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Monday, 17 October 2011

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 54

This time at Crafty Cardmakers, we're sponsored by the amazing Joanna Sheen.
The theme this time is one I struggled with: Cute with a Dark Twist. I thought long and hard about this one, and finally realised that I don't necessarily think of the word 'cute' like most people, so I decided to approach the problem from the opposite direction. So, I thought, what's got a dark twist? And what came to mind is: traditional children's stories. Many have been disneyfied and have lost that darkness, but it's there in the originals.

With that in mind, I hunted through images on my computer and came across one from Dover Books. (It's one of their freebies. If you sign up for it, they'll send you an email every week with a link to some free exerpts from their books. They used to be almost all images, but more recently the exerpts are more general, although there are still some very useful things included from time to time.)
Isn't that a gorgeous image? It's a picture of innocent fun, but it's a scene from The Pied Piper of Hamelin, so the piper is preparing to steal away all those children.

The image was already coloured, so I've just mounted it onto a mat cut with one of my nestibilities. The paper and ribbon are from my stash.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafts and Me where the theme is 'orange'
The Saturday Challenge where they want white plus one colour (not counting the image)

6 comments:

Papercraft By Carole said...

I struggled with this theme too. But I love how you thought completely outside the box with it!! Inspired!! Cxx

Princess4Wiz said...

I agree with Carole, your card is inspired and something I would never have thought of! I love it :-)

Beth. xxx

Scrapcat 1 said...

I struggled so much with it I didn't manage it all I love what you have done.

Jack said...

Brilliant card. I love all that ribbon threading. xx

Sally said...

Clever idea Josephine & a lovely design. Love the way you've threaded the ribbon through the border.
Sally x

J said...

It's a very original card - and yes, wholesale stealing of children is indeed dark. I love the nestie - I keep seeing nesties I really really NEED. *sigh*

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