Monday, 6 June 2011

Pleasure and Pain!



Our new Macabre Monday challenge at the Haunted Design House blog is "Pleasure and Pain" In other words, we want you to incorporate something you love and something you hate into your project this week.



The image is by The Octopode Factory, and the quote is of course by Queenie in Blackadder.
My "pleasures" in this piece are: working digitally; Octopode images; generating my own sentiments; having the image bursting out of the frame. My "pain" is white space. Yup, lots of pleasure and just a little bit of pain in mine, because that's so much more fun than the other way around :P I've just recently become more comfortable with clean and simple designs, but I ALWAYS use a background colour instead of leaving it white. White just feels wrong to me. I still want to flood this piece with a dark bg, but if I start to subvert challenge pieces then Barb will introduce me to a whole LOT of pain :P
Here are the challenges I'd like to enter:
Clean and Simple Sunday - sketch
Sketchy Colours - red green and white
Paper Sundaes - let's get sentimental
Crafty Emma's Store Challenge - clean and simple
I Did It Creations - hats (does a crown count?)
Fab n Funky - anything goes

14 comments:

Andrea C said...

For having no background papers this looks very striking and wonderful. You really kicked butt with this one x

stampingwithbrenda.com said...

I agree! My "white" space is rarely white! Thank you for joining the Clean & Simple Sunday Challenge.

cindy said...

I rarely use white as well. But your card looks great. Thanks for playing at IDIC. Kind of a stretch with the crown but A for effort:)

Creepy Glowbugg said...

I also have a fear of white. I don't think I've ever made a white card. Hmmm.
Fabulous card Susan!

I Don't Do Straignt said...

I love this card Susan, It's really really great, but I do know what you mean, I always feel white spaces are just screaming to be filled with something.........anything!!!

CuddlyBunny said...

Wow, this is awesome! You might not like white space, but it sure likes you!

Ginny said...

fab card, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

DonnaMundinger said...

I must say that fab image does POP with all that white space. Gorgeous! LOve the sentiment, too. Having a little drinkie is one of my supreme pleasures. LOL xxD

Netty said...

Definitely the Queen from Black Adder.....great fun.....lol
Thank you for your advice about the Linky. Annette x

Lisa M. said...

Thank you so much for getting Sentimental with us this week at Paper Sundaes! Good luck!

♥ Lisa PSDT

Anne Kristine said...

Such a lovely card!
Love the image ♥
Thank you for joining us at Sketchy Colors this week - good luck!
Hugs Anne

Julie said...

FAbulous card - love the image and sentiment! Thanks for joining us at CES challenges this week, Juliexx

kaylou said...

wow such a gorgeous card thank you for joining our clean and simple challenge at CES.
Hugs Kaylou xx

Faye said...

What a fab card. I love all the details and the sentiment. Thanks for sharing at Paper Sundaes this week. xx