Sorry I haven't been around for a few days but it's been quite a weekend for me. The experience at the hospital on Friday has left me just a tad traumatised - it took me till this morning to get over the anaesthesthetic, both my hands are badly bruised, apparently my veins are thin ... I wish that could be said of the rest of me ... and just today I've developed a rash ... oh, the joys!
On a positive note, nothing sinister was detected ... a couple of biopsies have been taken but it will be some time before we know the result of those ... however, still no explanation as to why I am so anaemic.
Enough of that ... today I have been able to get into the craft space for an hour or two and been pottering away ... very therapeutic.
I had finished the tag that you could see the beginnings of on my WOYWW post on Wednesday and here it is.
As I said then, I really am not into Halloween and had to be persuaded to create this ... the EM can be very persuasive :) However, I did get involved and actually enjoyed deciding what to include and how to put it together.
The base is a dark green cardstock - just a bit I had lying in the leftover drawer - and the patterned paper, from My Mind's Eye 'Boo! to You' Collection, has been in my stash forever. I picked out the webbing on the paper with a VersaMark pen and heat embossed them with iridescent powder - not really showing in the photograph.
I stamped the tree branches and owls in Black Soot then stretched some ivory web trim over this base. I bought those googly eyes years ago for a scrap page - there's always much more in the packet than you can ever use in one project so I still have quite a few left!
The spider is attached with some acetate, recycled packaging, and hangs over the rosette so that it can be wiggled and jiggled :)
The lamp and cat started out as white die-cuts, also bought from an ebay vendor years ago before the Cuttlebug came into my life. With VersaMark and several layers of black embossing powder I was able to change their appearance to suit the project. Making the lamp look as though it was lit was a bit of a poser. I tried unsuccessfully to colour acetate with Promarkers - the solution was orange seam binding!
I love the cat ... the whiskers are just terrific - and she's a perfect companion for any wee witch ... and, hopefully she will scare those spiders away :))
Dark green cardstock
Paper from My Mind's Eye 'Boo! to You' Collection; VersaMark pen; iridescent embossing powder
Sheena Douglass Highlands Silhouette stamp set; black ink pad
Kanban ivory web trim;
Die cut lamp and cat set; VersaMark ink pad; black embossing powder; googly eyes
Recycled acetate from packaging; Asda stretchy spider
Trims: black lace; black bead trim; selection of ribbons in black, orange and purple; black/white bakers' twine
I am submitting this tag to the following challenges:
Anything But a Card Challenge 4: Fall or Halloween or Fall Colors
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #5 - Anything Goes
and, of course, because I'm still rummaging through the leftovers and snippets and managing to dig out useful bits and bobs:
Apologies for my lack of visiting so far this week. I hope to do a bit of catching up over the next day or two.