Welcome to Velvet Paw Creations - Design Team Projects by Leigh Snaith-Brunton - The Sharpie Domino Queen & owner of LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

"Daenarys" GAME of THRONES Art Collage

Hello Everyone!

First I just want to send out best wishes to all my East Coat readers!  Be safe, you're in my prayers!

I'm hosting the new challenge over at the Third Coast Creative Challenge blog and this one is truly epic!  The theme is GAME of THRONES and I challenge you to create any kind of project based on the books by George RR Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the HBO TV series based on the books, Game of Thrones!

If you're unfamiliar with the story then all you need to know is I'm looking for medieval and fantasy inspired imagery of dragons, sorcery, knights, kings and queens!

Here's my art collage I created for the challenge!  My inspiration for this piece is Daenerys.  She is one of the main characters in the books/series and with her is her horse and you can see one of her three dragons in the background.
ps:  Yes, I spelt her name wrong in my title but now I've linked up to some challenges and don't want to risk changing it :0(

All the stamps are from Third Coast Rubber Stamps.
Bromberrie's Web VW-019-N plays the part of Daenerys, Windswept CH-697-J is actually a Unicorn and I removed the horn by masking plus the Stone Castle on Cliffs CM-255-T, Zip (dragon) CH-705-C.

All the images were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and collaged with the aide of a Stamp-a-ma-jig onto a sheet of Strathmore Bristol Smooth heavy weight cardstock.  I coloured the images with the following Copic markers:
E0000, E00, B01, C0, C3, W1, W3, W5. YR00, YR02 and YR09.  I added white highlights and white details to the images with a White Gel Pen and coloured the background with Derwent Pastel Orange and blended it with a Dove Blender Pen.

I scanned my art piece into Photoshop and completed the collage with some digital additions.  I could have added the darkened edges with Distress Inks but decided to use the Burn Tool to create the same effect.  Then finished off with black and variegated orange/red mats and frame.

Here's a closer at everything.

Daenerys has white hair so I used the white gel pen to give her beautiful white flowing hair.  I coloured the leaves in her hair so that they look like fire which is very fitting for the Mother of Dragons!  I also like the feeling of Fall radiating from my art too which is also fitting for the story theme coz Winter is Coming!

Thanks for visiting and I hope I've inspired you to come and play in my GAME of THRONES challenge!

I've entered Daenarys into the following challenges:
 Simon Says Stamps Challenge - Autumn Leaves (my leaves are very Autumny)
 Forever Night Challenges - #51 Use Orange/Black/Grey/Anything Goes
Opus Gluei Challenge #142 - I Leaf It Up to You - A Blog Hop - see linky collection below!
Great Impressions Stamps October Challenge - Fall
Addicted To Stamps Challenge 42 - Things with Wings

Happy Stamping!
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * About Art Accents

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Book of the Dead - Altered Game Art for the Dark & Twisty TCCC#7 Challenge!

Hello Everyone!

Woohoo, my project was the Gruesome Twosome at Haunted Design House :0)

I hope you're all enjoying the spooktacular altered game art eye candy being shared on my DominoART blog during our 31 Days of Halloween event plus the blog hopping going on for Smeared and Smudge's 31 Days of Halloween too!  If this is the first time you're hearing all about it then hop on your broomsticks and dash on over to DominoART for all the gorey details!

My project I'm sharing today is for the Third Coast Challenge I'm currently hosting called
TCCC#7 Dark & Twisty - A Macabre Halloween!
The challenge ends on Oct 24 at 7am!  So if you've got some Third Coast Stamps that fit the theme then hurry in your challenge entry for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate!

I had major surgery with some nasty complications on Oct 2 and its taken all my energy to keep up the posts on my DominoART blog's 31 Days of Halloween but I'm improving with each day and wanted to share this wicked cool project I made before my surgery!

Book of The Dead
Altered Rummy Tiles Project

All supplies are available at Blockheads Paper Arts
the sponsors of DominoART's 31 Days of Halloween grand prize!

All the rubber stamps are from
Third Coast Rubber Stamps!
Grave Digger FA-494-K, Tree of Dread sm VB-054-C, Halloween Queen VB-299-P, Pumpkin Princess VB-300-J, Batty for Halloween VB-291-P, Spider Web AP-522.

I used 2 Rummy tiles to make the cover for my book and drilled 2 holes into the top of each tile.
I coloured the 'back's of the tiles with the following Alcohol inks:
Earthtones - Slate, Lights - Lake Mist, Mixative - Silver and Mixatives - Snow Cap.  The sides and the 'fronts' of the tiles are coloured with a metallic silver Sharpie marker.  The images were all stamped with Jet Black StazOn ink and the surface sealed with Judikins Diamond Glaze.  The glaze actually changed the colour of the alcohol inks and made the brown hues appear!
I made the spiral wire embellies from silver wire and adhered them over the holes on the front cover with a dab of Judikins Diamond Glaze and added the Making Memories metal Randsom Letter D too.
I used Vellum Alphabet stickers by NRN Designs to form the rest of the word.

