The challenge theme this week is
Using at least one stamped image (real or digi) and following the rules posted on the left sidebar, we at Smudgy Antics challenge you to relieve some stress by distressing items to make art.
You can stick with paper crafting or you can go three dimensional. The more creative, the better. We love it when you guys and gals think outside the box!
Well this week my mind was elsewhere and I started a project for the old theme ..pfftttt LoL !!! I managed to change it though by adding some old book roses and leaves at the base. I distressed them with TH distress inks. Psssst... don't tell the other DTs coz I think I got away with it LoL snigger !!!
I made this 'Bat' Christmas Tree or is it a Batmas Tree hahahahaha using images from 'A Little Bit Batty' set from SMEARED INK of course :-) I resized them down from 8" to 3" at the top to make a tree shape and then added just a bat head instead of a star. The bats were printed one side flipped so that I could stick them together.
I used another old CD storage case and poked some wire down the centre stick and secured with hot glue. Then I covered the wire and stick in blood red satin material. I stuck on my bats and them painted them with glitter varnish (you can't see that in the pic). At the base I used die cuts to cut 2 different kinds of leaves. I distressed them with TH 'Peeled Paint' green distress inks. Then I made some old book pages roses and distressed them with TH 'Vintage Photo' ink. The roses go all around the back too. Lastly I added a big bow and voila !!!
The whole project is 15" tall and 5" across the base. I think I might put this on my Chrimbo table unless anyone wants it ???!!!!
Please pop over to SMUDGY ANTICS and see the gorgeous creations my Smudgy Sisters have to show you and join in with us too :-D xxxx
Challenges I am entering: