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