15 October 2011


I really have neglected one of my favourite sites Gingersnap Creations for quite some time.  They of course are doing Halloween up right!  This will be my submission to the "Horror Story" Challenge!  Whether you adore Halloween or not do go and see what is creepy and dark!

I really have no answer as to why I haven't followed the latest vampire craze as I have been fascinated with vampires since I was a child.  But I am looking forward to the whole renewal of "Dark Shadows"!  I remember getting quite anxious if the school bus was a few minutes late getting me home worried that I might miss the first few minutes of the show!  Barnabas was my favourite character, who was yours?

I found a few images of old movie posters online earlier this year and knew they would be the focus of a new Halloween banner for me.  I have hung this across a small mirror in my stairwell and yes I can still see my reflection in the mirror! LOL

Some yellow and black poisonous flowers and spray from the Bella Creations Halloween Embellishment kit (check out the kit and the domino book tutorial) , some silver bat peel offs (you really can't see these in the photo), a sparkly black bat (K&Co) edged with White Enamel Accents (love that stuff), the center medallion is MS on all three pieces and some fabulous black paper which I picked up at DeSerres backs the image.  The creepy bat hanging at the bottom LOL  found at a local thrift store and is one of those glow in the dark things which I inked up with StaZon in black and glued on with Glossy Accents.

I folded some white crepe streamer in half, sewed a running stitch along the folded edge and used that to frame the central image.  A line of chunky black glitter on top of the stitching line, lots of black ink to add some decay (and red in the appropriate place!)  I used the same orange and black smudged pp with bats on all three pieces as the background (GCD).  Can you make out the "Slayer's Kit" on the bottom right corner?  The slaying sword (some sort of key thingie that the DH sharpened for me!), a cross and a vial of Holy water.  The hanging piece is a metal mold (which I have been hoarding, so it was good to actually use one!) that I inked with a number of different inks, embossed and then glittered!

The third pennant has some of the same basic elements but then stands out with the addition of the fangs!  My favourite piece LOL  A set of rubbery fangs found in the thrift store package of Halloween odds and ends.  Made over with a bit of red ink and glitter...with a bit of drippy, glittery blood below.  All in all a totally blood thirsty project!


  1. Sandi this is just fantastic!!! How clever and very SCARY!!!

  2. I hope I never see Dracula when I look into my mirror! Great banner though! Valerie

  3. Not a warm and fuzzy project, but perfectly ghoulish! Great job Sandi

  4. I'm so jealous of your banner....i think you should send it to your friend in Nashville......just saying!
    hugs ya!

  5. oooooooooooh, LOVE the vintage images and hanging bats!!!!!!! SUper cool.

  6. This is absolutely fabulous Sandi. I love all the spookiness.
    xxx Hazel.

  7. Sandi
    This is just so fabulous!!!

  8. Ooo that is spooky! Love it! Kim

  9. This is marvelous - so many wonderful details! (I haven't gotten into the whole "Twilight" thing, either... I prefer Lestat!) Of course, Dracula is the classic, and you've done a fab tribute. :)

  10. This is an amazing creation - I love it! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations :)


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