Thursday, October 1, 2015

It'a Heeere! The 31 Days of Halloween is Here!

It is round 6 for us at Dream in Darkness!  The theme is...wait for it!  Anything Goes!!  As always we want to see your dark odd or oddities in any art form you want to provide them!  And what better month to enter than October? It is Halloween everyday here at our house but we know some folks only celebrate it on the 31st....strange, we know but we try to understand...sigh.  So even though we are participating in the 31 Days of Halloween, it is business as usual with our challenge!

And speaking of  the 31 Days of Halloween, it is time for the event of the year hosted by Smeared Ink!  That means that each day of October we will be making a new make and posting for you to peruse and it must contain a stamped image, rubber  or digital, somewhere on it.  There are prizes up for grabs by our hosts and all the rules and details can be found at the link above!  You can also win by hopping to the fabulous blogs on the blog roll listed in the side bar, but you have to hop to each blog everyday to be eligible for the prize.  Make sure to check the rules for all the deets you need to  know!

First, we would like to welcome you to our home...we have done sooo much decorating and preparing we are now taking a little spa day to relax before we start hopping to see all your fabulous makes!  And we thought it high time we showed you our faces!  So from us to you Hi! and nice to see ya!  And yes, it is CT Nan upside down...think CT Anne was at play again, seems CT Kim on the right and CT Granne on the left got the worst of the splash!

  


Now on to business.  First up is CT Anne with " My Monkeys" the sequel to "Not My Monkeys"!



UhOh - a skull, embraced by a skeleton, AND a Flying Monkey???
Just whose circus is this?  May be the monkeys are "Hearing no evil, Speaking no evil", but they ARE WATCHING!!!!



The blood - oooh, did the trapeze artist fall to a mangled death?  Tar gel, tinted with Michael deMeng's Serial Killer Red recipe (quinacridone crimson and quinacridone gold) will help you fake it until you can make it.
Turn sideways - this is the top left of my box canvas - snake heads, and a grasping hand that waves to you, but refuses to be photographed clearly:



Let's back out of all this mayhem, and see what's in the 8" x 10" box canvas this time:

The articulated skeleton is held together by threads, and most joints can still move... hopefully not out of this circus.  Some of the stars have wobbly eyes, as do the snakes and the large monkey face.

If this doesn't scare your bank manager into getting you Certified, s/he will have a lot of fun helping you get your own bits & pieces:
http://www.carmensveranda.com/ will get you your own Monkey Face and Large People Skull
http://www.lost-coast-designs.com/ for the marvelous Articulated Skeleton - when "standing" it is a foot high (as well as having 2 feet to stamp haha).  And for the Three Monkeys stamp - who see, hear & speak no evil.  Did you notice the single arm from Chapter 1's Clown Puppet?  That fits in the same shopping cart LOL
http://www.rubberstampave.com have a Flying Monkey
Graphics 45 have the ghost paper in the background,
and it's back to http://www.silvercrowcreations.com/ for some more posturing wee monkeys
Instead of using a font, the Spray Paint Alphabet came from http://www.mischiefcircus.com

So... this close to Halloween, which Circus is yours?

Now up is CT Nan with her book of Day of the Dead altered tin.


 The "Dancing Skeletons"  dancing into "Eternity" are both stamps from Lost Coast Designs.


Some Day of the Dead stickers, a rusty key, and another Lost Coast Designs beauty "Skull and Roses" on the front of the tin.

Inside some bottles from Mischief Circus and an air dry clay sugar skull with some "hairy" additions to his home.

And then is CT Granne taging you with SLS's Zombie lady


Made by using DI ink pads, stencils and ball point pens, here's the lady little closer:


Demanding to be treated....

 And a wee reminder, we will be giving out a prize for faithful commenters but the catch is we won't announce which day UNTIL the day AND you must have commented the day before to be eligible for the drawing!  Ah ha, you didn't think we would make it that easy did you?  Evil laughter and screams fill the house...the spa pots are bubbling with mirth!  See ya tomorrow!  

Evil Froggy is waiting below for your entries....


49 comments:

  1. Fabulously fun assortment of projects!! LOVE the circus frame!!

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    1. Thanks Silvia! Anne's circus is really fabulous...never now what will come out of her creative mind :) xx

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  2. amazing work, team! The projects are so fun and bright. Love them all, but that circus is AMAZiNG! (as is the first one) Love seeing you guys getting a chance to relax (even if it is in green goo.) LOL xxD

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    1. Thanks Donna, it's a meme that really tickled my muse

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  3. Amazing work. Witches hat off to you.

