Saturday, October 8, 2016

Halloween Freebies For You

I love creating my own style of dark art and during this time of the year, I  like to share my vintage "Trick Or Treat" goodies from my dark and dreadful stash. Feel free to use what you like from this post to create your own Halloween art.  I will be posting more free images throughout the month of October until Halloween. 

And just to satisfy my dark, dark soul...please...send me a link to the spooky dark art that you have created.  Not only would I love to see what you have created but would dearly love to post your Halloween Art here at Dark Rosaleen.  

Vintage Halloween Postcards

Thank you for visiting my dark art blog!!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Collage Obsession

Creepy Things
Seeing this otherworldly apparition would really creep me out!
Credits:  background stock photo came from my stash!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Forever Night Halloween Collage Sheets

*NEW* Moonlight Journey Collage Sheets
Just in Time for Halloween
Here's my DTA Halloween Forever Night Creations!!
You'll love creating spooky art with the backgrounds
from the Forever Night Collage Sheets!!
Click on the link: Moonlight Journey
and you will be transported to the magical world of Moonlight Journey
 where you'll find more Halloween Artistic Journal Packs,
vintage images, and special art projects just perfect for that someone special! 
Don't miss seeing all of the Halloween Goodies Lynne has created
 that I know you'll love to use over and over again
when crafting your own  Spooktacular Halloween Art!!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Collage Obsession

 The Three Of Graces
This art piece was created from the Botticelli painting, Primavera,  which is where I got my image to use for the Tarot Card Challenge. I love Botticelli's work and knew that I would want to create more art later on from some of the  images from the painting. When I read about  our new challenge this week, I thought  the Primavera  would be a perfect fit for what I had in mind to create!

Primavera, also known as Allegory of Spring, 
painted by the famous Italian Renaissance artist, Sandra Botticelli,1482.
 This is what the painting looks like in it's entirety, which includes 9 demi-gods and goddess!
Truly a beautiful masterpiece!!
A few Interesting facts about the La Primavera!!! 
The pastoral scenery is elaborate. Botticelli said there are 500 identified plant species depicted in the painting, with about 190 different flowers. Of the 190 different species of flowers depicted, at least 130 have been specifically named.

From right to left: Zephyrus, the biting wind of March, kidnaps and possesses the nymph Chloris, whom he later marries and transforms into a deity; she becomes the goddess of Spring, eternal bearer of life, and is scattering roses on the ground.

Venus presides over the garden - an orange grove where she stands in front of the dark leaves of a myrtle bush.  The  Three Graces accompanying her are targeted by Cupid,  while Mercury keeps the garden safe from threatening clouds. The woman in the flowered dress is Primavera (a personification of Spring) with her companion Flora.

The painting was inventoried in the collection of Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici in 1499. Since 1919, it has hung in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. During World War Two, the picture was moved to Montegufoni Castle to protect it from wartime bombing. It was returned to the Uffizi Gallery where it remains to the present day. In 1982, the painting was restored.


Background from PSO Autumn Art mini kit, Metal Tag from Tragic Garden, and  clip art from Moonlight Journey.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Dark Dreamers Challenge

I am so excited to share my new find with you...
The Dreamers In Darkness Challenge Blog!! 

I have been searching for a dark art challenge blog
that welcomed digital art entries and wouldn't you know,
this morning as I  left a comment on  Marilyn Girling's blog, 
I saw the badge for Dreamers In Darkness!
With a quick click of the wrist, I found myself on their
challenge page that contained many pieces of  incredible dark art!

Dreamers In Darkness is a mixed media, digital art,
stamp art, assemblage, altered art challenge blog so
their motto is "anything goes"as far as entries for the challenge!
And coincidently, that is also the theme for this month's theme,
 "Anything Goes"!!

If you love all things dark and spooky,
then come and join us in on the haunted fun!!!
Here's the LINK:

 Flower, Anyone?
P.S.  I found the challenge at Marilyn Girling's blog, Seeing Things Art Apothecarium.
Check out her awesome blog if you love mysterious, magical art with a dark twist!

 Credits: Background from, Vintage Image of Little Girl from Wikipedia

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Dark Whispers Challenge

 Dark Whispers Challenge 

This is the digital art piece I created
 for this fun challenge!!

Kinda dark, Kinda spooky, 
but also has a little touch of holiday appeal!!!
Don't miss out on all of the fun!
Join us to create your own art piece of 
 "I Can't See' for this challenge!
Click on the link below the banner 
to visit Digital Whisper and learn more 
about the Digital Whisper Weekly Challenges!

