Monday, 17 March 2014

PunkYouGirl- Fairytales gone bad Midway Reminder

Hello , this is my first card as a DT member of PunkYouGirl Challenge blog, I'm just loving the challenge of HAVING to create dark pieces of work....

The theme is Fairy tales gone bad, and I used The little mermaid as my inspiration, along with my fantastic image from Aurora Wings and can be found to purchase here - Evil Goth Mermaid with skulls. I only used the mermaid and skulls for this image and removed the beach she was sat on, instead putting her in front of a panel from Make it Crafty.

I matted a layer of blue pearl print pearlescent paper on top of the 8x8 card blank, and cut two slightly smaller rectangles from a sheet of 12x12 bexley black paper , i rounded the outside corners on each piece. I then cut another rectangle of irridescent textured paper even smaller and matted it on black cardstock. this went across the middle at a slight angle. a final strip was cut to go horizontally across the middle,with a lace overlay, with the image panel on top (also matted on black cardstock) The image was popped up on 3D foam pads to give some dimension  and depth to the card, and I also added an anchor cut on my Scan 'N' Cut machine. this was coloured with a grey promarker then partially heat embossed in random areas with copper embossing powder so it gave the appearance of rust/corrosion. i made the rope out of a plaited length of jute twine to hag it from and adhered it to the card with silicone glue at the knot.
I added 3 large grey half pearls to the bottom right hand corner, and edged the middle strip with tiny black diamante gems. i handwrote the sentiment on black card and roughly cut it out (don't mock my handwriting, please!)
both the image panel and the main image were coloured using promarkers and im afraid i used too many to list as I was colouring..if you really are interested drop me a message and I will try and work it out for you!

 I hope you like my dark 'Ariel' from the little mermaid  card! 

until next time!

Rachel X

I would like to enter this card in - Anything goes anything goes


  1. Hi Rachel, I'm really excited to be working with you over at PYG!
    I love this card - The Little Mermaid was one of my favourite movies when I was wee and it's fantastic to see Ariel gothed up! The sentiment is fab too!
    Great work!


    1. thank you Sheena, and for having me on PYG, it really is an honour ! like you I love the little mermaid, and am planning on introducing my little girl to it soon!
      the image was one I purchased recently, and fit the bill so well, it would have been rude not to make the card ;)

  2. Fabulous work with Mitzi's image. Love seeing more of her dark digis in blogland. Congrats on your new DT position. I love playing at PYG. xxD

  3. so awesome, FAB coloring and just LOVE the design of your card...

    1. rthank you corinne.... from you that is a BIG complement!! im always trying to aim higher and can be my own worst critic.. I must have spent a good few hours colouring both the image and the background, and had to keep coming back and tweaking it!

  4. Thank you Donna... I'm new to A W but i'm loving a LOT of the images.. i especially love all the mermaids though :)

  5. What a great card. Love how the backing works so well with the image.
    Great paper and finishing touches.

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx

  6. Beautiful design and fab composition. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.

    1. thank you Berni, I will definitely come and play again!

  7. Love that you combined these images! It's really well done! Thanks for playing this week at 613 Avenue Create!


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