Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Burton and Beyond!

Whee, I've been dying to tell you all about this, but have had to keep quiet. I'm on the Design Team for a new challenge blog, set to take over where The Burtonesque Dolls left off. Beyond the Burtonesque Dolls goes live with its very first challenge today. If you love the work of Tim Burton, and enjoyed the challenges over at The Burtonesque Dolls then you'll like it here. All the forthcoming challenges will have a 'Burtonesque' feel to them, although they may have no direct link to the works of Tim Burton. The whole idea of this blog is to widen the challenges, maybe introduce you to films, books and directors that you've not heard of before. It's all about fun, maybe a little quirky and twisted fun, but still fun.
Our first challenge is to create something that commemorates a favourite Halloween book, film, or memory. Easy-peasy and open to lots of interpretation, so we'd LOVE to see all sorts of creations by you.

I had a REALLY tough time narrowing down my inspiration, but in the end I decided to create a piece inspired by The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. The background text is all taken from the original story, and I hope that the tree, the skulls, and the scheming female standing over the grave capture the feel of the story. The images are Spiderella by Simply Betty, and Bah, Humbug Tree by Delicious Doodles, and I created the rest of it in PSP.
These are the challenges I'd like to enter:
Deconstructing Jen - sketch 21
One Stitch At A Time - use a digi
Paper Creations Ink - black and/or orange
Craft Your Passion - anything goes with ribbon
Irish Teddy's - trees
Pixie Dust Studios - be inspired by a book or film (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving)


I Don't Do Straignt said...

Yay!!! Congratulations Susan... Well done you :)

Fiona. x

Miranda said...

wowzers, awesome card Susan, love everything about it
and congrats with your DT membership, will check you gals out now
I'm glad you are joining our challenge this week
Miranda PCI DT

Jingle said...

Well done! Thanks for playing along with the Pixies!

Nikki Byrne said...

OMG this is awesome I just LOVE it! Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. good luck. Hugs


Laura B said...

Awesome creation! I've always loved that tale.:)

Choccy said...

What a brilliant card !!
Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our 'Use a Digi' challenge.
Good Luck !
Hope to see you back next week )

Choccy x

Shannin said...

Great card! Thank you so much for joining us this week for our "anything goes with a twist" challenge over at Craft Your Passion Challenges. I hope you have a great week and Good luck.


having a {me} day said...

WOW! I love this! Love the colour combo. Love halloween. keeleyxx

Anonymous said...

This is awesome, love it.

TRACEY O said...

This is gorgeous. The touches of red are fantastic.

Emma H said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion this week!

Julia said...

Oh my!!! you did a great job with this one, I love it! Thanks for joining us at Paper Creations Ink. Hugs, Julia-DT

Sara said...

Wow... Susan... This is absolutely beautiful!! I love everything about it!!! Thank You for joining us at Paper Creations Ink! Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Creating! Sara

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Creation I Love your work and hope to see more of it

Thanks for Joining us atPaper Creations Ink