Monday, 16 September 2013

Who Are You Supposed To Be?

I'm taking the title of my post from that of the new challenge started today over at Haunted Design House. Why not? It's better than my cold be-fuddled brain can come up with right now. The challenge is
 You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Hallowe'en 
based art piece that depicts a costume or
character you have been, or want to be for Hallowe'en.  

Isn't there that one costume you always remember
fondly from your childhood? Or maybe that one character 
you've always wished you had the guts 
(or the money, or the body)
to portray at this year's costume party?

We're being sponsored by
They have a varied selection of images from various artists.
Something for everyone.

We have chosen to work with the new Hallowe'en images
designed by Rick St. Dennis.

I chose to use Steampunk Peg. Not coloured in the normal brown tones I might have done if this were "normal" Steampunk, but in black, greys and purples as befits the Halloween season. 

Some of you might be interested to know what's been used here. First - there are no designer papers used, just diecuts and dry embossing on the actual tag base. The attached TH cogs were dry embossed with a cog folder to the tag base embossed with a watches folder. Some black DI brushed over lightly. 
The top is decorated with black and different shades of purple drippy goo punch outs. Some black lace added and some eyelets punched. The eyelets were threaded through with black satin ribbon that also held in place the charms chosen.

Peg herself was coloured with promarkers and fussy cut out. The tulle of her hat given a light dusting of DI to remove the white glare.
The wings from the Smeared Ink,Quoth the Raven rubber set were heat embossed in black on more purple card and some black feathers stuck behind. Peg was attached to these. 
Some more tulle was added to Peg's hat before attaching her to my tag.

If I could - yes I'd do the whole Steampunk "Thing". LOVE the clothing although it could not be on a full time basis for me, unfortunately.

Now it's down to you - What are you choosing to depict yourself as for Halloween this year? Or have you a hankering to re-visit a costume of days gone by? Come show us over at Haunted Design House in the next couple of weeks

I'd like to enter my tag into the challenge at
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Things with Wings
Colour Creative - Anything goes
Simply Steampunk Challenges - Layers


  1. Gorgeous Helen, really gorgeous. Love the purple colours x

  2. Wonderful and the colour choice is divine. She's very pretty and I love all your added embellies. A masterpiece Cromsie - especially as you are suffering with the sickies !!!! :-)

    Mega Hugz
    IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  3. WOW, Helen! Amazing texture on that tag and all of the fabulous embellies have me just swooning! Yummy colors too. Hey, you can add it to the Simply Steampunk Layers challenge too. SBS images are no longer required but this sure fits the layers and Steampunk theme. GORGEOUS work! xxD

  4. oh my goodness Helen this is so beautiful!
    susan s

  5. So pretty. Love the purple. A true masterpiece

  6. Awesome looking tag, love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Simply Steampunk Challenges!

  7. Beautiful Helen, I'm loving how the purple really stands out and accents everything xx the added wings and emblies are a genius touch x

  8. Gorgeous love the colors thanks for joining us at SSC xx

  9. Great steampunk card. Thanks for playing along with us at That Craft Place Challenge.x

  10. Love the trinkets and your colors , thank you for joining us at Simply Steampunk challenge.

  11. This is excellent, very creative. Glad you joined us at CMC.

  12. Wow Awesome! Loooove your Great Image and looove the work in all those Embellies! Thanks for joining us at Simply Steampunk Challenges!

  13. Fantastic job...Thanks for joining us at SSC