Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Some Fun with Edward and William

I love William Shakespeare - I don't mean I love to read him, but I love to watch his plays, movies made from his plays, and specific parts of his writings. I love the cool parts of Hamlet - like the "To Be or Not To Be" speech. I also love Edward Sissorhands (actually I love Johnny Depp but since he played Edward, I love Edward). So when I saw the Haunted Design House challenge for this week, I knew I wanted to use these two Octopode Images. The challenge is called "Off With Their Heads." I put Edward's head on William and William's head on Edward. I had a little fun with William's writings as well.

What fun to play with these characters. I think Wiliam would think this is great (look how cool he looks - how could he not think this is great?). Johnny, I mean Edward, might not be too happy about it.

I copied some parts of Hamlet onto some plain white cardstock, printed out Edward/Johnny and William on another sheet with the same parts of Hamlet, colored the characters with Copics, added some Zva Crysals on the eyes and William's new cool body, and sponged around the edges. I then cut the sentiment up and sponged it and added some K&Co findings to the bottom and the corners. I just had to add some sparkle, so I put some Stickles all around the edges.

Tame for the Haunted Design House, but I sure had fun!!!!

Hugz to all!


  1. Hahahaha - EXCELLENT - this is so brilliant. Love your creation. :-D Thank you for joining us at Haunted Design House :-) :-) xx

  2. This is one excellent card. Love the text paper in the background makes it looks so classy. Seriously brilliant work. Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House xx

  3. So funny and clever!! I love modernised Shakespeare too and I'm a huge Johnny Depp fan
    (he's wonderful, swoon!) - love the layout and these digis are perfect for this challenge!!

  4. ROTFLMAO! Fabulous sentimet! Love this. Thanks for joining us at HDH. xxD

  5. Nancy, you are having the 'bestest' fun with these Octopode images. I would like to be with you crafting when you're making your creations with them. I can just see your eyes light up. Speaking of eyes, those beaded ones here kind of scare they are looking right at me. Yikes! Good job, friend!!

  6. So interesting, Nancy! Benzi is right: you are having so much fun with Octopode (and I had never even heard of them before you began using 'em), and doing quite a good job I might say!

    I especially love that you mixed their bodies for fun, and all that text in the background looks good with the images, plus there's the connection to Mr. Shakespeare with all those words. (what a wordy, run-on sentence: I apologize)

    Happy Easter, Nancy!

  7. Clever, brilliant and fun, I love this card!!
    Kevin xx

  8. What a crazy cool and fun card! Those images are hilarious, and I love how you added the newsprint to the card! Love it!

  9. This is totally crazy and so creative. I LOVE it!

  10. Since this is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE, I will post the recipe here! (I lost the sticky note somewhere in my HUGE bag of everything!)

    Jacoria's Crockpot Hashbrown Casserole

    1 Bag of Hash browns
    1 Can of Cream of Chicken Soup
    Sour cream
    Maple sausage
    shredded cheese (as much as you like and whatever kind you like)
    *green onions
    Butter (like a quarter of a stick)

    Mix everything together (don't drain the sausage)
    Mixture should be a little moist but not soupy

    Put it all in the slow cooker for about 2 hours
    or put it in the oven 375 for about 45 minutes (OR until it looks yummy)

    For work today I double the recipe, but only used one tube of sausage, so if you are using the recipe above you may want to use a half tube of sausage.

  11. Congrats!! This is a great piece - I love how you've layered the faces to match the background text.