Friday, October 14, 2011

DAY 14- 31 Days of Halloween, Countdown to halloween, Real witches of Halloween

 My post for ALL HALLOWS GRIM, which is actually 3 posts (3 parts of a story) is below this post.

Welcome to Day 14 of the 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN, as well as day 14 of the COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN, and Day 14 of THE REAL WITCHES OF HALLOWEEN.

Last night I watched  "The Nightmare Before Christmas". though I always liked Sally and Jack, I was never the huge fan of the movie that my kids were. Granted, I never really only watched it once all the way through. Most of the time, I would only catch bits and pieces while the kids watched it. last night I had the "Mom AHA" moment, and say the message the movie gives. I told this to my son(25) he said, "No Mom, this is Tim Burton not Aesop's fables, he doesn't teach lessons."   I told him, "You're wrong, you just don't want to admit that a movie that is kind of freaky and you love could actually be giving you a message." he went upstairs without another word, LOL!  Here is what I got out of the movie last night.
Jack wants to be Santa Claus, he wants something different than what is his life. So he puts a master plan into motion to kidnap Santa, and to be Santa and have Christmas as his holiday. Sally tried to warn him, that it wasn't meant to be, but he ignores her. With Santa tucked away (with the boogie man unbeknownst to Jack) he rides off into the night with his skeleton reindeer, coffin sleigh and ghost dog (I love the dog). The toys (which were all built by monsters and freaks) he delivered are all "evil" basically, they attack the children he gives them too.  The police are after him, they shoot him down.
Ironically he lands in a cemetery (he is a skeleton, after all and therefore dead). While he begins to lament the loss of his dream, his plan, a funny thing happens. He realizes who he IS, and who he IS is who he IS SUPPOSED TO BE, and opens the crypt and crawls home to Halloween town. He rescues Santa therefore restoring the  Holiday and the "Balance of things".

The lesson here, be who you are, because when you try to be something you're not, problems occur. Things get screwed up.
...wizard of Oz anyone???

my creation today is for "Samhain" which is now in popular America; "Halloween"
it is a true statement. Samhain (pronounced Sow in) is the "Witches or Pagan new Year"  it is the time when the veil between the living world and the underworld (dead ancestors) is thinnest, and therefore people can counsel with their relatives.

"Heart of a Witch" tag
 Digi Stamps used: Broken winged heart by SMEARED INK, Witch legs by BUGABOO STAMPS, and Witch hat by DOODLE DRAGON STUDIOS
 I used a large manila tag, the kind Tim Holtz likes.
The paper is DCWV from the midnight spells stack, I thinned out gray paint and painted a large swatch diagonally across the tag. After it dried I sanded the edge  of the whole tag. Then I glued down , this very open weave straw stuff. then a piece of yellow paper doily border. Then in spots I used Old Paper crackle paint by RANGER, and Fired Brick crackle paint by RANGER.
 The images were colored with BIC Mark its! I fussy cut the background from the legs, and glued the three pieces together, and glued it to the tag. then I used stickles by RANGER on the shoes, hat, sentiment(computer generated-Laughable font), wings and heart. The heart uses three different colors, as I put them on the different broken parts of the heart. I let the whole thing dry. Once dry I applied black Enamel accents by RANGER to the shoes and hat. Lastly I used my CROP-O-DILE to punch the hole through the paper matched up to the hole in the tag, and added a large eyelet and 6 different fibers.

entered in:
Sparkles forum challenge ...Halloween
Stamptacular Sunday challenge ...distressing
Art with No Boundaries ...Halloween
Hooked on crafts ...anything but a card
Simon Says Stamp and Show ...vintage/distressed ...things with wings
Ribbon Carousel ...Sparkle and bling
Quirky Crafts Challenges ...spooky or recipe: gold, black and glitter
Art Impressions Stamps ...make a tag or a bookmark
Truly Scrumptious ...distressing
Simon Says Stamp ...Halloween
Stamp Insanity Stamp Co ...anything but a card
Do You Stack Up ...use your scraps (the straw weavy stuff, yellow paper border)
Simply Create Challenges ...use stuff you've had for longer than 6 months...(everything but the background paper and the winged heart digi image)
Inspire me Fridays ...anything goes
One Stop craft challenge ...anything goes
2 Sisters Challenge blog ...Halloween

Thanks for visiting :)
Please see the list of other Wicked bloggers for the 31 Days of Halloween

Also Please click the buttons for The Countdown to Halloween and The Real Witches of Halloween


Sharon said...

Wow a great tag Susan - love your creation - the images and "sparkle" are great!! So glad you joined us at Art With No Boundaries this week. Make sure you join us again next week!!

