Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Forever Night Challenge Too Cute To Spook

The first is my Forever Night Challenge entry which is too cute to spook!  Well personally I think my guy is too cute to spook but I always get cute mixed up with weird.  (I drew this guy in Uni one day when the lecture was about algorithms, yeah I should have been listening instead of doodling.  I know!).

Anyways he wants to play:

Andrea C x

Monday, 29 August 2011

HDH104 - I Was Framed

This week at Haunted Design House we are very excited to be showcasing Silly Dilly Beans Stamps.  Her line is just so fun and quirky and are really fun to colour.  We got told to go and pick a digi stamp to work with and this one just jumped out and grabbed me.  Her name is Olive. Now personally I thought this little filly is too damn amazing to put too much stuff around her so I just coloured her with  my new love distress inks and I used a paper I got from The Fruit Pixie for just 17p a sheet WOW.  I then put her in a gothic type frame.  It does look a lot better than my pics show and I think I will be keeping it up.

I couldn't resist using it again for my friends birthday card.  Inside is a kind of sappy message so I will spare you the upchuck moment haha.  All you need to know is my BEST friend is one of the nicest people I have ever known, she is one of those geniuinely all round good hearted people that put everyone else before herself and helps absolutely everybody.

Well you should see what the design team have done so far and we still have creepy glowbuggs to come.

Now if you don't participate at least check out SillyDillyBeans Stamps.  There is cute and creepy digis for one and all.  Oh and silly me forgot to mention there is a prize from our fabby sponsor and wow is she generous now go check out Haunted Design House for the details. x

Andrea C x

Friday, 26 August 2011

TOFF #9 Steampunk

This week at the octopode factory the theme is steampunk.  I chose to alter a flowery box I have to a steampunk box.

It doesn't show up too well but to colour this image I used distress inks, glimmer mists and cosmic shimmer.  Lots of fun colouring with those and it gleams like you wouldn't believe!

I didn't have a lot of time to spend on this one as my middle daughter started school yesterday and it has been a bit hectic not to mention a visitor this weekend.

Andrea C

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Forever Nights Freaky Friday Challenge #5

I can't believe I won last week for the freaky friday challenge at Forever Nights challenge blog last week with my freaky little maggot/grub man.

This week the challenge is to create something using mystical women. Even better than that our own Teri is sponsoring the challenge this week.

Now this is an ambiguous statement hehe how rude of me. This is just one of the many amazing images that Teri has, seriously one wonderful artist.  I love them all but my favourite is Kitty + Witch especially the one that Teri coloured on her dark blog here.

Did I forget to mention that the amazing background paper is from Susan's Crafty Chaos Designs.

Andrea C x

Monday, 22 August 2011

HDH103 - Carnival of Curiosities

THis week at Haunted Design House we want you to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece of the creepy circus or carnival oeuvre.  Come one, come all!! Bring out your freaks, your fortune tellers, terrifying clowns, and your most curious of curios.

I got a bit excited and did three things.  I don't know what is up with me this week I have done tons of crafty stuff.  We were supposed to be taking the kids lots of places before they start school on Thursday but the weather has been absolutely awful.

Anyway I made two brooches and one tarot thingymajibitybob (how very technical of me).

The one below is made using material I made into a flower with a brad in the middle and some beads.  Then using one of my images I inserted it into a metal tag I had and used anitas 3d gloss to seal it and give it a glassy look.  He looks evil right!

This one I realise the outside tulle is far too big and I am going to fix it.  I didn't really realise until I was posting these photos and had another look at  them it looks ridiculous right!  This was made burning some material again and using the bat lady from the graphics fairy.  I did the same as with the jester pin.  I got another metal tag and then using some coordinations card stock which I distressed I stuck her too it, she also has distress inks around her but they don't show up in my photos.  I then added some pearls round the side.

These three images are fromt the graphics fairy again and I distressed the edges of them and made a ticket to go with them which says admit one and in the side it says soul with a mark and on the back it has non returnable but I made it a little edgy to see so that they wouldn't know they were giving up their soul hmm what goes on in this tiny teeny brain of mine!

Anyway I just had a peek at the design teams work and they have outdone themselves not to mention Glo's post on Wed which I know will be fab as it always is.

