Saturday, 31 January 2015

Smilin Joe with Rick St Dennis.

Good Morning. I'm hosting today over on the Airless Chambers Blog using  another of Rick's Fabulous images. Today I've made a Tag using " Smilin Joe Skull with Roses " available in Rick's Zibbet and Etsy Stores.  I started off by embossing some cardstock with an old script and attached to the tag base. I then gave this two coats of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Dark Grey. Once dry I highlighted the embossed script with some patina gilding wax. I then die cut two gothic scrollwork embellishments using my Brother Scan n Cut and attached to the top and bottom of the tag. Smilin joe was coloured with copics and fussy cut, then mounted onto black cardstock. The image was then attached to the tag using 3d foam pads to make him pop.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Hugs Fiona.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Rick St Dennis MFA Showcase 2015 and Inspiration with Smeared Ink and Smudgy Antics.

I'm on double duty again today, so bear with me folks.
Airless Chambers is hosting  a Rick St Dennis Showcase over on the blog today of which I am a participant being an Elite Design Team Member.
This will be a first “showcase” for Airless Chambers.  Some, and sometimes all, of Rick’s Elite Design Team (EDT will be showcasing projects completed with some of Rick’s amazing digital images. Rick will be giving us a monthly theme and we will be picking our own images from his vast collection of images in his Etsy and Zibbet shops.
Rick’s choice of a theme for us was Valentine BUT we could not use traditional Valentine colors. We were not allowed to use reds, pinks, or purples
So I decided to make a document wallet using Rick's  Newly Deads here in Zibbet and Etsy. I decided to colour the image up in Distress Inks , Vintage Photo, Tea Die and Walnut Stain. I was going for the aged sepia look you get in vintage photos. Once the image was coloured I scanned it it to my computer and created a document wallet cover, printed out and attached to some heavy duty cardstock. Made a pocket for the inside to hold a very important document which was created next. I added a brad to the back and front of the wallet and fastened with some string to make a closure to keep that all important document safe.
Wallet Front. 
Now for the all important document. Why yes you have to have a Certificate of Marriage  right. I created the certificate in photoshop. Added the newly deads, heads into fames and gave them a name. Printed onto parchment paper and then tore and inked the edges. To finish I crumpled it all up and then flattened out. This then sits inside the document wallet.

                                                                 Certificate of Marriage.
 Next up is my project on the Smudgy Antics blog for Smeared Ink.
Today I have an altered box to show you. using the gorgeous new Rubber Stamps
If you're not a member of the club it'll be a couple of months before this go on general sale...
so what better time than NOW to join the club?

I started off by covering the box with some embossed cardstock. Gave it a coat od DecoArt silver metallic paint. Once dry applied black DecoArt antiquing cream and wiped back so it sits nicely in all the nooks and crannies. This was then sealed with two coats of DecoArt media ultra matte varnish to protect. I then stamped one of the wild woman images and decided to stick with the cool grey family using my copics to achieve a monochromatic look to tie in with the box d├ęcor. I then die cut a frame and dry brushed with silver metallic paint. Appplied to the box lid with 3d foam pads and then attached the main image on top of the frame. 
                                                                      Box Top.

                                                                     Box Front.
                                                               Box Side View.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
 Hugs Fiona.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Sparkle N Glitter Inspiration with 20 Winks.

Good Morning. I'm showcasing today on the Sparkle and Glitter Blog
 I've been playing with another of Rick's fabulous images and this time
I chose 20 Winks Digital Stamp availale in Rick's Zibbett Store.
 Now for those of you who know me well I don't normally do cute I tend to create on the Dark Side. But I am out of my comfort zone once again to promote Rick's fabulous and diverse collection of images.
I  printed out the image on Neenah cardstock and coloured her up with my copics. I chose to use the BG family of colours. I then fussy cut and put to one side. I created my card base ( 8x8) from white cardstock and then matted and layered a complimenting shade of card to tie in with the main image. I then embossed a piece of Centura Pearl Cardstock using a Spellbinders 3d Embossing folder. I love the depth and dimension you get and I have quite a collection of them now. The embossed cardstock was then matted and layered onto the card. 3d foam pads were then attached to the main Image and attached to the card base to make her pop. To finish bling was added to the two opposite corners. A very fresh spring feel to this card was what I was aiming for and I think I achieved it.

Thanks for stopping by. I do hope you will check out Rick's Zibbett Store where you will find a plethora of fabulous images.

Hugs Fiona.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Bewitching Inspiration with Airless Chambers.

It's my turn to host today over at the Airless Chambers Blog and I have for you a card I created using Bewitching from the RSD Zibbett Store.
I coloured her up using my copics, fussy cut and set to one side. I decided to use the same colour theme for my card base as the main image to achieve a tone on tone effect with a bit of embossing thrown in for added texture. Once the card base was created I added 3d foam pads to the main image to make her pop off the card. I then created a banner in photoshop printed out and attached to the card using 3d foam pads.

  Hope you like her and thanks for taking the time to stop by and read. Hope you will hop on over to the Airless Chambers blog for some fabulous daily inspiration from the EDT.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Sunday Inspiration with Lil Grumpies and Smudgy Antics.

I'm here with some Inspiration using Images from Smeared Ink.
 For my project I decided to use the Lil Grumpies Digi Stamp Set.
Another Image Heavy Post so bear with folks.
I decided to create a little box drawer built from scratch from chipboard that holds a little surprise within. Once the outer box and drawer  were constructed and covered with paper from my stash. I added a Tim Holz hitch fastener to the drawer front. Small dominoes glued together to make the feet and attached to the box base. I then printed out the lil grumpies I wanted to use and coloured with copics. I mounted one onto a chipboard piece and triple embossed to make a tile for the top of the box.
Side View of box
                                                                  Top View of Box.
                                                                Front View of Box.

And now for the little surprise contained within. A front cover was created in photoshop and a title added. This was then bound with the rest of the coloured images into a little mini book to sit inside the draw.  Neat Huh..................
                                                                Draw opened.

                                                                   Lil Grumpie Booklet.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read. Head on over to the Smudgy Antics Blog for Daily inspiration from the DT.

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

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Inspiration with Airless Chambers.

Good Morning I'm here today with some inspiration for you all using Rick St Dennis's image Skull with Roses available in his Etsy Store. I coloured him up with copics then fussy cut and layered the image up on black card to make him pop. I then scored and folded my card base from some 300gsm sturdy black cardstock. Fired up photoshop and used a background ( re-coloured) from Abigail Larson, printed then cut to size and adhered to the card base. I then diecut frames using Couture Enchanted Escapes from 300gsm black cardstock and attached to the card base. I then popped the image onto the base frame using 3d foam pads to make him stand up off the card. Two labels were then created in photoshop and printed out, fussy cut and mounted onto black card, then attached to the card using 3d foam pads.

Thanks for stopping by
Fiona .

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Sunday Inspiration with Smudgy Antics and Smeared Ink.

For my first project as part of the Smeared Ink DT I decided to create a set of ATC's and a Booklet to house them in using Teri's fabulous new Digi  image set GrandMaster. The images are based on chess pieces, but skully just how I like them. I coloured up the images with my copics, scanned them into photoshop and added them to a background created with Rick St Dennis Morte Common Grave Digital Stamp. Printed them off and attached to an ATC base cut from mountboard as I find this a much sturdier substrate than cardstock.

                                                     Front and back Covers of Booklet.
The covers were created using mountboard and the same background design applied as the ATC's. A Spellbinders die cut in black 300gsm cardstock was used to adorn the covers back and front.
Skully King Piece.
                                                             Skully Queen Piece.
Skully Bishop Piece.
                                                                   Skully Pawn Piece.

                                                                    Skully Rook Piece.

                                                                  Skully Knight Piece.

                                                                  All Six ATC'S Grouped.
Thanks for hangin in there with me. Don't forget to keep those entries coming in for this months Anything Goes Challenge over at Smeared Ink.
Hugs Fiona xx

Monday, 5 January 2015

HDH Macabre Monday Monthly

The Minions are back to celebrate the Macabre with you again with a new monthly challenge.
The New Challenge theme for this month over at Haunted Design House is:-
You can either use a new piece of kit, or a new technique, or a theme of cats or something new. (New moon, newly dead, new life, new relationship, new year, new beginnings) .
Show us your most gothic, macabre, twisted creations and revel in the dark side of crafting. 
For my project I decided to go with the theme newly dead ( un-dead that is ). I decided to create a little booklet/ survival guide for Zombie's on becoming newly un-dead. I started by firing up my trusty photoshop programme and designed the front cover and pages to go inside the booklet. Once happy with the design I printed off the cover and the inside pages and cut to size. The front cover was then given an aged effect around the edges with some walnut stain distress ink. The booklet was then hand bound with waxed thread . To finish, the corners of the book cover and pages were rounded with a corner punch. Turned out pretty nifty if I say so myself.
Front Cover.
Inside page.
                                                                       Inside Page.
                                                                        Inside Page.
I do hope you will join us in the dungeon this month over at Haunted Design House.
Hugs Fiona.