Wednesday, 28 August 2013

DT Throwdown - Old and Grey

It is Glo, Mark and myself playing along with the DT Throwdown this week for Haunted Design House.  The challenge is to interpret Old and Grey any way you want.

The Smeared Ink Forum is here and their new blog for the DT Throwdown is here.

Well I decided to paint the old woman from Drag Me To Hell!  Didn't turn out like I thought it would but what can you do.  I used a background crackle stamp, and a danger stamp that was part of a poison set I bought from Crafty Individuals and then stamped the word hell.  The hell and danger were stamped on tissue paper and water/glued on.  I stamped the crackle on the actual canvas in the background.

I took a picture of a yellow button (like the one from the movie) then made a digital frame with it here and played around to make it look like red at the bottom (kinda hells flames).

The background:

Base of face:

Anyway if you get a chance to have a look on the blog we do need your votes and there are some amazing entries each time.  (Obviously if you like ours best).  We also would love other design teams to join in.

Monday, 19 August 2013

HDH174 - Nailed It

The challenge for Haunted Design House this time around is use stick pins, nails, staples, etc....

I have made a little clay devil and he has been nailed to a block of wood.  The nails each have a spell written on them to stop him from getting free.  He is a particularly evil little devil and if anyone were ever to  manage to set him free......

Remember you have two weeks to enter this challenge so plenty of time to get your thinking cap on.
Andrea C

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Paint Party Friday

I did a little painting today so I am going to enter it into Paint Party Friday

This painting was done using acrylics.  She has a bit of a bog eye which I noticed very early on but was too lazy to fix it.  I just don't really feel creative at the moment and am having to push  myself to do anything crafty/arty!

Andrea C x

Monday, 5 August 2013

HDH173 - Astrological Atrocities

The challenge for Haunted Design House this time around is you are to create a dark, Gothic, or Hallowe'en 
based art piece that is somehow directly and obviously inspired by
the signs of the Zodiac or  Astrology.
And if you're thinking that "Astrology just isn't your thing",
check out what our awesome sponsor and fellow, gifted Minion, Teri
has to offer in her Delicious Doodles digi shop.
Personally I fall under the "just isn't my thing" category but those images are too damn cool  not to use and are so versatile.
I am the worst at cardmaking and it really bums me out when I spend ages arranging and rearranging but it still looks cack.  I see the other minions and their cards always looks spectacular.  Chris said I should forget cards and concentrate on painting or clay and I think he might be right lmao.
This is Leo and he is a Horrorscope and can be found here.

The bits you see are supposed to be Leo's rotted skin made with masking fluid and acrylic paint and an Andy Skinner technique see sidebar for link!

 Below is the Serpent Bearer and he can be found here.

A simple ATC with lots of dew drops. 
Below is a watercolour I did with my girls when we were having a painting day.
We hope to see you all at the challenge and even if you don't get to participate (boo hehe) you need to go and check out Teri's images they are superb.
Andrea C x