Thursday, October 7, 2010

Gingersnaps Creations Chestnut Theme Challenge: Gothic Elements

This is my first reveal as a member of the Gingersnaps Design Team and I did a back lit,haunted house incorporating the gate and scroll photo display, Webster's Pages wonderful new netting (the black patterned one) and the haunted house from a paper by My Mind's Eye. I distressed and aged the photo display with Ranger's alcohol inks and crumpled tissue to add depth to the back of the display under the netting. It was a fun challenge and you can share it with is the challenge and how to from Gingersnaps.

Create something dark perhaps supernatural with an atmosphere of mystery, darkness, oppressiveness, fear, or doom. Basically, if you take a normal scene, put it in a dark and gloomy palette, and then add something rather disturbingly amiss, you will have a great gothic scene. With Halloween around the corner, this may get you right in the mood! It definitely got us into the spirit!

When the challenge closes on October 31, 2010, we will pick 7 Ginger Gems - fabulous creations that we feel really exemplify that challenge's objective. The Ginger Gems will appear in our wrap-up post and in a slide show in the blog bar for an entire week and their creators will have the honor of displaying our Ginger Gems blog badge.

For your chance to be eligible as a Ginger Gem or as a Home Page Artist, just follow the simple guidelines below:

1) Make a paper crafting or mixed media creation using Gothic Elements as your theme or inspiration;

2) Post your creation to your blog or online gallery with a mention and link to this post; and

3) Come back to this post and leave a comment including a DIRECT link to your creation or use the linky application below. Remember to make it a link to the specific post or picture and not just a general link to your blog or gallery. We need to be able to find your art!

For more information on our challenges and directions on linking, please check out our FAQ page.

One random winner and seven Ginger Gems will be announced from the qualifying submissions on November 2, 2010. You have until October 31, 2010 to enter!

Tomorrow I'll put up the Grateful mini album I created for A Cherry on Top for my reveal which went live on the site this past Tues. So watch this spot! and thanks.


Michelle said...

I love My Minds Eye, they are one of my favorites!!

Shar said...

Completely cool and definitely gothically gorgeous!

JeanFB said...

This is fabulously dark and spooky and gothic! Love the lighting!

2amscrapper said...

This is amazing!