This fab new release from The East Wind, is called Aurora 'Helena' and there was something about her expression that made me wanna go "dark" with her. I missed the "quirky/weird" challenge at Left of Center and didn't want to miss this week's too, with the theme "Hip to be Square", so I made a square card using some freebie skull and bone digi paper from Delicious Darkness, which is unfortunately no longer available.
Here's a closeup of Aurora 'Helena'. She's colored with Copics with some additional shading with Prismacolor pencils. I often do "red" hair but use a Combo of YR14, YR18 and E09, but this time I went really RED. (You might say "BLOOD red") using R22,R27 and R29. Wish I had enough nerve to do mine that bright.
The sentiment is from Ginger's House, my "go to" place for fabulous freebies. I've over stamped the blood spatter with Barn Door Distress ink using rubber from the Smeared Ink "Inky Dreams" set and cut and embossed with a Spellbinders Labels Two die.
Here's a pic of the Aurora 'Helena' as she appears in The East Wind shop. As you can see, she's quite versatile, so if "dark" doesn't float your boat, you can color her up all sweetness and light. A little reminder that you have through tomorrow to enter our "Outta this World" challenge on the Challenge Blog our current FB challenge, "Hot Colors" runs through August 17th. Always lots going on at The East Wind.
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