Sunday, October 6, 2013

31 DOH - Day 6 & Haunted Design House Challenge 177

Look what was left in front of my door!
How could anyone get rid of this sweet baby?
Lucky me he ended up here and don't worry, I have plenty of body parts to keep him happy.
I apologize that you can not read the words at the bottom, saying says 
"It's Halloween...enjoy every bite."

Phew, Day # 6.  Are you loving Smeared Ink and the Smeared and Smudged Forum for hosting this awesome 31 Days of Halloween?  I am.  If you need more info or to find out who the daily winners are click HERE, also Terra's Blog.  She is the first one on the Wicked Blogger List located to your left.  I welcome you from Roni's blog and you are now here at Shoni aka Crafty Inknik's blog.  Next up is Jenn.

And today's post features one of our month long fabulous Sponsors, Rick St. Dennis.  Hope you all caught the Callista reveal yesterday by the Airless Chambers DT's.  I pulled out the Copics and got down to business on this one.  Long list of deets below and don't forget to check back this afternoon for the CIP winner of the candle from Day 1's post.  

I will also be entering in Haunted Design House's Macabre Monday Challenges.  The one going on right now is Challenge 177 - Dimensional Hallowe'en.  Need some inspiration?  Click HERE for projects done by this awesome Design Team over there.
My Sweet Baby Boy
The image is by Rick St. Dennis called Baby Wants.  He is printed out on Neena paper.  Colored in with Copics.  I am sorry that I do not have the exact colors, since I tend to not color one thing at a time.  And I add some here and some there.  Very technical.  Anyway...he was fussy cut and adhered with dimensionals (aka puffs) to tag front.

I used some Midnight Blue metal sheets from Add A Little Dazzle.  Ran through the Big Shot with Tim Holtz Alterations series Embossing Folder.  Sanded the raised side.  Added Viva Inka Gold Metallic Rub, Copper to sanded areas.  Last sprayed Maya Mist, Mulberry Red over entire tag.  Adhered to Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Added fibers from stash.  Little pacifier from stash, colored with markers and cut a skull from Washi tape in stash for front/top.

Saying is from a set called Twick or Tweet, Stampin' Up! (retired).  It is stamped in Black Staze On.  Very Vanilla card stock for base, then inked with Crushed Curry ink.  I then sprayed with the Maya Mist and Pink Pirouette Smooch Spritz.  Tore strips and adhered to center of tag.  Tore the saying and added to the top and bottom of main image.

The whole thing, including feet, is about 5" wide x 6" tall, with handle.
Basket is made from Very Vanilla card stock.
I placed a piece of ribbon from stash over sides and spritzed first with a blue and green ink combo (Coastal Cabana & Old Olive).  Then once more with a Basic Gray ink.  Inks are mixed with alcohol.
Once dry I stamped my lady skeleton with Black Staze On, on both end sides.  I was given this stamp so I do not where it came from or whom by.
I added two different roaches, from stash to cover the handle ends.  If you look close you can see the piece of red Sticky Strip backing that did not get removed before pictures were taken.
Handle is one of my son's old woven belts.  I weaved a centipede through and also adhered with Sticky Strip.
Skeleton feet are from stash and help keep the sweet boy from falling out and hurting himself.

Phew is right!  Thanks for your patience with my llllooooonnnngggg posts, but as you may have read on others blogs, I like to know how things are made.  So I give it all.  Have fun and hope you get crafty!

All materials used are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.


  1. Lovely little package *gg* - I especially like the dimensional tag background
    hugs serafeena

  2. I am impressed with this baby in a basket. So much detail!

  3. Love the background technique.... I am really glad this baby landed at your place... I don't have much in parts for feeding!!!! LOL! Love all the details in your coloring!

  4. Whoa! This is awesome!!!! That baby is the first RSD image I ever purchased or colored, so he is dear to my heart. That basket is so clever and well made! I am impressed. Now I want to know where that cameo skeleton stamp came from! Thank you so much for making a truly dimensional project to share with us at HDH!

  5. LOVE the tag and basket!!

  6. YEA!!!! A fabulous dimensional project, Shoni! THAT's what we were talkin' about. Thanks for joining us at HDH. Love it! xxD

  7. Thanks for using BABY WANTS in your project-your FABULOUS project-I don't think I have seen that image coloure so well since Glow
    really impressive---Thanks again

  8. Ok that image is just downright scary- love your details!

  9. I always enjoy reading how you make things and always learn a lot! This is a super project with lots of detail and dimension!!

  10. love the image and a super project!!

  11. Spooktacular project, that baby boy is a wicked cool little devil that's for sure LOL!

  12. I'm so impressed!!!! Your coloring in fangistic and that basket is marvelous. Amazing job!

  13. This is very impressive. That baby is creepy cool. Just remember to keep plenty of body parts for him so you won't lose yours. :)

  14. Oh my...great mixed media piece Shoni. Love the basket and the tag!

  15. I love to know how things are made thanks for taking the time to explain it! this is such a great project! I love every bit!

  16. Great tag! What a fun little gift left at your door, I would have never guessed it was so big just looking at the picture.

  17. Fabulous tag you made and great details! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  18. Fabulous day 6 tag! Love the image, and thanks for the info on making the tag, would never have guessed how to do it!! mo x

  19. WOW! Mega dimension! very clever creation Shoni, with great images
    Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House :).

  20. Agh love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House x