Sunday, May 27, 2012

Challenges - My Favorite Vampire

I'm sure everyone knows what time it is - indulging my Macabre Monday needs at Haunted Design House

This week, it's Long in the Tooth - something with chompers, teeth, fangs, dentures, etc.

I went with my favorite toothy fiend - Dracula.  It's not that other vampires aren't fabulous, it's just that he stole my heart when I was a young and impressionable child.   I was 11 when Frank Langella began his starring roll in my feverish dreams of marriage and love and whatever it is that happens when you're all grown up and in love with a vampyre.
The fact that dying was a necessity didn't seem like such a bad thing.  Oh, and that he would kill my best friend, family, betrothed? Blah, blah, blah.  He was going to love me FOREVER!  Also, he had awesome fashion sense with that cape and puffy shirt.  What can i say - I was 11. 

I used Versamark to clear emboss the coffins on the card base, then stamped the mouths with Pearlescent Poppy (Brilliance) - sorry all the stamps I used are clear and unmounted.  Then I had to outline them with a drippy blood border - I seriously need to step away from this punch.

I wasn't sure what to do with the Son of Dracul, he's so small, so I gave him a little pop with some glitter flecked tulle I found in a drawer and a crepe paper rosette.   Of course, I want all his kisses so that's the sentiment I used.

I'm also entering this into a few new challenge blogs - yikes, I'm expanding my horizons!

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz Challenges - No Flowers Allowed
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude - Anything Goes
Stamps & Fun - Anything Goes
Old Back Porch - 52 Card Pickup
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Black w/One Other Color

As always, thanks for stopping by and indulging my Macabre spirit!


emma mitchell said...

Oh wow what a fab card.
Thanks for sharing it with us at anything goes challenge.
Emma xx

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

this is different but so cool thank you for joining us at fat pages and cards with attitude and good luck emma xx

Ali Manning said...

Cool card - very spooky!

Debi said...

very spooky! love the little netting rosette, Debi x

Terry said...

Love this spooky fun card with all of gore! Have a great Sunday!

Angela said...

Wow your card looks really great.Thank you for joining us at SFC.
Many greetings

Cat's sCrap said...

Very original realization and theme !!!

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Creepy Glowbugg said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this! So cute! Great little Dracula stamp and he looks fab on the tulle and rosette. Never can have enough drippy goo, I always say!Thanks for joining in on our toothy challenge at HDH!

Andrea C said...

OOoh me likey this card (sorry been hanging about with my three year old too much). Gorgeous thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House x

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Oh I love your little Drac and what a fabulous way to showcase him. Great combination of images. Stay with the drippy goo - has so many uses. Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House this week

mark gould said...

great card, I love the clear embossed coffins and the fanged mouth stamp. It has a real classy look to it

I Don't Do Straight said...

This is FAB!!! I love everything about it from the coffin background to the sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House :)

ike said...

Brilliant - love the punch and I think your drippy border rocks and should be used for everything Hahahaha LoL Thank you for playing at Haunted Design House. :-)

Debs said...

Fab card.
Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Manderly said...

OMgoodness! This is great! Can't say pretty but I can say well done, girl! Thank you so much for entering Fat Pages Cards with Attitude. You can enter your project in our ATC Cards with Attitude Challenge too! We now have Top 3 Winners! A new challenge will begin June 1st. After this we will be back on our normal every 2 weeks schedule. Thanks so much for entering your fab artwork!

DonnaMundinger said...

Lovin' your stamps! Such a fabulously cool card. Yeah, I understand the crush. thanks for joining us for MM at HDH. xxD

Pauline said...

What a fun card!
Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

Julies Crafty Creations said...

what a unique card! Thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at Pennys and good luck Julie x

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Ohhh awesome card!!! Love the blod droplet border!!! Thanks for joining us at Pennys Paper Challenge. Hope to see you for the next challenge!!


Helen said...

Great card and really well put together - that border is particularly effective.

Thanks for joining us at Pennys.

Helen x