Monday, January 27, 2014

Rotten Love Challenge #181 at Haunted Design House

Today the new challenge starts at Haunted Design House, theme is Rotten Love and we are being sponsored by Delicious Doodles,check the Haunted Design House blog for all details and inspiration from my fellow minions, would be nice if you left them  some love on their bloggies, life is hard in the Dungeon, so they can used some nice comments :-)

I made a canvas, Valentine themed ofcourse, using a Delicious Doodles image called Angel of Death
 Products used

Glamour Dust glitter paint in black ice and Sizzling red.
Dazzling metallics Shimmering Silver, Metallic Lustre Iced Espresso.
Tim Holtz Dies: Ornate Crosses,Winged Heart, Graveyard edge.
A Cuttle bug embossing folder Textile Texture, and the Fence Die.
 A closer look at Angel of Death (coloured with Derwent color soft pencils) the stamps in the background are Tim Holtz Valentine stamps, the blood splatter is a Stampinback stamp.
 I used the back of a canvas and covered the edges using Texture Crackle, the cracks appear when it dries. Added some Metallic Lustre to the crackle and the fence die and the cross
 Painted the roses red  using the glamour dust glitter paint
Painted the wings and the crown using dazzling metallic paint, the heart using glamour dust glitter paint. when Dry I stamped the batwings to the wing die and added the senti to the heart. Covered the Heart, wings and crown with one step crackl emedium. Let dry and cracks apear
rubbed some distress ink in the cracks to make them more visable

final touch some bling on the crown, that;s it

Can't wait to see your entries in the challenge

I will enter this in the following challenges

Saturday, January 18, 2014


Hi all another post today :-)   if you are looking for the Musically challgenge gdt post, scroll one post down.

Remember the coloured Rick St. Dennis Pierrot called La Commedia e spettacolare.......I finished my art journal page today. I made it for the new challenge at Craft Barn blog, it's called Q&L challenge and  you need to use a quote or song lyrics on your project. There are 2 words Smile and Up, you can use both or just one.  I used Smile.

I love the Pierrot image so much, it just had to be on this art journal page, and the word Smile and Pierrot made me think of this song by Charlie Chaplin immetiately. so here it is

the image is couloured using Caran d'ache Luminance pencils (see how to colour this image here) the background is a gelli print.  The paints used are all DecoArt Americana Acrylics, colours: Lilac, Tomato Red, Lemon Yellow, Ocean blue, Titanium white.


A GDT project for Musically challenged challenge blog

The challenge theme at Musically Challenged challenge blog is Alice in Wonderland, and Rick St.dennis is sponsoring. I made a tag as a guest designer project for this challenge, thaks guys for having me on your blog.

the song that inspired me was  Through The Looking Glass - Mott the Hoople

i used distress ink for the background, all image and letters are rubber stamps, stamped with archival ink.
The embossed card symbols are a cuttlebug embossing folder and the gold is Metallic Lustre, Iced espresso, by DecoArt

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

some colouring

A quick post today, just to show you what I have been colouring, these will be art journal pages soon.
For now just the coloured images

First the Rick St. Dennis image La Commedia e spettacolare

 and Chaos

see ya

Monday, January 13, 2014

Fresh Blood, HDH challenge

I've got some exciting news, I am a DT Minion at Haunted Design House, how cool it that?? (well actually it's very cold in the Dungeon, cold and dark...and scary). Today the challenges start again and the first theme is "Fresh Blood" I made a shadow box, containing a bottle of fresh blood ofcourse, a lot of pics, hope you like

DecoArt products used:
Americana Acrylics: tomato red, antique teal, traditional burnt umber
Elegant finishes: medieval gold, emperors gold, reinansanse brown
Metallic Lustres : iced esspresso and champaigne ice

I started out with this

 a wooden book box
 with bows on the outside LOL and a plastic toy mask (lucky to have a son with a love for scary toys, now too old to play with them , now I get to play with it)  And a lock that came from a tea box.
and turned it into this

