WooHoo! New challenge at Aurora Wings with the fun and exciting theme of
You know this is one of my faves, but you need not be as creepy as I've been. Any Halloween, or dark fantasy image is fine (even creepy cute). But I just couldn't resist goring up the gorgeous Siren, available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy. I first became a little obsessed with the idea of a "blood moon" and looked up images to serve as a background on Yahoo. I colored that first, in case I screwed up. Filling in an entire background takes a bit of time, and I found that stepping away every so often and continuing to layer colors as needed kept me from tossing it in the bin. After all that work, I decided that I would keep this rather CAS but couldn't resist adding the tiny Bat Confetti from Um WOW. Had to use tweezers and a toothpick to apply the glue but I think they added just the right touch.
As for the gorgeous Siren, here's a closeup. She's shaded with Copics in grayscale with a bit of the R 20-29 on her embellishments. I love that Mitzi is open to creativity with her images, so I made her live up to her macabre legend by cropping the skeletal part of Ghost Bride's face and sizing it to fit. I later decided that the hands caressing the skull from Secret Kisses would really complete the picture so I went back to my printing program and flipped and sized them accordingly, then fussy cut them to add to the scene.
The sentiment was computer generated and cut and embossed with a Cuttlebug Emboss Plus folder, then inked with Distress and stamped with the Inky Dreams rubber set by Smeared Ink (NLIB, sniff, sniff), my "go to" for blood splatter. Beware, indeed!
Finally, I glittered her up with Stardust Stickles and used Glossy Accents on her eyes, lips and the starfish in her hair (which for some reason is showing pink in the pic at this angle). Perfect Pearls and Nuvo Drops added a bit more texture.
YAY! I'm thinking this was just what the doctor ordered to jump start my mojo after a couple weeks of recuperation from our party planning and other events.
Hope you enjoy this fab challenge as much as I did and just so you know, the current FB challenge is Make It Creepy so your entries will work for both.
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I'm entering this in the DL.Art October Linky Challenge, the Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG Challenge, Dream in Darkness Oct, Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #201 AG, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG, Pile it On #135 Fantasy, Crafty Friends #68 AG, The Fairy and the Unicorn Anything Mythical Goes, Crafting-With-Friends #52 AG, CCC Digi Creations Fantasy, the Classic Design Team Open Challenge Oct AG, the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #27 AG, TTPH #135 AG, 613 Avenue Create AG/Optional male card, Glitter 'N' Sparkle #261 AG, TTRCD AG week of Oct. 9th,