Monday 4 November 2013

Haunted Design House - Samhain Sunset (Autumn Colours)

Evening all, I hope your all keeping well? 
I know Halloween is over but the minions over at Haunted Design House celebrate it all year round.
We are half way through our latest challenge before our little break.
The theme this time is Samhain Sunset, for people like me, that means Autumn Coulours, with of course our Dark/Gothic/Creepy twists.
We are sponsored this time by the very talented Mitzi Sato-wuiff of Aurora Wings and she is offering up $15 of Digi images for our greusome twosome.
I have used the Las Calaveras image, I love the day of the dead images so this was a no brainer.
I decided to alter a book end i had laying around, this was just a cheap plain wooden bookend I picked up in the craft store.
There is a little teaser for tomorrows make ;)

I printed my image out onto some 300 gsm and coloured the image with my copic markers. the image was edged with some black archival ink and glued onto the book emd with Decoart's faux finish medium. The base of the bookend was painted with Decoart's Persimon acrylic paint. I applied some black modelling paste through Andy Skinners Candy Skull Stencil. When everything was dry I edged the bookend with black paint and covered both images with Decoart's Triple Thick Gloss Glaze.

Thank you so much for stopping by. x If you have time we would love to see your creepy creations over at Haunted Design House 
And it's always worth checking out what the other minions have been creating xx

 I would like to enter this into the challenge over at Punkyou Girl, they are having an Angels and Demons theme.


  1. Stunning as always Mark. Love the bold design of the embossed black skull on the orange background. It's a brilliant contrast to the softer design of the cover. Pxx

  2. Wow - that embossed skull is crazily fantastic against the orange!
    Alison x

  3. I love this! Your colouring is fantastic and that skull is amazing! Such great texture.

    Thank you for joining the challenge at PunkYouGirl!


  4. Love this Mark! Thanks for joining the PunkyouGirl challenge this month! Hope to see you next time too! mo dt xxx