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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

"Marie Antoinette" for Forever Dark Challenge #4!

Howzit Everyone!
It's time for a new challenge over at Forever Dark Challenges!
#4 has begun and as always it's anything goes as long as it is "DARK"!
But now, please don't let that 'word' put you off because just like art is subjective, so is the definition of dark which really can be anything from just plain odd, creepy cute, eerie, spooky, scary, sinister or downright horrifying!  We welcome it all so stop by and join in the fun....if you dare bwahahahaha ;0)

Our fabulous sponsor this month is
Jade Dragonne
Did you know that she allows you to use her images for free as long as you credit her and link to her Deviant Art page?  Her digi images are to die for so pop on over and grab some and enter your makes in our challenge!

Here's my DT share for September!
I could not resist "Marie Antoinette" and she did not let me down, what a fabulous image she proved to be.  I'm going to enjoy doing a million different colour schemes with her!  

Even though she's definitely got a dark and twisty vibe I decided to side step my fave dark colour palette and went for pastels!  I started out by creating the background in Photoshop CS6 with a gradient colour palette, manipulated an image of spidery lace, added Marie, worked lots of digi magic with light, shading and shadows and printed it out on Neenah solar white cardstock.  I then coloured her with Copics, added metallic gold details with a gel pen and embellished with Magic Transparent White details with a Vive Pearl 3D pen...which you can see on her buttons, the little bugs and in the dots on spider web corners. 

I completed my card by matting her on pastel pink cardstock and cut the narrow border with my Perfect Layers tools and added the panel to a sheet of black cardstock folded in half to make a card.
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I'm entering this one in the following Challenges:
Dream in Darkness

Happy Stamping!
I design for Smeared Ink * Lost Coast Designs * Forever Dark * Altered Eclectic Challenges *About Art Accents


  1. Beautiful creation you made for the challenge and great coloring! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  2. Fabulous job! Love this coloring am drooling LOL thanks for playing with us at Dream in Darkness this month and look forward to some more lovely creppies!

  3. Love this image....wonderful colouring!

  4. Wonderful image, love the webs! Thanks so much for playing at Dream in Darkness Leigh!~kim

  5. Lovely lady, accessorised with skulls - how else :)

  6. Your awesome background makes the image really pop out and I love your coloring, those white cheeks with pink blush .... Fabulous. Thank you for playing with us in Dream in Darkness, hope you'll play with us next month also.


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Leigh S-B