The jigsaw pieces are roughly 150 x 150mm (6x6"), and the challenge was to use black with them. The back side of the jigsaw pieces were coated in black gesso, then Paynes Grey, then some of it a layer of pthalo blue, a layer of Jo Sonja's Decor crackle, then a final layer of Paynes grey.
The Sizzix skull die has lots of "cracks" when cut out (from a drinks coaster), just begging for the octopus and some seaweed to be growing through it. Bits of flowersoft and random splotches of paint add to the texture.
The Ship Silhouette stamp is from Silver Crow Creations
Some Seashells are from beachcombing expeditions, but most of them are from shell necklaces.
The gleam most noticeable top left is the crackle. Down the bottom was blue-tinted lava gel medium, and I tried to keep it thick enough to bed the seashells into. However I later had to re-glue quite a few down again with Helmar 450 glue.
Alas, from the angle of the ship, it is clear that her sailor will not be returning,
but has fed the fishes and is now home to an octopus and it's vege garden.
There's still time for you appease Evil Drowner Froggy, and perhaps win your own Lunagirl prize, with your own dark, sad, weird make.
Link it *here*