9.01.2014

And we all scream for ice cream!!!

Summer has come to a close, and what better way to celebrate,
than with ice cream?


Please watch this short, five minute film, and then give us your interpretation
as a cool and creepy creation. Use any medium, any images,
just make sure it's creepy and directly influence by this fun little video.

Wanna see how some of the Minions brought this film to their art?

Contagion of Corruption - Croms
Fabulous black and white zentangle creation. 


New image in the Delicious Doodles shop inspired by the film.


 Devilishly Deviant Donna
Anyone care for a lick of this blood-cicle?

Fun journal page with images drawn from the film.
And truer words were never spoken.


How's that for inspiration?
Please enter your film inspired creation here.
We are looking forward to seeing what goes on inside your head.  

8.27.2014

And we have some winnahs!!

One thing we are super bad at doing down here in the dungeon
is choosing winners for our challenges.

Time for some Gruesome Twosome catch up.


The Gruesome Twosome for our Eerie Inspiration challenge:


and



The GTs for our Alien Abduction challenge are:


and

Unable to upload a photo, but worth clicking the link to see!


The GTs for our Deja-Vu Doo challenge are:


and

disturbia 002 (800x800)


And finally, the GTs for the Ferocious Furballs challenge:


and  

the beast 001 (800x800)

Whew! What an amazing display of creative, and wonderfully weird, dark art!
The Minions were just mumbling something about having the best challenge
entries in the crafting world just the other day. 
(Zombie) hands down.
 No cookie cutter, cutesy schtuff here. 
Only uniquely creative types need apply.

Thank you to everyone who plays along with us every challenge. 
And to those who play when they can. It warms our cold, black hearts 
that you choose to share your creepy and cool makes with us.
Please choose your Gruesome Twosome badge and display it proudly!!  




8.26.2014

Macabre Monday: I Scream for Ice cream!

Got a little tied up in the dungeon yesterday, 
but I am ready to announce the new challenge theme.
Are you ready? 



Now we ask that you create something that is directly inspired
by this incredibly sweet little film.
Remember to keep it on the creepier side. No cute stuff, please.

Let's see how the Minions interpreted this film into their work.

Fantasmagorical Fiona 


Devious Digital Demoness Susan




So what do you think? Are you up for the challenge?




8.18.2014

Ferocious Furballs week 2


Ferocious Furballs
is the challenge theme for week 2 of Macabre Monday.
Interpret it any way you'd like,
just make sure an animal of some sort, is involved in some way.
Maybe use a gruesome guinea pig, or some wicked waterfowl
as your inspiration. Who knows, maybe a macabre muskrat
and a catatonic coon hound are more to your liking.
Make it weird, wacky, scary or clinical.
Just don't make it cute!!


Maniacal Mother of Mayhem Mo








And please help me in giving Susan a warm welcome (back) to the dungeon.
It's been about a three year hiatus, but the motto of the dungeon is:
"Once a Minion, always a Minion". 

Devious Digital Demoness Susan


So now might be a good time to dust off those cute animal stamps and
make something dark and scary with them. Or not.

We'd love for you to join us for our Ferocious Furball challenge.
Enter your fuzzy makes here.


8.11.2014

Macabre Monday: Ferocious Furballs


Welcome to the Haunted Design House!
Today marks the beginning of a new challenge theme for our
bi-monthly Macabre Monday challenge.

Ferocious Furballs
is the new challenge theme. Interpret it any way you'd like,
just make sure an animal of some sort, is involved in some way.
Maybe use a gruesome guinea pig, or some wicked waterfowl
as your inspiration. Who knows, maybe a macabre muskrat
and a catatonic coon hound are more to your liking.
Make it weird, wacky, scary or clinical.
Just don't make it cute!!

Check out what the Minions did:

Teri came up with this terrifying Aye Aye, which is also 
available (or will be there soon) in her Delicious Darkness digi shop.


Gorgeous textures and  techniques on this handsome display.

Striking hand casted bird skull centerpiece!



