A Step In The Dark – Anything Goes / Add Some Purple

Are you ready for another two weeks of dark art?

This time at A Step In The Dark we are proud to have The East Wind, The Stamping Boutique and Make It Crafty as sponsors. So that’s 3 prizes up for grabs!!!


The Stamping Boutique


My first project features the uber-cool Lucy Loo ‘Being Lucy’ digi which is available here from The East Wind store.

Green Eyed Monster

I coloured the image with my Spectrum Noir pens using mainly greyscale so the eyes would stand out. I layered the coloured image onto back card and added a few purple gems to the corners.

being lucy

I used my Cuttlebug ‘Spider Web’ embossing folder to emboss some purple card then highlighted the raised parts with Pearl Moon gilding wax. I stamped the sentiment with a little alphabet stamp set then cut the words out. The background is a cool metallic lime green embossed paper by American Crafts that has been in my ‘Halloween’ stash for a while now!


Finally I added some gold chipboard Thickers to spell the word ‘Jealousy’.


My second project to share with you is a mixed media canvas starring the gorgeous ‘Emo Alice’ from The Stamping Boutique. You can find her here.

mixed media

The background is painted with acrylic paints and the spotty design was created using a mask.

I brushed some black paint around the edges and behind where I was going to place the digi.

embossing detail

I used some Visible Image stamps, Versamark ink and Wow embossing powders to stamp and emboss the barbed wire, paint splats, skull and sentiment. I used a black fineliner to add definition to the sentiment and skull.

sentiment and skull

I coloured the digi with my Spectrum Noir pens then cut around it and glued it to the canvas. I covered any white edges with a black Promarker.

emo alice

Thanks for sticking with my (very long) post to the end. We’d love to see your work in the challenge – pop over to A Step In The Dark to join in and check out the other great DT makes!

I am entering both these makes into: Left of Centre – Anything Goes

I am entering my card into the following:

The ABC Challenge – L is for Lots of Layers

Fairies Challenge – Ladies

Incy Wincy Designs – Embossing and Bling

Hiding In My Craft Room – Embossing

Sister Act  – Anything Goes

Oddball Art Stamps – Girly and Glam

11 Replies to “A Step In The Dark – Anything Goes / Add Some Purple”

  1. Wow! These are just awesome! I love your canvas. It looks super amazing. I just ordered some dylusions inks and a journal to start playing with mixed media myself. Becoming a new follower!

    1. Hi Teresa, Yes indeed wow, love love love the Canvas. Thank you so much for a fabulous challenge this fortnight.

      Hugs Erin x

  2. absolutely LOVE both projects! they are awesome…in fact i’d like to have them on my pretty shelf!
    thank you so much for showing them to us at left of center 🙂
    Rachel, LOC DT

  3. Love that spider web embossing folder and it works well with the embossed paper too. Thanks for joining the Embossing and Bling challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

  4. Great colors and textures. The embossing looks amazing. Thanks for joining this week’s challenge at Hiding in my Craft Room.

    gracielliedesign . blogspot . com

  5. Love both your cards, beautiful colouring and love the green eyes! Many thanks for sharing with us over at ABC Challenges. Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

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