Friday, October 26, 2012

Vintage Halloween: Take One

Hi, there!  Over the course of the next few days, I will be sharing some vintage Halloween creations with you.  I just fell in love with this antique image (The Graphic Fairy).  She looked rather stern, so I decided to paint her face green, give her a witch's hat and make her into a Halloween card.  I will tell you, I felt a bit guilty doing this.  After all, this could be someone's dear, sweet, great grandmother (although I doubt if "sweet" is in her job description with that expression).  So...I am sorry to whomever this is, that I turned you into the wicked witch of the west.
Whoooo.....I feel better now.

I used Old Paper distress ink on all of papers and did some distressing of the paper edges.  I used Kiwi Kiss ink (SU) to paint her face.  The spider web, spider, and witch's hat are from The Stamps Of Life set, spooky2scare.  I added some PK Glitz micro glitter to her hat and the Candi studs.  I also added a strip of vintage lace behind the image and then tied it up with some orange, hand dyed seam binding.  The sentiment was computer generated.  I think this card MUST go to one of my sisters!  They know my love for the movie and book, "Wizard Of Oz".

I have been enjoying making vintage cards and creations lately.  I love piling on old things, and distressing newer items is super therapeutic.  There are so many places that you can find really cool vintage images (for FREE) on the net.  I will tell you, that I always go to The Graphic Fairy first when I am on the hunt for something special.

This is for the ATC's and Cards With Attitude challenge-Halloween/Anything goes.  The "witch" image is actually ATC sized.
Anything Goes Challenge Blog-make your own embellishment (I dipped my silver Candi in glitter to make faux, brads).
Make It Monday Challenge 
Paper Crafting Journey challenge-use ribbon or twine on your card


Noelle Reese said...

LMAO I have been sick all day now I am super weak and pissy. Your 'editing' of the picture made me LMAO I love the card and the post! Thanks E!!

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

So adorable Emily!! I love your sense of humor. Great card. Love the paper and the style of the card. I saw this on MIM and had to take a closer look. I am your newest follower. I would love to have you follow me too. Have a fabulous weekend!! Hugs, Gloria

Shirley-Anne said...

Nice work with this vintage hallowen card
LOVE that bow too .Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday

fatmonica said...

I love this card!Thanks for sharing it with us at ATCS/Cards with Attitude

Unknown said...

This is so pretty!!

Thank you for entering our Ribbon or Twine challenge over at
The Paper Crafting Journey !

I have some BLOG CANDY
on my blog if you are interested! The Prize is going to be either 1 x $100 or 2 x $50 Whimsy Gift Certificates.


Lisa Minckler said...

Ohhhh this is wonderful!! Congratulations for being our featured entry at Make It Monday. Your card is absolutely amazing.
Lisa xx

Anonymous said...

Love your card, made me smile. Thank you for joining us at ATC's this fortnight. Abbie (Owner) xx

Turtle In The Sand said...

I just saw this on MIM and had to pop over and see it close up. Sooooo smart and creative. I absolutely love it My Pretty. :) Now your newest follower,