Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Wednesday, 23 March 2011
I have been having POE withdrawal symptons.... and after seeing the great sketch at CREATE4FUN, i thought i'd do another 'wall-art' piece.
I have used POE from QUOTE THE RAVEN, and 3 images from HOLY CITY.... all from SMEARED INK of cause.
I stamped and masked Poe, on a piece of very thick board from the back of a watercolour pad,and over stamped with a grave stamp.... i coloured it with ink then i triple embossed it to make a tile. I covered 2 other squares of the board with faric and stamped on them... i washed over those with ink too.... and distressed and aged the edges.
I used a double page i had removed from the Poe book i am altering, and cut a circle, inked and distressed . I used screw style brads.... and metal photo corners..... i made the 3 cameo thingies.... added the words 'love and dream', and used 2 bits of off cut wall paper for my backings.... both aged and distressed....alot!
I shall enter this in the following challenges....
http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com/ .... SOMETHING FOR THE BOYS.
http://theresmagicintheair.blogspot.com/ .... VINTAGE
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/ ...ANYTHING BUT A CARD
http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.com/ .... MASCULINE
http://www.ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.com/ ....RECYCLE/REUSE/ SOMETHING YOU'D THROW AWAY.
http://www.ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.com/ ... ANYTHING BUT A CARD
http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.com/.... ANYTHING GOES
http://lexiscreations.blogspot.com/ ....RIBBON BUT NO BOWS OR KNOTS.
Thanks for visiting.... hope to see you on the SMEARED AND SMUDGED FORUM and a comment on the SMEARED INK DT BLOG would be much appriciated.... love lynx
Sunday, 20 March 2011
You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based project that includes a diva.
We want to see women who still look fabulous even when performing acts so vile and vicious that Dracula himself would blush. Lipgloss and bloodlust, it's a winning combination!
We also have the PERFECT sponsor for this challenge! Barbara Jensen is an artist who creates digi stamps, clip art, tubes and other exquisite goodies to play with. The winner of this challenge will be chosen by Barbara herself, and you'll get to choose any THREE of her digi stamps as your prize!
I was given IVY to work with....... and started off thinking...'poison'.... but decided to do (Pagan)Eostra, as yesterday was the 1st day of spring.
I had a wooden sun/flower shaped mirror waiting to be altered.....i removed the mirror, painted the frame , green, then sponged dark green and black over it once dry. The centre circle is stamped coloured and triple embossed.... the stone circle stamp is from Non- sequitur, i covered chipboard letters in sculpture paper i made, and cut tiny flowers from it.
I used 'silk' ivy leaves to cover most of the frame..... if you look closely there are also some tiny 'gold' metal leaves, gems, and glass-like flowers .....................
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ .... WELCOME SPRING
http://stampwithsarahkay.blogspot.com/ .... SPRING OR EASTER
http://jffchallenge.blogspot.com/ .... A DIFFERENT FORMAT
http://stampinsanity.com/ ..... POT OF GOLD
http://colourcreatechallenge.blogspot.com/ ...GREENS, OLIVE, BROWN AND BLACK WITH OPTIONAL LEAVES.
http://mamidoodles.blogspot.com/search?label=challenge.... CELEBRATE SPRING
http://wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps.blogspot.com/ ... SPRING
http://creativefriday.blogspot.com/ ...SPRING AWAKENING
http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.com/ ...PINK AND GREEN
http://thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ ...ANYTHING BUT A CARD
http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com/ ......USE A DIGI
http://www.alyssundaychallenge.blogspot.com/ ....SPRING THEMED
http://www.simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/ ...SHOW A WORD.
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com/ ...EASTER TIME
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
Try it on tuesday has CHOCOLATE as the new challenge....so i used shades of brown, creamy vanilla and a minty green.
The victorian ladies and gents are SMEARED INK http://smudgyantics.blogspot.com/ SMITTEN digi stamps. This wall-art piece is made up of 16x 2 &1/2inch squares..... 3 of the squares are fabric covered, the other 13 are all stamped and decorated. I used loads of stamps but they are mainly from DESTEMPELWINKEL.
