Sunday, May 19, 2013 and Smdgy Antics Challenge Feathers and or Fur

Welcome to Lily and the is my new DT Challenge piece for our new challenge Feathers and or Fur at

I chose Feathers

My image is a smeared ink image you can find at
The Venice Digi set..I printed the mask 8x 10 and colored with one of my first Prismacolor markers I have ever owned  Mahogany Red and I used my studio G glitter (black) and Tim Holtz Black diamond.. I put two coats on the black areas with the glitter. It took about two hours to completely dry I did not use a heat tool.

A mask was a new idea and something I have only made one before...and it was dangerously flimsy with out adding the feathers  so I asked My fellow DT friends how would they do this...LB is such a awesome friend and artist (her blog is on my side bar in one of my older hops)..she instructed me to skan and print out a duplicate of what I had made and the glue the feathers on black paper with a hot glue gun... so basically there are three layers to the mask.

I added the beads to the front piece and ribbon to both sides.
I hope you like my mask.
Thank you for stopping in and I would love to hear what you think.
I am also entering this in
susan s
Hope to see you at our new challenge
Have fun
Stay safe!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

smeared ink rock and roll challenge and lilyand the

Nothing like running late ...really odd day and so full of events I cannot seem to catch up with so when it gets this crazy I just flow.
I made a piece for Kaprees rock and rolla challenge at smeared inkgo to groups and or click this link it will take you to the rock and roll challenge.
well I love that song from Tom Petty and the heart breakers so Kapree you rock!
no pun in is my piece... and at this point and time in the day have a great evening
susan s

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 and scrap cards

Hi and welcome to lily and the am on a rampage to use my scraps...I love scraps and can't bring myself to throw them away soooo here I go on a rant about scraps.
What compels me to keep them? who knows I often tell myself all the wondrous things I plan on doing with them and yet they pile I have made myself realize i am over flowing and I cannot have newer scraps until I get rid of the older ones...well we shall see how it works.
This card is for sharon a friend of mine at smeared ink...and she had sent me a awesome copy of her challenge piece for
check it out in aprils challenge and while you are there check out Mays new challenge...
so I made her this

Well, there is a scrap card..more like a mini journal right..and I love making them..I do hope she likes it.
well off to start another one
I hope you are playing with us this Smudgy Antics challenge...alter a box..I did and I have a great gift put away now for someones Christmas present...
check out the enteries and the other Dt altered boxes they are wonderful.
stay safe
susan s

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Lily and the and the new smudgy antics challenge ALTERED BOX

Welcome to Lily and the
and Smudgy Antics new challenge a altered box.

I found a small box at a thrift store yesterday a sickly lavender probably about ten years old. Paid a dollar for it.
I started with the bottom of the box and painted with black acrylic and then covered it with duncan acrylic rose gloss
I used a rose stamp with staz in jet black ink and stamped the bottom and let dry.
 I then painted the roses with Tim Holtz Distress ink Barn Door..I let dry and covered in crackle fired brick and then painted again.
I then covered with Ranger glossy accents and then used a heat gun to add  UTEE giving it a old worn effect.
The feet are Tim Holtz ideology.
I used Harlequin lace and black ric rac ,pink Dresden lace I painted acrylic black a skull adhesive embellishment on both sides. I then added a chain using Tim Holtz ideology parts and made bead drops to add to the chain around the entire box.

I took rose tissue paper and tore it into pieces glued them into the inside of the bos and then used modge podge ..i touched up with some black ink and and black acrylic and then mod podged again.
I made post cards using images from smeared ink.The Venice Digi set
I used my new dabbers from Tim Holtz metallic on the rim. and dabbed my paint brusg on the dabber tip to paint the mask on the post cards
The top is from the same smeared ink new release digis with silk rosaes and a joker attachment. I also added a few black blings

The mask was printed out as a 4x6 cut and trimmed I placed card board underneath to lift it up and red net under that to give a red glow in the mouth and eyes.The mask was painted with Tim Holtz metallic  dabber tarnished brass and acrylic black.

Thanks for looking and I really hope you join our challenge..have fun with looking forward to your project.
susan s