Monday, 10 October 2011

Gods and Monsters!

This week's Macabre Monday challenge at the Haunted Design House blog is "Gods and Monsters" You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece
that uses, includes or is inspired by a God and/or a Monster. I did a little bit of research and decided to portray Echidna. She was a figure in Greek mythology and became known as the Mother of Monsters, because nearly all the famous monsters in Greek mythology are her offspring. After she and her partner, Typhon, attacked Zeus in Olympia, Zeus sealed Typhon underneathe Mount Etna but allowed Echidna and her offspring to remain free, as a challenge to future heroes. Neat, huh?
Echidna herself was half-woman, half-serpent, but many of her children were either part-lion or part-dog, hence the heraldry-type image in the corner. Her choldren include Ladon, Cerberus, the Nemean Lion, the Gorgon, the Chimera, the Sphynx, the Hydra and Orthros.
I've used Medusa's Daughter by Delicious Doodles as my image and the backing paper is from the Poison Punch set at Crafty Chaos Designs.
These are the challenges I'd like to enter:
The Pixie Cottage - sketch 90
One Stitch At A Time - anything goes
Paper Sundaes - your favourite colour combo. Mine is purple and green, I love them together.
Crafts and Me - use a digi
Mami Doodles - Mother Nature. Echidna is definitely a mother and with all the various creatures in her family, plus the fact that she was the offspring of Gaia (the Earth spirit) I think she counts.
Delicious Doodles - tales of the unexpected. I'm hoping that thinking of a serpent-monster as a mother-figure is unexpected enough.
Lothian Crafts Online - anything goes
Just Tracy's Crafts - anything goes


Heidi said...

brilliant card just got to have a go at that image, hugs heidi x

Hazel said...

A beautiful card and I enjoyed reading your research too. Thank you for that info. Thanks also for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

DonnaMundinger said...

Very cool information on the inspiration for your fabulous card! Really gorgeous, Susan. xxD

Andrea C said...

Beautiful work x

**Farrah** said...

Wow, I love this card! Medusa has always been so frightening to me!
Thanks for playing at Just Tracy's and good luck,

JACKIE M said...

Beautiful card, image and story.

Thanks for joining us in Mami Doodles challenge.

Dana said...

Amazing! I would love to know how you did her skin! Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge this week ♥

Jill said...

Wow now that is one spooky card - love it!! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Tracys. Jill

sara said...

great card loved reading your research too thank you so much for joining us at paper sundaes this week
hugs sara x

Nancy said...

Nice card! Enjoyed reading your research and inspiration for it! This is a great take on our sketch this week at The Pixie Cottage; thanks for playing along!

Rebecca/Sydney's Sentiments said...

Soooooooooooo freakin' awesome Susan!!!!

Rebecca/Sydney's Sentiments said...

Soooooooooooo freakin' awesome Susan!!!!

ike said...

FABULOUS - great colouring on this and a super project. Thank you for joining us at Delicious Doodles. :-)
Ike xx

Ruthie said...

What a great project - love it

thanks for joining in with our challenge at Delicious Doodles


Choccy said...

Such a beautiful creation !
Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our, 'Anything Goes' challenge.
Good Luck !!
Hope to see you back next week :O)
Choccy x

Debs said...

Wow such fabulous coloring on a really awesome image, thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at One Stitch at a Time

Made by Mandy said...

Fabulous card, love the image and colours

Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT. Hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is really stunning! Thanks for joining our Fall Fun challenge at The Pixie Cottage! Hugs, Karen

P.S. I've Christmas Candy on my blog!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful and unique card!!!
Thank you for playing along with us at the Mami Doodles challenge this fortnight. Have a wonderful day xx

Saxo Stamper said...

Very unique card - thanks for joining us over at Just Tracys

Karen K