Monday 27 January 2014

Haunted Design House - Rotten Romance.

 Welcome back, I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend?
Well today we are starting our new challenge over at Haunted Design House and with the run up to Valentines day we thought we would challenge you with a 'Rotten Romance'
 As always we want to see your darker sides come out to play ;)
We have our very own Teri of Delicious Doodles sponsoring us this fortnight and she is offering up 3 images of choice to each of our gruesome twosome.

 I have decided to keep it simple today and have done two more Mixed Media Boards from Tando-Creative I am addicted to these, they are like extra large ATC's
 For my first board I used the Grotesque Cupid image, It was printed onto 300gsm card and coloured with Copics, the image was trimmed to shape and glued to the media board. I carefully painted over the top of the image only with Decoart's Faux Finish Mediaum.The faux finish medium acts as a resist when using water based inks like distress inks. I used old paper to colour the back ground and stamped a couple of Tim Holtz classic stamps in pumice stone and gathered twigs, I also used black soot to stamp a text stamp from The Artistic Stamper, I wiped the over stamping on the Cupid off with a damp corner of kitchen towel. I finished off by swiping the edge of the board with a darker distress ink and clear embossed the card twice.

 For the second board I used the Fresh Blood image, sized it to fit the media board and coloured with my Copics, Ultra simple this time as I only added the 'Kiss Me' with the October Crow alphabet stamps from De Stempelwinkel. The whole thing was given a couple of coats of Decoart's Satin glaze.

As always it would be great to see you all getting your freak on ;) and joining us over at Haunted Design House.


  1. They both look grest but the vampire is my fav. Love the colours you used on that

  2. Love your work with these media boards Mark, love the Tim stamping on the first one and the colours of the second. Great work! Anne x

  3. I love the cupid one, your colouring is amazing !
    Corrie x

  4. Fantastic! Love your colouring! The shading is incredible; I honestly thought they were printed images until you said copics! lol My fav is the winged creature. xx

  5. Stunning images and amazing colouring, both are very haunting :-)

  6. What, no swooning lovers and cupid cherubs.........I'm surprised at you. LOL. Great work, especially drawn to the first one, the colouring and detail is wonderful.

  7. Brilliant - especially love that first one emerging from the pages of some ancient manuscript!
    Alison x

  8. Your boards are so intense! I can not believe you really colored the first one with Copics. Looks amazing. :)

  9. Love these, especially the first one. x

  10. Hi Mark, for someone with no previous art skills you are a natural. I love your colouring and shading. Lovely blog and well deserved amount of followers.