Haunted Design House is honoring their 100th Macabre Monday by celebrating Vincent Price's 100th birthday which would have been earlier this year!
Haunted Design House crew.
He definitely would have been thrilled to see the giveaway the HDHers also are offering to one lucky winner who can gain entry by commenting on all of the design team blogs, by participating in the challenge, and by posting a little something about their 100th challenge celebration (I hope this counts for my own little something).
And, before I share the details about my own piece I have to point out that through no planning or on my part: This is my 100th post of 2011!
I realized that little tidbit when I signed on to write this post ... I hope it's a clue to good luck instead of a nasty omen. Though that would be even stranger since this is the Macabre Monday challenge.
OK, on to the art (I heard that sigh of relief).
My piece features handwritten text "Merchant of Menace" on a Holtz Bigz die banner and the word "revenge" cut with my Cricut. I accented the corners with three brads from unknown origin and one idea-ology photo corner.
The image, "Mercius," is from Simply Betty Stamps and is colored with Sharpies, colored pencils and random markers found in the nearest craft drawer. Doesn't Mercius remind you of Vincent? I bet they've got roughly the same waist size.
Finally, we have the background: Isn't it stupendous? I knew you'd love it. I received it as part of a blog prize in June from the Haunted Design House and sponsor Susan's Crafty Chaos (go check out her stuff, you'll love what she's created for paper and digital artists).
I know, after all of that it seems unfair for me to even hope I'd win yet another prize, doesn't it?
Maybe I'm selfish. Or maybe I'm goading you into doing your part to cut down my chances by getting over to the Haunted Design House and participating yourself!