Friday, October 7, 2011

DAY 7- 31 Days of Halloween, Countdown to halloween, Real witches of Halloween

Welcome to Day 7 of the 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN, as well as day 7 of the COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN, and Day 7 of THE REAL WITCHES OF HALLOWEEN

Today's contribution is the very beginning of what will be a continuous work in progress.
I purchased a hard cover blank journal (Farber-Castell) to make into my first Book of Shadows.
I have only worked on the very beginning--the back of the front cover.

 Image from the internet,
"Susan" stamped with Headline Alphabet stamps by STAMPIN' UP,
"ForestIsis" stamped with Collage Alphabet by STAMPIN' UP,
Roses stamp, part of Dead Necessities set by BOMBSHELL STAMPS,
Burgundy marker by STAMPIN' UP,
Black Tuxedo ink by MEMENTO, Silver Pigment ink by RANGER,
Sterling Silver embossing powder by STAMPIN' UP, 
a Mix of Clear UTEE with Apple red EP from SPARKLE n SPRINKLE

3 views at different angles, and or settings
I found this image on the internet, it is called the Pumpkin Witch
 Upper roses stamped in silver pigment ink, used my UTEE mix and embossed it, then filled in the open spots with the burgundy marker, really a stunning effect!
 3 views, different angles and settings of the Upper Roses

 3 views, different angles and settings of Lower Roses
 Initially I had stamped the "F" here for "Forestisis, and since I double stamped all letters to make them darker, this one was messed up, so I moved over and started again, successfully this time. but I had this double image "f" to cover up, and I HAD planned on putting roses in the corner. what to do, what to do??
I kept stamping the "F" over and over all over a largish area in black same as the boo-boo. then I stamped the roses on top of that in the silver ink and embossed it with sterling silver EP.
there were still some blank spots, so I also used the burgundy marker to fill in here. This mistake quickly became a cool outcome!

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Paper take weekly ...anything goes

I'd also like to share a very special card with you all.
As you may have heard by now Betty of SIMPLY BETTY STAMPS, has had some sad news. Her 17 yo son was DXed with throat cancer. You will see a button up at the top of my side bar, where you can make a donation, and you will receive the "Zander" digi image once you make a donation. There is also all of the information, and the address to send cards.

Card stock by STAMPIN' UP
DIGI Word art/Sentiment by TLC CREATIONS
gear punch used by STAMPIN' UP, used mirror card stock from my stash, and coffee cup outer sleeve for the punches
printed paper-unknown (I think the label is actually under the section on this card, LOL)
Ribbon from my stash
images colored with PRISMACOLOR pencils and Blending pencil.

On the inside there is a sentiment about "believe"(also by TLC CREATIONS) and then of course I wrote a personal note.

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Paper take weekly..anything goes

Personally, I can not think of a worse time of year to be so sick and know that you are going to be sick for a while...all the holidays and all coming. Can you imagine being 17 and getting this diagnosis? can you imagine being the mother to a 17 yo  getting this diagnosis?  I hope you will help Betty and her son, the family has limited insurance and funds. Everything any one of you send them is greatly appreciated by Betty, her family and MOSTLY by her son.  Additionally  the more you shop with SIMPLY BETTY STAMPS the more you are helping this family. Please click the button up there on my side bar and give whatever you can!

I know my post was a bit longer today, but I hope you found it worth the time. Thanks for visiting :)

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


DonnaMundinger said...

OOOh, this is gonna be one fab Book of Shadows. Can't wait to see where you go from here. xxD

Sharon Sahl said...

Susan, your Zander card is terrific! That said, I want to congratulate you on starting a book of shadows, which I assume will be a sort of dark art journal. Your first entry is lovely; I especially like the drawn in blanket stitch on the edge. Good save on the "F" too. Letters are the worst to stamp!

Kristina said...

I love your journal! That pumpkin witch is so sexy! I love her! You did a great job on your project! Cant wait to see day 8!

Jane said...

Love the begining of your book it will look fantastic when you have finished it
Luv Jane xxx

monique said...

Love yout project, the witch image is fab

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

Awesome Journal Cover and Beautiful Card for Christian!! I love how you did the roses on the journal cover!!! See you tomorrow!!

ike said...

Oh fabulous start to the book and i LUV the Zander card :-)
Ike xxx

Sugar said...

oooh I love it! great start for your bos!!

Steph said...

So cool, great start on your cover that pic you found is awesome. I so love your Zander card! The sentiment makes me giggle and how fabulous are those punches you made from your coffee sleeve!

DK Spins said...

What a beautiful page for your BOS! The embossed roses are stunning, I'm sure they're even more so in real life. Awesome work! Loved the card for Christian, too.

MaRyKaY said...

both os those are awesome. It is so nice how you care about your friend. everyone needs friends like that

jennifer said...

your journal looks great!

Susan's crafty chaos said...

I love both your projects for today Susan, and it's amazing how different they are; you have such diverse talents!

Scrap Vamp said...

Very cool! That image is fabulous and the roses are wonderful!

bonniebluedenim said...

Great book! Looking forward to more!

Toriz said...

Awesome idea! :)

ldfdesign said...

wonderful job on the journal! love the utee work you did! great job with zander!

Alex said...

First, this book is GORGEOUS! I don't know what a book of shadows is, but WANT to know! Just beautiful.

The card for Betty's son is perfect. Love the sentiment and gears!!

I Don't Do Straignt said...

Great start to your book of shadows, really lovely and your Zander card is great fun. :)