Andrea C x

Sunday, 21 August 2011

TOFF #8 Birds of a Feather

This week the challenge is birds of a feather at the octopode factory challenge blog.  Now who doesn't love the raven from nevermore but this poor little girl (apparently) never got another role in a book, movie etc and any thespian  will tell you this is not much fun you need a bit of diversity so... being ironic!

Andrea C x

Farm Friday - Button it Up

The greeting farm challenge for farm fresh friday this week is to use buttons.  Well my Mum's birthday is on Thursday so I thought I would make her a card and enter it in to this challenge.  My Mum loves faeries and cherubs etc.

I made the flower using tulle and the ticket I did digitally then added the wording which entitles my Mum to three faerie wishes.  I coloured a grey image of Chloe to look like her shadow.

I made these soaps using a mold I bought specifically cos she loves cherubs.  They smell like parma violets.

My Mum only likes dairy milk chocolate so I melted down some to make this cherub chocolate with clouds.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Tickled Pink Challenge #33

This is my first time with the tickled pink stamps challenges and this week it is anything goes so I thought kill two birds with the one stone.  It is my niece's birthday so I made her a card using the vampire tickled pink digi stamp as we all know most young people are in to vampires these days.  When I was young I was uncool because I liked vampires and now it is cool hmph haha.

I coloured her with distress inks and a red copic for the blood in the glass.  I made the coffin at the bottom and the bat and the skull is one of creepy glowbuggs skulls which you can buy here.  I made the flower it is attached to with different materials.  I also used some tim holtz tissue tape hobgoblin.  I made up some tickets printed them out and used some distress inks on them then added the lettering.

Well that's enough of my havering.

Andrea C x

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Forever Night Freaky Friday Challenge #4

The forever night freaky friday challenge is for something creepy and crawly.  Well mine is creepy and squirmy.  I have defo watched too many horror movies and it has rotted my brain.

This guy was made from polymer clay complete with brain oozing out of the top of his head.  He is made from translucent clay and there is red clay inside to give it even more gruesome factor.  I glazed him with a gloss varnish to give it that shiny slimy feel.  He is a pendant and will be in my etsy shop soon, although I don't know if there is anybody freaky enough to want to buy him haha.

Anyway better go before I get a knock at the door with the men with a nice sparkling white straight jacket all for me haha.  xx

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

TOFF #7 Hats or Crowns

This weeks challenge at the octopode factory blog is to create something with hats or crowns.  Well the image I used has a hat and I put him on a tiara /crown (yes I know it's a headband but for the purposes of my little girl it is a tiara, which she will have broken before the morning it out!). 

My pictures are terrible once again.  I stickled the image and the material but it just didn't show on the picture and I only have the camera tonight as hubby is taking it for work tomorrow and I hate his big camera so... crappy pictures it is.

That is princess Fiona from Shrek in case anyone was wondering.  I also used distress inks around the edge of the hare image and it didn't show up either.  I am so tired that .... well you get the picture blah blah blah.

Anyways hope you don't think this is too crappy as it actually looks ok in real life.  I really really need to do a photography course or something.

Andrea C x

Monday, 15 August 2011

HDH102 - Queen of the Damned

Well it's another week and another challenge at Haunted Design House.  This week the challenge is to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece that uses royalty, crowns, and/or thrones as the focus.  This doesn't have to focus on the movie with the same name (though it may)... just as long as it has that royally creepy touch, it qualifies!

Well I painted (there's a big surprise) a queen of the damned but it didn't look great on it's own so decided to add some of Susan's fabby papers to add something more to it.

Below is the painting stuck on a canvas with some red card with stickles and using the drippy goo punch and a CROWN charm.  I aslo added some sealing wax and stuck some crosses in to it.

This was my first painting I did but as you can see I got half way through and gave up as it looks kack.  So that is when I started the painting above.

Anyway I hope you find time to play along this week and whatever you do you should go check out the minions blogs they always come up with some weird and wonderful creations.

Andrea C x

Friday, 12 August 2011

Autumn Fairy Door

Well after months of neglect of my polymer clay I decided to have a wee play the other night.  These are what I  came up with.  One is a tiny about the size of a very small tangerine autumn fairy door and the other is a brooch.

