Monday, 28 February 2011

MACABRE MONDAY

Well its Monday again so its gotta be MACABRE, and as usual we have a new challenge for you.... and this weeks its...............
....................................................My Beloved Monster
You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based project with a monstrous theme. Big ones, short ones, ones that are cuddly & fat... scary ones, hairy ones, whatever kind of monster rocks your world. So let's just say we wanna see monsters in any size, shape, color or form!







I chose to make a book, its approx 4"x4".... made from scratch, in the traditional way..... the pages are stitched in place.....

...its bound in leather.... has a ribbon attached inside the spine ..... just like the old 'classy books have, to act as a book mark......

..... it has distressed blank pages for you to write about or draw your own monsters..... its fitted with a lock and key..... wanna keep your monsters locked away safely, dont ya?


......................... and i have used 12 different TELLENS PLACE IMAGES...... coloured with just a 5B pencil and a terricotta sketching pencil..................

............the pages are distressed with black ink................ and the images have been smudged.... using a 5B pencil you cant do much else but smudge it!
All of these fantastic MONSTER IMAGES are available at TELLENS PLACE..... the link is on my side bar.... i've only shown 4 of the 12 i have used...... but honestly they are all wonderful.


I hope you have time this week to share your monsters with us minions at MACABRE MONDAYS.

I shall enter this book at the following challenges, and hope i dont scare anyone to much!

http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com/ FANTASY ........... DRAGONS......MONSTERS!

http://www.rileyandco.blogspot.com/ BROWN + ONE OTHER COLOUR............... MY BOOK IS BOUND IN BROWN LEATHER..... I ASSUME BLACK AND WHITE DONT COUNT, SO MY OTHER COLOUR IS GOLD.... THE NAME PLATE ON THE FRONT.

http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.com/ DISTRESSING............... EVERY PAGE.

http://lilredwagon.blogspot.com/ ANIMALS............ DRAGONS ARE ANIMALS?

http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.com/ THINGS WITH WINGS............. YEP!

http://www.charismacardz.blogspot.com/ BLACK, WHITE AND ONE OTHER COLOUR.............BROWN LEATHER!

http://craftypurplefrogchallenges.blogspot.com/ MAGICAL.............EVERY SINGLE IMAGE IS MAGICAL! WELL I THINK SO!

http://sugarcreekhollow.blogspot.com/ DECORATE THE INSIDE........ ITS A BOOK... SO I HOPE THE PAGES COUNT!

http://peartreedesigns.blogspot.com/ RIBBON.......... USED AS A BOOK MARK

http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/ DISTRESSING ..........AGAIN EVERY PAGE.

Thanks for visiting me...sorry again for the long post..... but it could have been so much longer .... i really wanted to show ya all the images.... but thought i had better not!

love lynx

23 comments:

  1. Hello Lyn. Wow, you super-talented lady. As always a brilliant creation. I would like my Mojo back because you keep sending me away and taking it from me, haha.
    Happy crafting my friend.
    Love Sandra xxx

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  2. What a fabulously beautiful work of art !

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  3. Ah, so I might have to stitch my pages together after all then. Seriously fab book hun! Love the quirky project below too, looks like it was fun to do.
    Hope you are well and the oldies are behaving. . .?
    Hugs,
    Teri x

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  4. love the book! thanks for joining us at Pear tree Designs this week, good luck

    xxx

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  5. Did you actually make the book? If so you are a bloomin art genius. This is so super classy, my god woman does your talent know no end!!!! xxx

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  6. You know Lyn, why can't I ever think of these fabulous things like you do! I really think it's time I locked you up and threw away the key because you don't seem to understand that you are not to make FANTASTIC things, only sublime - do you hear! Once I find your little mojo - hiding, it seems to do quite often when it knows I'm searching for it - I'm going to kick it right in the fanny! Can I try to copy this, by the way? Love, hugs & mushy stuff my friend.

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  7. This is sooooo magnificent, you are an absolute master!

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  8. I'm with Susan! Holy crap, this is beyond amazing! I've gotta show my hubby who has decided to try making some books. (He'll just LOVE this!) As I do! xxD

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  9. this is so cool! I love how vintage it is! your amazing!!

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  10. another fabulous project, thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

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  11. Wow what a great project, I love it! Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week and good luck xx

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  12. WOW Super project. This must of taken a long time. I wish I could see this in person. Thanks for joining us again over at SCH.
    Hugs, Heide
    SCH DT

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  13. WOW! You are one talented artist! Another phenomenal project! This is so unique and right up my alley! Love it! Thanks again for playing along @ The Corrosive Challenge! :)

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  14. Fabulous project!! I love your creativeness thank you for joining us at Anything goes
    Hugs
    Tamara

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  15. great project! thanks for joining the corrosive challenge!
    hugs

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  16. Fabulous project!
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.

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  17. Absolutely inspired work!!

    Cheers!

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  18. Brilliant creation - truely inspiring. I love the distressing around each page!!

    Thanks for joining us over at Pear Tree Designs in our 'Ribbon' challenge - good luck.

    Lou Mac. xo

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  19. looks magical to me!!!
    thanks for joinin us at TCPF!

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  20. This is awesome!!
    Thank you for joining us girlies over at Crafty Purple Frog & Crafts & Me Challenges, good luck.

    Hugs Vicky xx

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  21. Awesome!! Just AWESOME!!!
    hugs
    Helen xxxx

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  22. Hi Lynx -
    So glad to see you return to our SCH challenges. Your book is an amazing piece of art and I just can't get over all the pencil drawings inside. What a labor of love. I do hope you'll continue to join our SCH challenges.
    Sharon, SCH-DT

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