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Friday, November 23, 2012

Forever Night Challenge #55

Forever Night Challenge #55 - Use the Color Purple

Hello sweet friends!  I hope everyone (in the US) had a good Turkey Day, yesterday.  My hubby and I just stayed home (as usual) because I'm currently too ill to go anywhere until I can get some of my health issues taken care of.  I'm still waiting to get an approval to even make an appointment for the Mayo clinic in Minnesota, and in the meantime, I'm still having serious bladder issues and can't get in to see a urologist until the 28th, so pretty much miserable over here. :p  I wanted to thank all of you that left such wonderful comments on my last post, and please know that I plan on visiting everyone's blog who left me such kind words.  I'm sorry I haven't been able to get to everyone quite yet, but I want you all to know how much it meant to me to hear from you and to  have your support.  I really love you gals (and guys)!  It really lifts me up to hear from you. :)

Now for some good news...

A long time ago I got accepted as a member of the super fun Forever Night Challenges team, but I was on hiatus as you all know, so I never really took up my term.  The lovely ladies over there decided to give me another chance and join for the upcoming term so I am here today with my first post!!!  You have no idea how good it feels to be part of a DT again and to actually push myself to get out of bed and be creative! :D  I would absolutely LOVE it if everyone would pop over there, tell them Amy Jo sent you, and become a follower.

For those of you who don't know, it's a blog that takes on a bit of the darker side of things. ;)  I really enjoy the challenges they have and I've found some really creative people over there!  Please join in our challenges.  We'd love to have you!

This week we were sponsored by Dilly Beans and I just love the image I got to work with!  At first I was going to start a mini album for all of my colored Dilly Beans images that I've worked on, but when I finished with this project I just had to hang it on my wall instead!  It looks so cute up there against my pink walls!  I still plan on making a mini album, but for now, here's my cute 8x6" picture.

Click to get a better view
For my project I started with a cereal box that I cut down to 8"x6" and covered with paper from Recollections Ravenhead Manor paper stack (purple background).  Then I added a spiderweb patterned paper from DCWV Ghosts & Goblins mat-stack that I inked and border punched along one side with the Martha Stewart (MS) scallops & dots border punch.

I used the "Cori" image from Dilly Beans, as well as on of the sentiments from "artist quotes", both available for purchase at Megan's store.  I just loved the head-shot, but I wanted to do something different so I made her a body from some fussy cut bottles (from that same DCWV mat-stack) that I glued together and then stuck her head on top.  I think it turned out pretty neat and totally "out of the box" for me. ;)  Look closely to see the spider crawling up her.  I colored her with Copics (4 different shades of purple -- even her skin is purple, with green eyes) and a white gelly pen for details.  I also added an earring, which has purple, black, and green!  It's actually an epoxy eyelet charm from Making Memories.  I popped her up off the page with pop dots.  I printed the sentiment on blue cardstock and fussy cut the words out.

Lastly I added two potion bottles from MS (love those!) and how perfect is the tombstone that reads "Mrs. Anita Newbody"??? I was thrilled to find that, cause essentially that's exactly what I did...gave her a new body. :)  The cute tombstone button is from Dress It Up.  As always, I inked all my edges with Colorbox Cat's Eye ink in "Blackbird".

I hope you all enjoyed my project as much as I enjoyed making it!  Please join us this week at Forever Night for our challenge "Use the Color Purple".  I would love to see you there!

In addition, I will be entering this project in the following challenges:

Lady Anne's Challenges ~ Anything Goes (used digi stamps)
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge ~ R#99 - Midnight Magic (nighttime theme using stars, moons, beds, etc.)
Pause, Dream, and Enjoy Challenges CH# 47 - Anything Goes
The Octopode Factory - Words

XO ~ Amy Jo


Jesse said...

Awesome work lovely :)

Lady Anne said...

Hello Amy, congratulations on getting back on the DT again, I hope you stay well and have fun. Your project show you have so much imagination and creativity. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

Sherrie K. said...

Hi my glad to see you posting! I am sorry you are still waiting to get into the Mayo. Hope the process speeds up for you so you can get back to feeling better real soon.
I am happy to hear you are participating on a DT. I can't wait to see your projects:)
Your 8x6 is awesome! Love the image and the cute design. GREAT job!!

Take care snd sending prayers your way!
Sherrie K

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Cool unique creation. I like using cereal box cardboard. Thanks for entering Pause Dream Enjoy Anything Goes.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
PDE DT Group B

Merilee Lane said...

Such a cute project! I'm very happy to see you back again.

I'll be looking forward to your next post!

Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Hello sweet friend it is lovely to see you in blogland and what a fantastic picture too. Congratulations on the design team and I look forward to seeing more of your work.

Big Crafty Hugs
Linda xxx

Sharon said...

Love your saying on the card the purlple and green go so well togather. Thanks for joining us fpr Lady Anne's challenge

Steph said...

Lovely wall hanging! Great idea to give her a new body, lol that tombstone is perfect. So happy to have you on the team over at Forever Night, can't wait to get to know you better :)

The Octopode Factory said...

this is fab... love the colour combo

nwilliams6 said...

So fun! I love Dilly Beans images and this one is so fun with that sentiment. Sorry to hear you are dealing with health issues - they can take on a life of their own - especially when you have to wait for the next step.

Sweet Fairy said...

What a lovely card with great design. I like your colors choice and that image is so cute. Also love the CAS style design like Plastic cards which make the card POP. Thanks for sharing.

DonnaMundinger said...

So fun and creative! Love the body and the colors rock! Congrats on your DT gig and I hope you're feeling better soon! xxD

Amanda said...

Good colour combo and a real "after dark" feeling to your project. Thanks or joining us this week at C4E.

mum of two said...

What a great project! I love the sentiment and the colors are awesome. Congrats on the DT! Thanks for playing with us this week at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges. Hope to see you again soon :)


michele said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Cheryl said...

What a great card! I love the sentiment! (Sooo true!)

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