It is my turn to set the Quirky Challenge and I am in a very Quirky mood (or maybe a dark mood) as you will see.
We get such a lot of cute images, well not this time! I want to see lots of none cute images, or no images at all, but dark colours or subjects (or both) are the theme of this challenge.
We have two great sponsors therefore two prizes, and the sponsors are:
Who are giving our first prize winner $10 of images of their choice.
Who are giving our second prize winner 3 digi images of their choice. The Stamping Boutique have their own very dark alternative art challenge blog called Poisoned Peas which sort of inspired this challenge.
Using images provided by our sponsors the team have created some examples to inspire you.
Guest Designer Doris
Doris used Medusa from The Stamping Boutique with some purple and black embellishments. She also added pearls to the dress.
I used Grave Dolly and Rotten Apples from Doodle Dragon Studios on this card, and I found some great paper that says "nothing is crazier than family" which I thought was perfect! Images coloured with Promarkers, though if you are in a hurry the images come coloured and plain.
This is Zombie Girl from The Stamping Boutique coloured with Promarkers, and matted on to a Spellbinders die cut and DCWV papers, with a bit of Crafty Ribbon added, can't think of a sentiment, I was going to add Time for Tea or Lets Have Tea, what else could I put?
Medusa from The Stamping Boutique is coloured with Promarkers and Trias, and die cut with Nesties lables 8 my favorites, and matted onto DCWV Rockstar paper, Crafty Ribbon added. Again no sentiment yet, I thought Bad Hair Day? what do you think?
I too love the Scaredy Cat from Doodle Dragon Studios and let me make one thing clear - he is not cute!. Somehow I think he should be attached to a car window! I coloured him with Promarkers, and cut out a panel of pattered card with Nesties to mount him on, I think the card was from Payperbox, the papers are DCWV, ribbon by Crafty Ribbons, sentiments by Papermania and Hero Arts.
I will be adding another card later, I had an accident and decapitated the character and now the printer won't play nice!
Now let's see what you can do, any craft project is acceptable as usual. You have two weeks (almost) to add your project, this challenge ends on 1st December at midday UK time.
Please add a link to your blog post (not your blog) using the biggest blue froggy at the top of the collection, the other one (at the bottom) doesn't do anything that we can tell, and please comment after you have linked. Don't forget to mention Quirky and add a link back to here (please read the rules and if you realised you haven't followed the rules and won't be included in the top three, and you want your entry removed to try again - please email us using the link in the side bar).