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/ GO GREEN...THE COLOUR OR RECYCLE...... much of my materials are reused.
http://opus-gluei.blogspot.com/ IF ITS IN REACH... ITS FAIR GAME. ..... yep i reached everything!
http://gingerloftchallenge.blogspot.com/ FLOWERS .... 2x handmade... and others!
http://irishteddys.blogspot.com/ VINTAGE DRESS ..... this digi set is beautifullt vintage.
http://ccmspotlight.blogspot.com/ MAKE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND PAPERS..... all the backgrounds are made by or altered by me.
http://diekreativenstempelfreunde.blogspot.com/ LACE ....the whole piece is edged in lace.
http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.com/ FABRIC...3x fabric covered squares, and fabric flowers
http://crazychallenge.blogspot.com/ EYELETS OR BRADS..... just brads... some covered in sculpture paper i made, others with pearl centres.... key and lock.... plus others for fixings.
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/ KEYS ..... some stamped on the background... and metal ones on the image of the tower of london.
http://www.citycrafter.blogspot.com/ CROWNS ..... stamped on the backgrounds.
http://cardsundmore-challengeblog.blogspot.com/ CORNERS AND EDGES.... all my squares have distressed, inked, painted and or decorated edges. The outside edge is decorated with lace. every square has at least one corner decorated with pearls.
http://scrapbooksisters.blogspot.com/ SPRING FLOWERS
http://www.bellichallenge.blogspot.com/ THE LETTER 'C'.....collage, chocolate colour, chains, charms...might be more!
http://sugarcreekhollow.blogspot.com/ HANDMADE FLOWER
http://www.totallygorjuss.blogspot.com/ PEARLS AND LACE.... yes loads.... and loads!
Monday, 14 March 2011
... your challenge this week: is................
"Alas, poor Yorick!"
You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based skullified project in a suitably macabre fashion.
Skulls, skulls, and more skulls!
Images, papers, embellishments, fragments!
Use 'em if you've got 'em!
We are being sponsored this week by our own CREEPY GLOWBUGG.... $20 to spend in her ETSY STORE..... COFFIN EARRINGS!! CREEPY CUTE AT ITS BEST!
Heres what i came up with this week.... 2 pendants/necklaces.
The pendants have stamped images, coloured with promarkers, that i have mounted into reclaimed mounts... and then glazed with diamond glaze.
Just incase you're wondering..... i cracked the glaze on both to make 'em look 'old'.... when i dont want to crack my glaze it happens easily... with these... especially the adult skull... i actually had to hit it with a hammer!
Both necklaces are made using lovely vintage green glass beads,& olde gold coloured chain.
I hope you can join us this week.... SKULLS ARE ONE OF MY FAVOURITES!
I shall also enter these necklaces into the following challenges.... most of them being GREEN...... SO HOPEFULLY THEY'LL BE ACCEPTABLE.
http://shellysimagesblog.blogspot.com/ GREEN ....as above
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.com/ RECYCLING ....vintage beads/chain and mounts all reused.
http://stampinsanity.com/ POP OF GREEN..... i hope the background of the adult skull 'pops'.
http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.com/ GREEN.... as above
http://cardmakinmamas.blogspot.com/ GREEN ....ditto above
http://ecpchallenges.blogspot.com/ GREEN....and again
http://raisethebarchallenge.blogspot.com/ G.R.E.E.N..... Golden chain, Rondelles, Emerald beads, Eco-friendly and Necklace..... i had other words to fit but didnt want to offend anyone!
Thursday, 10 March 2011
Today we at the SMEARED AND SMUDGED FORUM are having our March blog hop, and the theme is BROWN and GREEN.
I have made another mixed media piece of wall art.
I have used lots of 'stuff'....... sculpture paper i made, images from SMEARED INK i stamped onto pages from an E.A POE book that i'm altering.... very slowly..... rusty metal, washers, so much 'stuff' that most people would call junk!
The list of blogs is below, and if you leave a comment on every blog you are in the drawer for a brilliant STRANGE SKIN DIGI IMAGE.
