Friday, October 3, 2014

IKEsWORLD Zombie Blog Hop

Time for another challenge over at


Are you ready for this folks - IKE has done it again lol  - where else can you get digis like this!!!!!!!  My comfort zone has gone to pot, I don't even watch horror movies never mind understanding why anybody else does.  My brain is for fairies and butterflies not for blood and guts.  However, when IKE put these digi's together for the Zombie Pet Shop I agreed to join in if she created a snake to go in one of the back.  With such short notice I was keeping my fingers crossed Ike would be far to busy or sleeping to do this.  Alas no, in my mail box the next day were the Zombie Pet Shop packs to work with and yes - my lovely California King Snake who was called Nyoka was in there too - no backing out for me now.  OH dear what to do - a card, well who could I give it to, everybody I know in the real world is butterflies, flowers and fairies!!!!  Now in for a penny in for a pound I decided to make key rings using Shrink Plastic, that way I could use each of the digi's and if nothing else put them in one of my kids stockings for Christmas or maybe better still give them to my 4 year old grandson!!!!!  Now that is a plan :) his mum (my eldest daughter) has a cracking sense of humour lol.

So here we go, a book box with the Zombie Pet Shop digis made into key rings.

To  begin with I printed the digis on Shrink Plastic, only used this stuff once before so a bit of an experiment.  I coloured them with Faber Castle Polychromos pencils.
Once coloured and cut it was into the oven and pray :) - phew they shrunk and stayed flat - yep they definitely shrunk hahahha
To finish them off and seal the colour I added a layer of Mod Podge then added the key rings.
Onto the book box.  I made one of these a couple of weeks ago and decided to see if I could make another one but this time not use a pattern - just more praying it would work. Yep, seem to be praying a lot during this project - maybe that is to keep the zombies away hahahaahha
I airbrushed the outside of the book with Promarkers and added some wounds with stitches, in keeping with the ones Ike has on the digis.  The inside of the book cover was covered in black card.

The front cover used another of the digis, the shop keeper, but this time I coloured it digitally and added some textures to the skin.  I placed the digi on the front of the book cover and added Gesso round the edges (hopefully this will look like brains).  Printing a second copy of the digi I fussy cut the brains on the plate out and covered these with Mod Podge Dimensional stuff, this will be attached with foam tape when dry.  At this point I am quivering and shaking so am leaving my craft room to go drink strong coffee and recuperate with this lot dries :)

And there we have it, a book box of Zombie Pet Shop key rings ready to go on the shop keepers counter or more likely into my grandsons Christmas Stocking!!!!!  I did put a false bottom in the box, after all that is what packaging is often like!!!!! Oh how naughty of me but it bugs me when you buy something that the packaging is so big to make it look good value and the contents only really take up about a quarter of the space lol.

  • Digis - Zombie Pet Shop packs 1 and 2 by IKEsART
  • Promarkers, Polychromos pencils
  • Shrink Plastic
  • Mod Podge regular and dimensional
  • key ring hoops from my stash

And now for the blog hop -

 IKEsWORLD DT are all using images from the brand spankin' new Zombie Pet Shop packs - If you are a zombie lover you are going to fall head over heals in love with these :) :) :) 

To WIN a set of your choice, all you have to do is follow along the BLOG HOP and leave a huggy comment on each of the DT members' Blogs and then return back here to leave a comment and your name.

This offer will run for 1 WEEK and I will tally up the names next Saturday and announce a Winner. Simples !!  :-D

MIMI JANE ( you should be be here now)


  1. Well - what can I say ?!!! I am just totally blown away by this AWESOME creation !! :-D Absolutely fantastic. I would definitely buy these if I saw them in a store :-D
    Thank you very much for making such a wonderful creation with my schtuff :-D

    IKE xxxx

  2. Wow, that's so cool, great idea to make keyrings and then the box with matching cover! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  3. EEEK!!! BRilliant! What a fabulous project.Love that you've used all of the fab new stamps and the shop to keep them in is just genius. Love, love, LOVE! xxD

  4. Wow! Spooky Imagery, Shrink Plastic & Polychromos pencils = my type of crafting. Oh & the digital colouring of the shopkeeper is amazing. Love it!

  5. What a great idea! Love those key rings! Yet another technique that I need to try.... :)

  6. What a fabulous and clever way to use these incredible images! I'd be thrilled to open a box like that!

  7. Love the shrinkys! They are so awesome, thanks so much for sharing. I am amazed how colorful they are must try some!~kim

  8. Fantastic! Love all the key rings and the box is brilliant! Great job!!

  9. Meems unreal! i love this shrinky dink stuff but i've never used it. i so want to try it now. you did an amazing job. i love all your coloring and wow to carry a key chain like that...wouldn't you have all the people talking!!! it is really amazing and i love your expression about the false bottom! hahahaha so true. great explanation - i love learning from you. xox kisses to the misses.

  10. How fiendishly clever of you! What a wild and devious project, perfect for images from Ike's Art! Well done

  11. I am in love with the keyrings, it's all fabulous but I think those are my favourites. I'm off to google airbrushing with promarkers now haha

    1. Love the airbrushing system with Promarkers, use it so often, quick, easy and good fun :)

  12. Oooh so gruesome and fascinating at the same time - lurve these Jane! I really do like Shrink Plastic but always forget about it. These are brilliant.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  13. Love it, did the shrinky dink work in a computer printer? Or a special one?

    1. Any deskjet printer will be fine Rebecca, wouldn't try on a laser though :) I left it to dry overnight but the ink still smudges so put a piece of paper under you hand when colouring, it helps a bit.

  14. Oh my!!! Love this key rings and the box. Lots of work but they are great.
    Thanks for the chance to win a set of this zombilicious images.

  15. OH MY GHOUL! Your zombie pet keyrings are fabulous, freaky and adorable all rolled into one! Love them!


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