This is my DT piece for Haunted Design House's 52nd Macabre Monday challenge, and the lovely Barb at Stamp It Crazy has privided some fab prizes, so pop along and see what it's all about ;)
The challenge this week is to use a minimum of 3 stamps on your piece. I've used Wonda the Witch and 3 Big Cats by Stamp It Crazy. (I shrunk the cats, I LOVE being able to re-size digi stamps) and the sentiment is one of a brand new set by me, which should be available in my shop very soon. (ETA - they're in there now, click here to see)
AND there's a little bit of a treasure-hunt thing going on, you have to collect some random factoids, so here's mine: Hubby and I got married to "It's the End of the World As We Know It" by REM.
These are the other challenges that I was aiming for when I made this (and, despite the title, I think I've followed the rules on all of them :P)
Tuesday Throwdown - spotlighting. I haven't used this technique before, but I'm really pleased with the way the cats and the witch's head are "show-cased" :)
Delightful Sketches - animals or insects, and dots and stripes
My Partner in Crafting Crime - teenage, breaking rules seems to fit this perfectly. And, a story about my teenage years *grimaces* Umm, I just can't, sorry, but here's a teenage story that made me smile:
A mother passing by her son's bedroom was astonished to see that his bed was nicely made and everything was picked up. Then she saw an envelope, propped up prominently on the pillow that was addressed to 'Mom' . With the worst premonition, she opened the envelope with trembling hands and read the letter.
It is with great regret and sorrow that I'm writing you. I had to elope with my new girlfriend because I wanted to avoid a scene with you and Dad.
I have been finding real passion with Stacy and she is so nice. But I knew you would not approve of her because of all her piercing, tattoos, tight motorcycle clothes and the fact that she is much older than I am. But it's not only the passion...... Mom she's pregnant. Stacy said that we will be very happy. She owns a trailer in the woods and has a stack of firewood for the whole winter. We share a dream of having many more children.
Stacy has opened my eyes to the fact that marijuana doesn't really hurt anyone. We'll be growing it for ourselves and trading it with the other people that live nearby for cocaine and ecstasy. In the meantime, we will pray that science will find a cure for AIDS so Stacy can get better. She deserves it. Don't worry Mom. I'm 15 and I know how to take care of myself. Someday I'm sure that we will be back to visit so that you can get to know your grandchildren.
Your son, Jonathan
P. S. Mom, none of the above is true. I'm over at Tommy's house. I just wanted to remind you that there are worse things in life than the report card that's in my center desk drawer.
I love you.
Call me when it's safe to come home.
When I originally read this, it was a letter from a daughter, not a son, but the gist is the same :)
Crafty Catz - Animals
Stamp Something - fairy tales. What's a fairy tale without a wicked witch? :P
Craft Your Days away - favourite things. The favourite's I've included with this piece are: cats, crafting digitally, making ad hoc backing paper, darker stuff with a twist of humour, and combining lots of challenges :D
Drunken Stampers - cats
Whimsical Ink Soroity - polka dots
By the Cute and Girly - animal antics
Smeared and Smudged Rock n Rolla challenge - be inspired by Kerli's Tea Party video. I went for tut's, attitude, and the gorgeous black and red colour scheme featured in parts of the video.
And, two new challenge blogs for,
Unscrpited Sketches - I followed sketch 68
Etsy Inspired - be inspired by an item in Lover Dovers Etsy shop. I immediately loved her little black and red polka dot tutu, just fabulous!