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Friday, October 9, 2015

Day 9: "It Breathed!" by Leigh S-B!

 Welcome to Day 9 of DominoART's 
annual 31 Days of Halloween Scarefest 
and blog hop presented by Smeared Ink!

We're now in the second week of our spooktacular blog hop!  If you've been hopping with us from the beginning then you arrived here via Sue and your next stop is Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  If you don't know what the hop is all about and are dying to know then stop by Terra's blog.  The Smeared Ink Blog Hop roll is over there in my right hand side bar if you want to join the fun and start hopping from the beginning!  There's lots of sponsor prizes to be won each and every day!

Smeared Ink is the clawesome sponsor for DominoART 31 Days of Halloween Scarefest's Grand Prize this year!  One of my Wicked Players will win a Smeared Ink digi set of their choice and be crowned DominoART's Queen of Halloween!  You will all get to vote for your favourite projects starting with the Oct 30 post.  The winner will be announced here on DominoART on Monday Nov 2nd so you'll have a few days to get your votes in!


 Today is Smeared Ink Friday and the featured project is by me. Leigh S-B!
I've got a more adult Halloween treat box for you today coz it's got boobies on it... probably not quite suitable for the little kiddies!

It Breathed!
  Featuring Smeared Ink's Hallocutie - Frankie Girl digi!

Who can tell me why I used 2 Ace and 2 Eight Playing Cards for this project?
answer revealed tomorrow ;)

Frankie Stein is very proud of her eyeball collection! 
She is one of my fave Monster High dolls and this version of her is 17 inches tall, huge compared to the normal size of 12"! 
Treat Box filled to the brim with eyeballs!
Plus it's re-usable as a pen holder for your desk too!
a multi-tasker!
Supplies used
 Smeared Ink's Hallocutie - Frankie Girl digi!
Skellie body parts:  Letterbox Backgrounds rubber stamps
Scrabble tiles
1969 Crooked Playing Cards - scanned coz they're vintage!
Silver marblized dice
upcycled lid-less hotel toiletries box from my stash
Real book pages torn from a copy of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (Bendon Junior Classics) from Target's $ section
 white cardstock
metallic silver and blue Promarkers
metallic silver gel pen
metallic silver Sharpie
black StazOn ink
Distress Inks: Black Soot, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass
metallic silver-blue eyelash fiber
flattened silver metal staples
Judikins Diamond Glaze
glue dots
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Xyron permanent adhesive
Tim's paper distresser tool

I used the vintage Crooked Playing Cards coz they look like lightning bolts!  I just couldn't bring myself to use the real playing cards coz they're from 1969 and I only have the one set so I scanned them and some pages from the Frankenstein book.  I used 2 x Ace and 2 x Eight playing cards for my project, can you guess why?  I then Photoshoped the text and the SI Frankie Girl digi onto the playing cards in PS CS6.  Printed out, coloured with Copics, Promarkers and a silver gel pen.  The edges are distressed with Black Soot DI applied.  I added Judikins Diamond Glaze to Frankie's goggle eyes to make them shiny and 3D.
I dismanted the box, covered it inside and out with pages torn from the Frankenstein book.  Treated with Distress Ink Shaded Lilac and Tumbled Glass and lightning hand drawn with metallic silver and blue Promarkers.  Silver dice for feet.  To further enhance the feel of lightning I wrapped the silver-blue metallic fiber randomly around the box and secured the ends in the join when the box was re-assembled.

The scrabble tiles spell out "FRANKIE" and are stamped with SI's skeleton parts rubber stamp in black StazOn ink and the sides coloured with metallic silver Sharpie.  The playing cards were adhered to the box with glue and the scrabble tiles added with glue dots.  I embellished the cards with flattened real metal staples. 
Thank you for the wonderful comments you left for Terra yesterday and for hopping with us again today!

See you again tomorrow for Day 10 and have a faBOOlous weekend!

Additional photo for Sarah to see....this is me dressed as Frankie for Halloween 2014 ;0)
 Domino Hugs!


  1. Just wonderful, love all the artwork and images! Love the new Frankie!

  2. What a fabulous box! Brilliant post Leigh - so much to look at!

  3. Awesome! Those cards no way would I use the originals either! Love every detail but am going nuts trying to figure out why you used the cards you did :) well more nuts than normally! Fab make and great teaser to go with it lol xx

    1. Just came back to make sure I wasn't dream commenting lol and saw the pic..too wicked cool! hugsxx still want to know the answer...arrgh! lol

  4. We're huge fans of Frankie in my house, to the point my little one likes to wear the costume! Your box is to die for, so many gorgeous details!! You've outdone yourself with this one!

    1. Thank you Sarah! I'm an adult collector of Monster High dolls, adore the webisodes and DVD movies & last year I dressed up as Frankie too LOL ;0) Look back at this post, I'll add a photo of me for you to see ;0)

  5. Great use of the book pages and dice for feet. Your trivia question has me pondering. Diamonds and spades, no less.
    I know the original year the book was published, although Mary's name was not put on it until 5 years later. I just did a Frankie book post if anyone cares to visit.

    1. Love the use of other game tiles and those eyes are SUPER!

    2. Thanks LJ and you got the Pop Quiz question right ;0)

  6. What a busy time you're having. And love the "accessories" you used to set the scene

  7. Fabulous make and great use of game pieces! Aces and 8's are called a Dead Man's Hand :)

    1. Thank you Lady B :0) Ooooooo, that's not the reason why but I LOVE LOVE LOVE that too, it soooo works, I'm squirreling away that info for future use ;0)

  8. Fabulous! love your way of playing on the image AND I think you just gave me an idea what to do with my miniature billiard balls that I found from a flee market ....

    1. Thank you Granne and Oooooo miniature billiard balls, can't wait to see what you do with those ;0)

  9. WOW, Leigh! Your attention to detail blows me away! those crooked playing cards ROCK and I wouldn't have wanted to alter them,either. They do look like lightning bolts and I'm guessing you chose the numbers because it's Day 9? Love how every element is carefully selected to follow your theme, even to displaying your project and stamping on the scrabble pieces is the final cool enhancement. Love, Love, LOVE! xxD

    1. Obviously I didn't read the previous comments. LOL Even cooler that it's the date of publication. xx

    2. Thank you so much Donna, I appreciate that you noticed how I carefully chose all my elements to work with my theme! Ace & Eight = Day 9, love that...I wonder if I did that subconsciously LOL..love how both you and Lady B gave even more dimension to my project with your answers :0)

  10. this would be an x-rated box but I'd love to display it in my craft room.
    I'd leave the eyeballs in it and just add a pencil or two.
    thanks for sharing a wonderful box.

  11. I remember that.pic! I instantly fell in love when I saw Frankie. Such a clever idea with the box too. Anything that had double duty is rad

  12. Fantastic project today! Every little detail is perfect. Love the images you've chosen.

  13. you are so cutre dressed as Miss Frankie..loved it! and your piece is fabulous..very detailed and spooooktacular.
    Happy Day 9

  14. More spooky fun!!! Love FrankieStein and her eyeballs... too late for your riddle!!! Great costume!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  15. Fab project GORGEOUS love it x


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Domino Hugs!
Leigh S~B

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