Toriz said...

That's the message I got from the movie too; and I happen to love the movie (I watch it every year some time between Samhain and Yule).

blackdragon said...

I love this crazy coloured tag.... all the detail and textures.... totally wonderful!
If you'd still like to swap atcs, please..... can you message me via S/S forum?.... i love your Halloweenie ones.... the images i used today are from Delicious doodles.... i had to cut and paste them together as i am a techno-idiot... no comment on that please!
Keep safe love lynx

Melissa S. said...

this is fantastic. How creative. Wouldn't think a Witch would have a big heart and sparkely like that. LOL Thanks for shareing with all of us at Art With No Boundries.

Nancy Wethington said...

OMG so very creative! Love the glitter too! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Steph said...

Wow Susan this is beautiful! Love the sparkle and all the background textures. And I love that you put lets and a hat on the heart, it looks fabulous :)

ike said...

Oh, that is sooo cool. Great textures and colours and very apt for the sentiment. FABULOUS :-)

WencheP said...

This is so cool. Love all the colors and textures. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Anne Fenton said...

Wow I love your Halloween tag Susan...thanks for sharing it with us at ARt Impressions this week...hope to see you again soon.

gina g said...

Fabulous creation. . Thanks for joining us at One Stop Crafts this week. luv gina xx

Jane said...

Great tag love the glitter
Luv Jane xxx

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW! Amazing tag! Love all the layers and fab texture. xxD

Sugar said...

ooooh sparkly!! looooove it! love the senti too!

monique said...

great tag, love the colours and the sparkle

Sharon Sahl said...

Susan, I'm pretty sure this qualifies as mixed-media with all of your layers, and a lovely piece it is! Love it!

Sara a.k.a. Eternal Princess Ryan said...

Susan... I love this tag and you have done a wonderful job of adding together so many goodies!!! It is really awesome!!! Beautiful Creation!!! See you tomorrow!!!

Susan's crafty chaos said...

This is so much fun, I love it!

Michelle B. said...

What a fun project! Love all the glitter & glitz, great techniques! Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday!

Kristina said...

Wow you have done a lot of work on your project! Great job!

MaRyKaY said...

great lil tag. love how your pic still got all the glitter to show up. something I dont achieve very well. love how you used various images to make 1

Scrap Vamp said...

What a fabulous tag! I love all the colors and patterns!

Chris said...

What a festive tag! It is rich with complimentary elements! It's just delightful! Thank you for joining us at Hooked on Craft Challenges.


ldfdesign said...

lovely tag! i like the layers and elements that you have added on here. the 'witch' is great! i love all the colors on it!

~Lady B~ said...

I really like how you assembled the different images for this tag. Very creative and looks great!

Becca Fabozzi said...

great tag, love all the sparkles. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp

Kelly said...

Amazing tag Susan! So much detail! Love it!
Thanks for joining us at Hooked On Craft Callenges, Kelly

Spyder said...

Fabulous take Susan, love all the glittery sparkle! Thank you for playing along with Quirky Craft's challenge, don't forget to pop back on Friday/Saturday to vote for your favourites!!


CTgirl said...

Wow, what an interesting piece of art you made! It is fascinating, I really like it!!
Thanks for joining us at Art with no Boundaries! Do visit again!

I Don't Do Straignt said...

This is FAB love the image, the colours and the texture, Great ATC.

Laurel said...

I really love what you have created! Thanks for playing at RCC.

bonniebluedenim said...

great tag!!!!

Nina said...

Wooaw, what an awesome tag!! So great with all the layers, the masking of stamps and I totally love the sparkling.

Thanks for joining our "So Distressing" challenge at Stamptacular Sunday. Hope to see you again :)
Hugs, Nina.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a fantastic tag, love all the sparkling.

Caro said...

What a fun, sparkly tag! Thanks for joining us at Quirky Crafts.

Alex said...

Susan- I think this is one of the most beautiful and intricate tags I have EVER seen! I adore every SINGLE THING about it!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan, I just received your Gothic Arch in the mail and wanted to pop by and say thanks. I love it! And- on another note, your bookmark here is darling. I think the kids and I will make some Halloweeny bookmarks for our homeschool craft.
Thanks again!

Ren-Yi said...

OOO lots of mixed media on this lil tag. And the theme of the wicked witch is perfect! Did i mention i like all the sparkly? Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

Susan's crafty chaos said...

I'm back again, lol, this time to say Thanks for joining us at StampInsanity this fortnight! :D

Lesley said...

Great tag, I love all the sparkle! Thanks for taking part in Sparkles Forum Challenge xx