Sunday, October 14, 2012

HDH - Bats, Bats, Bats!

Happy Weekend!  Of course, it's time for another Haunted Design House post.  This week, they've chosen Bats in the Belfry - anything to do with bats.  Which, if you know me at all, means that I'm over the moon!

This is how much I love bats: 
I spent a week in Cairns, Australia volunteering at a bat hospital. It was one of the best experiences of my life. I have bat jewelry, clothes, tattoos, decor - my friends all know I love them.
The worse part of this week's challenge is the fact that I couldn't really make anything creepy and I made a gazillion things because hey, bats!
So, without further ado: 
I love this card - the moon is embossed and the bats are actually pieces of confetti that I folded and glued to a hand-drawn line.   It was inspired by a stamp that has birds sitting on a wire.  I think this might be my Halloween card this year.

Below, I went with an embossed background and a simple die-cut 'BOO'.  I stacked some bats  to give a little bit of dimension and added a black pearl.  Simple but pretty.

These guys are ridiculous - I don't even know what I was thinking.
Below is my version of a sampler that I've seen on the internet in a gazillion places.  I'm not sure I like the color scheme; I may redo it in grey tones.  
And finally, here's a quick card that uses tiny little bat punches as a frame.  I planned on putting little pearls on all the bats, but I ran out, so I tried to improvise with gel pen.  Eh.
There are more, of course, but I think I'll pace myself. 
As always, thanks so much for looking!


Creepy Glowbugg said...

I was waiting for your battiness to be posted! Fabulous job on all of the projects.
I can see that you need me to make you a couple of new bats huh? I don't think they turned out too bad though. Practice makes perfect. Email me if you are interested in some new bat ornaments.
Thanks for playing with us this week at HDH!!

mark gould said...

Fab stuff. Love the moon and I really like the sampler as it is. Those bars are awesome
Thanks for playing in the dungeon at hdh this week

Andrea C said...

These are all amazing projects. The little clay guys are super cute. Thanks for sharing with us at haunted design house x

ike said...

Ooooh cozmic batty overload - I LUV it. Your projects are amazing.. I love the orange one with bats on a wire best and the little clay guys are AWESOME.... you have to sell them or something... they'd go like hot cakes :-D
I would love to have been with you at the bat hospital and I would love to have a fruit bat :-D
Thank you for sharing your gorgeous projects with us at Haunted Design House this week :-) x

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW! Batarama! Fabulous projects! thanks for sharing with HDH. xxD