Sunday, 20 November 2016

SheepSki Designs November Challenge

Hi again - yes I'm back again so soon!!

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This time I'm here with my November DT inspiration for this month's challenge over at SheepSki Design Facebook page. I chose Skully Roses for my image and decided to attempt to create something dark and metallic looking from things that are more wood or paper based.

I started out with a thick MDF plain wood heart base and glued some cogs and bones from Things to Alter around the perimeter of the front with Ranger Matt Medium. I then covered the front and back with a thin layer of Matt Medium and affixed normal aluminium kitchen foil all over, pressing around the cogs with a spatula to get it in the crevices. Once dry, I covered with acrylic paint in Walnut Brown, then in Black. I used Liquitex Heavy Gesso and Tim Holtz Crackle Glaze stencil and added the effect in the middle of the heart. Once dry, I added gold crackle paint around the outer edge area and onto the cogs and bones.  I then added pink blush gilding wax and gold ink to the crackle glaze area and on the raised cogs and bones to further accentuate them.

Here's a close up of the image and crackle glazed area.
The image was coloured with Polychromos pencils in reds, pinks, greys and black and I used Ranger Distress Crayons in grey around the perimeter of the image plus a touch of Wink of Stella on the lighter areas of the roses, the teeth and top of the skull, then roughed up the edges of the image with scissors then added some gold ink and dark brown distress crayon with my finger to the edges before affixing to the heart with Matt Medium.

As a final touch, I threaded a red ribbon through the hole and affixed a Tim Holtz buckle with a brad to the ribbon and created a buckled loop for hanging.

I hope you enjoy my latest project.

I will be entering this project into the following challenges:
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - #16 AG 
Daisy Chain Challenges - #2 All That Glitters
Your Scrapbook Place - Fall for November Challenge
Dream in Darkness - November Grumbacher's here
Dark n Daring Challenges - #7 Anything Goes 
Crafty Friends - #45 Blossoms

Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle xxx

Friday, 18 November 2016

Markers! Papers! Digis! 12 Days of Christmas - SheepSki

I'm finally feeling in the Christmassy mood and really enjoying seeing lovely Christmas projects on Facebook and YouTube.

SheepSki Designs is sponsoring day 18 of 12 Days of Christmas over at Markers! Papers! Digis! on Facebook and there's plenty to entertain today. This morning a game was launched to choose your favourite Christmas digi stamp from SheepSki, with the opportunity of winning a prize.

The Design Team at SheepSki as well as Andrea herself, have been busy creating some cards to showcase a new digi stamp called Penguin Pals. To celebrate this and the sponsorship of the 12 days event, the digital stamp is being offered at a discounted price of 96p for a limited time.


Here's my CaS style card. I just adore this digi, with the cute penguins making a snow penguin. I used an old embossing folder and stamp set called Winter Wonderland and embossed a 6x4 white card base with the folder, then coloured the digi with Polychromos pencils and fussy cut. Once glued to the base, I used Wink of Stella in clear to highlight the snow, snow penguin and the white on the hat. I then stamped the sentiment from the set in Stazon Black Soot.

I do hope you love this digi as much as I do. Don't forget you can purchase this gorgeous digi from the SheepSki etsy store at a discount for a month. Please do also go over to Markers, Papers, Digis on Facebook to see the rest of the DT inspiration and to join in the fun and games there plus share your SheepSki projects with us over at the Facebook page, where you'll find our monthly challenges.

I shall see you with my next DT project for the new months challenge that starts on Sunday 20 November.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Unicorn Challenges: #15 Snow/Snowflakes
World Wide Open Design Challenge - #16 AG
Your Scrapbook Place - Fall for November Challenge 
Lets Craft and Create - #119 Winter 
Sasayaki Glitter Challenge -Winter 
Craft Rocket Challenge - #28 White on White 
Crafting by Designs: Little Animals


Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle xxx


Tuesday, 25 October 2016

A Inky Mess #5 and 31DOH Day 25

This month is flying by isn't it! The nights are definitely drawing in now too, seems it's darker much earlier now. And with only just under a week until the clocks go back - it will soon be even earlier!

Today I'm sharing a gorgeous Ikes Art design for Challenge #5 over at A Inky Mess. The background paper is called Poe Paper and the image is Vaguely Goth. Both can be found over at Ike's Art website where all her images can be purchased.
This is a page in my art journal - I've not done much in it of late and this image was crying out for me to do a page. I started out with the Poe Papers png which I printed out on purple card stock. I ripped and distressed the edges then edged with Stazon in Soot Black. I found another piece of paper stock from Tim Holtz Idea-Ology paper stack that coordinated with the purple, and ripped this and edged the same. I glued them onto the page, and then with black acrylic paint, I painted round and onto the papers. I used a mini rounds stencil from The Crafters Workshop and texture paste for the grungy effect. Once dry I went over the textured areas with Cosmic Shimmer gilding wax in blush to add some shine and colour.

The Vaguely Goth image was coloured using Promarkers, then I added definition in the hair, eyes, lips and neck studs with my Polychromos pencils. I fussy cut her out and glued her to the page. Using my Dymo label maker I typed an EAP quote and stuck it onto the page and outlined with my FC Pitt pen in Black.

I am entering this into the following challenges:



I hope you enjoyed this project, please do leave a comment as this means a lot to me.

Thanks for stopping by

Michelle xxx