Username Post: DarkLoveStory Valentine's Day Challenge        (Topic#1552685)
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Valentine's Day, most of us think of pretty boxed chocolate candies, pastel conversation hearts, the color pink and red. We also think of sweet love stories with the perfect ending where the girl gets the guy and they live happily after after...well not in this challenge.
In this challenge, I want to see non-traditional Valentine's Day colors. I am looking for those dark color layouts, highly distressed layouts, layouts with lots of inking subjects including Goth, Punk, and Emo, or styles like steampunk. This month tell me a Dark Love Story. I want you to use any love story in a movie, poem, book or any story that does not end with a perfect ending as a basis for your layout. The story does not need to be tragic, so I will leave the "Dark Love Story" up to your interpretation. Just remember to keep it dark. I want you to put a twist on something that is not normally dark.

The twist: You must use the color red and black somewhere in the layout. You will get an extra point if you complete the twist.

Here are some ideas. These are the famous couples that quickly come to my head:

Cleopatra and Mark Antony
Heloise and Abelard
Ines de Castro and King Pedro
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
Romeo and Juliet
Antony and Cleopatra
Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere
Tristan and Isolde
Orpheus and Eurydice
Napoleon and Josephine
Paolo and Francesca
Jack and Rose (Titanic)
Pyramus and Thisbe
Sam Wheat and Molley Jensen (Movie Ghost)
Prince Charles and Princess Diana
King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn
Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal
Forrest Gump and Jenny (ForrestGump)
Richard and Emmeline (Blue Lagoon)
Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler
Noah and Allie in the Notebook

I could keep going on and on but I will stop.

Rules for this challenge:

1. There are no real rules
2. Please post a layout between February 1 through Febraury 28, 2011.
3. PM me the numbers of your top 3 votes, along with the number of your layout (if you do not have a layout and still wish to vote, please state that in your PM to me) on March 1-3, 2011.
4. Everyone is welcome to join this challenge at any time
5. Post as many layouts for this challenge as you wish but please let me know which layout you want as your entry
6. If you receive love, please return love
7. You must participate regularly (at least three posts throughout the month) to be entered in the poll and to vote
On March 4, a poll will be posted, and the winner will receive a small RAK.
Linking Layouts to the thread:

1. Go to the layout in your gallery.
2. Go to the Share section on the left-hand side and click on ‘Share Anywhere'.
3. Click on 'IMG code' button.
4. Copy and paste the code which starts [url...] into the forum thread.

Allowing Public Embedding:

1. Go to the layout in your gallery.
2. Click on 'Edit Image' tab at the top on the left side of the layout.
3. Scroll down to the bottom left side.
4. Check the box that says, ‘Allow Public Embedding’.

Here is my example:
"Ophelia's Woes" Scraps of Darkness By Suepup

Players:

1. Forbidden Love ~Scraps of Darkness & Dusty Attic~ By Craftysprinkles

2. Tragic Love - Scraps of Darkness & DarkLoveStory Valentine's Challenge By Nancola

3. Only a vampire can love you forever *~Scraps of Darkness~* By Smashley

4. Scraps of Darkness *Feb Kit* ~ Blood & Sand By C Mom Go

5. Dr. Horrible's Sing-Aling Blog~Scraps of Darkness~ By Forevervampress


 
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Count me in!!!


 
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JCI


 
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cool challenge!


 
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Hi I will be playing


 
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Hi, girls!


 
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I hope to get an example completed and posted this weekend.


 
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I have my idea, now I just need to get the lo done.


 
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Melinda, I can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge.


 
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Here are some ideas. These are the famous couples that quickly come to my head:

Cleopatra and Mark Antony
Heloise and Abelard
Ines de Castro and King Pedro
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
Romeo and Juliet
Antony and Cleopatra
Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere
Tristan and Isolde
Orpheus and Eurydice
Napoleon and Josephine
Paolo and Francesca
Jack and Rose (Titanic)
Pyramus and Thisbe
Sam Wheat and Molley Jensen (Movie Ghost)
Prince Charles and Princess Diana
King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn
Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal
Forrest Gump and Jenny (ForrestGump)
Richard and Emmeline (Blue Lagoon)
Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler
Noah and Allie in the Notebook

I could keep going on and on but I will stop.


 
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Glad you mentioned this at SOD!! Count me in.


 
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My layout is done, but I can't post it until the 15th for the Scraps of Darkness reveal. I will say who I chose though. I love the Underworld series, so I was originally thinking Selene and her human boyfriend, but I ended up going with the couple from Underworld 3. The guy was a lycan and his lover was a vampire, Sonja and Lucian. In the end she was killed by her father for loving the him.


