Thursday, 15 January 2015

RSD Progressive challenge and Smeared Ink Member Blog Hop.

Today's post is playing Double Duty.
So bear with me folks!

First up is my contribution to 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.
For my project I decided to create a wall hanger for my friends Kitchen as she is a total caffeine addict. I used the original Morning Goddess Image from Rick's Zibbet Store. I coloured her up with copics and fussy cut and set to one side. The base of the hanger was cut from chipboard and backed with black and pink cardstock in layers cut on my Brother Scan n Cut. A chalkboard sign was created in photoshop and matted and layered and attached to the hanger with 3d foam pads. The Morning Goddess was then attached with 3d foam pads also. Holes punched and black ribbon added to hang finished off with a couple of dainty black ribbon bows. Hope she likes it...............

Now onto my second post and something a little different. It's that time again for the January Member blog hop. You can find the blog roll at the bottom of this post if you get lost along the way. The theme this month is DEAD OF WINTER. Interpret that how you like. Use your imagination and have fun with it! Also, don't forget the S&S rule that is has to be stamped somewhere (digi stamps are fine) – we love when you use Smeared Ink stamps, but it is NOT a requirement.

For my project 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  Anatomy Skull Front. I coloured him up in tones of blue for a chilly winter feel. Fussy cut and layered him up ( five layers ) and attached to the book front. The book was constructed from scratch using mountboard and covered with black cardstock. An embossed frame was added coloured up with DecoArt Media Interferance paint in blue to tie in with the chilly theme. 

The inside of the booklet was based on the design of the ATC. For the ATC I used the same skull image placed on  one of  the backgrounds from the Poe Boy Digital paper set  ( re- coloured in photoshop ) . This was then printed out and attached to an ATC base cut from mountboard. The same design was resized, printed out and matted and layered onto black cardstock and attached to 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 Interferance paint in blue to match the front of the book. 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. If you are following the hop you will have arrived here from Nan, your next stop is Erin. The full blog roll is below.
Thanks for stopping by.

The full blog roll is below:
January Monthly Member Blog Hop
Black Dragon


  1. OMGoodness - that is AWESOME !!!! xxxxxxxxxx

  2. Hi Fiona, Wow this is amazing, just love the idea, an amazing image too.

    Hugs Erin xx

  3. I really like what you creative simple but yet very cool!

  4. Awesome ATC/book Fiona. That frame is to die for and I love how you recoloured the Poe papers. (I have them and never think about changing the maybe I will!!)

  5. Fiona,
    I am in totally LOVE with your project! I love skulls anyways, and love what you have done, the embossed BG, the cool blues. The added raven on the skull head!! I just truly adore this project! Great job!!

  6. Eekers, oohhhhhsss and aaaahhhhsss! Love each project. A coffee fiend myself, and may have re-create a hang like your wonderfully colored and gorgeous one.
    then Kudos for making the ATC book holder. Beautiful in chilly blue for sure!

  7. your book is really amazing ! love the colors !

  8. Really love this ATC book Fiona! It is so awesome. I have to try to make one one day. The colors are so cold and chilling, great job! Thanks so much for sharing, love your art!~kim

  9. wow fiona :) just it. xx

  10. You really made a great piece of art and captured that icy cold feeling on the spot! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  11. Awesome! Love the colours you have used!

  12. Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the creepy winter feel of the whole piece.

  13. First off... I love your RSD Hanger project! Wow... you are so creative! Now for the SI Hop ATC Booklet... I have never seen anything like this and I LOVE it! I may need to borrow your idea in the future... if that is alright with you? Fiona... you are doing a fabulous job!

    1. Go for it Sara.Your very welcome to use any of my ideas :) xx

  14. I adore the Morning Goddess image - beautifully coloured. The wall hanging is lovely, and as a fellow coffee lover, I think it's a super idea! Love the little booklet - really creative.

  15. I love both pieces and such work and detail in your ATC book! I love all things books, making, altering, etc. and this is wonderfully awesome!!

  16. WOW what amazing work! That ATC book is stunning! xxx

  17. Very beautiful and bright cards :)