Showing posts with label ravens. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ravens. Show all posts

11.07.2011

2011 Mutinous Monday #001

That's right folks... it's the first Mutinous Monday from the Macabre Minions!  The Minions need a little R&R and have declared mutiny until 2012, so no challenge this week... but I still wanted to give you a little sumpin' sumpin' to satiate your HDH appetite :)

I even posted on my "normal" blog last night if you want more mainstream :)  Yes... I've been busy.  Anyway, back to a little wickedness...

First up, the last couple of cards from my Halloween card class back in September:


You can't tell, but there is some DELIGHTFULLY sinful, black-velvet crocheted trim from May Arts on the tag... yummy.  And of course, more of that awesome Midnight Dreary line of paper from Moxxie:  Tomb it May Concern & Dead on Arrival.  I rolled a paper rose and finished it off with a dew drop center... LOVE it.


Quite elegant, no?  The top half of this 12x12 paper has a pinkish hue and blended together with the bottom half's greenish hue.  The salmon pink really creates a truly non-traditional Halloween card, but it works!


And here's a favorite of the class:


It would have been 100x better if I would've had my Tim Holtz raven die at the time instead, but this bird worked out ok.  And there's the infamous MS Grass punch... what did I ever do without it?

Moxxie's Feelin' Vine paper... LOVE!  I created the fence with the Scor-Pal and a MS Iron Gate edge punch... turned out pretty awesome me thinks.... simple and detailed at the same time.


That's it for today, but the Minions and I will still be posting random bits now and then... they may be fortuitous, frivolous, fanciful or foul, but you'll want to check back often :)  You just never know when I will be in a random-prize-winner-from-the-comments kind of mood for the next couple of months... hmmm...

**One more thing... we are now gladly taking sponsors for the 2012 HDH Macabre Monday challenge calendar!  Just send a note to The Masterful Mistress via email (link located in the sidebar). 

6.06.2011

HDH092 - Pleasure & Pain

HDH Macabre Monday Rules:

1. Create a dark and macabre SOMETHING (card, scrap page, altered item, whatever) that follows the specific Macabre Monday challenge given. Cutesy is fine, but creepy is better :)

2. You have until the following Sunday night @ 5pm central time to post your creation and please leave a direct-link back here. Please make sure that your blog post / upload has been made AFTER the challenge date... we wanna see fresh stuff, not those from a few weeks ago!!

3. If you upload to any online galleries (TACPCC, S&S, PCP, SCS, etc.), please tag the title using HDH092.

4. Weekly giveaways! Some weeks will be loaded with loot, others not-so-much... but the thrill is in the win, right?! Some prizes shall be by random drawing, others hand picked... and I'm not telling you ahead of time :)

5. We'll be selecting a weekly Gruesome Twosome (our top two favorite creations) from all the players. At the end of every month these will be compiled and a Master of Macabre will be selected and will receive a little giftie from Barb... this could be stamp sets, handmade items, papers, halloweenie embellishments... you just never know.


Ok, macabre fans... your challenge this week:

Pleasure & Pain

You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece 
using something you love and something you hate.
Stamping, digis, a particular color, a style, a technique... no limits!

Now let's see what the Minions have in store for you:


Sultana of the Sinister Lynx:
Love:  rubber stamping
Hate:  mirrored cardstock


Devious Digital Demon-ess Susan:
Love: digital
Hate:  white space


Agent of the Abominable Andrea:
 Love: rubber stamping
Hate:  rubber stamping
{yeah, leave it to Andrea to come up with that one :) }


Creepy Cricut Cween Donna & the 
Cadaverous Concoctor of Chaos Creepy Glowbugg
will be posting a little sumpin' sumpin' on Wednesday, so check back later this week!!

Now it's your turn... pleasure & pain, love & hate... HDH crafty-style :)


4.29.2011

HDH086 - Alone in the Dark - by Barb

Haven't you LOVED all of the Minions' work this week?!!  And are you loving the Delicious Doodles digi's?!  Fantastic!  And now... a little sumpin' sumpin' from me:

please click to enlarge photos... they look a little better

I used Free Spirit for this one.  LOVE her!  And of course I can't photograph anything red and have it turn out right, so you'll have to trust me when I say this looks waaaaaaaaaaaay better in person.


I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder, MS graveyard & grass punches, and the EK Success bracket punch.  The sentiment is one from Stamp Insanity.


