Saturday, November 29, 2014

Its starting to look a lot like Creepmas

Its starting to look a lot like Creepmas!!! For this card I have used  a Creepmas digi from Rick St Dennis MFA called Godarkly Ginger Crumb. Although Godarkly is a sinister looking character I  made him a little bit flamboyant with that pink outline! He is coloured in copic markers and popped up with foam tape . The base card is black followed by red glitter card stock then matted with a paper that is James Bond Style from Kaiser Crafts Shaken not Stirred collection. I've added some Christmas lights which I found in my department stores Christmas decorations section. I also added a couple of sequins and a sticker sentiment that I found, and seemed to fit this card to a T.
the copic markers that I used are:
You'll find Godarkly Ginger Crumb here at  ETSY

If you want to see more of my work you'll find it here Deb Vees Craft Place

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Rick St Dennis is sponsoring Addicted to Stamps and More! ...

Rick St Dennis is sponsoring the new challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More! - the challenge theme is HOLIDAY. 

Happy Easter - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Please click on the link and visit our EDT member's blog for more details.  If you fancy trying to win some of Rick's fabulous images then pop over to Addicted to Stamps and More! and play along with the challenge.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Zombies love presents too..............

Hi all, Fiona here, the other one that is as there is two of us LOL. I thought I'd keep things simple for my first post here as part of the Rick St Dennis EDT. As the holiday season is fast approaching I thought I would get things rolling with a creepy card for Christmas. Rick has some fabulous creepy images in his ZIBBET AND ETSY Stores as well as cute too, but I'm partial to the creepy kind to fulfil my passion for art on the Dark Side.. I used  Rick's Digi image I Love My Prezzies ( it appears Zombies like prezzies too ) as the main focal point of the card. Coloured her up with copics and fussy cut and mounted onto black cardstock to make her pop. I then die cut a panel using one of my spellbinders dies to mount the sentiment which was composed in photoshop. Attached to a piece of grungy background paper with the corners rounded and inked to a pleasing manner. This was then attached to a black 300gsm cardstock base. The focal image was then placed in a pleasing manner using 3d foam tape to lift her off the page a little to make her stand out. A black satin bow was then attached to the side to finish off. Quite pleased how this one turned out.
Copics used :_
Dress - YG99, YG97,YG95.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Alterd Tray

Hi Monique again, today I altered a tray

 the image used is a digi called Atlantide by Rick St. dennis,

Deco Art products used: Americana Acrylics in: Navy Blue, Blue Chiffon, Purple Pizzaz, Crimson tide, Safron Yellow, Sea Breeze. Metallic Lustres in:  Champange Ice, Orange Flicker, Cosmic Blue, Fab Fuchsia. Antiquing Cream  Carbon Black, Acrlic GessoWeathered Wood Crackle MediumTexture CrackleElegant Finish Metallic paint in Emperor's Gold. Dura Clear Matte Varnish.
Americana DecouPage.

The tray was gessoed, and painted emperors Gold, the edges got a layer of texture crackle the middle has a layer of Weathered Wood, the edges were painted in sea breeze, purple pizzazz anf blue chiffon,
The middle got a top coat of navy blue, when dry the squares were made using a sponge cut into squares and sorta stamped the different colours American Acrylics. The gears are black cardstock and they all have a layer of metallic lustre in different colours. The painting was ages using Antiquing Cream.

The digi was coloured and cut out, and glued to the tray using DecouPage the gears are also decopaged.  To protect the tray it has a layer of Matte varnish

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Hi all, Mo here

I thought to make a shadowbox using all kinds of packages I saved from trash, so have been recycling big time, here the result

What you need:
 DECO ART Products used:
Americana Acrylics in Red Iron Oxide, Blue Chiffon, Lamp black, Sea Breeze, Nuetral grey
American acrylic GessoTexture CrackleWeathered Wood crackle mediumTriple thick Gloss Glaze. Elegant Finish metallic paint in Medieval Gold.
Deco Art Media : Texture Sand,  Media Fluid Acrylics in Viridian, Ultramarine Blue, Quinacridone Gold, Cobalt turquoise hue. Antiquing Cream in Carbon Black.
Dazzling Metallics in Moss Pearl, Amethyst, Shimmering Silver.
Paper effects in Metallic copper and Metallic Lustre in  Iced Espresso

you also need a box like this, this is a typical Dutch Chocolate treat only available in shops When Sinterklaas is in the country (well a few weeks before he gets here you can find them in shops). It;s called a chocolate letter and thi one is by Droste cuz they have the cool package that looks a bit like a book allready. Anyway it was a good excuse to eat the chocolate.

You also need stamps, this is the rubber set designed by Rick St.dennis called Morte, it's available at Smeared Ink.

and you need some Alteration dies from Sizzix /Tim Holtz. I used frozen pizza boxes and the backs of notepads to die cut all things in the book and on the cover. For the bell jar I used acetate from a clear stamp package. I also used a piece of leatherlook carstock for the back and the spine of the book and a piece of burlap. And a sheet of cork paper.

First Gesso the book box , and have som chocolate while you are gessoing, wait till gesso dries (eat more chocolate when waiting, makes it less hard )

Die cut all shapes needed and also Gesso and let Dry.

