Thursday, August 11, 2011

August Smeared & Smudged Member Blog Hop

It's that time of the month again, (no, not that time), but time for Smeared & Smudged Member Blog Hop, brought to you by Smeared Ink . This month we were asked to get messy with "Paint" for our projects.

Since there is only 81 days till the bestest day of the year, Halloween, I've begun working on additions to my decorations. I love Halloween so much that there are many items I leave up all year long, a muslin witch a friend made, a huge grinning paper mache black cat, my 2 Pumpkinseeds figurines by Janell Berryman, and more...





Today's project started life out as a plain old paper mache container. I painted it with black gesso, followed by a couple of coats of purple. For the lid, I printed out the "wicked witch" digi from Smeared Ink and colored her with Derwent Inktense pencils. I love those pencils, the intensity of the color after you paint with your waterbrush is amazing. To the lid I also added an orange pumpkin trim, accented with paprika & green stickles & black satin witch trim over it. To the bottom I used Graphic 45's new Oz stamps Wicked and the witch hat in white ink. Excuse the poor photos...

Thanks for hopping with us! Here's the complete list of blog hop participants:


Tori

Madeleine

Jane

Kapree

Sugar

Heather

Dianne

Lisa

Sara

Freddie

Ike

Monique

Lady Brayton

15 comments:

  1. Ooh! I love this! It's super cool. I adore painting boxes...and I haven't done one in a long time. I might need to do it now, since you have inspired me! Fabulous job!

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  2. Truly devine! I love the rich purple with the crisp white and orange accents and witchy goes so well with your theme! Great job! I may start doing boxes too...you enabler you!

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  3. Diane... This is soooo awesome! I love it! You have done a beautiful job painting and I just LOVE that added trim! Pumpkins and Witches what could be better! LOL!

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  4. I love that witch image, but you created an amazing project! What fun and I think you should be certain and use it year round!!!

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  5. Love the stamping on this! Awesome colors and design! That witch is amazing!

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  6. Wonderful! I love that Graphic 45 Wizard of Oz stuff!:)

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  7. sooo beutiful, the witch is so great, love that stamp

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  8. Love your box it looks fantastic
    Luv Jane xxx

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  9. Bahahahaha - "that time" . You're a funny lady! I love your little painted box! The witch is perfect! Well done!

    :)tOri

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  10. Dianne your box is beautifull!!! love the witch image on the top and the ribbon trim Fab!

    Fiona. x

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  11. TOTALLY AWESOME - can't wait to see what your gonna bring out for Halloween :-D
    Hugz
    Ike xx

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  12. Love your box- great job stamping over the paint- like the white over purple.
    81 days to Halloween! LOL

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  13. i love purple black and orange! fabolous!

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  14. BEAUTIFUL!! my fav project so far :)
    are those water color pencils, since you said you used an aqua brush?

    Susan

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  15. Awesome work muya Lady!
    Peace,
    Kristy

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