Friday, 23 May 2008

Witch Hazel ATC

The new theme for the Craft Stamper magizine ATC challenge is Fireworks and Halloween, no doubt because by the time they will be published it will be in the issues for October (Halloween) and November (Guy Fawkes day here in the U.K. with bonfires and fireworks to celebrate they did not blow up our Houses of Parliament, although I can't quite see what's good about that??? Given the state of our politics at the moment it would not have been a great loss, in my opinion!).

It does seem a strange juxtaposition of elements but I have managed to sort of combine them.

The background is a paper/fabric collage made in the usual way as described before on this blog. It features bits of spooky paper napkins which you can see in the background with a detail of cemetary gates. It also has the word October just visible, from an ancient Books of Days. To this I sewed the paper image from Alphastamps Witch Hazel collage sheet and well as the words Witch Hazel which are actually the titel words from the same sheet. Both the image and the words were rubbed with purple and blue metallic Rub-On, using my finger.
I stamped the Belladonna Drops stamp (from Alphastamps Poison Clear Stamp set) onto a piece of acetate, using blue Staz-On Ink and cut it to size. This was also stitched on along the lines, using purple sewing thread.
To make it look like the witch is making her way through fireworks, I added olive-green Swarowski crystals around her (very hard to see on the scan!) using a hot-tip applicator. It realy sparkles in real life. These could also be interpreted as the Belladonna drops!
It will be on its way to the magazine soon!

1 comment:

Debby said...

Witch Hazel is very kewl!!!!


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