|I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.|
This week's theme is Alone in the Dark and the sponsor is Delicious Doodles and Delicious Darkness, digital image shops owned by Teri, who is a design team member at Haunted Design House (at least I think that's correct ... really I've only been stalking the fine ladies of HDH for a few weeks, so I might be misunderstanding who is who ... hopefully someone who does know will tell me if I'm mistaken).
Teri's images are awfully pleasing, so I had a great time layering in the blue embossed and sanded card stock behind the embossed metal stock that was colored with Wild Plum, Eggplant and Stream alcohol inks before also getting the ol' sand down.
The banner with a metal and grunge board flower was the idea of My Guy (he sure is annoying with all of his great ideas); and the sentiment is, of course, the phrase uttered by the Voice of Sex Appeal Kathleen Turner in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
This phrase I thought perfect to go with my version of the Delicious Doodles Sexy Goth Girl.
Now, you might be wondering about how our Goth Girl of ou-la-la got her color, and you'd be right to do so. Because at my house the only "coloring" comes with crayons, colored pencils and, occasionally, Sharpies. And even that is pretty much exclusive to those things referred to as "coloring books."
Mhm. Yes. I own several. About a dozen featuring a range of options from Looney Tunes to Native American designs, stained glass pages and one based on Star Wars.
However, my digital images never get the full Crayola, FaberCastell treatment.
Instead I open them in an image editing software program, bucket drop colors into the white spaces and print. Tada! This is the reason that occasionally my digi stamp art pieces appear to be very flat and perhaps annoy the designer.
While I feel badly to annoy the original artist, I do like the effect because I can go back over the image with glimmer, glitter and shimmer pens ... thus adding highlights and lowlights and bling.
This image was a bit different since it's drawn in the style of what I describe as "charcoal." It's gorgeous with included shadowing and texture all it's own.
Which, unless you tell me I've lost my mind, I think works beautifully with my computerized coloring and hand-drawn emphasis.
But before you share your opinion of how to make my art better, why don't you try your own hand at creating a Macabre Monday Alone in the Dark piece? Hmmm?
Not such a know-it-all now, are you?