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Sunday, April 28, 2013


I recently took part in an 'inspiration swap' whereby you sent somebody something that was to inspire them to make something with it.  It could be anything from a die cut to a strip of ribbon or paper.  Or, as I was sent by my buddy Alison, some spanners and a hex key!!!!  Hmmmm, I thought, what am I going to do with spanners???  Well, 4 days ago, I finally came up with something.  This is The Hunter Queen and she stands 16 inches tall.

Everything was painted using acrylic paints and I used some techniques that I've learnt from my ANDY SKINNER workshops - the rusting from TimeWorn and her body and skirt panels from Book of Ruination.

 Her spear is a barbecue skewer with a bit of string tied round.  The spanners were rusted with acrylic paint and some texture medium.  I cut the vine using a Cheery Lynn die on the fantastic Grunge Paper.  Tim Holtz tissue stuff is what I covered the bottom of the dummy and the stand with. Her body strap and buckle were also made with Grunge Paper but her shoulder pads and skirt panels were made with ordinary card stock.  The crown is also Grunge Paper, painted and then rubbed with Treasure Gold waxing paste and finished with a few little gems.

Entering into:
CRAFT MY LIFE #5 - Anything but a card.
HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE #165 - Skeletal remains. WINNER
ALLSORTS #204 - Anything but a card.
THAT CRAFT PLACE - Altered item. (dress form)
CDAC  (June 30th) - Anything goes.


Michaela said...

Oh WOW, work of art, Lorraine! She looks how I feel (LOL)... she looks magnificent really. Very creative. Love her!
Michaela xx

mark gould said...

Wow. I love her. Great finishes and so creative x thanks for joining us at haunted design house x

Sarah said...

She is fantastic Lorraine - what a creative mind you have!! Sarah

ike said...

Eeeeek - cozmicly AWESOME !!! She is brilliant. What a fantastic creation :-D
Thank you for sharing her with us at HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE

Ike xxxx

Andrea C said...

Well this is just downright fabulous! LOVE it. Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design HOuse x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fantastic Lorraine you are so talented wonderful project x

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG!!! She's BEYOND fabulous! I have no words! thanks for sharing with HDH. xxD

Wendy L said...

So very different, looks good, thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week, xxx

brenda said...

This is really super Lorraine and perfect for our theme.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Judy said...

Goodness, what a challenge you had! I can't even imagine all the work that went into this. Well done you!


Sandra said...

Beautiful piece of art ! Great job on everything in it :)

sparklingblackrose said...

Wow this is really different! :-) Thank you so much for joining my All Crafts Challenge-I really hope youll join my relaunch challenge and blog hop next month with some fabby sponsors! :-) Elaine -xxx-

Cathy said...

WOW is all I can say - I love this, so different. Thank you for joining in the That Craft Place challenge this time.
Cathy xx

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