Monday, 14 February 2011

SMEARED AND SMUDGED FEBRUARY BLOG HOP AND MACABRE MONDAY

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY....... and welcome to the SMEARED AND SMUDGED FEBRUARY BLOG HOP..... the theme is VALENTINES/LOVE but there is a catch....
No hearts
No red or pink
Nothing ‘cute’ unless you make it uncute of course :) ................... so here is my offering..... a labour of LOVE....
i have tried to depict the hauntingly beautiful poem by Mr POE.... ANNABEL LEE.


You can visit the blogs in any order you like, but make sure you visit them all.... you wont want to miss what these amazing ladies have created.


Hop Participants:

Terra
Tori
Alison
Lady B
Helen
Kymberly
Berenice
Kelli
Lisa
Dianne
Teri
Rebecca
Steph
Jane
Sugar
Kapree
Black Dragon
Alex

I shall be back later to add all the details...just incase anyone wants to know how i made this.... but.....



http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com/ MAKE IT PRETTY. .... well its my kind of pretty!
http://quirkycrafts.blogspot.com/ RECYCLED ROMANCE. .... the frame is recycled as are all the beads, the cameo mount and material. The skull is from hallowe'en as well.
http://craftyhoschallenge.blogspot.com/ BROWN AND BLUE ..... the 2 main colours.
http://irishteddys.blogspot.com/ BROWN ..... one of the 2 main colours.
http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/ AT LEAST 2 DIFFERENT COLOURING MEDIUMS, i have used paint, ink, promakers, coloured embossing powders and white pencil.
http://ooh-la-la-creationschallenges.blogspot.com/ FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL.... this is for a friend who loves Poe as much as i do....if he wants it!
http://sugarcreekhollow.blogspot.com/ NON TRAD VALENTINE ..... please see above!
http://creativeinspirationschallenge.blogspot.com/ DISTRESS.... as you can see its more than distressed!
http://resqchallenge.blogspot.com/ LOTS OF WORDS ABOUT LOVE.... the full poem ANNABEL LEE.... is included in this wall hanging....... its the most beautiful love poem evr written in my opinion.

...Now onto MACABRE MONDAY..... We have a wonderful sponsor this week.... STRANGE SKIN.. goto MACABRE MONDAYS BLOG for info ...LINK TO STORE etc..... and our new CHALLENGE IS..........................


Love Bites ..................................

You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based project with a distinctly anti-romantic theme. We know there are dozens and dozens of challenge blogs out there that are challenging you to create loved-up sweet pink goo, and we want you to give your dark side a chance to bite back! Forbidden love, twisted desires, passionate revenge. Let your inner demon out and bludgeon that smug little cherub to death with his own arrows ( SUSAN ...wrote this.... it is so twisted i just had to copy and paste! THANKS SUSAN!)


i'll be back later with all the details.... but we have chaos here today!

37 comments:

  1. Awesome makes hun! Hope you get things sorted and some calmness in the house. . .

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  2. both are ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!! x

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  3. Seriously Lyn, how you some up with these AMAZING projects week after week is beyond me. Your every pore just oozes talent. Unbelieveably gorgeous and even with chaos around you. Hang in there, girl! xxD

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  4. Oh MY GODDESS!!! I totally want both of those!!!! AWESOMENESS!!! Just FREAKIN AMAZING!!!! I want to be you IF i grow up!!!

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  5. Lynx both of these pieces are amazing but I have to say that the top one is my favourite, I love it! Hope the chaos settles down soon (((hugs)))

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  6. WOW!! I hope you don't get tired of me saying that, because sometimes there just isn't anything else that works!!! Both creations are wonderful, but that picture-WOW! Love all the dimension you have in it. The kind of thing I could just look at for HOURS! The 3D skull in it- PERFECTION!

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  7. I am forever marvelling at the work you produce. Today is no exception. Both pieces are spectacular. If you can create like this in chaos, I'd love to see what you produce in calm. I know that's not going to happen anytime soon though. Keep hanging in there Lynx. Hugs Helen xxx

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  8. wicked! Love it!! you are amazing!

