Monday, 11 March 2013

NEW CHALLENGE AT SMUDGY ANTICS and WEEK #2 at HDH MACABRE MONDAY

A fortnight has passed and it is time for another challenge with 
SMUDGY ANTICS.
The theme for this two week period of creativity is
ANYTHING BUT A CARD.
You can't get much easier than that!  Just make anything other than a card and remember to include a stamped image (real or digi) and follow the rules posted in the left sidebar which includes being a follower of the Smudgy Antics Blog.  The more creative, the better.  We love it when you guys and gals think outside of the box.  Get your mojo in gear and get ready to get inky.
My project also covers.......
 HDH Macabre Monday

Drop Dead Gorgeous 
Think corpses, zombies, grave digging or even our old favourites, vampires! 
....It's the second week here in the dungeon.
Surely you can think of someone or something that is considered 
undead and gorgeous in the eyes of the beholder.
I altered a box of wooden kiddies bricks.

The box front with Poe.....

...lift the lid and you have 12x  wooden blocks..... thats an awful lot of
sides! 72 to be exact....thats a lot of  stamping, cutting, sticking, inking and TIME!

This image is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS.

All the images are from SMEARED INK.

Coloured with promarkers and ink.
I used the faux air brush technique that was featured in this months craft stamper magazine...
although i do this technique a lot i had no idea it had a name!

Each of the 6x sides of the cube have a different image and i have tried to give each a different prodominent
colour..... although all the dark areas in the corners make it rather confusing.

The box is edged with gold leafing  pen, and all the cubes are covered withgood old sticky backed plastic to make them durable. The image on the box front is covered too.
I do hope you'll have time to join in with one or both challenges...why not combine them as i have?

I'd like to enter the following challenges.....
CRAFT STAMPER MAGAZINE BLOG CHALLENGE... FAUX AIR BRUSH TECHNIQUE
MAKE IT MONDAY ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES LINKY PARTY
SARAH HURLEY CHALLENGE RECYCLE
SASSY STUDIOS CHALLENGE RECYCLE
NUT CRAFTS CHALLENGE SOMETHING BEGINING WITH 'B' ....bricks,box.
SIMON SAYS STAMP AND SHOW...CHIC TO BE SHABBY.... vintage images, lots of brown/black/grey ink, very shabby!
CRAFTY EMBELIES  WINGS
Thanks for stopping by. BD x

29 comments:

  1. Eeeeeek !!! That is just sooooo freakin' stupendous !!!! How amazing.. I LUV it :-D xxxxxxxxx

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  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE MWAH <3
    This project makes me weep-I covet it-each little fabulous block---this sort of antique block puzzle is just one of my favorite amusement devices and you have done this soooooooo well----BRAVA! Molto bene!

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  3. WOW this is sooooo fabulous! Just love what you have done. I would never have thought of doing that. For you anything but a card seems so very easy... for me... it's the complete opposite lol

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  4. Fantastic pieces and Beautiful colors..
    Visited from MIM..Loz

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  5. Once again, you have out done yourself! So labor intensive with all the sides and cutting, and gluing, and planning! You are such a wonderful artist!

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  6. I've said this before, but I wanna be YOU when I grow up! Unbelievable! xxD

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  7. oh wow this would be so much fun for my lil one! I must duplicate this...off to find blocks to alter...thanks for the amazing ideas...hope you are well!

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  8. Too awesome! I love the Poe on the box and the blocks! They are all such great images. I can't imagine how long this took you! I can't wait to show my hubby as he does theatre and loves Poe.

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  9. Wow bd. this is so awesome. Love it. Must have been a lot of work for sure but worth it

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  10. Holy Crap BD, this is absolutely stunning, How on earth do you find the time. Im in awe xx

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  11. Wow, such a creative project, and you have done a great job with it. Thanks for joining us this week for Recycle at Sassy Studio Designs.
    Karal SSD DT

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  12. I bow to you, Mistress of the Dark. Your talent is endless and everything you make is perfection. If only I had one fourth of your altering skills I would be the happiest lass alive. I am gobsmacked by the dark beauty I see before me! I wish I could fly across the pond and beg for your tutelage. I saw your masterful work on MIM.

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  13. Wow! fabulous detail, so much work! love it! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge! xxx

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  14. Oh wow I do love this, it is right up my street. Thank you for entering it into the Craft Stamper challenge.x

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  15. I really love your cool and creative art. I hope you will consider coming by to share your awesome art in our Anything Goes challenges this week. We would LOVE to see more of your great art. Have a blessed week and thanks for sharing that art!
    Blessings to you,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  16. Holy cow, this is AWESOME!! What a fun (and creepy) box! This looks like something I might have to try for my little boy. =D Thank you for the idea. Thank you for playing along with Sassy Studio Designs!

    xx Star (SSD DT)

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  17. Stunning Work!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week! - Ashli :)

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  18. I saw your wonderful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries is #214.

    I would love to have you visit my blog,  My Art... Healing The Soul and become a follower.

    Hugs,

    Julia

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  19. I really really love this creation. I am in awe of your work and you never cease to amaze me. Thanks for joining in over at Crafty-Emblies this month.
    Hugz Elaine aka Ellapu CEDT

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  20. WOW what an amazing idea and a truly fantastic project .... stunning work xxx

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty-Emblies Altered Art Challenge

    Tina DT xx

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  21. I love this type of puzzle and when I saw this on Make it Monday I had to take a look!! This is so awesome!! Thanks you so much for sharing your project!!

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  22. So cool! Love your Gothic picture blocks!!
    Alison x

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  23. Wow, lots of work here and it looks brilliant - definitely not what you would expect in a kiddies' block set! I'm just catching up with the Craft Stamper challenge entries - thanks for playing along!

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  24. Gorgeous-and what a lot of work's gone into it.It's fab!Thanks for sharing it at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog

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  25. Fab project. Thanks for playing along with us in the first Craft Stamper challenge!

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  26. What an amazing creation! It must have taken you ages but it looks amazing.

    Thanks for joining us at Nutcrafters.

    Helen x

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  27. How brilliant. Thanks for entering the challenge with Sarah Hurley.

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