.
I used Terri's Devil May Care image ( http://deliciousdoodles.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/devil-may-care.html ) as my focal point for the front cover. I embossed a piece of black 300gsm cardstock with an ancient script embossing folder. Cut to size to fit the front cover and gilded with DecoArt Metallic Black Shimmer. Glued to the front cover and four ornate corners attached. I then coloured the Devil using copics, fussy cut and then attached to the cover in a pleasing manner. A title banner was the composed in photoshop, printed on parchment paper and the attached to black 300gsm cardstock to give some stability. This was then applied also the front cover. The notebook was the  assembled and bound together using my zutter binding machine and voila a notebook for all your Devilish Notes. Hope you will join us in the dungeon over at Haunted Design House. Can't wait to see your Evil Creations.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona.


Saturday, 13 September 2014

Delicious Darkness Challenge # 2 Gotta Be Gothic.

For my second contribution as a Design Team Player I decided to alter a notebook. I started with a plain boring notebook, Painted the whole thing with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Carbon Black. Whilst drying I embossed a piece of black 300gsm cardstock using a Spellbinders 3d Embossing folder. I then Die cut the nested frames using A spellbinders Die set also in 300 gsm cardstock to give stability to the frame. Dorian Gray was then printed and coloured using Copic Markers and cut down to size to fit the frame. The embossed cardstock was then given a coat of DecoArt Metallic Lustre Gilding Wax in Black Shimmer to accentuate the embossing detail attached to the now dry notebook . A coat of DecoArt Media Matte Varnish was then applied to the whole of the notebook covers back and front to seal and protect. Once dry the frame was then added and secured in place using tiny silver brads. Sheer organza Ribbon was then attached as a finishing touch.


                                                                Finished Notebook. 
 
Now much more appealing and to my liking. A fun project. Hope you will join us over at the Delicious Darkness Challenges blog and join in the fun with us creating art on the darkside.
 
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Smeared and Smudged September Member Blog Hop.


It's that time again to participate in the Smeared and Smudged Member Blog Hop. The theme this time round is " MAKE A WISH" to be interpreted how you like. I decided to make a leather cuff so that when I put it on I make a wish to  become Fearless.
I started with a piece of leather cut to size and then cut and embossed using A gilded life Vintage Brocade Die from Spellbinders. I then added tiny silver studs and black ruffled lace to the edges. A Smeared Ink Digi Image Anatomy 101 Skull front was then printed and cut to size to fit a small silver bezel.Then filled with resin. Once set The bezel was then applied to the leather cuff. To finish two toggle clasps were added as fasteners.




Close up view of cuff.

                                                             Full view of Cuff.

                                                          Cuff in place on my Wrist.

A fun project and every time  I put it on will make a wish to be fearless.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read and be sure to visit the other blogs for more wonderful projects. Your next stop is Shoni.



Hugs Fiona.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Macabre Monday # Crimson Crimescene.

 
Crimson Crime Scene
is the name of the game, and we're looking for inspiration
from some of history's bloodiest crime scenes.
Think of Jack the Ripper, Ed Gein, The Black Dahlia,
Charles Manson, and even OJ Simpson
Please note as to who, or what crime you have chosen 
as your inspiration in your blog post.

Blood being the key ingredient, we want to see some red
somewhere on your creation, as well.  
 
 
This is an Image heavy post folks so bear with me. For my contribution I decided to alter a box ED GEIN style that is. Edward Theodore Gein was an American murderer and body snatcher. His crimes, committed around his hometown of Plainfield, Wisconsin, gathered widespread notoriety after authorities discovered Gein had exhumed corpses from local graveyards and fashioned trophies and keepsakes from their bones and skin.
 
Now how to make the skin you ask. Well I brushed liquid latex onto a non stick craft sheet and whilst still wet, added pieces of torn toilet tissue paper. As you add the tissue to the latex it takes on a wrinkly appearance which resembles skin. Once my whole sheet was covered ( quite a large sheet I might add ) another coat of liquid latex was applied on top and left to cure overnight. Once dry now the fun part begins. I cut the latex sheet into various lengths to covet the box. Once happy with the layout the latex skin was then stapled to the box to attach and secure. The box was then painted using DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics .
 
