Saturday, March 2, 2013

Gargoyle Luminary

Howdy All! It's that time again - Gruesome Guardians is the theme this time over at Haunted Design House and you have to create a dark, Gothic or Hallowe'en based art piece using gargoyles, gryphons, dragons, leprechauns, fairies, etc.

I love gargoyles, so I had to go with them and after 3 other failed attempts, I have a beautiful antiquish luminary. 
I have some really cool gargoyle collage sheets on CD from Collage Stuff and I knew I wanted to use them on a transparency.  I dinked around until I had formed a box from a sheet of  plain black paper.  I ended up cutting the top with a fancy schmancy edging die and then using an embossing folder.  I went over the entire thing with some silver Brilliance Ink and buffed it with a towel to give it an antiquish look and then cut out the windows with a die. I added a different image to each window and sealed it up.  
Of course, I had to add my favorite burnt flower thingies that I can't stop making.  At some point I'm either going to set myself on fire or pass out from the burning polyester fumes.  LOL!  Too keep the candle hidden, I dropped a rolled tube of heavy weight white vellum inside. And ta-dah!!
Here's a fabulously blurry photo of it lit.  (Sorry, my dark photography skills are not up to par.)
 Here's a view of the other sides.  

I will also be entering this into the following blogs:

...Joyful Stamper - Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Hotshot Craft - Anything but a card!

Thanks for looking!


mark gould said...

Wow, Its stunning, I love the gargoyles a beautiful make. thanks for joining us at hdh x

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Oh my! I am a collector of gargoyles (among other things), and I have that same Draco statue (Design Toscano?). LOVE it! And I LOVE your luminary! It turned out magnificently! Thanks so much for joining us at HDH!

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG! Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, LOVE !!!!!!!!! Thanks for this fabulous entry at HDH. xxD

Vee Cassidy said...

Fabulous, Christine what a fantastic project I too love gargoyles. I also love the piece in your background, how fab! Vee xx ps thanks for the visit it is great to hear from you.

Andrea C said...

THis is magnificent. Seriously LOVE it. Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House xx

I Don't Do Straight said...

This is Gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House :)

Anonymous said...

I love it - the idea, the colours and the images.