Monday 20 August 2012
Haunted Design House Challenge
Evening all, or morning depending on where your at ;)
A slow week here last week, summer holidays and work still getting in the way of some good crafting.
However I have got this done, Its my DT piece for Haunted Design House
This week our theme is 'Who are you calling a Succubus?'
And we are lucky enough to have KennyK sponsor us this week,They are Giving away 2 designs to each of our Gruesome twosome (top two)
Their Digi stamps are very cool, great characters, lots of styles and genres to have a look at,steam punk through to cutie glam chicks.
So what's a Succubus???
In folklore traced back to medieval legend, a succubus (plural succubi) is a female demon or supernatural being appearing in dreams, who takes the form of a human woman in order to seduce men, usually through sexual intercourse. The male counterpart is the incubus. Religious traditions hold that repeated intercourse with a succubus may result in the deterioration of health or even death.
In modern fictional representations, a succubus may or may not appear in dreams and is often depicted as a highly attractive seductress or enchantress; whereas, in the past, succubi were generally depicted as frightening and demonic.
I chose the image 'Lady Victoria' from the Steampunk/burlesque set. I thought she made a great temptress?
It was another one of those challenges where I needed to use Copics (dang it) I love them but find it a real struggle, I am quite pleased with the end result but know there is a long way to go, If you check out my fellow DT members you will see what I mean. Some really cool stuff.
As Victoria was meant to be a demon I used shades of blue for the skin and other than a little red i went with the warm and cold shades of Copics for the clothes.
I did not want to do a card so decided to do a door hanger instead (maybe I need more friends who require cards??) ;)
I am really pleased with the background, I used distress inks to stain the wood, I used the bright oranges and yellows with a tiny bit of red. The image is a 'cover the card stamp', I inked it with Sienna Archival
to give it a nice subtle back ground image and to keep it in the warm colours as the main image is Cold.I then went around the edges with black distress ink just to give it a shadow look and a bit of age.
I printed the phrase off and attached it with adhesive pads just to raise them slightly.Finally I used a red and black feather charm I had and pinned it to the door hanger so as to balance the main image.
The photo's are not really doing justice to the colours, in some lights it has a really vibrant red sheen to it and in more subtle light it takes on the orange hues.
Please stop by the Haunted Design House and come play in the dungeon with us. Its always good to let the dark side out for a bit ;)
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