WMSC70 - October 22, 2011 - Halloween Party Invite
Hi Everybody! Sorry I have been missing in action. I got hit with a bad flu and have spent a lot of time in bed lately. You can tell I'm sick when I don't want to draw or my hands don't have ink on them! At least I got to catch up on all the TV I've been missing out on. I don't know if I could take another episode of NCIS Bones or Criminal Minds. Seems like all that was on TV was zombies - which was sort of how I'm feeling.
I did catch a few good things - Twilight, and the Corpse Bride. I didn't want to close out the week with out even one post so I made this one for my fave skech challenge - Waltzingmouse! I am giving total credit to Tim Burton and my fevered delirium for this scrumptious spookly creation. I kept thinking of a perfectly yummy Halloween cake and this is what I came up with. I used the picket fence from the Hocus Pocus set for the piping on my cake and added little touches of pearl, gem, and glitter to bring out the magic. I think the Halloween Invitation sentiment looks sort of like a moon with the the flourishes as clouds around it. I hand trimmed the black background around the tags, and left the ink a little messier than usual to keep with the spooky theme.
This is a close up of the border I made for the bottom. I simply scored lines spacing 1/4" and 1/2" apart to make this trim. I have seen alot of fabric trim like this and thought it would be easy to reproduce the look. It adds alot of dimension and the ribbon tie holds it as flat or as puffy as you like - so there is room to play here. I made the bow with 8 "legs" to look sort of like a spider. Creepy huh?
Stay healthy and keep smiling! Have a fantastic Halloween weekend!