Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Children of the Night

Helllooooo folks!

It's time for a new theme on the HDH Challenge blog, and this time we are sponsored by our own teamie IKE with her store IKE'S ART!

The theme this time is:
"Children of the Night"

I chose to use POE CAT for my purely digital make.
First though, I printed it out and shaded it with my graphite pencils. Then I scanned it back into the compy so I could do this with it!

This was all done using photoshop. Text is called The Gingerbread House, which I searched for and downloaded for FREE off the net!!

Hope you can join us this fortnight - you may get to win some of IKE's fabby images!!!

Monday, 10 February 2014

Frightening Fairies at HDH

Hiya folks!

Hope you are all keeping well. Signs of spring are in the air here in Scotland. Odd I know, not even the  middle of February and the Snowdrops are out, Daffodils are poking their heads up too. Hope we don't have a late snowstorm or hard frost to kill it all off.

Anyway, today sees the next theme go live at HDH for Macabre Monday. This time we are after your

Frightening Fairies

And I had just the one, drawn with this particular theme in mind a few weeks back. And last week I also released a background image that suits the theme too! So I popped the two together in an 8x6 shadow box frame.

Here we go with a load of photos. I took some last night, but wasn't sure if they'd be okay, so did some this morning too. The following are a concoction of the both light scenarios:

So. First I printed off my Dark Forest scene, and Shadow Faerie, both available in the Delicious Doodles AND Delicious Darkness store. I printed several of each and layered them up on foam pads to achieve some depth.

The frame was painted with black acrylic watered down a bit to allow the wood to show through. Then I painted loads of leaves, lichen, mossy bits and twigs and cones and stuck them round the frame.

Then it was a case of fitting the two together, and viola!
A close- up of the Shadow Faerie image:

Okay, so that's me for today.
Wonder if I can find any challenges to enter. . .?
ttfn folks!
Challenges I am entering -
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
 Stamping Sensations - Wings, Fantasy and Fiction
 Altered Eclectics - Alter Something
(I did a shadow box)
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes (altered art)
 Treasured Times - Anything Goes with Layering
Stamping for the Weekend - Anything but a Card
4 Krafty Girls - Anything Goes