Wednesday 28 October 2009


The theme at taggers this week is 'A SPLASH OF COLOUR'. So i took it literally and splashed some cwatercolours onto watercolour paper, pulled it out a bit in places, inked the edges with black.
The stamp of the birds is an inkadinkadoo but i dont know where i got mona from. Sorry.
I highlighted parts of monas face with a chinese white pencil, because where i choose to stamp her was rather red and i lost her features!!!! Note to my self.... BE MORE AWARE!!!
Please come and join us at taggers this week... i had great fun with this... i love getting mucky mits!
Thank your for looking
hugs lynx


At SOPHISTICATS this week my team mate and friend AVRIL choose PINK AND BROWN with a FLOWER...... to get us away from grungey halloween and christmas... so i just had to do a grungey christmas card... didnt i?
Papers are from my christmas stash and liberal amounts of ink have been added. The stamps are INKADINKADOO. the flower i put together from the vase full on my desk.
Please come and join us this week... as always there is a prize.
Thank you for coming to look
hugs lynx

Sunday 25 October 2009


I had another play and this is the result. I used a stamp from 'scrapz' of a lovely oriental lady and gave her fangs and red eyes.... the bat and gravestones are from inkadinkadoo. I coloured her face with promarkers then did alot of shading with ink.
I shall enter her in the 'Thank god its friday challenge', which is 'vampires', Rainbowladys challenge' which is 'halloween' and again in the challenge at 'Darkness inspirations'... whose challenge is still 'Vampires'.
Thanks for taking time to look
hugs lynx

Friday 23 October 2009

ATC for lots of challenges!!!!

This atc is for lots of challenges... its all stamped and inked.
So i'll enter it at.... corrosive challenges, crafty creations, pennys challenge and opus-gluei, although i havent used any glue other than that which sticks the front to the atc backing!
Thanks for looking hugs lynx

Gothic arches

This is my 1st piece for the GOTHIC ARCHES challenge.
I used this stamp earlier in the week and thought it very fitting for the challenge which is Risque'
I have used my usual inks to colour and a sukura pen for the moon behind the dragon, which is a stamp from 'Tanda stamps'.
Thanks for looking.
hugs lynx

The three muses

The challenge at the Three muses this week is 'Long ago and far away'
I made this atc using Tanda stamps and creative expressions make a scene stamps. I have coloured it all with ink and a chinese white pencil for the highlights.
For me the words 'long ago..... ' brought to mind knights and dragons ..... thanks for visiting.
hugs lynx

Wednesday 21 October 2009

Found a new dark art challenge

Was i pleased or was i pleased when i found another 'DARK ART' challenge. I just love doing this sort of stuff.
The challenge at DARKNESS INSPIRATIONS is vampires.... so i hunted thought my stamps for something to use and found this couple by NON SEQUTUER and the heart by INKADINKADOO and had a play with masking. I coloured the couple with promarkers and the rest with ink.... then thought i'd better add the swirly bat.... just cos i like it! I put blood her lips and holes in his neck... there you go...VAMPIRES!!!
Thanks for taking time to look
hugs lynx

Tuesday 20 October 2009


The theme at macabre monday this week is to use... GREEN, BLACK, WITH PURPLE OR TAN and to include SOMETHING ROUND AND SHINEY.
I am sorry this is a bit 'risque' but i have been having a play and wanted to use non halloween stamps in a creepy/gothic/dark way.
I have used a lady on rocks... dont know where i got her...sorry... and cauldron with bats from a plate by inkadinkadoo.
I have used ink... i know ... as usual !!!!!and promarkers to colour the figure,rocks and to do the highlights. The bubbles i used diamond glaze on to make them round and shiney.
Thank you for visiting.
hugs lynx

Tuesday taggers....

