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

Monday, June 24, 2013

"Homme Papillon" for Smudgy Antics 'Dripping' Challenge!

Hello Friends!
Before I tell you about today's project I want to remind you all that a new DominoART Challenge started on Friday and this one is all about altering the game boards that come with board games like Scrabble and Monopoly!  So dig out those old board games and come and play with us ;0)

Now for today's project which is my Smeared Ink DT inspiration piece for week 2 of Smudgy Antics current "Dripping" challenge!  I created an art piece with an easel back called "Homme Papillon" which is French for "Butterfly Man".  This stunning image is one of Smeared Ink's newest digi images called Specimen Jar Man and the butterflies are all from their new set called Specimen Jar!  Click on the photos to enlarge them.

Besides the Smeared Ink images all the linked products are available at Blockheads Paper Arts.  They are having a site wide sale right now so dash on over and shop before all the good stuff is gone!

All the images were printed onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and the 2 butterflies were fussy cut out.  I used Copic markers to colour the man and the butterflies and applied Pumice Stone, Tea Dye and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks to the background.

I used my Perfect Layers tools by Perfect Paper Crafting to cut the 1/8" and 1/16" borders with an Xacto knife on a self-healing cutting mat.  Aren't Perfect Layers tools awesome!  I cut all those borders perfectly with a tool that looks just like a ruler without the need for measuring and they're so easy to use!   For a tutorial video and more info please visit my PPC Ambassador page and use my special coupon code Leigh5% to get 5% off your entire purchase if you decide you can't live without these tools either ;0)

All the butterflies including the one covering the man's eye are coated with Judikins Diamond Glaze for a glass-like finish and my "Dripping" is real candle wax.  I used a white candle and dripped the heated wax onto the image until I was happy with the effect.  I then completed my art piece by adhering the butterflies with dimensional silicone glue to the main piece.
Thank you for visiting with me today and I hope you'll come and play with us at Smudgy Antics :0)

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

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Wonderland Tea Party Steampunk Top Hat for Blockheads Paper Arts!

Hello Friends!
I'm not going into a lot of detail about my creation for today coz my precious kitty, Cassi, passed away on Saturday :0(  She was my baby and I'm devastated and miss her with every fiber of my being :0(

"Wonderland Tea Party"
Steampunk Top Hat

 Awarded with an Honourable Mention at The Altered Alice! Thx :0)

All the Steampunk animals are from Blockheads' Fringe Folktails stamp set.  Stamped onto Neenah Solar White cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and coloured with Copic Sketch markers.

 For all the details on how I made the mini Top Hat please visit one of my other posts by clicking HERE!

 The gears and cogs are Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz and Movers and Shapers dies die cut out of Grungeboard and coloured with all 3 of the metallic Distress Stains.  Everything was adhered to the Top Hat with Scotch Quick Dry adhesive and embellished with paper flowers, wired ribbon and black tule from Michaels plus an antique brass Steampunk pocket watch charm.

 I'm entering this one into the following challenges:
Altered Alice Chapter 27 What a Wonderful Dream It Has Been!
Happy Stamping!
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * Lost Coast Designs * Smeared Ink * About Art Accents

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop with Smeared Ink!

Hello Friends :0)

Today is the Skull Appreciation Day wild blog hop event hosted by Smeared Ink!  We're celebrating by featuring handmade projects that spotlight the much-loved cranium and Smeared Ink is giving away lots of freebies during the hop too so if you're just starting your hop here or working your way down the list then the blog roll is below to help you on your way! 

 I'm sharing 2 altered game art projects today, one is here and the other is on my DominoART blog which is your next stop on the hop ;0)

Here's my first creation of the day which is just one of the pieces in my matching ensemble :0)

Death's Door Domino Earrings

 Smeared Ink's design team are also celebrating the arrival of Rick St Dennis' fabulous imagery to Smeared Ink's Rubber Club!  The exclusive new rubber sheet designed just for Smeared Ink is called Morte and it's June's exclusive Rubber Club set so dash on over and join the club!

Smeared Ink - Rick St Dennis image - Common Grave
Happy Stamping!
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * Lost Coast Designs * Smeared Ink * About Art Accents