Monday, 28 July 2014

SMEARED INK MONTHLY DT HOP and DE-STEMPELWINKEL.


Here we are again at the end of another month.
Our design team hop this month has a 'MONOCHROME' theme.

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I have gone for the basic black and white with shades of grey.
I used white and off-white card and black card... the shades af grey are from an 8b pencil.
The image is one from the new LLONA rubber stamp plate, available through the rubber club.

Please visit everyone one on the blog roll...these ladies are amazingly talented.


 Today is also my day to post on the DE-STEMPELWINKEL designers blog.
I have done another page in my little critters book.
This one was my girls idea as they finished school for the summer last thursday.
The had great fun stamping the fire works all over this page.
Thanks for taking time to visit.... BDx

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

DE-STEMPELWINKEL BLACK CAT BOOK PART 2

Well, as promised last week, here is the second half of the altered board book,
that I have made for my turn on the 
DE-STEMPELWINKEL designers blog.
If you scroll down the page, the first half of this project is just a couple of posts previous to this one.
All of the images depict black cats.... doing all the things that magical
black cats do.
I used distress inks to colour all the images as well as to distress the page edges.
These little books are such fun to alter,also because of their small size a full book can be altered in just a few hours.
All supplies used come from DE-STEMPELWINKEL...except the board book. which is recycled from my girls throw-aways.
Thanks for stopping by BDx

Sunday, 20 July 2014

SMEARED INK DT POST

I hope you have had a smashing weekend.
I have a project to show you thats rather different for me....
bright colours and lots of roses.
I have used the new rubber stamps from SMEARED INK...
LLORONA.
I have made up a collage using all 6 images..
coloured everything with promarkers....
and pencils.... I added roses that i cut from a SMEARED INK digi image.
You can get these lovely rubber stamps from the RUBBER CLUB.
Thanks for stopping by....BDx
I'd like to enter is challenge....
FUSSY AND FANCY....ALL ABOUT GIRLS

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

DE-STEMPELWINKEL

Good Morning,
its this old dragons turn again to post on the DE-STEMPELWINKEL designers blog.
As you may know,I have a love of altering little board books... 
this one is Black cats.
 Here is the cover...
 ...and the first 4 pages...
I coloured all the stamped images with distress inks,
and inked the edges of the pages for a misty, ethereal look.
I used a bright yellow hightlighter pen to pick out some of the details....
 ..... I'll show you the rest of the pages and the back next week.
All the supplies used are from DE-STEMPELWINKEL.
Thank you for stopping by today.
BDx
I'd like to enter the following challenges...
2 CREATIVE CHICKS...MINI ALBUM/BOOK
ANIMAL FRIENDS CHALLENGE...DOG OR CAT
RHEDDS CREATIVE SPIRIT...ANYTHING ALTERED GOES.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

HDH - MACABRE MONDAY- NEW CHALLENGE.

For our new challenge, we are going a bit SciFi.
Not our usual genre of choice, but after a moment of
brainstorming, we found that we do enjoy a good
space odyssey in the dungeon every once in a while.

Alien Abduction/Invasion 

If silver flying saucers and gray men aren't to your liking,
consider the films listed at
MACABRE MONDAY
or what about the classic SFI writers?
Or TV series.. STAR TREK being a favourite of mine.... SAD I know.
After seeing the other two inspiration pieces from my minion teamies this week,
I decided to go for the more humorous.... and ....I may say easier to make.


I made a card, using papers from my stash.
Inside is a paper doll.... HG WELLS... in a Star trek uniform....yay!
Plus a costume to dress him in.

The doll and clothes are free samples from DOVER.

