Friday, January 13, 2012


Above is just a taste of what I have to offer today!

I know not the normal card I usual put out but sometimes I have to explore the darkside of me and Macabre Monday - HDH #115 - Metal Mania Challenge has inspired me yet once again.  The challenge requires you to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece that uses, includes, or depicts metal in some way.  You can go very literal with metal embellishments or metallic papers.  Or you can use the Metal music genre for your muse, or maybe some industrial H.R. Giger type stuff.  Plus, this card goes quite well for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday #93 - create a masculine project - my hubby already told me he loves it!!!

I chose Metal music, foil, staples, and brads to show off my metal.  I was also inspired by one of my all-time favorite Heavy Metal Rockers Ozzy Osbourne and the Bat incident.  I know it's hard to see but I tried to make it look like the bats head had been bitten off, but the head it quite small...I hope it reflects well in the photo!

I used these items to create this card:
  • Design Studio
  • Rock Princess Cricut cartridge - for the hand and the "Rock On"
  • Wrap It Up Cricut cartridge - for the bat
  • black Sharpie marker - for the finger nails (I didn't want the nice manicure look and I thought the marker made it look a little messy - on purpose)
  • staples - on the corners
  • brads - on the bat
  • Red craft paint
  • Firefly green Stickles - for the eyes of the bat
  • black cardstock
  • aluminum foil

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
I had been thinking about this project for days and now I can finally say I can put this one to rest!  I love everything about this card...heck I might even have to send this one to the Ozzy Fan Club! 

Thanks for looking and I hope I didn't gross any of you out too much!


  1. Yay! This is great Carol! Fabulous use of the tin foil. I was trying to use foil on my card but it didn't work well.
    Isn't it great when someone loves your card right off the "bat"?! LOL!
    Thanks for rising to the challenge this week at HDH!

  2. Brilliant work Carol, looks gruesome, fantastic. Thanks for sharing it with us for macabre monday x

  3. LOL this card is killing me! Thanks for creating with us at FCCB this week :)

  4. Gruesomely AWESOME - this is fabulous.!! Great to see you letting your Dark Side out to play with us for Macabre Monday at HDH. Hope to see you again soon :-)
    Ike xxx

  5. Wow Graphic indeed, LOL!! But I get the idea, very cool!! Thanks for Playing with us @ FCCB!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  6. Ohh, I love this card. Why do people always give me cute cards? I instantly searched for the bat's heads when I looked at your card (before reading the text). Poor bat but cool detail ...

  7. So glad you allowed your darkside to surface.... this card is just perfect for us at HDH... we love it when folks get a little graphic cAROL.
    Thanks for joining us this week.... please play again soon!
    BD x

  8. I love seeing the Cricut used for all kinds of projects -- and I have to tell you, I've never seen it used with fake blood and a headless bat! So cool! Mega kudos for going creepy and graphic. :) Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB for the Man Time challenge!


  9. Fabulous card, Very dark and gruesome but fabulous. Thank you for joining us at Forever Night Challenge this week xx

  10. eww, i love it! wonderful card and too funny the bat had was bitten off :) thanks for joining us over at FNC.


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