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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Day 8: 'Chinese Dragon Droppings' Apothecary Bottle by Leigh S-B featuring Simply Betty Stamps + a Game to Play with a Prize to Win!

Welcome to Day 8 of our  
31 Days of Halloween scarefest!
Today we're going to play a little game with a prize up for grabs so let's see who is paying attention bwahahahahaha!  Check out my project below for more deets ;0)

We're now entering week 2 already and I hope you're all having a spooktacular time, I know I am :0) Thank you on behalf of WendyLynn for all the wonderful comments you left for her yesterday!

Quick blog hop recap!
Blog hop deets are in my Day 1 post, read it all so you know how YOU can win some fab prizes!  My DominoART's 31 Days of Halloween Reader's Art Gallery  is open for you to share your own scary altered game art creations with us!  Lots of submissions = a DominoART Treat for my favourite entry ;0)  The Smeared and Smudged Blog Roll is in the right side bar in case you get lost or start the hop from the beginning at Terra's Blog!

DominoART's Wicked Players list is in the left side bar so stop by each day to see their wicked cool altered game art!  On Oct 30 you will all get to vote for your 3 favourite projects...my Wicked Players are in the running for these clawesome prizes from DominoART's sponsors!

1st prize is sponsored by

The 1st place winner will get to pick their choice of a sheet of Smeared Ink Rubber Club stamps plus a gift certificate to their digi store, that's two fangtastic prizes up for grabs! 

 2nd and 3rd prizes are sponsored by

The 2nd place winner will receive a 2 pound kit of Mold Making Putty!  It's just like stuff that Ranger Ink sells so you're all familiar with it.  Imagine how many molds you can make with a 2 pound kit WOWZA!

The 3rd place winner will receive a great product called Instead-A-Glove!  No more inky fingers ghoulfriends, how awesome does that sound...I know, you're welcome ;0)  Click HERE to check out a little demo video!  You will not be able to live without this once you've tried it!  I used Instead-A-Glove while I was working on today's project and it's uh-may-zing!

"Chinese Dragon Droppings" Apothecary Bottle
Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen
Jinafire my Chinese Dragon is posing with my 12" high Apothecary Bottle
  Day 8 is my turn again and I'm sharing an Apothecary Bottle with an altered playing card tag + an altered wooden domino embellie!  Today I'm also featuring a spooktacular new digi image called "Calpernia and Oggie" by Simply Betty Stamps who is a Smeared and Smudged blog hop sponsor!  I also used Rubber Stamp Concepts Chinese Dragon stamp set and added the "Dragon Droppings" label text to the Simply Betty image in Photoshop CS6.

For the tag I used a jumbo playing card cut to a standard shipping tag size with Smeared Ink grey/white digi paper from the Caught In My Web Digi 8.5 x 11 Paper pack (also available in a 12 x 12 pack) adhered to the back.  I manipulated the image and used just the web portion for the back of my playing card tag.  I hand wrote important instructions on how to use the Chinese Dragon Droppings on the back with a black Micron pen.

I rubbed some Instead-A-Glove paste onto my fingers, just like hand lotion, before getting to work on my tag.  I tattered up the edges with Tim's Paper Distresser tool and scratched up the surface with sandpaper and then stained it with Walnut Ink spritzer and rubbed the stain into the scratches with paper towel.  The dragon images were stamped with Jet Black StazOn ink and adged again with sandpaper before applying a combo of Pumice Stone, Tea Dye and Walnut Stain Distress Inks.  My fingers and finger nails were all ink stained and I just washed my hands with soap and water and viola completely clean, no nail scrubbing need..YES!

 Now for a little game! I challenge you to decipher my Wiccan Apothecary Bottle tag!  The first reader to comment on this post with the closest correct translation will win a tub of Instead-A-Glove from DominoART's sponsor, Raw Materials Suppliers!  The game will remain open until Oct 14 midnight PST and the winner will be announced on Oct 15 which is my next project day!  Have fun!

 For the embellie charm I used a wooden black domino with the embossed design of a Chinese Dragon on the back and drybrushed it with metallic silver and antique gold acrylic paint.  2 silver eye hooks were screwed into the domino and a silver Chinese Dragon charm attached with natural coloured twine.


