Wednesday, September 24, 2014

New Challenge at A Step In The Dark with Lacy Sunshine

A brand new challenge starts today at ASITD with our fabulous sponsor, Lacy Sunshine.  As always, it's ATG and this fortnight there's no twist, so no reason not to play, as long as you're channeling your "dark side".  Although Lacy Sunshine does not often come to mind when dabbling in the darker arts, don't be fooled.  Artist Heather Valentin has an alter ego, so be sure to check out the Lady Heather's Curiosities Section of the LS Crafter's Candy Shoppe and have a look around.  I've used Parrish-New Orleans, one of the City Girls found in the Misc. Digis Section.  She's quite the Voodoo Queen.  Here she stands outside the gates of the famous St Louis Cemetery No 1, waiting to pay her respects to the renown Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau.  Gotta love it when the DP does all the work, eh?  This fabulous scene is from the 6x6 Hallow's Eve pad by Mariah Johnson for Creative Imaginations.  All I've added was a lock from Tim Holtz, skulls by JoLee's on each post (rubbed with gilders paste to better match the lock) and a couple of epoxy bats.

Here's a closeup of the gorgeous Parrish.  She's fussy cut, popped and colored with Copics and this is the first time I've attempted dark skin, using E27 and E15 with a teeny bit of R20 for the faintest blush.  Her dreads and braids were done with N5, N7, N9 and 100.  I gotta say, for a first try, I'm pretty proud of the way she turned out.  Be sure to visit ASITD to view the fabulous creations by the DT and come play along with us.

I'm entering this in the Left of Center challenge (under the LOC theme), Simon Says Wednesday ATG, and Open Minded Crafting Roll Out the Red.


  1. Totally stunning and such awesome colouring Donna. I LUV this piece :-D

    IKE xxxxxxxxxxx

  2. Love it! That gate die cut is gorgeous and paired with the lock and skulls, looks marvelous! Fabulous coloring, too! Dreads look great!

  3. This is stunning , Donna. Your coloring of her is gabby, and the layout perfect for the challenge, you could also enter Open minded crafting fun challenge, roll out the red.

  4. Awesome I'd never guess it was a first.

  5. Awesome Donna, just love those gothic gates.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun.
    Julie DT :)

  6. wow your colouring of this image is brilliant!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  7. Awesome card! Thank you so much for playing along with us in our "Roll Out The Red" challenge at Open Minded Crafting! Hope to see you playing, again, next time! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Open Minded Crafting

  8. Oh Donna, this is fabulous! I was sure I'd commented but maybe on FB! Love it, and the papers are awesome! Great image and embellies too! Thanks for sharing in our Stripes Challenge at Left of Center! mo dt coordinator. xxx


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