3.29.2010

Macabre Monday #032 - Somber Shakespeare

HDH Macabre Monday Rules:
1. Create a dark and macabre SOMETHING (card, scrap page, altered item, whatever) that follows the specific Macabre Monday challenge given. Cutesy is fine, but creepy is better :)
2. You have until the following Sunday night @ 5pm central time to post your creation and please leave a direct-link back here.
3. If you upload to any online galleries (TACPCC, S&S, PCP, SCS, etc.), please tag the title using HDH032.
4. Weekly giveaways!  Some weeks will be loaded with loot, others not-so-much... but the thrill is in the win, right?!  Some prizes shall be by random drawing, others hand picked... and I'm not telling you ahead of time :)
5. I'll be selecting a weekly Gruesome Twosome (my top two favorite creations) from all the players. At the end of every month these will be compiled and a Master of Macabre will be selected. He/she will be asked to be a guest blogger for the following month, if they so wish, and receive a little giftie from me... this could be stamp sets, handmade items, papers, halloweenie embellishments... you just never know.

Ok, my little pretties... your challenge this week:
Somber Shakespeare

 You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween page, project or card using images/sentiments from Shakespeare's tragedies.  Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet... I know he's got a ton of plays & poetry, so let's limit this challenge to the tragedies only!!  Click HERE for a list from Wikipedia.

I chose Hamlet... it was the first thing that popped into my head when I saw this stamp from Stamp It Crazy!  PERFECT!

I'm also using this card as another entry over at the Copic Creations challenge No. 24!  Does green count as a skin-tone technique?!!  I hope so :)  If you click on the second photo, you can really see the shadows on her face, which I think turned out pretty cool.  As did the skull... did you know that when you use the blender on the BV20 & BV23 Copics that it appears to separate the blue from the violet?!  The effect is awesome!
Stamps:  Girl with Skull (Stamp It Crazy), Fresh Air Favorites (retired TAC)
Paper:  white Ultra Smooth, black, & Bazzill cardstocks
Ink:  Palette Noir
Other:  Copics, Scor-bug, Black Soot Distress Stickles, EK Success edger punch

Ok, people... let's see some culture ;)  Break out those old English Lit. books from back in the day for a little inspiration this week!!

Are you up for it?!

10 comments:

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Oh I love it Barb! I think I'm going to go for Hamlet as well, if I can find that painting of Ophelia done by someone . . .LOL, Google is my friend!

Alison said...

I'm so mad I couldn't play last week! Maybe I can this time around... I love your card! Your coloring is incredible! the shading is sick. You kick a**!!!

Linda aka Oz said...

Hey Barb! If those girls over at the Copic challenge give you any trouble at all re: skin tone colors, you just let me know. I have your back sista..I will tell Lynx to beat them up for you! Yes I will!
Not a prob, forgeddaboutit!! Oz

Tink said...

I just found your blog and I LOVE it!
I am a Heriditory Witch so I am feeling right at home here!!
I tried your challenge and just posted my card..

charli said...

These are some very fun entries this week!

nature*lover said...

This one was really cool. I had some inspiration for it. Thanks for the wonderful idea!
Linda

mycardz said...

Wow, what an awesome idea to do different skin colors!! You really do some truly amazing cards! I love, love,love your style! Thanks again for joining us at CC!

Renée said...

Wow, stunning card. I love the wings on the girl and the way she gently holds Yorick's skull. I love your blog.

blackdragon said...

... just what is wrong with green skin? Yeh Oz is right... if they give ya any trouble i'll beat em up with me brolly....
Green skin rules!
or at least your green skin does... you got the shading perfect... well done you!
xxx lynx

Kathi said...

Yikes. It's perfect. And green skin is perfectly fine, especially with your shading!