Friday, 21 November 2014

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

Hi all, I thought I'd share my latest creation 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 fulfill 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.
Hugs Fiona

Saturday, 15 November 2014

November's Progressive Challenge with Rick. Part One Take , Take 2.

Hi all,
WOW - What a month so far!!

I'm sure that most of you are aware that we've been having a DT call during October. Well, we had a tough time choosing from the fabulous makes that were entered, but the lucky few that were chosen are now on board. Some of those lucky ladies are going to be sharing their first projects today, some on 1st December for part 2. Others - you have to go and visit our facebook group to see what delights they have conjured up.
 Whilst you're there, Aletha has posted about the Facebook Art Contest - that's anything goes as well. Check it out!

The full EDT listings can be seen in the sidebar of the Sparkle and Glitter Blog if you want to go visit and leave some luuurrrvvveeee.

I hope you're enjoying the crisp weather. Just right for cozying up in your craft room with a Rick St Dennis image, from either the Etsy or Zibbet shops, and get making something for our progressive challenge.
Part 1 is "Anything Goes", for part 2 you have to use a specified image, and all that enter this month will get it FREE. It will be sent out towards the end of the month. You will need to enter your projects in the linky here to qualify.

I'm Super excited to announce that I am one of the lucky one's to be chosen for Rick's EDT. To say I'm a happy lady is a no brainer really. I have been collecting Rick's images for awhile now for my own personal pleasure and am excited to be showcasing them here for you all.
Below is my make using Knimbleknees Gherkin Christmas Elf Digi Stamp. As soon as I saw him I had to have him to create a countdown to Creepmas Block Calender. This was created using my Brother Scan N Cut. Then assembled and Mr KnimbleKnees Coloured, Fussy cut and then attached strategically in place. Quite please how this turned out and my Grandsons can't stop playing with it LOL.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read. Hope you will join us and play over at the Sparkle and Glitter blog.
Hugs Fiona.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Delicious Darkness Challenge #4

Time for a new challenge over at the Delicious Darkness blog has come round once again. The theme this time round is " Bloody Hell " and anything goes. So crack out the blood and gore supplies and play along with us this month. I decided to keep it simple for a change and create a card. I scored and folded a piece of 300 gsm cardstock to create a base for my card. I then printed out some background paper containing some fabulous blood splatters. cut to size and attached to the card base. I then printed Tombstone 1 from the delicious darkness store and coloured with my copics. Fussy cut the image once coloured and attached to a black cardstock mat, rounded the corners and attached to the card base. I then created a label in photoshop, printed, cut and attached to a piece of black cardstock and fussy cut. This was then attached to the card base using 3d foam tape to give depth and dimension. Not bad me thinks quite pleased how this one turned out.
I do hope you will join us for this months challenge. Can't wait to see what you create.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Fiona.

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.