Wednesday, March 27, 2013

SNS Throwdown challenge #2 Faux Finish and Rock n Rolla challenge

Ok here we go, probably a long post with lots a pics so i will start with getting the linking buisines out of the way.The TrowDown is an Smeared and smudged event, see rules here. The challenge theme is made up by last challenge winners HDH, big congrats to you all and  you'v come up with a great theme I love everything Faux.

The Rick St. Dennis team are again Miranda, me and of course Rick, the post is linked from his blog you can find all the teams projects (and the digi sets) there.

I used Rick St. Dennis digi's check out his blog the set is only available there.
 The Bone bunny is from Smeared Ink (I cut of his ears btw, but made sure it was dead first)

Rock n rolla challenge post is at the end of this one

Now we can start with the fun part, PICS,  I made a poison bottle and a tag will tell you below the pics how i did it

This was a glass bottle, there used to be olive oil in it
first I embossed cardstock and glued it on the sides of the bottle
then covered with aluminum tape, and made sure the embossed pattern showed, very carefully to not tear up the tape.
Covered the tape with black arcrilyc paint, let dry for a bit and wipe off again.
Next layer paint is bronze acrilyc paint, let dry and wipe till you got the look you want.
Now it looked rusty, which was cool but i wanted a more copper look, so added some spots of blue and green acrilyc paint, which could stay on there for a change.
Now that was the messy part. Could start decorating now
This side of the bottle has beads on it spelling the word "poison" the are coverd with alohol ink and attached with a leather shoe lace.
The Skull and bones, and roses are Rick St. Dennis digi's, the skull is layered to make a 3d  faux porcelain look. (6 layers of skull covered with crackle glossy accents and distress ink walnut stain)

Every poison bottle needs a spoon, how else would you know the right amount to take LOL, this was a stainless steel spoon, but it needed to be old (does faux old count lol) so used acohol ink (caramel and green) and sealed with glossy accents. Added ribbon, silk flowers and a faux Ruby (just a plastic bead but hey, you wanted faux stuff). The skully was a necklace and undereath are beads.
The other side of the bottle has an embossed skellie and a framed Smeared Ink digi, wanted to make it look like an old photograph ( is that also Faux?)
The pentagram (which is of course up side down) I made out of wire, bit of a puzzle but it came out ok

the last side has a dragon on it (this was also a necklace) used alcohol ink on it and attached with a chain, the bottle has glitter glue in it but is supposed to be faux blood (faux dragon blood if you want)

some close ups

The stopper isn't a stopper (hey faux again) it's a lightbulb, painted in same colours as the bottle and sealed with glossy accents. The decoration on the stopper are 2 buttons glued together and a plastic skull which i also painted in the bottle colours.
Final touch, a leather shoe lace and another skull charm (with faux diamonds, it's glass sssshhh don't tell)
Kind a cool you can make this using all kinds of stuff that was allready in my stash, never throw away anything cause you don't know when you will need it, LOL

Now the other project is a tag

Same procedure but hand embossed the dots using ruler and embossing pen, did the paint thing again (rusty look this time) and made the embellishment from charms and bat wings stamps (used copper embossing powder on them and the wings are also faux metal)
The Rick St. Dennis skull and bones is available on Rick's blog and the Dead Dancer Falling is a Smeared Ink digi, she is attached to the skull with strings.
The senti on the skulled heart says : dance with death.

that's it, don't forget to check out my teamies projects and to vote.
this is a tag I made for the Smeared Ink Rock n Rolla challenge,
the skull and hand digi are Rick St. Dennis images and the dead dancer pointing is a Smeared Ink digi, the rubber in the background is from the stempelwinkel
the dead dancer is attached with strings again to the hand

I will enter this tag in the following challenges


  1. Super job, Monique! Love all of your fab finishes. Great work and I love the new digis. xxD

  2. echt superfantastisch Monique, super super gaaf

  3. Du is die Koenigen of Bottles--what is bottle in German? anyway-wonderful wonderful---Ecco il LUCE!

  4. Beautifully creative and unique poison bottle, Monique! So may details to oooh and ahhhh over! Wonderful faux techniques abound! And then that tag is brilliant as well. I love how you tied the dancer's hands and feet. Very cool.

  5. What a creative mind you have! These two projects are stunning. Thanks so much for all the inspiration. Good luck!

  6. Oh my goodness, I love love love these things, Your bottles are amazing and I adore that stopper using the bulb, Genius!!! Love Hazelxox

  7. Beautiful makes Monique, I love all the additions to the bottle and the textures you have created. I really love the bottom tag as well, using the hand as the puppet master and the crackled bg. x

  8. Monique the poison bottle is absolutely stunning!!! Love the skulls you used on the bottle and tag! Both great projects for the throwdown challenge!! Congrats on your awesome work!!

  9. Amazing projects Monique! That poison bottle is over the top awesome!

  10. Es ist wirklich der Hammer, was du aus Rick's Diggis zauberst. Die Flasche ist schon cool aber deine Tags sind immer wieder der absolute Burner. Ein schönes Osterfest (:o)

  11. Stunning just simply stunning, I love your Tag so beautiful and well thought out. Love the colors. Thank you for joining us at Artisit Inspirations this week. Abbie (Owner) XX

  12. That bottle is totally mindblowing MO - such a fabulous finish and great images. Only you would have thought to put a lightbulb on there !!! Stunning :-)
    IKE xx

  13. Monique, I bow down to your artistic genius! Everything you make is fabulous and these projects are no exception! I wish I had an ounce of your talent. I am truly a fan of your work!

  14. Even more amazing up close. Seriously some fantastic talent you have xx

  15. Beautiful Monique, as always :)
    Good Luck in the Throwdown :)

  16. wow die fles is echt supergaaf zeg! Leuk ook je uitgebreide beschrijving hoe je dit hebt gemaakt. Echt een topper!