Tuesday, October 04, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - Day 4

Hello my pretties! I hope that October is treating you all fabulously. I am so excited to be getting going on the 31 Days of Halloween and now it is Day 4!! CAW CAW!- oops, sorry about that, just a bit excited!

Today I am going to share not only a creation from Alex, but some news as well!  Alex is part of the fabulous Design Team for the new challenge blog Beyond the Burtonesque Dolls!


They began their first challenge yesterday.  The challenge is "Your Favorite Halloween".  Share something based on your favorite Halloween movie, book or memory.  Alex went with her favorite memory.  The story goes like this:

Once upon a time, there was a gangly teenage girl in high school.  She was one of the geeky orchestra smart kids that wasn't super popular and didn't have great self esteem.  She was 'good' and no one really noticed her.  That there was always a book in front of her face probably didn't help...  The Halloween of her junior year in high school, she got invited to hang out with a couple of girls she shared a class or two with.  They had two different parties to attend.  A Drama club one and a church youth group one.  Alex agreed and they all talked costumes.  For the first time EVER Alex got to pick whatever she thought she could pull the stuff together for - scary or not.  She wanted to be a vampire.  Now keep in mind, Alex is not a spring chicken, so at this time her fascination with Vampire's was a bit odd.  Yep- she is a vampire freak from waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back.  However, one of the girls she was going with did the stage makeup for the drama club so helped Alex get ready.  She was completely made up, hair done and even had a cape she borrowed.  She was rockin' the sexy vamp look.  For the first time EVER, and pretty much since, she felt and looked smokin' hot!  It was a wonderful night!

So, in remembrance of the evening Alex decided to use the new Bella the Vampire image from Simply Betty Stamps.  Bella is a smokin' hot vampire in her own right.  Alex paired the image with this awesome paper by Teresa Collins found in the Haunted Hallows collection.



Challenges:
Corrosive Challenge #134 - Purple Passion
Come and Get It - Happy Halloween
Fashionable Stamping #5 - Vintage
Crafty Catz - Things with Wings
Forever Night Challenges - Anything Goes - creepy and dark :)


Happy Halloween!
Edgar

33 comments:

Betty said...

How perfectly did that paper go with that image? Loved hearing about you rocking your inner Vamp back in the day :)

DonnaMundinger said...

Fabulous story! Gorgeous vamp! I'll bet Alex made one smokin' vampire. Probably still does. Hey Edgar, you know any of those guys in the background? xxD

Kristina said...

Love your project, Love the chandeliers in the BG.
Great day 4 project for 31 days!
Peace,
KristyLee

ike said...

That is sooo perfect. Such a beautiful image - I wish she did it in Digi. Amazing colouring. Thanks for the story Edgar.... I am working on a project just for you at the moment :-D
Hugz
Ike xxxx

Danni said...

Congrats to Alex on the new DT! Wonderful creation and thank you Edgar for telling the story! :)

monique said...

gorgeous card very beautiful

Jane said...

Love the image the paper looks perfect
Luv Jane xxx

Sharon Sahl said...

That was a great story and a great project to portray it. Beautiful integration of stamp and background!

Laura B said...

Really gorgeous card!:)

jennifer said...

gorgeous image, love your card

~Lady B~ said...

Congrats on the DT gig! I loved hearing your story and your sultry vamp looks as gorgeous as you!

Steph said...

Beautiful paper and it works wonderfully with the image. Stunning card! Great story too :)

DK Spins said...

Loved the story you told us Edgar. Vampires are awesome! Gorgeous card, Bella is a beautiful vamp.

Yvonne Garner said...

How unique! So well designed. Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge. Best, Yvonne

ldfdesign said...

great story and great atc! congrates on getting the new dt! vampires rule!

bonniebluedenim said...

smoking hot image and composition! love it!

Sara a.k.a. Eternal Princess Ryan said...

Wow... Congrats on the NEW DT Position... you will do great, another challenge for me to check out!!! I love your card!!! I am awaiting that stamp to come in the mail!!! She is very beautiful and thank you for sharing your awesome story with me or should I say "Thank You Edgar!!!

Scrap Vamp said...

Another stunning card! I love the image and all the black birds!

Susan said...

cool, cooler, coolest!!
that Edgar narrating,
Alex's story,
Alex's card!

I am loving this card :)
Susan

MaRyKaY said...

now that is another rockin card. I love that image. and the cawwww cawww'sss beside her are great too.
lovin all your cards

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Alex, this is so gorgeous, I really love it. Bella is indeed a smokin' hot vampire, and I bet you were too :D
Thanks for playing along with us at Corrosive as well :D

Debra G Smith said...

Great story and a Fabulous card!!
Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge.
Debra...DT

Curlybear said...

OMGosh this is one gorgeous creation,
Superb colour theme its just perfect for our challenge this week,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Things With Wings

I hope you can join us again next week


Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

Abbie721 said...

Love the story, what can I say just amazing vamp, absolutely gorgeous xx

Sugar said...

oooh I love that image! great story too!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great Halloween piece of art. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Shirl said...

Congrats Alex on the new DT your work is brill.

Love the background paper and the stamped image is very lifelike, those birds look eeeeeeerie. lol

Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x.

TRACEY O said...

This is a gorgeous card. very haunting.

Cazro said...

Thanks for sharing your vintage halloween card with us at Fashionable stamping, creepy birds. LOL Caz

Leslie McGhee said...

Very creepy and cool. Thanks so much for taking part in this week's Halloween Challenge on Come and Get It!

Fliss said...

A great card Alex and lovely to read the little story too. I confess that I'm a big fan of vampire and fantasy novels too.
Thanks for joining Fashionable Stamping's vintage challenge and hope to see you again.
Fliss x

Forever Night said...

Very cool card!!
Thanks for joining us at Forever Night Challenges "Anything Goes Week"

I Don't Do Straignt said...

Gorgeous Alex! Bella is my favourite from this set and you have coloured her beautifully :)