Friday, May 17, 2019

Don't forget to pack a toothbrush!

As hinted on 1 May, Asylum Anne is slipping the straitjacket to go Junqueing in Ancestral Lands.  All the advice is to pack toiletries in your hand luggage (stewardesses presumably don't like all that bad breath after 13 hours on a plane eating airline food???)
So as not to lose the brush, I've made a dinky stand to sit on the airline tray:
That'a a nicely balanced, sturdy holder, sure to stay upright through any turbulence.
(Badminton shuttlecock, encrusted with granular gel-scungy plaque)
The economy bristles have been upgraded to Business, Serious Business, with grape vine tendrils squeezed into the airline wines, then becoming excellent floss.  The feathers - well, what better than having a wing-assisted flight?

As a Devotee of Michael deMeng's teachings, in particular "When Good Brushes Go Bad" live class, I have added to the handle: the shiny green is where the toothpaste is coming out, the other unsmiling chappy knows something about your teeth that your dentist doesn't.
I've made sure this brush has soaked up plenty of Vitamin D before being strapped into a darkened flying box"
Whaddya think - will it earn me another Girl Scout badge at Hogwarts?

Don't forget, we have prizes... for YOUR dark create.  Every 20 entries triggers an occasion to choose someone to award! We are halfway to the next award 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

1st May day

Well hello spring!
It's officially spring time - even thought 
we still have a little bit snow here and there.

Today I'd like to share ATC
made from left overs from
my Gelly plate projects.

I tend to keep all the pits and pieces;
you'll never know when you need just
that piece and just that color, LOL.

Colored with Zig pens.
Meantime Asylum Anne is testing wands ahead of her trip to the UK at the end of this month:

Would you believe air-dry clay over a tongue depressor stick, an embossing folder before it dried, then some paint, and a leather wrap.

As for the charms... you'd think they'd be built in, but no, one can acquire additional spells!
Hoping to find Platform 9&3/4ths to get to Hogwarts for an Advances Spell-casting course.

Let us see what's in your mind in this spring time.
When our blue froggy hits 40,
these are the goodies going to some lucky art maker.

Our last winner hasn't contact us,
so this is the last call for this price.
After one week from this post (7th of May),
well be selecting a new winner for this cool stamp.

 So Vivian Foo, please contact us
dreamindarknessblog (at) gmail dot com
so we can mail your stamp to you

Monday, April 8, 2019

In her own skin

Stamping on teabag, little coloring and then re-cycling a 
package with a wave image.
I only used to bottom part of the AALL sentiment,
I like it better that way, :)

So what's you been doing?
Show us your art by linking
there ->
and when we have 40 entries these 
goodies will be mailed in some lucky player.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Shake Your Booty

Freaked out by all that pinkness, chocolate and pierced hearts on Valentine Day,
not to mention all the chocolate coming up for Easter,
we're recovering with a tag and plenty of bones to rattle the (heart)beat out.

Over a shaving cream background, the dancing silhouettes are from A Stamp in the Hand
The winged skeleton and border are from Smeared Ink's Skelly Christmas.  The bird is part of a Lost Coast Designs stamp, and the arms from Bloobel (via  Strange how not all of these stamps are still available.  I guess their bones disintegrated faster than their rubber.

So Anne is dancing towards spring 
... hmm since she is living "upside down"
she might be dancing towards Autumn.

We had our first winner this year,
congratulations to the Vivian yet again.
AND the great news is, that we have these 
goodies ready to go for a next winner
as soon as 40 entries shows on our 
froggy linky (at the right side of the blog) ->

Saturday, March 16, 2019

... but this mouth ...and the WINNER

I've been having a bit off a creative lock,
and I thought, why reach for the moon to break it,
so here's a simple ATC to get my fingers 
going again:

Using embossing powder, Visible image stamp
and Holtz sentiment, :=)

I saw that it's time for a first winner of 2019!
That is awesome!!
The winner of this great stamp
Vivian Foo, congratulations!!!

kindly email us at dreamindarknessblog (at) gmail dot com 
to arrange sending you your prize!

And now, hmmm, what's up for our
next fab winner, when 40 entries are in our linky.
(found in the right side column of the blog)
This is what will be the price:

AND dies to match

Cool, ehh? So do link your art
for us (and others) to see, :=D

Sunday, March 3, 2019

No Half Measures.

  Is the glass half full, or half empty, and depending on the contents, will it really matter?
Maybe what really matters is that at time of posting, we only need 3 more dark offerings, to award a prize.  Only THREE!!!