Join us on Facebook too!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Just In Time For Halloween!!

Digital Whisper Challenge

Digital Whisper is a wonderful blog dedicated to artists everywhere who love to create digital art!  The blog regularly features some pretty amazing digital art challenges along with a huge list of awesome digital art tutorials for anyone wanting to learn and use the latest  techniques in photo manipulation and digital design!
This challenge was spooky fun and I really enjoyed  creating "FREAKSHOW" for the theme, "WEB"! I love creating art with the members in this blog and am looking forward to learning new techniques and contributing more of my digital art pieces to this inspirational blog! 

 If you are interested in joining us in this challenge, click on the link below and add your art with ours!  There is one more day left to enter your interpretation of "WEB"!!! Don't miss out on all of the fun!!!!

Happy Halloween!!!
Create what you love and love what you create!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

My Moonlight Journey DTA Art Work

It's that time of the year to create
Spooky Dark Art
 Moonlight Journey!
 My Poltergiest Plea!

No Candy For Me?

Trick Or Treat!  Say I'm Sweet!
Or I Won't Give You Anything To Eat!

Dr.  Strangelove

 Enderella  And Edger

Now What Was The Spell...

Beauty Spell

Why Do You Look At Me As If
I Have A Huge Bat Stuck In My Hair?


13 Whimsical Wishes

Second Sight Sisters

 Katrina Van Tassel
"The Cat Witch"

Naughty Little Witch! 
 Did You Turn Your Sister Felicity Into A Bird?
Esmarelda's Little Shop Of  Effervescent Ether

Mrs. Fairweather's Fortunes

 Miss Melancholia

Mrs.  PentDragon's Predictions

Magical Enchantress

Thank you for stopping by to look at my
SpOoKy DaRk ArT!!

If you would like to create some super fun
Halloween Art for yourself
then click HERE
to go to Moonlight Journey because they
are having their famous BOGO SALE! 
Buy 1 Collage Sheet Get 1 Free!
Now is the time to  fill up your
Spooky Files with all kinds of  Scary/Fun Images!

Happy Halloween!

Friday, July 29, 2011

The 4th Edition of the Altered Bits Art Zine Is Published!

I Am Published!

Yes, it's true, and all of my thanks goes to
Alicia Caudle
at Altered Bits for making it possible for my art work to be published! Alicia Caudle is a remarkable woman and a wonderful inspiration to the artist community through her incredible web site, newsletters, and tutorials!  She sells her amazing art work along with the delightful collage sheets she personally designs. Alisha holds a yearly challenge that she opens to give artists the wonderful  opportunity to enter their art work for possible publication in  her digital Altered Bits E-Zine! She has already published 3 Altered Bits E-Zines that are jam packed with outstanding examples of mixed media art from artists who entered the challenge!
Last Fall,  when she sent out the announcement for artists to enter the Altered Bits
E-ZineChallenge, she also added that the 4th Edition would be sold in print! I have always loved Alicia's amazing art work and her  incredible web site and was immediately inspired by the themes she had listed for the challenge entries!
              1.  Black and White
  2.  Notorious
                     3.  Letters and Symbols

I choose the theme "Notorious" and with my two favorite Hollywood Divas in mind, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, I created an altered art book with images from the movie, "Whatever Happened To Baby Jane"!

I sent my entry to Alicia with my fingers crossed and went completely out-of-my-mind
thrilled when she sent the e-mail letting me know  that my altered art book would be published in the Altered Bits Zine!

To find out where to purchase the Altered Bits Art Zine,  check out these links:

Thank You ~Alica!

 I also want to send out a special thanks to another very creative and talented woman!
 Jo Gabriel,
 who is a very gifted singer/songwriter and pianist! If it had not been for Jo's website,  The Last Drive In, I wouldn't have been inspired to create my altered art book for the challenge! When I saw all of the incredible images that she had posted from the movie "Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?",  the "sparks of inspiration" began to flow and I knew that I had found the images I needed to create my definition of  the theme "Notorious"!

Click the link below to see all of the incredible images from
 "Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?" plus many more Hollywood greats!

 Jo  has posted an incredible amount of  images from the old Hollywood Era of those 
exciting, thriller /chiller motion pictures that made everyone crazy to go the drive in 
to watch their favorite stars appear on that enormous outdoor picture screen!
Thank You ~ Jo!!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

7 Deadly Sins

Collage Obsession Challenge
7 Deadly Sins

First Theme:" LUST"!

Credits: background used courtesy of 
Here is the link:
 Thank you so much for stopping 
by to see my  Dark Art!!

I'll just be brokenhearted if I don't hear from you!