Wednesday 24 October 2012

Haunted Design House with Day 24 of the S&S 31 Days of Halloween

Well, there's only a week left of the 4th Smeared and Smudged 31 days of Hallowe'en blog hop. This has been a blast so far and I wish I had more time to go visit all the other blogs joining in. What with working as well my time is at a premium so I hope I'm forgiven for not being a hopper as well. For all the rules the forum and Terra's blog are the best places to get the info. Including that of all the fantastic sponsors that have been lined up. There is a list still over on the right hand side bar of my blog should you find your self lost.

One of the sponsors for every day is the fangtastic Rick St Dennis. His Etsy shop is full to the brim of some fabulous images. He also has a facebook  group and a group over at Paper Craft Planet. He is also the sponsor this week over at Haunted Design House!

My post today is also part of the Wicked Wednesday inspiration(?) of Haunted Design House.
The challenge this week there is "Nosferatu Ad nauseam"

You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece
that has anything to do with Vampires. Lots of vampires!
Tribute to the unholy Vampire!!
Fangs, blood, sensuality.
We want to see your interpretation of the beautiful or the deadly Vampyre.

I bring you, today, a simple door hanger. The two images used are Vlad and Vanessa, Both coloured in promarkers with pencilled backgrounds.

Mounted onto a chipboard door-hanger that was first covered in a paper from Crafty Chaos.

The words were written in "Fluffy Stuff" from Woodware and heated on both
On Vlad's side I also added red stickles to represent the fresh blood.
Some teardrop red gems in place of real blood.

We'd love to see your Vampyre themed projects over at HDH this week.

The blog list is still there in my right hand side bar - should you get lost
Valerie is the very talented lady you will, no doubt have visited before me, and now is the turn of the beautiful blog of Sharon.

The challenge blog of Rick St Dennis is also having a Hallowe'en themed challenge as well - Why not come link up there as well.

See you tomorrow


  1. Opposite both are dealing fang-tastic! Awesome colouring and the text is perfect!

  2. Ohh...I love these RSD vampire stamps you've used and the tight color scheme as well. I'll bet they are very effective to ensure privacy!!

  3. Wow love them the images are awesome
    Hugs xxx

  4. Wow these are creepy. Nicely done and I would think twice about entering. Thank you for posting.

  5. So clever-- love the images and you have made them spook-tacular!

  6. Wonderful!!!
    Always so inspiring with your art!

  7. Your door hangers are fabulous, Helen! Your coloring is perfect and I love the fluffy stuff!

  8. Oh wow, those vampires are fabulous! Love how you've colored them!

  9. Helen, these are so fabulous! I especially love how you've done the eyes. Super creepy and look like mine about now. LOL xxD