Monday 26 March 2012


Another week has flown by..... we at SMUDGY ANTICS have a new challenge for you ..................This week's theme is "TOUCH ME".
Yep. It's all about textures this week! How creative can you get with your embossing powders, embossing folders, and embossing tools? Do you have feathers laying around or metal bits? Play with that or any other medium that creates texture! What? You have velvet ribbons or flowers in your stash? Put them to good use in this challenge! Let's see how creative you can get! Don't be afraid to get messy. Most of all, don't be afraid to play along! We have crafters of all levels here so join in the fun!

I have altered another clock..... i know...boring! This one is square..... i used texture paper on the outer frame...painted it and rubbed with over with metallic paste. The inner piece is a square of hardboard i covered with leather..... the images are from ANATOMY 101 from SMEARED INK.

The skull top left is another of the 3d ones i make using 6x fussy cut layers and my melting pot. I used large soft black feathers top left corner and bottom right..... bottom right also has a lace and silk hand made flower.....not easy to see in my photo..... but that black blob is it!
I hope you'll play along with us this week..... TEXTURE can be almost anything!
I shall enter this clock in the following challenges....... ANYTHING GOES LINKY PARTY.

Now as its Monday it has to be macabre.... so of cause we at MACABRE MONDAY have a new challenge for you.......

"Grimm's Grimmest"

You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece
based or inspired by one of the
tales of the Brother's Grimm.

There are well over 200 tales to choose from and you may be
surprised by how brutal and horrific the original tales
were actually written.
For example, did you know that in the original version of
Cinderella, (translated from the original "Aschenputtle")
in order for the wicked step sisters to get their feet to fit into the
slipper that one hacked off their toes and the other her heel?
It would seem that most of the tales ended with some sort of
bloodshed and death. Quite a long cry from the watered down
versions we were raised on from Disney and Scholastic books.

Oh! And let's not forget that this challenge is being
sponsored by none other than fellow Minion, Ike.
MY OPEN  :-)
Ike is not only a masterful crafter of the darker side,
but she is also a wonderful artist who has quite the
selection of wonderful digital art available in her shop, Ike's Art.
She is offering up her Alice in Wonderland set of digis
as the prize for this week's challenge.
With that kind of incentive how can you not play along?

I took my inspiration form one of the over 200 hundred stories..... THE 7 RAVENS..... 7 brothers turned into 7 ravens by a wicked witch....who had to be saved by the one and only little sister.
I used the image of the original book cover from the internet..... altered it a bit by putting a SMEARED INK skull in the centre of the floral wreath..... and added 7 stamped ravens around it.
I did a little bit of decorating at the bottom with feathers , flowers, leaves and bits..... plus a ring tied with a ribbon, that the lass left so her brothers would know it was her who was trying to save them.
I hope you'll play along with us... you have so many stories to chose from..... you'll be spoilt for choice!
I'll enter the following challenges....

Thanks for visiting ...i hope you'll get time to join in with one, if not both of these challenges this week.
Love lynx


  1. This is a STUNNER. Saw this on MIM. Loz

  2. Thanks for joining our "Shabby Chic/Vintage" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

    Hugs Jane x

  3. Holy Crap !!! These are breathtaking - the clock is a magnificent piece. Totally COZZMIC - that would be wonderful gracing any wall :-D The HDH piece is AWESOME - fabulous image and the flowers n stuff at the bottom are divine. This is mega mega fantabulous !!!!! xxxxxxxxxx

  4. WOW!WOW!WOW! two stunning pieces..... your art (and decorating) just blows me away...... I am always left speechless..... words just aren't enough :)

  5. Wow...great texture! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry, being sure to mention you saw them on Make it Monday, for a chance at our second prize! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  6. wow both pieces are so awesome, stunning as ever

  7. That´s so very stunning! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  8. As usual, I have no words, Lyns (but that won't stop me, LOL). FABULOUS clock and your fairy tale card is immense! Leave it to you to find a little known tale about ravens. Sooo cool! xxD

  9. delightfully creepy! beautifully done. thank you for joining the "anything goes" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad. xo

  10. There is nothing boring about your clock but I have to say it's a bit 'EEEK!', lol. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

  11. This is so creepy lol. I love the grunge look.I Saw your project on MIM.

  12. amazing card
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.
    Doreen xx

  13. Both are so beautiful! I love the skull and ravens on your HDH piece.

  14. have outdone yourself! Amazing projects! I especially love the 7 ravens piece!

  15. As al;ways you amaze me with your artistic ways! I love the clock and I thought, at first, the feathers were spiders crawling. It reminded me of the 1950's film called "Tarantula". I love the Grimm Fair Tales and i actually have the book titled "Grimm's Grimmest". Most of these fairy tales are from the middle ages when burning witches and torture were the order of the day. Cinderella was also called Cinderslut...which i love personally:) The sisters also get their due at the end. I believe the one gets her eyes plucked out by a crow. I read all these fairy tales and loved them...oh no what does that say!

  16. Yay! I was hoping you would join in....... I can only repeat my comment above and Thank you for sharing with us at Corrosive Challenges.
    Much love. x

  17. Wow, that clock is stunning!! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers,


  18. This is just awesome - so dark and twisted! Thanks for sharing it with us at Craft Your Passion.

  19. Lurve texture and this card nails it. So cool.
    Stamping Shanni

  20. Awesome clock and love the card! Cool image and the flowers are gorgeous! Great interpretation of our challenge! Nice to see a lesser know Grimm's tale and a little grit! :) I read a similar story by a contemporary author, only the brothers were swans. Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

  21. Oh wow - this is a unique idea! Love it - and your card is amazing!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. Hope to see you again when our great Blog Hop is starting on Friday.


  22. I wouldn't call your clock boring, I love it. The clock in your previous post is awesome too. Great colours in your 7 ravens card.

  23. Thanks for taking part in 'Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge'this week.
    Hugs Sonia xx

  24. The card is great! I especially love the color choice. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenge.

  25. Lynx. One thing that can be said about every single one of your beautiful makes - they are NEVER boring. Just amazingly beautiful!!!!

  26. Blogger playing up grrrr
    As I was saying.....
    Lynx - your artwork is never boring - just everything is amazingly beautiful

  27. wow blackdragon yet another awesome piece from you. You always do such a great job. If you ever run out of room for your art I have alot of room over here for um. Your awesome

  28. I love the dark and creepy feel. Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look.
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

  29. THis is a really cool piece. Great interpretation of the story. Thanks for joining the "Anything Goes" Challenge at the Cheerful Stamp Pad!


    DT Member

  30. Wow - this is incredible! Love it!!! Thanks for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad!

  31. A interesting card. Thanks for sharing at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

  32. Wow, gorgeous piece!