Saturday, July 30, 2011

Out! Out, Damn Spot! Challenge

Well, it's been a while! My husband unexpectedly needed hospital care (he's out and recovering) and my crafting had to be put aside.  But now I'm back and ready to stamp!

I decided to jump back in with the fabulous gals over at Haunted Design House because I love their latest challenge: "Out! Out, damn spot!" - something that is covered in splatter, drips or drops.   Of course, it doesn't have to be blood, but what would be the fun in that?

I actually made this for a friend, who is enchanted with the BBC series Sherlock, which is modern day reworking of Sherlock Holmes.  Instead of being a (mostly) proper Victorian gentlemen, he's a high-functioning sociopath.  Aaahh, there's nothing like a little murder to get the blood flowing. Or, in this case, splattering.

My blood is acrylic paint; red ink didn't keep it's beautiful bright color.  I was rather disappointed to find out that I don't have an axe stamp, because I thought the piece would have been perfect with one; I'm not sure what that says about me. LOL!

Enjoy and thank you, as always, for looking!


Bernadet Rodakowski said...

Gun, axe, knife, clues - I feel like I'm in the middle of a board game. LOL. Seriously, great card. The "blood splotches" are perfect.

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Um, ...WOW! I really like the feel of this card. Sort of medical autopsy, meets a bit of gore and intrigue. I love it.
Thanks for playing with us this week and it's good to have you back!

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Yay! Great to see you again! This is gorgeously gruesome and understated and I love it! And I haven't seen that Sherlock programme, but I love your description, so I'm going to keep an eye out for it :D
Thanks very much for playing along with us at HDH, and I'm sorry for the lateness of my comment, I've been a little swamped this week. Hope to see you on our fun blog hop this week too :D