Journal page used a Seth Apter/Stencil Girl stencil, stamps from Chocolate Baroque, Paper Artsy, Andy Skinner

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Belated Birthday Poe!

Life is full of intentions... good and bad.  So Poe's birthday was celebrated in January, and I started... but missing the blog hop deadline, it morphed into Other Innuendo
in her diaphanous mesh dress, and over-stated headdress.
And some digi beasties got in on the act, all dressed in their shiniest Lindy's warpaint
Whilst a Raven (at last! a Poe reference!), heat-embossed, clatters his shiny beak, and speaks that immortal line...

 And of course, the Cautionary note spelled out to Poe by the raven and actress...

Background includes Stencil Girl Tribal Leaves,  stamps from Carabelle which I can't find on thier web site, but got from here,  Andy Skinner's Birds and Bones, Blank Page Muse, digi stamp  Bizarre Beasties from Leigh SB Designs.  The two trees are Cheery Lynn dies, now known as My Makers Movement.

Hopefully your feathers have been ruffled thoroughly, and set you down another dark art path - do share!  We have Treats LOL

Friday, February 1, 2019

All you need is love

Yay, it's February already and
in norther side of the globe, 
we are getting more daylight and energy.

February brings the Valentine's day,
and I thought I'd share here a DT pieces
I made for a SheepSki Designs 
which starts today.

I made 2 ATC using Eternal Love image,
with Gecko Galz digital papers and acetate on top.
On First one I embossed the acetate 
and on second one I stamped.

Do link up you art to our permanent link,
we'd love to come and see and
when there is 20 entries, someone will be having
this cool stamp:

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Bridge-Building and the December 2018 Winner!

Welcome back to one and all! Today we have an awesome journal layout from Asylum Anne.
Please read to the bottom and find our December Winner, too!

Three years ago, I broke a tooth so thoroughly it had to be crowned.  A few months ago, it fell out, got cemented back in and told 1-2 years before something more would have to be done.In that no-work season between Christmas and New Year, I left a message on my dentist's phone... guess what?  Yep.  I got seen the first day they re-opened.  He cemented it back as a temporary measure only, and once "The Lab" opens, moulds, extractions and design of a bridge will get under way.   For those of you who shiver and quake at the mere though of going, I bet your mouth resembles the Kaisercraft candelabra below (split to provide upper & lower teeth.)
Isn't that a great dentist's challenge? And of course, You Can Trust Me... I'm a Dentist.  So there's the story within the story.  See you all at The Murder House!

Much as I love my dentist, there are times when "building a bridge" just doesn't fix life:

There are so many ways for the bridge to "fail".
The page started with Stencil Girl subliminal skulls, incorporated stamps from Blank Page Muse, Mad RatAndy Skinner and various die cuts.

I can thoroughly empathize with Anne and I do dread a dental appointment, how about you?

Our fantabulous WINNER for December 2018 is...
ready PLAYER 1----- Tina with your wicked straw topper! Please email be your snail mail info so some happy mail can start the journey! Email

Don't forget, we are waiting with bated breath to give the 20th dark sharing above, some goodies.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Happy Fellow

Totally felt like coloring something
- it's been a while since last time.
Life tends to take over your hobby time.
We had had lots of snow and it keeps coming
and coming and coming.

But, anyways, this happy chap was a perfect
little thing to color and made an ATC.

Mr. Skelly stamp is designed by Rick St Dennis and sold by wonderful red rubber store (and more) Blank Page Muse.

Do link up your wicked, cool, artsy makes, altered thinkys and other art you have created. After our hungry froggy gets 20 links, this cool stamp will be heading somewhere in the world. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Time to Go...2018 is GONE

Here we are, welcome back and WELCOME 2019!

This year we are changing things up a teeny bit. We'll still be here to provide some wickedly cool darker makes for you in the hopes you will return the favor to us!

But, instead of a strict monthly challenge, our linky will be ongoing so it will be super easy to see all the amazing projects shared in one place! It will work this way, the challenge is now open. Once we get 20 entries, your DiD team will vote on a winner based on that block of 20. Then the next block of 20 starts and so on and so forth. Make sense?

To kick off January 1 it's Asylum Anne:

Farewell 2018, or with all that blood, is it farewell cruel world?  Either way, when it's time to go, it's time to go.

Benchtop sample "cards" are good and sturdy to work on with texture pastes, and have a ready-made backside background..

Granne made these awesome cards with bright colors to kick off the New Year!

Our first block of 20 creators will be in the running for this awesome stamp:
So create away and linkup with us soon!

Have a darkly creative day!
Add your creation to the link to the top left <<<<<