Monday, 20 October 2014

HDH Macabre Monday Hellacious Halloween Week #1

The new challenge theme for this fortnight is
Hellacious Hallowe'en (Hadults Honly)
You know how we love Halloween here, and this fortnight we're looking for Halloween-themed projects this time around.
Pretty much anything Halloween
but absolutely nothing cute or child-friendly.
That means
NO cute stuff, please. 
We can't stomach that stuff down here in the DUNGEON..
we minions need our fix of fiendish Hallowe'en fun..  
Soo for my part I decided to alter a garish cabinet I picked up at the junk store awhile back. It is one of those cabinets that you hang your keys in. I saw the potential of it being altered so bought it home with me for the pricely sum of ZERO. Yep Free Gratis, can't get any better than that. After stripping and dismantling I painted the whole thing black with a couple of coats of Decoart Media Fluid Acrylic in Carbon black. I then got out the Brother Scan N Cut and cut lattice panels for the back, sides and doors of the cabinet. I then printed some fabulous skully bat paper ( a freebie from Abigail Larsons Facebook page ) measured, cut and adhered to the now dry cabinets back, sides and doors. The lattice work was then adhered to the back, sides and doors and a coat of Decoart Media Ultra matte Varnish applied all over to seal. Now to tackle the roof A piece of black 300gsm cardstock was put through the Ebosser using a hessian embossing folder. This was then cut to shape and glued to the roof top and sealed with a coat of Decoart Media Ultra Matte Varnish. The hinges and door and draw fittings were then re-attached and voila a much nicer piece to hang my keys.
                                                             Finished Cabinet.

                                                                    Side View.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read. I hope you will join us over at Haunted Design House for this fortnights challenge. Can't wait to see what you create.
Hugs Fiona.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Delicious Darkness Challenge #3 ATG/Halloween.

It's time for a new challenge at Delicious Darkness and the twist this month is Halloween. Sooo I decided to go Witchy on ya all and alter a box to keep all my gruesome bits and bobs in. I decided to use Eva the Witch as my focal image for the box top and coloured her in with my copics. Fussy cut her out ready to attach to the box top. I then painted the whole box black. Once dry I printed off a few sheets of  the 666 paper from the Beastly Paper Pack. I then printed of a few sheets of Abigail Larsons Freebie Skull paper from her Facebook page after altering the colour in photoshop to a nice shade of purple to match my main image of Eva. I then cut and attached the papers to the top and sides of the box. Added Eva the Witch to the side. Stuck some fancy black trim all around the box top edge and finished with a black Satin Bow on the opposite side of the box top.
                                                             TOP ANGLED VIEW.

                                                            FULL ON FRONT VIEW.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read. Hope you will join over at Delicious Darkness Challenges. Can't wait to see what you create.

Hugs Fiona

Monday, 6 October 2014

Macabre Monday # You Wood Do That.

The theme for the challenge this time round at Haunted Design House is to use Wood, Woodgrain, Stakes, Coffins, Gallows. Trees, Broomsticks etc whatever floats your boat as long as it contains wood. Sooo I hope chipboard counts as that is what I have used for my project.
I have had this Retro Reverable Chipboard Clock kit from Andy Skinner and available from Tando Creative for awhile now and thought I had better put it to use. I started by giving all the pieces a coat of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Carbon Black. Once dry all the number sections were outlined by gluing twine around the edges to create a separate compartment. These were then filled with a gel medium containing small glass beads. Once dry DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Black Shimmer was then applied and buffed to highlight all the texture. The numbers were then given a coat of DecoArt Traditions Acrylic paint in warm white. Once dry DecoArt Media Crackle glaze was then applied and when dry coated with DecoArt Media Antiquing cream in black, then wiped back to reveal all the lovely cracks. For the centrepiece of the clock I decided to cut a skull from chipboard using my brother Scan n Cut and gave it the same treatment as the numbers. Then assembled and glued all the pieces, added the clock mechanism ( yes it is a functioning piece ) and Voila a new timepiece for my craft room and so my style.
Finished Assembled Clock.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read. Hope you will come play with us in the dungeon at Haunted Design House.

Hugs Fiona.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Macabre Monday #Ancient Evil

Ancient Evil

Think back to days of yore, the very distant past.
What sort of evil lurked in the shadows back then? 
Slimy mythical monsters, devils, demons. Take your pick.
Please be sure to state what type of evil/monster you were 
inspired by in your post. We like to hear what inspires you.
Devilish Notes.

For my contribution as a Design Team Member I decided to make a notebook from scratch. On those rare occasions that you have a clear up in your craft room ( LOL) I came across my zutter binding machine machine gathering dust. So decided to dust that little baby off and put it to use once again.
I used Terri's Devil May Care image ( ) as my focal point for the front cover. I embossed a piece of black 300gsm cardstock with an ancient script embossing folder. Cut to size to fit the front cover and gilded with DecoArt Metallic Black Shimmer. Glued to the front cover and four ornate corners attached. I then coloured the Devil using copics, fussy cut and then attached to the cover in a pleasing manner. A title banner was the composed in photoshop, printed on parchment paper and the attached to black 300gsm cardstock to give some stability. This was then applied also the front cover. The notebook was the  assembled and bound together using my zutter binding machine and voila a notebook for all your Devilish Notes. Hope you will join us in the dungeon over at Haunted Design House. Can't wait to see your Evil Creations.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Delicious Darkness Challenge # 2 Gotta Be Gothic.

For my second contribution as a Design Team Player I decided to alter a notebook. I started with a plain boring notebook, Painted the whole thing with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Carbon Black. Whilst drying I embossed a piece of black 300gsm cardstock using a Spellbinders 3d Embossing folder. I then Die cut the nested frames using A spellbinders Die set also in 300 gsm cardstock to give stability to the frame. Dorian Gray was then printed and coloured using Copic Markers and cut down to size to fit the frame. The embossed cardstock was then given a coat of DecoArt Metallic Lustre Gilding Wax in Black Shimmer to accentuate the embossing detail attached to the now dry notebook . A coat of DecoArt Media Matte Varnish was then applied to the whole of the notebook covers back and front to seal and protect. Once dry the frame was then added and secured in place using tiny silver brads. Sheer organza Ribbon was then attached as a finishing touch.

                                                                Finished Notebook. 
Now much more appealing and to my liking. A fun project. Hope you will join us over at the Delicious Darkness Challenges blog and join in the fun with us creating art on the darkside.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Smeared and Smudged September Member Blog Hop.

It's that time again to participate in the Smeared and Smudged Member Blog Hop. The theme this time round is " MAKE A WISH" to be interpreted how you like. I decided to make a leather cuff so that when I put it on I make a wish to  become Fearless.
I started with a piece of leather cut to size and then cut and embossed using A gilded life Vintage Brocade Die from Spellbinders. I then added tiny silver studs and black ruffled lace to the edges. A Smeared Ink Digi Image Anatomy 101 Skull front was then printed and cut to size to fit a small silver bezel.Then filled with resin. Once set The bezel was then applied to the leather cuff. To finish two toggle clasps were added as fasteners.

Close up view of cuff.

                                                             Full view of Cuff.

                                                          Cuff in place on my Wrist.

A fun project and every time  I put it on will make a wish to be fearless.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read and be sure to visit the other blogs for more wonderful projects. Your next stop is Shoni.

Hugs Fiona.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Macabre Monday # Crimson Crimescene.

Crimson Crime Scene
is the name of the game, and we're looking for inspiration
from some of history's bloodiest crime scenes.
Think of Jack the Ripper, Ed Gein, The Black Dahlia,
Charles Manson, and even OJ Simpson
Please note as to who, or what crime you have chosen 
as your inspiration in your blog post.

Blood being the key ingredient, we want to see some red
somewhere on your creation, as well.  
This is an Image heavy post folks so bear with me. For my contribution I decided to alter a box ED GEIN style that is. Edward Theodore Gein was an American murderer and body snatcher. His crimes, committed around his hometown of Plainfield, Wisconsin, gathered widespread notoriety after authorities discovered Gein had exhumed corpses from local graveyards and fashioned trophies and keepsakes from their bones and skin.
Now how to make the skin you ask. Well I brushed liquid latex onto a non stick craft sheet and whilst still wet, added pieces of torn toilet tissue paper. As you add the tissue to the latex it takes on a wrinkly appearance which resembles skin. Once my whole sheet was covered ( quite a large sheet I might add ) another coat of liquid latex was applied on top and left to cure overnight. Once dry now the fun part begins. I cut the latex sheet into various lengths to covet the box. Once happy with the layout the latex skin was then stapled to the box to attach and secure. The box was then painted using DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics .
Finished Box Top.

                                                          Finished box Front View.

Now onto the inside. A place to keep your trinkets. The inside of the box was painted using DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics. A picture of Ed Gein ( obtained from the web) was printed and mounted onto chipboard and attached to the inside lid.  A scroll  was the compiled in photoshop and a quote from the Gein added. Printed , rolled and tied with twine. The box would not be complete without a body part right!!! So a bloody Ear made from latex was added for the finishing touch.

                                                                 Inside of Box.

                                                           Angled view of inside Box.

                                                          Close-Up of Quote on Scroll.

An enjoyable project. I hope you will come play with us in the Dungeon over at Haunted Design House.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Hugs Fiona