Saturday, February 2, 2013

HDH - Famous Last Words

I'm back.... I was actually back two weeks ago, I was just too scattered after the holidays to post.

Of course, I'm jumping right in with a new Macabre Monday from Haunted Design House.  This time we need to use a famous last line from a favourite book, poem, or movie.  Go even one better, and use a death bed confession or last utterance.

I decided on Emily Dickenson; her last spoken words were "I must go in, the fog is rising" which is kinda creepy.   I wasn't sure what to do, so I went with a memorial type photo that someone might have on their wall of a deceased loved one.

The frame was originally white, which I antiqued with some brown stain.  But then I dropped it and it broke. <sigh>  When I put it back together, you could see the seams, so I painted the entire thing matte black.  UGH.  Sadly, I didn't have anything to make it shiny again, so I rubbed an old chapstick all over it.  Gross but it works.  I added a little bit of gold burnish to the edges and the  flower, which I made with some extremely flammable material and a candle. Yay me for not burning down the house!  Done!  And.... wow, kinda boring. 

So, back to the drawing board.  I decided to go to my favorite movies for inspiration.  One of my Top 10 Things Chriss Loves to Watch Over & Over is The Omen.  Who doesn't enjoy a little antichrist now and then??  And inspiration struck - remember this little piece?  It's my scrapbook page of Damien - so I made another.  I may have to put together a book...

I love it! I used the Nanny's last line "It's all for you!" which she says right before she hangs herself as Damien's birthday present. 

I made the background in Word, using the prophecy that Bugenhagen recites and is used on one of the film posters, added the biblical quote, 666 and printed it on a lightly stamped background paper.   I love my graveyard die cut and the sparkly ribbon added just the right amount of fun for me. 

A friend saw it, said, "Oh, that's really pretty" and then "Wait, what the hell is going on?"  That's my favorite sort of creepy - the kind that slips in under the radar.

Enjoy and thanks for looking!


Suzanne said...

Definitely creepy! I'm glad I know you or I would be too afraid of you to be friends! ;)

And seriously, you are not to get out that flamable material and make flowers unsupervised again!

It's great to see you creating!

Hugs, Suzanne

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Ack! One of my favorite films ever! Even the newer one with Liev Schreiber is pretty much a scene for scene remake, so it works too. Brilliant choice for the last words theme! The frame is gorgeous, too. Bummer it broke, and thanks for the tip regarding chapstick.
Good to have you joining us at HDH!

DonnaMundinger said...

OOhhh me too! another good reason not to have kids. LOL Fabulous choice and I love the gorgeous frame, as well. thanks so much for sharing with HDH. xxD

ike said...

Love the use of chapstick !! Great frame. I really love the Damien piece.... I would have laughed my sicks off when your friend said it was 'pretty' then had a complete look of WTF !!! Hahahaha LoL Marvelous. Thank you for joining us at Haunted Design House :-)
IKE xx

mark gould said...

A great film and great imagry, how can you not like a little devil boy? ;)
such a shame about the frame, it looks brilliant.
thanks for joining us at hdh