Monday, 24 June 2013

Haunted Design House - 13 elements

It's that Monday time again and we are starting another challenge over at Haunted Design House.
We have a bit of a tester this time round, We are challenging you to use a total of 13 layers/materials/embellishments.Now this one had me ripping my hair out last night, the best part of the eve was spent making something that just did not look right in the end so wound up in the bin.
 Luckily I had Edward here ready to go.
 Here is my break down of my 13, I might be stretching slightly but hey ho ;)
1.) Base card for Tag
2.) Material for the texture finish (see Andy Skinner Book Of Ruination)
3,4.) Black andGrey Decoart Acrylic Paint
5.) Treasure Gold Topaz Rub n buff stuff.
6.) Card for Edward
7.) Tim Holtz Chit Chat Sticker 'Imperfection'
8-12.) 5 different shades of Copics
13.) The clear embossing over Edward.

Ok I did say I was pushing the limits of our 13 challenge but that's just how we roll in the dungeon ;) lol.

Luckily Edward fit this challenge, he can also be found over at Lily's Octopode Factory Etsy shop as the sample for the Edward Scissor Hands Digi Image.

Head on over to the Haunted Design House to see some great pieces from our talented Design Team and how they have interpreted the theme.
 Thank you for stopping by and hopefully we will see you joining in??


  1. That background looks incredible. Fab colouring on the image too. The textures and colours you create are always astounding. :) x

  2. well you did have 13....this looks fab how ever many things you used...that background is amazing!! me thinks I need to do that course ...Edward looks fab against the background...fab make I say! x hugs x

  3. Another great piece ! Background is wonderful, Edward looks fab ! Corrie x

  4. ...awesome tag Mark, the texture on the background is lush, great quirky image, love it...Mel:)x

  5. Incredible background, love all that texture, and great colouring of Edward .......FAB tag Mark :)

  6. You may be stretching your layers, but the effect is fab. Love it. Are you doing Andy's Class at the CB in August? Love francesca

  7. Blimey - I'd have trouble just keeping count... fabulous tag. That background is so cool!
    Alison x

  8. Love your way of counting Mark. Who cares when it turns out this FAB! xxD

  9. i want to say this in a hogh pitched voice AWESOME.EE

  10. Like I said, some of us have more fingers and toes than others. I was waiting to see how you managed the thirteen. Nicely done. I hate when good products end up in the garbage can. I feel your frustration right now, as a matter of fact! Still trying to pull something out my arse for the throwdown....

  11. FABULOUS - really love that image and that background is gorgeeeeeeeeuuuuussssss !!! Great make Mark :-D
    IKE xxxxxxxxx

  12. Blimey that's a challenge and a half. I have a feeling that if I attempted it, the bin would end up as the 14th layer lol. You've done a brilliant job with Your Edward tag, love the dark blues in his outfit. And your background texture is fantastic, with the distressed black and orange. Px

  13. A brilliant tag, love the fabulous background.
    xxx Hazel.

  14. Lots of work on this gorgeous tag, the background is stunning,Edward is fantastic, that is quite a challenge and you have outdone it good on ya, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day..

  15. I wondered about the 13 as well. Seeing this in all it's glory and reading about the materials used, I can see it. Nice catch xxx

  16. Such a cool tag, Mark!

    I loved Edward Scissor Hands! (Honestly I love everything Tim Burton ;). Great colours and a brilliant background!

    Claudia x

  17. Fab tag Mark with that background that I need to learn how to do. . . !!!
    Like Claudia I love Edward Scissorhands - played by JD of course!

  18. Your background is fantastic!!! Wishing I could touch it! Edward looks pretty awesome too! Wonderful tag!