Cards and paper creations by a crafter with chronically cold feet
Monday, January 28, 2013
Famous Last Words at Haunted Design House
It's another Macabre Monday and the second week for our Famous Last Words Challenge at Haunted Design House. Now these last words don't necessarily
have to be from a famous movie or well known
novel, although I happened to choose "Pet Sematary" by Stephen King, a personal FAVE! They can be death bed utterances or
confessions of someone famous or infamous. Be creative, but try and be dark, or funny AND DARK, ok? My piece combines digis from some of my FAVE artists. The graveyard background is by fellow Minion Teri of Delicious Doodles. You can find yours HERE. I actually cropped out the building and sky in the digi and combined two of the gravestones only (one flipped) to get a more rustic setting, then shaded a bit with Copics and sponged with Distress. I had to include the quote from Jud in the book because no truer words were ever spoken (in this case, anyway).
The fab kitty (who inspired it all) is from fellow Minion Ike. You can find yours HERE. I colored him sort of roughly with Copics (he's been hit by and car and came back from the dead, after all) but the eyeballs were clipped from a Pet Sematary Book cover I found on the net (see the gravestones reflected in his eyes? WAY COOL!) and pasted in with my Printmaster program. WooHoo! I kinda love it!
I have to say that the word "Darling" often gives me chills, but not in this way. This final word is uttered by Rachel (after she's killed by the son they resurrected and then hubby decides it would be a good idea to try it with her too. Silly man!) and the rest lies in your imagination. EEEK!! I crinkled and distressed this quote to represent her gravelly voice as she lays her hand on Louis' shoulder. The mind is way more creepy when left to it's own devices but I imagine Rachel doesn't look a hell of a lot better than this chick, (part of)one of the Zombie pin-ups by Smeared Ink. You can find yours HERE. So there's my cheery little offering for fine Monday morning. Now scurry off to Haunted Design House to further taint your week and please consider getting your creep on and joining us in the dungeon. I know you wanna. xx
I'm so happy you came to visit and share in my crafting adventures. I hope in doing so you are inspired. I would love to hear your comments and I'm happy to share my designs for your personal use, but please do not submit them for contests or publication or copy them for any commercial venture.
I've always loved crafting, even as a little girl. My inspiration was my Daddy who was a wonderful artist and made beautiful 3-D Valentines for my teachers in grade school. Although I love all kinds of crafts I haven't had a real focus since abandoning counted cross stitch back in the 80's. Until I got my Cricut that is. Now I'm a blissfully retired card maker and papercrafter married 36 years to a wonderful guy with two furbabies, Goliath and Jezebel. Everyday I look forward to dreaming up designs and playing in my craft room. I invite you to share in my adventures.