Showing posts from June, 2013

Danse Macabre - DT Throwdown Style

Well, skeleton crew that we are, we made it! Haunted Design House is back in the  Smeared and Smudged DT Throwdown ! Just Creepy Glo and Donna this time around though. Being as most of our Minions serve double, triple, or quadruple duty on other DTs, it's hard to wrangle enough of us together  even for a monthly throwdown. The chosen theme for this month's challenge is  "Danse Macabre" or the "Dance of  Death". Last month's throwdown winners, Airless Chambers   chose the theme. And what a wicked theme it is!! Growing up and listening to metal bands, I immediately thought of a song by "Celtic Frost", aptly named, "Danse Macabre".  Well, it was sort of a song. More like track from a creepy, Satanic movie soundtrack. I'll put the You Tube link on my personal blog . But, that was my inspiration for my throwdown piece.   I tell you this, thinking it might make some sense now, but probably not.

HDH170 - Macabre Monday: Unlucky for Some

*Please see the sidebar for HDH Macabre Monday Rules* ( Note: entries not following the guidelines are not eligible for prizes or badges ) Welcome to the new Macabre Monday challenge, Unlucky for Some . You are to create a   dark,  Gothic, or  Hallowe'en   based art piece  with a total of thirteen components. No more. No less. Thirteen pieces total. If you make a card, the base counts as one. If you use multiple  dps, they each count as one. If you use six brads,  they count as six. Catch my drift? Hey, we call this a challenge for a reason. It's nice to be stretched outside of our boxes every once in a while. Well, we just like to be let out of our boxes every once in a while.  Let's check out if the Minions can count or not. We make no promises. Some of us have more  fingers and toes than others. Freak Of The Formidable  Fiona : Menace Of The Monstrous  Mark :    Temptress of Terror  Teri :

Macabre Monday - Holey Moley - week 2

Here we are starting the second, and final week for our Holey Moley challenge . Pretty simple, you just have to include MORE than one hole  in your project.  That's it!  Oh, and make sure it's Hallowe'en , horror , Steampunk ,  or Gothic in theme. Want some inspiration? Croms:     Donna: Creepy Glo: Be sure to drop by each Minion's personal blog to see more  pictures of these  brilliantly, hole laden projects.  Just click on their name  to be taken to their blog. So c'mon! Make some holes!! And enter your projects here .  Keep it Creepy!!!  

HDH-169 Macabre Monday Holey Moley!

*Please see the sidebar for HDH Macabre Monday Rules* ( Note: entries not following the guidelines are not eligible for prizes or badges ) Welcome to the new Macabre Monday challenge: Holey Moley ! This is a pretty simple challenge this time around. All we ask  is that  you create a   dark, Gothic, or Hallowe'en   based art piece  with more than one hole in it . Now those holes can be cave entrances, rat holes,  sink holes,  or holes in a pair of stockings.  Be creative, but keep it creepy. Let's take a look at what the Minions have created for this theme, shall we? Agent Of The Abominable  Andrea : Wicked Dragon(?) egg! Great texture!! Freak Of The Formidable  Fiona : Killer image, shattered glass paper,  and signature tassel.    Menace Of The Monstrous  Mark : Creative use of a creepy ass firing range target! We hope that what you have seen here has left you  unnerved and inspired to play along with us

Macabre Monday (kinda late) Hangman's Handiwork

I have been a selfish Minion. I have stalled getting the latest post written up, in the hopes that my project would be done by now. So. Not. The case.  The challenge theme is to use either a noose, or knots of some kind on your project. You can google, "how to tie a noose". It's surprisingly easy. Without further ado, here are the wonderful Hangman's Handiwork samples from our star Minions, Donna and  Croms Please join us in the dungeon and start making some knots! It's also time to announce the Gruesome Twosome from our last challenge, Emergency Embellies . Congratulations to  Allison and Wendy Please grab your badge and wear it proudly! Thanks for playing in the dungeon with us. Don't forget to make some knots or nooses for the current challenge here .