Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Burtonesque Dolls Challenge #12 - The Nightmare Before Christmas in July

It's Tuesday so that must mean it's time for another challenge from The Burtonesque Dolls. Christmas in July seems to be a very popular theme this year. But you know us - we have to put the Burtonesque spin on it. So our challenge is The Nightmare Before Christmas in July! We're dying to see how you fuse Halloween and Christmas on this one! And this week we are being sponsored by Michelle Perkett Studios.

We were sooo excited when Michelle asked if we would like her to sponsor us - her designs are just gorgeous and soo different to many others around. Michelle was gracious enough to supply the DT with images and is offering a fab prize - the 4 Digis we worked with! Thank you so much, Michelle!!!!
If you want to see some of the most amazing inspiration for this challenge pop by the Dollhouse and check out how the rest of the DT have interpreted the challenge.

For my card I uses Michelle's Snow Goddess - available in her Etsy store HERE. She's not so snowy white here though. I found this fabulous deep red paper with a black and gold pattern and thought I'd use that as base of my card. Once I had the paper everything just fell into place and I've ended up with a Christmas card that's just a little Burtonesque with the colouring. I kept her muff and collar white and glittered them up - and she's surrounded by a halo of gold - after all she does need to be a little bit festive! I'm not sure she's Burtonesque enough - so if you know the movie you'd know Jack visits Christmas Village - maybe this gal lives there - LOL



Jackie Thomas said...

What a simply stunning card Debbie. I adore this image and you have coloured her to perfection. Hugs xo Jackie

Debbie Dolphin said...

gorgeous debbie. simply stunning
love debbie xxx

Nancy said...

I agree with Jackie, this is a very stunning card girl. I love your color choices for this darling image....and your paper is awesome...it goes perfect with her...AWESOME card Doll..


Annette Bowes said...

Gorgeous card Debbie, beautiful colouring and pretty star embellishment. Bet you could create more than six cards in an hour lol! Certainly warmed me up this morning on this cold day, take careX:)

Sue said...

Wow Debbie love this it is gorgeous!
Sue x

Michele Spera said...

Wow ! Eye catching :-) Love the colors you picked and the shape you have the image on!! really nice job

Melodie said...

Absolutely sensationell, really beautiful.

Andrea said...

excellent card x

Karen said...

Oh Debbie this is awesome, I love your bow and the star charm your little lady looks awesome I like her muff (I wanted a muff since I was a weee girlie when I first saw a Russian lady with one in the movies!!!)
Lots of Hugs

DonnaMundinger said...

Beautiful Debbie! the paper and embellies lend just the perfect Burtonesque touch! xxD

Marlene said...

Ooooh....I likey!

Jodie from Oz said...

Debbie, Stunningly beautiful card, I love this fabulous image, your colours & colouring are wonderful and the black lacy ribbon is just perfect. Have a great week. hugs Jodie from Oz

Sue said...

Another stunner! That background paper is rich, and I love this image, even in black!!!!


Barb said...

She is just beautiful, Debbie!

Liam said...

Happy belated birthday. Ohhh I hope you were spoilt on your birthday. I hope it was a good one. I know I am three days late. Well best wishes. Thinking of you.


Catherine said...

Hiya, Debbie!
Before I forget, yet again, HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY!!!!! Hope all your wishes come true!

That paper is just what this challenge ordered - it's the perfect dark & moody Xmas paper. Your coloring is beyond gorgeous, and I am loving the webby ribbon & star combo. Totally fab!


Lisa Hjulberg said...

I think it's lovely, Debbie... sort of Victorian looking. Bravo! I love Michelle's images, too. This one is especially gorgeous the way you've colored her up so beautifully!


Creepy Glowbugg said...

Gorgeous card Debbie. I opted for a more gothic color scheme myself.
Love that background paper.

Eulanda said...

I just adore this card! Love that dp, she's colored to look gorgeous and I really like the flourish you used for the sentiment. Oh and I just LOVE that ribbon. No kidding!! LOL!

Kristine said...

Your coloring of this image is soo PRETTY! I love Michelle's images--great card! *Ü*

Angela said...

Oh Debbie, she is beautiful!! What a gorgeous Christmas card!! Lov ethe net ribbon and your coloring is fab!!