Monday, 22 August 2011

Carnival of Curiosities!


Are you ready for this week's Macabre Monday challenge at the Haunted Design House? Of course you are! This week's theme is "Carnival of Curiosities" and we want to see something relating to circuses or carnivals, but of course with your own uniquely creepy and gruesome twists. The other minions have made some really superb samples this week, you should really go check them out. I admit, I had a bit of trouble with this one. It's a fabulous theme, with loads of scope for interpretation, and I knew straight away that I wanted to do a Freak Show piece using Cyclops from the Heebie Jeebie set at Smeared Ink. And then my mind went blank. Seriously blank. So this piece has been kept relatively simple, hopefully there's enough on there to catch your eye :)
These are the challenges I'd like to enter:
Challenge Up Your Life - no patterned paper
Allsorts - frames
The Crafty Purple Frog - red hot
Rainbow Lady - be inspired by a song of your choice. Now, all the time I was creating this I was singing away to myself "Welcome to the freak show, we've got fun and games" and it wasn't until I Googled to see who it was by to give credit here that I realised the song is actually "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns n Roses :P
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
Shopping Our Stash - your weakest link. Mine is digi stamps again, but this time I have at least used one that has been in my stash uncoloured, so I feel good about that :)
Pollycraft - autumn colours
Ooh La La Creations - no designer papers
Take A Word - old-fashioned

23 comments:

Teri said...

Looks awesome to me hun! Rather vintage actually, perfect for those victorian freak shows they used to have!

ElizabethR said...

He's great!! Thanks for sharing with us at Rainbow Ladys Challenge this week. Elizabeth

Andrea C said...

This is just hilariously freakily brilliant x

Taluula said...

Nice piece, Susan.

Starla B. said...

Oooh...creeeepy! Love it! =D That sentiment is awesome. Love those fonts.

Dragonlady said...

Yep that's feaky!!! Like the vintage feel. Thank you for sharing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

CuddlyBunny said...

... you sure are good when your mind goes blank ... this is AWESOME!

brenda said...

Hello Susan

Thank you so much for sharing another piece of work and joining in my "You have been framed" theme at Allsorts this week and good luck with the draw.

B x

DonnaMundinger said...

Super fab image, Susan, and love the sort of sepia tones. Creepy as all get out! xxD

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

Freaky!!! Thank you for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

starcyl said...

This is so cooThanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's this week
Jenny xl.

Carla aka scrappypug said...

So freaky cool! Love it! I too seem to not be able to reist digi stamps! Thanks for joining us at SOS!

alicaz said...

Totally cool and freakishly perfect! Love the colors and the gold swirls!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)

Joey said...

WOW Susan, what a stunning card, the image is so different to what I am used to using, but looks so effective in these colour shades it is gorgeous! thanks for sharing with us at Pollycraft. Joey xxx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Great card loving its dark theme....

Thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week

Emma xxx

Martina said...

haha that is one spooooky card! love it!

thanks so much for joining us over at CUYL!

xx M.

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Awesome card! Beautiful colours.

ChickieChirps said...

Awesome card! It really does look kind of vintagey!

Thanks for joining us for the Autumn colours challenge at Pollycraft!

Arabella

lisbeth said...

Love your card. Thanks for joining us at OLLCB this week

Mummylade said...

this is such a lovely creation and supercool image Susan! Thank you so much for entering Allsorts with this and good luck!

DesigNeAl said...

Freaky or what?!!
Thanks for joining us at Ooh La la with your No backing Paper entry; we hope to see you again soon x

Gemma said...

a gorgeous creation! Thanks for sharing with us at AUD sentiments! Gemma :)

Emma said...

A fabulous card, love the image and sentiment.
Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft.
Hugs Emma x