 
Finished Box Top.

                                                          Finished box Front View.


Now onto the inside. A place to keep your trinkets. The inside of the box was painted using DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics. A picture of Ed Gein ( obtained from the web) was printed and mounted onto chipboard and attached to the inside lid.  A scroll  was the compiled in photoshop and a quote from the Gein added. Printed , rolled and tied with twine. The box would not be complete without a body part right!!! So a bloody Ear made from latex was added for the finishing touch.

                                                                 Inside of Box.


                                                           Angled view of inside Box.


                                                          Close-Up of Quote on Scroll.

An enjoyable project. I hope you will come play with us in the Dungeon over at Haunted Design House.

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

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Macabre Monday # I Scream for Ice Cream

The theme this time around is to be inspired by this short film:
 
 
 
For my contribution I decided to alter a porcelain Dolls Head and make it really creepy. I base coated the dolls head with DecoArt Media Gesso. When dry a coat of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Titanium white  was applied. Once dry a coat of DecoArt Media Crackle Glaze was then applied and left to dry.  Once dry the eye sockets and mouth were given a coat of Decoart media Fluid Acrylic in Carbon Black to define. Then Decoart Media Antiquing Cream was applied all over the dolls head and once dry wiped back to reveal all the lovely cracks.........Lovely. Seeing as the theme is Ice Cream related I decided to make an ice cream cone from scratch to place on the hole on top of the dolls head. The cone was constructed from 300 gsm cardstock which was embossed using a hessian embossing folder. Painted with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Carbon black and Dry brushed with Media Fluid Acrylic in Grey. The cone was then filled with Scrunched up Tissue Paper and Paper Clay was piped on top to form the ice cream A skull face and spider were attached to give extra creepiness and finally finished with a was of Media Fluid acrylic in grey. A bas was then constructed from the top of a wine bottle box and given the same treatment as the Dolls Head. As an extra Embellishment around the edge of the base a Tim Holtz Die was used to die cut 300gsm cardstock in black to tie the whole project together.
 
 
Creepy Ice Cream Doll Head.
 
A fun project. Hope you will join us over at Haunted Design House and create some creepiness too.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
 
Hugs Fiona.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

New Delicious Darkness Challenge #1

 
I am Super Excited to announce that the very first challenge over at The Delicious Darkness Challenge blog has now gone LIVE................... A brand new 'dark side' challenge blog featuring Delicious Darkness images!..............And I am soooo Excited to be on the Design Team YAY!!!!!!! So for our first challenge it's anything goes folks as long as it Dark and not Cute. You may enter any type of papercraft creation but it MUST be a dark/gothic/alternative creation.
The Challenge runs from the 13th of every month to the 10th of the next so there's plenty of time to play and get creative.
 
 So folks for my first project as a Design Team Player I decided to create a Coffin Box and Pendant to go Inside. I started off with a Tando Creative 3d Coffin box. Once assembled I applied Delicious Darkness Beastly Paper to cover the coffin Lid.  Decoart Media Crackle glaze was then applied and once dry Decoart Media Antiquing cream was applied and the wiped back to reveal all the lovely cracks. A coat of DecoArt Media Matte Varnish was then applied to seal. A centrepiece was then Die Cut using black glitter card and attached strategically to the coffin lid. A final embellishment of  Delicious Darkness Rams Skully was resized in photoshop to fit on top of the Glitter Embellishment as the main Focus. To finish black satin ribbon was applied around the top edge of the Coffin Lid. The Base of the coffin was then given a coat inside and out of DecoArt Media Acrylic paint in black and when dry Finished with a coat of DecoArt Media Matte Varnish to protect. Now onto the pendant which is to be housed inside the coffin box. Delicious Darkness Rams-Skully was resized in photoshop to fit the pendant base. Glued into place and then DecoArt Media Liquid Glass applied. This is amazing stuff as it drys to a clear glass like resin finish and can also be used to create dimensional elements on your projects. Once Dry the pendant was then strung on a black leather  and Grey sheer ribbon thong to finish. A stylish but Gothic in nature gift. I do hope you will join us over on the Delicious Darkness Challenge blog.
 
 
Coffin Box and Pendant.
 
