Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Haunted Design House May Challenge

This month we'd like you to either use some text somewhere on your creation OR make it a quick make - less than a day from start to finish.
The Minions' two favourite creations will get to display the May Macabre Masterpiece badge, and at the end of the year the person with the most badges will receive a glorious prize from the Minions. And, each month, the badge-winners are offered the chance to be GDT with us for the month's challenge. The winners for April will be announced at the May midway post, in a fortnight's time.

For my creation  I used a picture of my daughter and placed a moon over her eyes.  The quote I used for the text I found on pinterest but is actually from a book by Dia Reeves.  I then added a wolf etc.

Can't wait to see what you guys create.  Don't forget to leave the minions some love their projects are beyond amazing as always.

Andrea C

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Haunted Design House April Challenge - Going Green

Sorry this is late we were on holiday and had no wifi!!  For punishment I will probably have to tend to the werewolves come full moon.

Are you ready for a new, macabre challenge? The theme for April is Going Green and there are multiple ways to interpret that, as long, of course, as it's also dark and macabre in some way. We don't want anything sweet and cute with spring greenery, bleurgh! You can either use the colour green somewhere in your project (the perfect excuse for zombie skin) OR you can make it about jealousy or envy (the green-eyed monster) OR you can go "green" in the eco-friendly way and up-cycle or re-cycle something. 

Now pop on by to the Haunted Design House blog to see the design team's interpretation and the fabulous entrants.

I tried to paint using shades of green but wasn't very happy with the result.  I then sculpted a witch brooch using polymer clay.

Before baking and painting:

After baking and painting and dropping a couple of times:

Get your creepy green on and enter the challenge over at Haunted Design House.

Monday, 2 February 2015

February Challenge for Haunted Design House

Haunted Design House Challenge Time

I have been given a reprieve from my chains in the dungeon.  They decided one year was enough punishment.   I have had to swear a solemn oath that I will no longer try to be "normal".

For the month of February it's a love/hate thing for our challenge.

This means that you can make it about love or hate, OR use something you love, or something you hate. We're always open to interpretation, but PLEASE nothing sweet and insipid or we'll have to burn it. Seriously. No traditionally "nice" Valentine cards, ok? Make it gothic, make it creepy, make it beautifully twisted and dark and you'll receive so much Minion love that you'll need to get checked out for communicable diseases. Remember, we're now monthly and you can enter up to three macabre creations each

For this month I got a picture of my husband when he was pulling a face and modified it on the computer by stretching the space between his ears so it would look better in the bottle.  I then printed it and laminated it, then stuck it in the bottle.  Well this is the story I am telling people.  You never know when they might start burning witches again!  I probably won't get cheek from him for a while :P

Glad to be back in the game again.  Hope to see you all play along with our challenge this month.

Andrea C