Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge- week 20


Here we are at week 20 and this time Linda at Studio L3 is having us do Industrial Grunge. I don't think you can get much grungier than this. I found the little explosives sign on our stairs and my piece went from there. The crow is from Scrolls Work. I stamped him on grunge paper and then cut him out and industrialized him. I did the same with the background. The cityscape (TH) and trees (no name) and splotches (SU) were stamped using a pitch black acrylic paint dabber (Ranger).
The firemen where I live usually sell raffle tickets and use the money to put on a big fireworks display on Halloween night. Our neighbors provide all the fixings for a feast with fresh crab and chowder, special hot chocolate etc. This year the firemen cancelled the fireworks due to high wind warnings. Our neighbors went ahead with the feast and several people put on mini fireworks displays. Not quite the same but fun anyway. The rain and wind held off till later. Weather permitting we will have fireworks next week. Hope you had a great Halloween!
Thank you for looking!

17 comments:

  1. What a great halloween tradition, and I love your piece this week. It's very eerie.
    Rinda

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  2. A good week for blood splatter! LOL! This is a very cool piece.

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  3. Ooh this is really spooky! Love what you did with this week's technique.

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  4. So deliciously grungy! You knocked this one out of the ballpark!

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  5. OMG, Donna, this absolutely ROCKS! What a clever design. The crow looks amazing with the Industrial Grunge technique, and the skyline makes the perfect backdrop. Poor crow is lucky to still be standing after his fireworks encounter! Yep, it's Grunge Perfection.

    I'm glad you ended up having a fun Halloween in spite of the change in plans, and I hope they're able to do the big fireworks show next week!

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  6. Oh wow what a brilliant piece of crafting Donna, I love your design it all works so perfectly. Great stamp as well and you have the technique off to a fine art.
    Annette x

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  7. Um, is that one of the crows that attacked Bodega Bay so many years ago?

    Your creation is awesomely freaky!

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  8. Fabulous piece Donna, really grungy. I have just ordered some scrolls work stamps and am waiting for them to arrive. Long way from canade to the UK.
    You can have your firework celebrations English style as the 5th Nov is our bonfire night with lots of firerworks and bonfires. Have fun.
    Thankyou for stopping by my blog and leaving me a lovely comment.
    Luv Brenda xxx

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  9. This is so wonderful! I love the bird looking down at the city! Beautiful!

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  10. oh very cool!
    Best of luck in my giveaway!
    hugs Lynn

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  11. Wow this is stunning. fantastic art work and just scrolled down and found that all your work is beautiful. Glad i hopped over here and got the chance to see it.
    Also I have a VERY special papercraft challenge just launched if you fancy winning a prize ( i promise you will ) just take a look and enter the challenge before December 4th

    Hugs June xxxx

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  12. This is really cool - love the "darkness" of the piece.

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  13. WOW! A beautiful piece, indeed!

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