Saturday, August 27, 2011

Framed Spooky Clown - HDH 103 Carnival of Curiosities

When I first found out that the theme for Macabre Monday was HDH103 Carnival of Curiosities over at Haunted Design House I just knew I wanted to do something with a creepy clown.  Plus, over at Bitten by the Bug2 they are having a Happy Hauntings challenge and you are to create a project using a frame from that Cricut cartridge.  I had the idea to create a card using the skeleton frame to represent a mirror (you know like the ones you'd see at a creepy carnival attraction) and of course the creepy clown.  His face is translucent, almost ghost like and then you can see just a very slight dark image behind that face, it's a scull....SPOOOOOOKY!!!
I created this card in Design Studio. 

I used these Cricut cartridges:
Happy Hauntings for the inside scull and frame, welded and cut at 8 1/4.  I also have 3 layers on the front of the frame.
Wrap it Up for the clown
Paper Doll Dress Up for the bow

I attached a tinsel like fuzzy ball to the top of the clown's hat and outlined his face with a white gel pen.  I flocked the clown's nose with Martha Stewart flock.  I used a clear stamp on the inside that just says, "SPOOKY." 

I am so pleased with the way this turned out...totally creepy...the exact look I was going for!!!  I hope you like it too and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Fabulous design! Such a clever idea with the transparant face. Love the frame and that clown just creeps me out! Thanks for joining the Minions this week at HDH. xxD

  2. This is so neat, what a great idea!

  3. Great idea with the translucent clown and a skull. Love the frame too. Thanks for playing along with macabre monday this week x

  4. Super great design. I love the skull behind the clown---so unexpected. Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2.

  5. Love that clown. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  6. Super spooky! Nice design!

    Thanks for joining us over at the BBTB2! DT Member Carri~abusybee

  7. WOOHOO! Great for BBTB2, too! That is one AWESOME frame! xxD

  8. The skull is fantastic.... the clown freaks me out! Thank you so much for joining us at HDH this week...hope to see you again soon.

  9. This is one of the most creative cards I have seen in a long time. I absolutely love it!!!!

  10. FUN FUN design :) Love how you did the card. Thanks for joining us in the challenge at BBTB2!

  11. Sooooo coool!!!! You're a genius, in fact. This is so creative, Carol!

  12. OMGosh!! The clown idea is super!! I love both of these. Fantastic!! Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2!


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