I'd like to begin today's post with a story. Once upon a time,there was a young man named William.He was a shy,sensitive poet type (a really bad sensitive poet type!) who was ridiculed by his peers and rejected by the ladies (aww!).One day,after being cruelly spurned by his "true love" Cecily,he meets a beautiful vampire named Drusilla.She consoles William,then bites him,transforming himinto a vampire (dun-dun-duuhhnn!).He then begins a new life with Drusilla (his psychotic soulmate) leaving a corpse ridden trail all over Europe and beyond.William changes his name to 'Spike' based on his penchant for torturing his victims with railroad spikes.(Nice.)
Spike in all his glory!
So what was the point of my little tale you ask?
Well,in a nutshell it was my (longwinded) way of introducing my new Franken 'Spike'.First I wanted to give some 'props' to its namesake.I am a big fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (and of Joss Whedon in general) and Spike is one of my favourite characters of all time.I like him because he is a walking contradiction.He's fiercely loyal and loving,but he's also cold,sadistic and violent.He's a romantic...who just might kill you if you piss him off.I'm pretty sure if he were in Edward Cullen's shoes Bella would've been "vamped" in book one-whether she liked it or not (also he definitelywould not sparkle!) So here it is folks,my badass colour named for a badass vampire.The fact that I liked him better than I liked Angel says a lot about me (I should create a new blog "Pinkginger has Issues" lol!).What can I say,I love a good bad boy ;)
To create it I used ye olde Wet & Wild unnamed dark blue as a base,Color Club Revvvolution,SH Prisms Burgundy Orchid,SH Nailfoils in Fuchsia Tin,SH Lacquer Shine in Gleaming and SH Rose Opal (i always add a lot of colour until i get the shade i want!)
Initially,I thought it should be darker,or more silvery-it is named for a vampire after all! But then I remembered that Spike always held onto his caring,romantic side-even though he was a vicious killer (Oh Lord,now I sound like one of those women who marry death row inmates-lol!) I think a sparkly blue purple suits him because it is both feminine and tough (and if you've ever watched the show you could probably say the same thing about Spike :P)
I hope you like it!
blurry with flash
natural light with flash
a close up shot (love the glitter!)
once more with feeling...
That's all for now,Have an awesome week!
Pinkginger (who still can't get past the fact that Edward Cullen sparkles in the sun!)