Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Witching Hour is Near!!

With Halloween approaching, this week was the week we drug out the Halloween decorations and literally waited til dark to get outside. My husband thinks I am nuts that I don't decorate when it's broad daylight, but I (and the kids) think its fun!

I tried to get a shot of my full decorated house but ... well.. it was dark! So, here's a peek at some of what is on the front lawn! The headstone reads.. Here lies Frankenstein. I think it's hysterical but my 7 year old daughter doesn't call them head stones, she thinks (honestly) that they are called dead stones. HA. I should correct her, but I haven't yet. ;-)

Here's another little scene we have....
Because I was feeling in a spooky mood, I decided to carry that over to my craft room and make something a witchy woman would love! I used the Witching you a Happy Halloween set from Flourishes and went to town....
After stamping my hat and masking it, I stamped the broom behind it and then, I picked up my Copic markers. I used the Cool Neutrals, Spring Greens and Tiger Lily collections grouped by Flourishes. Then, I used the Labels 16 from Spellbinders, cut out my shape and using a sponge, I sponged Vivid Lavendar and Violet Mist all over the background. You can see, I left the die on to keep that little white edge while I sponged. Add some purple decorative paper, two orange blocks for color, some black twine, glitter glue and a fun halloween inspired gingham and... ta da!! Oh yeah, I also added some decorative stitching too and a pinked edge border on my center purple strip. Easy peasy!
Here's a close up!

And that, my friends, is it! I just love this time of year. The kids are all excited about trick or treating. Cal is going to hang out with friends (he thinks he's too cool to trick or treat in 8th grade) and Ellie is going to be a hippie. Fun stuff! Now, if only I can stop eating the Halloween candy before the big day! ;-)
Happy Wednesday everyone. See you back here soon!

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