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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Day 8: 12 Days of Creepmas with Smeared & Smudged!

Season's Greetings!

I'm embracing my darker side this year and participating in Smeared and Smudged forum's annual 12 Days of Creepmas blog hop as a Jolly Blogger!  Here's my card for today!

This one made Top 3 at Forever Night Creepy Challenges :0)

Now before you run away screaming pop on over to the DominoART blog where my annual 24 Days of Christmas Festival is underway!  You'll see wonderful traditional Christmas creations to put you right back into your festive spirit, but beware, there is a few Creepmas creations sneaking in there too but not many ;0)

Rose Skellie Creepmas Wreath

I had loads of fun creating this one!  I just got my Impression Obsession Wreath die in the mail a few days ago and I'm thrilled with how good it looks on this card!   I'm also proud to announce that Lost Coast Designs recently asked me to officially design for them (Woohoo!) and this is one of the cards I've made so far.  Keep a look out for this card and the others you'll be seeing soon on display at the stamp conventions they attend ;0)

Here's a closer look at the details.  You'll notice I bent up some of the sprigs on the wreath to add some dimension.


I started out by stamping the Skeleton and Roses image with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and die cut it out with a Spellbinders Circle die.  The roses and skeleton were coloured with Copic Sketch markers:  E0000, E41, G24, G28, R39, R46 and the Colourless Blender.  For the background I used Umber Derwent Pastel pencil and blended it with a Dove Blender pen.  The wreath was die cut out twice from a sheet of Tim's Retro Grunge cardstock.  The cardstock is double sided with one side a darker greenish wood grain pattern and the other a mottled green star design.  I love the multi-tone effect the overlapping wreaths create.  The holly and berries are part of the same IO die and I die cut out the holly from the wood grain side of the cardstock and coloured a scrap piece of Neenah cardstock with red Copics and die cut out a few berries.  I then made a square folded card from white cardstock and roughened up the edges with Tim's paper distresser tool and applied Pumice Stone Distress ink to the edges.  Everything was adhered to the card wtih Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.

I've entered this one in the following challenges:
 Smudgy Antics - Distress It
Forever Night Creepy Challenges #58 Anything Goes-How Dark Can You Go
 Simon Says Stamps Challenge - What's Your Favourite?
besides stamps, Copics and my new wreath die :0) 
Copic Marker Europe - A Christmas Card (as a UK entry)

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your hop!


Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * Lost Coast Designs * About Art Accents

19 comments:

  1. Stunning card, Leigh! Fabulous image and that wreath die is to DIE for. Congrats on your new DT gig, too. xxD

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  2. Awesome creation! I love your skeleton!

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  3. This is really awesome - the skeleton looks so fancy and festive inside the wreath and I love the bright red roses on his head. :)

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  4. I really adore this..the wreath is awesome and so versatile and of course that skelly rocks!

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  5. Great card Leigh! I absolutely love that stamp and how you brought it to life! Awesome creativity!

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  6. Wonderful card love the Wreath die! Congratulations on your news for Lost Coast Designs (Woohoo!)

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  7. This is a fabulous wreath I love the inks and the coloring. Congrats on your newa with Lost Coast Designs..you deserve the best!
    hugs
    susan s.

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  8. Totally cool - the skellie is fabulous and that wreath rocks !! Thank you for playing along with us at Smudgy Antics too :-) xxx

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  9. Fabulous card Leigh,,, tho a bit creepy lol :-) My daughter would LOVE this especially ! :-)

    Congrats on your DT post too :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  10. and Thank you for playing at Smudgy Antics!:)

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  11. Hi again,
    I just want to say how awesome your project is again and thank you for playing with us at smudgy antics.
    susan s.

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  12. Beautiful card, love the coloring on the skellie and it's so cool how the wreath turned out. Congrats on making the DT at LCD - that's awesome.

    And thanks for adding this card over at FNC :)

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  13. What a fabulous wreath Leigh, and congratulations on your recent DT success. Thank you for sharing your art with us at Smudgy Antics this week

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  14. Wonderful creation! Thanks for joining us at Forever Night Creepy Challenges.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  15. Love the die that you used so pretty.. http://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/day-8-12-days-of-creepmas-with-smeared.html

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  16. Wow love it leaigh, Great Wreath just lovethe whole thing very effective. Congrats on your new DT Post too. Thank you for joining us at forever night. Abbie DT xx

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  17. I love this piece it is brilliant.
    Thanks for sharing your art with us at poisoned peas please.
    susan s.

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  18. What a fun and beautiful creation.
    Thanks for joining us at Poisoned Peas Please.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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