Thursday 18 April 2013

Smeared and Smudged April Blog Hop....

I thought I would join in with the April Blog Hop over on the Smeared and Smudge Forum. The theme is Dirty Vintage so they wanted lots of distressing and a Vintage Feel to what you made. 
I have gone for 2 Frames with their lovely Ladies in them!  I had a browse round Rick St Dennis Store and decided on the 2 Beautys above!!! 
My first Lady is the Lovely Drusilla The Covent Garden Ghost, you can get here HERE!
I distressed some pretty cream lace and also had the paintbrush and distress inks out to the flowers and leaves so it looked really aged!!

My second Lady is the Scary Lady Greystone of the Castle. Shes available HERE! She looks like someone forgot to tell her she died a few years back!!!
With her frame I distressed the frame then used Crackle Glaze on it and added bits and pieces of mica pearls to make it have a shimmer. 

Here are the 2 frames I bought before I altered them!! Slightly different now!!! 

I would like to enter my frames and piccys into the following challenges too.

ABC Challenge - L for Lovely Lace.
Crafty Boots - Recycling

Here is the Blog Hop list, thanks for dropping by my blog.

Love and Sparkles 


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Sue B said...

Oh WOW!! these are awesome Hazel… what wonderful images and your colouring is perfection!! I love how you've decorated the frames… so many wonderful textures and details and the distressing is fab!! They are stunning!!
Hope you have a nice day hun! :-)
Big hugs
Sue xx

Love crafts forever said...

Sooooo.... this is how we look before and after LMBO. Such a good job on the frames.
Hugs Nat

Wendy said...

OMG...Hazel these two portraits are fantastic. Your coloring is superb!!! I love the RSD stamps but find them difficult to color~you did a remarkable job! I hope he sees these!

Love how you recycled and distressed the frames.

Two great works of ART!

Chris Hanselman said...

Unique images. Love the frames. Thanks for taking part in our Recycle/Reuse challenge at
Created With Love Challenges


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab creation hun, just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the images! Your distressing & embellies are perfect just love the second one she is so cool & very scary lol!
Huge hugs shell xx

Monique's art said...

Beautifully coloured

I love the frames and the images. Great job

Laura B said...

Really beautiful creations! I love the aged feel they both have.:)

Matney said...

Hazel, you have out done yourself. These frames are so well done. So happy you joined this month!

KC said...

these are so creepy! love your coloring...the frames look amazing!

Janice said...

Very creative Hazel. What brilliant colouring and altering of the frames. The second image is kinda scary though! Jx

PS Do you think Jess loves you though? I'm sure in the cat world biting is a sign of affection??? said...

What a joy to come to your wonderful beautiful blog..absolutely stunning pieces I love your art.
susan s

I Don't Do Straight said...

Gorgeous frames Hazel, beautifully done :)

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Sweet but scary. I like these images and you did a great job on them. Love the flowers and the frames. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Created With Love Challenges.
Linda K. DT

Tammy said...

WOW Hazel, your frames are awesome!! Fabulous images and so many gorgeous details!
Hugs, Tammy

Sandra H said...

Oh this is amazing!! fabulous looking images and lovely textures and details added xx

Judith said...

this is just fab Hazel - I can see how much work has gone into this - its gorgeous - just wish I could say the same about the ladies lol - me thinks your mojo is right back on track hugs Judith x

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fabulous job with these two pictures. I love how you have coloured the images as well as how you have decorated the frames.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


~Lady B~ said...

Hazel, these are two fabulous pieces! Your coloring and presentation are perfection! The altered frames display the gorgeously creepy gals in the most brilliant of ways!

Anna Lilja said...

I don't know what to say, because you littery blow my mind away with these art pieces! You coloring is gorgoues, the stamps I just love, and the way you made it go so great togheter! You really showed me dirty vintage! :)

Gitte said...

Beautiful frames.

Unknown said...

These images are awesome they just jump off the page

DonnaMundinger said...

Fabulous cloring and your frames are immense! Love them both! xxD

Unknown said...

Hazel, these are stunning. Love them!
Thanks for joining us this week at Creating With Love Challenges.


valou250809 said...

Wonderful realization! thanks for playing with CWLC this week. Good luck!

Jen Nelson said...

hi hazel... thanks for your comment. my card blanks are a4 in half long ways trimmed to 29cm so i can score in half with my hougie

hope this helps

jen xx

Jenn said...

These frames and images are awesome, I especially love the added distressed lace to the first frame! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges.