Thursday, June 23, 2011

Menacing mermaids: Haunted Design House

The best thing for me about Macabre Monday at Haunted Design House, aside from seeing all of the gorgeous, fun design team art, is that I'm becoming very familiar with my short comings.

Or another short coming I should say. There's never been a doubt that my temper is short, physically I'm short, too, but now I also know I'm short on creepy, crawly, scary skills.

Luckily I am not at all short on the ability to decide I'm perfectly happy with my creations despite completely missing the challenge mark.

So, here's my Menacing Mermaid, designed for this week's Macabre Monday at Haunted Design House.

She's from a dingbat set I found a few years ago: Perhaps If you go looking for it be warned that the entire "set" is fun ... but definitely inappropriate for ... well, look, our friendly mermaid here isn't the only risque image in the set. Okay? OK.

Back to my version: We've done some coloring with colored pencils and darker colored lines with Sharpies. She's mounted on a Die Cuts With a View Rock Star stack design and a bit of bubbly-looking paper that came from where I do not recall.

What I do remember is that you've got until Sunday, June 26 at 5 p.m. central to create your very own Menacing Mermaid!

Good luck my friendly sirens of the sandy sea!


  1. Too cute and sorta creepy too. It's hard being this creepy ALL the time, trust me. Way to make the challenge fit your supplies. I like the fiery hair too. Thanks for playing along this week at HDH!

  2. She has a certain look, its all in the eyes. Great piece. Yvonne xx

  3. Interesting. I'm not sure that she's creepy or menacing, more cute really.

    Risqué dingbats? I wonder....

  4. I think she's kinda creepy and I love how you colored her. Great background paper too. You never miss the mark, hon! thanks for joining us again at HDH! xxD

  5. Loving her expression of shock....brill

  6. This is a dingbat font? I MUST go searching, and, lol, the creep factor is all about attitude, not supplies, so she fits in perfectly :P
    Thanks for playing along with us again :D

  7. amazing work you rocked this of course it is creepy and how cool that it is a dingbat font, that is beyond brilliant work x

  8. Gotta love that flaming red hair!
    hugs Lynn