Monday, 29 August 2011


ITts Monday so its gotta be Macabre....

Ok, macabre fans... your challenge this week:
"I Was Framed!"
You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece
that uses or includes frame somewhere in your creation. Alter a frame, create a frame, use a stamp that has a frame or create something that uses a frame. Easy peasy pimple squeezy!

This is the little Hallowe'en 3 drawer chest i altered for this challenge.... now i'll be brutally honest and say that when i was told we had a sponsor this week i thought ...'Oh NO...CUTE!.....and i'm not a cute fan.... not even creepy cute...... it leaves me cold..... but.... i was surprised.... NO ...i was amazed.... i found that i really....REALLY ... liked these images.... so much so i now have a wish list!!!

Our sponsor is DILLY BEANS

and honestly you need to check out her shop.... the images are quirky almost zetti .... and i am now a huge fan!

I took my little chest of drawers back to 'bare'... painted it purple and green... then covered it with paper (that i coloured some of the circles to match my coloured image with promarkers)... i sanded and paint distressed all the edges. I coloured my image (with promarkers) then scanned it in the puter and printed 3 small ones and one larger one out.... the larger one i fussy cut and decoupaged to the drawers.... the others are one the sides and top.

Below is the image i coloured and scanned.... you can see my outer edge shading went a bit out of the lines..... Hey-ho!

I think its just so quirky..... love her!

I hope you'll come and play along with us minions this week.... i shall enter this piece into the following challenges..... COME TO THE DARKSIDE. HALLOWE'EN/AUTUMN/FALL HALLOWE'EN ANYTHING GOES... AND LEAVE A COMMENT ON SOMEONE ELSES ENTRY. YOUR OWN STYLE TO CUTE TO SPOOK AS YOU LIKE IT USE SOME OR ALL OF THE COLOURS SHOWN.
Thanks for paying me a lynx


  1. Totally AWESOME alteration hun! I love these projects of yours! Wish I had the time and the energy. . .!
    Huge hugs,
    Teri xx

  2. Wow your altered creation is amazing Lyn. Like Teri I wish I had the time to get into this sort of thing more. Hope you are OK.

    Hugs Ali x

  3. so beautiful ….. love the combo and cute image
    i see it on Make it Monday….

  4. This is amazing! At first I didn't really "see" the image but then she popped right out at me! Wow!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday. Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Rene :D

  5. Dare I say the "C" word? Yes it is cute, but in a BD awesome way. It is lovely

  6. wow! this is fantastic ... the colours, the design, the ideas .... AWESOME!
    I saw it over at Make It Monday and just had to check it out.


  7. I never thought I could do cute until I tried it! What a fab alteration!
    Thanks for sharing your signature style with us on CASE study this week!

  8. Lynx! This is so super cute I ADORE it! Gonna have to try that scanning technique. xxD

  9. This is so darn FAB! But, lol, I'm not sure you're really Lynx . . .raving about cute stuff, and getting all techno fancy and scanning a coloured image back into the pc . . .have they changed your medication? Whatever the dosage, you ROCK!

  10. This is nicely done.. I love the quarky image you used..

  11. What a fabulous project. You've obviously had fun making this great chest. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hazel x

  12. WOW, what a project!!! Fantastic! Looks like a lot of fun and hard work at the same time! Awesome quirky image and fabulous colors! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge for "Come to the Dark Side"! :)

  13. Wow! I saw your project on Make it monday and I just had to check it out, as it stood out from the rest of the cards. I think it is truly inspirational and stunning. Thanks for sharing

    Hugs Julie

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  15. Fantastic box saw it on MIM
    luv Jane

  16. What a great project and diversification in your style - well done you :-)

    Thanks for sharing this with us over the Hotspot challenge for our Pantone colour trend challenge this month and good luck.

    xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx


  17. I saw you on MIM too hun!!!

    Hugs Ali x

  18. Fabulous way to show off your signature style! I like the fact that you didn't think YOU'D like it and you did! Awesome the dark colors! Thanks for playing along with us at CASE Study!

  19. I saw your project on Make it Monday.
    wow very cool.

  20. wow saw you post on Make it Monday, cool!

  21. This is a great box-very cool colours and so neatly done. I saw this on MIM and it is very different

  22. WOW! This is so AWESOME! Thanks for sharing on MIM!
    Karen C

  23. Very Too Cute to Spook project!! Thank you for joining us over at Forever Night Challenges "Too Cute to Spook" challenge. ~Forever Night~

  24. Such a unique creation
    Dropped in seeing your card on MIM

    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V

  25. Wow love your creation, super great images and papers, thanks so much for joining us this week at One Stitch at a Time

  26. OOh, these have worked out so well.

    Many thanks for joining in with our Autumn/Halloween challenge over at OSAAT

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  27. Just found out your box through MIM's blog. I love any kind of boxes!

  28. Hi.

    Great box. Saw your box on the Make it Monday blog where I entered too!!

    Hugs, Hilde