Monday, February 3, 2014

Macabre Monday Rotten Romance - Week 2

WOW, yesterday was a creative marathon for me. Loved participating in the week long Kickstart Your Art Challenge at Smeared and Smudged and I definitely plan to continue my Art Journal work more regularly from now on.  But I'm most proud of my piece for Haunted Design House Week Two-Rotten Romance, sponsored by our very own Minion Sis Teri, of the Fabulous Delicious Doodles.  Or should I say Delicious Darkness?  That's right, Teri's creepier images have a fab new home HERE, as well, if you don't want to sort pass any gorgeousness and fluff at Delicious Doodles while searching for the perfect dark image. 

As soon as I saw the challenge, I knew I'd be using her Horrorscope version of Virgo.  Looks like she doesn't plan on staying that way for long.  LOL  These images are so beautifully done in shades of gray that I only colored a few red bits here and there.  WooHoo!  She seems to have her sights set on...

HUNGREEEEEE!  Oh yeah, he's hungry alright, just not for her.  He's clawing his way outta there but she's hot on his trail.  Yikes!  (BTW, I found him on the Delicious Doodles Shop, as Teri hasn't quite had time to move all of her darker images to their new home, so shop around.)

Now, I was gonna quit there, but then Teri introduced a brand new image, Grotesque Cupid, especially for this challenge.  EEEK!, isn't he FABULOUS!?!
Well, he was a must for my little scenario and was the inspiration to do a side step card so he could appropriately take aim.  My thought was to add a word bubble that said "Shoot him, before he gets away", but I thought the whole idea was pretty obvious at this point.

The images were printed a bazillion times so I could fussy cut them and add dimension.

Even on the little guy.  HeeHee!  Isn't he the cutest?

The backdrop is done with my Nesties Gothic arches and hearts and I've used a Memory box spiderweb die as an overlay.  Conveniently, the current Delicious Doodles Challenge is Use Die Cuts/and or Punches so I'll be adding this to that challenge as well.  Be sure to pop over to HDH and see the fab makes by the rest of the team (don't forget to scroll down for week one's offerings) and come play along, as each of the Gruesome Twosome will receive 3 images of choice. 
I'm also entering this in the Left of Center Cute/Creepy Challenge using the LOC theme (although I do think that Cupid is all kinds of cute.  LOL), and the Corrosive Feel the Love Challenge.


  1. This is beyond cool :) the 3D effect is awesome. have a great day! lisa

  2. WOW, this is beyond awesome hun! xx

  3. Wow, so creepy and so fabulous! I love the grey images with the pops of red Donna. I also love how you have done your fabulous pop up layering, it is so cool and fabulous! Oh and creepy too! lol Hugs!

  4. That is one spooky Valentine kiddo, but love it, and oh yes that cupid, be still my heart, lol, hugs

  5. this is a terrific creepy piece !
    glad you want to continue with us at AJED !

  6. Donna, this is amazing if a little scary love the monochromatic with a touch of red.
    Janet xxx

  7. Wow! I really love the way you do 3-D...this is totally creepy and I love it!

    Carol (Carol's Creations)

  8. OMG, this is so totally awesome! Love your take on our feel the love challenge! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog!

  9. Oh My Gosh! This is freakin' amazing! Love the dimension, beautiful work of art. Thanks for joining in the fun at LOC.

  10. Love this Donna!!! Fabulous use with all the images and the steps! FAb! Thanks for sharing at Left of Center this fortnight! Mo dt x

  11. This creation Donna is just stellar! I saw it as the win (in fact two of yours as the choice wins) at LOC and was so impressed and in awe of your talent on both of them. This one, with Teri's art, is lovely the way you used the red and how you brought in the other images. Man oh man your imagination just rocks. I love how present you seem to be in your creations. Each one I see has such a story within it. Just a joy Donna!!! Congrats again. xox Samara

  12. Holy Moly!! Amazing details on this, great dimension, wonderous coloring, love that dp, WOWOWO! Killer with the bits of red everywehre, esp. the eyes. Awesome card Donna.


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