Wednesday, October 26, 2011

DAY 26- 31 Days of Halloween, Countdown to halloween, Real witches of Halloween

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Welcome to Day 26 of the 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN, as well as day 26 of the COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN, and Day 26 of THE REAL WITCHES OF HALLOWEEN.

Today's Halloween funny:

Today's creation is and will continue to be a work-in-progress, as it is, once again my Book of Shadows. The last page I showed you was the inside of the front cover. this is the facing page. In many books this is left blank, but not in a journal, not in a diary and certainly not in a BOS. You can click on any image to make it a bit bigger.

The book has 8.5" X 11" pages, so this background paper that is already printed with a pretty pink (almost magenta) border and mostly gray spider webs, some black web, black spider and hanging web line and 2 black candles is 12" X 12". I cut the paper down and fit it around the stamped image.
The stamp is "Beatrix" one of the "Steampunk Halloween" collection from SIMPLY BETTY STAMPS. I paper pieced her skirt, cape, pumpkins, and the cover of her BOS. Then I colored the rest in with PRISMA COLOR pencils, 2 thin tip sharpies (one is flesh tone, and the other very pale pinks...hands and face) and BIC Mark its! for her hair & book pages. I goofed on part of her cape, and accidentally cut if off, so I had to piece it back in.Again the pencil was a perfect match to the paper, but here it appears blue. :( 
Ink on dark purple paper is tough! LOL
 The paper used for piecing was from the same Seasons and Holidays pad by CLOUD 9 that I have been using, the candle paper is by DCWV (Midnight Spells Pad)
 Once again, I had real issues with the purples...Her blouse is a lovely light lilac that goes so well with the deep purple of the skirt and cape, and I colored the upper part of the cape in and out of her hair with a perfectly matched pencil, but here it looks blue. UGH!!! I tried editing them to make them more "purple" and all that did was turn the bkgd. reddish. I gave up.
Once I was done piecing and coloring "Beatrix" I started putting the paper back together as best I could without making it look really bad. I wanted both candles in and as much of the border as possible. I then took a fine line black sharpie and connected lines from the mis-matched webs that were already on the paper. Then I started "doodling" things into the web have have something to do with Witchcraft, or Wicca or Paganism. I do not consider myself, Wiccan, more of a Neo-Pagan.
Anyway, then I used a silver sharpie to highlight spots around Beatrix's dark colors, and the candles. The spider seemed to get lost in the mix, so I did his hanging web and outlined his body
I plan on listing the other "Sabbats" and "Esbats" (Lunar cycled Holidays and equinoxes)somewhere in the web, as well as other appropriate items that should be noted in a BOS. 
I am thinking I might add yellow-into-orange stickles on the candle flames, what do you think? 

Entered in:
Rainbow Lady's Challenge blog ...spooks and witches
Paper Play ...halloween/Witches
Digi Doodle shop challenge ...anything goes 
the sisterhood of crafters ...halloween
Penny's paper-crafty challenge ...Halloween
Simon says stamp challenge ...anything goes
Fab n Funky challenges ...spooky halloween 
Divas by design ...something spooky
The paper variety ...must use paper...halloween
Inky impressions ...anything goes

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ike said...

Cool project - she looks great on there and I love your LO xx

Sharon Sahl said...

Wow! I love your Book of Shadows first page. And, sure, add some flaming orange and yellows. The fire on my post today is filled with a picture of actual flames - worked great. And, thanks to this post I think I finally understand what y'all mean by paper piecing!

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

This really an awesome page Susan!!! I love how you added your own thoughts and items of importance!!!! The Simply Betty Stamps works so well with everything else on this page!!!

Steph said...

Very cool! Love how you cut the paper to frame here. Great job on the paper piecing too, i usually give up on all my attempts to try this technique.

Kristina said...

Wow you have put a lot of work into your project. and It paid off, looks great. Love your witch image w/ her open spell book. and the pumpkins, how cool. BTW the purple looking blue your talking about looks purple on my screen. (Purple is my fav color)I think Stickles on the candle flames would look really cool. Love how you colored her hair!! What does "Neo-Pagan" mean? I have never heard that word? Loved your "Funnies" at the beginning, yeah they should have gone w/ different costumes Blaha ha ha! Have a wonderful day Susan!

Jane said...

Love your page fantastic work
Luv Jane xxx

monique said...

great page the colours are fabulous

DonnaMundinger said...

this realy is fabuous, Susan! Obviously a lot of thought and a lot of work went into this and it is totally amazing! I do think the addition of some Stickles on the flames would be the perfect final touch. xxD

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh p.S. I've been meaning to tell you how much I've gotten a kick out of your Halloween Funnies. xxD

DK Spins said...

Such a wonderful page for your Book of Shadows, Susan! Love today's funny, as well.

Toriz said...

I think go with what feels right to you, especially since it's your BOS! :)

lalkygirl said...

fab book of shadows page ,it is a fabulous creation,
thanks for joining us at digi doodle shops best and good luck
i have candy on my blog if you would like to enter
tracey x

Sandi said...

What a unique and lovely card. I love it! Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Variety.

Courtney said...

What a great Halloween card Susan!! Thank you for sharing it with us this week at Penny's for our "Halloween" Challenge. Good Luck!!


Joey said...

Fabulous creation, that funny made me Laugh so much!!! thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

starcyl said...

This is great, thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
Jenny x

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

Wonderful,Susan.Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

Jen said...

Super Halloween project. Thank you for sharing it with us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
Jen x

Rainbow Lady said...

Super project and of course I love the purple. Thanks for sharing
Love Cynthia x

I Don't Do Straignt said...

FAB journal page! Love this image and you have coloured her beautifully :)

Vicky said...

Fantastic sweetie...

thanks for joining us at Divas...and good luck...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is so creative!!! Thanks for playing along in our 'Halloween' challenge at The Sisterhood! Hope you'll come back next time!

one of the 'Sistahs'

ElizabethR said...

Great page thanks for sharing at RLC this week. Elizabeth x

Anonymous said...

Wonderful project.So much fantastic work has gone into this and with great effect.Thanks for joining us at DDSC.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Starla B. said...

What a wonderful page...I love all of your doodling! You've got yourself a new follower; I can't wait to see how the rest of the BOS turns out. Blessed be!

Thank you for playing with us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

xx Star