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Poisoned Peas Please Challenge #7–Steampunk

I chose The Oval from Simply Betty Stamps to do my project.  I loved it so much I decided to make a clock out of it and hang it in my scrap room.  The hands were a little dark so I put some Stickles on them.  The cogs were sent to me by Ms. Kristy Deyette because she is the bestest friend evAH.  She helps a girl out in a bind!  Recollections has a paper pack called Steampunk Botanica now and I used a sheet of that for the background.  If you look closely you can see a butterfly on the left of the woman.  It also had the place for a picture where I cut out and my husband put the clockworks for me.  The gray flower is Jolee’s Boutique and came from Michael’s.  “The Oval Portrait” is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe involving the disturbing circumstances surrounding a portrait in a chateau.*  I think that is one of the reasons I picked this particular digital image.  Well, I picked it first and then found out the background later but I was definitely intrigued after I found out.

Please come join us at Poisoned Peas Please.  This challenge runs until Saturday, October 6th.  Simply Betty is offering 3 digital stamps of your choice from her store to the winner.  I hope that I have inspired you to come out and play with us.  I am doing my best to do quality work and try to get you excited to play.  If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know.  We as the Design Team are here for you!  Until we meet again…Beware Dark Shadows…BWAhahahahahahaha


Cosmic Love

Rock N Rolla Challenge May from Smeard & Smudged:

This is a challenge that will focus on finding visual inspiration from music videos! It is supposed to be fun and make you think out of the box.


Each month I will post a link to a video for you to view. Find something in the video that visually inspires you and make a project based on that.


Florence and The Machine- Cosmic Love

You can find the video HERE

I love the way this turned out.  I got the idea from my friend, Kristy.  She saw the video & remarked, “Leaves & lots of light.”  I had been thinking another direction.  I was really focused on the eyes.  However, I looked again & decided to take a 6″ x 8″ art board & cover it with leaves & then draw the shape of a woman & do it with mosaic.  That was b/c I was thinking about light through a stain glass window.  I then used the eyes b/c I had first been so focused on them.  This is the first time I have ever done a mosaic & I am happy with the way it turned out.  This can be hung up on the wall & if Kristy decides she wants it then it is totally hers!  I am SO thankful for her for giving me the idea.  I have thanked her over & over b/c she has helped me learn so many new techniques.  She has been a Godsend to me.  I hope you enjoy this & I hope that you are having a Happy Mother’s Day wherever you are!

Beware Dark Shadows!  😉