 
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Wow great choices --- can't wait to see everyone's take -- curious to see the Underworld take - now I almost with I had TV, sounds like it was a source for inspiration (only 1 dd at home now, she's 17 - it just may be time to get TV - maybe).


 
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I am just going crazy waiting to see some posts!!


 
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Mandy,
I can't wait to see your LO. Sounds perfect and so cool.


 
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It's a sexy mixed media layout


 
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  • Bena on 02-14-11 02:03 PM
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OOOH, Suepup I just found this!! I'm so in I have the perfect couple to use!!


 
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Ok Ladies, I finally just finished and posted my example. I linked it to the front page of this forum thread. Had so much fun doing this one.


 
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Here is my example:
"Ophelia's Woes" Scraps of Darkness By Suepup


 
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Your layout is so dang cool!


Edited by craftysprinkles on 02-14-11 09:20 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Here is my entry.

Forbidden Love ~Scraps of Darkness & Dusty Attic~ By Craftysprinkles


 
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Love both pages!!!


 
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Mandy this LO is so freaking cool! So perfect.


 
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Mandy...that is SEXY! and Charlotte yours is amazing...fab technique...cannot wait to see the tutorial...I've been working on this...will get it posted asap!


 
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okay...here is my layout...I chose Antony & Cleopatra for my Tragic Love Story.
Tragic Love - Scraps of Darkness & DarkLoveStory Valentine's Challenge By Nancola


Edited by Nancola on 02-15-11 06:55 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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I'm in! Here is my layout:

Only a vampire can love you forever *~Scraps of Darkness~* By Smashley


 
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some great layouts ladies!!


 
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I don't know why my photo up-loaded so small.


 
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The LO are stunning


 
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  • Nancola Said:
okay...here is my layout...I chose Antony & Cleopatra for my Tragic Love Story.
Tragic Love - Scraps of Darkness & DarkLoveStory Valentine's Challenge By Nancola



No worries, it posted just fine on the first page,


 
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I just viewed all of the layouts submitted so far on the 1st page, all lined-up.....some truly stellar work ladies!


 
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Mine is finally done!! Will post it tomorrow.


 
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love it, love it love it! Awesome work everyone!


 
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ACU


 
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Here it is!!! Story is on my blog!

Scraps of Darkness *Feb Kit* ~ Blood & Sand By C Mom Go


 
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OMG Cheryl! that is stunning!!!!!


 
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Cher that is so dang cool!! Awesome page!!


 
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Cheryl this Lo is so awesome!


 
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Thanks girls!


 
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Rough day can't wait to scrap the weekend away!


 
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Sorry you had a rough day Charlotte. Can't wait to see what you scrap


 
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JCI!


 
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Hey my friends!!


 
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jci


 
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JCI. I had a really productive scrapping weekend-four pages...now that is a record for me. Hope to get them posted soon. Hope everyone had a great weekend.


 
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JCI. Only a few days left..


 
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Can't wait to see them Charlotte...you were sure a busy bee.


 
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That is a great weekend of scrapping. I love your work, so I'm excite to see them all.


 
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No scrapping for me this weekend - can't wait to see your latest work Charlotte!!!!


 
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Hi, ladies! I finally got my page done for this! Here is the tragic love story of Dr. Horrible; You can read the story in the description area of the layout page.

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Aling Blog~Scraps of Darkness~ By Forevervampress


 
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  • Bena on 02-26-11 02:19 PM
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OOOH Celina!!! You did Dr. Horrible!!! I love it! Time is surely not my friend this month....I think it was too many bds!! I'm sorry I still will work on my layout and post it anyways...Just won't be done in time for this challenge


 
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FANTASTIC job on this challenge Celina! love it!!!


 
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left you some love Celina


 
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Thanks, everybody! I love that movie and was so happy to use it as my theme!

Hope everyone is havig a lovely weekend!


 
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Celina,
This is way awesome. Great theme and super design!


 
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Thanks, Charlotte!


 
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acu


 
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Sorry there weren't more entries this month. Maybe you can just put these 5 into a poll?


 
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Sounds great. I will post the poll! So don't worry about PM your favorites.


 
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Poll is up...please vote


 
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  • c mom go Said:
Sorry there weren't more entries this month. Maybe you can just put these 5 into a poll?



In my opinion, this was not the easiest challenge. The Darker/alternative challenges are hard for some crafters...not to mention the topic I picked for this month. I still had fun and enjoyed the Lo created for the challenge! Some pretty extraordinary LOs!


 
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How do I find the poll? Sorry, I'm not very good at this sometimes! LOL


 
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Ashley, here is the link to the poll.

http://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/15543...


 
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Thanks Celina.


 
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