Sunday, August 26, 2012

"Who are you callin' a Succubus?!"

There is a new challenge at Haunted Design House - Macabre Monday and the theme was quite intriguing for me:
We were to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based art piece that depicts a Succubus in one form or another.
Just what is a Succubus you may ask?
In folklore traced back to medieval legend, a succubus (plural succubi) is a female demon or supernatural being appearing in dreams, who takes the form of a human woman in order to seduce men, usually through sexual intercourse. The male counterpart is the incubus. Religious traditions hold that repeated intercourse with a succubus may result in the deterioration of health or even death.
In modern fictional representations, a succubus may or may not appear in dreams and is often depicted as a highly attractive seductress or enchantress; whereas, in the past, succubi were generally depicted as frightening and demonic.
Here is my creation:

The image is from Ike's World and it was a freebie.
Used Distress Inks to create the background: Black Sooth, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed. Stamped the image from a Tim Holtz stamp set using Archival Ink.
To create that glossy finish, I covered the entire surface with embossing ink and clear embossing powder, and applied heat with the heat gun. That's it, really easy. 
I would like to enter this tag in the following challenges:


Vee Cassidy said...

Brilliant tag, Julia xx

mark gould said...

Wow, very cool, The back ground is killer, the clear embossing really makes the colours pop.
Love it, thanks for joing us at Haunted Design House

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Finally! Gratuitous boobies!!! Fabulous work this week Julia! LOVE the cauldron and the ...boobies!! LOL! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Haunted Design House.

DonnaMundinger said...

Sooo cool! Love the background. The embossing makes it seem even hotter and Ike's image is soo fabulous. Great job! Thanks for joining us at HDH. xxD

Wendy said...

OmG!!! this tag is the background colors and blending...and the way you colored the image is outstanding...fantastic work Julia!

I Don't Do Straight said...

Gorgeous tag! Love the embossing and Ike's image is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House :)

ike said...

Awesome background - that is just killer kewl... great colouring on the image too :-D Thank you for using my image and for joining us at Haunted Design House :-) xxx

Andrea C said...

HAha brill sentiment and gorgeous tag. I love Ike's images they rock. Thanks for playing along with macabre monday x

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeously creative. Beautiful colours and embellishments. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life} {Digistamps4Joy DT Member} {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Lady Anne's Paper Crafts DT Member}

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