 Lots of layers of paint and metallic lustres to get the mask to look like this, added some bling in the eyes, just for fun
 made the sides of the book look like it really has pages, using gesso and paints
 the back of the book, tried to give it an aged look using Weathered wood crackle mediium and different layers of Americana Acrylic paint
 the spine of the book is coverd with paper, the leatherlook was allready there, I just aged it using ink and metallic Lustres
 the inside cover, stamped and aged using distress inks, that blood could be real though, you never know.......

the inside, the box is painted gold, using Elegaant finish metallic paint in different colors gold.
the skullies and hands are clear stamps, I used archival jet balck ink to stamp them on the painted wood. The bell jar is a Tim holtz die, the bottle was a small vinager bottle. the blood is left over blood from my daughters Halloween party :-) (handy to have kids with supplies). Added some roses (tim holtz die) and a vampire teeth charm

here some more pics

Hope you like my first project, now get over to the Haunted Design House blog for more inspiration by the other talented minions. I can't wait to see your entries in the Fresh Blood challenge

I will enter the following challenges the transilvano is my fav stamp  my new beginning is a new dt :-)

Thursday, January 9, 2014

skully tag for bloghop

Hi all, for the Smeared Ink blog hop I made a tag, 
It's based on the January 2014 Tim Holtz tag , if you want to see how I made this tag, on the Tuts and Comments blog is a tutorial. The making of in pics step by step, enjoy

supply list
DecoArt products used:
Americana Acrylics colours: 
Grey Sky, Traditional Burnt Umber, Colonial Green, Lamp black, Antique White
Metallic Lustre : Iced Espresso
Other products:
Cuttle bug embossing folder , Textile Texture
Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz Die Tick Tock and Ornate Crosses, Tim Holtz distress tool
Black polyester ribbon, safety pin, heat tool, pliers, skull charm
black cardstock, kraft cardstock, card board (from cereal box for instance)
Ranger Achrival ink jet black
Aluminum foil tape, old tooth brush, black paint marker
Rick St. Dennis rubber stamp set "Morte" by Smeared Ink

some closer looks

I will enter this tag in the following challenges

Blog Roll
Sue The Nanny
Molly The Fishmonger

Monday, January 6, 2014

Pierrots canvas

I have been working on this canvas, I really like how it turned out, here some pics

I really love this Pierrots image,not a fan of clowns normally , but these are so much fun to colour. There are a lot more Pierrot image in Rick St. Dennis Zibbet shop.

The canvas is made in a simular way as the canvas in the Tuts and Comment tutorial here. Only different colours paint and Metallic Lustres used.

DecoArt products used:
Dazzling metallics paint color shimmering silver
Americana Weathered Wood crackle medium
Americana acrylic paint colour lamp black, lavender, bahama blue
Metallic Lustres : Iced Espresso and champagne ice
Texture Crackle  neutral

some closer looks at the crackle

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Dare to be different

The Rick St.dennis freebie challenge image this month is the super cute Baby Bacchus.
He was attached to the newsletter,  to sign up for the newsletter see here.  If you missed it, you can find this little guy in Rick's Zibbet shop.
The freebie challenge starts today on the Sparkle and Glitter blog, you will also find a lot of insiration from my fellow teamies there
We all coloured the digi and made a project out of him.

Baby Bacchus is a little Satyr,so he is partly goat, and it would be obvious to make his furry legs brown, or another goat colour. But cause of his name Bacchus, who is the god of wine, I thought to make him look sparkly and colourful , I think that part worked out fine :-)

I really like how he turned out with his rainbow coloured legs and hair, next was the AJ page I wanted to make.
The plan was to add some kind of wine quote, but after colouring it just had to be "Dare to be different"

The background is a Gelli print, the flowers are a Deco Art Americana mixed media stencil Oopsy Daisy.
The  paint used is Americana acrylics (colours: Baby blue, Lilac, Carousel Pink, Tangerine)
The letters (except the "different" cause that' a marker) are foam stamps (Making Memories)  and Americana acrylics Lamp Black.

Below a closer look at the Rick St.dennis image

I will enter the following challenges