Wednesday, December 9, 2015

creepmas shrine

For the 12 days of Creepmas hop over at Airless chambers I made this Creepmas Shrine

Stamp used: The Skullie nutcracker by Rick St.dennis  is a rubber stamp by Smeared Ink, but now only available as digi on the Dark Holidaze sheet
Deco Art products used : Metallic Lustres in Silver Spark and Brilliant Turquoise. Craft twinkles in Christmas Green, Christmas Red and Chrystal . Glamour Dust Glitter paint in Turquoise and Emerald. Americana acrylics  in Titanium white and Indian Turquoise.  Dazzling Metallics in Shimmering Silver, Triple thick Gloss Glaze , Glistening Snowtex and Gesso.

The shrine is made of 2 wooden frames a wooden box and a piece of chipboard.

First Gessoed all parts and painted them turquoise, added glitter paint and next traced one of the frames onto paper to cut out and emboss (Cutlebug embossing folder Snowflakes), also painted the paper and used metallic lustre on the embossed parts
 The pentacle is made of rhinestones, was a bit of a puzzle but I think it looks great as a creepmas star

The cross is a charm, it's upside down ofcourse....duh!  I mean,  CREEPMAS!! all Creepmas crosses are upside down aren't they?
 The nutcracker was stamped on paper, and coloured, I used glitter paint to give him some bling and a shine star rhinestone to put on his hat. After that I used 2 layers of triple thick gloss glaze to give it a more nutcracker varnished wood look.

 The trees are normal trees from my hubbies model train, I borrowed them :-)   and put lots of glitter on them to decorate (I don;t think hubby wants them back now LOL)
The snow flakes are stamped using white americana paint and they have rhinestones added. there is glitter paint in the inside walls of the shrine too
 I added some battery operated christmas lights to give it some extra cheer    errrmmm I mean CREEP

 to get some extra bling I added tinsel and silver painted, glittered skullies with real candles on their heads (candles and skulls are a must for a Creepmas shrine, everybody knows that)
 To give the scene a frozen look I added turquoise glitter glue to the edges and glistening snowtex on the ground......very creepmassy :-)   (I can just hear the nutcrackers scary voice sing "Let it go")
 O forgot to tell you, the embossed snowflakes on the frame have rhinestones too
 just like the eyes of the skull candle holders :-)

that's about it,  just paint glitter and rhinestone away and you have a blingy creepmas shrine, this one is made for the Sparkle challenge on Rick;s fans and friends facebook group..........cuz you did not think I would use that much glitter and bling on my own  would you???    there goes my dark reputation  lol

I will enter the following challenges


  1. Love your shrines so much I am going to have to attempt one! This one is awesome as always love the image you used with the colors! Thanks for letting us have a peek at Dream in Darkness this month! Nan xx

  2. Wonderful shrine! Love the amazing blue and blingy star! Fabulous Creepmas Spirit!
    Thanks so much for playing at Dream in Darkness!
    Happy Holidays Monique!~kim

  3. Very interesting shrine. love all the details. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see your art work back here again soon. Judy DT

  4. Monique - your project would be a great one for Forever Dark this month.

  5. This is such a unique creation! It has a dark side that contrasts with its many bright embellishments. It's so much fun to look at all the details. Thanks so much for joining us at Let's Craft & Create.

  6. Thank you for playing in our very last Smudgy Antics sob...with your fab project! Merry Creepmas!

  7. Beautiful !
    Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft and Create challenge blog and good Luck !
    MARYVONNE DT member

  8. This is truly fabulous!! I love it! Thank you for sharing this with us at Smudgy Antics x

  9. Awesome shrine, so much bling and details - so loving the tiny trees. And lights too, wau!! So happy that you played with us in Dream in Darkness, I wish you a Happy New Year!

  10. A very interesting creation. Thank you for joining us at Let's Craft and Create! Good luck!
    Catherine DT