WooHoo! It's Friday which means another new release from The East Wind. Been in a bit of a crafting funk after struggling so hard with my previous card and post, but Unky's fab new image, Lucy Loo 'Wicked Queen' Got me all jazzed to venture down the dark path and join in some of my fave "dark" Blog Challenges. I was particularly intrigued by the offerings at Dream in Darkness for their "Lucky" 13th challenge. Although the theme is always ATG (as long as it's dark) the DT pulled out all the stops and made the coolest paper dolls. I immediately wanted to play. Lucy Loo 'Wicked Queen' is only her head, hair and crown so I thought she'd be perfect for a paper doll. I had a sheet of Birdie Paper Dolls from Artchix Studios so Lucy Loo 'Wicked Queen' became Lucy Loo 'Wicked RAVEN Queen'.
Here's how the image comes in the shop.
I colored her with Copics and Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut her out. I had to improvise a neck so I could pop her appropriately on the dress body.
At first, I assembled her with only wings but decided some arms were in order so she could better hold her Alpha Bead banner. I cut parts from an old skeleton die from Sizzix, colored them with Copics and attached them with tiny brads between the dress and the wings. Much better. If you notice, her crown has a raven skull in the center, so I gave her a skull necklace as well. I thought the black lace over skirt sort of looked like the feathers in her crown.
Used Alpha Beads for her "Nevermore" banner and strung them on covered wire which helped keep her arms out. Her wings still move independently so she can take flight at any time. The birdie feet just made me giggle. Haven't had this much fun in a long time.
I'm also entering this in Create and Inspire ATG, Dark 'n' Daring ATG, the DL.Art May Linky challenge, The Dark Attic ATG, Craft Your Passion ATG, Creative Fingers ATG, Jade's Sparkling Butterflies ATG, 613 Avenue Create ATG, Crafting from the Heart ATG and Left of Center Witches (or just LOC if you think not).