Happy humpday stamperallas,
It's Wednesday which means it's MoYou London day on Lacquer Lockdown, and while I have been loving the recent Kaleidoscope collection plates that have been released I was totally surprised to see what MoYou had in store for us this week! For whatever reason I wasn't expecting another new collection and this was is being released and perfectly timed for the upcoming Halloween holiday...
Meet Raven the maven heading the Gothic Collection! This mascot is seriously adorable and definitely a little sassy...so will the plates follow suit?
I love what MoYou London tried to do here. Creepy meets cutesy....but. Ah you guys could feel the but coming couldn't you? Sigh...these aren not unique plates and they are definitely aimed at the Halloween crowd which is all the more reason they should be unique since the market is saturated by Halloween stamping plate from lots of different brands. What I love on this plate are the monster thingies and the tombstones.
This plate probably is my least favorite. I have many of these images on several plates already. The bottom row is the most unique, but even the 10 images I already own around 6 in that row. I really wish this plates was a bit more...more
Better. Finally moving into territory that fits with the mascot. Kudos on the lace skull and gothic architecture inspired image. The netted roses I have on one of my Lilic plates. I hope they make a smaller version of this plate as well! My current length nails are sadly probably too short for most of these images.
Back into been there done that territory. What saves this plate for me is the typography. I am a sucker for typography and MoYou London always does it really well ! However the bats, the trees, the crooked tree, stitches graveyard. All recycled imagery.
So what do you think? I wanted to be more excited about this new collection like I was with the Kaliedoscope collection. I'm not. Maybe for someone that doesn't own many plates with Halloween themes these will appeal but for me they fall short especially in the imagination department. Right now I own some truly epic Halloween plates so my bar is set exceedingly high. In any case these plates will be available Friday and retail for 4.99GBP. Happy hunting and see you next post....