Sunday, January 31, 2010

dark bride

a friend just told me that I fall on "the lighter side of dark". After thinking it over, I think that could be just about the sweetest thing anyone has ever said about me.

This weeks challenge on Haunted Design House was titled "Bridal Couture from the Darkside". I am the sponsor again this week, so my entry doesn't qualify but I wanted to play along anyway. I mean really... where's the fun in sitting it out... geeze louiseeee

I wanted it to look like the back of a wedding dress. Low back with pearl buttons and a bustle just where a good tramp stamp would sit...

After running the paper through a Cuttlebug embossing folder (sidebar.. can't wait to get see t!m's new embossing folders from Sizzix... love that man's products!) I spritzed it with water and perfect pearls. I spritzed the white layer also. This really gives it a beautiful shimmer.

I made the bustle with several different ribbons and a black satin ribbon rose for the very center. Applied some of my old hair bow techniques to layer the bows. I still have some hair bows if anyone is interest in purchasing one... or 20!

Although it is not my all time favorite card I have ever or "ever to" make, I think it turned out pretty good. And definitely on the lighter side of dark...LOL

till next time, ENJOY! the Oz


  1. I think it is fabulous! Down to the manditory "bow on the butt" of most wedding dresses!

    BTW- the gown I made- on a bottle of Red Hot ;)

  2. LOVE this... the Cuttle'd & spritzed paper, and great visual for the butt bow... thanks, man ;) Thanks for sponsoring and playing along with Macabre Monday, Oz!

  3. Oh, that's a perfect description of you, my friend! And this card represents that ideal, flawlessly! Gosh, I'd WEAR that dress... {although, not to get married in! ... well, maybe to get divorced in! DOH!}

    Love seeing you in production mode, you fabulous hostess with the mostest!

  4. Haunted haute couture! So clever, Linda...and creative!

  5. So pretty! I saw a shirt that your comment (lighter side of dark) reminded me of... Come to the darkside, we have cookies over here...
    I too would wear this dress. My wedding dress was black and purple, but it was just Pastor, my husband, and me. It was really nice! Why wear white, who was I trying to kid. Tee hee!

  6. Super card Linda... Love the idea behind it... and it suits you.... all those wonderful macabre ideas you have for Macabre Monday challenges.

  7. that must be a really pretty wedding dress!! you are so creative and this is beautiful!

  8. What a great idea! I think it looks awesome!

  9. Love the texture- this is soo FUN!


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