Thursday, June 30, 2011

From the bone pile: Haunted Design House

Please don't run out to the nearest field searching for the bones of nature's weakest: This challenge is all about the remnants of your artistry.

Or, as the good people at Haunted Design House's Macabre Monday like to describe it: From the Bone Pile, Use only Scraps from your Stash.

Sponsored this week by Scrap Your Scraps the challenge is to use your scraps! Aside from a card base and main image, if you desire, everything needs to be scraptastic!

My creation is built on a base of brand new stock, but everything else is from the Too Good To Throw Away crates.

The skull and raven girl are leftovers from an Octopode Edgar Allan Poe digital collage sheet I used for another project.

Then we have the shiny red holographic-type frame back, the copper frame and the Asian-style cage: All of these are cut from scraps, too!

I really like this silly card, and the raven girl standing above a skull in a cage. Surely there's some sort of poetic justice in there somewhere, don't you think?

OK, I can hear your mocking laughter from way out here in Nevada, so let's see what you can put together with a handful of scraps!


  1. Fabulous creation for the Bone Pile challenge! It feels so good to use up those bits you just can't throw away!
    Thanks for joing us this week at HDH.
    I just got some new Octopodes today, gotta go color....

  2. You did not hear laugher from the High Desert of CA! I do believe you have done a masterful job of scraping your scraps into one heaping pile of gorgeous bones! No bones about it, Raven Girl is very cool! Kind of like someone I know! Have a great 4th! Are you doing anything special?

  3. OOOh, I'll say some poetic justice and a way cool card! Hard to beleive it's from the bone pile but that's the best kind, eh? Love it! thanks for playing along again the week! xxD

  4. Raven girl is awesome! Great pile of scrap, never scrap with us is it we go looking for it and horde it! XOXO Zoe

  5. Now thats a real fantastic way to show your scraps, its a great piece. Yvonne xx

  6. Sounds like a great challenge. Love what you have created.


  7. Fab job on pulling together scraps to make such a FUN piece. I need to do some Halloween things today and this justs sets the mood for me. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Hugs Lynn

  8. This is an awesome spooky piece! Love it!

  9. fantastic concept... love the skull in a cage!

  10. Love the colouring on the octopode image, this is fabby x