"When Chris from County View Challenges emailed me to tell me that I was one of their top 3 for August it was a very happy surprise, so imagine how super excited I was when she told me that they'd like me to create a GDT piece for their October challenge! Of course I said yes! The theme given to me (which I had to keep all these weeks as a secret....no pressure lol) was to create 'Something Spooky' I knew right away which image I wanted to use. Withering Fairy by Saturated Canaray, it screamed Gothic Romantic at me....think Miss Haversham in Great Expectations, in her wedding dress surrounded by her rotting Wedding Breakfast, or Catherine from Wuthering Heights coming back to haunt her true love Heathcliff....or again Giselle, dying from unrequited love and coming back as a vengeful spirit. The project started life as a card, but as I worked on it I decided I wanted to make her into a wall hanging for Halloween.
I've used a lot of die cuts and elements and lots of products to achieve this effect, Tim Holtz's Rickety House and Branch Tree and Cheery Lyn's clock, Black Soot Distress Ink and Clear Crackle Paint, tulle and cheesecloth, antiqued seam binding, well the list is extensive and I've included a full list on my blog. I hope you enjoy it cos I had so much fun making it :) xx"
Thursday, 10 October 2013
Another Top 3 project - from Linda...
Yes, today is the turn of the talented Linda Levoir, another of our Top 3 winners. Linda, of Sticky with Glitter, has donated this stunningly spooky card...(and who said spooky can't be beautiful too!!?? lol)...
This definitely has 'the wow factor' Linda, thank you!!
If you like the more contemporary art style then this is a terrific example of how it can be used for a Halloween project - very creative. CLICK HERE to share some crafty love and visit Linda's blog to see more of what she does.
How creative are YOU? Can YOU step up for our challenge this month? We do hope so because we're dying to see what you all come up with. It's time to get your mojo in harness and create something to float your apples and pumpkins (sorry, poetic license, lol).
Above everything, HAVE FUN! More in a few days. xxx