This is something very different for me...... silly...simple...and quite humorous...
hope you'll come and join us this fortnight.
Thanks for stopping by BDx
I'd like to enter the following challenges...
CORROSIVE...YOUNG AT HEART
WE DO DOOBADOO....SPOTTY AND DOTTY
DIGITALLY SWEET... BOYS AT PLAY
C.R.A.F.T CHALLENGE...INSPIRED BY A BOOK
THE PINK ELEPHANT ...INTERACTIVE CARDS


Thursday, 10 July 2014

JULY'S SMEARED AND SMUDGED MEMBERS HOP

Well its been a while since i blogged for various reasons,
but i'm here now so lets get on with it!
We members of the SMEARED AND SMUDGED FORUM have a blog hop every month,
(the forum is FREE to join)
this months theme is STEAMY.
It is also my day to post on the DE-STEMPELWINKEL designers blog,
so I have combined the two with this time consumming project.
Below is the full blog roll... you can hop in any order you like....
please visit everyone as i'm sure you'll love what these lasses have created.

I saw a programme a few weeks ago about the 'Antikythera mechanism',
I loved the look of the corroded metal so i tried to replicate it on this altered clock.

I used clay, rolled out thinly and stamped into it.
Once the clay sheets were baked I adhered them to the clock.
I added flakes of dry clay and filler to the edges to give the appearance of the outer casing being corroded away.

Once everything was totally dry i painted the entire clock with black paint.
Then dry brushed with dark brown and mid brown paint.
I stamped the centre of the clock face with a watch mechanism stamp, 
for added interest.
To give it a real rusty corroded appearance i used ORIGINAL RUST,
rubbed all over it....twice.
Below you can see the rusty detail.... i think it looks pretty authentic.
All the stamps come from DE-STEMPELWINKEL
Happy hopping.... off you go to see what SANDY has instore for you. 
Thanks for stopping by. BDx

I'd like to enter the following challenges...
RHEDDS CREATIVE SPIRIT... ANYTHING GOES.
SANDEE AND AMELIE STEAMPUNK CHALLENGE.... INVENTIONS/INVENTORS

Sunday, 22 June 2014

DESTEMPELWINKEL DT PROJECT

Happy Sunday to you.... its my turn again to post onto the
once again its a page in my little critters book.
This page has special meaning to me.... 
9yrs ago today I had my twin girls.... together they weighed  6lb 12oz,
we are a family of dragons.... 
one is glitter dragon,(because she loves everything pretty and sparkly)
 the other little Black dragon...(because she's a goth  like me!)
 I stamped and masked the letter tiles, stamped the dragon, 
then i carefully postioned and stamped the critters onto the letter tiles.
I used promarkers and pencils to colour the images.... 
then used a wash of distress inks for the background.... finally adding a splattering of distress ink
flicked from a tooth brush.... messy and fun!
I love this dragon.... did you notice she's blowing out 9 candles?
JUST PERFECT! 

below is another page from the book.... that I forgot to show here on my blog.....
ooops!
These little critters have fun wherever they go!
 All the stamps for both of thes pages are available from DE-STEMPELWINKEL.
Thank you for stopping by. BDx
I'd like to enter the following challenges...
A LITTLE BIT CRAFT...CHILDS PLAY....these little critters are very child like!
CREATALICIOUS CHALLENGE...HAPPY BIRTHDAY
FAIRIES CHALLENGES....SUMMER what could be more summery than the beach!
LIA STAMPZ...SUMMER FUN 
ONE SWEET CHALLENGE...HIT THE BEACH
SPARKLES MONTHLY CHALLENGE...AT THE BEACH/SUMMER FUN
KITTY BEE DESIGNS...FAIRY TALE OR FANTASY CREATURES.
FAIRYTALE CHALLENGE...LAZY SUMMER DAYS
KEEP IT SIMPLE.... SPLATTERS.... the birthday page has splatters.
STAMPING FOR THE WEEKEND...ANYTHING GOES.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGE

The challenge at IKE'S WORLD is MONOCHROME
that means you choose just one colour but you can use as many shades of that colour as you wish.
I went with brown.... though I might do black...but black is rather difficult to do shades of as they're grey!
So heres my tag...