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    1. Thanks Susan! Alas I am now working on my new witches hat...it feel in the goo too :( LOL xx

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  4. wow! what a awesome show. I feel like I have been to the mini movies...fabulous art. Happy Day 1

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    1. Thank you so much Susan! We will keep it a lot shorter until the last day..but just had to throw a kick off party today LOL xx

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  5. Sooo much to take in love love love them all I think I could spend all day looking at and commenting on just today's post. Fabulous

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    1. Thanks Rebecca! We will be keeping it shorter from now on but decided to throw a kick off party today! Thanks for stopping by and commenting we appreciate it! xx

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  6. I love all today's projects and I'm sure I will be in full Halloween overload by the end of the month. If I had to pick a fav today it would be Anne's - because I love the monkeys!!!

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    1. Thanks Teresa, Monkeys sneak up on one, probably how Nan ended up head-first in the spa

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    2. Do not believe that line not one bit LOL blaming the monkeys??

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  7. Your spa looks so inviting.
    The articulated skeleton is fun.
    The whole piece is a work of art that I'd love to have at my house.
    thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Mary! It is sharing the spotlight with my beloved raven :) xx

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    1. Thanks Val! We had a blast with our first time participating xx

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  9. Great pieces Anne and Nan, loving to look and look again, always picking up new things, :)

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    1. Hey missy! that pen inking you did is so far beyond fabulous!! So glad mine got sandwich in between yours and Anne's LOL thanks for the hard work xx

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  10. Great pieces Team, and I'm so glad it was Nan head-first into the spa, I was afraid it might have been me, since I', Down Under, in the land where we walk on our heads!

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    1. Sooo wish I had thought of that angle...LOL xx

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  11. Oh wowser!! Such amazing makes, love all the texture and dimensional makes..oh wow again x

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    1. Thank you Tina for the kind words! We appreciate it so much! xx

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  12. Oh wowser!! Such amazing makes, love all the texture and dimensional makes..oh wow again x

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  13. Wonderful projects! I especially love the circus-themed canvas--"Not my circus, not my monkeys" is one of my favorite sayings!

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    1. Thanks Sarah! That circus is fab both parts! Our Anne is so talented...and Sari's make with pens is astounding to me! That is why I snuck my make in with theirs LOL xx

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  14. You all have skills but I especially like the Skeletons having a slime bath

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    1. Come over and join us next spa day...we may need one around Creepmas LOL Thanks hun xx

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  15. You all have skills but I especially like the Skeletons having a slime bath

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    1. Come on over and join us just watch that first step lol xx

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  16. OMG! Great projects but I am in love with the cauldron and green goo!

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    1. That goo project was given to me my dear Mom who usually shakes her head at my weird makes but I got her hooked on YouTube recently and she told me "Oooo look at this you have to do it!" LOL slowly turning her as weird as I am! thanks for the kind words xx

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  17. Fabulously wicked projects. Hard to pick a favourite as I love them all.

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    1. Thank you Fiona! I have to go with that insane Anne make and lovely Granne's masterpiece...I just ride on their coat tails LOL xx

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  18. Whoa, what a delightfully wicked collection of fabulousness, love all your projects ladies, you all ROCK! Now shove over, I'm getting into the green goo with you all coz it's looks like so much fun ;0) I'll be back to enter some projects in your fab new challenge! Happy Day 1 of October!

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    1. Aww sweetie you are always welcome in our goo! Just do not be standing next to Squiddy before the pic is taken...such an unflattering pose for poor me! And bring those projects on...we take em all and as many as you want to bring..just don't turn your back on that dang Frog!! LOL Thanks for the lovely comment! xx

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  19. You people are evil!!!! I love it! Come to my place sometime and we can electrocute each other. Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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    1. Yes we try to alternate months with the spa goo and then electrocution for our facials...tightens that skin right up! LOL

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    2. and all I wanted was a pedicure!

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  20. YIKES... A SPOOKTAKULAR Post!!! Love My Monkeys, My Circus... ant the book made with the tin... plus the zombie tag!!!! WOW!!! Great First Day!!!

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  21. Amazing post - what a lot to look at!! Super creations!

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  22. Wow, so pleased I found this! Awesome makes by the team, love the zombie tag. Creative and spooky blessings, Tracy x

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  23. Wow - so many amazing photos. The Spa made me laugh out loud, particularly the poor soul stuck upside down. I love the shadowbox, fab idea!

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  24. What an amazing set of projects but I reckon the green goo is most enticing...will link up a project before long...

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  25. Sharing all my projects as promised :0) You guys ROCK & I love you all :0)

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    1. Thanks so much for all your support Leigh!
      ~kim

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    2. And we are so enjoying all your projects, hugs

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  26. Just found this blog through Kim. I am excited to be able to join in real soon! The darker side of art is right up my alley! Wonderful and creepy designs by the very talented DT! TFS! ~Niki

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