Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Monday, September 10, 2012

A modern goth girl

Many, many years ago, my oldest son and his then girlfriend (now his wife), dabbled in the Goth movement, or at least in its style. A long black frock coat and lots of black makeup spring to mind, which caused his brother to disown him in town! He is now a vicar and wears a long black 'frock' of a different kind!, and although his wife is still seen wearing black nail varnish occasionally, most of the make-up has also disappeared.

But it is no great wonder that their daughter, who celebrated her thirteenth birthday this week, is now also dabbling in the style. This was her birthday cupcakes - 'black' roses and skulls says it all really doesn't it?!

So it was a challenge to make a suitable card for her. I am not into lots of black, or even grungy colours on birthday cards, so instead I settled for a Paper Shelter digi-stamp called  Modern Goth Girl. The pack included an outline image, backing paper and a ready coloured image, which I used as a guide to colour mine, so that she matched the backing paper. First I matted and layered the backing paper onto orange paper and then a square olive green card. I coloured the girl with copic markers, cut her out and mounted her on the backing paper, slightly shaped and raised to make her stand out. Then I used small pieces of the orange and green, and some bright green paper to make a simple greeting.
When my granddaughter received it she said it was 'Awesome' so I guess I got it about right.


Annie said...

Think awesome just about does it Kate :-) Out of the mouths of babes as they say eh?
A x

MaxineD said...

Lovely card Kate and you managed the image and co-ordinating colouring beautifully.

Saskia said...

Great compromise to opt for a cute goth girl. And indeed an awesome card!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Fab card. Not surprised the newly made teenager loved it.

Sarn xxx

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous colouring , love the paper and the colour choices!