Monday 25 June 2012


It's the day after Sunday and therefore it's Macabre Monday over at Haunted Design House. This week's challenge is being sponsored by Strange Skin. They have a unique selection of digital images that pander more to the horror hounds and macabre minded. They have darkly beautiful images too. You should check them out
and decide for yours
The challenge itself is a recipe. the recipe you must follow to play along with us in the dungeon this week.
Begin with 2 layers (actual card counts as one layer)
Add 1 main image panel                   
Mix in some metal bits of your choosing
Add some drops of black pearls
Gently fold in 1 punched element
Tie up nicely with some ribbon or trim

Me - I made a fatbook page for my contribution to the mixture

1st layer is embossed card (TH) Painted with black then dark brown and then a lighter brown
2nd layer is triple heat embossed card (blackgold mixed with more black and a bit of glitter), when still hot an inked rubber stamp (creative expressions) was pressed onto the molten powder.
Image layer is Strange Skin's Bride of Frankenstein. Coloured with metallic pencils. I added glossy accents to highlight the "oil drips". and some tiny black pearls at the bottom of the drips.
My punched element, combined with my metal bits that are dotted about. I stapled the 2nd layer to the 1st. 
I added metal eyelets to a punched strip of card and I used an metal embossing punch to write the word "STRANGE" on a copper plant tag. The copper tag was then heated with a candle to bring out those gorgeous hues that occur when copper is heated.
The copper tag and the eyelet punched card were then tied together with ribbon, some more, larger, black pearls added before sticking to the FB page base.
The only thing that remains to say is "go visit the other Minions in their cells and see how they created their awesome pieces then come back and show us yours"

I am entering this into the challenge over at
Forever Night - #40Urban Legends
Robyns Fetish Challenge - No Flowers
Crafty Mess Challenge - Use Paint
Sarah Hurley Challenges - Dimension and Texture


  1. Wicked-cool! You image is colored beautifully and I'm totally digging your copper treatment and the triple embossed/stamped effect!

  2. WOW, hon! The texture you achieved here is so totally AMAZING! Super cool card and the metal bits are fab! Love it! xxD

  3. This is awesome Helen thankyou for sharing with us at ForeverNight
    Hugs Jane xxx

  4. This is a wonderful piece of art Helen it.

  5. Love it - your background is fabu and I love the metal.

  6. This is GORGEOUS and what an amazing amount of work !!! That metal is amazing :-) xxxx

  7. wow fantastic work really love it good luck over at craftymess x

  8. Thanks for sharing your nice card with us at RObyn's Fetish Challenge.

  9. This is just fantastic, thanks for playing with us at craftymess challenge blog

    Judie xx

  10. Thank you for joining in the challenge over at crafymess challenge blog

    So much work has been put into this amazing project. The colours are great and the different textures just make you want to touch it. Really well done.

    Hope to see you joining in future challenges at craftymess.

    Lisa xxxx

  11. fab work! thank you for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenge this time, hope to see you back again soon.

    Sarah x