Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Victorian Gothic

 Hello and welcome to my blog  :)  I'm sharing another DT sample with you today, this one was made while I was on the Sheena Douglass DT  for the DOTD embossing folders launch on tv.  I decided to create a card inspired by one of my favourite horror stories - Jekyll and Hyde.  I have used SD Victorian Gentleman, Floral Fiesta and Dancing Skeleton stamps; DOTD embossing folders Baroque Frame and Skulduggery; Dyna paints, Distress Inks, Aquatints, silver gilding wax, black and white marker pens.

I took a piece of black card and embossed it with the Baroque frame, then gilded it with silver wax.  I took another piece of black card and embossed it with the Skulduggery folder, then painted over it with Dyna paints.  I matted the frame panel onto the skull panel, then matted that onto black card.  I then stamped corner and border images onto a white base card with DI, blended ink around the edges, and attached the embossed panels.

I stamped a lightening image onto acetate and embossed it in white, then cut it out.   I stamped the Victorian Gentleman onto white card twice, masking the first image and then stamping the second slightly offset from the first, using grey ink.  I painted both men with Aquatints, one darker than the other.  I then cut out one of the embossed skulls and coloured it with white and black marker pens.  

I cut both men out, then drew a cloak on black card and cut it out.  I attached the skull and the cloak to the second man, and added a chain and clasp with silver pen.  I then attached the images to the card in 3D, and added the lightening between them.  

I absolutely loved making this card and I'm really pleased with the result.  The gentleman stamp is perfect to create the Victorian Gothic feel to this piece.  This card could be used for several occasions, including Halloween, especially anyone who likes Gothic Horror!  
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  1. This is a really spooky card and love the Victorian vibe! The Gold and silver evokes that era and love the porcelain look on the out card of white and blue. You really made the card look eerie with the 2 men-one and the same-very imaginative

    1. Hi Birgit, thank you very much, hope I didn't scare you too much lol! ;) I love a bit of Gothic Horror - MWAHAHA! :) xx

  2. Fabulous card Penny, absolutely love the amazing image, beautifully designed and coloured, Love The blue framing and the vivid shades, Kate x

    1. Hi Kate, thanks very much hun :) I must admit this is one of my favourites xx