Monday, 25 July 2011

Romance and bloodstains :P


This week's Macabre Monday challenge at the Haunted Design House blog is "Out, out damn spot!" and we want to see something that has drips or drops, splashes or splatters. Now it doesn't have to be blood, but hey, who can resist the red stuff? I made an ATC for this one, using a paper from the Jezebel's Remains set at Crafty Chaos Designs.
These are the challenges I'd like to enter:
Very Sketchy At Smeared & Smudged - July card sketch
Scrappekammeret - just one patterned paper
Sentimental Sundays - focus on the sentiment
Tuesday Throwdown - something metallic
Forever Night Mini Dark Art Mondays - skulltastic
Speedy the Cat's Friends' Challenge - 3 hearts
Make it Colourful - colour your own embellishments. I this piece I recoloured the gem hearts which were originally clear. Now since I work digitally, there is an automatic "Change Colour" button, but it works best on solid flat areas of colour and is a bit too "blocky" when used on something that has numerous spots of light and dark. I've found the best way to recolour embellishments is to open up the Brightness, Contrast, Hue and Saturation parameters and play with the numbers until you're happy with the result. I tend to work on Hue first, then Saturation, then Brightness and Contrast and then usually back to Hue and/or Saturation again for a few final changes.
Crafty Catz - no blue or pink
Fashionista Friday at If The Shoe Fits - ruby
Oh The Horror! - strips of paper and/or pumpkins
The Play Date Cafe - black and white with just a splash of one colour of your choice
Simon Says Stamp and Show - anything goes

29 comments:

Teri said...

Loving it hun! Great tip with the digital recolouring. . .

Fiona said...

mmmm... very macabre! Neat design with the roses coming out of the skull and the blood.... Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe :)

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh my - you certainly met the challenge!
thanks for playing in the Speedy's Friends Challenge - best of luck!

DonnaMundinger said...

You are the digital MASTER! Fabulous work. Just wish I could figure out what all you were saying. LOL xxD

Janette said...

Gorgeous card, fab colours, thanks for playing along at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Andrea C said...

These papers are lush and although it is using blood etc there is a kind of romantic feel to it. Very superb work x

Winnie and Patty said...

This is a very interesting Halloween card. Kind of scary, kind of cute. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

CuddlyBunny said...

So cool! Fabulous design!

ike said...

erk - can't see my comment I put yesterday,can't remember if I actually put it so this may be a duplicate hahaha
Love this - it's just AWESOME.
So cool that it's completely digital :-)
I bet those other Blog Challenges are gonna freak hahahaha LoL
Hugz
Ike xx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Fabb card Susan,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

I Don't Do Straignt said...

Your ATC is FAB Susan!!! I LOVE these papers, I gotta use them sooooon!!

I Don't Do Straignt said...

Susan this ATC is gorgeous! I just love these papers, I gotta use them soon!

Fiona. x

Nancy Wethington said...

Have not gone over to that side of the world yet - digi I mean ;) Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Shannin said...

Great digital card. Thank you for joining us over at Forever Night Challenges "Skull-tastic challenge." Have a wonderful week.

Shannin

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow, how dramatic! I can thank you for playing in *two* challenges - Play Date Cafe, and Mark's Finest Papers/Speedy's Friends! So glad you joined us. :)

sam21ski said...

This is fab and so you, I love it xxx

Sam xxxx

Fabrizio said...

Gorgeous card thank you for participating in my Halloween challenge, totally appreciate it ! X Fab

Jaclyn Miller said...

A great unique take on the color splash, I like the roses coming out of the skulls. Thank you so much for joining in on the color splash at The Play Date Cafe.

Lou Mac said...

Ohhh! Now this is dramatic!! Love the splashes of 'blood' so neat!!

Thanks for joining us over at Senitmental Sundays for our 'Focus on the Sentiment' challenge this week. Good luck.

xo, Lou Mac.

Cheryl said...

Lovely card! I love the dark, romantic feel.



Thank you for joining our “Focus on the Sentiment” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .

~Cheryl~
Stop by my blog to check out my blog candy!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is a very cool card. I love the images and colors. Love how you did the three hearts for the challenge. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends. It is so much fun to come to see your work. Hope to see you again next week.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This card is just so cool. I love the images and the color combination. The way you did the three hearts for the challenge is really cute. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends. It is so much fun to come to see your work. Hope to see you again next week.

Forever Night said...

Great Digi card! It's very skull-tastic. Thanks for joining us at Forever Night Challenges, Mini Dark Art Monday challenge! ~ Forevernight

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow what a dramatic card! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

lesleyworth said...

fab and funky ATC! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

Rosa Witten said...

Wow! That's really awesome and creepy. Thanks for joining us at Forever Night Challenges.

Yvonne said...

Cool card! I've never heard about Macaber Monday Challenge, but I'm sure going to check it out now. Sounds like fun!
Thank you so much for joining us at Scrappekammeret!
Hugs, Yvonne

kurlygirl said...

Great Card! Thanks for joining us for Sentimental Sundays Focus on the Sentiment Challenge and I hope you join us again next time!

~Heather
Kurly-Q

Angella said...

Kult og spennende kort du har laget...

Takk for at du bidrar hos Scrappekammeret. Husk at vi har lagt ut ennå en ny utfordring i dag, så det er bare å henge seg på igjen! :)
Sommerklem fra Angella