... just another Macabre Monday, wish it were Sunday, 'cause that's my fun day ...
It's been bouncing around in my head for weeks, ever since I first read about Macabre Mondays at Haunted Design House.
Anyhow, since this week's challenge is Gothic Pin-Ups, so I also figure it was a good time to break out a little Bangles tune.
Nothing was more Gothic Pin-Up cool in the 1980s than a bunch of young women covered in eye liner, hair spray, jelly bracelets and scarves tied onto every appendage (that's right kids, you didn't discover jelly bracelets and make 'em tacky trendy, it was your mom).
Truthfully, the cool factor of musical groups from the 80s is way outside of my hip-o-meter, but I like to think I'm reasonably good at pin-up chic.
That's why I was so excited to be introduced to Macabre Monday's sponsor for the week: TiddlyInks Digital Stamps ... specifically the Gothic PinUps.
The TiddlyInks digistamp you see here is called Made For You, and while this piece I've made with her is fun, it's definitely not as good as she deserves.
One important problem is that she has a button for an eye: It's covered up here with a rhinestone to hide my poor coloring skills. She's much better with the button eye, so I apologize to creator Christy Croll.
Other than that, I can't wait to play again with Made For You, and a couple of her sisters, Briar and Blow Me Away.
While I'm finding classic tunes on the mix tapes I saved from high school (again, kids, real mix tapes were on tape), get yourself over to Haunted Design House where you'll find a lot of inspiring Macabre Monday design team creations.
Background: Homemixed pearlized mist over lace on gray card stock.
Embellishments: Rhinestone, Gelly Roll glitter pen (dress), Xmas Red Stickles (hair streaks).
Scrollwork: Cricut IndiArt cartridge