Monthly Archives: August 2012

Poisoned Peas Please Challenge #6

There are still 12 days left to enter the Poisoned Peas Please Challenge #6 Dark Fairy TalesIke’s Art provided us with the most awesome digital stamps for this challenge as you can see from the cards that I did.  I love The Beauty and The Beast stamp that I colored as well as the Snow White stamp.  If I had time I would have done the Rapunzel one too.  I probably would have done all of them.  Perhaps, one of these times, I will challenge myself to create with each and every stamp provided from one of our sponsors.  Wouldn’t that be an awesome idea?  That would be a great way to show our sponsors and our followers just how awesome our sponsors are!

Poisoned Peas Please is a wonderful place to work on your alternative art.  It hasn’t been around very long as you can tell with us only being on Challenge #6.  I had the best time thinking about Snow White and “the dark side”.  Do you realize that most of the fairy tales were dark until Disney got hold of them?  I actually got my idea from the scene in “Chicago” where the woman in jail keeps saying that she told her husband “if you pop your gum one more time”…  It made me think how tiring it would be at times to hear 7 little men singing, “Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off to work we go…”  Can you imagine it for yourself?  I found this awesome lip chair at Designs by Nicole.  Then I decided the inside really should say, “Well Behaved Women rarely make History”.  Here is my list of copics:

B-00, 28

C-7, 9

E-000, 00, 02, 25

R-17, 20, 35, 37

Y-17, 19, 21

And I also used Tim Holtz Distress Inks Vintage Photo and Fired Brick.  I hope that you are inspired to join in the fun at Poisoned Peas Please for Challenge #6.  What could be more fun that taking your favorite Disney movie or fairy tale and exploring the darker side of it?  OK, think of it this way if you will…that is why it is called a challenge!  🙂  I hope to see you again soon.  Until we see each other again, avoid the alleys and Beware Dark Shadows….Bwahaha…


Are You One Of Those People?

I sign up to do more than I can do.  I want to do it all.  And then I see more things that I want to do and I do them too.  Well, that is what I am asking by, “Are you one of those people?”  That is the type person I am.  I have more projects than I could possibly do and I have been out of town twice this month but I wanted to do this challenge that they are having over at Smeared and Smudged.  The challenge is their Very Sketchy August Challenge.  I bought the “Candle Poe” digital stamp from Ike’s Art.  Ike is a very talented artist and you should go check out her store if you haven’t already.  She is one of the few people who still sell her stamps for $2.  The raven frame I got from Julie’s Jazz Designz .  When you go there you will get a warning that it is an adult site and you have to click if you want to go further or not.  It was an older freebie and it doesn’t even come up now when I click on it.  I was able to google it yesterday to get it.  I had the Raven on the red block as a freebie from one of the Friday the 13ths we had this year.  I didn’t have a name for who gave it though so I apologize to whomever gave it.  I couldn’t locate the generous donor.  If you know and can give me this information I would be happy to give credit where credit is due!  The font is “A Dripping Marker” and can be found here for free at Fontspace.

I used copic markers as well as Tim Holtz Distress Markers and here is my list:

Tim Holtz Distress Markers:  Antique Linen, Black Soot, Brushed Corduroy, Milled Lavender, Old Paper, Picket Fence, Tea Dye, Walnut Stain

Copic Markers:  Black 100 C-3,5,6,7,8,9  Y-000


On the Raven:  Copics: Black 100  C-6,7,8  E-81  R-89

One last thing I want to mention before I go is that Smeared and Smudged is gearing up for their 4th annual “31 Days of Halloween”.  You have the option to sign up to be A Wicked Blogger”, “A Horrifying Hopper”, or “A Sinister Lurker”.  You can read about each of the ways to participate by following the link above.  Honestly, I know I am not qualified to be “A Wicked Blogger”.  And we have already discussed my problem earlier in this post but I WANT to participate so I HAVE to be one of the remaining two.  I just don’t know which.  I have never been part of anything so detailed.  Have you?  Thirty-one days is a LONG time and a lot of projects not to mention a lot of blogging.  I know most of the other women over there and they are SO talented that they will blow your socks off!  You won’t want to miss it!  It will be a lot of fun.  I don’t know if I have 31 different ideas.  Hehe

Well, I hope that you are inspired to go out and create.  You still have until the last day of the month to enter this particular challenge.  They are giving away an awesome digi to everyone who enters the challenge.  That is worth the price of admission right there.  Go out and create, enjoy the gift that you have to create awesome art.  We never know when that gift could be taken away from us.  And, be sure to check into the “31 Days of Halloween 4”.  I know you would regret missing that event.  I am sure that if I don’t get on the stick, I am going to be mad that I didn’t get involved.  Until we meet again…Beware Dark Shadows…Bwahaha…..


Poisoned Peas Please Challenge #6

Today starts Poisoned Peas Please Challenge #6 — Dark Fairy Tales sponsored by one of our own team members, Ike.  Ike has created some brand new images for our design team to work with.   You need to check out her store, Ike’s Art, for some of her newest designs.   Ike’s illustration talent is out of this world.

The challenge runs through September 8th.  We want to see any kind of art you want to create, be it cards, altered art, ATCs, journal pages, fat books, anything that your heart desires, but we want an actual fairy tale with a “dark” nature.  Most of the original fairy tales are very dark, at least until Disney got a hold of them.  That’s what we want to see, the “dark” in that fairy tale.  Please be sure to check out the challenge rules! Now, let’s see if I can give you some inspiration!  🙂

I chose “Beauty and The Beast” from one of Ike’s illustrations that she has yet to release.

Here is the list of Copics I used:






I used some gray & white chalk for the background.  I honestly love this movie & I love this illustration.  I loved doing the hair & experimenting with the color of his skin & teeth.  This was a fun digi for me.  Ike is offering a $10 gift certificate to her store, Ike’s Art, for the winner of this challenge.  That sounds like a fun prize to me.

After you have entered, come show us your little piece of a “Dark” Fairy Tale at The Crafter’s Café – Poisoned Peas Please.

Please go to the Poisoned Peas Please Challenge Blog to see all the wonderful inspiration there is there to see and they will be adding more inspiration in a couple of weeks.  Be sure to check that out.  I’m sure it will have you excited to craft!  This is definitely a fun challenge.  Have a fun day & I hope you have been inspired to create.  Remember to “Beware Dark Shadows!”….Bwahaha