The Simply Betty image was printed out onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and I used a Spellbinders Mega Oval die as a stencil to cut out the shape which was then tattered with Tim's Paper Distresser tool.  The image was coloured with Copic markers, Derwent Pastel pencils and blended with Dove Blender Pen.  Then aged with a combo of Pumice Stone, Tea Dye and Walnut Stain Distress Inks.  I also stamped one of the dragon images onto the top and bottom edge of the bottle label with Tea Dye DI.  Then matted onto black cardstock with Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive and the mat was edged with Platinum Planet Brilliance Ink.  The belly band around the bottle is a Martha Stewart Crafts adhesive spooky branch border.  The tag and domino embellie hang on the bottle from natural twine.  I aged the white bottle stopper with a brown Copic marker then filled the vintage glass milk bottle with large black jelly beans,  I LOVE Aniseed!

See you back here tomorrow for Day 9's clawesome project by Lyneen!
Your next stop on the hop is Jessica!

I'm entering my TAG embellished project into the following challenges
Cheerful Stamp Pad #70 - Tags
Creative Card Crew #46 - Tag
Punk You Girl #5 - Halloween
Haunted Design House #177 - Macabre Monday - Dimensional Halloween
Happy Hopping and Domino Hugs!


  1. Black jelly bean, GROSS!!!! I'm glad you like them, because someone needs to eat them. So much great info and inspiration in this post! My brain has walked away today, so I'm leaving it up to someone else to decipher. Your project is fabulous!

  2. Going to hop a bit while I let your tag meaning simmer in my brain.

    1. I have to think on it more, and maybe I am giving a clue to someone else, but I bet it has something to do with take two droppings daily... but with what? And call me at the full moon?

  3. Holy moly so much work on today's project!! Every little addition is a piece of work in its self. Love the details and images on each tag. Wow, that glove stuff is cool. good thing because I think you distressed enough for all of us today! Love each element. Great challenge!

  4. Wonderful Leigh, lots of detail. I see you used one of the black dominoes, haven't used them in ages!

  5. Fantastic creation, you always come up with something new that suprises me! =) Fun idea to make a bottle with dragon droppings! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  6. Wonderful altering!! This is great!!

  7. Fabulously delicious bottle! Great doll, too. I saw her yesterday at the store, but refrained. I can't afford to begin another collection. I only have the Calavera doll. So far. ;)
    Thanks for sharing your "crappy" bottle with us at HDH! The Minions love dragon droppings!!!

  8. Wow what detail! Love every inch of your fab bottle but I think I'll be swearing off black jelly beans for awhile. LOL Love it Leigh, and thanks for sharing with HDH as well. xxd

  9. I myself love the black liquorish..but I am odd like that dragon droppings lol
    the writings are beautiful but are similar to angelic writings I have studied using the arch angels or in somecases elements for health and protection blessings I am not sure about wiccan, angelic symbols for the seven dragon kings are similar as well
    love your piece
    susan s

  10. awesome bottle love the playing card tags

  11. This is a fabulous project and totally deserves to be sitting on a witch's table to become part of a spell! Love it!

  12. This is phenomenal. I love all the elements added. And that doll is great.

  13. Leigh my sons guess is eat drink and be Merry

  14. Great art work, and love the dragon domino!

  15. Wow...great work Leigh. Love all the altered tags and domino. Your bottles look smashing!

  16. Very cool project! I have a few Monster High dolls myself.:) OK, so I love puzzles, so I had to give this a go. Here's what I think it says:

    Per Day
    Leigh S-B

  17. how neat this is...what a great idea!

  18. Wonderful project. Simply gorgeous. Love the baby doll too.

  19. Fabulous projects, I love the playing card cut into a tag shape.... no why didn't I think of that?!?!

  20. WOW this is an amazing altered bottle... love all the details. So many fun elements!!!

  21. Great stuff, love the altered bottle. Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House x

  22. You've been very busy. Thank you for sharing this for The Cheerful Stamp Pad 70 tag challenge, Hazel, Cheerful stamp pad DT. x

  23. Fabulous bottle and tag! the team here are so creative! loving the blog! mo x

  24. Absolutely gorgeous creations! Dark, but beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Card Crew!

    LTC DT
    CCC DT
    CCH DT
    Anyone for Anya DT

  25. Great tag thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

  26. So many cool projects, the tags are awesome! Thank you for playing along with the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

  27. fabulous creation such a unquie idea thanks for sharing it with us over at punkyougirl

  28. Thank you so much for joining us at PunkyouGirl this time with such gorgeous creation I do hope you will join us again and good luck
    Jacki xx


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Leigh S~B

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