Saturday, July 15, 2017

Half Agony, Half Hope

Hello, it's Granne here with a page of digital make.


Combining Jane Austen quote, with Ike's lady and images
from Stitchy Bear and  Mischief Circus.

Like the sentiment? Here you go, let's see your take on it :=)


and by linking you make HERE,
you can win this fabulous set of red rubber


Totally awesome, don't you think?


Friday, July 7, 2017

June 2017 Challenge Winner!

Thanks for visiting today!

Today we have the Winner of the June Challenge to share with you!

A big thank you to everyone that played along, we LOVE seeing all your amazing projects!

But there can only be one challenge winner!

That person chose to make some very clever Giger Tribute ATCs!

That is 


Congratulations Katie!

We three at Dream in Darkness hope to see all of play again this month!

Link up with us HERE and bring your awesome weirdisms!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

July is Here and HOT! Come Celebrate the Smeared Ink Reunion Hop & Jane Austen

We've joined the Smeared Ink retrospective today! Here is the blog roll to carry you off on some amazing adventures to discover some brilliant inspiration! Hop along as you like!





Terra
Alison
Leigh
Leigh SB Designs
Fiona
Shell
Kim
Kapree
Julia
Val
Dream In Darkness
Ike
Kelli
Milo
Nan
Monique
Susan
Kristy


Asylum Anne recognises the centenary of Jane's death with this ATC 
using a Smeared City stamp, coloured with dilute paints 
and grey flowersoft on Jane's tombstone. 


The camera found a face in the sky - is Jane looking out at us still?  
Expect Anne back later this month with something rather different :)
---
Granne combining Jane Austen and Smeared Ink on a AJ page.


Wonder if the pain is already over....
---
"La Llorona, The Weeping Woman"
Do you know her tragic tale?


Postcard using the Smeared Ink rubber stamp Llorona.


Please share your "painful" projects with us...


the scariest one will get this set of Hamsa hands from Lost Coast Designs:



The Frogster...

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Listen Up! Speak Up! Look Up! ATC Trio

Welcome back to Dream in Darkness!

Sorry I have been AWOL with projects, but I have an ATC trio to (hopefully) make up for it with!

What do you think?
(~and yea this is a bit of a shameless plug for my new stamps at Sin City Stamps >.< !!)


These new rubber stamps were made from original drawings by Rick St Dennis. I had asked Rick for a spin (darker) on the Hear No Evil trio... This is what he created!


Here is the DriBones krewe! Seen today starring in the Look Up, Speak Up and Listen Up story!


Bit closer!



Here is the stamp plate you can find at my shop HERE and shhhhh it's on sale for a few days, too!

So I hope you like this peek at these stamps and the ATCs. Are you inspired to play along with us? Still a few days to join in!

The Dream in Darkness Crew has some treats lined up for July, so hope you come back then.
In the last few days of June, come on and link up HERE, this month's winner gets a gift certificate to spend at Sin City Stamps!

Let's go!

~kim


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Be The Main Character

Granne here squashing colors for the ATC


with the Gecko Galz image.

Still plenty of time to link your weird, alternative, strange,dark art HERE
You know we'd love to come and see and you'll also have a change 
to win some Sin City stamps!!!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Bete Noirs - the other side.

There are two sides to every tale.  At the start of the month, you saw this side:

Now for the other side - might Life get any "better"?
 In the centre, 
a troubled person sits, red-eyed from lack of sleep


Beneath her/him, memories of hopes, friends, whom Life has cut to pieces, made chutney of them and preserved the remains in his/her memory, for eternity to haunt him/her.


At the top, roll the Dice of Life's Price - an arm, a leg, or more?


The whole "picture":


Several layers of Seth Apter's Broken maze die were cut and glued together.  It's much easier (tidier) to paint the sides black before glueing the top diecut  layer on - made from kraft-tek stitched with varied tensions.  Painted background includes several of Seth's stencils, and stamps, bits of yarn knotted, bits of dyed guinea fowl feather.  The strip of stitched fabric goes round all the sides of the box canvas.  (Egyptian cotton sheet ripped, got recycled.)


Silver Crow Creations have all the different sized peopleskeleton, lenticular skullsspider web dresden, ants, laser-cut Bete Noir, and "nevermore" stamp.  You'll have to google for the body parts dice - I got some many years ago from I can't track where!  There's a tiny Teesha Moore stamp in there.  The "Brain empties" is actually part of a much longer phrase from Mad Rat.

How about sharing your nightmares here as part of our Challenge. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

May 2017 Challenge~Winner's Post!

All of us here at Dream in Darkness want to 
thank each and every one of you 
for sharing all of your amazingly cool projects! It is so much fun to see what pops up in each challenge!

Today we are here to announce the Winner from our May 2017 Challenge....

The winner is...

Andrea Norris


Andrea email us at dreamindarknessblog@gmail.com to arrange for your prize!
Congratulations!!