Monday, September 17, 2012

I'm Still Locked-Up in the Dungeon with HDH151

Macabre Monday HDH151 "I'm melting!"

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(Note: entries not following the guidelines are not eligible for prizes or badges)

Okay, macabre fans... your challenge this week:
"I'm melting!!!"

You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece
that has something to do with
melted wax, candles, witches, or melted flesh.
The possibilities really are endless with this one.
It's time to start tapping into your Halloween spirit,
and create something seasonally spectacular!

Let's see some inspirational examples from the Minions to get your mojo flowin'.

Here is my offering:  
(Click image to enlarge)
I used one of Smeared Ink's images, drawn by their newest artist, Ike.  
The image is Succubus #4 from the Succubus digi set.

Here is what she looked like before I got my hands on her:
She is gorgeous...or was.  LOL!  

 I had grand ideas of making the succubus look like she's melting.  
I'm not sure if I've succeeded as my PS abilities are well below where I want them to be.  This was my first attempt at this effect.  I'm sure PS experts will laugh at my results, but one cannot learn if one is afraid to try.
  I put on my big girl panties, shouted "Fuck it" into the dark, echoing halls of the Dungeon, and I mustered the courage to try to bring my idea to life.

  I colored the succubus in the colors of flames, attempted the melting effect, and put the succubus in a background of fire.  The papers are from Crafty Chaos Designs.  Every time I use Susan's papers I think of her. I roughly followed the sketch from the "Very Sketchy" challenge on the Smeared and Smudged Forum. You can see I moved the sentiment, but other than thatI followed the sketch pretty closely.

Head on over to HDH Macabre Monday and see what the Minions have in store for you.  This is a command, not a request ;)

~ Lady B ~

If you are looking for my Smudgy Antics posting, please scroll down one post or click here.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Make it Monday: Anything goes
Addicted to Stamps: Autumn colours challenge 39, must use stamp. I used a digital stamp and I used the colours red, yellow, and orange.
Creative Inspirations Paint: use a sketch from any challenge. I used a sketch from Smeared and Smudge's "Very Sketchy" challenge.
The Crafting Pad: Autumn Colours.  I used red, yellow, and orange.
Challenges for Everybody: Anything Goes


  1. It's awesome hun - I love it! xx

  2. She has turned out brilliantly Lady B. I can just about blog so looking at that blows my mind, I cant do anything with computers at all. I really like the way she has turned out x

  3. Wow amazing how you can melt a digi. You did it but you are awesome so why did uou think you couldn't xxx

  4. OMG this is so killer kewl! I so wish I could digi art too! Beautiful workmanship girly!

  5. FAB LB! WOW another great piece! Love Ike's image and I love what you have done with her :)

  6. Amazing! I'm always in awe of your digi skills and this is no exception. FAB how you've "melted" Ike's cool image. I really LOVE it! xxD

  7. I´m always in awe for your digi projects as well! xxlisa

  8. hi ya, thanks for stopping by and asking about the wax.
    I just melt it in the pot and apply it with a flat paint brush, I have one I only use with wax. I stain/paint the canvas first and then brush over a layer of wax and then keep adding layers sealing with a thinish layer of wax. It's great fun and very easy to get going. very forgiving as well as you can cover over parts with paper etc.

  9. Your card is awesome. You did a fab job melting the image. Thanks for sharing your art in the Creative Inspirations Paints blog challenge.

  10. WOW!! This is awesome!
    TFS and playing along with this weeks Inspired By Challenge over at Creative Inspirations Paint! We hope to see you join in our next challenge beginning on Sunday!

  11. Great image and i love the colours they are lush. Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 everybody . Good luck trisha x DT

  12. Fabulous creation and she's really melting away! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  13. Thanks for sharing your cool card at The Crafty Pad in our Autumn Colours Challenge! Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  14. A fabulous Halloween card! Thank you for joining the Creative Inspirations Paints challenge this week.

  15. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are: #23, #109, and #213.

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  16. Awesome card, stunning image, thanks for sharing with us at ATSC, hugs Liz xx