Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Ike's World Challenges NEW RELEASE Blog Hop

New Release Blog Hop

Since there is NO Ike's World Challenges this week, we are having a bit of fun with the New Release Blog Hop. Do you fancy Winning one of the New Images from Ike's Art???? 

All you have to do is go around the Hop and leave everyone a comment and then come back here to Ike's World Challenges and leave a Comment saying that you've done that.

This Hop will run throughout this week, so you have plenty of time to enter. Make your way round and back to
Ike's World Challenges by Midnight on Sunday 2nd FEBRUARY 2014

We will do a random pick from those of you who completed the Hop and let you know the Winner at our next Challenge post, which will be on Tuesday 4th FEBRUARY.

 The Design Team (DT) here at Ike's World Challenges have each got an image (or 2) LoL.. that they have used to create some awesome projects for you to see and hopefully inspire you, so without further ado - here is the New Release Blog DT Hop Roll...

Blog Hop Roll

I don't do Straight

CARPE DIEM from Ike's Art is the image I was lucky enough to work with.  Please check below the pictures to find out more about my scrapbook page.  Thanks and have fun on the hop!



Unsightly Half Truth's of Details

Layout for this 12" x 12" page was inspired by the Very Sketchy Challenge over at the Smeared and Smudged Forum.

Designer paper is from Me & My Big Ideas.

Carpe Diem, from Ike's Art, was printed out onto Whisper White card stock two times.
I colored in image with markers and Blender Pen.  I also went over drawn lines with fine tip Sharpie to high light her beautiful facial features.

Rose was colored and fussy cut from a smaller print out I had done.  This was then placed with a dimensional over the larger printed rose, which was also colored around the edges.

Finger nails and dots along left side of head are Black Ranger Accents. 

Crystal Effects on rose with glitter sprinkled over.

Medium Jewel Rhinestone in center of eye.

Once Carpe Diem image was dry, I placed on Basic Black card stock and fussy cut around already cut image.

Wings are stamped in Black Staze On and from a Smeared Ink Rubber Club past offering stamp set called Quoth The Raven (February 2013).  I fussy cut and adhere to back of cut head.

Scallop die cuts used for the layers behind main Carpe Diem image.  A doily (SU!) was cut in half and placed on opposite sides behind scallop layers.

Top left corner is a Scrap Paper Background Technique that I followed all the way through with both White and Black Gesso over designer paper strips.  I cut up and place at odd angles to give more texture.
Satin Black Ribbon (retired SU!) on the diagonal.

On the lower area of page, I sponged Cherry Cobble ink randomly around.
I had also made a coffee filter rose, which I dabbed White Gesso on and used it to make the white rose  prints randomly on page.
A ruler and Silver marker to make vertical lines randomly on page, and also thicker to make the 3 horizontal lines under saying.
Saying is written with black Sharpie.  I then went over words with Crystal Effects and sprinkled glitter over.
 All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

"Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear."  
Edgar Allen Poe.


  1. WoWza - this is awesome. The shiny parts are fabulous and I love the crystal in the eye. :-) Fabulous rose prints with the coffee filter !! You must tell us how is done - please - it's wonderful :-D

    IKE xxxxxxxxx

  2. A wonderful creation. Love the mixed media feel.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  3. Amazing project! I really like your idea!
    Excellent background!
    Congratulations on the sentiment!

  4. wow...you can tell the amount of work that has gone into this :)

  5. Love the quote and your technique with the scrap paper to enhance the background. Lovely work, you are a true artist with all the mixed media.



  6. Fabulous page, Shoni! Great quote for the image and I love the glossy bits. AMAzing background! Gotta try your rose printing technique. Gorgeous effect! xxD

  7. OH this is AMAZING - so creative, a real piece of art work. Love how you have made your background and the sentiment couldn't be better. Fabulous :) :) :) Hugs Jane xxxxx

  8. Stunning creations absolutely brilliant Ginny x

  9. hey there gorgeous womyn! i love what you have done with carpe diem! i now see the shine on her lovlies mouth! man...she is just gorgeous [repeat!] i so wondered what one of our womyn would do with CD. your sentiment is outrageously true matney. it is profound. it is underworld knowledge in that if one really lived by this...mannn would it be a serene life! you have given so much food for thought with how you brought CD to life and i love you for that. you have really inspired me to think deeply...your coloring and background only do more to attract me to her and draw me in. smartypants that you are combined with so much talent [i love seeing what you come up with] really did a wonderful thing for the viewers on our hop. oh! i screwed up with the 'schedule' on the hop. i put 2 am and clicked DONE. i don't know what i did wrong, emailed IKE and will find out, but it didn't post. it all went up at 9:30 manually published by me. i am so sorry if i messed it up for you and our sensational womyn. squishy hugs wonderful person. samara xox

  10. Oh this is gorgeous! I love the image seeing it properly without the watermark looks even better than i imagined! Love the glossy look on the rose! I love the gesso print roses!!! I thought that was part of the paper design! I love this!! mo xxx

  11. You've really put a lot of work into this creation Matney. From the stamped rose all over the paper to all the little details like her fingernails, eye and that beautiful rose in her mouth, everything comes together so well. Love the quote you paired the image with. It says it all.

    Lisa D.

  12. WOW so much detailing in this make. Love all the glossed areas to draw attention to them. The different layers of the backing with the ink etc is brilliant. I have to admit, that image is quite frightening....
    Great quote.

    <3 & Hugs
    Lisa xxxx

  13. ugh! i finally got all the technical difficulties worked out in my comment section. I am SOOO sorry! xox

  14. great image and amazing creation love it xx

  15. That's a fabulous scrapbook page!!!! I love all the different elements you have used. The writing looks 3d I'm very impressed that it's just the sharpie with the the top coat!!! Thanks for all the details in the making of it :) Learning a lot!

  16. Killer Kewl job Shonie,
    Love all of your bling; the nails, and rose. And of course the saying. My mom use to always say that. And was a fitting senti for this image! This one is another one of my Faves. She is so versatile, and you have brought her to life quite well.

  17. Wow, very cool. Love all the elements you added.

  18. Love your sentiment and background paper.Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  19. This is a great page. Love what you've done with Ike's image and thank you for explaining how you made it. xxx Keren

  20. I love what you have created, and thank you for taking lots of photos at different angles as it really highlights all the work you have done on this. Sorry I didn't get to you sooner, we've had a cable outage so have had no internet for a couple of days xx

  21. Wonderful page! I love your coffee filter rose technique, how awesome.

  22. Love the coffee filter rose technique..... very effective and Great work with the image :)