Friday, February 14, 2020

Valentine???? Mate, yer Dreamin'

Ah Poe, what did you start??? Those @#!!#* ravens quothing "Nevermore" all over the place, then less than a month later all those pink-loving "romantics" are running round saying...

The mdf word is Kaisercraft I think.  The raven/crow is part from another Paper Whimsy Crow stand.  The squishy floppy skellies draped over the "sentiment" are from ali express, started yellow, were painted brown then some of the paint rubbed off as it should be.
The mdf has several layers of paint dabbed around, plus 2 of crackle paste.  I love interference paints.

We still need to see a few more of your dark dreams on display to the right of this, before we can award someone with happy mail.

Thursday, February 6, 2020


So, it's the Valentines month going on
... well, had to join the season,
but my make is kind of ANTI-Valentine

I made a base using cardboard and 
packing tape, pieces are ATC size

Then I covered the base from both sides with 
Sentiments are from TH sticker album.

Happy Valentine's everyone, hugs!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

How Spiderman got his uniform

Contrary to whatever is in the movie, there is a far more ridiculous/darker/shameful reality:
 Guano!  Or whatever you call the draconic equivalent.  Spiderman was resting in the bushes, avoiding persecution from some of Poe's ravens, when oops, a dragon flew by, perched, and relieved itself!  Stupidly, Spiderman looked up, and copped a faceful as well as all over his black disguise.
What more can anyone say?  The true story is out now.
All that's to be said is that the tale was outed with assistance from Creative Embellishments and Paper Whimsy
Of course I couldn't stop at using just one crow tree set.  The sun came out to reveal all the colourfulness of the next one:
 Paper paste, pumice paste, sand paste all got a workout on this piece.
Dancing queen WITH ravens LOL

Keep sharing your dark dreams to the right, we're keen to reward one of the next 20 Dark Dreamers

Saturday, January 18, 2020

See, speak, hear no evil

I had a little creative moment

Sentiment is from Jane Austen set
- yes, I have a strange way of thinking some times, LOL

Here the sentiment is from VLV stamp.

and then a little reminder,
we have a new winner from entries 81-100:
 number 95 Paula, 
with this FABULOUS piece of art
and the price is
this awesome skellie stamp from CT member Anne
SoPaula, please contact
us : dreamindarknessblog (at) gmail dot com
and tell where to send this great stamp.

As you may have notice, we have a new linky there ->
and when there is 20 links for your art,
there will be a new prize coming ....
and that would be great die:

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Winner and the headache owl

Hello hello, 
I saw this challenge with a theme headache
and decided have fun with it.

using Art by Marlene paper and diecuts.

but now, we did hit the 100 entries at the
beginning of this year and you know what that means?

Oh yes, that means happy mail for someone and
this time that lucky "someone" is
entry number 95 Paula, 
with this FABULOUS piece of art
and what is the price?
This awesome skellie stamp from CT member Anne
Sooooo cool! Congratulatiosn Paula, please contact

us : dreamindarknessblog (at) gmail dot com
and tell where to send this great stamp.

As you may have notice, we have a new linky there ->
and when there is 20 links for your art,
there will be a new prize coming .... 

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

New Year, no New Resolutions

No new resolutions - Asylum Anne is waaaay too busy to stop and think about making any.  The last couple of months have seen her with a paintbrush in her hand every free moment.  The house has been painted.  The Guest Bedroom has had all the non-guesty stuff removed, then painted.  The craft room looks like this:

Somewhere under all those Essential Supplies is that empty 1 square foot of space she usually creArts on.  Somewhere...
Actually, she's setting up a new, bigger brighter Studio.  That's been a mission, shifting 4 knitting machines, 3 sewing machines, some of their stash (all were in the Guest room), then bringing shelves, drawers and heaps from the Old Craft Room in.  And more painting - recycling some old kitchen joinery to be the new work station.

She decided an old 3-drawer filing cabinet would be a good surface to solder, butane torch etc on, and asked Fire Safety Officer & DH about something to protect the wall behind it.  That got sorted in 10 minutes.  He's being marvellous, probably because she's freed up the largest wardrobe in the house so he can have TWO for his clothes again!!!  It's set up close to the French doors for ventilation, and the fire extinguisher is a couple of paces away beside the Felting Room (ok, most people would call it a bathroom, but no-one around here is "most" people):

So that's why there has been no creArting Down Under.  Thanks so much to Granne (Sari) for keeping the blog going.
Bring on the New Year, with more of all that was good in 2019.

Hear, hear Asylum Anne here's hoping 2020 brings the good parts of 2019 along then times infinity of the good!

Long time no see, DT Kim here, I know I know....thank you so much Granne and Asylum Anne for caring and carrying on this wonderful dreamy corner of the internet called Dream in Darkness!

Dream on all you dreamers! Let's make 2020 ROCK!

Mermaid and Dream and weency flower rubber stamps by Blank Page Muse

So what are you dreaming up for 2020? Make sure to come back and link up with our linky off to the side there>>>>>>>

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Pink X-mas

I bought some cheep brushes
from Lidl and the package was really yummy

I just had to recycle it:

Ladies are from VLV, sentiment from Dylusions.
Colored with Inktensse.

Very merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2020!!