The challenge at TUESDAY TAGGERS this week is 'Things that go bump in the night' or just plain old 'halloween'.
Well as i'm sure most of you who come here know by now that 'creepy, gothic, dark.... halloweeny...' is right up my street.... its my 'THING'....forget girly, pink, cute or fluffy i love the 'darker art'.... nothing gruesome... oh no!!!! but 'darker'... love it.
The grim reeper stamp came from dimention forth and the tree,graves happy haunting is from inkadinkadoo.
I used inks to colour and promarkers to highlight areas.
Please pop over to 'taggers' the link is in my sidebar and join in with us this week... i adore halloween and the more people who enter the inspiration i'll get when i come and look at all the wonderful spooky stuff you make.
Thank you for coming to look.
hugs lynx

sophisticats challenge

This weeks sketch at s-cats is by Lisa... and its a very very 'usable' sketch.... watch out for me using it as christmas...BAH HUMBUG.... gets closer. She also wants to see some '3D'.... elements on 3D foam or decoupage.
I used a skull stamp from 'dimention forth' and stamped it 3x and decoupaged it as you can see in the bottom picture. I used lots of always, i made the flower from bits i had laying around and of cause i coloured them with ink to match.... i used lace and ribbon that my friend LUCY sent me last christmas and papers from my stash. The faerie in the bottom corner is cut from the paper and inked to blend.
Please go over to s-cats... the link is in my sidebar and look at the other DT samples... i am always in awe of their creations... Join in with us if you can... there is a prize every week for the entry that we... the Dt choose... and its all very fair.. we vote!!!!
Thank you for visiting me.
hugs lynx

Monday 19 October 2009

The three muses

The challenge this week at the three muses is anything to do with hair.
I thought i'd get away from my 'atmospheric' or 'creepy' stuff and do an oriental atc.
I used non-sequtur stamps and coloured it in with inktense pencils and inks,
Thanks for coming to look.
hugs lynx


Had another chaotic week and got very little done again. The challenge at macabre mondays was interior decor and had to include some or all of the elements in Barbs photo... mine only has a a skull and a raven. The lantern and skull are inkadinkadoo, the raven i brought from 'SCRAPZ' but i cant remember who made it. The atc is coloured in inks.
Thanks for looking and i'll try harder to do more next week.
hugs lynx

Monday 12 October 2009

The three muses

The challenge over at the three muses this week is to include numbers in your art work.
I had a play with some glossy card and different inks and this is what i came up with.
The stamps were at purchased from 'scrapz'.
I like the effect i got but i'm damned if i can repeat it!!!! Oh well.... i'll have another play sometime.
thanks for taking time to come and look.
hugs lynx


sophisticats challenge #6

This weeks challenge over at s-cats is a very elegant stylish sketch by Jan j.... so me being me i had to lower the tone... the sentiment i really love.... but i'm not sure i know who to send it to.
everything is from my scrap box and the gems are stolen from my girls.... smacked hand, bad mum!!!
hugs lynx

Sunday 11 October 2009


The challenge this week is to make a sweet treat holder or wrapper...whatever!!! This is what my girls and i came up with this afternoon.As i'm sure anyone who has ever been to Mc Donalds knows, we have used one of there chip boxes as a template. I used orange card and stamped the main images and coloured them... michaela then stamped the spiders for me.... i now have a stamping mat and desk very tastefully decorated with spiders.... shes so much like me!!!! stamp everything!!! Thank you for looking love lynx

Digital 2 for tuesday.

This is the 1st time i have entered this challenge but i loved the free images so much i had to have a go this week.
The wonderful background was given free.... so i altered it slightly...i jusy drew in bits of web and foliage and decoupaged another skelly bone... stamp by non-sequtur and the words are from my collection.
Its coloured in ink.
Thanks for looking love lynx

magic in the air

The freebie image to work with this week at 'Theres magic in the air' is this lovely little halloween mouse and you had to used black and orange plus one other colour. The papers are from my stash.... and the image is coloured with watercolours. thanks for coming to look love lynx

sophisticats challenge for last week

This is my DT card for the s-cat challenge that ends later tonight ... theres a new sketch tomorrow so i hope you'll all go and have a look iin the morning.
I used just 3 colours and stamps i brought from 'ARIES CRAFTS'. i used diamond glaze on the eyes and i think it brought the image to life.
hugs lynx

Sunday 4 October 2009


Sorry so late this week and not doing many challenges...but girls and oldies poorly and had workmen here for 3 days putting a new boiler in... the week just vanished.

The challenge this week at 'macabre mondays' is to make something with movement..... i used non sequtur stamps and inks to colour.

The skelly-bone is stamped 3 times and decoupaged.... then its mounted on a tiny bit of acetate so he wobbles and appears to dance in the moonlight.

Thank you for taking time to look

love lynx