Thursday, May 20, 2010

Busy Beauties Go Burtonesque

Not only do we have some marvelously macabre new images to share with you today, but we also have some fun & funky friends joining us today:  The Burtonesque Dolls! Our new images are inspired by the Tim Burton classic, "THE CORPSE BRIDE", and BBB illustrator Thomas Goins has really outdone himself with these amazing images! We thought they would be right up the Dolls' alley, so we invited them along for the hop *and* are super excited to announce that Busy Beauties Boutique will be sponsoring their challenge next week!

My card for this spooktacular event was created with the Corpse Bride image, and was colored with my Copic markers.  You can't have a wedding without bling, so I added some black glitter to the brackets that were an element in the wonderful sketch Catherine provided for the Busy Beauties Creation Station challenge this week.  The paper all came from my scrap drawer, and the sentiment was cut with my Cricut Expression using the Sweethearts cartridge.  I added some black pearls down the left side of the sketch just to balance things out a bit, and voila!  Who exactly I'll send this card to, I'm not quite sure.  We'll see!  I usually go for the cutesy type images when choosing stamps, but I have to admit that this was a fun challenge, both with the image and the sketch.  That's what it's all about, right?  Thinking outside of the box, and working outside of your comfort zone, to learn and be challenged, and for me, this card fit that bill in every respect.   

Here is the complete list of hop stops for today, and we have prizes so fab, it's freaky! Be sure to hop along and leave lots of comment love, because there are TWO Secret Beauties or Dolls along this Burtonesque inspired hop… and TWO winners will be selected from their blog comments to receive 5 (yep, FIVE) Busy Beauties images of his/her choice! So whether you are in the mood to be beauty-ful or get funky,we've got you covered.  
Lorie (You are here)

I'm so happy you could join us for the hop today.  Be sure to check out all the blogs along the way, and leave those comments, because YOU could be the lucky winner!  Have a wonderful day, and I hope you get time for some happy stamping!

Love ya,

40 comments:

Heather said...

WOW!!!! You colored her up perfectly! I would have made her look not dead, lol. I knew to leave these to the experts, but am having a blast seeing what everyone else created. This is awesome! Love the sent and your perfect coloring. Great layout and the added embellies are perfect!!!

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Lorie this is gorgeous, I love the colour scheme you've chosen and your colouring of Emily is divine. Love the sentiment too, such a cool card:)
Suzi
xxx

Michelle said...

Oh stunning- like pick the jaw up off the floor stunning. Your coloring on this is so subtle and incredible and the layout - woohooo! I love the white streaks in her hair and the amazing splashes of red! Love It!

xoxox
Michelle

Margie said...

She's stunning! Love the added black glitter. I have a stack of gruesome cards which is getting bigger by the day... I have no idea who to send them to!

DonnaMundinger said...

WooHoo! Love her green moldiness! Fabulous card! xxD

Tracy S said...

amazing coloring and perfect colors of pp. Love the use of the brackets as well.

Barb said...

This is fabulous, Lorie! You've colored her beautifully... LOVE IT!

heidy said...

Wow,this is gorgeous!!!!
Heidy

Huzzah616 said...

Great card!! I love the colors

Rachel said...

ooooh soooo awesome!!! i love this card!
hugs,
Rachel

Jennifer Scull said...

you just did a phenom job with this! your shading is amazing! she looks positively ghoulish! :)

Randi WS said...

Gorgeous card!! I love your coloring and the papers fits perfectly !! :)
Hugs, Randi

Bobbi said...

Creepy, love it.

Chelsea said...

Awww, how cool! I love this! It has a nice creepy feel

Melissa Craig said...

Your card is so cool! I like the different design elements.

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Your coloring is amazing!
Fabulous card.

ScrappingStephanie said...

The colors are great...great card!

Sprytebyrd said...

Wow! Love love love the pearls and layers! This is a stunning card!
thanks for the fun hop!
Dee (Spryte)

Barb said...

Lorie! Lorie! Lorie! I didn't know spooky could be so beautiful! This is awesome! The papers, the layout, and especially your coloring --- sensational!

Hugs,
Barb

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Another awesome card from you, Lorie! Your bride is so beautifully colored and highlighted with the perfect papers and that glittzy black frame!!!

Patricia said...

WOW your card has the WOW in it, I love it, love it. What a great blog hop this is turning out to be.
~Patricia

MiamiKel said...

Oh la lah, stunning in a creepy kinda way, lol! She's beautiful! I love the color choices, YOUR coloring!! Terrific paper and your eye for detail is just amazing - this is creepily fab-tastic! x0x0

Jackie Thomas said...

Oh Lorie, I just love what you've done with Emily. she looks stunning. hugs Jackie

kadie said...

Oh my gosh, Lorie, this is AWESOME!! Wow...do you ever tire of me telling you how fantastic your coloring is?? Well, it's good to know (and no surprise) that you do dead, rotting, decay just as stunning and life-like as you do cutie pie, beautiful and mouth watering!
This is an awesome work of art and fantastic use of the sketch!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Lorie, what an awesome card! I love it!!!

ladybrayton71 said...

Fantastic! AMAZING coloring job. Love, luv, lurv it!

BJ said...

Awesome Card!!!!! Your coloring is amazing!!!! The whole project is creppy stunning!!! Thank You for participating in the Hop.

Debbie Pamment said...

This is freakishly awesome - WOW - I love it!
xXx

April said...

What a fun card - nothing wrong with challenging yourself once and again!!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Talk about drop dead diva...she is it!!! Lorie, you always leave me mesmerized and amazed at your incredible talent!!! This card is absolute perfection!!! I love it and every stunning detail!!!!

Hugs!!
Carolyn

mulberry station said...

Wow, love this ghostly card! The colors are wonderful. You did an amazing job!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

love the coloring you chose

Jess said...

This card looks great. She kind of reminds me of Elvira but in a much better way. She's one sexy ghoulish bride.

Faerielore said...

i really love this new image, the corpse bride rocks !!!!! this card is perfect xxx

Grace said...

WOW! This is outta this world! Fantabulous coloring and love all the bling!

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

OHHHH, I love the colors and how you colored her!!! :)

Catherine said...

Ack! Lorie!!! OMGosh, I was totally not expecting such a wonderfully wicked card from a sweetie like you - LOVE IT!!!!!
You colored her so perfectly, and I love the sentiment! This is totally AMAZING and AWESOME (just like you!)!!!!
Thanks so much for using my sketch - you rocked it!
HUGS,
Catherine

Celeste said...

Oooh, she's so creepy! I love how you colored her, how you used the brackets and the bling. Your bacdground paper is very nice too.

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

OH HOW YOU AMAZE ME!! this is an awesome display of your creativity and your talent as an artist! You are so good.. this card is the bomb!
LOVE IT!! GREAT WORK!! Love, Kathy

Susan's crafty chaos said...

WOW! This is you working OUTSIDE of your comfort zone? It's absolutely fabulous, I just love everything about it, and even the cute Sweethearts font has a wonderfully gothic feel to it when placed with the rest of your card. Just fantastic work, really great. Thanks so much for the blog hop, the eye candy has been awesome :D

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