Saturday, October 24, 2009

OCC Challenge - Halloween Fright

From The Funkie Junkie
The time has rolled around again for another of our weekly challeges at Our Creative Corner. Our hostess, Lori Rider, is challenging us to make a card inspired by a favorite horror movie or book. I think it must be a generation thing, but I'm not a big fan of horror movies. Now my kids, that's another story. The scarier the better as far as they're concerned! So I really had to stretch on this one. I decided on The Birds, that classic Hitchcock film, not so much because it was my favorite, but because it was one that I had actually seen - LOL! So I searched around for vintage artwork that might depict birds. I found this cool image which is more like Poe's The Raven.

Here is my design team submission for this challenge. The base of the card is Basic Black. Up one layer is Creamy Caramel embossed with the CB Textile folder and brayered with black ink. The next layer up is digital designer paper from DigitalDesignz which I printed on my home printer. The main image of the crow is from a Halloween ephemera collage sheet that I purchased off Etsy. I don't remember the link for the seller, but there is a lot of vintage artwork for sale on Etsy.

The flower petals were punched out with two sizes of hearts using my old Creative Memories heart maker. For the black petals, I ran a sheet of Basic Black through the Textile embossing folder, then brayered it with Versamark and sprinkled on Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress embossing powder - more rusted look! The brad was stamped with a skeleton head from a Clear Art Stamps (by Inkadinkado) stamp that said Happy Halloween - the kind you pick up for $1 when you are waiting in line at Jo-Ann's. I punched out the skeleton head with the small SU punch and used SU's Build a Brad to create it. The inside R.I.P. stamp is also from Clear Art Stamps and the All Hallow's Eve stamp on the bottom panel is from Pink Paislee.

I hope you will take some time and stop over to Our Creative Corner to see the great samples the other team members have submitted. And while you're at it, check out their blogs to see the other creations by these lovely, talented ladies.

Other challenges entered:
Creative Inspirations - Halloween
My Time to Craft - Halloween colors
Stamping for the Weekend - A haunting good time
ABC Challenge - F is for Flying
Just Us Girls - Add a hand-made three dimensional flower to your card

Update: This card was featured on Card of the Week.

Wishing you all a Happy Halloween!


LorettaL said...

Very, very cool, Linda!!! It reminded me of Edgar Allen Poe and all things literary gothic!

Mrs B said...

Linda, I love your card! I did guess the birds! Your flower is just beautiful! Your entire card is just beautful, as always!!!

Joycelyn Pelkey said...

I think we need to have a challenge to 'make a card like Linda'!! I just love how you do so much more than a front!! You are the whole package!!! FABULOUS!!!

Hearts Turned said...

Fabulous card, Linda! What gorgeous work! I'm right there with you---I DO NOT like horror movies at all, and, not counting movies I saw parts of (and didn't want to!), "The Birds" is about the only one I've seen, too! Love Edgar Allen Poe, though, and your card really captures the feeling of the poem--well done!

Melissa said...

I knew it! I knew it was the Birds! Hitchcock rules!

I am so in love with this card! I adore it, inside and out! How terrifically terrorfying! For someone who isn't into horror, you sure nailed it!

Silke Ledlow said...

AWWW - Linda - you really captured this creepy movie on your card!!! These images are awesome and you created one gorgeous challenge card!!! Hugs ~S~

Wendy J. said...

Wow Linda! Great job with this challenge! Love the stamps and the colors you used. Great detail work!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Gorgeous card Linda, inside and out! I LOVE the colors and the vintage feel! Your papers and embossing are the perfect finish to your amazing masterpiece!

Have a fun weekend, Jennifer :)

Lori Rider said...

Wow, this is so amazing. Your vintage image and incredible style are perfect for your inspiration!

Beautiful Greetings said...

I love this card Linda! It reminds me of "The Raven" by EGP :) Wonderful job!

shelly said...

wow! i LOVE this card! thanks so much for sharing at craftycreations :)

NGCARDS said...

This is fabulous, I love it!
Thanks for joining in at Creative Inspirations!

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Love all of the embossed texture!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge!
Helen x

Dianne said...

Linda your cards always amaze me. I love the vintage feel you create with your images.

made by fifi said...

great spooky card - thanks for joining in MTTC challenge x

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

ooo, Dramatic and scary, yet decoratively beautiful!

I remember that movie too!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous!! Wonderful dark distressed details and love the POE look of it! Great work and thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Creations challenges!

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations with this beautiful card... so spooky! :)


Penni said...

What a fabulous spooky card. I love the vintage feel.

Thanks for joining us at SFTW this week. Good Luck!


Lesley said...

Great card! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

crafty amy said...

Wow what a brilliant card I love all the way you have decorated it inside and out and the colour combo is perfect!
Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

X Amy X

Mona Pendleton said...

What a cool card Linda! Your vintagey style is amazing! Your 3-D distressed Gothic looking flower is gorgeous! Great job combining all these challenges! Thank you for playing along with Just Us Girls 3-D flower challenge! I hope you come back & play again!

AKiteFlier said...

I'm glad I read your post as to what inspired this! The Birds was a scary movie even back in the day... great job with the 3D flower - thanks for sharing how you made it with the heart punch. Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls. Hope to see you Saturday for a WILD CARD challenge and a special surprise :-)

Andrea M said...

Wow - what a gorgeous and fascinating card :) Spooookyyyy! I love the detail in this card - awesome :) Great job. Thanks for sharing!

Vanja said...

Oh, wow, this is absolutely stunning! Fabulous images. I love the papers and the lace is a great detail.
Thank you for joining us at SFTW and good luck! :)

Kristin Eberline said...

Oh my...what a fabulous vintage Halloween card! Love that 3-D flower you came up with and your stitching is wonderful!!

Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls this week! Hope to see you again on Saturday for the Wild Card challenge I'm hosting! You don't want to miss it! EVERY participant will be a winner ;]

Di said...

Wow fabulous spooky card really scary though!! Thanks for joining Stamping for the weekend challenge

Di xxxx

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