Saturday, March 19, 2011

Twisted fairy tales: A Drunken Stampers Challenge

Considering how nasty most fairy tales already are, it's hard to imagine making them twisted.

But, that's just what we're asking you to do this week at Drunken Stampers -- create your own piece featuring a twisted fairy tale.

My design took on a Red Riding Hood focus with an image I adore: One of several skeleton sketches found on a collage sheet at Jack & Cat Curio (take a minute and visit Jack & Cat ... their art is beautiful and unique).

Hopefully they won't see this tongue-in-cheek piece and wonder why they share their cool images!

My cheesy little card is dorky as hell, but I like it: The image, as mentioned, is awesome so that helps. But I also like the burnt edges I added along with the embossed background (can you see the basket weave?), the distress crackle flower and the Microsoft Publisher art text.

Maybe I still should have gone with one of my other ideas, though: Cinderella sets booby traps for the sisters, The Bremen Town Musicians start an animal revolt or ... you see, these are mean. That's not good. Funny is good.

Do you ever feel like you're trying to talk yourself into appreciating your own art ... kind of like I am right now?

Give us a look at your own twisted fairy tale before midnight Friday, March 25!


UPDATE: I'm adding this piece to the challenge at Haunted Design House! After seeing their challenge on, I think, Friday, I had wondered ... hmm ... I'd like to participate in this one, so fun, but do I have a skull? Maybe a Cricut cut? A digistamp? Had not commenter Susan (see below) pointed out that this very card here includes a skull, I likely never would have realized! This is all proof that being too close to something creates beholder blindness ... or that I'm just not all that smart.

16 comments:

  1. Such a cool image and I love your card with all the little details too! Have a great weekend my dear!
    Hugs,
    Peg

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  2. Loving Red the Return, such a fun challenge. Annette x

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  3. This it NOT dorky.
    This is AWESOME!
    I love your take on Ms. Riding Hood. She's back... and she's BAD! :-)

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  4. This challenge looks fun, your red the return looks quite a character.

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  5. Dorky, I think not my friend! The image is really "hot" and I love that embossed basked weave! Now that red crackled flower and burnt edges are so perfect for the theme of your twisted fairy tale card! Oh my goodies arrived today - thank you again! Have a fabulous weekend!

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  6. Totally terrific twisted fairy tale {say that 5 times real fast! lol} This is fantastic! I'm drawing a blank right now on what I could make for this challenge...will have to give it some thought. This is great inspiration, tho'! And I love the basketweave and burnt edges (a perfect touch for the little devil...heehee). :)

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  7. I LOVE this week's twisted fairytales challenge, I'll definitely be joining in, and your card is fabbo! It also fits right in with this week's challenge at the Haunted Design House blog, which is to use skulls, so why not pop along and enter it there?
    http://haunteddesignhouse.blogspot.com/2011/03/macabre-monday-hdh080-alas-poor-yorick.html

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  8. You have made me laugh :P Thanks for joining in with HDH, and good luck! :D

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  9. hehe brilliant work thanks for playing along with Macabre Monday x

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  10. Love this red riding hood twist. Thanks for the kind comment on my blog

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  11. Killer image and cool card. Thanks for the awesome link and for playing along with us this week at HDH!

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  12. Hahaha! Love this, it pays to have a bad attitude sometimes..lol!

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  13. "Jack and Cat", would get a kick out of the way you used their image.

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  14. So twisted, I do like your idea of Cinderella and her step sisters though. About time she got even. LOL. Fun twisted card Tracy. Maybe a bit like the preview of the New Red Ridinghood movie coming out, That looks really twisted!
    hugs Lynn

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