5.10.2010

HDH038 - Voodoo Witchery

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 HDH038.
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:
Voodoo Witchery

 You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween page, project or card using images and/or sentiments of the voodoo persuasion.  Witch doctors, medicine men, deep south voodoo... or in my case:  a magical Rasta Voodoo Elfwitch :)  Check it:

I was going to color the skin of this fairy green, as is my usual tendency with fairies, but I had already stamped her on green cardstock.  So in order to create shadows and depth, I used a couple of violet-based colors... they created this beautiful plum-cocoa skin color!


You can barely see her pointy ears amongst her dreads, but they are there!  I used the Copic blender to remove color from her eye area... looks like green eyeshadow, no?  The moon is made from kraft packing paper (like grocery sacks) and sponged with ink.


Dig the awesome shape of this card front!!  It's one of Tim Holtz's open edge dies.  Me likey A LOT!  I added a copper orange piece to the back of the card so the funky edge would really show.


Stamps:  Elfwood w/ Dredlocks (Stamp It Crazy), sentiment (Viva Las Vegas)
Paper:  black (TAC), green & orange (Bazzill) cardstocks, and kraft packing paper
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo, Burnt Sienna & Orangerie Palettes
Other:  white gel pen, EK Success edger punch, Tim Holtz die, ribbon (HL)
Copics:  0, V95, V99, YR04, YR18, YR23, YR24, RV13, G85


Did I mention that this awesome image is up for grabs this week?  Yep!  Barb over at Stamp It Crazy, being the awesome person that she is, has offered up this rubber stamp!!  Thanks, Barb!!

So, let's see some voodoo magic, mon!  Are juju up for the challenge?!!  ;)

12 comments:

Dragon said...

Woo its a fab card and I LOVE that edge like you say... can't enter again as no images to fit... boo hoo
Frankie
xx

Linda aka Oz said...

compared to the last time you used this image, she had some work done... Man alive she is gorgeous! Compelling, drawing you into her eyes, making you want to touch her velvety skin... deeper, deeper into her world.

damn you got new Tim toys too?

It is written in stone (somewhere) that I must journey to your abode, plant myself and use as much of your craft goodies, food and hospitality as possible before the next blue moon!!! Yes, High Priestess... I must obey!!!

Chris said...

great card, I love the way the image came out, skin tones look great.

Horners Corner said...

ooerrr have just bought a new stamp this week that will be perfect for this.

I am wondering when you will be doing the next awards?

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Love it. Those eyes follow you around, very haunting.
Going to have to really put the thinking cap on for this one.

Danielle said...

WOW!! You are crazy fabulous girl friend!!! AND, a copic remover pen? are you kidding? I thought I asked you this, but how do you get copic certified?
You are out of this world with your coloring, the green eye shadow, the hair, the ALL OF IT!! Beautiful.

I am TRYING to play more, but I am a new stamper and colorer, as you know, and I don't have tons of materials to work with YET!! but, I will!! for sure, I just placed anorder for some more stuff.

and, not to be nosy, but I am wondering the same thing as Horners Corners. when will you give out more awards???

LOVE your card!! how could I not love it!!

Renée said...

Amazing skincolor. So...purple on green gets you this beautiful brown skin color? Who knew! Absolutely fab card.
And can I say, wow this is a hard challenge. I have to really think about this one long and hard. I've only got one stamp that is usefull here but I already used that with my box. mmmmmmmm what to do ...

StampitCrazy said...

WOW....love this card, You are great with colors!!!

Tink said...

GREAT card!!
Are there any sites that sell Gothic DIGI images?

Tink said...

I just added my card..

DonnaMundinger said...

Man that image is GORGEOUS! And your coloring? Magical! Loved this challenge. Heck, I love ALL of these challenges. xxD

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Looks like I missed the deadline on this. OOps. But then again - What I have here does not compare to some of the other pieces of artwork. Maybe next time.........