You've only got a little over a day to enter this week's challenge... and it's SUCH an easy one!  Don't you want some deliciously dark digi's from Delicious Doodles?

12.05.2010

Gruesome Twosomes & other assorted winners...

I'm not EVEN gonna start with excuses... you've heard them all before.
Let's just all agree that I suck...
and not in a good way :)

Now, on to those that DO NOT suck!
If you are one of the winners, be sure to grab the Gruesome Twosome badge and link back here... display it with pride, my pretties :)


HDH063 - Freaker's Free for All Gruesome Twosome: 
Aisling for her awesome altered playing card, and Happy Days for her ATC treat pouch.  And the prize winner is Nancy for skully santa in da hood. :)
Please email me your mailing address again, Nancy, so I can get your goodies out to you!  My email address is in my sidebar :)


HDH064 - Butchered Blueprint Gruesome Twosome: 
Croms for her skully Noel card, and Raeven for her delightfully different collage card.  Fabulous work, girls!  Nikki of Limited Runs Stamps is sponsoring this week's challenge and the lucky winner whom will receive their choice of THREE digis from from her shop is... Katt!  Please email me so that I can forward it on to Nikki for your prize :)  And thanks, Nikki!


HDH065 - Ravenous Ravens Gruesome Twosome: 
Sarah for her tribute to The Birds, and Gina for her disturbing sheep card.  And the prize winner is Alison...
please email me your mailing address so I can get your goodies out to you!  My email address is in my sidebar :)


Crystal for her delightfully cute twist on a sweet image, and Andrea for a fan-freakin-tastic painting!
Andrea, please email me your mailing address (one more time!) so I can get your goodies out to you!  My email address is in my sidebar :)


HDH067 - Paper Pandemonium Gruesome Twosome: 
Alex for her FANTABULOUSLY fun Zombie handbook, and Katt for her her clever use of dp as sky and ground.  Susan of Crafty Chaos Designs is sponsoring this week's challenge and the the winner will get to choose any THREE items from the shop, AND the Gruesome Twosome will get to choose ONE EACH!  This week's prize winner is Teri for her beyond elegantly creepy raven in a skull tree :) 
 Ladies, please email me so that I can forward it on to Susan for your prizes :)  And thanks, Susan!

Whew.  Now to crown the November Master of the Macabre.  THAT will have to wait a day or two... sorry guys!  BUT, tune in tomorrow for a fun challenge sponsored by Octopode Factory!!

11.15.2010

Macabre Monday HDH065 - Ravenous Ravens

HDH Macabre Monday Rules:
1. Create a dark and macabre SOMETHING (card, scrap page, altered item, whatever) that follows the specific Macabre Monday challenge given. Cutesy is fine, but creepy is better :)
2. You have until the following Sunday night @ 5pm central time to post your creation and please leave a direct-link back here.
3. If you upload to any online galleries (TACPCC, S&S, PCP, SCS, etc.), please tag the title using HDH065.
4. Weekly giveaways! Some weeks will be loaded with loot, others not-so-much... but the thrill is in the win, right?! Some prizes shall be by random drawing, others hand picked... and I'm not telling you ahead of time :)
5. I'll be selecting a weekly Gruesome Twosome (my top two favorite creations) from all the players. At the end of every month these will be compiled and a Master of Macabre will be selected and will receive a little giftie from me... this could be stamp sets, handmade items, papers, halloweenie embellishments... you just never know.


Ok, my little pretties... your challenge this week:

Ravenous Ravens
You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween page, project or card using a raven as your main focal image.  And if you would like to learn more about corvidology, folklore, & raven magic, I found THIS fabulous compilation of info by Susa Morgan Black. 


Check out what the Macabre Minions have in store for your viewing pleasure...

Macabre Mistress Lynx:
Gorgeousness, Lynx... absolute gorgeousness!  Wonderful box... what is that little giftie inside?


Creepy Cricut Cween Donna:
LOVE this multi-image card!  I see Poe peekin' behind the skully... brilliant work as usual, Donna!


Digital Demon-ess Susan:
Shades of purple and black... aaaaahhhhh... so lovely, Susan!  And I am loving that raven silhouette!


Chaotic Creepy Glowbugg:

I like to call this one, "Ravens at Sunset". LOVE the fall colors!
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Fabulous work from my Macabre Minions... as usual!
I'll be back later this week with my offering...
... what about YOU?