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Macabre Monday- Ferocious Furballs.

 
 
Ferocious Furballs
is the new challenge theme. Interpret it any way you'd like,
just make sure an animal of some sort, is involved in some way.
Maybe use a gruesome guinea pig, or some wicked waterfowl
as your inspiration. Who knows, maybe a macabre muskrat
and a catatonic coon hound are more to your liking.
Make it weird, wacky, scary or clinical.
Just don't make it cute!!
 
 
 
For my contribution to the challenge I decided to alter a frame and Turn it into a shrine. I first coated the wooden frame with two coats of Gesso and when dry sanded back to create a smooth Surface. I then applied DecoArt Media Modelling paste through an Andy Skinner Stencil ( Code- Breaker ) to the frame sides and Top. Once dry two coats of DecoArt Media Acrylic paint in black was applied to the whole of the frame inside and out. Decoart Media Crackle glaze was then applied and left to dry. Whilst waiting for the frame to dry the Raven skull was cast using fine detail plaster and the backing for the frame was embossed on 300 gsm cardstock using a spellbinders embossing folder. The backing was then painted with DecoArt Media paint in grey and when dry DecoArt Media Antiquing cream in black was applied then wiped back so it sat nicely in all the crevices to age the background. DecoArt Media Antiquing cream in grey was then applied to the whole of the frame and then wiped back to reveal all the lovely crackle on the frame and the a Coat Of DecoArt Media Matte Varnish applied all over the frame to seal. The Raven skull was then given two coats of DecoArt Traditions Acrylic paint in warm white and when dry a was of DecoArt Media Raw Umber was applied to highlight all the crevices to age the skull. A frame and a centrepiece to attach the skull was then die-cut and given an aged appearance and then attached to the backboard. Finally the skull was attached to the centrepiece and three mini dominoes were glued together and attached either side to the bottom of the frame to create feet. An enjoyable project and quite pleased how this turned out.
 
 
Front View of Shrine.

                                                        Side Angle View of Shrine.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.

Hugs Fiona.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Macabre Monday- DEJA-VU DOO

The  theme for this weeks challenge is:
DEJA-VU DOO - reuse a previous image, technique, paper, etc. that you recently used, but in a new way. I decided to alter a picture with embossed cardstock. The new way was to add paint techniques to the embossed cardstock instead of leaving as is.

SUPPLIES.


I started with a fish picture I picked up on sale. Didn't like the fish but loved the raised frame effect. I gave this a base coat of DecoArt  Traditions Acryic paint in black. Once dry I applied DecoArt Media Antiquing crème in Patina and once dry wiped back so it sat nicely in all the nooks and crannies of the frame. This was then given a coat of DecoArt Media Ultra Matte Varnish to seal.

                                                                   Fish Picture before.

I then embossed a piece of 300gsm cardstock which was cut and measured to fit the frame. Ran through my ebosser and then painted with DecoArt Media Acrylics using a technique by Andy Skinner which can be found here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vJIQKbeHXI&feature=youtu.be

Whilst the background was drying I altered a wooden skull to be the main focus of the piece. I applied DecoArt Media Cracle paste to the skull and once dry gave a coat of DecoArt Media Antiquing crème in black and wiped back to define all of the lovely cracks. I then sealed with DecoArt Media Ultra Matte varnish. I die-cut an embellishment for the forehead of the skull using a spellbinders die and gave the same treatment as the base of the frame. Attached to the centre of the skull to finish.  Voilla Finished.

                                                               Finished Frame.

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

Friday, 18 July 2014

Time for a Tipple using New Media Line from DecoArt.

 A quick little project using the new Media Line from DecoArt. I decided to alter a little hip flask using a technique demonstrated by Andy Skinner and can be found here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vJIQKbeHXI&feature=youtu.be

A great little technique which is quick and easy to do. After measuring the body of the flask, 300gsm cardstock was embossed using my Ebosser. The technique was then applied. Once all was dry the body of the flask was given a coat of DecoArt Deco-Page and the reverse of the cardstock also to give some tooth and allowed to dry. Once dry another coat of DecoArt Deco-Page was applied to the reverse of the cardstock and attached to the hip flask body. To finish a gear and clock hand was strategically applied and Timepiece charms hung from the neck of the flask. Hey Presto job done.


