This week's challenge at Oh Alice! almost through me for a loop. In this case M.A.D stands for monochromatic and distressed...hmmm... Well, the good news was I just so happened to have one of The Greeting Farm's Creepy Cakes Images that I was dying to color so I really wanted to participate. (Not required, but they are sponsoring the challenge.) My problems are always with the paper. I kept looking for pretty monochromatic prints to no avail and then realized I was going about this all wrong. I really needed to see what color Copics I had enough of to do a decent job on the image. The best luck I had was with the BG's # 109-115. I really need a Copics class to ge the hang of this shading business but I'm fairly pleased. I was going to color her face, but I thought I better quit while I was ahead. LOL Next problem: I'm not too hot at distressing. Don't get me wrong, I love the look, but I've always been the type to want things PERFECT, so distressing is against my nature.
At first I thought that using Coredinations and sanding would be enough, but I'd printed my image fairly large so what was left of it after embossing with the Cuttlebug Harlequin folder seemed rather miniscule considering distressing was a major element of the challenge. So I took my scissors to the edges, and then to the several mats I'd cut. See, there really is (a bit) of distressing. Wait 'til I get my Zutter Distrezz-it-All. I'll be grinding the crap out of those edges right and left! LOL Anyway, the finishing touches were the punched crown corners and the adhesive pearls which I also colored with my Copics. And don't those feathers add to the "madness"? I can't believe I had just the right color! The Sentiment is from Sassy Studio Designs. Now off for my walk. I think I'm on a roll here. Besides the exercise, I've managed 4 days without wine. Wish me luck, it's SOOOO much harder on the weekend to abstain!