The front and inside of the bookbox I wanted a crackle look on those, the best ways to show the cracks is to have a dark base that shines through the cracks, so paint the whole box black and every die cut you want to give a crackled look has to be painted black too (there is a song bout painting black, you are allowed to sing it while painting)

While the black is drying, start painting all the parts you want to have a rusty look grey.

when black paint is dry add the texture crackle to the front cover of the box, and the vintage cabinet card. The inside of the book needs a layer of weathered wood, but let the front cover dry and crackle first. set box aside to let the weathered wood dry.

for the rusty parts, add a little texture sand, let dry and create the rust colour by using   Media fluid acrylics in Quinacridone Gold, Cobalt turquoise hue. Antiquing Cream in Carbon Black.

Or Americana Acrylic Iron Oxide and lamp black, I did both versions of rust on the different parts just to see if it would get the same result, it does more or less :-)

The crackle texture should be dry by now so start painting it it the colour you want

The front of the book is Media fluid acrylics in Quinacridone Gold, Cobalt turquoise hue. Antiquing Cream in Carbon Black.

The vintage cabinet card is painted using  Media Fluid Acrylics in Viridianm, Ultramarine Blue and finished with some Antiquing Cream in Carbon Black.

When the outside of the box is dry,paint the top layer over the weathered wood on the inside, I used a mixture of Blue Chiffon, Sea Breeze, Nuetral grey when dry I used a wash of Lamp black to tone it down a bit

the bottles are painted Dazzling Metallics in Moss Pearl, Amethyst, Shimmering Silver.

the crackle on the bottles is a stamp by Lost coast designs, when dry add a layer of tripple thick gloss glaze, to make them look like glass (I did 2 layers). Let dry and stamp the names on the bottles (clear stamps by House of Three, the halloween set)

 stamp the  skulls on the inside of the cover when paint is dry, stamp the vintage cabinet card and colour using pencils. Stamp the skull with candle on a piece of cardstock, colour and cut out.

Glue all parts together and  attache them inside the box
 the die cut on the inside cover is embossed first before painting using a Tim Holtz embossing folder

 cover the bakc of the book with the leather look cardstock and age it using distress ink (walnut stain and vintage photo) , make the sides of the book lool like pages using Elegant Finish metallic paint in Medieval Gold with an almost dry brush

 add some metallic lustre here and there to finish the book

   It neede a title and I got inspired by Project this is Project Death
title written with Paper effects in Metallic copper

 that's it :-)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Rocksie Rodento Punk

Hello!  It's Crafting Vicky with you today for my very 1st time hosting the great Airless Chamber.

Such an honor to be part of the EDT team :)

For my 1st post I decided to play with a little humor... you will see that I like to find some amusing sentiments for the great images.  And this one that I'm using is Rocksie rodento punk.

Isn't she awesome?!?  I used some copics to color her up and had so much fun with that hair!  I also used some distress inks around the edges.
I hope you have liked my little inspiration for you and yes... you might have recognized your teenager if you have one... or maybe yourself when you were younger hee hee hee.

Have a fab day.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Quick Snooze....

Good morning everyone!

Today is my first day showing you one of my projects, so please be gentle with me ;

My project for you today is a door hanger using 'Quick Snooze' which can be purchased both on Etsy and Zibbet 

I love this dragon image and finally put it to good use, making a sign for my bedroom door... I really do breathe fire in the wake at your own risk!

Ingredients used to make this hanger-

G99, G94, G21
N4, N2

Memento tuxedo black
Tim Holtz peacock feathers distress ink
Tim Holtz Broken China distress ink
Papermania Madame payrauds
White cardstock base (poundland)
Dies- Sizzix circle framelits
black gems

If you feel like going to have a look at any of my other projects- my blog is to be found HERE Big Crafty Mess

have a good day!


Monday, November 10, 2014

31 Days of Halloween Keepsake Book

I really had a wonderful time taking part in the 31 day Halloween hop over at Smeared and Smudged. I managed to write a bit of a story each day and had so many lovely comments that I printed a book of the projects and the comments without any names or personal details.. to keep as a muse.

So, I printed each project A5 size with the comments and used my Cinch binding machine to punch the holes I set the pages onto the wires whilst I made the covers. I cut the chipboard to A5 and punched the holes. I had some ordinary 3ply tissues. I separated the tissues and used a single thin sheet all scrunched up and stuck onto the covers. I gesso'd them and rubbed distress ink all over. I was astonished at the result. If you are an arty person this is going to be so easy for you so please let me know if you have a go...I am always willing to learn. For more details please visit my blog. Sue x

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Am I late?

I think Salome is too late to the party as always. There are bound to be some stragglers so we will have to see what happens as the weeks go on to Creepmas.
This dramatic image by Rick St. Dennis has been printed onto neenah card which I buy from Crafters Companion and coloured with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils.
I also use a program called Craft Artist 2.. sometimes you can buy this program for under a fiver. Believe me it is fantastic value for money as a manipulation tool.. also you can collect several free digi kits to go along with it. The program itself has background papers, embellishments, colour and photo manipulation in fact everything I could possibly wish for except ease of use. Therefore I have written several tutorials to go along with it. Not professional ones just as I go along and learn stuff so I write it down to share with other newbies, I hope you like my project, there are many more on my blog Sue x
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