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Some of us just can't buy a corny greeting card off the rack...

I'm Melissa Walker, Owner, Crafter and Girl Geek with an obsession for vampires, paper and all things fantasy. There are three things I know for sure, 1.) There is never enough black in traditional paper-crafting, 2.) Any and all occasions can be "gothed" out, and 3.) There are many more people in the world who love the darkness than I ever thought possible!

The idea for this shop came about in 2010 when I was designing my usual handmade Christmas cards I send to close friends and family every year. I wanted to incorporate black and an Old World feeling. When they were a big hit, I designed some Valentine's cards with the same "darker" concept. From there, Immortal Visions Crafts was born and I've never been more happy in my little craft room!

The name "Immortal Visions" was inspired by a fantastic quote by Giorgio de Chirico: "To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams." It has been my inspiration, my philosophy and my internet handle for many years. The name really seemed to fit what I was trying to portray in my alternative paper crafts.

My tools of the trade include an always dull, table top paper cutter, a new Sizzix die cut machine that I am still learning how to use and four pairs of scissors. The scissors have names (usually bad words) and are all different. The sharpest pair, used for intricate details and my compulsive clipping, can, and has, chopped up flesh. Don't worry - the blood on all of my creations is totally fake. Really.

I am always looking for inspiration in antiquity...I spend a lot of time looking at Renaissance paintings, illuminated manuscripts, Gothic/Victorian fashion and ancient artifacts. Most of what I see can not be represented properly on a card, but I do try my best to capture the romance and mystery of nights gone by. And sometimes, I just get silly too. :-)

 

Graphic Design by Egrogore - The Art and Design of Aristotle Pramagioulis  ©2013