Thursday 5 July 2012

Vile or Vial?

Haunted Design House's challenge this week is Vile Vintage.

You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece
take something vile and make it appear vintage, or maybe use something vintage that would be considered vile!
Well I did have to think really hrad on this. What do "normal" people think of as vile?
The conversations over at the Smeared and Smudged forum led me to think that there're a lot of peeps out there that think of spiders in this category. I think that most members of the arachnid family are quite cute myself. I went with popular opinion and featured these on my card this week.
The picture and the red BP are from Jem's Designs, Eternal Matrimony paper set. These were mounted onto some "cracked paint" paper, well distressed with sandpaper and black ink. The ribbon and spider charm also from Jem's.
The spiders are a mix from Smeared Ink and an unknown stamp in my collection. The vial is from Wild Frog Creations. All these were heat embossed in black on red card.

The little charm is attached to a bundle of black mesh after adding a bit of colour with promarkers
That's it from me folks
Until next week
I hope you have seen all the wonderful creations of the other Minions by now. If not. Why not?
See you next week

I am entering this card into one or two challenges
Frilly and Funkie Challenges - Texture
Papercraft Star - Embossing


  1. I'm a total arachnaphobe so I think this is absolutely vile! Bats on the other hand....

    Love the details on this one - the mesh, the charm, the spider ribbon. Great job!

  2. fab creation, and i love love love the spider charm x

  3. Fabulous card, the spider really is creepy ! Great work ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

  4. Helen this card is Gorgeous! I love everything about it, especially the spiders. FAB job :)

  5. Totally vintage and I must say those spidies are quite vile. LOL Beautiful, Helen! xxD

  6. My sister fell off a toilet and broke her arm while attempting to kill a spider - she may think they are vile too ! (...tho' I agree with you on them...) And of course, over all, this is really really fun and quite fabulous !! We were so happy you joined us last week at Papercraft Star, celebrating our 2nd anniversary !!