Tuesday, October 16, 2012

DT Card for LEJ Designs - Gothic/Dark

This is my first card for LEJ Designs and the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog this week  has as their theme  'Gothic/Dark'. Now I am no expert whatsoever in Gothic art so bare with me, this is my first attempt.  One thing I can say it was so much fun to make.  I Goggled Gothic art and one picture had all these bare branches looking quite eerie  so I decided to base my card on that feature.Luckily  I  had some graveyard  paper with bare branches  displayed on it.. The branches were purple so I made the gravestone and accessories purple to go with it. I added the corner die cut  in green just for some relief from the other dark colours.   The image is from QKR Stampede who is sponsoring this challenge and isn't it a beaut!I cut the image out by hand and  I shaped the skeleton head up from being level with the tombstone by squeezing the paper into a fold where his neck meets his head, I think it makes it look quite dimensional.  I also added three little ants crawling  on the stone for some more eeriness.  Hope you like my attempt:O)

Card Details:
Stamp: QKR Stampede digital image
Paper: Stampin ' Up's basic black, whisper white card stock  and  K&Company  Haunted Specialty Paper
Colour Medium: Prismalcolor Markers
Die Cuts: Memory Box Madera Corner, Bare Branch; Crealies 'Creative Flower' #CLCF 05
Punch: EZSuccess retro flower 1/2 inch punch
Other: brads, and black rhinestones

Cards by Lady Anne: Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps: Halloween and/or Spooky
Forever Friends: Halloween and/or Autumn
Haunted House Design: HDH 155 R.I.P. - I have a headstone, and if you look closely a  graveyard,and a skeleton
Hooked on Craft Challenges #25 Halloween
There She Goes: TSG177 Fall/Halloween
Victorine Originals:#45 Halloween
Dream Valley Challenges:#43 Halloween
Eclectic Ellapu: Anything Goes
No Matter Which:#3 Halloween Creations or Halloween Colours


  1. Dear Glenda what a wonderful project. It is spooky but beautiful and I love the humour and text too just fantastic in both senses! Vee xx
    ps I posted a little something at last so hope it arrives safely; not much chance of a surprise though as everything had to be listed outside for customs and excise!! lol
    pps sorry for owing you about a gazillion comments have been "under the weather" and determined to finish my halloween hop!!

  2. This is brilliant Glenda very eerie and atmospheric. Love the skeleton peeping out and the ants on the gravestone! xx

  3. Hi Glenda what a fabulous card,you have portrayed the Gothic scene brilliantly,the detail is fantastic.

    Hugs Julie x

  4. A fabulous card Glenda,love the

  5. I think you nailed the dark part, Glenda! Love the way you did the skeleton looking out from the tombstone. Spooky for sure. :-D

  6. wow this is fab for a first attempt :). I love the text you have added and the different shades of purple. Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this week.

    Andria - Eclectic Ellapu DT (purples)

  7. Excellent work, loving the diecut at the top right very cool. Thanks for sharing with us at haunted design house for the rip challenge x

  8. I think you did a wonderful job with a Gothic card! Love your paper, image, design, and embellishments. :^) Thank you for sharing this with us at Lady Anne's!
    Hugs, Penny

  9. Such a brilliant card. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

  10. Love the deep purples here! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley!

  11. Ooo, fab spooky card! I love the colours you've used.

    Thanks for joining us in our first challenge at Eclectic Ellapu!


  12. I love your card Glenda but when you said little ants crawling it gave me the yucky Great job. joann sassy raggedy

  13. Fabulous card Glenda... a little bit of Gothic humour :-) Your skellie is fun little chap. Thank you for joining us over at Haunted Design House this week :-D

  14. Wow this is gorgeous! thank you for joining in our challenge over at Forever Friends Holloween/Autumn and good luck Dt Member Sandra H x

  15. Fabulous Halloween card, gorgeous colors and background :)
    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Dream Valley.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

  16. love the purple's. Thanks for playing along at FF challenge and hope to see you on our next challenge.
    Shirl ~ DT

  17. This is cool and what an awesome way to use purple!!!!

  18. Very eerie and fabulous die cut. Thanks for sharing with HDH. xxD

  19. So funny and spooky at the same time. Fantastic card!

  20. Fantastic card, such a great idea. Thank you for joining in with the Eureka challenge.

  21. SPOOK--y! Great Halloween card, love the colors too.


  22. great make for your first dark/goth, Isn't it fun letting your dark side out every now and then ;)
    thanks for joining us at haunted design house

  23. wow fab card, love the eerie purples you've used. Thanks so much for joining us at NMW challenges and good luck
    Claire xx

  24. Hi Glenda, I think you have done a grand job on this card so far out of your comfort zone. Love the purple ;) Thank you for sharing your art with us at MM@HDH this week xx

  25. How am I missing your super post! This card is awesome!

  26. Fabulously Creepy Card Glenda and purple being my fave colour is a winner in my book............

  27. Fabulous Halloween card, love the purple!! Thanks for playing along with us at Eureka Stamps!

    Jacki - Eureka DT Cordinator

  28. Fantastic gothic card Glenda! That bare branch die cut is so perfect for this card!

  29. Very nice halloween card. Thank you for sharing and joining in at NMWC. Hugs, Velma

  30. Wow Glenda, love your spooky skelly peeking round the gravestone. I also like how you have made that MB corner look all spooky too, like a creeping vine!

    I'm so sorry I haven't gotten around to your blog lately, and that it took a visit from another team to get me here......... I promise to try harder as I am always amazed at the support you give me on my blog.

    Thank you so much for joining in with our halloween challenge at Dream Valley.

    Lin xx