I thought i'd alter this cute little bag..... it is just big enough for a purse and a packet of ciggies.... oh dear you can tell this dragon still smokes!
Sunday, 6 March 2011
http://paperplaytime.blogspot.com/ ANYTHING GOES.
http://www.rileyandco.blogspot.com/ BROWN +ONE OTHER COLOUR ...all done in shades of browm and black/grey..... white and flesh tones.
http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.com/ WINGS ....on the BATTERFLY
http://paperplaychallenges.blogspot.com/ SHABBY CHIC/VINTAGE
http://craftypurplefrogchallenges.blogspot.com/ THINGS WITH WINGS
http://wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps.blogspot.com/ MORE THAN ONE FOLD.... THIS IS AN EASEL CARD
http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.com/ EMBOSSING AND OR PAPER PIECING
http://stampchallenges.blogspot.com/ DIGI ..........5 x digis!
http://www.makeitcolourful.com/category/challenges SHOW SHINE IN YOUR COLOURING
http://onestopcraftchallenge.blogspot.com/ BLACK WHITE AND ONE OTHER COLOUR..... shades of brown and black/grey... plus flesh tones.
Thanks for visiting me love lynx
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
I made a wispy lace flower and stuck my Poe disk to it, i used a 'handmade' brooch backing, made up some gem- drops and attached those.... then added my Poe flower.
These corsage brooches are about 3" plus whatever danglies they have..... and look pretty good when worn on a plain black outfit...... just as well considering all my outfits are black!!!
I'd like to enter the following challenges
http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/ GIRLY GIRL... a fella wouldnt want it!
http://wildorchidchallenge.blogspot.com/ ANYTHING GOES
http://www.stampsruschallenges.blogspot.com/ FOR THE GIRLS ..... like i said before, a fella wouldnt want it!
http://www.simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/ EPHEMERA ..... not really sure if this fits by the dictionary .....
http://tsgclearstamps.blogspot.com/ STAMPS ON SOMETHING OTHER THAN CARD/PAPER. ...............i stamped on shrink plastic.
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/ ANYTHING GOES
http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com/ GOTHIC ................ Mr Poe is one of the greatest gothic horror writers.... and this brooch is GOTHIC.
http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/ FAVOURITE ...... I used a stamp of my favourite writer, making jewelry is a favourite of mine, black is my favourite colour.... love black gems....
http://www.frosteddesigns.blogspot.com/ METAL .... Mr Poe is surrounded by a hammered metal ring.
http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/ MAKE YOUR OWN EMBELLISHMENT ..... really this is just a large embellishment!
Thanks for being here... love lynx
Tuesday, 1 March 2011
Our new challenge at TRY IT ON TUESDAY is to make a CARD..... difficult challenge for me!.... inspired by a song. I have had this lovely CRAFTY INDIVIDUALS stamp for ages and it fits the challenge.... MEMORIES are made of this by Dean Martin was played at my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary party.... along long time ago now , as in April they will have been married 68 years... i had in my stash this card blank that has the preprinted border top and bottom.... i altered the colour a bit, and stamped my image straight on to the middle of the card..... i did mask the stamp a bit.... as i didnt want 'a corner and 'sweet'.
I coloured the image with pencils, added gems and a ribbon, for a quick simple card, that for a non-card maker isnt to bad!
It'll be great if you can find the time to join us this week, and check out the work of the rest of the DT.... they are all far more inspirational than me!
I shall enter this card at the following challenges also....
http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com/ A CARD FOR MOM
http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/ GIRLY GIRL
http://wildorchidchallenge.blogspot.com/ ANYTHING GOES
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com/ LETS GET CUTE
http://doyoustackup.blogspot.com/ ANYTHING GOES
http://pixieduststudiopixiechallenge.blogspot.com/ SUMMER COLOURS
http://colourcreatechallenge.blogspot.com/ 3 COLOURS FROM THE LIST
http://www.southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.com/ GEMS, BRADS OR DEWDROPS.
Thanks for taking time to visit me..... tomorrow i shall have something to share that is more my usual style!