Friday, October 2, 2015

Gothic Chic

Hello Everyone,

For today I am writing on behalf of Brown Sugar Challenge Blog. The theme this week is Shabby Chic. When I saw this challenge I had to look it up again and again. I had NO IDEA what I was going to do.. I made lists, sketched, and researched then I thought how can I marry Halloween with Shabby Chic. Then I had my eureka moment; Goth! Here is my card for tonight:
Gothic gate fold card featuring our witch sponsored by Lacy Sunshine Stamps.
Lots of detail, dimension, and aged appearance is the hallmark of Shabby Chic. 
The theme this week at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog is
Shabby Chic!
We also have a fantastic sponsor for this week
Store - http://lacysunshine.weebly.com/
Blog - http://www.lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Grand prize are 3 digi stamps from Lacy Sunshine Stamps!
I really enjoyed working with Lacy Sunshine Stamps. The image was clear and so much fun to color. Like I mentioned above I wanted to create a Gothic scene that revolved around the witch. Architecture was very important in this design. Note the windows, columns, and details above the window are all elements for Gothic Architecture. It also proved to make a fantastic Halloween card!

Tons of depth and lots of dimensional adhesive. I wanted to keep the background dark and dank allowing the witch to quite literally pop off the card. The scene in the far background is a sheet of PP I had in my stash.. It depicts a full moon behind branches. Just right for this card!
This little witch colored using PrismaColor pencils and, of all things, a vellum marker. The marker allowed the witch to be a bit a darker. Look at those dark eyes and black lips!!

A gate fold seemed appropriate for this scene.
It seems like you are walking right into the space.
The card when it is closed.

Entering the following challenges:

I am out for the night.. Take care everyone and I hope to see you at Brown Sugar this week. I am so looking forward to see what you create. Remember when you link up you will qualify for prizes! You have to be in it to win it!! Take care and thank you so much for stopping by.. We will see you soon.

All the best,
Shawna 

11 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

Stunning Shawna. You've nailed the theme fabulously.

Mari said...

Such a wonderful card. Love the image and the architecture. Thanks for playing with us at Crafting with an Attitude :) xx Mari

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is stunning. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 22 theme Halloween or make a card. Hugs Jackie DT

Monika Reeck said...

Adorable..stunning....n me...speechless...outside is so elegant Shawna....
Yes my friend help.me changes my blog looks....do you like it...I am sorry to.make your eyes sick look at my purple blog last days...now its clean n white...hugs
Monika

Pink Unicorn said...

What a gorgeous card, it's clear you have put so much care and attention into this. So much detail, I don't even know where to start! The bat die cuts are adoorable :) Thank you for entering the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge, “Halloween or Make a Card”. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, CGE DT, InvisiblePinkCards

Lynne Walker said...

lovely halloween card thanks for joining dragons lair challenge
Lynne DT

Sara Dee said...

I love all the layers of this card! Fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges!
Sara DT

MIE(Mieko) said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicous Challenges.
Mieko xx

Susanne Rose said...

Fabulous card!!! Thank for entering the CAS-ual Chic challenge. Hugs, Susanne.

Melanie said...

A wonderful Halloween card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Halloween” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)
(DT Crafty Friends)
(DT Tuesday Throwdown)

Jacqui Robinson said...

What an awesome project I love it Jacqui DLD DT

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