The new theme at Aurora Wings is
"For the Boys and Men".
Now, I usually craft with a fairly masculine energy. No subtle colors
or super sappy baby images for this chick. BUT, I do have a problem
crafting specifically for men or boys in mind. So, this theme did kind of
throw me for a moment. Then I remembered that I have been wanting to
color in that adorable Zombie Puppy of Mitzi's. He goes purrfectly with the
I went with a Golden Retriever color palette for this undead pup.
I also just went for it and started my Halloween cards for the season.
It's never too early for me, ya know. In fact, I'm actually running
a bit behind this year...
I thought the feel of this card was pretty masculine, but I did have to
stop myself from adding some Stickles to the green goo dripping out
this pup's mouth. Some habits are hard to break.
C'mon, even for a zombie puppy this guy is ADORABLE!!
I colored him with Copics and made sure to make his stitched-on leg
a bit discolored to mimic either a different breed of dog, or just a leg well
past it's "best by" date.
I used various random Halloween papers from my ever growing scraps box
and collection of Halloween themed papers. And the googly eyes are a new
addition to my "collection". I had to use them in some way. I just had too!
I popped on some die cut bones and a spider web for balance and to add more
lime green to the project.
I think any boy, man, woman, or girl would love this card. And now the seal has been
broken, so get ready for more Halloween themed projects from now until November.
Be sure to stop by the Aurora Wings Challenge blog and check out all of the
incredible inspiration projects for this new theme.