Wednesday, October 06, 2010

GC#73 Going Gothic with Gingersnap.




Back on the Gingersnap Creations crew after taking a six month break and what is the first theme? Gothic Elements! Excellent! :0) So I decided to run with the lighter side of the doom and gloom element of the Goth subculture and make this Batty Goth card using a selection of Stampotique stamps.

Here I used Mink, Batty (well I cut of his wings and attached them to Mink-
OUCH!!!), Swirl Stalks (I love using this stamp as its and excellent space filler), French Text and 'Batty About You'.
The crackle effect is obtained by applying Silver Croco Crackle onto card with the side of my finger :0). Nothing too technical! lol.

Gingersnap Creations would love to see contributions from you using any Gothic infuences. There are some fabulous takes on the theme from members of the Gingersnap DT so please take a look. Lots of time to have a think before the challenge closes and perfect timing ahead of Hallowe'en.

All stamps can be purchased from Stampotique in the USA or Happy Daze here in the UK.

32 comments:

Sandy said...

OMG Jo how cool is this ??
This is brilliant. The background rock and the stamps are great. Love it.

flutterbycrafter said...

Fantastic piece of work, absolutely love it.

Willy said...

Wonderful piece, Jo! Great use of Batty's wings.

Joanne said...

Fabulous again Jo, just fabulous.
Luv Joanne xx

Artyjen said...

Great! Gothic and fun :) Must try to join in this one
xoxo Sioux

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Wonderful piece and love the "batty about you" ,,,cute:)

Shar said...

Wow! Can't decide what I like best - the ultra cool bat girl, the awesome background or the great frame! Love it all!

Big welcome back, Jo!

Tracy Evans said...

I love how you have used Batty's wings, fab idea. Love that stamp as a filler too, works beautifully and the colour combination is wonderful. Tracy Evans x

Shannon Sawyer said...

Okay...I know I usually love everything you make but I have to say I think this is my very favorite to date. I love the colors used, I love the textures and basically the whole composition of it. You have such a knack for making a card look very difficult like it took you days to make. You always add just the right touches to perfect the card. Love it!!!

Netty said...

I agree with everyones comments above, this is totally terrific. x

Basement Stamper said...

Wow, I love the crackle background that looks super cool!

Dotty Jo said...

Simply brilliant - what a great card! Glad to hear I'm not the only person who uses her finger as an occasional spatula! Jo x

mustavcoffee said...

Fabulous card, love the colour combination of purple and crackled silver, very Gothic and totally gorgeous:0) xxx

joanne wardle said...

brilliant, just brilliant. love what you did with the bat wings

Carol Q said...

fab Jo, love the crackled edge and those wings are just perfect.

Helen said...

Jo, this is so wonderful! Your work is always fabulous, but I agree with Shannon, each one gets better!

Karin said...

fabulous, absolutely fabulous!

hazel said...

Fantastic work, just love everything about it.
xxx Hazel.

Sharon said...

Absolutely brilliant, Jo. Love the colour scheme. I've been working with those colours a lot myself. It's always a joy to see your work. Love to the family. x

Riet said...

This is SPECTECULAR, I love it!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

love this piece! the image goes so well with the colors and background! fabulous art!

Suzanne Brookfield said...

These stamps are begining to seriously grown on me...(have always loved your Bee though)......so much I even purchased one last week (though it did have a nice face lol)!

This piece is amazing Jo....love the texture you have achieved!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Absolutly fantastic card with all the many details, love this!
Hugs Anja

Piddawinkle said...

one word LUSH

Paula said...

Love this!! The colours & the background go so perfectly with the image.

JeanFB said...

This is spectacular, Jo. I absolutely love your background, and the whole crackly spooky goodness of it all!

Moira said...

She is cute! I love all the spooky, gothiness of Hallowe'en.

Lynn Stevens said...

ohhh you rockd this challenge Jo!!! Welcome back to Gingersnaps!

Carrie said...

Love everything about this Jo - the colours, the stamps, the crackle - it all fits.

Anonymous said...

ha, I am going to experiment my thought, your post get me some good ideas, it's really awesome, thanks.

- Thomas

Gini said...

Mink is looking mighty fine.
Love this.
Plus I think I could master that crackle technique!
Gini
xx

Kathy said...

great texture