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Poisoned Peas Please Challenge #6

There are still 12 days left to enter the Poisoned Peas Please Challenge #6 Dark Fairy TalesIke’s Art provided us with the most awesome digital stamps for this challenge as you can see from the cards that I did.  I love The Beauty and The Beast stamp that I colored as well as the Snow White stamp.  If I had time I would have done the Rapunzel one too.  I probably would have done all of them.  Perhaps, one of these times, I will challenge myself to create with each and every stamp provided from one of our sponsors.  Wouldn’t that be an awesome idea?  That would be a great way to show our sponsors and our followers just how awesome our sponsors are!

Poisoned Peas Please is a wonderful place to work on your alternative art.  It hasn’t been around very long as you can tell with us only being on Challenge #6.  I had the best time thinking about Snow White and “the dark side”.  Do you realize that most of the fairy tales were dark until Disney got hold of them?  I actually got my idea from the scene in “Chicago” where the woman in jail keeps saying that she told her husband “if you pop your gum one more time”…  It made me think how tiring it would be at times to hear 7 little men singing, “Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off to work we go…”  Can you imagine it for yourself?  I found this awesome lip chair at Designs by Nicole.  Then I decided the inside really should say, “Well Behaved Women rarely make History”.  Here is my list of copics:

B-00, 28

C-7, 9

E-000, 00, 02, 25

R-17, 20, 35, 37

Y-17, 19, 21

And I also used Tim Holtz Distress Inks Vintage Photo and Fired Brick.  I hope that you are inspired to join in the fun at Poisoned Peas Please for Challenge #6.  What could be more fun that taking your favorite Disney movie or fairy tale and exploring the darker side of it?  OK, think of it this way if you will…that is why it is called a challenge!  🙂  I hope to see you again soon.  Until we see each other again, avoid the alleys and Beware Dark Shadows….Bwahaha…


Poisoned Peas Please Challenge #6

Today starts Poisoned Peas Please Challenge #6 — Dark Fairy Tales sponsored by one of our own team members, Ike.  Ike has created some brand new images for our design team to work with.   You need to check out her store, Ike’s Art, for some of her newest designs.   Ike’s illustration talent is out of this world.

The challenge runs through September 8th.  We want to see any kind of art you want to create, be it cards, altered art, ATCs, journal pages, fat books, anything that your heart desires, but we want an actual fairy tale with a “dark” nature.  Most of the original fairy tales are very dark, at least until Disney got a hold of them.  That’s what we want to see, the “dark” in that fairy tale.  Please be sure to check out the challenge rules! Now, let’s see if I can give you some inspiration!  🙂

I chose “Beauty and The Beast” from one of Ike’s illustrations that she has yet to release.

Here is the list of Copics I used:






I used some gray & white chalk for the background.  I honestly love this movie & I love this illustration.  I loved doing the hair & experimenting with the color of his skin & teeth.  This was a fun digi for me.  Ike is offering a $10 gift certificate to her store, Ike’s Art, for the winner of this challenge.  That sounds like a fun prize to me.

After you have entered, come show us your little piece of a “Dark” Fairy Tale at The Crafter’s Café – Poisoned Peas Please.

Please go to the Poisoned Peas Please Challenge Blog to see all the wonderful inspiration there is there to see and they will be adding more inspiration in a couple of weeks.  Be sure to check that out.  I’m sure it will have you excited to craft!  This is definitely a fun challenge.  Have a fun day & I hope you have been inspired to create.  Remember to “Beware Dark Shadows!”….Bwahaha