I also made some little pumpkin earrings but cannot photograph them as these photos above are ridiculously bad as well.

Andrea C x

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Halloween Embellishments

Well after lots and lots of searching for some Halloween embellishments that you could get in this country and realising that it was a futile attempt.  I started to make my own and am selling them in my etsy shop.  Now these are nowhere near as good as Creepy Glowbuggs brainz and skullz (they are so creepy cute and brilliant).  I have lots of those and they are even better in real life than on pictures.

I have also made some little black cats (familiars), some witch hats, bats and bones but they are drying at the moment.

Nothing like some self publicity hmm (questionable!)

Andrea C x

Monday, 8 August 2011

HDH101 - Kreepy Kids

Haunted Design House - Kreepy Kids

You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece that uses kids as the focus.  Kids are creepy enough already, but we think you can expand on this theme ;)  Bewitching babies, terrifying toddlers, monstrous middle-schoolers, or taxidermied teenagers WE DARE YOU to creep us out!

I did a digital entry and took a picture of one of my kids when her true colours were showing haha.  The paper I used is from one of Susan's (Crafty Chaos Designs) paper packs.

This little devil wants more fiends, oops I mean friends!

Oh and I wrote down all the names of the entrants for my prize giveaway and got my husband to choose a number and it was Carla aka Scrappypug.  If you contact me my email is in the sidebar I will get your little mini prize out to you as soon as.

Andrea C x

Friday, 5 August 2011

Paint Party Friday Week 21

Hi there have only participated once for paint party friday and my good wee buddy Netty seems to swear by it ;p so I will add these two mini paintings that I did for another blogging buddy.

I don't really think they need much explanation.  I mean they are both pretty famous guys.  Unless of course the paintings are that bad and it insn't as obvious as I believed hahaha. The only thing I will say is one of the green dudes is not normally a vampire!

Andrea C x

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Cold Porcelain

Have been working on some cold porcelain stuff for my etsy shop.

Some mini halloween card making embellishments, more pumpkin faces, brooches and faerie doors.

Andrea C x

Monday, 1 August 2011

HDH100 - Varying Visages of Vincent

It is Haunted Design House's 100th Challenge and we are celebrating with a little blog hop with candy along the way and the fabulous Barb is putting up a superb blog candy on the Haunted Design House blog.

You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween based art piece that is inspired by the TRUE master of the macabre... Vincent Price.  A movie, character, poem, narration, song or quote... anything that the great Vincent Price has touched can be used for inspiration.

The blog candy from the HDH blog is pictured below and you have to The rules for entering blog candy drawing:

1. Readers shall hop to each of the Macabre Minions blogs to see their take on the challenge...

readers must comment on each of the (6) posts.

2. Spread the word about the candy corn via your blog, Twitter, whatevah. Then just comment on this HDH post with a link to the announcement about it.

3. If you play along with the HDH Macabre Monday 100th challenge, you get TWO extra chances to win... just linky up and then add two more comments. We will be selecting a Gruesome Twosome like we normally do.

I tried to paint him from an image I saw on the internet and it didn't turn out like him at all so I went for him in the short story of a boy named Vincent Malloy.  Painted using acrylics:

Below was the disaster that doesn't even look anything like Vincent Price but what can you do?  You win some you LOSE some!

Now the prize that is up for grabs on this blog is the Vincent Malloy mini painting, the pumpkin brooch, the witch's hat brooch and the sterling silver, shrink plastic cat earrings.  All you have to do if you want these is leave a comment to say you want to be in with a chance to win this prize and I will announce the winner on Sunday.  Now Barb has some amazing candy up for grabs at the Haunted Design House blog so defo go check that out and I am pretty sure there are some prizes on the other design team mates blogs. 

Now go check out HDH for the blog candy.

You just have to see what the girls have prepared, it is astounding the talent they have.

Sultana of the Sinister Lynx

Creepy Cricut Cween Donna

Devious Digital Demoness Susan

You are here and next is the terribly talented Teri

Temptress of Terror Teri

Cadaverous Concoctor of Chaos Creepy Glowbugg

Hope you find time to hop along and win some wonderful prizes or at least just get to check out the minions work as it is seriously brilliant.

Andrea C x