Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Macabre Wedding

Forever Night Challenges     Challenge #15-Embellishment Flowers
Gingersnap Creations     GC124: Color Challenge-Black & Grays

Well, the last couple of days prove to me that my style is truly eclectic. I have gone from Vintage, cute Christmas, to a Macabre Wedding.  You can't get much more eclectic than that, and I've decided that the reason I'm so all over the place with my style is I love to try out all kinds of techniques and styles, just to see if I can. Maybe my true personality is really emerging: QUIRKY--
When I made this alcohol ink background I was going for a stormy, dreary sky and for some reason I thought wouldn't that be cute for a graveyard wedding. I started searching for bride and groom skeletons and thought I would check out the Octopode Factory. I've been seeing some of these images pop up on different blogs. Low and behold Lily had the perfect couple, and they really hooked me when I saw that he had hearts on his head. I'm just a sucker for hearts, and even better they are digi's so I also got my other quirky thing, instant gratification. Paid with PayPal, and by this morning she had emailed the link to download these and bingo, here's the card.
I didn't really think I had macabre in me, but I'm totally blown away that this came out looking like a creepy, stormy graveyard. My little flower embellishments are kind of hard to see, but they help create the illusion of a pathway into this garden of loooove---

Supplies: Black card blank 5" X 6 1/2" Halcraft, Papers: Stampin Up-glossy card stock, Naturals White card stock, Brushed Silver, Basic Black, Stamps: The Octopode Factory-Bride and Groom digis, Fiskars-Spooky Frightful, Hampton Art-Spooky Tree, Stampendous-Marble Texture Cube, Ink: Ranger Archival Ink-Jet Black, Ranger Alcohol Inks-Slate, Pitch Black, Pearl, Blending Solution, Copic Markers-C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, W1, W3, W5, W7, 110, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen-silver, white, Sharpie Paint Pen-silver, Martha Stewart-fence border punch, Stampin Up-bitty blossom punch, tiny black brads unknown.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥


Cath Wilson said...

Cool idea.

Sharon said...

Amazing!!! Love those new Octopode images!!!! Such a cute and quirky creation!!!

judyjstamper said...

So very cute. and love your stormy gray background!

Marjie Kemper said...

Very spooky! Love the images and funny place for a sentiment!

Shar B said...

Super spooky!

Laura said...

Great!Thanks for joining us at gingers.

Alexa said...

Truly a creepy work of art - adorable! Glad you came up with such a quirky entry for the Gingersnap challenge.

Ali Manning said...

This is really fun, Beverley! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations :)

trisha too said...

Beverly! Congratulations on your fun piece being chosen as a Ginger Gem!!