Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Be The Main Character

Granne here squashing colors for the ATC


with the Gecko Galz image.

Still plenty of time to link your weird, alternative, strange,dark art HERE
You know we'd love to come and see and you'll also have a change 
to win some Sin City stamps!!!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Bete Noirs - the other side.

There are two sides to every tale.  At the start of the month, you saw this side:

Now for the other side - might Life get any "better"?
 In the centre, 
a troubled person sits, red-eyed from lack of sleep


Beneath her/him, memories of hopes, friends, whom Life has cut to pieces, made chutney of them and preserved the remains in his/her memory, for eternity to haunt him/her.


At the top, roll the Dice of Life's Price - an arm, a leg, or more?


The whole "picture":


Several layers of Seth Apter's Broken maze die were cut and glued together.  It's much easier (tidier) to paint the sides black before glueing the top diecut  layer on - made from kraft-tek stitched with varied tensions.  Painted background includes several of Seth's stencils, and stamps, bits of yarn knotted, bits of dyed guinea fowl feather.  The strip of stitched fabric goes round all the sides of the box canvas.  (Egyptian cotton sheet ripped, got recycled.)


Silver Crow Creations have all the different sized peopleskeleton, lenticular skullsspider web dresden, ants, laser-cut Bete Noir, and "nevermore" stamp.  You'll have to google for the body parts dice - I got some many years ago from I can't track where!  There's a tiny Teesha Moore stamp in there.  The "Brain empties" is actually part of a much longer phrase from Mad Rat.

How about sharing your nightmares here as part of our Challenge. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

May 2017 Challenge~Winner's Post!

All of us here at Dream in Darkness want to 
thank each and every one of you 
for sharing all of your amazingly cool projects! It is so much fun to see what pops up in each challenge!

Today we are here to announce the Winner from our May 2017 Challenge....

The winner is...

Andrea Norris


Andrea email us at dreamindarknessblog@gmail.com to arrange for your prize!
Congratulations!!


Thursday, June 1, 2017

When all those Bete Noirs hit at once.

You can only run to Darkness to share your Dreams...
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No matter how fast you run, you can't out-run your nightmares


Inside the box canvas, and with the hingeable chicken-wire threatening to let more beasties out to terrify you...  The laser-cut Bete Noir face on the outside has a threat on the inside too.  The skull heads are lenticular winkies - their look changes as you see them from different angles



Because the canvas was set onto (dice) feet, it can be turned around... But you'll have to pop in later this month to see more.
Silver Crow Creations have all the different sized people, skeleton, lenticular skulls, spider web dresden, ants, laser-cut Bete Noir, and "nevermore" stamp.  You'll have to google for the body parts dice - I got some many years ago from I can't track where!  There's a tiny Teesha Moore stamp in there.  The "Brain empties" is actually part of a much longer phrase from Mad Rat.

If this has touched a nerve, add your creArted response to this month's challenge

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Ohh, wow, Anne did hit the nerve alright, fabulous pieces: 
total eye candy, don't you think?

So it's Granne here making her very first MOO's ever.


Ok, so I "cheated" a bit, I stapled two moo's together, 
so I got more space to stamp on....
anyways, such a tiny thingys these moo's 
- will be doing more, LOL


~and CT Kim will be back soon~ maybe..... :P I might get lost looking up moo's....

Don't let the Frogster get ahold of them thar super wonderlicious moos!



Friday, May 26, 2017

Use your wings.

Hi there, Granne here to share an ATC
experiment using Alcohol Inks and Yupo paper


Even if you fall, you'll still have your wings to fly again.

*****

Wanna win something winged?  Hop HERE to link your
dark, alternative, weird art, we'll love to come and see.


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Snakes not welcome in Santa's domain!

At the start of the month St Patrick banished the snakes from Ireland back in AD461 (ish)
Some snakes did end up in Scotland - not a happy place for them, as it was just before the Scotlympics of 462 AD:
Looks like the Snakes will have to go further afield. (though as you see, the translator didn't do a very good job of translating "sassenachs") Wonder who paid for THAT wall!!!


But North is out of the question - Global Warming hasn't happened yet so there's waaay too much ice,

 and it looks as though Nessie has already staked out Lapland!

Not to mention those ferocious Viking dragons - who would want to be stuck on the front of a sailing vessel in the North sea?


There WILL be another chapter some day.


Viking Bear and Battle of Hastings on the last half-page, are Butter Side Down stamps (you should check out their adventurous and artistic teddy bear collection!),
the rest of them over all the pages came from Highlander Celtic Stamps - snowflakes, crop circles, Nessies, Piper, celtic knot works, angel, Welsh Dragon, Love spoon, Picto rock, Stone Henge, Caber tosser, castle...

Now if you've got something to freak everyone out, share it in the linkup here - we have "candy" for our favourite bit of gore posted this month Bwahahaha!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

April 2017 Challenge Winner's Post!

So it's Sunday already, the evil inebriated Frogster is just now draggin' himself out of the mud...He had a helluva May the 4th be with you party marathon followed by a late night Cinco de Mayo tequila shooter fest!

And you know what? HE had all the festivities & fun and did not invite any of us! Go figure, hmmpf! He might find himself out of a job...soon! Or dressed in a pink tutu...

Onwards! Drunken frogs aside, this 7th day of May brings the announcement for the lucky winner of this fabulous stamp!


Our winner for the April 2017 Challenge showed the wayward Frogster that 
even Death has a bright side....

Katie Lamb, entry #3 

with her awesomely textured and brightly colored sugar skull! Check it out!

Katie contact us at dreamindarknessblog@gmail.com to arrange for your stamp and blog badge! Congratulations!


Come on over in a few days to see some more crafty treats!