Monday, 5 August 2013

Haunted Design House - HorrorScopes ;)


It's challenge time again over at Haunted Design House, This fortnight we have our very own Teri of Delicious Doodles providing the images and prizes for the new challenge, the theme in case you have not guessed is Astrological Atrocities/HorrorScopes.
Basically we want to see something Gothic/Horror inspired based around the astrological star signs. 
Teri has created both Macabre and Horror inspired images as well as the more traditional cute stylings of the classic astrological star signs. Head on over to her store to see the full range of images,
Teri is kindly offering up the full set of the HorrorScope images as a prize for this challenge.
Head on over to the HDH blog to see what the DT have created for insiration and remember to head back next Monday to see what the rest of the DT will have for you.
Being a Virgo I of course had to go for this fab image, not only is it the heavenly body Virgo but it makes a brilliant Zombie image, and who does not like a good Zombie?
Excuse the tongue in cheek phrase but I have always hated the 'Virgo the Virgin' saying and this was a goof  way to rebel away from it ;)

The Door hanger started off as a plain wood and was given a good coat of Decoart acrylic paints, randomly applied and then given a coat of white.It was then sanded back so some of the colour showed through. The Teri's Virgo image was printed out and I used an image transfer technique to apply her to the hanger.
The words were stamped with archival ink using the October Crow Alphabet from De Stempelwinkel. The whole thing was given a good coat of Decoart Traditions faux finishing medium to seal the image.It also helps bring the colours out after the image transfer.

Thanks for stopping by, Hopefully we will see you over at Haunted Design House.

16 comments:

  1. WOAH! Blows my mind ... fantastic artwork here again from you. Must get those letters ... Hugs, Suzanne xx

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  2. Super fab - that is brilliant and I love the way you transferred her to wood.....AWESOME !!!

    Hugz
    IKE xxx

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  3. Freaking heck that is AMAZING! x

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  4. Absolutely love the painty background you've created and the image is deliciously disgusting! Brilliant to transfer her to the wood - looks amazing.
    Alison x

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  5. ...this is way cool Mark :) you'd never tell your image was transfered, it has taken on a ghost like quality, which fits so perfectly for Haunted House, loving the weathered look too, awesome work as always...Mel:)xx

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  6. I always hated that whole "virginal" thing, too. Funny how there are three Virgo Minions in the dungeon, too. Love the hanger. Very cool effect with the background, and I want that alphabet set!

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  7. The background is fabulous Mark and that image transfer technique has worked brilliantly. Anne x

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  8. Wicked mate! I'm Virgo too, not that you'd guess with three kids! lol xx

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  9. Great door hanger and the image is fab, really scary you wouldn't want to open the door. Great stuff. Love Francesca

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  10. Fantastic as always! Love this.

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  11. As a fellow virgoan :) I am biased but heck I love this image and your door hanger is superb. Love the ghoulish blend of greens and violets as the background. It lends a subtle, creepy feel to the piece. Px

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  12. Awesome doorhanget

    Have to check dd what my horrorscoop image looks like. I am aquarius and never liked the neptune kind if man that is used for horoscoop hangers. Always wanted to be a scorpio much cooler lol

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  13. Great doorhanger, and my compliments on the placing of the letters! They are all perfectly arranged.

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  14. I adore the finish you'v given to the hanger, Mark! Truly brilliant work. I get that blokes especially would balk at the "virgin" theme... AS IF! LOL xxD

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