Well, well Beloveds.... we find ourselves at the end of this marathon of creepyness over at Smudgy Antics , and I really think I've kept myself under control quite nicely bwaahahahahaha :-D
Today is the last day and our theme today is 'SYNONYMOUS SUNDAY'..... there is even a FREEBIE to use in the Challenge..... limited to today only.... quick, ....whizz over there and snag one !!!!!
Now, because she is a rat, and rats are synonymous with the Plague (oooh, there's posh for you..) I have based my creation on just that.
I have constructed a pop-out step card. The backdrop picture is "The Plague in Ashod" painted by Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665) which is currently in the Louvre. One of the best known plagues was called the Athenian Plague which occurred 430-426 BC during the Peloponnesian War, which counted amongst it's victims the famous Pericles.
There - enough history...
The second layer coming forward, depicts a plague pit and also has a picture of an early lithograph of a doctor's/undertaker's outfit, which was worn during plague times.
In front, I have used Black Skulls paper, from 3 Hearts 'Halloween' papers at the Digital Scrap Cafe. I have printed 'Calypso' - the rat, twice after colouring her in my graphics programme, and decoupaged her with silicone to get the 3D effect. I prefer silicone to foam pads 'cos you can jiggle things around a bit before it dries.
Either side of her I have made plates using my Nestabilities upon which it says:
Έτσι ήρθε η πανούκλα which is Greek, and translates as
"Thus came the Plague".......
And there you have it........
Challenges I am entering:
Crazy4Challenges C4C99 - Shape it Up - anything not normal shape haha
Marks Finest Papers - Speedy Cat's Friends Challenge Week 67..Anything BUT Standard