Sunday, 6 October 2013

Avons eu un beau rêve et c'est tout…

It’s Day 2 of Simply B Stamps’ 13 Days of Halloween with the theme of ‘eye balls and body parts’ and I’ve chosen the stunning Marie Back from Death from the Steampunk Zombies & Creeps collection.

Look at all that luscious hair!  She took quite some time to colour but was definitely worth the work.  It only seemed fitting to frame her in opulence so the frame is Opulent Ovals, I’ve used two of them, the black one I cut one in half as it wasn’t long enough and then took some bits from another.  The larger one I bronzed then added patina to in keeping with the theme of death and decay.  I also Fran-taged around Marie to add a bit of bling.

The hand is origami, I followed a tutorial by Jeremy Shafer but no matter how many times I rewound the video I couldn’t work out how to get a fifth finger!  I also Fran-taged the hand to match with the background on Marie.  The pearls are an old bracelet of mine, I thought it was fitting for royalty.

I followed the sketch at Retro Sketches to make up my card, all those lovely strips worked beautifully for some distressed papers to go with the distressed look of poor Marie.  Given the image and fact this is a very adult Halloween card I’m also entering it in PunkyouGirl’s Halloween challenge.

Skin E50, E51, E53, (cheeks R02)
Hair E08, E18, E93, E95
Eye B00, B02, B05
Lips R24
Drool YG01, YG23, YG25
Dress B00, B02, B05, B26, B29, C00, N2, N4, N6
Frame C00, N2, N4
Spellbinders Opulent Ovals
Old pearl bracelet from my jewellery box
Embossing Powders
Inks & Paints etc
Distress Ink – Tea Stain
Encore! Ultimate Metallic Bronze
Vintaj Patina – Verdigris 
Moxxie All Hallow’s Eve – Arachnophobia 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. That is beautifully creepy and elegant Ms. Em!!! Love it!

  2. Awesome coloring Emily love it thanks for joining us at PYG xx

  3. Beautiful coloring. Thanks for joining our 13 Days of Halloween at Simply Betty Stamps.

  4. What an absolutely gorgeous colored image! Beautiful card :)

  5. she looks stunning! amazing colouring on her :)

    thank you for joining PUG :)
    laila aka koneko


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