Thursday, October 29, 2015

Arachnophobes Beware (Seriously)

Hello to the ones who actually opened this post!

For today I am playing along with City Crafter Challenge Blog. Their theme really intrigued me this week with 'Creatures of the Night'. Here is my take on the theme.. Shiver!!

This is not your beloved Charlotte! 
Entering Challenge:

Take it, it's yours

 AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! I actually had to face my own fears of creepy crawlies too.  Because I am not too keen looking at spiders I wasn't quite sure how their legs really worked. I decided to suck it up in the name of art and took a closer look at spiders. After I got my shivers out I started to draw them on the card and realized what a beautiful design spiders legs are.. They are so efficient and so well 'built'. In the end, I wasn't so creeped out, in fact, I was in awe of the miraculous creature.

Wanted to add as much texture as I could. So I added
dimensional paint on the spider. It will make you want to touch it..
Or...maybe not.
I think the sentiment is the best part of the card. I can just imagine a horror
 movie trapped in the web and as the spider approaches says this..
Shiver...  The sentiment is in the valentines/love part of my collection but thought it would be perfect for this card.. It is taken as sinister, cunning, and evil! Just like in the horror movies.

Well that is it for me..  I do expect comments on the lovely dreams you will have during your slumber tonight. Thank you for stopping by TheGrandStampede and we will see you soon with another card. It will have unicorns, rainbows, sparkles, and lots of hearts (from my valentine/love part of my collection).

All the best,
Shawna

6 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

Mac Mable said...

Oh very clever and very realistic. Had a little chuckle...even though I am not fond of spiders either x Good use of the valentine sentiment!!!

Stella said...

Brilliant; and your spider is perfect :) Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

Monika Reeck said...

Wow....Its a scary card sweety....But I love the texture you create on the spider...you always made a clever card until my tounge make a voice ck ck ck....speechless..yes..and you are amazing bloggy friend too...big hugs
Monika

Petra Swart said...

Oh, my, Shawna, what a creative and clever card!!! I have to say your spider looks wonderful (never imagined that any such words about a spider would come from my mouth!!!! LOL!!!) Brilliant use of the sentiment!!! I love the bg colour and the web really looks great!!! Causing shivers here, for sure!!!
Have a great day, my friend!!!

Ros Crawford said...

This is brilliant!! So cleverly done! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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