                                                                     SUPPLIES.

                                                  HIP FLASK PRIOR TO ALTERING.
 
HIP FLASK COMPLETE.

                                                       HIP FLASK ANGLED VIEW.

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

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Macabre Monday- Alien Abduction

                                         For our new challenge, we are going a bit SciFi
Not our usual genre of choice, but after a moment of
brainstorming, we found that we do enjoy a good
space odyssey in the dungeon every once in a while.

Alien Abduction/Invasion 

If silver flying saucers and gray men aren't to your liking,
consider the following films for your inspiration:
Mars Attacks
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
Aliens 
Planet of the Vampires
Strange Invaders
Undead
Day of the Triffids
Critters
Slither
Night of the Creeps
They Live (my personal favorite)
The Thing
The Blob
Predator
Invasion of the Body Snatchers

See? Science Fiction can be scary and entertaining!
 
 
The theme for the challenge is Alien Abduction and is one of my favourites as I simply love the Alien Franchise Movies. I decided to alter a box to keep my ever growing collection of stencils in. As I love all things DecoArt I decided to use some of their new mixed Media range and I must say I am in love.

SUPPLIES.

First off I gave the box a coat of DecoArt media fluid acrylic in carbon black ( a little goes an awful long way ) Once dry I applied a technique from Andy Skinners online class The Book of Ruination as this closely resembles alien Skin. Whilst waiting for this to dry I cast my Alien pod and Head molds using finecast plaster. The columns and crouching Alien were then cast using techniques learnt in Andy Skinners online class The Outcasts. The box front was then given a wash with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Phthalo Green Blue. You only need the tiniest amount as the fluid acrylics are so highly pigmented with colour. The box front and side panels were then Stencilled with Andy Skinners Evolution stencil ( the lines were just what I was looking for design wise) using Media Modelling Paste. Once dry the sides were given another coat of the media fluid acrylic in black. After drying the stencil was then placed again and DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Black Shimmer applied.  The Alien Pods and Heads were then painted using DecoArt Media Liquid Glass Mixed with Media Fluid Acrylic to give a glossy coat to the Pods, Heads, columns and crouching Alien ( Slimy Suckers). Once dry DecoArt Metallic lustre in Black Shimmer was applied to all the raised areas.  These were then all attached to the box in a pleasing manner. Finally to finish Decoart Multi surface satin acrylic paint in neon green was added to DecoArt Media Liquid Glass and applied around the base of the pods. Job done. I love how this turned out.

                                                                 BOX FRONT.


                                                           BOX FONT FULL VIEW.

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

Monday, 30 June 2014

Macabre Monday #Eerie Inspiration


We're going to go easy on you guys (and our aching heads), 
with a photo inspiration challenge, we like to call,
Eerie Inspiration.    
 
This collage photo should be able to coax your mojo to come out to play.
Interpret this as you'd like, it's purely for inspiration. 
There is no wrong way to do this challenge.
 
 
For my project I decided to alter one of those little book boxes. I started by giving it a coat of  DecoArt Americana Lamp Black acrylic paint. Once dry a technique learnt in Andy Skinners Book of Ruination Online Class was applied and once dry painted with DecoArt Traditions Burnt Umber. The spine of the book was also given a coat of DecoArt Traditions Raw Sienna and left to dry. Once completely dry the spine was given a touch of Decoart Dazzling metallics in Glorious Gold and the front of the book given a wash of Decoart Traditions Quinacrodone Gold. Once dry some dry brushing was applied to bring out the texture. A skull was then cast using techniques learnt in Andy Skinners online class The Outcasts. Once set and completely dry the skull was then painted using techniques learnt in Andy Skinners online class Timeworn Techniques. A back drop for the skull was diecut using a spellbinders die, painted and then aged. This was then applied to the front of the book and the skull applied on top. A coat of DecoArt spray Matt sealer was then applied to protect and preserve.
 
Skull Book Box Frnt.

                                                          Skull Book Box Angle View.

                                                         Skull Book Box Side View.
 
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read. Hope you will come play with us in the dungeon over at Haunted Design House.
Hugs Fiona.