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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Goth Guy... or is he?

This guy is more Steampunk than Goth - but "Oliver" from Make It Crafty, is the closest image I have for a "Gone Gothic" challenge at Craft Your Passion.  My biggest problem was to make it dark enough to be Goth.  I Layered blues and grays 'cuz I still wanted to see the detail of his clothes - but true Goth should be much more black. Next I put all kinds of mini words on the DP and then used a brick wall embossing folder by Tim Holtz to make the background panel.  You can see some of that detail in the upper left quadrant.  All corners punched / rounded and silver brads added for minimal embellishment.

This card should be eligible for the following
Craft Your Passion #118 - Gone Gothic
Top Tip Tuesday #80 - One For Men
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
MarkerPOP #1 - Hair/fur

IMAGES:  The focal image is "Oliver" from Make It Crafty,
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the image; DP and base card stock is from my stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS:  Words on the background are from self inking "Mini Words"; brads from my stash.
INKS: The image is printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Distress Markers and Copics.
"Weathered Wood", "Antique Linen", "Frayed Burlap", "Tattered Rose",  "Barn Door" and "Black Soot" Distress Inks were used to color the image first and then I used the following Copics to deepen the colors:


  1. He looks a bit like a gothic Harry Potter - lovely card, really different.

    My Blog - Netty's Cards
    I design for
    Lili’s Little Fairies
    Top Tip Tuesday Challenge

  2. Great card. Love the CAS style and his coloring. Any of my grandboys would love him.

  3. great card! thanks for playing this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

  4. Great coloring! Thank you for helping us kick off the new Markerpop blog!!

  5. Gothic or Steampunk..... doesn't matter - He is just a cutie!
    Thank you for joining us at MarkerPop!


    Marie XX

  6. I love how you've organized your color codes and the digi is perfect for the card! Thanks so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this time and best of luck!
    Tammy Louise

    Hope you join us again!


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