Friday 10 May 2013

Octopode Factory Challenge - Music

Well thank god it is Friday, I hope everyone has some fun lined up for the weekend.
As I said yesterday, here is some more Octopode for you.
 I have been doing a few things for Lily over at The Octopode Factory and today they are starting a new challenge. The theme for the next 2 weeks is music.It can be a song a genre or even your favourite artist.
 You do not need to use an Octopode Factory image but it is great if you do.
 As you can see I went for one of Lily's David Bowie images, she has four available in her shop HERE, now in hind site maybe I would have asked for one of the other great images, but I really like the music Bowie was producing in his Ziggy phase. The hind site comes in not realising how much of a test it was to colour the damn make up ;) Having said that it really was great fun sitting in front of the lap top going through images of Bowie to get it as right as I could and I am quite pleased with how it came out.
 He has been coloured with copics and clear embossed and mounted onto a tag cut from mount board.
 I used some cosmic shimmer embossing powder and one of Neil Walkers new texture stamps stamped randomly, I then used some distress stain to colour the tag and over stamped again hap hazardly with a music stamp using black soot distress ink, the embossing acts as a resist so it is easy to wipe of and have the powder pop.
The letters are from Tim holtz and have been given a rub and buff with some treasure Gold in Topaz.

Thanks for stopping by. Hopefully you will join in the challenge over at The Octopode Factory
Have a great weekend x

I would like to enter this in to the challenge over at Left Of Centre they are having a 'Use a Digi' theme or just be left of Centre.


  1. Looks great are making wonderful makes with Lily's designs! Trace x hugs x

  2. You are having fun. great quirky characters and the background sets him off perfectly. Hope you have a great weekend.

  3. Your colouring is fabulous Mark and Lily's image is wonderful. Love the background you created too with Neil's wonderful stamps. Anne x

  4. LOVE! Ziggy is my favorite Bowie, too! Looks like someone has been practicing his coloring. Looks fab!

  5. Brilliant, I would have gone for a Ziggy stamp too lol. You've obviously done Lily proud with your superb tag. Px

  6. Yes, I would think Bowie make-up (not to mention costumes) is quite a colouring challenge, but wow you rocked it!! Fabulous tag!
    Alison x

  7. He looks fabulous mark...very 'Ziggy'! x

  8. Great! Your fun tag just saved my day, Mark! ;)
    Awesome colours! And Bowie is as ziggie-ish as can be!

    Claudia xx

  9. Very cool tag hope your weekend going good Mark!

  10. Mark,
    I am pleased with the way you colored your image too! I think you did a splendid job on this tag! I think your back ground looks great too!

  11. You are rockin' the Octopodes! Fab work on the "makeup". xxD