Monday, 13 September 2010

You don't like Mondays????????

Well then, get your bad mood over to the Haunted Design House blog, where we have a Macabre Monday challenge that you can enter with your darker, bad-tempered, look-at-me-wrong-and-I'll-stab-you artwork! This week's awesonely creepy challenge is called Monochromatic Monstrosities.

We want to see the grotesque and the monstrous, and we want you to do it in shades of only one color. But you can only choose from the following: black/grey, green, orange, or purple.

Here's my piece, a lovely dinner invitation, but don't be too quick to accept; with these hosts you may end up being the main course. Please don't wear anything with zips or buckles ;)
The images are both available from DeviantArt, all I did was recolour them. The first is by emeraldspider and the second is by ravenarcana.

I'm also entering this one into the challenge at Crafty Ann's challenge blog, which is Monochrome this week. And both blogs encourage combining challenges, so there's absolutely no reason for you not to enter both at the same time and spread the love.

And this second card is one I've just finished, which makes me laugh :P The stripy legs are from Bugaboo, from the wonderful new Halloween block set, and it's currently available as a free sample :D The cat is by me, and the damask paper is from the Bittersweet set by Crafty Chaos Designs (me! :P)
I'm entering this one into the following challenges:
Stamping Vacation Colour Combo Challenge - purple teal black
Stamping Vacation No! No! challenge - no sparkle. Lol, I was so tempted to glitz up thos buckles on her shoes, but I refrained and, seeing the end result, I'm really pleased I did :D
Stamping Vacation Build A Sketch challenge. I have to say, I love this idea. Instead of a traditional sketch, you're given sizes and shapes to use and you create your own sketch out of them :D
Pixie Cottage - sketch and/or Furry Friends. I didn't follow the sketch this week, but I have followed the theme :)
Stamp Insanity - it happens in threes. I used three colours in this one, purple teal and black
Ooh La La Creations - stripes
Thanks for looking and have a great day! :D


Andrea C said...

The first one is brilliant but scary (dinner invite cordially would like to decline hehe please don't kill me!!) Second class is hilariously brilliant, fantastic work x

Betty said...

Hi Susan love the images on the first one and the colour, great title too, the second one is funny, love your cat,your papers are delish.
2 awesome makes.
Hugs Betty x x

Anne said...

A beautiful card in great colors! Beautiful DP and design. Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

Hugs, Anne

Wendi said...

Fabulous card love that sentiment
lovely stripes
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun,you just get better and better if that is at all possible these really are amazing love that first one,and the second one well just brilliant hun bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week hun love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Great cards! Love the deep colors and the sentiment on the second one is perfect. Thanks for joining us at StampInsanity!

Merry said...

Wow what a fabulous card. So glad that you have taken part in the Bulid-A-Sketch challenge over at Stamping Vacation. It is so much fun isn't it. I love how you have arranged the pieces.

Beth said...

Awesome! Freaking fabulous! Love these! Thanks so much for sharing with us at StampInsanity! Love your work!

Ann Whitfield said...

I love both of these, but especially the first one. I had a horrendous day yesterday, and this great piece of work was just what I needed to start tuesday so thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's - please come back again! :D
Ann x

Tracey said...

love it! the sentiment...perfect!!! thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage this week!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Super artwork, thank you for sharing them with us at Crafty Ann's.


Risa said...

What a unique and fabulous set of cards!!! Thanks for playing along with us at The Pixie Cottage!

Karen McAlpine said...

Think I'll take a raincheck. LOL. Even though it is very scary, I like that image. thanks for joining us at the Stamping Vacation challenge blog.

iReneM said...

Great work, Susan. My! the first one is real scary and I wouldn't be able to accept the invitation anyway.......I'll be washing my The 2nd one made mw smile, love those legs and your cat :-)
Thank you for sharing them with us at Crafty Ann's.


Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Susan, two fab items. The first one is certainly scary and I think I would be "washing my hair"!!! The second one I love the words along with the image - purrfect!!! Thanks for joining in with Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Sharon said...

Two fabulous Halloween makes Susan. They are so different and I love them. Sensational colours.
Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage.
Sharon xx

Juanita said...

What great pieces of art, I am loving all the purple. Thanks for playing along with us at StampInsanity.

Katie said...

Love them!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

blackdragon said...

Susan these are amazing.... your work is so stunning!
Those legs and your cat are brilliant!
love lynx

sam21ski said...

Great stuff xxxx

DonnaMundinger said...

I'll tell you girly, that purple inviation is about the creepiest thing I've seen in a long while! BRILLIANT! The second is adorable and sports a sentiment I heartily agree with. LOL Fab job on all of the challenges! xxD

Denise Clark said...

I love the cat sentiment! Purple is a great Halloween color! Love it!

Thanks so much for playing along with Stamping Vacation's challenges!

Stacie said...

LOL! I truly love that sentiment!! So true sometimes!! :P Your card is wonderfully done! Thanks for joining us over at Stamping Vacation!