Welcome to my darkerside... I am hoping to be more gothic, creepy and grungey here and to offer a challenge from time to time. I hope you enjoy this different aspect and share my work with me... Thank you for looking!!

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Sunday, 4 April 2010

This is my Header for the New Blog

I decided to create this new blog and made a piece for the header. I have been brooding for a long time, buying new stash and stamps, for when I could get back to work!! I have had such problems with arthritis in my hands... That time is now, so I have thoroughly enjoyed creating this piece. I used many new stamps and lots of the new distress ink colours...

I used the rose from Elusive Images, to echo that on the blogger background. I also used stamps from Darkroom Door, Aspects of Design, UMount, Tim Holtz shabby French sheet 1 and several from Crafty Individuals. I LOVE  all the new shades of distress inks. They mix and match so well. I layered the stamps then coloured the background, embossing with clear ep as always!! The edges are distressed with dark gold perfect pearls.
Thanks for looking...


  1. I adore your new header Frankie... i am so glad you felt able to create.
    WELCOME TO THE DARKSIDE my friend.... you'll love it... it frees your soul.
    Much love lynx

    I am your 1st follower... on this blog... wanna follow me to some of the darker places? xxx

  2. So glad you are able to work again. Love the new blog
    Luv Jane xxx

  3. If you click on the Titles of my posts they should take you to the challenges.... or they are on my side bar....
    The darker ones are...
    Macabre mondays.... Barb is a doll... so funny!
    Darkness inspirations... nans is dutch and a sweetheart.
    Stampitcrazy... another Barb who designs her own stamps... often her challenges are 'darker' and shes a real gem.
    Art on the darkside... much quieter there now that junes not doing it, but still a great challenge blog.
    Smeared and smudged... a 'group' for stampers who like darker, grungier, edgy stuff... there are various challenges every month and everyone is so friendly and helpful.
    COME AND WALK ON THE DARKSIDE MY FRIEND.... you'll love the freedom of expressing your deeper emotions though your art.... and people NOT thinking you're a nut-case!
    love lynx

  4. So pleased to see you back in action Frankie - and what a come back!! A stunning piece of art, LOVE IT!!
    Claire xx

  5. Love your new blog Frankie, so pleased to have you back in action.
    A stunning piece of art, LOVE IT
    Christine xx

  6. eat header and looks like you had lots of fun!

    love Dawn xx

  7. beautiful with so much going on

  8. Thank you for your lovely comments. Am so happy I stumbled across your blog especially this darker side . I in fact prefer it ! it seems like the brighter side to me. Your work is beautiful very inspirational sounds such a cliche but I mean it. Read your profile with interest you Virgo's are so strong ( or so it seems to the outside world )Have been married to one for 25yrs so have a little inside info. Thanks once again, wishing you better health for the future . Marie


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