Saturday 23 November 2013

The Octopode Factory - Add a Crown

 Welcome and thank you for stopping by,I hope your weekend is off to a good start?
 Today I am sharing a Journal page I created for our current challenge over at The Octopode Factory, the theme this time is 'Add A Crown'.
 Now You may have noticed a bit of a theme if you stop by fairly often, I quite like the darker things, something with a little bit of creep to it ;)
So when I knew the challenge was 'Add A Crown', my little dark mind thought straight away, Queen, but not the postage stamp gal, more the Queen Of The Damned, (love that movie) and I have loved the Whimsical Devil Girl image for a little while now which is available from Lily's Etsy store.
 The Devil Girl has been coloured with Copic's and clear embossed. The back ground was painted with Decoart American acrylic paints I wanted to give a sort of Hellish feel with flames and darkness. I used a zombie stencil for all the damned souls ( thanks Glo) ;) and Andy Skinners Skull stencil from Tando-Creative. I also used a fancy filigree stencil for the bottom corner.
I finished off by adding one of Andys Stamps to the bg as it seemed quite fitting and the 'Queen Of The Damned' was stamped with the October Crow alphabet from De Stempelwinkel.
Almost forgot, My crown was added, this is one of the Tim Holtz embellishments, I touched up some of the details with some Decoart Gloss Enamel paint.

Now Sadly this will be the last challenge over at The Octopode Factory but we will still be back with DT makes so we are not going anywhere ;)
I would love to see you all joining in the fun with us. you have two weeks to take part, there are images up for grabs too. xx

Thank you all for stopping by xxxx

I would like to enter this into the challenge over at Smudgy Antics, they are having an 'Anything Goes' challenge.

I would also like to enter this into the challenge over at Punkyou Girl challenge blog, they are having an 'Angels And Demons' challenge.


  1. Wickedly cool, Mark! I love your creation! Thanks for sharing your fabulous art with Smudgy Antics :)

  2. I love the Hellish background you created with the paints, it looks amazing and a perfect backdrop for the Queen of the Damned. Anne x

  3. As always Mark a FAB creation. Love the image, although she looks surprised to be proclaimed queen LOL. Thanks for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics :)

  4. A huge wow to that stunning background... such an amazing dimensional effect to it as your eye is drawn deep down towards the fires of hell in the distance. Your colouring on your Queen of the Damned is just fabulous - great, great pages!
    Alison xx

  5. Awesome! A really hot background with some fab effects. :)

  6. Brilliant, love the background really like how you have captured the hell fire
    and the image is great with the cool purple dress and earrings!

  7. Scarily cute! Great background Mark! x

  8. Mark you are a master at blending and layering and coloring. This is just beyond awesome. Queenie is the perfect image for this creative and gorgeous background. Awesome stenciling images. So glad to have your enter at Smudgy Antics this round. Shoni - DT

  9. Mark I love everything about this, you really do have a wonderful way with colours.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Smudgy Antics x

  10. this is great Mark! I loved it on the TOFF challenge page! Thanks for joining us at PunkyouGirl!


  11. Fangtastic creation Mark! I love the images you used and that background is divine! Thanks for playing with us over at Smudgy Antics and don't forget that the challenges are moving over to the Smeared and Smudged Forum starting Dec 1st :0)

  12. What a glorious AJ page Mark. So many different elements to get lost in. Thank you for sharing your art with us at our last bloggy Smudgy Antics challenge

  13. this is so cool...dark and creepy! I love the masked skulls! thanks for playing along with us at Smudgy Antics

  14. Love this!!! Seen it somewhere else and thought it was fab! Glad you entered in at PunkyouGirl with this one! Best of luck! mo dt xxx

  15. Congrats on the win Mark, great work, love the Octopode Factory image you have really done it justice.