Monday, 6 April 2015

Haunted Design House April Monthly Challenge.

Are you ready for a new, macabre challenge? The theme for April is Going Green and there are multiple ways to interpret that, as long, of course, as it's also dark and macabre in some way. We don't want anything sweet and cute with spring greenery, bleurgh! You can either use the colour green somewhere in your project (the perfect excuse for zombie skin) OR you can make it about jealousy or envy (the green-eyed monster) OR you can go "green" in the eco-friendly way and up-cycle or re-cycle something. So come on Show us your most Gothic, Macabre, Twisted creations and revel in the dark side of crafting.
For my DT piece I decided to go with the theme of recycling. I decided to upcycle on old Hardback Book with some book page folding. I had been wanting to try this for quite some time and when I came across a couple of skull patterns I grabbed them to have a go. Which fitted nicely in with this challenge. I started with the page folding and created my skull design within. Then onto the covers. Painted the whole book black  with Decoart Media Fluid Acrylics. Then sealed with DecoArt Matte Media Varnish to protect. I then embossed two panels from 300gsm cardstock and attached to chipboard bases. The detail was then highlighted using DecoArt Metallic Lustre. I then Diecut a skull shape added Metallic lustre and attached to the base for the front cover. the same process was repeated for the back cover using a medallion diecut. These were then attached to the book and sealed with DecoArt Matte Media Varnish to protect. To finish A skull was added to a ribbon and attached to the inside spine of the book to double as a bookmark.
                                                                       SIDE VIEW.

                                                                     Side View.

                                                Open to show page folding skull design.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read. Hope you will join over in the Dungeon at Haunted Design House to share your own interpretations of the theme. Remember to keep it dark and gothic, not light and sweet. You have until May 3rd to join us and you can enter up to 3 creepy creations. 
Hugs Fiona.


  1. Eeeeeek !!! Gobsmackingly AWESOME !!!! Such a wondrous creation and the page folding is mind blowing :-D xoxoxoxox

  2. this is soooo awesome , I need to try this once, love it

  3. EEEK! this is fabulous! I bought some patterns for book folding and promptly lost them. I'm always a chicken to try new things anyway but this is beyond gorgeous. You may have just inspired me to give it a got. love, love, LOVE! xxD

  4. Brilliant! Love the cover and the skull is amazing

    Jools ☠

  5. The only comment I have for this is WOW!!!!!!!! x