It all started not quite a year ago when I picked up a copy of Twilight at the local library when I took my boys to choose some books. I picked it up and thought, hmmm - a few of the girls (scrappy friends) had recommended it, maybe I'll give it a try. Let's just say it turned life upside down for a couple of weeks - I was so hooked ("sucked in" might be a better world) and just had to know what happened - all I wanted to do was read!!! Ask Danderella who read the whole first book in one sitting - unfortunately I passed it to her late at night!!! Thank goodness all four books had been published by the time I started reading -I don't know how people managed to contain themselves in between books. Anyhow, if you are interested in reading more about my obsession at the time, feel free to visit my "I think I'm in love with a vampire" post here. I also did a layout back in November in honour of the premiere of New Moon - you can find that here.
I thought it would be fun to make a card in honor of the premiere of Eclipse and enter them in two challenges that are having Twlight related themes this week. Over at Raise the Bar, the theme is Evening/Twlight and the challenge at Drunken Stampers is "Inspired by Twlight". I also managed to incorporate the sketch from Mojo Monday. This is the first time ever that I've actually used a sketch from Mojo in time to post it during the current week!
I've said it before and I'll say it again, the Edward in my head (I always read the book before watching the movie) is way better than the on-screen Edward. No, I defintely don't mind looking at Rob Pattinson, but the Edward in my head was just different somehow, better if that's possible...One of the things I love most about Edward, besides his velvet voice and other than that he is a brain and very well-read is that he is an accomplished musician - I love how he plays piano for Bella and even composes a song. (I was so impressed to hear that Rob Pattinson is a classically trained musician!) So, that is a very long and drawn out way to explain why I chose to use this fantastic 7 gypsies DSP for my background. I bought several sheets of this when it came out lest I should ever run out!
As I was making this, I started thinking about how our 10th Anniversary is coming up - in one month - and decided, hey, I'll just make it an anniversary card! How thrilled to you think hubby will be to get an Anniversary card with Edward on the front!?!?! LOL - I'll just have to make sure to write something like "So glad I found my own human Edward" on the inside! No, hubby does not play piano - he isn't musical at all, so I might be pushing it. LOL! It's getting late and apprarently I'm rambling...
For all the fans out there, ENJOY the movie! For the non-fans, sorry for the rambling. Will be back to the regularly scheduled programming soon :)
UPDATE: 10:30 pm on Wed night - I totally enjoyed Eclipse! I agree with what others are saying - it is by far the best yet of the series. Way more of everything - action, romance and a few funny parts too!
What I used:
stamps: The Greeting Farm
papers: 7 gypsies DSP both sides, Kraft, Bazzil dark brown, CTMH pansy purple
embellishments: Bo Bunny Rub-on, Basic Grey Bling it, Kaiser pearls, Bazzil chips music note
copics: BV29, BV23, E18, E37, E99, C3