I used COGNITIVE THOUGHTS coloured with promarkers and pencils.
I used brickwork dollshouse paper and some paper i found with cogs on which i fussy cut and added.
The flowers i made using these two kinds of paper as well.
You have until june 23rd to enter this challenge...hope to see you there.
Thanks for stopping by BDx
I'd like to enter the following challenges
LOVE TO CREATE.... ANYTHING GOES
WHOOPSIEDAISY...LOTS OF CIRCLES ...cogs
WITHOUT WORDS....FEMME FATALE.... not a card but hope a tag is ok?
FAIRYTALE STAMPERS.....BROWN +
PUNK YOU GIRL...SEXY/STEAMY

Monday, 16 June 2014

HDH MACABRE MONDAY 666 NUMBER OF THE BEAST

Yes, you read the title correctly.
We are celebrating how close we are to 666 followers of
our quaint little, dark sided challenge blog.
There are nearly 666 beasties who follow our blog! Wow!
Thank you to everyone who stops by, comments, and even dares to
play with us. We appreciate you all, and look forward to spreading
the word of the "dark artist", to all who will listen. 
Join us, if you dare! @ 
HDH MACABRE MONDAY
So to truly celebrate, we are having a 
Number of the Beast 
themed challenge this fortnight.  
Bring out yer beasties and yer monsties! You could even use the number
six (or multiple sixes) in your project, or make an Iron Maiden project as well.
It's up to you. Interpret the theme as you like, but remember to keep it
creepy, dark, Gothic, Steampunk, or Hallowe'en in nature. 
And we're offering some equally wicked prizes to commemorate this
auspicious event. The Minions are still hammering out the details 
of all of the prizes, but just know that some original Minion artwork is involved!!
We're not only awarding prizes to our chosen Gruesome Twosomes,
but we are also going to award a special prize to one (or more) lucky entrants
Nice, right?
Keep in mind, this is all in good fun. We are not promoting Satanism, 
 but we are celebrating our own popularity,
and having some fun while we're at it.
 I made another box altered with clay.
 The top has 666 on it,skulls and a death.
 The sides are stamped clay using SMEARED INK STAMPS.
A tutorial for this technique can be found on the SMEARED AND SMUDGED FORUM.
I do hope you'll be able to join us this fortnight....
remember its all just good fun.
Thanks for stopping by BDx
I'd like to enter the following challenge....
STAMPOTIQUE DESIGNERS CHALLENGE..... BOXES

Thursday, 12 June 2014

SMEARED AND SMUDGED MEMBERS HOP

Well here we are again, 
time for another SMEARED AND SMUDGED MEMBERS BLOG HOP.
This month our theme was to ALTER SOMETHING.
I stated out with a frame from one of our pound stores.
 I covered it in  digi-papers from SMEARED INK,
that I printed onto canvas paper and roughed up good and proper!
 You know how difficult it is when you're crafting to keep stuff tidy...?
 Well .... this assemblage depicts just that scenerio....
....whatever your craft is..... you always end up with a complete mess!
Stuff stacked everywhere...... every nook and cranny full.
 Nearly everything i've used has been re-claimed from previous projects,
or is a left over from something.
The two 'stone' bottles  started life as a 'party-popper' and 'bubble mixture' bottle.
The little books i made from scrap card.
These little witches shelves are stuffed full of bits and bobs..... just like my own shelves in my craftroom.
I hope you enjoy looking at everyones ALTERED projects....
i'm sure you'll be amazed and inspired.
Thanks for stopping by BDx


Tuesday, 10 June 2014

HDH MACABRE MONDAY

Our Macabre Monday challenge theme is
"Bubble, Bubble, Toil, and Trouble".
 it's a recipe challenge.
Your project must include the following ingredients:

BLACK
PURPLE
GREEN
METAL
FLOURISH 

That's it.
You have until Sunday to link up your creation.
 The stamps are from SMEARED INK rubber club as a past offering.
I've coloured them with promarkers and pencils.
I've used die-cut flourishes that i coloured purple and green.
The butterfly in the top corner is metal!
I hope you'll be able to join us for this challenge.
Thanks for stopping by. BDx


Sunday, 8 June 2014

SMEARED INK DT PROJECT

Good morning on this sunny Sunday...
not something i've been able to say to often this year.
I am an old hand on the SMEARED INK DT....
both in age and time served.
I adore the the images/stamps that this company produces,
we also have a FORUM for stampers, where you'll find great challenges every month 
with great prizes.... every month there is a freebie image for you to create with...
plus a members blog hop..... there is always friendly helpful chat on the vent..
an ART JOURNAL group and a MIXED MEDIA group.
The SMEARED AND SMUDGED FORUM is FREE to join... 
come and give us a look.
Today I have another little altered box to show you,
using SMEARED INK stamps with clay.
Boxes like these make great gifts for boys and men(Fathers day is just around the corner!)
There is a step by step tutorial on the forum HERE on how to do this...
easy and effective.


