Saturday, May 12, 2012

Challenges - Dressy Edward

I've spent a huge amount of time in the craft room this week - I've started drawing again and ugh, it's been so long I feel lost!  But, it can only get better, right??

This week's challenge over at Haunted Design House is a Gothic Make Over - include a cute or non-scary image that has been made over in a Gothic manner.

First off, I am too old to be Goth - I am just the right age, however, to be totally Wave - which is the more colorful bastard daughter of Punk, I think, while Goth is the darker little brother.

Duran Duran was the hottest group around when I was growing up and I spent way too many of my teenaged years with John Taylor's bleached bangs, as well as Adam Ant's eyeliner issues and dating boys who wore more make-up than I did.  I have to admit that even after all these years, a guy in eyeliner and mascara turns my head.  Oh, along with ripped plaid held together by safety pins or the ever popular black fingernail polish.  LOL!

Here's my card:

I used an adorable digi Dressy Edward from the Greeting farm for my main 'cute image'. Yes, he has a bit of eye make-up on - I can't help it!

He looks like he's making a wish to me, so I gave him a thought bubble full of Heads from Stampotique, fussy cut and mounted in a frame to go with his sentiment.  I added a lonely little head behind Edward's leg so his dream of serial killing can come true.   Hey, who are we to stand in the way of ambition?

It's a tad bottom heavy, but whenever I added something extra to the top, it was too busy.  Thoughts? 

I'm entering this little guy in a couple different challenges this week - several of them for the first time:

Haunted Design House (of course) - Gothic Make-Over
Crafty Creation Challenges - Frame It
Forever Night - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - No Pesky Girls Allowed
Southern Girls - All About Boys

Thanks for stopping by! 


Suzanne said...

Serial Killers just don't come any cuter! I love the colors and composition. I wonder if you wouldn't think it top heavy if you just removed some paper from the top so the framed piece nearly reaches the top? It might feel more grounded, but I like it the way it is!

Steph said...

Great card! Doesn't look bottom heavy at all to me. Love the story behind this creepy little guy and his dreams for the future, lol. Thanks for joining us at Forever Night Challenges :)

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

One or two people I've wished weren't around in my time I admit and Edward could've sorted it and looked too innocent to be guilty. A super interpretation of the challenge this week at Haunted Design House and glad you shared this with us.

Sandi said...

oh this is fab, hugs

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, looks good to me too, love the image he is kinda cute, thank you for joining us at Forever Night this week xx

DonnaMundinger said...

Looks perfect to me! Love, love, LOVE! Thanks for joining the Minions again this week xxD

Andrea C said...

I think it looks perfect! Doesn't need one single thing more. You have really rocked this challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House xx

I Don't Do Straight said...

FAB! a Goth Guy! I think the layout is just perfect.....great card, thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House :)

Sue said...

Hi ya
a fabulous card, great images & colouring, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, sue,x