Friday, 26 October 2012

The Black Swan

Eveing all - well on the up - yes I sure am - feeling so so so much better now! OK its only thanks to Night Nurse that I am - but I so hope I keep up like this - have felt so so poorly recently! 

Anyway - back to why I'm here - can you guess??? Yep the 13 Days of Halloween Challenges - I can't believe we are up to day 10! only three more days :( 

Simply Challenged Challenges

I have SO been enjoying challenging myself the last couple of weeks - trying hard to think outside the box and make something different and test spooky!!! 

Well Im here with the latest challenge - it stumped me at first - the theme is 

'The show' 

yep - I know that didn't mean much to me at first then I read what it was about! 

'Ghouls, Killers and Witches on the big screen - use any non 'persona' image and make it resemble your favourite movie ghoul, ghost, witch or scary persona' 

Ha ha it made NO sense to me - so after goggling 'persona' and lots of chatting I have finally come up with something…. 

The Black Swan - (Not to be confused with the 1942 swashbuckler film 'the black swan')

Its an American psychological thriller and horror film - the plot revolves around a production of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake ballet by a prestigious NYC company.  The production requires the ballerina to play both the innocent and fragile White Swan as well as the dark and sensual Black Swan - between two dancers whom audition for the part are bot are embodied with qualities for each part - when the two dancer compete - for one the pressure causes them to lose their tenuous grip on reality as the defends into a living nightmare

Now I will confess and say i have only ever seen snippets of this film - and Im not one for being scared outa my seat - and the bits that I have seen did me NO favours - My sister and my mum have both seen it all the way through and found it quite scary!  And so here is my take on the film 'The Black Swan'  

The image is the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy Lola from Simply B Stamps - now I LOVE this girl and it was pretty hard to colour her the way I have - Now I NEVER thought I would colour and image other than the way I thought it should be - and this is NOT how I saw her - BUT I am so so happy with how she has turned out!!! She was coloured with copics 

E000, E00, E02, W2, W4, W5, W7 

I die cut her with my oval scalloped nesties and then added memento start nights around the endue.  The paper is a DP that I purchased a LONG time ago - and I have no idea where from.  I also used my sissiz corner dies the I attached to the back of the image to give the swirls and y QC ballet shoes die! 

Well I really hope you like my creation - I have to say I LOVE it - and so did my sister when she saw it! I would like to enter this card to the following challenges 

Fairy Tale - Monochrome with dies and/or punches

Thanks so much for stopping by - remember the Boo! Hop (Im sure the other girls would LOVE to have you stop by too!!!) sign up - you could win $15 to spend at Simply B Stamps  - If you have a moment I would LOVE to know what you think of my card! 

See you soon 




Anda said...

She's stunning and I can vouch for it that the film is scary as I've seen it all the way through!

Kelly said...

This is stunning Trina. love it x

Corinne said...

OH WOW, this is AMAZING! LOVE IT Katrina! what a wonderful job! Thank you for joining in for our 13 Days of Halloween at SCC

Betty Boo! said...

Amazing Katrina!

Trish a.k.a stampi said...

so clever you did a great job thanks for joining us at SCC pretty

Scrap Vamp said...

WOW! Awesome idea! This is lovely!

Regan said...

Katrina, this is breathtaking! Amazing take on the theme and beautifully executed! Love the rose background paper, the shoes, and the feather! Lovely coloring as well!

Michelle said...

Wow this is so lovely. I never thought about it to make a ballerina in black.
Thanks for joining us at Fairytale.
LG Michelle

Dena said...

This is just beautiful and such a clever take on the theme! Love the choice of W's for her costume and the ballet slippers.

Dena Jones/FB

Bianca said...

Fab! What a pritty card! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

Trudie said...

Great choice of film to use as your inspiration and beautifully done. xx

Anonymous said...

Wow so stunning, love the image so beautiful, love the colors you have chosen. Thank you for joining us at ATC's this fortnight. Abbie (Owner) xx

PokSa said...

Beautiful card. I love it.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra

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