Hope you'll come along and join us on the forum.
Thanks for stopping by BDx
I'd like to enter the following challenges...
EMERGENCY CRAFTERS...NOT A CARD
RHEDD'S CREATIVE SPIRIT... ANYTHING GOES MUST BE ALTERED ART.
MY TIME TO CRAFT...NO DESIGNER PAPER.
LEFT OF CENTRE... AT THE MOVIES OR ANYTHING LOC (the skull...an old hammer horror film)
BOMBSHELL STAMPS...SKULLS
A STEP IN THE DARK...ANYTHING GOES.
FANTASY STAMPERS... ONE FOR THE BOYS

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

DE-STEMPELWINKEL....Guess what today is....?

June 4th has become SKULL APPRECIATION DAY,
so in honour of this event I, have done a double page spread in my
''little critters book of fun'' for my post today on the DE-STEMPELWINKEL designers blog.
 I didn't cheat today....everything has been stamped and masked,
no stamping then cut'n'paste bits on these pages.
 The little critter above looks like he's doing a highland fling and...
the little critter below has learned the amazing trick of balancing on his tail...
these little fellas have great fun wherever they go.

This page, called 'RUNNING WITH SCISSORS' 
was on the designers blog last week,
but I had another senior moment and forgot to put it on my own blog.....
 so you have a double helping today :)


.....and for those who missed it below is the cover....
I hope to have the whole book finished by the end of june... or maybe july!
the stamped images on all the pages are coloured with promarkers,
the backgrounds are coloured with distress ink.
MOST SUPPLIES are from DE-STEMPELWINKEL

Thanks for stopping by.... there'll be more 'critter' craziness from me soon.
BDx
I'd like to enter the following challenges...
LOVE RUBBER STAMPS... ANYTHING GOES
PASSION FOR PROMARKERS.... MYTHICAL CREATURES
SHOPPING OUR STASH... CRITTERS!
TIME 4 SCRAP...ANYTHING GOES.

Friday, 30 May 2014

MAY MONSTER MADNESS 2014

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Well.... here we are at the end of MAY celebrating all things MONSTER!
This is a MONSTER MADNESS BLOG HOP.....
this'll take you to the linky for all the blogs taking part.
MONSTERS of all kinds  will be found on the participating blogs...
old monsters, new monsters.... the monsters that lurk in the darkness under your bed at night.
I love olde worlde monsters....
like the kind found on old maps of the then known world.... 'here be dragons' and all that.
I made some small gift boxes with this kind of monster on them....
did folks really believe these things existed?
A Cockatrice, dog-faced dragon and an octobat...someones mind sure worked over-time with these....
although if you've ever seen a duck-billed playpus or an aadvark maybe these imagined monsters don't seem quite so strange after all.
My other MONSTER MADNESS is unloved china dolls...
after saving many unloved examples from various neglectful homes i'm continuing my slow but sure mission of altering these into much loved 'children of darkness'... wether they be vampire, ghoul or zombies.
Many of these poor dears have been shut away in cupboard or placed on high shelves.... 
now with a little dark love and attention they are transformed into precious children of the night...
no longer hidden away by uncaring owners.... but given pride of place for all to see.
This little darling is  A ZOMBIE CHILD OF MINE... 
as yet she doesnt have a given name.... but she will...soon.


I hope you'll have time to check out all of the blogs celebrating 
MONSTER MADNESS.....my special thanks go to
ANNIE WALLS for organising this event.... maybe my zombie child should be called ANNIE?
Thank you for visiting BDx