Subtitle: When all choices are bad ones.

Image submission for the Dark Lepidoptera Competiton on AttempteStock

Others in the series:

Calendar cover:




AttempteStock Black Dress 7 by AttempteStock

Butterfly by CorneliaMladen-stock
Passion flower butterfly by steppelandstock
butterfly – red by dustfactory
Butterfly 4 by AttempteStock
Butterfly 1 by AttempteStock
Key 5 by matazidah
bloody stock 7 by hatestock
blood drip by t-gar-stock
Braid by NiennaAlatariel

Backgrounds and Textures
Old Dark Room by blOntj
Grunge Circus by WheelOfFish
SUICIDE by textureific
lets not and say we did by textureific
vanishing points II by textureific
just before springing by CKdailyplanet
792 square feet by CKdailyplanet
night waste by CKdailyplanet

Splash Brushes by Baringa-of-the-Wind
Ropes n Chains Brushes by redheadstock
Hair brush set by para-vine
17 Grunge Border Bars Brush Set by Shadowhouse

All other images/textures/stock/brushes my own.



girl, red, butterflies, chains, key, dark, magpiemagic, sybille sterk, photo manipulation, altered art

I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

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  • RabbitHeart
    RabbitHeartover 3 years ago

    Marvellous work Sybille :)

  • Thank you so much. :-) It was fun to try and work within the rules. Makes you think out of the box. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • polly470
    polly470over 3 years ago

    Wow Sybille…so sad and so beautiful!! Your work is unrivalled…

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comment Polly. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 3 years ago

    You are the mistress of photo manipulation Sybille!!!! I dream of being as good as you!!!! :-)

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comment Carol. I spend forever tidying it up… This one took over 2 days! xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchover 3 years ago

    stunning work

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comment. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • linskudd
    linskuddover 3 years ago

    Excellent work. Even without the sub-title, I though “Oh dear – not a good idea”. :o) xx

  • Thank you so much Lindsay. Glad that came across. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Pat Moore
    Pat Mooreover 3 years ago

    Fantastic creation Sybille!!!!

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comment Pat. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylover 3 years ago

    Sybille, this is timeless and endless…what a powerfully emotional piece…truly beautiful! =)XO

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comment Lisa. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • AnimiDawn
    AnimiDawnover 3 years ago

    Beautiful Work!

  • Thank you so much. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Shelly Harris
    Shelly Harrisover 3 years ago

    Very Cool, Best of luck in the Competiton:-)

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comment Shelly. Fingers crossed! xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • sandraharris10
    sandraharris10over 3 years ago

    As always I spend ages just studying your work Sybille, checking all of your links….and wondering, just how did she do that ? Marvelous piece of art, thought provoking too :-))

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comment Sandra. I do it by spending forever and a day messing around with it. LOL However, there are no complicated techniques just lots of hard work blending it all together… xo

    – Sybille Sterk

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