Sunday, September 2, 2012

HDH Bad Moon Rising

Time for another Haunted Design House challenge.  This week it's "Bad Moon Rising".
You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece that depicts a BIG BAD MOON.  Make it full, waxing, waning or crescent. Just make it big and the main focus of your wonderfully wicked project.  Cute will get you in the door, but the Dungeon prefers things creepy and dark.

Well, I can definitely say that my moon is really big and is the main focus.   It's kinda light on the dark and creepy.

I started out with a template - hmm, the moon is boring, stars are way to big and owl is too small.  So, I used an embossing folder on the moon and highlighted the embossed bits with Pearlescent Yellow Brilliance, just to give it some dimension and then did a little dtp on the edge of the black card as well.  

Next, I ran some brown paper through my Big Shot with a wood grain impression plate and highlighted the entire thing with distress ink.  My adorable little punched owl stayed the same but I stamped him with some scratches and gave him some red eyes and ended up mounting both the tree and owl with foam tape.  The cemetery punch and broken fence at the bottom along with the tiny little silver stars rounded out my scene.  Ta-dah!

Sadly, this is most likely going to be it for me for the rest of the month - August was packed and now September is crazy - I have a bunch of work related travel!  Ugh. 

Thanks for looking and I'll see you in October!


mark gould said...

Love the red eyes on the owl and the yellow on grey looks great
Thanks for joining us at haunted design house

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Really gorgeous moon! LOVE it!! I have never made a template before. Looks like double the work, but the end result is spectacular!
If you are in Vegas on the 27th of September, check our Eli Roth's Goretorium. It opens that night. I really want to go, but hubby hates Vegas. It's an intense haunted casino attraction that runs all year long. If you're into that sort of thing....

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Hi Cgra, I wondered where you were lol. I love your moon, that distressed embossing really hits.
Look forward to your return on October. Thank you for sharing with us at MM @ HDH this week

DonnaMundinger said...

Fabulous textured moon and the use of punches is wonderful. thanks for joining us at HDH. xxD