Sunday, May 30, 2010

Macabre Monday Challenge #40 Beautifully Beastly Butterflies


Phew, just finished although I really wanted to do more. I've been messing with this Haunted Design House Macabre Monday challenge all week. Beautifully beastly butterflies, WooHoo! I designed mine in Cricut Design Studio using the butterfly from Hannah Montana with the skull and crossbones and (blood) drop from Indy Art and the bat from Paper Doll Dress Up. I cut it in 3 layers of grungpaper (so this sucker has some strength) and mixed up my own brew of glimmer mist with Perfect Pearls and Distress Reinkers and sprayed the crap out of it (along with anything else within a 3 foot radius). Well, I'm exaggerating just a tad, but let's just say my ironing board will never be the same. LOL And my fingers...YIKES!


Recognize the skull? I asked my DH and he actually saw it for what it was so that's a good sign! Just finished blinging it up and will perhaps put it on a clip to use for a lovely Halloween hat embellishment or something. Would have liked to do a wall hanging, but DH is yelling at me to get ready for Art in the Vineyards so who am I to refuse? Have a great holiday. I'll be back tomorrow with the BBTB2 blog hop so I hope to see you then.

23 comments:

  1. Oh wow, this is wonderful. I LOVE it!! You know, it actuall ylooks like metal with red galss behind it. This could make a great lamp!! Love the bling bling.

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  2. Beyond fabulous, Donna! You are officially my Cricut hero :) This is so delightfully beastly... thanks so much for playing along with Macabre Monday!

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  3. OMG Donna now THAT'S imagination! Who would have thunk...only you! Awesome I tell you...totally awesome!

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  4. what a fab bat-terfly! Love all you did...you always excel but I love those tiny red jewels you added to the antennaes.

    Sorry about your ironing table...I wouldn't care if it was me..i dislike ironing so much I bought a fabric steamer for a quick wrinkle- free piece of clothing, lol.

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  5. Wowzer, girl...this is beastly beautiful butterfly... what a great pin this will make..... I truly love it, every inch. I laughed at your tale of getting this done, and especially the extra airspace that got some of that spray.
    Love it.
    Carole

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  6. The creepiest, coolest butterfly ever!!

    (-: Heidi

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  7. You've got creativity coming out the wazoo!! This is absolutely super. For something so beastly, it's stunning!!

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  8. Oh mine, that is definitely a work of art. You never cease to amaze me. hugs

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  9. Donna, This is... well, a "beautiful" beastly butterfly! LOL!!! You really did a great job on it -- it took me a minute to see the skulls though!

    Yea, I can really see that on a Halloween Witches hat!


    P.S. Bet your ironing board isn't nearly as bad as mine and you should see my craft iron!!! Geez!

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  10. Okay!! This is seriously nice! I was trying to peek at the page through gaps in my fingers when I realized it was Macabre time for you ;-) but I was in for a pleasant surprise. I liked the butterfly very much :-) Guess your ironing board does too ;-) I like your idea of attaching it to a pin...sure it will look fantastic on a hat.

    Hugs,
    Smita

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  11. UN-Freakin-Beleivable!!!!!
    Man, your good with design studio!
    To use those skulls and blood drop as the bottom part of the butterfly is soooooo creative. I bow to the DS master!
    KimCreate

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  12. now that is one beastly butterfly, wonderful job. Hugs

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  13. wow, what a beautiful butterfly!!!
    Trish

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  14. Awesome butterfly! You rock girlie!

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  15. how do you do it?...i mean...everything that touches your fingers is beyond amazing!...can i have just an ounce of your skills?...lol...

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  16. This is sooooo creative Donna. Fab work as always,
    big hugs
    En xx

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  17. This is wonderful and I particularity enjoyed reading about your spraying adventures, LOL!

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  18. D-
    How wonderfully inventive and creative. I love this and would have never thought to combine those two images.
    NJB

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  19. Who, besides yourself, could make a butterfly just a littly bit creepy?!! :D

    Love how you welded all the shapes together to come up with this...your creativity never ceases to amaze me!

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  20. I am guess I am a little backwards but did'nt realize I am so many days behind on coming by..this is way incredible! creepy cool! I love it and think it is very very creative and it will look awesome up in the house!!!

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  21. This is awesomely cool, Donna! You are the master of DS! PC needs to hire you!
    hugs!
    Sharon

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  22. OMGAWD!!!!!!! That's all I can say, other than you are the DS QUEEN!!!! This is way AWESOM!!!!

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  23. OMG I love this Donna absolutely fantabulous!!!!!!
    Hugs
    Juliexx

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Thanks for making my day!