Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Smeared & Smudged DT Throwdow #4: Leather and/or Lace

Good morning my lovelies! My design team, the Drunken Stampers, is throwing down on the Smeared and Smudged Forum!  Barb G.Lynne, and myself have been selected this time to represent our team for Throwdown #4: Leather and/or Lace! Man, this challenge is BOUND to be interesting! LOL! Here's what I came up with:

Some close ups:

So, I tried a new technique (to me at least!), and made my own 'leather' using masking tape! I know, right?!  I found a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers here. (Thanks Beate!) I re-purposed a Christmas candle and made a Halloween inspired leather sleeve for it. I also have two different types of lace on it. Both are white, but for the smaller lace that I used on the edges, I tea dyed it first to give it a more aged look! HA! I stamped the tomb stone, coffin, and skull on white card stock, rubbed walnut stain over the images and fussy cut. I used a red marker to add some color on the tombstone then glued them on the sleeve. I had this big red Bazzill Bauble for ever, and wanted to use it on the sleeve. See that bow? That's tied with black suede! Yeah baby!

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment! I'd love to hear from you! Please stop by my drunken sisters, Barb G. and Lynne to see what devilish deliciousness they dreamed up! Voting starts tomorrow on the Smeared and Smudged forum. I love it if you'd vote for Team Drunken Stampers!

Have a fantastic day!

Stamps: Studio G
Ink: Ranger DI - Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo; Staz On - Jet Black
Card Stock: Bazzill Basics
Ribbon: May Arts - small lace; Hirschberg Schultz - large lace; Offray - black ribbon; Tandy Leather Factory - black suede cord
Adhesive: SA by 3L - MyStik; Recollections - red tape; Therm-o-web dots; Helmar 450 adhesive
Accessories: Masking tape; Stampendous clear EP; Bazzill Baubles; Michael's jump ring; tea bags; Marvy Uchida marker- English Red; Stapler; heat gun; candle


  1. Awesome candle, I have a couple of friends that would go nuts over it. I also found my faux leather background from Split Coast. it seemed the easier of the two techniques lol. We Rock!!!

  2. Oh, how I love Halloween things! This is adorable, Chris! Love the little images, and how fun the lace and suede ties and the big red bauble are! Loving that faux leather look, too!

  3. Fantastic candle Chris!!! Awesome work for the leather and lace throwdown challenge! Go Team Drunken Stampers!!!

  4. Fabulous candle, Chris! And another fab faux leather treatment. How cool! I love your lace and other beautiful details. Cute stamps, too. xxD

  5. That bauble...I want to wear it. It would go SO great with my sweatpants. What a fabulous project!!!

  6. An awesome decorated candle. Looks like SCS needs to be checked out for their faux finishes. Good luck :)

  7. Beautiful candle.awesome idea.Have fun and good luck.
    susan s

  8. Great faux leather technique! I will definitely give it a try! I love how you've re-purposed your Christmas candle into a Halloween candle. The lace, ribbon, and embellishments add a whole new feel to your candle. Fabulous work!


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