Friday, 12 April 2013

Anything Gothic with Delicious Doodles

It's Friday therefore another challenge starts over at Delicious Doodles Challenges. This week it's all about going Gothic. Interpret as you will. The other girls in Team A have produced some stunning pieces of art and I hope you go and admire them all.
My contribution to the line up is a tag using the "Shot Through The Heart" image from, of course, Delicious Doodles.
The image was first printed out four times then coloured with a mixture of promarkers, spectrum noirs, red glitter stickles and silver and black gel pens. The heart itself was coated with crackle accents. For some unknown reason the red spectrum noir colouring has turned orange - bright florescent orange at that. This is something that never happened to me with promarkers. So I guess I won't be using this combo again - unless I need a fluorescent orange in the future
The layering can be seen a bit better here. Some black feathers added for good measure.. 
The base of the tag was coloured by dipping in watered down distress inks - four different colours, fired brick, weathered wood, festive berries and black soot. When happy with that effect I heat embossed a crackle stamp in clear powder on black soot ink. The barbed wire from Visible Image was stamped on using acrylic paint. Then layered two different laces and a black satin ribbon down the side. The tie has a metal cross bow charm attached with one of the three ribbons there.

I'd like to enter this into the challenge at
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Heavy Metal
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes


  1. Loving it hun - weird about that crackle glaze on those pens... xx

  2. This is really wonderful. I totally love the details you have done and the crackle of your orange heart ;) Awesome even orange!

  3. Gorgeous! Love all of the textures and the bright orange heart!

  4. saw this on fb. I love it, Like Glo the orange heart looks brilliant and I love the feathers,x

  5. Wow Helen this is love black and red..and that bold yellow heart and beautiful rose is perfect.
    susan s

  6. Gorgeous. Beatifully coloured and i love the bright orange very much lol happy accident

  7. The orange is definitely a surprise, but I love how it pops. amazing number of fab textures. Still drinking in the details. LOVE it! xxD

  8. A really fab tag! Love the colours!
    Thanks for joining us Anything Goes Challenge! Welcome back next week when we're having a Blog Hop with some great prices!
    Hugs Annette