Monday, October 3, 2011

Vampires!

Vampires, Bats and Ghosts OH MY!
I try to avoid vampire movies, like .....welll....like Vampires! I confess I enjoyed the Twlight Series ( Books and movies, anything to turn kids on to reading!)

I didn't find good vampire quotes, but I found some movies. Oh good :(

FW Murnau's German silent classic is the original and some say scariest Dracula adaptation. You can catch some of it here on you tube.
Nosferatu 1922 I am properly scared just by the trailers.

Or you can catch this version from 1996 From Dusk Till Dawn, with George Clooney. (How can you pass up anything with George Clooney) Dusk Till Dawn 1996

This card was kind of fun, I used some Basic Grey background paper. The cute vampire movie poster clip came from some fun scrapbooking paper I picked up at a local scrapbook store in St. Louis For Keeps Sake. The paper is from Karen Foster Designs. eek and the bats are Inkadinkado clear mini stamps. Both JoANN's and For Keeps Sake had a fun selection. ( However, they were $1 at JoAnn's and For Keep Sakes had them for $2.25, however, FKS had a larger selection....and I ended up buying from both. ( So I try to hit both the big box and local shops)

 I embossed the "eek" with some of Tim Holtz Distress embossing powder. I had gotten some at my favorite craft recycling shop ( she had bought out a local shop that was going out of business,) UpCycle Exchange. I had never used it, and had sort of expected it to work like regular embossing powder, but it works more like embossing powder that doesn't work right. You just need to be aware of it's effects before you stamp, you could be disappointed. Just be sure to use the right image and it will be great. I'm still glad I didn't pay the $4.99 that was marked on the container. At Upcycle, you pay what you want, and also trade. ( I have been weeding my fabric collection and have been getting some great deals!)

Of course, be sure to add a favorite smiggen of fiber to your piece, and be sure you check out the other 31 Days of Halloween participants listed in the sidebar!

See you tomorrow!

20 comments:

ldfdesign said...

oh i love vampires! your card is so cute, i'm loving your little vamp! you are making me really want and upcycle craft store!

Sara a.k.a. Eternal Princess Ryan said...

Donna... I absolutely LOVE this creation!!! You have made it so spooky but real super scary!!! I think you need to help all of us out with this wonderful shop that you have; UpCycle Exchange!!!! I love the colors that you have used in your card!!!

~Lady B~ said...

Your project is so cute and clever! I really like the faux movie poster. The distress embossing powder worked well for your Eek sentiment, but I can see how one could be disappointed if they were not aware of how the product works. Thanks for the product review, the upcycle info, and your fun and fabulous project for today!

ike said...

Brilliant creation - I LOVE vampyres and this is just FAB. I really liked those little bat stamps - how fun :-)
Hugz
Ike xxx

Heather said...

Love your vampire card- I'm a vintage movie buff and it looks like an old movie poster. We have an upcycle craft store too- great place to get rid of purchasing mistakes. I tried that embossing powder too and your experience sounds similar to mine.

DonnaMundinger said...

Too cool! I love the idea of your upcycling shop and I think your "eek" turned out fabulously. xxD

Sugar said...

great card! I LOVE vampires!!

Alex said...

love this. What a great vampire and the EEK and bats are fun. Love the stripes :)

DK Spins said...

Donna, this is a wonderful card - what a fun image you used. And, thank you for the vampire movie suggestions - I love vampires, especially one named Edward Cullen . This card turned out awesome!

Susan said...

Awesome card! I wish we had a shop like that here. I do not like the distress embossing powders either. Sorry Tim Fans...
I love vampires...I have only seen the first movie in the twilight series, but I read all the vampire chronicles by Anne Rice (even the later ones) and I am a steady fan of Tru-Blood. I hated
Dusk to Dawn...waaay gory and gross!

Love your card!
Susan

monique said...

wow this is so cool, love your vampire card

Sharon Sahl said...

Your vampire is too cute for gross and gory movies - How about "Love at First Bite"? Love your card!

Jane said...

Love your Vampire card the bats are cool
Luv Jane xxx

MaRyKaY said...

what a handsome dracula

Kristina said...

Donna,
Oh how darling, love your image, and love the touch of red fringe stuff. Beautiful card!
Peace,
Kristy

jennifer said...

cute vampire, love the layout!

Scrap Vamp said...

I love this card! Love the papers, design, and image! So very cool!

Steph said...

I love thsi card! Your colors are fab and I like all the little bats flying around. Great job!

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Your vampire is so cute, and I love the spooky bg :D

I Don't Do Straignt said...

I love vampires and this one is sooo cute