Monday, 13 August 2012

Haunted Design House Challenge

This week at Haunted Design House the challenge is 'Hiding in the corners' basically adorn the corners of your project with something.
We also are lucky enough to be sponsored this week by Stitchy Bear  They are a great Digi art shop selling loads of designs from different artists and with lots of different themes, not just gothic horror but some cute stuff too. Go check them out.
They are also offering $10 to spend in their online shop for this weeks winner.

 So after Fridays news about becoming the latest member of the Haunted Design House Design Team they have decided to throw a curve ball at me from the get go.
Digi Images, Ok, so I know what these are and I have been looking at them going I wish these were rubber (my computer skills are pap) I have no real idea how to use them but I like a challenge. When I found out about the Dt and then got the list of the challenges I booked myself on to a copic's class at the Craft Barn. Just in time too.
This is my forst real play with digi stamps. I made the atc first. the image was scaled down and printed out, I then ran it through the Tim Holtz ATC die. I coloured her up with copic's, going for grey skin tones with just a touch of colour on the shoes and hem of the dress.
I then painted over her with matt glue n seal which acts as a resist I also added some around the edges/corners,I could then go in with the distress inks for some background colour.In the corner of the Atc I used some black brads and some eyelets, to finish it off I used a spider charm that was inked with alcohol
inks and then hung through the top eyelet.
 The tag was done in the same way, I wanted a matching pair, the only addition was the spider web which was made with the Tim Holtz Halloween spider web stamp which I stamped onto shrink plastic and shrank.

 If you want to let your dark side out for a little play come and join us and see what happens ;)

I will be entering this into the One Stitch At A Time challenge blog where their theme is 'Anything Goes'

Thanks for stopping by, always love reading the comments.They mean a lot.


  1. Fabulous first DT pieces (sorry - confused the sharing of the news with the first challenge last time). Colouring of the image seems pretty darn fine to me - love her hem! Very cool spider charm...
    Alison x

    1. lol, thanks, you were right first time round, Im just not that clear in my explanations lol. ;)

  2. Well sir, you already look like a pro with the Copics. these are really gorgeous. Never heard of the Glue n Seal but know I have to get me some for sure. Your backgrounds are FAB! Lovin' the embellies, too. xxD

  3. Hi Mark, another first for you and you certainly rose to the challenge, I think you have done an amazing job with the colouring and the love the colours on the backgrounds too - oh, the spider is cute too. Anne :)

  4. ...oh Mark, these little beauties are fab fun and delightfully'd certainly think you were born ith a copic in your hand! your inking skills are superb...loVe the dark elements, the grey skin tones, spiders & cool webb and the flame colours of red & orange all suitably hell-ish!...Mel :)

  5. Cool digi image. It seems we're changing the roles. You're colouring and i'm playing with wire (:o)

  6. Well for a newbie at digis and colouring - not bad, not bad at all. j/k. I think you did a fab job Mark. Looking forward to seeing more of your work still xxx

  7. Fabulous - the colouring looks great!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  8. Love these Mark. There are some fab digis out there and you have definitely put your own unique twist on this one. Hugs, Buttons x

  9. Hi Mark, for me this was just a question of time, guessed they would ask you to join them :-)) These pieces are more than fab! But I still think digis and most of all coloring them is nothing for me :-)
    Suzanne xx

  10. ...hi I don't have those folders & very effective they are too, gosh that so kind of you, is there anything I can give you in return?? otherwise I'll surprise you...MelX :)

  11. Superb Mark - your colouring is fabulous and I really like that background effect. Stunning first project :-) xxxxx

  12. Absolutely brilliant. Your colouring is top notch and your crafting skills are pretty darn impressive too. x

  13. these are gorgeous! Love your coloring! Thanks for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time!!!

    - Susan, DT @ OSAAT

  14. Hi; congrats on the design team, figured it was just a matter of time til someone grabbed you for their side! Great little tag. Hope you have a good day.

  15. Wow! - I really love the cards! Great colors, and the stamp is awsome!!

    Thank you for entering our challenge over at OSAAT
    Good luck in the draw! – Hope to see you again next week!

    Eva`s Scraproom
    DT Member at OSAAT Challenge blog

  16. Very cool Mark, love the vibrant backgrounds.

    Say hello to Spesh and Pounce for me, i love stupid cats too ;-)