Sunday, September 17, 2017

Face it

I felt very inspired by Gina's (last months challenge winner)
dolls. But, since I'm not much of a doll maker,
I made something related to dolls.

I altered a tiny T-shirt that was send to me
a while ago from other side of the earth,
Thank you Anne :). My daughter likes Pullip dolls and
the size of that T-shirt was perfect for her Pullip.
Or what do you think?


Lucifer looks so cool.


My daughter took the pictures above and I took the one down here:


Using tiny rubber bands, ProMarkers and alcohol blending solution
to color and the stamps from Sin City Stamps and Stazon ink

Lets us see what you have been making by linking 
your art HERE.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Listen, Look, Talk ....

I was watching some Youtube tutorials
and saw one where lady had a embossed image
and she colored it over with Tombow marker.

Had to try if it really works, LOL.
These was suppose to be ATC trio, 
but I made it a decoration ... it is Halloween season 
coming after all.


Skulls are from Sin City Stamps, design by Rick St Dennis ,
also used one of the stamps on Background Grunge plate.




Entering my altered ATC's, to a Airless Chambers challenge,
where Anything Goes With Rick St Dennis.

And how about YOU entering our challenge?
We'd looooooove to came and see. This months theme is 
B-day - but the theme is optional, 
so link HERE your strange, wicked, cool art makes


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Winner's Post for the August Challenge!

HelloHello!

We are very sorry for the delay in announcing the wonderful winner from out August Challenge!

So with no further delay we are happy to announce the winning entry is...

#2

Gina email us at dreamindarknessblog@gmail.com
to arrange for your
Sin City Stamps Treat!

Have a wickedly wonderful day!

Friday, September 1, 2017

September 1...


As the seasons click over accompanied by major flooding in Texas and Bangladesh this year, the Cancer Society have their Daffodil fundraising day in NZ - right on a husband's anniversary 
(death by cancer).  So how can we commemorate, or celebrate, anniversaries, birthdays...

Welcome to the first Day of Spring at Anne's Asylum.  
She's wondering, when it's a bit early for a bunch of flowers, 
what do you give a Skeleton on her/his birthday?


Why, a rusty crusty skeleton key of course!!!


And since the tag was on a steampunk theme at the start, 
there are chains to rattle instead of ribbons.

Plenty of papers diecut,  multi-layered, one of the cogs is paperclay.  
The skeletons hang out at Silver Crow Creations and keep jumping into my shopping cart!  
There is one stamp, used as the "frame" - blame Seth Apter for that!!! *sigh* 
it's the bicycle chain - steampunk done and gone beyond death .
Oh, and the numbers  are also stamped across the "top" of the tag.
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And what would a party be without FUN (???!!!) entertainer? 
So bring in the clown:


CAS style postcard, so only one layer here.
Using stamps from Sin City Stamps.
(this and this)

Come back mid-month to see how Anne "celebrated" 200 years since Jane Austen died

Meantime how do you celebrate YOUR dark anniversaries?  Share *here*


Friday, August 18, 2017

The Circus calls.

Everyone loves a good old-fashioned circus, full of death-defying acts, wild animals, and... clowns!!!  Whizz through some tags with me that are to be bound into a book now I've found my Zutter AND bought a new camera!!!
 The cover tag is a size larger than the rest.
 The Trapeze artists wires are still free-floating - with microbeads glued to them for grip haha.





 Love the Sticks & bones stencil, and what has it got in its pocketsses, my presshuss???

I have so many stamps that can be used for a circus, more tags need to be done, so I've not bound these yet!  So far, Scrapberry's (thanks to Sari), Lost Coast Designs, Viva las Vegas stamps, Smeared Ink, Carabelle,  Silver Crow Creations, Stencil Girl, Andy Skinner, and Graphics 45 have all contributed.

If Life's been making you jump through hoops, or you've stayed off-beat this month, share it with us here.

Monday, August 7, 2017

July 2017 Challenge Winner's Post

Welcome back!

Today we have the winner from last month's creative challenge! Glad you came back and in the center ring without further ado...

The winner is #3 Susan Renshaw!
Congratulations!
All of us love your way with ATCs


Special thanks to everyone that played along and we hope you will come back and share your creative play with us! Share and link up with us for a chance to win a Sin City Stamps treat!
Bring your dreams from the darkness...

Link those dreams here.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Life is a Circus ...

Hello all you swell readers / players and followers.
As you can see, Dream in Darkness has got itself
a new lighter look. 
And with it we'd like to invite more players
to play, so not "just" dark entries,
are super welcome,
DO link up your strange, fun, bring your Snark,
Mixed Media, alternative, wicked, COOL projects
- you know we loooove to see them!!!
But sorry cute kittens don't make the cut !

We also are going to have a Twist of the month. 
It's a theme you can follow if you so wish 
(we are a easy going challenge - not must "have to" -thingy's). 
This months twist is the "Circus".

Here's Granne's take with a Circus twist



Altered photo frame from Ikea and mostly 
VLV stamps colored with Inktense Pen's

Asylum Anne's passport let her out of the country, but she nearly didn't get in to Australia - "they" scanned it several times before it would be accepted.  At least she got to Lismore for 4 days with Seth Apter, taking his Library of Memories class.  Although he had run out of stock, another classmate who regularly attacks Anne's credit card, Julie of Time to Create, had plenty, and reaped the benefits.  So with lots of new goodies on her desk, Anne went looking for the
 New chunky embossing powder on a cereal packet (just the right background!)  And like the phrase says, "Not My Monkeys, Not My Circus", this clown has one up on you!
A different embossing powder sprinkled randomly over wet paint.
Another ATC, with a new Carabelle stamp.  Don't know that we like the look of that balloon.
And a third ATC, with a new die from Carabelle making for a pretty windy tent.
Granne sent the stamps thank you so much.  The clown scraps came from Silver Crow Creations.

Dear Granne unleashed this Circus and made sure to send provisions to the Crew. BUT those insane monkeys stole the food along the way! Can you believe it?? Them clowns got something to do with it for sure! Even on a good day you know what can happen when h u n g e r overtakes you!?***%$#! And then leaving that drat tent flap open and all chopped up seriously...

Caution Contains (pea)nuts!



No Snickers is not a sponsor!

But...if you link up something snarky Circus-y or funky, or just totally mind-bending you are in it to have a chance at at "treat" from Sin City Stamps!

Link up Below...