I noticed that a new challenge blog started yesterday called Forever Night Challenges. Click here to go and have a look. Their first challenge is entitled "Skull-tastic". It's not my normal style of card but it's good to come out of your comfort zone at times and with the help of Teri at Delicious Doodles I could do just that as I got this Steampunk Fairy.
I have coloured the image with various shades of grey and ivory for the skin and distressed the edges with Tim Holtz's Black Soot distress ink pad. I used my new Creative Inspirations metal effect mask and embossed it onto some black Coredinations and then sanded it. The circle is a black DVD safety cover which I decided to get my alcohol inks out of their cobwebs and use. I like the effect it gave but think I would have preferred it with a silver mixative rather than gold but that's on my wish list. I have inked up some corner and flourish chipboards with a black Brilliance ink pad. The tag has been finished off with a black feather, organza ribbon, skull charm, metal decorate clips and some buttons.
I am also entering this into the following challenges:
Simon Says Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Tags
Crafts 4 Eternity - 3-2-1 embellishments - 3 chipboard shapes, 2 buttons and 1 charm
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Tags
Clear it out - Anything goes - the chipboard and feathers I have had in my stash for a long time now
Shopping our Stash - Technique turn back - using alcohol inks on plastic
Sarah Hurley - Colouring