Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Fun With ATC's Faces challenge

Hello and welcome, thank you everyone for stopping by, I really appreciate your time and comments.

This fortnight over at Fun With ATC's our challenge is faces stop on by to see what the rest of the awesome DT have been up to and of course I would love for you to join us.

I kind of knew what I wanted to do straight away with this challenge,  I love this skull stamp from Paper Artsy but the face I wanted to go with to start with was from a painting by Mark Ryden called Rose but I could not get her face to fit the skull so I had a quick think and this popped up. Personally I don't think she has ever looked so good ;)
I started by cutting my ATC from some mount board with my Tim Holtz die, I stamped the skull and heat embossed with black powder, the skull and red back ground were coloured by using old paper and red berries distress ink pads. I dabbed them on to my craft mat added a little spray of water and painted the areas. Thanks to Paul and my fellow DT member Butterfly for reminding me they can be used this way. You can get so many different shades/intensity of colour from the one ink pad just by adding more or less water.
After It was coloured I tore the image of the Queen in half, fussy cut around her face (image was from the net and sized to fit) and stuck her down, I made a mask for the skull and stamped the edge in black with a Tim Holtz stamp. I finished by colouring behind the Queen in black and then adding the two jems, Well it is the queen ;)

Again thank you for stopping by and hopefully I will see you over at Fun With ATC's

I would like to enter this into a couple of challenges.

Over at Smudgy Antics their challenge is Time Stands Still.. Ok I may be stretching but I am thinking that this is what happens when time stands still, you occupy all states of being ;)

At Quirky Crafts Challenges they are having a Come To The Darkside challenge, no cute images.

The Octapode Factory are having a Skulls or skellies challenge.

Poisoned Peas Please are having a Walking dead theme.I am sure the queen must be dead but some how she is still walking around ;)

The Artistic Stamper has an Anything Goes challenge this month, A great blog and a shop with some amazing stamps to choose from.

41 comments:

  1. Pretty cool idea. I think the Queen would have a good laugh at it. I hear she has a good sense of humor.

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  2. Now that is one quirky takeon the challenge!trace x

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  3. That's quite unbeatable LOL Absolutely gorgeous, fab idea and absolutely perfect for the challenge. Have to try something similar one day, too ...
    Suzanne xx

    (you've got that mixed up, I'd have to be suicidal if I got a puppy in addition to all those commitments I already have ;-) maybe later ... in a few years)

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  4. Ooo I love, love, LOVE! your blog. so many gorgeous spooky makes. I really love them all. This is a genius idea doing half of the queens face as a skull. I love doing ATC's too. I haven't done some in a few months, but I think I am going to do one tonight when I get home from work. I forgot how much fun they are. I'm your newest follower too, love your inspirational ideas. Michelle x

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  5. Brilliant & ghoulishly quirky, Mark. Love how you've coloured the skull especially against that gorgeous deep red background. Dead inspirational (geddit? Oh I kill myself lol) Pxx

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  6. Morning Mark. Great fun this. Very quirky. Good to see you yesterday, I worked on my tray last night; none finished but a lot halfway!Actually I lie, one compartment IS finished! Hope you have a good week.

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  7. Great ATC Mark - I think maybe the Queen might be amused !! :-) You obviously took inspiration from my Smudgy piece last week :-D Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Poisoned Peas.

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  8. a very cool and thought-provoking piece! GREAT!

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  9. The gems suit here really well, Mark ;)

    Adorable ATC!

    die amelie xx

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  10. freakishly fabulous Mark! I love that you added a bit of bling for the Queen hehe, thanks for playing along with us at Smudgy Antics xx

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  11. Absolutely love it - the 'watercolouring' on the skull is brilliantly shaded, and the combined faces stop you in your tracks... Walking Dead? I think you probably just blew the knighthood!! Brilliant ATC!
    Alison x

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  12. That's a cool idea, looks great.

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  13. Fantastic and definitely not a cute image! Love it...in a dark way! thank you for joining Quirky Crafts Challenge
    ((Lyn) DT

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  14. WoW! This is cool! Good work.

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  15. Wow! This is pretty cool! The Queen seems to be aging onesided ;-))

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  16. Thanks for your comment on my blog Mark. I'm hoping to put some form of tutorial up on acrylic inks when I have some time. But if you want to know more about what I use and how etc, send me an email (there's a button you can press on my sidebar on my blog) and let me know what you want to know & I'll see if I can answer your questions :) Px

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  17. Great ATC Mark and I love the skull side in particular. You are a naughty non- royal boy for saying she's like the walking dead!! I watch that programme from behind a cushion mostly, so I don't think she looks so bad!
    Juliaxx
    PS signed up for the AS club thingy.

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  18. Ha Ha Mark, I love this. HRH never looked so good. Fabulous ATC and lovin that Red Berries Distress ink pad.

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  19. Love this---so elegantly spooky!

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  20. This is a little piece of BRILLIANCE! Well done!

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  21. fabulous, great idea, love the
    ATC thanks for sharing at Smudgy Antics

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  22. Brilliant work, Mark! The Queen has never looked better! I love your take on the challenge and your use of color is amazing! Thanks for playing with Smudgy Antics :D

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  23. Very clever Mark, I always enjoy your art work, this is a wonderful ATC! Great job! Thank you for sharing at Smudgy Antics, and at Poisoned Peas Please!
    Peace,
    KristyLee

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  24. Nice act Mark..I love the idea and I don't know if the Queen would laugh or not but the art is good.
    Thanks for playing with us at Smudgy Antics..stay inspired.
    susan s.

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  25. Mark..love the ACT you had fun and the coloring is wonderful.Thanks for playing with us at poisoned Peas Please.
    susan s.

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  26. Can't say it often enough how much I like your ATC! This idea is fantastic!

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  27. Fabulous, Mark! I'm kind of chuckling here. xxD

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  28. cool card! Thanks for joining us at Poisoned Peas Please!

    Sandy S
    PPPDT

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  29. This is great fun, Mark! You make wonderful art and this is no exception! Thank you for playing along at Smudgy Antics!

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  30. bahaha! that is silly! I love it!! thanks for joining us at ppp!

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  31. Be careful you don't end up in the Tower! Thanks for entering my challenge.

    Cazzy - on behalf of the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog DT.

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  32. A brilliant ATC, Mark thanks for sharing it with us at Poisoned Peas, Please and good luck in the challenge. Vee :)

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  33. Fantastic! Thank you for playing at Poisoned Pease Please. Susie Guest Designer xx

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  34. Interesting! and quirky! thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge this month
    x

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  35. Wow! So much fun! Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog

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  36. Fantastic atc! Thanks for your comment on my faces-atc's. I dont use mica - I just stamp on panpastell-background.
    hugs
    mamapia

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  37. Fab project, absolutely in love with it!!! Thanks for joining us at Poisoned Peas Please.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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