Monday, 26 November 2012

Walking Dead Challenge at Poisoned Peas Please

Hello, All 

The current challenge at

And today sees a selection of projects from 
the second shift of The Night Crew.
We are honoured to have as our sponsor this week the 
huge talent that is:

Rick St. Dennis MFA. 

with a prize of two images of your own choosing! 

Here is a link to Rick's Etsy Shop.

Here is a link to Rick's Challenge Blog:

I was lucky enough to have been given some of the 
 Rick St Denis digital art images to use. 

First of all, I used 
 I could see immediately she is a glamorous, vampy vamp out for a night on the town. I printed her onto digital card and coloured her with promarker and flexmarker pens, adding a touch of Sakura stardust for lip sparkle and white highlight pen for her fangs. I shaped her hair and mounted her on thick foam so she would sit
 proud of the card.
I made a twisted easel card in dark blue pearl and layered it with card embossed and foiled with gold stars.
I gave her a bright red sparkly moon to match her lips and a night time companion of a bat. The bat is a wooden one from
 which I inked with promarker pens. 
I added some black silky crush ribbon, red and black feathers and a phial full of a "little something" in case of emergencies.
A girl cannot be too careful in the big city! 
I added a close up just in case the fashon magazines want to feature the glamorous vamp make up that is so in vogue these days.

  Meena in close up

Now, before  I go on to my second project, what do you see when you look at this next item? Yes, I know it is a box of tissues, but do you see anything else? Well read on and all will be revealed about what I saw when I 
looked at it  ..............

The next image I played with is Monster Clown, a zombie.
Now I certainly don't want to get too close to a zombie and neither do our hard working officers from the
Poisoned Peas Institute of Zombie Affairs and Zoning
informally known as  ....

 (jus sayin')

 I first of all wanted to get a containment unit set up in advance and here is where the box of tissues  
(now empty - aaaachoo!)

I painted on a couple of layers of acrylic paint using a couple of neutral shades to try to reproduce an institutional effect

For the tiled inner walls 
(need to be able to hose them down I'm afraid) 
I embossed a glossy white card with a brick effect embossing folder.

The unit is,of course, sealed in bullet proof glass. 
There are high wattage bulbs in the ceiling so as not to give any zombies dark corners in which to get up to mischief.
Even with all these precautions we still have to warn offficers about approaching the glass (have they not seen Silence of The Lambs?)
I printed him off a few times and coloured with promarker and flexmarker pens. I had wanted to use several layers but as my hands no longer work very well I could only manage two layers and even then it took me days of stopping and starting! lol. However I used lots of dimensional foam pads so I think my two layers look like more. Lastly, I installed him in his containment unit and sealed him in. 

Finally a little extra shot so we will recognise this one if he ever escapes .....

Thanks for visiting,
Love and Peace, 
Vee xx


I would like to enter my Meena Easel Card into
Anything Goes at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog

I would like to enter my Monster Clown Altered Art piece into 
Come to The Dark Side at Quirky Crafts Challenges

I would like to enter both these projects into 
Anything Goes at The Corrosive Challenge Blog


  1. Oh Vee these are fabby !!!!! I especially love the containment unit ha ha brilliant :) xxx

  2. Fabulous Vee, love them both. Chris xx

  3. brilliant but love the second one x

  4. Oh Vee, this made me laugh so much, I love all your making instructions, you should write a book.
    they are 2 great creations, the vamp is wonderful love her hair.

  5. fabulous work Vee - and you really made me hoot with that second one - brilliant xx

  6. Thanks very much for the fabulous comments. Love, Vee xx

  7. Big congrats on being a part of the PPP team, Vee! Wonderful news :) Lookin forward to your creations. XX

  8. Hi Vee, just come back to read about your containment unit again, I think it is great.

  9. Meena is just gorgeous and I love how the lovely feather picks up the red of her lips and glittery moon. Fabulous! You Zombie containment unit is a serious hoot and what fab coloring and embossing. LOVE them BOTH! xxD

  10. Brilliant card Sweetie & i really like your 2nd project.... you're a genius x (hugs)

  11. Oh my gosh - these are both totally awesome, Vee! Great job, so creative!!!!!!!

  12. Vee these are so striking, I just love your imagination, you come up with some quite spectacular designs. Great colouring too!

  13. Your creations are amazing Vee. The vamp card is fantastic but I wouldn't like to meet her down a dark alley. The zombie project is superb and the containment unit a fabulous idea x

  14. Very clever Vee....not to my personal taste, but great all the same ;) Love the effect of the red glittered moon xxx

  15. Brill......thank you for the humour and a look into your amazing imagination......xxxx

  16. Vee, what fabulous card and project, I love it and am having a giggle reading your post, great work hun, ps where did you get the "Tartan" background? xxxx

  17. Fabulous stunning projects Vee,love them

  18. Very inventive Vee and your second creative very much appealed to my two boys who are big Batman fans.

    Fabulous work
    Claire x

  19. Such a brilliant imagination you have. How do you think up these great ideas? Fantastic projects.

  20. WOW, WOW, WOW Vee these are absolutely awesome! I love the images and the second project is just amazing.

    Linda xxx

  21. That is a very dark clown card, love the wall effect too. Thanks for entering my challenge.

    Cazzy - on behalf of the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog DT.

  22. How very creative! Well done Vee!
    Good Luck in your challenges sweetie!
    Dawn xx

  23. Both stunning makes hun, the first one is so atmospheric and beautiful and I just love the clown on the second one
    Lindsay xx

  24. That containment Unit is awesome!!
    And great reading too!!

  25. Love the digi and how you colored her and that zombie clown? Awesome!!! My son would have nightmares! LOL

  26. Vee you are amazing,I love the lady digi, She is fabulous and i love the red moon, I think the zombie clown is brilliant, such a great idea with the tissue box, Love them both xxxx

  27. These are amazing! Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog

  28. Vee,
    I just love both of your peices! They are truly wonderful, and every time I see the clown one, I giggle! "Zombie Containment Unit" I love it! and you colored Meena so well! Your so talented! Great job!


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Vee xx