Saturday, May 28, 2016

Monster Madness~Blog Party May 28th 2016

Thanks for hopping by today! We are playing along in something a bit new today, the May Monster Madness Blog Party! This party is just getting started and there are a bunch more stops to make!

Grumpoyles - Are they Little Grumpies suffering multiple personality disorder?  Are they Gargoyles pretending to have skills needed for Immigration to allow them in?  It was very late, almost dusk on a sunny Spring evening when this motley assortment made it to the Down Under Asylum.

Incognito?  I don't think so!  But some of them are certainly making free with an ornate candlestick, which is a bit batty.  Maybe they think it is a Christmas Tree, and they are the most fabulous ornaments it could ask for!

Perhaps Immigration needs to check each one.
Obviously won't be a drain on our orthodontic budget with these well-honed teeth.  The gargoyle silhouette was over-stamped with a tree bark background from Smeared Ink's Urban Decay set.  A row of gold nuggets (rhinestones) suggest this guy is well set up for any future dental care.

Clearly this Gargoyl has eaten something that disagrees with him - that half-digested torso trying to get out... or is it reaching for an Asylum Nurse?  At least it arrived with some precious gems in its claws.

Another wealthy immigrant, a row of precious gem nuggets.  But that spider - is it coming, or going?  Do we need to fumigate?

Apparently this fellow dodged the Gargoyle Complex and flew in under his own steam. (steam? Get it?  Steampunk?  Sure?  You really got it now?  A Steampunk Lil Grumpie?  Just born last month?) Clever you are!!!

Well Well Well!  Is this a spider trying to sneak past our stringent biosecurity?  We had to take a swab and do some DNA testing before this punky character was allowed to stay.

Just as we thought they had all arrived and been processed, another stumped in:  From the Fringe set, you have to wonder about a being that has a woman at its throat (and a pelvis from another stamp co)

So there we have it, an even half-dozen critters.  The Family Portrait (in dusky sunlight):

Lost Coast Designs have an Articulated Skeleton that's been getting a real workout from me the past couple of months - the pelvis on Stumpoyl is part of the set.
Smeared Ink have all the other stamps, I have them in rubber except for the Steampunk Grumpies.  They were mostly stamped, coloured, fussy-cut then glued to gargoyle silhouettes which had been cit from cereal boxes -  they even had their own food for the journey!
The background in all the pictures is the piece of heavy packing paper that has spent some time in the "spray booth" - so many different colours from Lindy's Stamp Gang pile up and create something that will be marvvellous to recycle into different projects.
P.S.  Some would say such a "family" would have their own furbaby.  You'll just have to backtrack to Dargoyle on Carmen's Veranda facebook picture to see that beastie.

It's going to take some serious therapy to help these guys DISintegrate their personalities, so life's going to be pretty scary round here - perfectly normal, in other words!  
BUT..... Halloween 2016 and WATCH OUT!!!!

DT Granne here hopping to the partyyyyyyy!
And I'm bringing a AJ page with me.

Stamps used: Lost Coast Designs: ATC Faces and
Vampire skull by Rick St Dennis.

Looks like he's been BAD, bad boy - and maybe still is...

CT kim last to the party as always!
I have an excuse, realllllly I do...
I was helping Miss Frankie get ready for the Midnight Ball!

Miss Frankie is a fabulous fashionista designed by the ever so talented Ike of Ike's Art
She had to get her green on and no time to waste!

Skelly bat up top is a fabulous Holiday Happy Mail stencil 
received from the wicked Granne. The stencil is made by Panduro Hobby. 
The clockface with hand is a rubber stamp I acquired from a crafty de-stash, unlabeled. 
It might be Third Coast.

Thanks for looking, now off to the Ball!
But wait!!!
Come back and link up your creatively creative Monster Makes with us, 
happy to have you join our party, too!
Our Linky is HERE

Party On!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Calamari with an Attitude!!

Hi peeps, juts a wee reminder that there is
still time to make some ODD / DEEP /DARK makes
and join our challenge of May, sponsored by the fabulous

This time I didn't go with her awesome digi's,
but take some rubber/paints/embossing powder and spray in my hands, and made a ATC.

Octopus is from VLV and so is the sentiment 
what's left of the poor fishes that dared to confront the
mighty Octopus is a stamp from Rubber Bandit.

I wish you'll have a creative weekend!

P.S. Stop by tomorrow, we are part of...

Link up to our Lucky 13th May Challenge HERE

Monday, May 9, 2016

Curious with Lunagirl

Hei peeps, it's Granne here,
do you know the feeling when you see images or technique ...
and you keep thinking .... 
and can't get the ideas to leave you alone unless ...

Well that happened to me when I saw this

collage sheet from our May sponsor

So I gave in and started making ATC

and another

and even a third one

Don't know why - it looks like 3 is a good number for me, 
when making ATC's

Maybe because I can call them a set instead of pair, LOL

Still plenty of time to play with our
Anything Goes (no cuties sweeties)
challenge HERE.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Winner's Post~April 2016 Sponsor SLS Lines

Thanks so much everyone for playing along in April and sharing some fantastically awesome creations!

Our top pick and WINNER is......
Hauntingly amazing Poe Tribute from

Please email me at 
for your badge and prize! 

Special thanks to SLS Lines for sponsoring us!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Here Dolly Dolly~Challenge #13 with Lunagirl!

Paper Dolls someone said.  But we're Dark, Creepy, Weird.  Coupled with Luna Girl's Minis #2 I am really really challenged.  Whilst my teamies might have sourced other templates, I went to my go-to for all sorts of templates, Mirkwood Designs.
So, thinking prosthetic limbs, thalidomide babies, Genetic modifications, I started cluttering up the last 100 square millimetres on my desk, and came up with these "ladies"...

Mona Lisa is long dead, it figures her bones would have wandered, or be in disarray:

Stencils, grey flowersoft, a bone across her head

I thought back to those books divided so you could flip pages to change heads, torsos and legs, so why not give this one frogs legs (they and torso are Sunday Int stamps) and fly-away hair.  And yes, those are teeny tiny peacock feathers for arms.

And now with a whole peacock roosting on this body, the hands & feet musculature exposed, and the Luna Girls minis turning up in suggestive places...

The last one for now, showing some exquisite bladder control technique - or is she trying to  flaunt, or hide, her box from Santa?  And her other personal attributes?

With her body a bit zombiefied, one truly cannot say there are no flies on her either - flies & ants stamps from vivalasvegas stamps and eyes from Rubber Bandit Stamps

Thanks Luna Girl for setting in train such a storm of ways to use these collage pieces now & in the future.  I hope you've been inspired to weird-up your own "goody-goody" images, and 
link them to our Anything (dark, weird) Goes challenge here: