Saturday, October 1, 2016

October 1 Challenge Post 31 Days of Halloween!

Thus begins the best month of all, October! This month we will be bringing you a new wickedly weird project each and every day and culminating on our favorite holiday, Halloween of course!



There is an awesome Blog Hop going on all month, some of you may remember
31 Days of Halloween from years gone by. Well 31DOH is back and the Blog Roll is right there on the side bar so you can Hop along and be inspired each and every day!

 31 Days of Halloween 2016
Terra
Sarah
Alison
Amanda
Lyneen
Susan S
Shell
Susan R
Lost Coast Portal To Creativity
Monique
Dream In Darkness
Airless Chambers
Jessica
Michelle
Kelli
Kapree
Genny
Sue
Lisa
After today, you can follow the Hop as listed on our sidebar! >>>>>>>>

Here are our spooky offerings today, scroll down if you dare!

CT Granne starting October in Spooky wonderland with  Mischief Circus


Wigs Exclusive 1, (mushrooms - sorry, cant find them) 
and background from Scrapper's Delight

CT kim
"Hotel Hell" digital art kit by Marta van Eck found at Mischief Circus
Does this Hotel have many return visitors? Hmmm..off to make a reservation...


And Asylum Anne is running round looking for inspiration, throwing out random letters hoping for words that will inspire her.  And her "ouija" board scrabbled around to help, and connected with... some dead singers?
So many credits to roll, we'll come back later in the month.  Meantime, can you find the Ghostopus?

CT Nan is frantically trying to follow the fabastic CT Anne with her interpretation of the song "Hotel California"....such a lovely place...you can check out anytime you want but you can NEVER LEAVE!!  Using "The Curse Splatters" from FoxySquirrel and some elements from "The Old Haunt" set from Tumblefish Studios at Mischief Circus!


  Seems some of our great minds thought along some very similar lines!  And to drive CT Anne nuts...some of us will be challenging ourselves to include some form of PINK in our ghoulish creations!  Can you hear her screaming???  Listen closely..maybe tonight when you try to have "sweet" dreams you can hear her anguished wails????

Since this IS a very special month, team DiD is
running crazy wild without any sponsor - and with all of them, mwahahhahaa
BUT, there will be a challenge winner and this happy
dancer is dancing on his way to the winner...


Hmmm, wonder how he likes pink????
Muwhahahaha!



Link up with the grudgingly pink Frogster...

Monday, September 26, 2016

Lost at Sea - Lunagirls

Sometimes I get to kill two birds with one stone, and a jigsaw piece swap coincided with working with Luna Girls collage sheet Bathing Beauties here.  Some of the Bathing Beauties are in ocean scenes, and I recently acquired an octopus die that I've been itching (not dieing) to use.  So, our Bathing Beauty is staring out to sea, awaiting her sailor lover's ship's return.

The jigsaw pieces are roughly 150 x 150mm (6x6"), and the challenge was to use black with them.  The back side of the jigsaw pieces were coated in black gesso, then Paynes Grey, then some of it a layer of pthalo blue, a layer of Jo Sonja's Decor crackle, then a final layer of Paynes grey.

The Sizzix skull die has lots of "cracks" when cut out (from a drinks coaster), just begging for the octopus and some seaweed to be growing through it.  Bits of flowersoft and random splotches of paint add to the texture.  


The Ship Silhouette stamp is from Silver Crow Creations 
Some Seashells are from beachcombing expeditions, but most of them are from shell necklaces.
The gleam most noticeable top left is the crackle.  Down the bottom was blue-tinted lava gel medium, and I tried to keep it thick enough to bed the seashells into.  However I later had to re-glue quite a few down again with Helmar 450 glue.

Alas, from the angle of the ship, it is clear that her sailor will not be returning, 
but has fed the fishes and is now home to an octopus and it's vege garden.

There's still time for you appease Evil Drowner Froggy, and perhaps win your own Lunagirl prize, with your own dark, sad, weird make.  
Link it *here*

Friday, September 16, 2016

To Have And To Hold

Our awesome September sponsor: Lunagirl have
some fabulous Pin Up sheets and I just HAD to
play with those images - just with a little twist,
since this is Dream in Darkness we are playing in...


