Monday, 3 September 2012

Bare Bones at HDH

No, you don't have to strip a body - just your projects - of all those little embellishments that most of us like to use.

"Bare Bones"

You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece
that uses NO dimensional embellishments. That's right.
No rhinestones, no pearls, no ribbons, no chipboard.
Pretty much a clean and simple layout. It doesn't have to be
a single layer card, but no bumpy bits.
So are you up for the challenge?

Not as easy as it sounds, is it. So many will find this harder than normal, I'm sure. I know I had to struggle not to add more to mine!
I went for a simple black and white card.

I used a skully/candle corner stamp that I found second hand on fleabay so don't even know where it's from 
:( Any ideas peeps? I stamped and embossed in black before cutting that section out with a nestie. The "LOVE" stamp, also heat embossed straight onto the card, in black, is from the Andy Skinner, Gothic range.
The skulls square then attached to this card base. Finished. Wow, so quick, after I had decided what I was going to do that is.

You should see some of the fabulous examples my fellow minions have produced! Stunning is an understatement!

Your turn - come show us those bare bones projects at Haunted Design House so that we may marvel at them!!

I'd like to enter this card in the challenge at 
That Craft Place - Black and White


  1. I love that little candle skull stamp, great find. also love the simplicity of this, it works so well, classic colours and stylish layout. x

  2. I find the simpler designs harder to do, you've done an awesome job with this one though :) I might see if i'm up to the challnege this week :) xxx

  3. ohhhhh hard one, you did good love the card x

  4. Helen this is beautiful, Love that stamp! a Stunning piece :)

  5. This is very cool - hard challenge and you made it look easy. Very cool patterns and images on this one!

  6. Beautifully crafted! Eerie and elegant. Love it!

  7. I like it clean and simple!great choise of stamps!

  8. Immense and classy. Loving that stamp at the bottom but very very elegant and macabre. Wonderfully done. xx

  9. very elegant, love the black and whit, wow

  10. black and white baroque..always lovely so goth yummy love it love it
    susan s.

  11. Wow love your bare bones card, and I lurvvve the stamp you have used, it's amazing. Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge Blog :-) Happy Crafting Kerry x