Monday, August 7, 2017

July 2017 Challenge Winner's Post

Welcome back!

Today we have the winner from last month's creative challenge! Glad you came back and in the center ring without further ado...

The winner is #3 Susan Renshaw!
Congratulations!
All of us love your way with ATCs


Special thanks to everyone that played along and we hope you will come back and share your creative play with us! Share and link up with us for a chance to win a Sin City Stamps treat!
Bring your dreams from the darkness...

Link those dreams here.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Life is a Circus ...

Hello all you swell readers / players and followers.
As you can see, Dream in Darkness has got itself
a new lighter look. 
And with it we'd like to invite more players
to play, so not "just" dark entries,
are super welcome,
DO link up your strange, fun, bring your Snark,
Mixed Media, alternative, wicked, COOL projects
- you know we loooove to see them!!!
But sorry cute kittens don't make the cut !

We also are going to have a Twist of the month. 
It's a theme you can follow if you so wish 
(we are a easy going challenge - not must "have to" -thingy's). 
This months twist is the "Circus".

Here's Granne's take with a Circus twist



Altered photo frame from Ikea and mostly 
VLV stamps colored with Inktense Pen's

Asylum Anne's passport let her out of the country, but she nearly didn't get in to Australia - "they" scanned it several times before it would be accepted.  At least she got to Lismore for 4 days with Seth Apter, taking his Library of Memories class.  Although he had run out of stock, another classmate who regularly attacks Anne's credit card, Julie of Time to Create, had plenty, and reaped the benefits.  So with lots of new goodies on her desk, Anne went looking for the
 New chunky embossing powder on a cereal packet (just the right background!)  And like the phrase says, "Not My Monkeys, Not My Circus", this clown has one up on you!
A different embossing powder sprinkled randomly over wet paint.
Another ATC, with a new Carabelle stamp.  Don't know that we like the look of that balloon.
And a third ATC, with a new die from Carabelle making for a pretty windy tent.
Granne sent the stamps thank you so much.  The clown scraps came from Silver Crow Creations.

Dear Granne unleashed this Circus and made sure to send provisions to the Crew. BUT those insane monkeys stole the food along the way! Can you believe it?? Them clowns got something to do with it for sure! Even on a good day you know what can happen when h u n g e r overtakes you!?***%$#! And then leaving that drat tent flap open and all chopped up seriously...

Caution Contains (pea)nuts!



No Snickers is not a sponsor!

But...if you link up something snarky Circus-y or funky, or just totally mind-bending you are in it to have a chance at at "treat" from Sin City Stamps!

Link up Below...


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Half Agony, Half Hope

Hello, it's Granne here with a page of digital make.


Combining Jane Austen quote, with Ike's lady and images
from Stitchy Bear and  Mischief Circus.

Like the sentiment? Here you go, let's see your take on it :=)


and by linking you make HERE,
you can win this fabulous set of red rubber


Totally awesome, don't you think?


Friday, July 7, 2017

June 2017 Challenge Winner!

Thanks for visiting today!

Today we have the Winner of the June Challenge to share with you!

A big thank you to everyone that played along, we LOVE seeing all your amazing projects!

But there can only be one challenge winner!

That person chose to make some very clever Giger Tribute ATCs!

That is 


Congratulations Katie!

We three at Dream in Darkness hope to see all of play again this month!

Link up with us HERE and bring your awesome weirdisms!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

July is Here and HOT! Come Celebrate the Smeared Ink Reunion Hop & Jane Austen

We've joined the Smeared Ink retrospective today! Here is the blog roll to carry you off on some amazing adventures to discover some brilliant inspiration! Hop along as you like!





Terra
Alison
Leigh
Leigh SB Designs
Fiona
Shell
Kim
Kapree
Julia
Val
Dream In Darkness
Ike
Kelli
Milo
Nan
Monique
Susan
Kristy


Asylum Anne recognises the centenary of Jane's death with this ATC 
using a Smeared City stamp, coloured with dilute paints 
and grey flowersoft on Jane's tombstone. 


The camera found a face in the sky - is Jane looking out at us still?  
Expect Anne back later this month with something rather different :)
---
Granne combining Jane Austen and Smeared Ink on a AJ page.


Wonder if the pain is already over....
---
"La Llorona, The Weeping Woman"
Do you know her tragic tale?


Postcard using the Smeared Ink rubber stamp Llorona.


Please share your "painful" projects with us...


the scariest one will get this set of Hamsa hands from Lost Coast Designs:



The Frogster...

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Listen Up! Speak Up! Look Up! ATC Trio

Welcome back to Dream in Darkness!

Sorry I have been AWOL with projects, but I have an ATC trio to (hopefully) make up for it with!

What do you think?
(~and yea this is a bit of a shameless plug for my new stamps at Sin City Stamps >.< !!)


These new rubber stamps were made from original drawings by Rick St Dennis. I had asked Rick for a spin (darker) on the Hear No Evil trio... This is what he created!


Here is the DriBones krewe! Seen today starring in the Look Up, Speak Up and Listen Up story!


Bit closer!



Here is the stamp plate you can find at my shop HERE and shhhhh it's on sale for a few days, too!

So I hope you like this peek at these stamps and the ATCs. Are you inspired to play along with us? Still a few days to join in!

The Dream in Darkness Crew has some treats lined up for July, so hope you come back then.
In the last few days of June, come on and link up HERE, this month's winner gets a gift certificate to spend at Sin City Stamps!

Let's go!

~kim


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Be The Main Character

Granne here squashing colors for the ATC


with the Gecko Galz image.

Still plenty of time to link your weird, alternative, strange,dark art HERE
You know we'd love to come and see and you'll also have a change 
to win some Sin City stamps!!!