Tuesday, 25 October 2016

A Inky Mess #5 and 31DOH Day 25

This month is flying by isn't it! The nights are definitely drawing in now too, seems it's darker much earlier now. And with only just under a week until the clocks go back - it will soon be even earlier!

Today I'm sharing a gorgeous Ikes Art design for Challenge #5 over at A Inky Mess. The background paper is called Poe Paper and the image is Vaguely Goth. Both can be found over at Ike's Art website where all her images can be purchased.
This is a page in my art journal - I've not done much in it of late and this image was crying out for me to do a page. I started out with the Poe Papers png which I printed out on purple card stock. I ripped and distressed the edges then edged with Stazon in Soot Black. I found another piece of paper stock from Tim Holtz Idea-Ology paper stack that coordinated with the purple, and ripped this and edged the same. I glued them onto the page, and then with black acrylic paint, I painted round and onto the papers. I used a mini rounds stencil from The Crafters Workshop and texture paste for the grungy effect. Once dry I went over the textured areas with Cosmic Shimmer gilding wax in blush to add some shine and colour.

The Vaguely Goth image was coloured using Promarkers, then I added definition in the hair, eyes, lips and neck studs with my Polychromos pencils. I fussy cut her out and glued her to the page. Using my Dymo label maker I typed an EAP quote and stuck it onto the page and outlined with my FC Pitt pen in Black.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

I hope you enjoyed this project, please do leave a comment as this means a lot to me.

Thanks for stopping by

Michelle xxx


  1. I LOVE this image! You colored her so beautifully too!

  2. Eeeeee !!! Super AWESOME :-) What a fantastic page. Love the way you did the background and your colouring on my image is amazing. Thank you very much for using some of my images on this gorgeous page :-D

    IKE xx

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    1. Thank you so much Ike for the lovely comment and thank you for sponsoring us over at A Inky Mess - it's wonderful to use your images and I used some I won on one of your challenges a while ago. M xx

  3. Brilliant make michelle love all the colours you have used the image pops out at you. Gorgeous.
    Fiona x

    1. Thavka Fiona - purple is my favourite colour, especially mixed with black. Thanks for the lovely commebtxxx

  4. Fangtastic page.
    Love the different earrings.
    She is a pretty girl.
    thanks for sharing.

  5. Fantastic page - congratulations!
    Good luck!


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