Vampire Christmas

Hello! Time is really buzzing by, and it’s really feeling and looking like fall here in Saskatchewan, Canada. It’s also time for a new ATG challenge at Creative Fingers!! We would love to see whatever you create!! My creation took a few twists and turns along the way….lol. I used Halloween Vampire Rose Lady from Morgan’s Artworld, and was originally going to make a Halloween card. That is, until a friend said, after it was colored, that it could be used for Christmas, too. I’m more of a traditional type for Christmas, so didn’t think much more of that idea, until I mentioned it to another friend, and she told me it would be perfect for her sister!

So….I went with the idea! I decided to stretch things even further, and do a black on black design. I die cut a “frame” for the image from a leather look black paper, thinking that different textures will define the different elements. I embossed the background with a Spellbinders folder, then went over it with a clear glitter pen from Spectrum Noir. I die cut some holly sprigs with a Tim Holtz die, then arranged everything over the background which I’d wrapped with some sheer black ribbon. To finish off, I added a pretty bow (that tied up right the FIRST time I tried!!!!!), and some black gemstones to edge the ribbon, add holly “berries” and to dress up the centre of the bow.

Bow closeup that you can see a bit of the clear glitter on the background 🙂

I’m so happy with how this unusual Christmas card turned out….and maybe I’ll try some of the same techniques on a Halloween card!!!

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – #456 AT Christmas Goes

The Corrosive Challenge Blog – #9 ATG

Your Scrapbook Place – September ATG

Craft-Dee BowZ – #77 September ATG with a Hand Tied Bow

Morgan’s ArtWorld Open Challenge – #9 ATG


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