Monday 1 October 2012

It's Creepy Cryptids at HDH

For Day One of the 31 days of Hallowe'en bloghop please scroll down one post. Thank you.

Welcome back to another Macabre Monday over at Haunted Design House.
This week's challenge - should you decide to take it - is to make something - anything - that depicts a cryptid. What is a cryptid? I hear you ask. Go take a look at the very long list of creatures as defined by Wiki.
We are being sponsored this week by Cryptocurium.comand there is a fantastic prize awaiting those lucky winners Gruesome Twosome.
I went the easy route and went with the mermaid theme. A Scottish Selkie to be precise. This image can be found at fellow minion Teri's shop, Delicious Doodles.
I made a small frame for the image to contain all the layers using paper from Crafty Chaos (come back Susan, we miss you xxx)

The back ground was painted using luminescent paint, loading the brush with both yellow and blue to give that uneven wavy water like look. The layers were fussy cut out after colouring with promarkers and before building up.
The base layer of the card had patina stickles swiped at it before a strip of bright green drippy goo was laid down. All layered onto a wavy edged card.
Your turn folks.

This post will probably be slightly edited later on Monday - I'm trying to schedule my posts again because of the 31 days of Halloween, Smeared and Smudged post


  1. Brilliant, Selkie is a great one. Colour choices are superb and the layering is top notch. x

  2. Happy Day one Helen what a fabulous piece! I love this..and such magnificent design and are such an amazing artist!
    susan s.

  3. You and all your fussy cutting your so awesome!! This is such a beautiful piece! I love it truly I do!

  4. I am loving the selkie, Helen fantastic layers and background. Vee xx

  5. This is too frickin' awesome, Hel! I love the coloring and dimension! You rocked this!

  6. I just LOVE that you did a mermaid AND she's Scottish on top of that! Awesomeness all around! And such a great job with the color and detail on her. The lines behind her accent the waves of her hair perfectly and she's perfectly creepy for the Halloween theme! Big thumbs up from me! (I'm a Pisces so of course I love the theme!)

  7. wow, looks like she's is comming out of the frame to get me.

    great piece

  8. feakishly awesome card, love dimension

  9. Gorgeous coloring and the dimension is fabulous, Helen! xxD

  10. OMG - this is just AWESOME. Mind blowing creation :-) xxxx