Sunday, 30 May 2010

An alternative take on things, and beauty in darkness


Hello hello hello :)
It's Sunday again, and that means it's time for another challenge over at OSAAT (One Stitch At A Time). This week the challenge is to use something new, and, lol, I'm promoting myself this week instead of one of the other designers. So, ummm, I'm great, please go buy my papers :P And the current sale at Stichy Bear Stamps will end at the end of May, so to get some fantastic bargains at 50% off the normal price, you need to pop along quickly.
This piece uses my brand new paper set, Decadent Grunge, and I made the wings with a brand new CU script that I purchased as well. I'm actually quite chuffed with the butterfly skull creature here, I used a skull and spine from a vintage medical text, did the wings with my new script and then used both to create this little darkling beauty.
Here are the challenges that I made this piece for:
Order of the Opus Gluei - Seasonal Icons - The butterfly is a seasonal icon, although mine doesn't really look very summery. *points back to the title* I did say I was taking an alternative view :P I think I'm actually a little late for this one, lol, but I'm hoping the gluey goddesses will still be busy and will let this one slip in ;)
Haunted Design House - Beautiful beastly butterflies. Lol, this is one of only a couple of challenges for today in which my piece won't count as an alternative, it will fit right in :D
Daisy Doodles - anything goes
Flutterby Wednesday - open but must include a fairy butterfly or angel
Paperplay - Up in the air
Theme Thursday - beauty
4x4 Friday - wings
Paper Make Up - colour combo. My colours are darker and dirtier than the swatch, but the colours are all there, apart from the yellow :)
Stamp It Crazy - skulls
Challenge Up Your Life - recycling. I used the skull from a vintage medical text and digitally recycled it into the creature you see above.
Totally Gorjuss - wings
Lucy's Cards - digital
Pals Paper Arts - followed the sketch

Thanks for looking, and remember even dirt and dark can be beautiful :D

31 comments:

stitchy said...

Susan, my dark little creature from across the pond, I love this butterfly.. talk about different, those colors are magnificent and your papers are just beautiful, you promoting yourself this week, now how the heck did that happen lmao..well hun you did a fab job at it and yes you are great in more ways than you will ever know..

hugz
stitch xoxox

Sarah said...

Hi Susan love all your colours on this creation, super detail chum, and I have entered all challenges on list you done for me Big Hugs chum,
Sarah xx

Christi Snow said...

Wow, this is so different and creative! Thanks for playing along with the M4TW (PaperMakeupStamps) challenge! smiles...

jackiescrafts said...

Mmmm dark isn't really my thing as I know you know Susan but I love the papers you have created

Hugs Jackie x

sam said...

well done Susan this is just fabulous - you dark little angel you. Sam x

Pan's daughter said...

Ooooo! LOVE the colors and the skull :)

Barb said...

Yep, you fit right in over at my place :) Beautiful papers, Susan, and that is definitely a beastly butterfly! Thanks so much for playing along with Macabre Monday!

Alex said...

Ok- this is seriously creepy with the way you made the body WTG!!!! Just fabulous!~

Tammy T said...

Hehe good job at promoting yourself! Love the papers and that image is definitely different! Love the colors you used!

Cheryl said...

oh susan hun I really really love this truly brilliant hun,I was going to ask you to send it to me in an eamil so i could put it in a frame like i did,with the image that lady on our forum did sorry name has gone,he he no change there then,but this really is amazing hun hugs cheryl xxxxx

Susan.... said...

Hi Susan, A very unusual card,but a very clever card too ! Well done and good luck in the challenges too !
hugs
Susan x (Saramar )

Rosemary said...

LOL - you're never too late on a challenge for Opus Gluei - thank you for participating! Oh my goodness, this is a different take on the challenge but it's great! That's the point of Opus Gluei, take our challenge and make it your own!

Very well done and it's a seasonal icon - heck, I think you cover two seasons - the butterfly evokes summer and using the skull and a different sort of imagery makes me think Halloween - so hey, look at you!

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG! Fabulously creepy! xxD

Renée said...

Oh that is a marvelous beastly butterfly. Love it's body and head.

Liz said...

Susan your a marvel and I am so fond of you! Once I am feeling better I'm going all out to promote these papers no kidding they are the VERY tops I love them and your project this week is fab
I keep saying I will mail you I will do it soon I am posting the forum BC tomorrow better late than never its a bank holiday weekend Eeeeeeek likely wont go!
Liz xx

Keepsake's Crafts said...

This would be perfect for the Beastly Butterflies challenge at Haunted Design House!!!
http://haunteddesignhouse.blogspot.com/2010/05/hdh040-beautifully-beastly-butterflies_25.html
GREAT 4X4!!!

Linda Callahan said...

Unique design - beautiful background papers! Thanks for joining us at PPA!

Jana said...

This butterfly is great. Certainly an alternate creation. And perfect for Opus Gluei. You are never too late for any of our challenges. :-D

Trish Hughes said...

Wow, what a great card!!! Very spooky!!!
Trish

Deirdre said...

Wow, very different. Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. ♥

June said...

Ohhh I love it Susan, thats a fantastic creature and love the colour
hugs June xxx

Chris Arlington said...

Susan, I love your papers and colours, Your butterfly is lovely, I am just not fond of skulls, they give me goose bumps. (LOL)

Betty said...

Oh this is so Wicked love it, great colours your papers are fab.
Hugs Betty x x

Kim Dellow said...

Love your butterfly, really striking love the image. Kim

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful background paper! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

Nancy said...

Wow, what an interesting and different creation!! Thanks for fluttering with us this week!!

Tangii said...

What a fun card! Your paper compliments that image wonderfully! Love all the details. Great job, thanks so much for playing with us at Paper Makeup Stamps.

Rhonda said...

Great Card! Thank you so much for playing with us at Daisy Doodles! We hope to see you again.

Spyder said...

Love this scarrrrrry card! Fabulous colours
(Lyn)

Laura said...

Is this your claret and blue.? If so looks great.Thanks for joining us at SCD.

Laura said...

Great wings too! Spooky looking butterfly. Wouldn't want to meet one of these.Thanks for playing with us this week at SCD.