Monday, April 18, 2011

Gothic Pin-Ups: Macabre Monday

... just another Macabre Monday, wish it were Sunday, 'cause that's my fun day ...

Sorry about that 1980s music worm that's surely now stuck in your head, but I had to pass it along.

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.

Additional details:
Background: Homemixed pearlized mist over lace on gray card stock.
Sentiment: TiddlyInks.
Embellishments: Rhinestone, Gelly Roll glitter pen (dress), Xmas Red Stickles (hair streaks).
Scrollwork: Cricut IndiArt cartridge


  1. Wow what a great image. Cool background and I like the rhinestone eye but mostly I love the sentiment!...Donna

  2. love the music, love the image, love the sentiment. this makes me grin big time! xo

  3. Fantastic work you have defo done her justice. Love your submission and the image you chose is perfect x

  4. Very cool card with a perfectly wicked sentiment!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week at HDH!

  5. She has brought a smile to my face, love the words as well. xx

  6. OMG!!! Love it, LOVE it! (Even though I WILL be singin' that song all day) LOL So glad you could join us this week for MM at HDH! xxD

  7. Mwhahahahaha! I love this, and your sentiment is FABULOUS! And I'm trying desperately to think of another catchy 80's tune to mention here to return the favour, but obviously ALL I can think of now is The Bangles :P Thanks for joining in with our Gothic Pin Up Manic Monday, I mean MACABRE Monday challenge :D

  8. Fabulous gothic pin-up girl! thanks for the trip down memory lane...I'll probably have that song stuck in my head all day, too. LOL! Have a great week! :)

  9. What a cool card! Totally love it, like, totally, dude.

  10. oh wow!! this is so cool!! awesome card!! =)
    hugs, SannaS

  11. I rather like her rhinestone eye. Kinda winks and twinkles at you. Hugs Mrs A.

  12. What an awesome sentiment! I love her blue eye! Wow, I remember when white lipstick with the black eyeliner was the rage! Totally fun and cool card!

  13. I love your misted background! Too cool! And I'm loving that rhinestone eye too! :)

  14. Fantastic...a fabulous creation and I love the sentiment and her amazing eye. I bet she does not miss any tricks!
    Hope you enjoy your yard camping.
    Have fun, Cuddly Bunny.
    Sue xx

  15. I love this!!! I need to repost the sentiment on the blog...I don't think I included it in the zip, but it goes perfectly with her! :)