HDH – Lady Greystone, the Castle Ghost

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Hi all – It’s been awhile since I posted anything to the blog, even longer since I have played in any challenges.  Gonna try and get back in the swing of things after a long absence.  I decided to play in this weeks Macabre Monday Challenge over at Haunted Design House.  Turns out, this was the perfect week to get started, because the challenge this week was Freaker’s Free for All, meaning anything freaky would fit the bill, and since I was in the process of creating my Lady Greystone card from one of Rick St. Dennis’ awesome images, I knew she would be perfect.

Digital Image by Rick St. Dennis.  Colored with Copics.  Web paper by Martha Stewart.

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HDH110 Medusa

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My card today if for the Haunted Design House Macabre Monday Challenge “Gods and Monsters”  This is Medusa from Third Coast Rubber Stamps newest stamp release.  Isn’t she cool??  After coloring my image, I cut out the snakes to pop up around her head for the 3d effect, trying to make it look like they were crawling over each other.  It’s hard to capture in the picture, but I think it came out pretty cool.  For the background “snake skin” look, I used my Cuttlebug.

Supplies:  Stamps – Medusa Third Coast Rubber Stamps; Ribbon, Cuddlebug, Green Brads.  Colored with Copics.

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HDH107 Voodoo Witch Coffin

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Haunted Design House Macabre Monday challenge this week was “Appalling Apothecary”.  Now I can’t take credit for this awesome idea, as it came from an awesome and talented lady and fellow Third Coast Rubber Stamps Design Team member Roni @ Ink Stain Blog.  Her Witchy Ways Mini Coffin of Frights totally blew me away when I saw it and I couldn’t wait to make my own. 

The first order of business was finding the coffin.  I ordered this one online, but they also see them at Michaels.  In order to be able to paint it freely, without making to big of a mess, I took the hinges off with a small screw driver.  You should be careful here, as I have learned, getting those hinges to screw back into place correctly is not as easy as you might think it should be : /

I painted the wooden coffin with a base coat of black acrylic paint, and after it dried added some crackle medium and red acrylic top coat for the crackle effect.  I then added my shelving by cutting out pieces of cardboard I laying around and painting them black.  I applied the shelving with glue.

Then came hardest (and most fun) part of this project.  Trying to come up with all the little goodies that would go inside my Voodoo Witchy’s “cabinet”  The owl, skull and spider web were all “Dress it Up” embellishments that I glued inside the cabinet.  The spider and frog (down at the bottom on the ‘box’) were silver charms I painted and then glued down.  The ouija board a picture i printed from the internet that I glued onto a piece of grunge board.  The crystal ball was a charm, however they can be easily made with just a clear bead and bead cap for the base.  To make the books, I used sheets of foam that I cut, painted and glued together.  The candle was made with a bead cap for the base and the tube from a q-tip cut to size and then dipped in candle wax.  As the was was drying, I placed the piece of wire in the top to create the wick.  You can also make candles using oven bake clay.  The box my frog is sitting on was created using clay.  I sculpted the box and then placed a bead in the middle for the “clasp.”  The poison bottle is simply a round, flat wooden bead that I painted and added the skull and cross bones to.  Behind the book of herbs that you may not be able to see well are rolled “scrolls” I simple created with paper then burned the ends a bit.

My witch is a rubber stamp from Third Coast and can be found here.  I colored her and then cut her out and popped her up on background paper from Creative Imaginations.  I also added some glitter bat form stickers to the background.  The crosses at her feet were Jolee 3-D stickers that I knew would make perfect gravestones.

I glued a gothic cross pendant to the top of the coffin.  I bought this cross at Walmart, although they have since discontinued them, you can find them online here.

I hope you like my voodoo coffin witch!  I had a ton of fun making her!


HDH103 – Carnival of Curiosities

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I entered this card for the Haunted Design House Macabre Monday Challenge “Carnival of Curiosities.”  This stamp is from Third Coast Rubber Stamps Brand New Halloween Release Sale going on now!  If you haven’t seen them yet, you definately need to head over there and check them out!  This creepy guy is called the Ghoul Behind the Curtain and can be found right here.  After coloring him in, I colored his hand a second time and cut it out to give it a 3D effect in front of the curtain.  I added a ring to his finger by cutting 3 small strips of wire and gluing them down and then added a red jewel on top.  I thought I would  make it look like he was hypnotizing the crowd by adding a bead and string in his fingers.  He is definately the creepiest curiosity in my stash of stamp goodies!

