Friday, October 7

Frankenstein's Bride Gets A Makeover

When I was a teenager I had a little black and white portable TV in my room and I used to stay up late on weekends to lie in bed and watch midnight horror films.  I kept a little book of reviews so that I didn't stay up late only to discover the film was a really bad one I had already seen and also because I wanted to see how many films in total I could get to.

I stopped watching new horror films when they became about how much gore you could show rather than the suspense and the incredible power of the viewers imagination.  I'm sad that I don't still have my little book of reviews, but one film I definitely know I watched was The Bride Of Frankenstein.  Those old films made you feel sorry for the poor Frankenstein's monster in pain and misunderstood.  The bride was unforgettable with her white and black hair swept up into a big cone.

My bride has had a bit of a makeover in celebration of 2 new challenges. The Saturated Canary Challenge for themed projects featuring the stamps and digi artwork of the wonderful Krista, where the 1st challenge has a sketch and lots of photos for inspiration.  And Beyond The Burtonesque Dolls, a challenge blog dedicated not just to the work of Tim Burton but other Burtonesque films, books and directors; kicking off with a favourite Halloween film, book or memory theme.
I've made over Simply Sassy girl  Windswept (designed by Krista) and I think Frankenstein or his monster would be more than happy with her as she is quite a looker!  She is coloured with Copics and the extra details on her body art have been added using a Pilot DR Drawing Pen in 0.1 size.  It has such a fine tip it makes it easy to add in extra lines details.
All of the other stamps and papers are from the Pink Paislee Phantom line that I just can't get enough of working with at the moment.  I've added some Distress Ink in Wild Honey and Ripe Persimmon and some Black Diamond Stickles.

Saturated Canary #1 - Sketch and photo inspiration
Beyond The Burtonesque Dolls #1 - Halloween film, book or memory
Tuesday Throwdown #69 - Halloween
Crafty Calendar - Spooky


** Kate ** 


Lisa Jane said...

oh wow she is spookaliscious ! Love her!Lisa x

Pop's Cards said...

HI sweetie this is stunning, love your colour choices here and great use of the sketch too, thanks for joining our first challenge hugs pops x

Susan's crafty chaos said...

This is gorgeous, and I love her blue hair! Thanks very much for joining our first challenge over at Beyond The Burtonesque Dolls and for sharing your fun memory with us :D

Alex said...

This is wonderful. I love when people makeover and see things in a different way!!! Thank you for joining us at Beyond The Butonesque Dolls!!

Tammy said...

Oh I love this card! Awesome image and colors!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month!
Tammy :)

Jane said...

This is your colouring!
Thanks for taking part in our first challenge!x

Anonymous said...

Really fun image with your coloring!! Love those papers too!! Thanks so much for joining with us at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week!! Hope you will join us again! *Vicki* - Oct GDT

Lisa-Jane said...

She is fab! I love the subtlety of the colours for a Halloween project.

NanaConnie said...

Very clever Halloween card! So glad you played at Tuesday Throwdown this week.
NanaConnie TT DT

Anonymous said...

I love you stamp and color choices. She reminds me of the corpse bride which I am in love with. Great card!