Dark + Victorian!

For the Three Muses “Victorian” challenge this week, I created this page in my altered Girls’ Book!

"We are not amused"

And Queen Victoria wasn’t amused, was she? The Victorian era was probably the most mutable in our history – complete with double standards, the Industrial Revolution and Victoria & Albert, (also my favourite museum!!)… I used brown and black acrylic paints scraped across the page for the background, and silver paint to represent steel (through the sequin waste). I think it has a bit of shock value, don’t you? Well, I hope so, because I also want to use it for Hels’ Sunday Stampers “Paint it black” theme… I’ve used my MaVinci latin text stamp liberally Hels, and also my RV barbwire too!

Less demanding, the Theme Thursday Dark, Gothic and/or Halloween challenge… used to be my fave time of the year, but not really these days *yawns*! All images used on these altered game pieces (and the collage), are from Ten Two Studios – Lisa has a very dark section… 😉

Doesn’t the application of aged mahogany distress ink round the tiles look a bit like blood??? *grins*  I also created a rather outrageous mail art piece which will be on its way to London tomorrow – did a swap with Jackie aka Jester Crafts! So, I won’t show you that one till she has received it. 😉

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  1. johanna

     /  September 30, 2010

    love especially the zombie cards!! wonderful way of spooky!!!

  2. Kate

     /  September 30, 2010

    Totally love the ghoulish zombies. Brilliant. wish I got mail like this.

  3. I think these spooky game pieces are fabulous! I love how you made them, every bit of them.

  4. great collages! hard to pick a favorite!

  5. FAB art – loving the zombies :O)) Thanks for joinin in with the Sunday sTamper x

  6. Rosie, Rosie, Rosie! You’ve done it again. The Victorian piece is priceless, and the zombies …. Ooooooh, how ghoulish! I always enjoy my visits here!

  7. Scary!!!! But cool!! I would love to get this in the mail.

  8. Wonderful zombies- really terrific and grungy!! Love your Victorian piece as well. Super creative art all around Rosie!

  9. these zombies rock! love the grunge effect and oh my goodness….those faces!

  10. First of all
    The garden stamp, the asian garden rub ons(to be used in my ongoing asian book), the wonderful papers and cards, and even the envelope decorated to the hilt!!!!!!!! I love the postage stamps! I will use everything!!!
    What a doll you are
    thanks, thank you, thanks a million!!!!!!!!!!!!
    2nd, love your zombies!!!!
    P S ..love your moo card too!!!!
    Hope you can tell I am thrilled with my goodies!!!
    “Everything is Rosie” !

    • You are so welcome Peggy!! Glad it all arrived safely and that you are enjoying yourself!! xo

  11. Ria

     /  October 1, 2010

    Aahhhh, I just LOVE the game pieces!!! I guess I have a dark side too 😉
    I love your blog, Rosie.

  12. Ooooh, Rosie, all of them are so coooool. I love them all!!!

  13. amaaaaaaaaaaazing post nice images


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