Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Pixie

Time for another challenge over at

Challenge 28
Merry Creepmas

Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, just remember, you must use and IKEsART image to be eligible for the prize.  Why not pop on over to the store too :), Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :)
When I saw the theme for this challenge my mind was really blank - yep, I am not a 'today's Christmas' lover, far to greedy and commercial, I find 'dark' creations really difficult to do and so what is this - a combination of them both.  Time to ponder my next move.  Right, need some help, Google Creepmas.  OH! Cool, Creepmas is a rebellion against the stores starting to sell the seasonal items so early - YAY, I can link to that hahahahaha.  For this creation I used the digi Christmas Pixie, isn't se adorable and although a bit of cuteness about her there is a look that is a bit peeved off lol.  Perfect :).  Now my head is spinning with ideas on how to get the Creepmas in and all I can think of is black - all black, a celebration of doom and gloom against commercialism heheheehehehehe.  I have seen on a lot of altered items folks that seem to paint over a background which had 3d items on it.  Not having anything suitable but wanting to try this I designed my text and cut with my die cutter 'I'm dreaming of a dark CREEPMAS'.  I cut the text twice out of card so I could place one set on top of the other to make them stand out more.  The card is actually black but I lightened the pic so you can see the text.
Next to stick one set of letters on top of the other set.  To transfer them to the card blank I have used vinyl - the stuff for covering books.  Habit here, as I do a fair bit of glass etching and this is how I transfer my designs to the glass.

Paint, oooooo, paint, fun and mucky.  I covered the card blank with black acrylic paint, 
Time to work on the digi.  To begin with I went round the outside edges with a black Promarker.  I so enjoyed playing with the black paint I thought I would do the background of the digi too so as to get that wonderful dark colour which my markers or crayons don't give me.
The background was stippled, not sure if this will work but I am going to try a shaker card, again something I have not done before and am hoping the glitter will sit on the wee ridges.  Have to find out later if that will work.
Promarkers and Flex Markers used to colour the digi plus I used a Spectrum Noir white pencil for the highlights.
Out with a plastic sheet and time to make a what I hope will be a shaker box, making this up as I go along so all experimentation today :) :) :)
Not bad time to add the glitter.  Oh, rubbish, not good so I chucked that out and instead used some black and silver Flower Soft, thats better.  My initial plan was to make the box and seal it with silicone adhesive so I could fill it with baby oil and glitter to get the lovely slow snow falling look but time to let it dry etc. was not on my side.  I am off on my hols soon and need to get all my DT creations done and blog post written before I go and I only have a week left to get it all sorted.  Anyway, here you see the finished card.  I placed the digi in the shaker box, attaching it to the back side.  To tidy up the edges a bit of red ribbon and I rather like how this ended up creating a frame too.  To finish off a wee red matching ribbon.
Not the easiest of cards to photography with all the shiny black going on but I hope you can see what is going on :)

  • Digi - Christmas Pixie available from IKEsART 
  • Promarkers, Flex Markers and white Spectrum Noir crayon
  • Text die cut letters by me
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Plastic sheet for the shaker box
  • Flower Soft, white glitter and ribbon from my stash
I am entering this project into the following challenges:-


  1. This is a REALLY good idea, I love it. I too disagree with the commercialised side of Christmas so if you don't like hand made gifts you won't be getting anything from me lol. This is a fantastic idea I love it so much.

  2. Excellent!
    /Thank you very much for this post!/
    Good luck!


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