Are you familiar with Snow White? Really? Are you familiar with the Disneyfied version or the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale version, the darker version of the German fairy tale? In the Grimm tale, the queen really has it in for Snow- she first laces her so tightly in a corset she can't breathe and the dwarves have to cut her loose. Then she gives her a poisoned comb that the dwarves pull from her hair. Finally, there's the apple (turns out a clumsy servant of the prince stumbles and it knocks the bite of apple from Snow's mouth... the dwarves missed out on that save. 2 for 3 though... guess they kept her going until the prince found her.) In the end, the queen is forced to dance herself to death in a pair of red-hot metal shoes. I love Walt and what he did (really, I have a degree in computer graphics and animation- I have the utmost respect for Walt!) but he certainly watered down THAT ending a bit! (If you want to go in for some more interesting reading, Wikipedia even has a reference to the possible real-life Snow White... stepmom even had a fabulous looking mirror!)
Which gets us to the point of this post. A week or so ago I was invited to join the Design Team over at Poisoned Peas Please, an alternative art group. I decided to get my odd on and join up and my first project is for the "Dark Fairy Tales" challenge. I went, as you may imagine, with a Snow White and the wicked stepmother theme. I added in a rotten apple for good luck. That turned out a bit more rotten than I intended- I used the crackle method with embossing powder and it crackled so much chunks started to fall out. Oops. Oh well- it just adds to the nastiness of the apple. It's a feature. People pay extra for those. LOL!
Hope you decide to join us over at PPP- it's definitely a chance to do something a bit different than flower, butterflies, birds, gears and such.
Images: (Snow White, Witch): Ike's Art, (Apple): ippity
Paper: (White): ? (I didn't have a lot of luck with SU's Whisper White with a digi image and Copics so I went with a more porous paper that I picked up at a discount paper booth at CKC)
Misc: (Embossing folder): Tim Holtz, (Watercolor pencils): Staedtler, Copics, (Vintage Photo, Fired Brick, Black Soot Distress Inks): Tim Holtz, (Thick clear embossing powder): Stampin' Up, (Black embossing powder): JoAnns
Simon Says Stamp: No Rules
Craft Your Passion: Rule of 3 (3 Colors - Red/Blue/Green, 3 images)
Moxie Fab: Gallon/Quart/Pint (Red, Blue, Green)