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  9. Ditto what Donna said! You are awesome. I can't say it enough!!!

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  10. As always best bud your projects are totaly amazing
    Luv Jane xxx

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  11. These are incredible! I wish I had an ounce of your talent! Everytime I think there is no possible way to impress me more, you go and create something as marvelous as this!

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  12. both projects are amazing, but I love love love all the details in the first one!

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  13. that heart is great! and I had forgotten about Annabel Lee, I had to look up the poem, and I had your pic up while I did...it was a great visual!

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  14. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me, woman! I absolutely adore both of your projects especially your tribute to Poe's Annabel Lee. Beautiful, they are just gorgeous!

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  15. Awesome, Lynx. Just awesome!! Love the heart. Where did that skeletal graphic come from? Poe's card is so detailed and dark. You are my role model! :)
    Linda

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  16. Stunning! What a beautiful work of art.

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  17. Oh My Goodness, the work that went into this is incredible. I will be anxious to read how it was done. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  18. Wow loving your latest artwork its simply stunning. Hope all is good with you my friend
    hugs June

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  19. Wow your creations are so fabulous I have not seen anything like this before
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la
    Wendi

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  20. ooh they are both so fab
    AllisonX

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  21. You have put a ton of work into this fabulous creation! Wonderful. Thank you fo joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
    Hugs, Heide
    SCH DT

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  22. Stunning PROJECT . LOVE IT!!
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck!
    Hugs
    Agnieszka

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  23. Gorgeous, thanks so much for joining our Birthday Bash at OSAAT.

    Hugs, Marjo..Don't forget to check out my Birthday Comment Candy here

    Hugs, Marjo

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  24. How stunning and unique, so many details and things to see! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Sugar Creek Hollow challenge, we hope you will come back and play with us again next week!
    Hugs,
    Marsha
    SCH-DT

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  25. My son was evesdropping over my shoulder and thought this was incredible. I have a rather unique 12 year old. Recently my husband and daughter were gone on a Friday night so I asked him what he wanted to do. "Can we read the Fall of the House of Usher and then watch the movie?" How many twelve year old's have you ever heard ask that? My favorite squares (and his) are the church in the corner, the square with the raven and Poe himself. That one's pretty creepy. Great job! If you want to check out the card I made my son for his birthday you can see it here...
    http://renlymatsworld.blogspot.com/2010/10/ravena-birthday-card-from-sugar-creek.html
    Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Sugar Creek Hollow. Hope to see you in future challenges!
    ~Renee
    SCH DT

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  26. Beautiful work, fab detail....thanks so much for sharing with us at our Birthday Bash over at OSAAT...... Jo xxx

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  27. Just fantastic for sure! Your work is great. I love your out of the box thinking! This truly is art at it's finest! Well done on both counts! Thanks for getting distressed with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck !

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  28. wow, stunning creations, totally original and love all your fantastic colors and details, thanks so much for sharing with us at OSAAT and Creative Inspirations, I have a little candy on my blog if you'd like to enter
    Debs
    xxx

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  29. This is just fabulous. Totally intriguing. Thank you for playing along with us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

    Julie

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  30. Wow what a fabulous make, the more you look the more you see! Thank you so much for joining Quirky Craft's, 'Recycled Romance' this time round, don't forget to pop back this Friday/Saturday to vote for your favourite three, and get your blogging buddies to vote for you too! ((Lyn))

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  31. So very interesting and obvious that a lot of time and attention to detail went into this. Thank you for sharing it with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
    Sharon
    SCH Dt

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  32. WOW!! what a work of art ..fabulous!! thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations this time hope to see you again next time too
    hugs
    lane

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  33. Wow, so unique! Awesome job! I am in awe of this creation! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Ooh La La.

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  34. Wow! This is incredible and so detailed. Thank you so much for joining us at Quirky Crafts

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  35. Oh my goodness this is wonderful, I love it. Good luck at creative inspirations.

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  36. It's fantastic! Thanks for joining my challenge - sorry I'm a litte late with my comment ;)

    LG
    Iris

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