Ladies are from Lunagirls Pin Ups #1, jars are here.
Other images from Mischief Circus and Scrapper's Delight's.

Like the sentiment?
Feel free to save and use, :=)


and do join our challenge HERE,
we loooooveee to see what's on your 
dark/weird/alternative side of creations...

Thursday, September 15, 2016

the countdown begins...

closer and closer....September is winding down...

soon, very soon...

It will be time for 31 Days of Halloween....a new project each and every day until Halloween...

Are you ready??


An awesome and amazing massive Blog Hop each day in October, you can still sign up, if you dare...
visit the host HERE and come back to play in October!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Hmmmmm, errrrrrr, ok!

You know how you can be totally planning something have it almost ready to the tee and decide to wait until the next morning to finish it off?  Well, of course, then it ends up in the Tardis and you are a week behind/ahead of yourself!  So that's the long and short of the theory and here is the remains of my little TP album :)



The cover with its little card that slides right into the TP opening :)  Skeletons and little cat from Lunagirl Halloween Digital Collage Sheet #4 who has so fabulously sponsored us again this month! and all red stamping with bargain bin stamps, unknown sets of stamps on sale, Smeared Ink, and VivalasVegaStamps!  Oop, a Dylusion's set of stamps from last 31 days of Halloween that I won!





On the back of card one is a bigger kitty from the set with the word Boo! and stamping and some washi tape and lots of distress inks and Tim Holtz's Paper pad.


The second page has a wonderful spider web full of spiders also from the collage sheet by Lunagirl with some yummy red flies and some webs and such stamped around.  The card has a die cut chandelier and a ticket for the big day.





The back of this one has an amazing guy...or just another talking head :)  from the collage kit word included.   Centi/milli is from ButterSide Down Stamps.


Last page with some sad guys who might have taken a sip of the devil's nectar or took a hit of poison from the loves of their lives!  Skellies all from the collage sheet and stampings from all the lovlies already mentioned! 

Please some by and drop off your entry with the frog man!  Ribbittymuwhahaha......Right 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

August Winner's Post~sponsored by Make it Crafty!

Welcome back today!

Today is the day we announce out fabulous winner for August! yes!!

Such and amazing selection of fabulous entries! Thank you everyone that played along!

Without further delay...

.........our winner for August 2016 is........


Thanks Sharon for playing with this wonderfully creepy creature!
Please email us at dreamindarknessblog@gmail.com to arrange your winnings and get your badge!

Our Creeptastic mentions to:

From CT kim: The neon green fringe really got me and quirky cool from #20 Ionabunny
From CT Granne: Totally loved #15 from Gail Lett
From CT Anne: Fabulous pick up on the Steampunk theme from #3 Gina


Thanks so much everyone!

Come back and link up with us HERE for this month's challenge!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Luna Girls Faces

I keep coming back to a Luna Girls mini collage sheet in my creations.  I was partway through a graveyard piece when I had to stop for this journal page, which I shared in their July blog travel-themed challenge:

So back to the graveyard journal page:
The background shows the influence from taking Seth Apter's Card play class - start with black gesso, and everything on top seems to pop.  In fact, these gals have popped right out of their graves.
I punched each one out with a slightly larger punch, retaining a halo around each.  For each length of wire I formed a circle the same diameter (wrapped round a paint pot lid) then twisted the two ends, adding beads every so often.  The wire loop was slightly larger than the pictures.  Typically resin is used, but I tried pouring medium, which I poured over the cutout and the wire loop.  It worked, giving a transparent halo between the picture and the wire.
Needed a bit of help while the gel medium dried keeping the wire and chippie to the background:

I used Tombstone Border chipboard from Creative Embellishments painted black then various interference paints to colour.  The Spellbinder die "Twigs Unite" seems to have been discontinued, alas.  To make it stand out from the background, I had to outline it with a silver pen.
Yep, that's flowersoft at the bottom of the tombstones.  Sweet, cute, flowersoft mwahaha!!!
So you CAN have these sweet images, and use them in a darker, weirder way.