Sunday, October 7, 2012

HDH - Release the Kracken...

I'm back from my travels - it was too hot in Vegas and way to cold in Alaska.  I prefer the dark moist climate of my studio for sure. 

I was extremely excited by this week's Haunted Design House challenge - Creepy Cryptids.   We needed to make something to do with a creature or plant whose existence has been suggested but is unrecognized by scientific consensus and often regarded as highly unlikely! Think Loch Ness Monster, Yeti, even Faeries.

Whoot! I love monsters!  So, of course, the first thing I did was a make a unicorn horn which isn't a monster or creepy, because obviously the two halves of my brain do not work well together.  So I moved to hypocamps - half horse/half fish.   Still not creepy, but I made a cool ATC. 

Most of my stamps aren't really monsters, so I went looking for images online.  The beauty below comes up when you google 'Kraken Coloring Pages' - the image is from Monsters by Mail and I love him. 


I colored him with pencils and used a marker to color the background black (semi-successfully now that I see it under the sunlight), made my own frame with die cut waves and accented it with some water droplet ribbon and a small rosette that I made (probably the hardest bit of this card - good lord, those folds were a pain!) and sentiment.  Green pearls were the final touch.   

Thanks for stopping by!


Creepy Glowbugg said...

Brilliant work this week! I LOVE both of your cryptids and I'm sure your unicorn horn was fabulous too! Thanks for playing along with us at HDH!
Glad to have you back from your travels.

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Welcome back Cgra, both your projects are fabulous but that Kraken is my fav :D Thank you for sharing this with us at MM @ HDH

mark gould said...

that cracken is really cool, I want to take him home as a pet.
thans for joining us at haunted design house