I have a bit of a 2'fer going on today.... SMUDGY ANTICS DT piece for this week + DAY 2 of the 12 DAYS OF CREEPMAS with Smeared & Smudged. You should have arrived here on the Hop from the Joyous JENN....................
This week at SMUDGY ANTICS our Challenge is to Alter Something. Now, ordinarily I hate this theme coz I can never think of what to do !!! I look around and have shedloads of schtuff that I hoard but when it comes down to it I can't think of what to do :-( I spend hours trawling sites on the Web for inspiration and then end up with nothing.!
This time however, was a little less of a struggle.... I had stashed away a couple of those plastic case thingies that you get stacks of blank CDs/DVDs in ... one of my moments of "hmmmm, they might come in useful" - you know what I mean ?
So, I had this crazy idea about bats flying up out of a cave or something, so I used the base with the long stick thingy as my start. I printed out loads of bats from the 'Little Bit Batty Set' from SMEARED INK. I had to flip print them so that they were on both sides when I stuck them together. I altered the sizes a bit to try and get perspective. I made some cala lillies out of clay and then stuck those to the stick bit. I hot glued a couple of coils of fishing line to the base and threaded it through the holes at the top of the stick. My bats were attached to the fishing line by sticking the two halves together to sandwich the line. Then I made some pebbles out of clay, painted them with water colours and glued them down on the base, then added a little varnish. I was quite pleased with how it came out. I have got the plastic tube bit (like the one it's sitting on for the photo) but it's not quite clear enough when I put it back on this base, so I left it off for the photo :-) Anyways, here it is....
Here's a bit of a close-up....
Now, this is also my project for DAY 2 of the 12 DAYS OF CREEPMAS. I got some Chrimbo ribbon round the bottom and I cut out some holly leaves with my Craft Robo. I was thinking if I put some snazzy wrapping paper in the bottom, it might make an alternative table decoration centrepiece :-D ... what do you think ??? LoL.
So, we would love it if you came over and played along with us this week and even joined in with hopping on the 12 DAYS of CREEPMAS to see what my Smudgy Sisters have to show you. The Blog Roll is over here on my side bar......................................................>>>>>> Up a little bit now !! but your next stop should be Cracking CANDACE.... she had the most amazing Christmas stocking for Day 1... you just gotta' see it !!!! :-)
Challenges I am entering:
Totally Stampalicious - Anything But A Card
Mygrafico Crafts Challenge 141 - Anything Goes
Make It Monday 118 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations Crafts Challenge 18 - Anything Goes
Oh WOWZA! I totally love your upcycle! Your clay lilies are stunning and I'm batty for the bats! Fab piece :0)ReplyDelete
Great centerpiece...love it. Great way to repurpose and reuse. Love the bats!ReplyDelete
Sooo cool! Love how you have the bats flying. Makes a great table decoration. I keep tons of schtuff, thinking I'll alter it. (and rarely do!) Drives hubby nutso! HeeHee. Fab work. xxDReplyDelete
I would think this is a awesome table piece..wonderful art Ike. Happy day TwoReplyDelete
You totally rock - this project is amazing and I'd happily display this! :) Great job!ReplyDelete
Great flowers and bats!!!ReplyDelete
this is so awesome , love it lotsReplyDelete
oohh this is fabulous....the bats are so cool! What a great piece.ReplyDelete
That is crazy awesome! I love that feel of the bats flying out of a cave! Aah! They're in my hair!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the shout out!
this is very beautiful...wonderful live feel to it :)ReplyDelete
Wow, this is amazing! Love yoru flying bats and those flowers you made are beautiful.ReplyDelete
Simply fabulous Ike. Your imagination knows no bounds and your creativity is amazing. xxxReplyDelete
Wonderful project, a lot of work..beautifully designed and made..ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..
I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!ReplyDelete
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Wow ike this is stunning the bats flying around the Lilly's look awesome. A brilliant idea, very creative. This idea would make a great cake topper.ReplyDelete
Blown away x
Oh Yes - for a Gothic wedding :-) I used to make wedding cakes etc. when I was in the UK and did all sorts of stuff :-) Glad you like it Mark - Thanks xxxDelete
WOW how unique and beautiful it looksReplyDelete
Saw your link at MIM