Far from clean and simple, but straight and to the point, is more like it.
Kind of fun in a twisted and wicked way. 
We like that kind of thing around here. 

  If you're not inspired by this bunch, I'm not sure anyone can help you!  

Please join us for this "animal friendly" challenge.




8.04.2014

Macabre Monday Deja-Vu Doo week deux

Welcome back for the second week of the
Macabre Monday Deja-Vu Doo challenge

That's right, you have another week to play along with us.
We're looking for a new project featuring a previously used technique,
supply, idea, whatever, and use it in a new, creative way. 
Here's what I did. 
I previously made this box:
An altered paper mache box with feet.

And this time, I made this box: 
Altered wooden, coffin shaped box, with feet.

Get the idea we're after here?

How about what 
 made?

Previous project
 An altered papier mache skull

And this time
 A metallic steampunk altered papier mache skull


I hope today's inspiration pieces have helped to coax
your mojo out of hibernation. 
C'mon! Play with us!


7.28.2014

Macabre Monday Deja-Vu Doo

This is the final Monday of July.
Where the hell did this month go?

No matter, we have a new challenge for you.
Deja-Vu Doo.
The idea for this theme is to reuse a previous image, technique, paper, etc... 
that you have used recently, but in a new way.
It will be necessary to explain your reused object or idea, in your blog post. 

Check out what the incredibly talented Minions have made for this theme.

  







Put your thinking caps on and make something awesome!  


7.16.2014

Our Beastlie Winners

The Minions would like to thank everyone who dared
to join us for our unsavory 666 celebration and challenge.
We had such a great turnout of quality entries that we had
a hard time determining who won what.
So, without further ado, 
I give you the Chosen Ones.... 



 Please contact Creepy Glowbugg to claim your prize.


ATC_NumberOfTheBeastOpen
Please contact Croms to claim your prize.


Please contact Black Dragon to claim your prize. 


please contact Teri and Black Dragon to claim your prizes.

please contact Black Dragon to claim your prize.

please contact Black Dragon to claim your prize.

please contact Black Dragon to claim your prize.

So basically, everyone is a winnah!
Congratulations!!!  
Don't forget to grab your exclusive winner's badge
and display it proudly!! 

7.14.2014

Macabre Monday - Alien Abduction/Invasion

For our new challenge, we are going a bit SciFi.
Not our usual genre of choice, but after a moment of
brainstorming, we found that we do enjoy a good
space odyssey in the dungeon every once in a while.

Alien Abduction/Invasion 

If silver flying saucers and gray men aren't to your liking,
consider the following films for your inspiration:
Mars Attacks
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
Aliens 
Planet of the Vampires
Strange Invaders
Undead
Day of the Triffids
Critters
Slither
Night of the Creeps
They Live (my personal favorite)
The Thing
The Blob
Predator
Invasion of the Body Snatchers

See? Science Fiction can be scary and entertaining!

Check out what our spacey Minions made.

What's this?

A funny card from the Grumpiest Dragon in the land?

Wicked clever interactive War of the Worlds inspired card!


Whoa!
Check out this Alien inspired altered book art!! 

I think Mister Giger would definitely approve!


Eye see you!


Looks like there's room for one more...


Care to guess what this once was?
Helen is quite the eco friendly crafter with this
salvaged outdoor light fixture. Brilliant!
Better be careful Helen, the aliens may want to observe your
incredibly clever mind.

This theme may require a bit more thought and planning than most,
but then again it is a challenge, isn't it?
Who knows? It may even be your favorite project ever, but you'll
never know unless you try.
  




7.07.2014

Macabre Monday - Eerie Inspiration week 2

Welcome to week 2 of our 
Eerie Inspiration challenge.

I'd say that this photo collage is brimming with eerie, beautiful, dusty,
thought provoking, mojo whetting, inspiration. Wouldn't you?

Here is what we came up with this week for your viewing pleasure:















Looks like we all got the "white on white" memo, huh?

So, how's the ol' mojo feeling right about now? 
All warmed up and ready to get creating?
You still have a little shy of a week to make something, 
and enter your project here.