On October 2, Frank, a menacing, demonic-looking rabbit with an eerie, hypnotic voice, draws Donnie out of his room to tell him that in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds, the world will end.

Pretty interesting hook, huh? The movie Donnie Darko is a cult classic science fiction psychological thriller. Even with its low budget (4.5 million dollars), it stars some big name actors including Jake Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, and Patrick Swayze. The following images are LTCs that I created based on the movie. I’ll try not to spoil anything major, just in case you have somehow managed to go through your entire life without seeing this film (you’ll want to rectify that).

Seriously, go watch it now if you haven’t already. I’ll wait.

OMG Halloween: Influence

OMG Halloween: Influence

“They made me do it.”

This first card was made using two of the stamps that I carved for the OMG Halloween event. The creepy image of Donnie with the axe is one stamp and “They made me do it” with Frank’s head is the other. I used an embossing pen to add dimension to only the writing. This was one of my first LTCs and pretty basic.

D is for Donnie Darko

D is for Donnie Darko

“I can do anything I want. And so can you.”

My next Darko card was a little more ambitious. Created for the Movies from A-Z swap, this card attempts to recreate the bathroom scene where Donnie talks to Frank. Donnie and Frank are separated by a water barrier, which I’ve implemented using a sheet of vellum. The Frank stamp is on this side of the vellum and the Donnie stamp is behind the vellum, and another stamp adds the ripples as Donnie interacts with the barrier.

Darko: Ensurance Trap

Darko: Ensurance Trap

“What if you could go back in time, and take all those hours of pain and darkness and replace them with something better?”

It’s hard to describe this card to anyone who hasn’t seen the movie without giving away too much of the plot. This card was made for the All Things Distress swap, so it features a distressed background made with red, blue, and brown Distress inks. Frank makes a reappearance on this card as a watermark. After distressing the background, I stamped Frank using a light layer of embossing ink and water which reacts nicely with the Distress ink already on the paper.


4 Thoughts on “28 Days, 6 Hours, 42 Minutes, and 12 Seconds

  1. Cheryll Dale on June 11, 2012 at 11:32 AM said:

    Oustanding LTC and stamps! Great techniques featured. Love it! and need to view the movie, as you have piqued my interest. Especially if it has Swaze in it. I have missed out….fixing that quickly….thanks for sharing. OD

    • Aiphid on June 11, 2012 at 11:34 AM said:

      Yes, see it! Don’t be a fear prisoner.

      The director’s cut has some additional material that didn’t make it into the original version due to the budget which makes it a little easier to understand.

  2. Dingus & Dufus on June 16, 2012 at 10:59 AM said:

    Incredible images! They capture the tone and mood of the movie. The haunting Mad World lives on my play lists.

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