Thursday, 15 November 2012

Smeared and Smudged November Member Blog Hop.

This months blog hop theme over at Smeared and Smudged is to alter something. The only rule in participating is it has to be stamped somwhere either Rubber or Digi.I chose to alter a box using as my main image the fabulous Digi Stamp from Smeared Ink :- Anatomy 101-Skull Front.The box was constructed with a hidden surprise inside. So how did I do it? Here's the details...........
I first took a plain wooden box and covered in crinkled and crunched heavy paper stock. Gave tthis a coat of Americana Lamp Black acrylic paint inside and out. Once dry I dry brushed Americana Dazzling Metallics Black Pearl acrylic paint all over the box to highlight all the lovely crinkled detail. Then on to decorating the top of the box.
I started with a piece of mountboard cut to fit the top. Inked and stamped until I was happy with the background. Printed the Anatomy Skull front stamp 6 times and fussy cut and layered up. Colored with Markers and then dipped into the melt pot to give it strength and dimension. ( Thanks Blackdragon for the inspiration). Attached the skull to the stamped mountboard then attached to the top of the box. Added a Gothic Label to complete.
Then on to completing the suprise element of the box.
I cut a piece of mountboard to fit, inked and stamped to match the box top. Stamped a clock face cut out and glued to the background. Printed out and fussy cut and layered Anatomy 101 skull again and coloured and dipped in the meltpot. Used my awl ( pokey tool ) to make a hole in the skull and then attached Vintage brass clock hands to the skull. Then glued in place on the clock face. The mountboard clock face was then attached to the inside top of the lid and secured with vintage brass hinges. A Tim Holtz Hitch Fastener was then attached to the bottom Right corner of the mountboard clockface so when opened can rest on the edge of the box keeping it upright and in place.
                                                                   BOX OPENED
To finish the box off a vintage brass clasp was attached as a closure. A fun project with so many possibilities I hope you will give it a try. I'd love to see if you do. Go check out the other members blogs to see what they have created. THE BLOG ROLL IS ON MY SIDEBAR.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read. Your next stop is Carla
Hugs Fiona.


Friday, 9 November 2012

More Artwork to Share.

I have been busy these past few weeks creating for the Designers over at Deviant Scrap with some Fabulous New Kits. Wonderful and packed full to the brim from Tumblefish Studio, Finecrafted Designs and Hidden Vintage Studios. Do take a look in their stores over there. I can guarantee you will not be dissapointed. Here's what I have been Creating......................
An 8x10 Digital Illustration created with Journaling Pieces 1 from Tumblefish Studio.
Full Credits HERE.
A 10x8 Digital Illustration created using Tangled Up from Hidden Vintage Studios.
Full Credits HERE.
An 8x10 Digital Illustration created using The Birdhouse from Finecrafted Designs.
Full Credits HERE
A 5x7 Digital Illustration created using Autumn Junque from Tumblefish Studio.
Full Credits HERE

As always thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona. oxoxoxo

Saturday, 3 November 2012

HDH 157- Hammer House of Horror Macabre Monday Challenge.

It's that time of week again folks. Once again I have participated in the Macabre Monday Challenge over at Haunted Design House. The Challenge this week is to........................
"Hammer House of Horror"

You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece
that is a tribute to Hammer Films
This week I decided to make an ATC in the style of the old B Movie. I used the Tim Holt ATC die to cut my atc base from mountboard. The background and characters where then created in photoshop using a kit from Finecrafted designs over at Deviant scrap HERE. Cut out and attached to the mounboard base. The Scary woman was then fussy cut and attached to the ATC using 3d foam tape to give some depth and dimension to the piece. Another great challenge.

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

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Quoth the Raven Quest 14......Anything Poes

For this months quest over at Quoth the Raven the theme is anything Poes. To create anything which your heart desires. I have taken delight in altering a Perfume Bottle and hope it will appeal to the Master in it's Dark, Silky Succulence. I created the label in photoshop, printed out and attached to the front of the bottle. Altered the bottle top to look like stone from an ancient grave yard. Dyed the tassel string and attached around the neck of the bottle. Voila Eau de Poe.............
The label on the back reads:- A Deep Dark and Mysterious blend full of Decadent Evil that will stir your Darkest Desires. With a Bouquet of Beautiful but Poisonous Blooms. Use with Extreme Caution................
Eau De Poe front view.
Eau De Poe back view.
A very enjoyable time I had creating this for the Master and hope that it meets with his approval. Till the next time...................
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona.oxoxoxo