Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Papertake Weekly,,, The Dark Side Challenge :-)

I was THRILLED to be asked by Dawny P to be a Guest Designer on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-) The previous GD's are all fabulous and are a very hard act to follow and the DT are all fantastic too so I am just hoping I can keep up with them and not show myself up !!! Am quaking in my flip flops ( still hot here in Gozo ) :-)

Ok here goes !! The Theme this week is 'THE DARK SIDE',,, spooky,, Halloweenish :-)

Well I know it is difficult to make a Tilda look spooky !! But I tried !! :-)

I love this Tilda with pumpkin image :-) I coloured her with copics and 3D'd her onto some paper that I had coloured with various colours of distress inks,black soot, spiced marmalade and dusty concorde,, I tried to make it look spooky !! :-) Can you see the fab spider ?? Well ,, I have very few ,,, none actually,, Halloweeny embellies and came across this fab idea of using buttons and wire to make a spider on Susie Sugar's blog ,, you must pop over to see it,,, so cute :-) So I hope you don't mind me lifting your idea Susie x x Thanks x

I tried to make it look as if it was hanging on a thread from the flower, the stem of the bud was threaded through the flowers and wrapped around a skewer.and the spider attached to that ,,, The flower was grunged with slate glimmer mist,, lovely and shimmery in real life :-)

The papers are all from a Funky Fairys Papercrafts A Lil Bit Spooky set :-) I used black/purple coredinations too. All the edges of the papers were distressed with inks too. The oval mat is chipboard which I painted with a thick layer of acrylic paint and heated to make it bubble ,,, I love this efffect but you have to look closely to see it as most of it is covered with the text !!

I also made this little treat bag,,, the sweeties have long since disappeared ,,,, :-) yum :-)

Thanks for looking :-) The DT have made some very spooky creations for you to see so pop over to the Papertake Weekly Challenge to see them and please leave them a comment :-)
Thanks to the DT for having me along, I am looking forward to the next few weeks and being part of the team :-)


PinksyDoodles said...

Well done Lorraine. These are fabulous - both works of art!
Clare x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fab creations Lorraine! Love the background you made for Tilda and the button spider :) Lovely idea to use buttons like that!


coldwaters2 said...

Oh gosh Lorraine these are totally awesome I love the card especially Tilda but it is definitely the spider that looks scary and the gift bag is fabby.

Lorraine x

Joey said...

Hi ya Hun

Spooky never looked so good! great little treat holder I love that, your spidee looks blimen brill such a clever idea!


Sue said...

oh wow hun
you have done a great job with the challenge, looks brill, luv the sweetie bag,sue.x

Christine said...

Love this spooky card Lorranie Tilda is gorgeous & all the embellies are great.

Hugs Christine xx

Tasha said...

Wow Lorraine fantastic creations once again! That spider is super cute! Fab idea
love tasha xx

Dragonlady said...

Hi Lorraine,

Great creation for your GD spot. No problem! They are both stunning.

Ali x

Cathy said...

Fabulous projects Lorraine. Love the spooky paper and the spider. Know what you mean about Tilda not being scary though!!
Cathy xx

Mina said...

you have nothing to worry about girl...these are just stunning, love that sweetie basket and the Tilda card is fabulous in 3d...how lucky are you still wearing flipflops, im sitting in an artic fleece and socks as well as my thick pj's lol...fancy some company lol
Mina xxx

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

WOW!!! I literally went back twice to Papertake Weekly to look at your amazing project!!! You really created a beautiful, fun and sweet (sorry ~ it is totally sweet and not at all spooky~ but it is perfect!) It was a pleasure being the GD with you as well.

Sharon Caudle said...

Fabulous set, Lorraine! I don't know what the heck you've got to be nervous about! LOL! Your detailing is wonderful and of course I love Tilda! :) That spider is adorable! Lighten up on yourself hon...Your work is amazing! I'm really looking forward to working with you. hugs!

ribenaruby said...

Gorgeously spooky Lorraine! Wonderful first creation for your new post, cute spider and yummy treat bag. Keep up the fab work!

Andrea, said...

Oh these are both fab Lorraine, great colours and I love the Tilda

debby4000 said...

Oh this is brilliant, wonderful creations, very spooky indeed.