Monday, 11 October 2010

Simply Sinister!

The Macabre Monday challenge at Haunted Design House is Simply Sinister this week, and we want to see your creations that are clean and simple, but, as always, in a dark and sinister way. We're sponsored by the wonderful Simply Betty, and I've used one of her digis for my piece, and very little else :P The image is called Morticia, I think she's fab, and she's availabe at the Simply Betty store. Lol, I really thought I'd have no trouble at all with this challenge - take a fab image, add it to a muted bg and don't stick in anything else. And then the internal dialogue started . . . no patterned papers???? . . .what about some swirly flourishy corner bits??? . . .then surely some bling, or ribbon, or lace, or something . . .lET ME ADD IN SOME FANCY BITS!!!!!!!!! No, no, no, and NO!
I have to admit, I love the way it looks now, but it was sooooo hard to restrain myself as I was creating it, I guess I'm just not a "clean and simple" kind of gal :P
These are the other challenges that I used while creating my piece:
Sketch Saturday - sketch 124
Theme Thursday - red and black
One Stitch at a Time - use a digi stamp
Paper Cutz - red black and white
Totally Gorjuss - not square
Create 4 Fun - use a digi

Thanks for looking, now off you go to create your own Simply Sinister piece :D
It's amusing me greatly that people are calling this a Halloween card . . .I made it for Valentine's Day! :P I'm guessing there's not usually much of a crossover with the two holidays ;)


Femmy said...

great card!!!

Hermine said...


Andrea C said...

excellent work and the sentiment is hilarious x

Chocolate Orange said...

Absolutely gorgeous !! I love it lol.
Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT.

Choccy xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Hi hunnie, this is just fab, I just love the image & the sentiment is perfect!!
Thank You for joining us at OSAAT this week!
Good Luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Chelsea said...

Oh she looks so good in red with her green eyes! :) A great halloween card.

mforquer said...

Great Halloween card!! Love it - thanks for playing at Paper Cutz!

Carol Ann said...

Wow great card! Thanks for playing along at OSAAT Susan.
Carol Ann xx

Farida Rone said...

That halloween card is super duper!!! great work. Thanks for joining us at Paper Cutz Challenge.
P.S. I have candy on my blog if you want to pop over.

Love crafts forever said...

Awesome dress. She's cute. Thanks for playing at OSAAT. Hugs, Nataliya.

Roberta said...

Fantastc card!

Berenice R. said...

So nice! :)

Joy said...

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Anonymous said...

Fabulous card Susan and as always your colour choices are knockout !
hope all is good with you and just popped in to say hello
hugs June xxxx

claire7q said...

Fab card, and great shop! :)

Jeri said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Cutz.

Leonie said...

Beautiful card, great take on the sketch!
Thanks for playing along at Sketch Saturday!

Leonie xx

Gemma said...

fab creation Susan! Thanks for playing along with this weeks challenge over at One Stitch at a Time, hope to see you again soon! Gemma :)

ona_i_ja said...

Susan, your spooky project is stunning. I love it (your colours are great.
Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week.
Hugs, Agnieszka