Sunday 24 March 2013

DT Throwdown Challenge No 2

It is time for the second challenge for the DT throwdown at 

The theme for this challenge is to create a Faux Finish.

My project is called The Secrets of Dorian.  It started out as a little box which held a pair of earrings in it.  I covered it with Mod Podge to make the ink adhere.
Before I decided on the Dorian Gray theme I was going to use a Stampotique image so had used the image stamped on tissue paper.
Coloured it a little.

I used Crackle Accents on the main image:

At this point I changed my mind and thought it really isn't fancy enough so I went with the Dorian Gray theme.
I used a Steampunk Image from the Simply Betty Store.  I coloured him and then covered in Diamond Glaze except for his face and hands which I used Crackle Accents to have a withered look (looks better in real life!).  I also used some Papermania Photo Anchors and added orange gems.  The image was placed inside a charm from Crafty Individuals (3 different sizes for £1.35).   This stamp company is brilliant, not only do they deliver super speedy their stuff is quality and every time I have ordered I have always had a freebie selection of small rubber stamps.  (Not to mention I won £150 worth of goodies from them before Xmas).
I had a Tim Holtz key which says dreams on it so I thought this was very fitting as any normal life dreams Dorian would have had have been forever taken, hence the rip charm added.  The fly is to add to the rotting theme.

The other two participants for our team are Creepy Glowbugg and Menace of the Monstrous Mark aka Spesch Ink 
I would also like to enter this into the Simply Steampunk Challenges which is distressed.

The Haunted Design House team effort can be seen at the main blog and the others projects will defo blow your mind!
To see any entries from other teams participating
and cast your vote on Thursday or Friday, here is the link
to participate and vote, but it's free and very worth signing up.
Anyway this was lots of fun but if you get a chance I would sign up for the Smeared Ink Forum they are a lovely group of talented people and it would also be great to have some more votes EG mwahahaha.
Andrea C x


Monday 18 March 2013

HDH163 - Dante's 9 Circles

This week at Haunted Design House you have to take inspiration from Dante's 9 Circles. 

I have chosen Circle No 9 Treachery.  Yes and I painted Gollum the treacherous little hobbity type freak that he is. (I loves me some Gollum).

Well you can  choose from fraud, violence, anger, gluttony, lust, limbo or even treachery.
Andrea C x

Wednesday 6 March 2013

Delicious Doodles - Yellow

Well I rarely get a chance to enter the challenges these days but I made a point of entering this one.  I LOVE Teri's images and the Delicious Doodles challenge is Yellow as you probably guessed duh!.

I made an ATC a very YELLOW ATC, using the Voodoo Lady (one of my absolute favs) available in Teri's Digi Shop here.

Andrea C x

Monday 4 March 2013

HDH162 - Drop Dead Gorgeous

Over at Haunted Design House this week the challenge is titled Drop Dead Gorgeous, so this means that you can use anything undead.  I went for the Corpse Bride to base mine on but you could use vampires, zombies etc.

I painted her on a canvas using acrylics.  I made a frame of tendrils coming out of the darkness.  She actually isn't finished.  I haven't done her hair properly yet or shaded quite a lot of it but usually if I don't finish something on the first night, it NEVER gets finished.

Anyways let's see what creepiness is lurking in the recesses of your brain!
Andrea C x