Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Rockin' it Killers' Style

This month's challenge over at You Know You Rock asked you to choose a Halloween-ish band name and select one of their CD covers as your inspiration. Now, I think they wanted a Halloween card, too, but I just wasn't feeling it. Instead, I chose one of my favorite CDs, Hot Fuss by The Killers. (How's that for a Halloween-ish name?)

Now, this card is one of those that sounds like a great idea in your head, but doesn't quite translate to paper. I'm not happy with the way it turned out, but I don't know how to fix it either.

I started with a Bashful Blue piece of cardstock. Then, starting in the center, I sponged in circles using white, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, and Brilliant Blue. Although you can't see it in the photo, "The Killers" is always written using a series of dots, so I chose the rhinestone "fabulous" to mimic that style. If you look closely at bottom of the CD cover, you'll see a row of buildings with neon signs of Japanese symbols at the top. I used the rhinestone flower to represent the neon signs.

So, you already know that I don't like it, but what do you think?

Paper: Bashful Blue, PTI white
Ink: white craft, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Brilliant Blue
Accessories: rhinestone word (Me & My Big Ideas), rhinestone flower (Michael's), sponges


Pat (mspfd) said...

Ann, I think this is a great card. It is a super take on the inspiration.

Cheryl Walker said...

I know what ya mean when you say you werent feel'n it to do a halloween card. I get like that alot, and end up not doing the challenge....LOL funny huh!!! Anyways I Love the look of all the blues,and it turned out very pretty, and great job on the challenge hun!!!!


Susan said...

I like how you were able to recreate aspects of the original artwork. Very clever.

Jennie said...

I think you did a great job with this card. I like the colors and the rhinestone sentiment.

Deb Neerman said...

Hey, Ann, this is way kewl!

The colors, the bling, and your background all rock!!

Thanks so much for playing, Kiddo ... you know you rock!

~Hugs, Deb

Deb Neerman said...

PS: Nope, it doesn't/didn't have to be a Halloween card!


Eve said...

Very cute card!
That is kinda a hard topic- so I think you did really well!
I am working on my card for Allison's challenge today!
LOVE the theme this week!

Melissa said...

Your blog is absolutely amazing! I will be visiting more often.

Anonymous said...

Don't be so hard on yourself ! I like this card! I love the bight colors and that Bling~ How can one not like a card with bling ????

Shirley said...

What a great recreation of the other image! I love the bling and how you tied it all together with your bling image at the bottom. Wow!

Elena said...

I think you did a fabulous job on this challenge! I love the sparkly letters and beautiful soft background!

Colleen Wold said...

I think this card is fabulous!!! I love all the bling! And that background is so pretty.

fishlips said...

Wow Ann This card is just Fantastic... and your colors are simply and TOTALLY Amazing!!!!