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Monday, 8 August 2011

SMUDGEFEST DAY 7 - FINAL DAY

Well, well Beloveds.... we find ourselves at the end of this marathon of creepyness over at Smudgy Antics , and I really think I've kept myself under control quite nicely  bwaahahahahaha :-D
Today is the last day and our theme today is  'SYNONYMOUS SUNDAY'..... there is even a FREEBIE to use in the Challenge..... limited to today only.... quick, ....whizz over there and snag one !!!!!
Now, because she is a rat, and rats are synonymous with the Plague (oooh, there's posh for you..) I have based my creation on just that.
I have constructed a pop-out step card. The backdrop picture is "The Plague in Ashod" painted by Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665) which is currently in the Louvre. One of the best known plagues was called the Athenian Plague  which occurred 430-426 BC during the Peloponnesian War, which counted amongst it's victims the famous Pericles.
There - enough history...
The second layer coming forward, depicts a plague pit and also has a picture of an early lithograph of a doctor's/undertaker's outfit, which was worn during plague times.
In front, I have used Black Skulls paper, from 3 Hearts 'Halloween' papers at the Digital Scrap Cafe. I have printed 'Calypso' - the rat, twice after colouring her in my graphics programme,  and decoupaged her with silicone to get the 3D effect. I prefer silicone to foam pads 'cos you can jiggle things around a bit before it dries.
Either side of her I have made plates using my Nestabilities upon which it says:
    Έτσι ήρθε η πανούκλα            which is Greek,  and translates as
 "Thus came the Plague".......



And there you have it........
Challenges I am entering:
Crazy4Challenges  C4C99 - Shape it Up - anything not normal shape haha
Marks Finest Papers - Speedy Cat's Friends Challenge Week 67..Anything BUT Standard

11 comments:

  1. oh wow- love it Ike! The guy with the mask is fabulous!!!!

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  2. FABULOUS!!!! Brilliant concept!

    Fiona. x

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  3. Love the deeper thinking. Very cool project!:)

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  4. What a unique and awesome project. Look at that rat in the forefront!!! lol Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends Challenge. It is a thrill to visit and see your work. Hope you can play with us again next week.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol

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  5. oh just love this hun,that mask is brilliant hugs cherylxx

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  6. Wow!!! I love this creation! You always think outside the box, I hope more of it rubs off on me! LOL! This is way cool!!!

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  7. What a great card! And a great take on this week's challenge. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

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  8. This is awesome Ike - what a super card. I'd never heard of a pop-out step card, & I learned some Greek too Wow - you're amazing!

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  9. Very interesting! It's a refreshing change to visit your blog. I appreciate that you do your own thing, and you've got a dark edge to your card. Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week!

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