Monday, June 25, 2012

Macabre Monday Strange Brew

Hello, creepsters.  Miss me last week?  Seems I just couldn't get it together for Eerie Elegance, but this week at Haunted Design House we have a Strange Brew "Recipe Challenge" in honor of our sponsor Strange Skin.  I fancy myself quite the gourmet, so this is right up my alley.  And they always say, "The way to a man's heart is through (you naughty minds!) STOMACH"!  I've chosen the fabulous Love You to the Bone.  Our mission was to create a dark, Gothic or Halloween based piece using the recipe: 2 layers+main image panel+metal bits+black pearls+single punched element+ribbon/trim.  Easy peasy, eh?

A couple things of note.  The keyhole on the image made me crave some DP with keys but there was none to be found in my stash so I embossed printed paper with one of the Cuttlebug folders from the Sentimentals Cricut companion set and sanded it.  I have to remember that.  I rarely emboss printed paper but I really love how it turned out.
The image was printed twice and the front of the ribcage was fussy cut and popped so there was room for my single punched element (the heart).  My metal bits are the key and Muse token.  Fabby red ribbon trim.  Looks like shredded stockings, me thinks.
Black pearls, no problem.  Heck, half the cards I make have those on 'em.  So in case you're missing that this is all about love, here's the sentiment.  Not a requirement, just how I'm feeling.  Put it all together and it reads "Only you hold the key to my heart forevermore".  xxxxx  Now off you go to HDH to see the rest of the Minions' fab creations and we sure do hope you cook up one of your own.  Don't you just love a good potluck?

I'm also entering this in the Poisoned Peas Goth/Emo Challenge, and the Forever Night Anything Goes Challenge.


  1. I ADORE this Donna. So freaking brilliant. I have been back a couple of times to have a wee lookie at it cos it is so insanely brilliant. xx

  2. ooooooh Donna!!! how do you did it hun? how do you make like the most awesome creepy stuff ever????!! I LOVE IT!!!
    I love the heart through the skelly!!!!!! and the skelly key is amazing!!
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  3. oh so wonderful, love it all dear one, hugs

  4. This is so so cute.... love that skellie with the heart showing through and the sentiment just rocks.

  5. Donna this is Gorgeous!....I love it! you are such an inspiration :)

  6. This just is so Gorgeous Donna. I'm going to be a parrot and echo what others have already said. Not a bit on this that doesn't look just right xxx

  7. A fantastic card thanks for playing at ForeverNight
    Hugs Jane xxx

  8. This is so fantastic! It's really creative - I love the heart under the ribcage. You are my card making hero! :)

  9. Donna,
    Awesome job here!! You are terrific at fussy cutting, your lines are so straight. This is so Gothlic-ly beautiful! I really mane it. You rocked it! Love your 2 charms too. And of course the stamped keys in the BG! Thank you for joining us at Poisoned Peas Please "Goth/Emo" challenge #4!
    (PPP SrDT)

  10. Wonderful creepy yet truly elegant :-) You make things sooooooo beautiful Donna. Love your key embossed backing. They don't call you the Creepy Cricut Queen for nothin'
    FABULOUS xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  11. Great creation, so many elements and they work so well. Thanks for joining Poisoned Peas Pleas. Hugs, Julia

  12. Don't faint, but I'm here! Love the caged heart! :) and the embossing looks TERRIFIC! Oh, and I just love the new blog background! Pretty!!!

  13. WOW, where have i been.. so many posts. This is so you.. hugs

  14. Cool Cool Cool. The whole thing is creepy and wonderful. The charm is the perfect touch. Thanks for joining us at PPP, and hope to see you back.

  15. Awesome work. Thank you so much for joining us at PPP Challenge #4. I hope to see you again soon. Hugs~Patti (PPP DT)


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