View of the back with the olive green ribbon threaded through the book and tied in a bow on the back.  The photos below show all the pages I made for my book.  I used white cardstock and tore the paper to make the pages and coloured them with Distress Inks Peeled Paint and Black Soot.  All the images were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I created a little pocket on each page and stapled the sides of each pocket with a tiny staple.  Holes were punched through the top edge of each page with a pick tool.  The pages are hung on silver jump rings and inserted between the Rummy covers and the ribbon threaded through the jump rings holds the pages inside the book.

 I plan to hand write spells on some tiny pieces of paper and/or tags and insert them into the page pockets to complete my project!

Thanks for visiting my blog today, now hop on your broomsticks and zoom on over to my Third Coast blog and enter the TCCC#7 Dark &Twisty challenge then back on over to DominoART to continue feasting your greedy eyes on the eye candy and blog hop your self silly with Smeared and Smudged!

I've entered my Book of the Dead into the following challenges:
 Haunted Designs House - Macabre Monday #155 - RIP
Smudgy Antics - Dia De Los Muertos
Simon Says Stamps Challenge - Joy's Eerie Inspiration Board

Happy Haunting!
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * About Art Accents

Monday, October 1, 2012

31 Days of Halloween with DominoART and Smeared and Smudged and the start of Blockheads Paper Arts October Technique Challenge!

Hello Everyone!

'Tis the start of the Haunting Season and Best Witches to you all!

 I'm super excited coz it's Day 1 of my 2nd annual 31 Days of Halloween over on my DominoART Blog!  It's going to be a grand spooktacular event with 31 gloriously scary altered domino creations for you to feast your greedy eyes on!

DominoART's Wicked Players list is located in the left hand side bar.  Each Day links directly to a petrifying project so you can browse them all to your hearts content!  The links will be added periodically.

I've two fabulous companies sponsoring 3 wicked cool prizes! 
Blockheads Paper Arts
is sponsoring the 
Grand Prize of a $50 Gift Certificate!


  is sponsoring two 
$13 Gift Certificates 
for the 2nd and 3rd place prizes! 
Cool Stuff for Non-Fancy Prices
 All of DominoART's Wicked Players are in the running for some scary good prizes plus there will be some sneaky prizes provided by me throughout October too!  I might pick a random winner from DominoART's followers or from everyone who visits and leaves a comment each day!  I might hide a DominoART Treat that you have to find...who knows, anything could happen!

But the fun doesn't end there, keep reading!

Are you being inspired by all the wicked DominoART eye candy and would like to share your own creations with us?  Then I'd like to invite you to link up your Halloween altered game art in the Readers' Art Gallery!  Add your project URL to the inlinkz collection on the 31 Days of Halloween Readers' Art Gallery page and you never know, I might just award a DominoART Treat to my favourite entry ;0)

You'll have to haunt us all month long to see if you're a winner of any of the prizes up for grabs ;0)

But wait...there's more!

Just in case spooktacular DominoART Eye Candy and Treats galore aren't enough for you, DominoART is taking part as a Wicked Blogger in the 4th annual Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop!  Woohoo!!

You can participate as a Horrifying Hopper or as a Sinister Lurker for the chance to win even more prizes from Smeared and Smudged!  You don't have to be a member of their forum to play either!
Also keep your eyes peeled coz one day when you least expect it DominoART will be hiding their Scavenger Hunt pic for you all to find!  When you see it you must email them to be included in the drawing for that day :0)

The Smeared and Smudged Blog Hop roll is located on DominoART's right hand side bar!  For all the gorey details on how to play in their Blog Hop please visit Terra's blog which is the first one on the list! 

Oh I'm not done yet, this post is just packed with frightfully good news ;0)

Here's a peek at my spooktacular domino creation for
Day 1 of 31 Days of Halloween!
which is also the first project I'm sharing for Blockheads Paper Arts October Technique Challenge hosted by me called

Precious Metals - A Compendium of Leafing Techniques

This project features one of 6 techniques demoed and shows you how to create a plaid design using various widths of double sided tape with gold and silver Leafing applied.

Pop on over to DominoART to see my full project (Oct 1st post)!

Then hop on over to Blockheads for all the gorey details and take the Precious Metals challenge for a chance to win even more prizes!  There are two prizes up for grabs via their Blog and Facebook page!  Challenge starts Oct 1 and ends on Oct 21.

You will see examples featuring the various techniques by the Blockheads Design Team and all the challenge entries in the inlinkz collection below!

Phew, there's a lot going on this October with plenty of ways for you to get your freak on!

  Enjoy ;0)

Happy Haunting!

I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * About Art Accents