Supplies:  Stamps – Ghoul and Sentiment, Third Coast RS; Jewels, Thread.  Colored with Copics.


HDH094 – Menacing Mermaids

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I created this card for Haunted Design House Macabre Monday Challenge – which was to create a dark themed project using mermaids as the focus.  Fun idea, but I didn’t have any mermaids that looked to menacing so I decided to try and create a scene and hack something together.  Now I’m not real good at stamping out elaborate scenes.  Doing scenes like this means thinking ahead, and anyone who knows me well, knows I rarely think ahead, but I thought Iwould give it another try.  I picture my one mermaid saying to the other, “Hey, that’s mine, you thief!”  There is gonna be a catfish fight, I know it!

Supplies:  Third Coast Rubber Stamps – Maisie & Frilltail Mermaid; Crab Seascape; Ship Wreck; Pescado Muerto; Pile of Skulls: Paper – Unknown; Brads, Foam Pop Ups.  Colored with Copics.


HDH093 – Dangerous

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This is for the Huanted Design House Macabre Monday challenge.  Kuriously Korroded with Kenny K.  The challenge was to create a dark, gothic or halloween based art piece that is distressed in some way.  I distressed my edges.  I also tried to distress the word DANGEROUS behind Bodacious Bev by adding some black embossing and then red stickles.  I hand stitched around the card and added some red gems on the bottom panel.  I thought that panel looked a little plain so I added some black glitter pillow stickers from K&Co.  So glad I got to play today!!

Supplies:  Kenny K Digital Stamp; Paper – K&Co; Stickers (K&Co.), Gems, Stickles, Black Embossing Powder, Thread, Letters (paper, unknown manf.)  Colored with Copics.


HDH085 Gothic Pin-up

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For the Haunted Design House Challenge this week, it’s goth pin-ups. Perfect for me, since I love goth and pin-ups! This actually took much longer then I wanted. The image and sentiment are from Tiddly Inks, who has also sponsored the challenge this week.  I thought for my card, that I would actually try and make a frame (which is why this took so long).  I cut some flat wooden slats I had down to fit as the frame, then painted them with black acrylic paint.  I then added microbeads and glitter to the frame to try and give it a grungy look to fit the card.  The background was embossed using my cuttlebug and a Tim Holtz folder.  The middle panel is designer paper with trees, but unfortunately, the name of the company that makes it is unknown to me.  I added some metal photo corners to the frame once I got it in place.  In the background behind the middle panel I added some pine punch outs. I did add some stitching to her button eye, but unfortunately, that did not show up to well in the image. 

Supplies: Digi Stamps – Tiddly Inks; Paper – unknown; Photo corners, paint, microbeads, pine punch, jewels.


HDH084 – Zombie Apocalypse

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I made this card for this weeks Macabre Monday Challenge over at Haunted Design House.  The theme was to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based zombie project.  I realized I had the perfect zombie image with Madam Macabre found over at Third Coast Rubber Stamps.

I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the background panel, then I used some red velvet ribbon and spider web ribbon as a middle panel.  I love that glitter paper from the Paper Studio, so also used that to add some sparkle and more texture.  Isn’t she just a beauty?  LOL.

Supplies: Stamps – Third Coast Rubber Stamps; Paper – The Paper Studio; Velvet Ribbon, Spider Web Ribbon (Oriental Trading); Red Brads and Pearls.  Colored with Copics.

Macabre Monday HDH082 – Hacked to Bits

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I created this card for Haunted Design House Macabre Monday Challenge.  The theme was Hacked to Bits.  I thought this Freddy Kruger Boy digi boy from Simply Betty Stamps would be the perfect image for the challenge.  Someone could certainly be hacked to bits with all his hardware….I just hope it won’t be me!  Eeeeekkkk!

I used the Martha Stewart drip punch for the bottom and some hinges I found in the garage to accessorize.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:  Digi Stamp, Simply Betty Stamps; Paper, Oriental Trading, MS Punch, Hinges.  Colored with Copics.