Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Arsenic and Old Lace

I’ve got two projects to share today featuring one of the Lady Killers from Simply B Stamps, her name is Arsenic Annie.  Here she is on a tag featuring some “old lace”, you’d think twice before accepting a drink from this dame with that nasty look in her eye!

I followed a sketch from Friday Sketch Challenge to make up my tag, it’s hard to see the writing on the sentiment but it says “If our love is poison how come you’re my antidote?”.  The background paper from Echo Park features apothecary labels and the top one advises it is “best used for finding true love” which suited perfectly for my tag.  The cute challis charm is from my local craft shop, The Crafter’s Haven, when I found it on the weekend I knew it was perfect for my tag.  I added some Swarovski crystals to the rim and one on the inside to make the challis look full.  The poison in the bottle is Perfect Pearls in Diamond Glaze, which doesn’t seem to want to go hard but that just means it keeps sloshing around like real liquid so is actually a good thing.

Now I actually made the next one first, where I’ve put Annie on a small glass jar using a wet slide decal.  I was going to use the same image on the tag until I realised I had coloured her to match the rest of the Lady Killers for another project I have planned so I had to print out and colour up the other version for the tag!

This time I framed Annie in a suitably gothic looking frame from Tigers Stock on Deviant Art, check out her great items she generously shares.  I also wanted a background and I am no good with Photoshop but that’s OK because I found this great smokey background from Wu-Killah D also on Deviant Art.  I really wanted an apothecary jar with a funky shape but as this is going to my boss filled with nuts I needed a jar with an airtight seal but I think the shape still works.

Skin (Both) E50, E51, E53 (cheeks E11)
Lips (Jar) R46, R59, R89 (Tag) R24, R59, R89
Eyes (Jar) G21, G24, G28, 0 (Tag) G03, G05, G09, 0
Hair (Jar) E07, E08, YR07, YR68 (Tag) E20, E23, E25, E27, E29
Dress (Jar) G02, G03, G05, G09, G17, Y23, Y26, Y28 
(Tag) YR12, YR14, YR15, YR16, YR20, YR21, YR23, YR68
Bottle (Jar) BG10, BG11, BG15, 0, Spica Clear (Tag) BV20, BV23, 0, Spica Mint
Challis (Both) Y23, Y26, Y28, Spica Melon (Jar) Spica Olive (Tag) Spica Mint
Poison (Jar) BV20, BV23, BV25 (Tag) BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29
Chalks & Inks etc 
Creative Memories Dual Tip Pen Orange
Diamond Glaze
Pebbles Basic & Pearlescent Chalks
Pebbles Metallic Cream Chalks
Perfect Pearls – Pewter
Spica Orange 
Metal Challis Charm
Swarovski Crystals
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Corked Vials 
Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Circles
Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles 
Wet slide decals (Jar)
Echo Park The Apothecary Emporium Wicked Potions (Tag)
Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shop Apothecary (Tag)
Ranger Black Tag 
Ribbons & Trims etc 
Doodlebug Haunted Manor Assortment Doodle Twine
Lace – coloured with Distress Ink Tea Dye 
Michaels Melodies & Lace Trim – Lace (from swap stash)
Simply B Stamps Arsenic Annie
Background – Texture 10 by Wu-Killah D 
Ornate Oval Frame Cutout – Tigers Stock
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love both your amazing projects so much to read and take in from your gorgeous Tag! Bet your Boss just loved his nut jar! Clever idea! Have a Great week!

  2. Hi Emily! I love your card and I really love that jar! Very clever! You have great coloring skills! And a really great blog! Thanks for joining us this week at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!

    Darcy DT
    Through the Purple Haze Challenges

  3. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing with "Creative Corner challenge" this week. Good luck!

  4. I adore these emily, they really are fab.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Through The Purple Haze challenges
    Ceesa's Card Creations

  5. What a clever idea! Looks fantastic!
    Thanks for playing along at Through The Purple Haze Challenge Blog!
    Debs.. Purple Haze DT

  6. Oh wow! How clever is this and what a neat take on our "Anything Goes" challenge to! I love it and your colouring is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  7. What gorgeous projects and wow your colouring is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Through the Purple Haze challenges

    Lynne DT Through the Purple Haze challenges xxx

  8. You certainly would think twice! Both the projects are terrific and your coloring is awesome!
    Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  9. What a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze.

  10. amazing.Thank you for playing along at through the purple haze. Sian (DT)

  11. Emily your work is fab I love what you can do with those transfers and it just makes the image POP!! xx

  12. Hi Emily i love both the tag and the jar...i love decorating jars as i tend to use them a lot i love the detail and attention you have put into letting everyone know what items/colours you used. Many thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges and hope to see you next week...Anita x

  13. What a gorgeous set! You always have the most creative ideas! xxD


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