Friday, January 20, 2012

HDH116 Macabre Monday Challenge - Chic Freaks - Stolen Heart

This week at Haunted Design House the Macbre Monday challenge theme is "Chic Freaks".  The challenge is to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece that includes a chic freak or a freakishly chic theme. 

The inside of the card is handprinted and says, "You've stolen my heart forever."

This week is my first time entering a challenge at HDH.  It looks like everyone is having lots of fun with so many awesome projects submitted and such fabulous design team projects that I thought I would like to give it a try.  

The prize this week is a $30 gift certificate for the Stampotique Originals online store.   I don't have any of the fabulous Daniel Torrente stamps from Stampotique, but after learning about them on HDH, I did go over to their store website and of course wound up placing an order for a couple of their awesome stamps.

My project for this challenge is a Valentine card using the digital stamp "Heartless" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Penny Black's "Love Grows" heart and the spider from their "Hairy, Hairy" stamp.  The roses are from the Inkadinkado's cling set "Hearts and Flowers"  and the spider webs are a Tim Holtz Stamper's Anoymous stamp.

The girl and roses were colored with Copic Markers.  The edges of the spiderweb stamped cardstocks were distressed with Tim Holtz Dusty Concord and Stampin' Up Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant inks.  The roses were popped up with dimensional foam at two different heights and the girl was popped up on one side to give the card more dimension.  The heart was heat embossed with Ranger's Black Sparkle embossing powder and then sponged with VersaMagic Rose Bud and Tim Holtz Distress inks.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend.


ike said...

WoW - totally, gorgeously creepy image. Fabulous colouring. Just beautiful is a super creepy way. I am so glad you came over to play with us for Macabre Monday at HDH
Ike xxx

Elizabeth Allan said...

What a cool challenge idea and you nailed it! Love how you kept the Gothic theme throughout the design and used lots of color, but slightly muted.

Andrea C said...

Gorgeously done! This is one beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with macabre monday this week x

Anesha said...

Fantastic card!

Sandra said...

I love your versatility ... you're amazing in every style. Beautiful card :)

suz said...

I love this card!

suz said...

I love this card!

Regan said...

Awesome, Susan! Love your coloring and the embossing on the heart! You really nailed that challenge! :)

blackdragon said...

Susan... this is beautifully coloured and perfectly freaky chic.
Totally wonderful...thank you for taking the plunge and joining us at HDH this week.... i hope you enjoyed yourself and will play again very soon.
Love BD X

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh I just LOVE this! Fab images and your coloring is divine. thanks for joining us for MM at HDH. xxD

Lieselotte said...

Great card! I love the colors you used. The heart is amazing!

Kathi said...

Totally wonderful card. I love the design, coloring, all the stamping, and the terrific details.