Jul 20, 2009

365 Cards - Challenge 142

Day 142 at 365 Cards is Movie Monday.

Here's the challenge: Let the movie "Twilight" inspire your card.
There were requirements beyond that, though - We were instructed to use a black card base or black background, patterned paper where the dominant colour is red, and embellish with glitter or rhinestones (other than that, anything goes)

This posed two problems for me. I have not seen the movie, nor read the books, so inspiration did not come naturally - and the only patterned papers with dominant red colour I have in my stash are too bright and childlike for this challenge.

One Google search and the first problem is solved. Holy mackerel, there are a lot of Twilight fans out there, and they have no qualms about ruining the plot or posting movie screenshots. OK, vampire love story... massive teen appeal... The images, to me, evoked a feeling that I'll call 'pop-goth'.

Problem two was solved just as easily. I shamelessly stole an internet image of the movie and imported into Picnik, where I added a red tint to the BW photo, added graininess and cropped it into, what I thought, was an effective image (that I hope is acceptable to use for the patterned paper requirement).

I added ribbon (black for the goth, red to represent blood) and an old earring for the required rhinestone element. The earring lost it's mate years ago and has been hanging around in my jewelry box ever since (you just wait, it's mate is going to turn up now that I've chopped off the post and glued it to a card!) A heart brad and some strategically placed red Stickles (brad & eyes) finish it off.

I like the end result, although I have NO idea who I'm going to give this card to. Ha ha Oh well, I'm sure I'll figure it out...

Thanks for dropping by,

8 comments:

~amy~ said...

wow...check you out...you're so very techie...looks great!! I haven't read any the books or watched the movie but my daughter has :)

Sherry said...

carolyn, great card. Wish I would of thought of using an image for background paper.

Maureen said...

Wow!! You did a fantastic job with this challenge! Love the way you altered the image and embellished - very cool!

Lost in Paper said...

Great card, i love your ribbon and ribbon slides...

Sarah said...

i'm LOVING this card.. if you can't find anyone to give it to, i'm sure someone would love to buy it from you... me being that someone!! haha.. seriously, thought.. :)

Gloria Stengel said...

You made my jaw drop with your photos editing abilities! You smarty pants you! And I'll pray your earring stays lost. hee hee. Those of us who have not read the book are doin' ok on this challenge! You sure did a fab job!

Sweet Momiji said...

This is awesome! I love Twilight and I love what you did with the image. The red is genius.
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Ginny said...

you did a FABULOUS job making this challenge your own... seriously great idea with the altered photo (and love the earring touch :D)