Tuesday 31 May 2011


Sorry for being a day late posting this.... we have a new challenge for you at MACABRE MONDAYS.....this week we are sponsored by SIMPLY BETTY STAMPS and our theme is....


You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece
using items that begin with an 'E', 'M' and an 'O'.
For example:
E: Emo image, Edge punch, Embellishments, Embossing, Eggplant, Ephemera, Eight
M: Material, Medium, Mists, Matts, Metal, Magic, Magenta, Messy, Mesh, Maroon, Mint
O: Orange, Oval, Old, Ornamental, Octagonal, Oblong, Obsidian (black), Overlay, Organza, Olive You only have to have one of each of the letters represented in your piece.

I was given this rather cute vampire image to play with.... so i made up a little creepy scene and made it into a coffin shaped card.
I coloured my background 'EMERALD'.....'MASKED' my image.... used 'OBSIDIAN' (black) card and gems.
I coloured the background and image with promarkers.... i stamped creepy branches in pale gray, medium grey and then in black.... finally i sponged black ink over the whole piece to give it a misty/foggy feel.
I hope you can find time this week to play along with us.

I shall enter this card in the following challenges,

http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/ WHAT A GUY.

http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/ ANYTHING GOES.

http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.com/ ANYTHING GOES/USE YOUR FAVOURITE THING..... ink and black card.

http://doitwithdigis.blogspot.com/ MEN/BOYS

http://doitwithdigis.blogspot.com/ MAKE A SCENE

Now on to TRY IT ON TUESDAY..... and be warned....this is completely different to the card above... sick bucket at the ready...?

Our new challenge has been chosen by my teamie GEORGINA.... and its to alter something(anything you fancy) on a DREAM theme.

I used the words from an Abba song.... my Grandad loves Abba.... this damned song rattles around in my head...

i painted a dark wood frame cream, sanded it, then stamped cracks on it in a pale blue.... i heat embossed the edges with embossing powder i mixed myself.... i used the same powder on the silk leaves, diecuts and some of the flowers....

i made all the flowers, some fabric, some from torn scrunched up paper... the image is a victorian scrap i've had forever.... i printed the song words out on the puter... spray painted the paper... stamped swirls in paint.... used gems, lace, pearls.... made a little fancy thing for the top out of clay.... metal butterflys.... and the dreaded glitter.....


i'll enter this into the following challenges....

http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/ ABAC

http://www.papersundaes.blogspot.com/ VINTAGE/SHABBY CHIC

http://lollipopcrafts.blogspot.com/ INSPIRED BY A SONG

http://www.bellichallenge.blogspot.com/ NEGLECTED CRAFT TOOL ....my heat gun.

http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.com/ PEARLS AND LACE

http://craftypurplefrogchallenges.blogspot.com/ THINGS OF BEAUTY .... what can be more beautiful than an angel?

http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.com/ ALTER SOMETHING

http://thestampmanchallenges.blogspot.com/ 'BINGO'...I did blue, torn/ripped and die-cuts.

http://peartreedesigns.blogspot.com/ SPARKLE

Thanks for visiting me love lynx


  1. Hey missed your creepy creativity while I have been off getting educated. I have an image you may like on my blog right now (not sure, but thinking you will)... it is a free one...
    This is great!
    I hope now that school has settled down for summer (only in 2 classes right now) I can get out an visit and even maybe play around a bit.

    Glad to see you!!!

  2. Fabulous... not girly, just shabby chic... that's ok and just the right recipe for the Stampman challenge thanks... lovely to see you around the challenges again, even if you never come to see me!!! boo hoo. what did I do??? tee hee

  3. WOW!! What a difference between your two creations - that is so AWESOME!! I actually love your girly dream creation, its gorgeous:-) Thanks so much for playing along this week at Sentimental Sunday's

  4. Wow fab stuff hun! I love love love your girly frame - you should do stuff like this more often (mind you it must have taken you an absolute age to make all that stuff). xxx

  5. They are both stunning! You are so talented!


  6. What fantastic creations - both so different but brilliant!! thanks for joining the Divas at Do it with Digis :)
    Lynne xxx

  7. Fabulous projects! thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

  8. This is gorgeous!!! So lush with embellishments! Thanks for playing along @ SSD! :)

  9. Sure your grandma is gonna love it!!!
    Thanks for joining in at Paper Crafting Journey.

    Laura (sandytoz)
    PCJ DT

  10. Dark and cute. Thank you for joining us at DDSB this week.


  11. Wonderfully creepy creation.Love everything about it and such a great shape.What a contrast!Your frame is just gorgeous.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
    Lisa x

  12. Love the eyes! Thanks for joining us at DDSB.

  13. This light green is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Creative Belli

  14. OMG you are such a talented lady. Thanks for sharing your fab projects. Hope to see you again soon at C4E.

  15. Wow, that is quite a wide range of talent you have there and nothing wrong with being a little girly at times! Thanks for joining in this week at Paper Sundaes!

  16. Hi, Third Coast DT member.
    I have taken a look at your blog.
    I love what I see.
    Great art.

  17. OMG I so love your girly creation it is lucious and gorgeous. Your coffin is immense, love how you coloured the background though it sounds a bit complicated hehe x

  18. Beautiful projects!
    Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts and good luck!

  19. What a gorgeous frame!!! It looks so...angelic ;) and it's so much different from the first project ;D I love the stamped crackle, it's soooo much easier than all this paint/glue/paint kerfuffle lol ;) Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays ;) xx

  20. Outstanding frame! Thanks for joinin gus at Sentimental Sundays! Good luck!
    Tammy Louise

  21. OMG!!! I'm about to pass out here! Am I on the right blog? LOL Of course I recognize the fab HDH card, but LYNX, what has some over you? Honestly, you'd think you were BORN to go girly! I have to say is it is totally magical. Gorgeous creations! xxD

  22. Two wonderful creations, and quite the contrast! lol Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes!

  23. Two very different, yet fabulous projects! Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!  Hope to see you again soon!

    ~ Di

  24. Very creative projects. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!

  25. This is just lovely Lyn and so skillfully put together. I like you being girly - you do it so well!
    x Michelle

  26. WOW YOUR ONE CREATIVE LADY, amazing work Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

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    Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K