Sunday, 19 February 2012


Well its Monday again and i have 2 new wickedly macabre challenges to share with you.... the 1st one this week is SMUDGY ANTICS ......

The theme for this week's challenge is "Wicked With Wings".

We are curious to see your take on this challenge. What does "Wicked With Wings" mean to you? Are you afraid of flying stinging insects? Do demons haunt you in your sleep? Have you ever seen a fae? Is a bird your familiar?
My project took a fair bit of time....i know it doesnt look much...and its small....only 4''x4'' square..... but there was quite a bit of work involved. The base is a 4''x4'' wooden frame that i painted green, then when dry i distress painted with black. The scary skull is a digi image from SMEARED INK's ANATOMY101 collection printed out 6 times and fussy cut into layers.....hard to explain but i have a tutorial in the making and it'll be on the SMEARED AND SMUDGED forum later this week. I used the wings from QUOTE THE RAVEN rubber set also from SMEARED INK and stamped them out 4x....fussy cut into layers and stuck to the by now dimentional skull.... i then dipped it in my melting pot..... and spooned the liquid liquid embossing power over to make sure it was in all the nooks and crannies.
It really looks so much better in real life and its hard to believe it is just paper....and i think it looks really wicked.
I really do hope you'll come and join us this week

I shall enter this into the following challenges.......

Now onto my next piece....and as it is MONDAY it has to be MACABRE MONDAY our new challenge for you is......
"Garden of Good and Evil"
You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece
that illustrates the battle between good and evil that is fought
nightly in the garden of your imagination!
Show us the inhabitants of your garden,
be they gnomes, plant life, fauna, fae, or something else entirely!
My piece for this is another canvas....but using the wrong side ...... i distress painted it with a lawn green.... and painted a piece of scrap packaging with 3 different green paints i had laying around. I stamped ivy leaves onto the painted card and fussy cut every single darned leaf! Then touched up the colours to give them depth. The skeleton in my garden is a stamp from THIRD COAST.... stamped out 3x so i out decoupage up the skull and roses.
The fence and dappy looking skeletal sheep are from SMEARED INK's KILLER BOO PEEP rubber set as is the scary looking spider. I stamped them onto quite thick card,fussy cut them and built up my garden....''the garden of forever''
I forgot to mention...i used promarkers to colour all the images...the leaves were over coloured with soft touch pencils. I hope you'll have time to show us your gardens this week...we love to come and nosy around!
I shall enter this piece into the following challenges..... FAIRYTALES OR NURSERY RHYMES..... little boo peeps lost sheep!
Thank you for visiting me today....... i might be back soon than you think! love lynx


  1. wow BD Love both your project, must have been a lot of work.
    Can't wait for the tut

  2. OMGoodness - these are both just totally AWESOME. The skull is wonderful and the garden project just totally ROCKS !!! :-D xxxx

  3. Lynx,
    You are just so awesome! Both of your projects are to die for!! Just terrific work! I so bow down to you! And yes I am afraid of flying stinging insects, they terrify me more then a demon LOL!
    Thank you for entering Paper Creations Ink w/ your wonderful technique!
    (PCI DT)

  4. Great works of art! I can see the skul and wings look like glass and that is not easy to do! You put alot of effort into your works and they are so beautifully done

  5. Lynx you always make such inspiring projects love both of these. Thank you for joining us at Forever Night Challenges this week xx

  6. Extremely cool work as always xx

  7. Awesome creations! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Corrosive.

    I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

    Xoxo Marjo GDT

  8. OH WOW!!! these are something else! Amazing work Lynx....... I gotta get a melting pot!..... that skull is FAB! And all those leaves.....WOW ..... Stunning! :)

  9. Lot of artistic work here, but well worth the effort. You're a true inspiration. Love that Skelton w/Roses.

  10. Wow! So much creativity! The depth, dimension and texture are incredible! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players.

  11. Oh My both these projects are AWESOME!!! thank you for joining us this week at Forever night challenges. Good luck. hugs


  12. Oh you are just beyond amazing, you blow my mind. LOL This is great -thanks for joining us at Just Some Lines. :)

  13. What fabulous projects you have created and I think the first one looks like tons of work. Very inspiring. Thanks for the peek. I saw it first on Make it Monday and had to have a closer look

  14. I love your creations. Thanks for joining us at Paper Creations Ink! Hugs, Julia

  15. Thanks for playing with us at Just Some Lines Fairy Tale/Nursery Rhymes Challenge.

    Love, Laura JSL DT

  16. this is a cool card. thank you for joining us at fairy tale challenge.

    hugs, becky

  17. Very artsy - Saw you at Make it Monday. ~Diane (I am #115)

  18. Wow! What an amazing creation, Lyn! Thanks so much for joining us in the Garden at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!

  19. wowzers Blackdragon, both creations are great, but that skull is freaking awesome...LOVE it
    thanks for joining our challenge over at Paper Creations Ink
    PCI DT

  20. Yep! .... I gotta start reading the challenges LOL But in this case it's a pleasure to repeat myself.....Lynx this card is a work of ART!
    Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenges :)

  21. Wow, your creativity is just amazing!!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

    Remember, to be in with a chance to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entrant. Be sure to mention you saw them on MIM. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning.

  22. Na das ist doch mal was ganz anderes. lach. Tolle Karte.
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge. Liebe Grüße

  23. I saw your link on MIM and just had to take a closer look! WOW! There is such an amazing amount of detail in your creations. The skull is awesome. I'm in awe of the work you have put into your garden as well.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  24. A really cool and different card!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.


  25. Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! We hope that you have a wonderful week!