Monday, 25 July 2011

Macabre Monday - Out! out, damn spot!

Haunted Design HOuse - Out! out, damn spot!

This week over at Haunted Design House the challenge is to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece that is covered in spatter, splatter, drips or drops.  It doesn't have to be bloody. There are plenty of other creepy,  drippy, gooey, and oozing things that can go SPLAT!

The inside had this:

Now I better explain my card.  I made this for my son to give to his teacher (minus the blood splats) haha big mistake.  I thought it would be nice for her not to get a card with an apple on it tehe.  Anyway when I showed it to my 6 year old he looked at me kinda funny and I said what do you think and he said it's very nice mummy but em, er, em I don't think it's the kind of thing to give to my teacher haha.  I told him he didn't have to give it and he said well you went to all the trouble of making it so I will give it to her.  I told him he doesn't have to do anything that will make him feel uncomfortable and he said ok could you make me a pretty one then haha, hence why I had this one to splatter blood over.

Anyways just a quick post as we are headed out today for a day dedicated just to fun, fun, fun for the kids (oh joy hehe).

Andrea C x

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

The Octopode Factory Challenge 3 - Once Upon a Time

Well it is challenge week three at the octopode factory challenge blog and I missed entering the first two so thought I better get my butt in to gear.

I did a two page in an art journal I have just started and the first has faeries on and the second has a fantastic little image that is the cheshire cat but I think looks sort of demonish.

Page one says a fairytale a day keeps the demons at bay.  Page two is the little demon-like cat (isn't he adorable hehe).  I used tim holtz distress ink to smudge around the image and thought he was best not to be coloured as he looks fab as is.  I used a couple of creepy glowbuggs skullz which can be bought here.  I modge podged a couple of pages on about goblins or whatnot from the spiderwick chronicles.

Andrea C x

Monday, 18 July 2011

HDH098 - Haunted Birthday Bash aka Blackdragons Birthday

Haunted Design House -Haunted Birthday Bash

Firsty a big happy belated birthday to Lynda aka Blackdragon or Lynx.  It was her birthday yesterday but we decided to hold off a day and dedicate the challenge to her.  We all LOVE Lynda so much she is such an amazing person and artist (see here and here)and does it all with little uns and old uns and still without complaining like the rest of us mere mortals would!  So HAPPY BIRTHDAY, we love you lots.

I used the raven from octopode (love her images she is one talented little lady)

Now we all know that it was going to be either Poe or Dragons so I went with Poe.  I know the raven isn't great but I ran out of time.  The raven's feet are pins fot the pin cushion and I made a Poe pin topper too.  Instead of an actual card I just did a mini Poe painting.

You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece representing a haunted birthday or celebration.  Make it red and bloody, or dark and creepy. Whatever you wish,  just make it wicked!

Now pop on over to Haunted Design House blog to see what delights the design team have for you.

Andrea C x

Monday, 11 July 2011

HDH097 - Loathsome Lotharios

Haunted Design HouseLoathsome Lotharios

This week the challenge is to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece representing a rake, libertine, a scoundrel, or a seducer... a man who obsessively seduces and deceives women, and create something that represents your desire or disgust.

I have used a simply betty steampunk image and made him a vampire who uses woman for their tasty blood as well as the naughties.  This is a digital entry.

Now the team have come up with some wonderful stuff so I recommend you go and have a peek and if you are inspired then play along.  Pop here and get your fill.

Andrea C x

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Gran Kate - April 1914 to June 2011

Wanted to put a little post mostly to get this off my chest but my Gran sadly passed away last Thursday in the early hours of the morning.  She was such a crazy cool person and it was my Gran who gave me my freaky tastes as she was a horror buff and used to watch them with us when we were young.  She was always reading books esp horror ones.  She was well respected within the family and loved to tell it like it was no holds barred!

This was my Gran when she was a teenager.

Below was my Gran when she visited us in New Zealand in the 70's.

Below is how I will always remember my Gran.

She will be sadly missed by all of us and life has been a better place having her with us.

We love you Gran xxx