There is just something about the whole gothic style of dress that inspires me. This probably stems from having grown up in an era where the likes of The Mission, Sisters of Mercy and The Cure reigned the charts and the dress-code for that type of music was out of this world. Long flowing coats, long flowing locks, make-up, long boots, bodices, waistcoats.... It's all just so dark and brooding and fab! I like to think I was a goth at some point in my life (my sister will tell you different tho lol) but the most goth I got was dying my hair black and dressing in black all the time and a bit of dark make-up. Well apart from the last bit, what has changed as I am sitting here with dyed black hair and dressed top to toe in black? Oh that and the girls were always skinny and tall, neither of which I have ever achieved Hehe!
The image I have used is a fantastic artist I have found called Teri who sells her digi stamps under the name Delicious Doodles. I found her art when I was looking for some steampunk digis and I fell in love with this one. A true gothic fairy! I have coloured her with a combination of promarkers and prismacolour pencils to make the wings 'pop' out. The background behind the image I created by running some coredination red/black paper through my sizzix in an embossing folder, then sanding it gently to bring the colour through and then distressed the edges a bit more with another session with the sandpaper. The swirls are Tim Holtz diecuts which I had cut out in red then attacked with some shimmer mists. The main background is a black shiny crocodile skin paper I found in a Anna Griffin papers set and I thought it was just perfect to go with this theme. The flower I made myself with a spare scrap of the background paper and a smaller flower made out of the coredination paper, run thru a snakeskin embossing folder then sanded off again. The centre is a brad.
I think I might have got a bit carried away with my set-up for the photo of this card with the candlesticks, rose and wand, but I felt they just matched the gothic theme so well!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Haunted Design House - Gothic Pin-up
OSAAT - Make It Sassy
Simon Says Stamp - Emboss It