Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Gingersnaps Go Goth!
The newest challenge at Gingersnap Creations is based one of my favorite themes: Gothic Elements. Being a fan of both Jane Eyre and The Cure (Scott and I are currently arguing over whether The Cure was a goth band, and I say they were), I was especially excited to work on this one!
As things tend to go in my crafting life (and my regular life, come to think of it), this piece is not at all what I'd originally had in mind for this challenge. I was thinking, in fact, that a Gothic theme would be a great time to bust out some of those creepy-cool Stampotique images. But it was not to be, as Andrew Lloyd Webber stormed in and roundhouse kicked my muse out of the way so he could insinuate himself into the project. Let me tell you, Sir Andy is one stubborn dude.
"You WILL do a 'Phantom of the Opera'-inspired card, Ledbetter. And I will continue to play 'Music of Night' in your head, over and over, until you submit."
What was I supposed to do? I can't go around singing "Music of the Night" all the live long day. I have work to do. So I acquiesced, and made the card you see above.
I drew the mask, printed the lyrics using the Atomic Sushi font, and embellished with Tim's Tissue Tape, black netting and some inked-up silk flowers. The background involved many layers of black paint, tissue paper, and Golden Glass Bead gel mixed with red reinker (which, sadly, doesn't show up in the photo at all).
I still have "Music of the Night" in my head, by the way. Don't get me wrong, it's a gorgeous tune, but come on, Andrew!* Five days? Enough already.
Hopefully, you'll join this challenge without intrusion by Tony-Award-Winning composers, but either way, we're really looking forward to seeing what you create! This Gingersnap Creations challenge is open through—you guessed it!— October 31.
(*For the record, I adore Andrew Lloyd Webber.)