I thought that "stamps be gone" sounded a bit like a spell, particularly now that we are heading towards October and Halloween. I have never been in to Halloween but I am sure that my nearly 2 year old granddaughter will be at some point so I decided that I would make a spell book for Daisy. I thought it could be something she could draw in, stick photos in or even use as a prop for a Halloween outfit when she is older. I remembered that I have had a set of eyes in my crafty stash for ages and also thought of the Disney film Hocus Pocus and an idea took shape. In the film the witches have a spell book with an eye. After looking at some pictures on line I decided that I needed to make my eye a little friendlier with more of the appearance of a tree elf than something evil. So here is what I came to life.........
I had such fun making this and took some photos as I went along.
My spell book started life as a plain black hard-backed book which I bought in Tiger for just £1.
I covered it with tissue wrap and added some stencilling using gold embossing paste. I then added using Fresco paint and metallic Distress paints. To blend the colours I used baby wipes, such fun messy play.
I baked the fimo letters and eye socket and then added metallic paints.
Next I wanted some cobwebs so I got out my Memory Box die and cut some in white card
I needed to tone down the "eye" from being too snake like so I coloured some snippets of papers in autumn shades
and die cut some leaves.
I also added gold paint to some black stars which the lovely Wendy Vecchi gave us at the recent workshop in our goodie bag.
and I used my new Halloween remnant rubs....these are great fun.
OK now this is a witch's spell book so to make it come alive we need a witch's cat............................................................
OK well I had to make do with my Billy......
OK Billy you need to put on your spell cap and look scary....
hmmm not sure this is working as planned...............
Abracadabra.....snakes and eyes
Make Jane's spell book come alive
Here it is , hope it didn't make you jump too much.
and some of the details in close up....sssss snakes and stars
I have written in the front for Daisy and she can keep her halloween memorabilia in it. It may also be a fun talking point if she ever goes to a fancy dress party
Oh come on Billy I didn't mean for you to do it now....... I will have to find the restore spell.......................now where is it.....................
I would like to enter my spell book into the following challenges;
Natalie and Amy Charming
Country view crafts Numbers I have used the number 31
Crafting Muskateers autumnal colours
Rhedd's Creative spirit anything altered art
Pixie's Snippets playground #193 I used lots of snippets on my spell book, tissue wrap, card for the leaves and even left over snippets (if you can call them that!) of Fimo!
Our creative corner shades of autumn
Crafty Catz anything goes
Cute card Thursday numbers mine is the number 31
Creative Inspirations Vintage
That craft place anything goes mixed media
Crafting from the heart anything goes
Try it on Tuesday Try something new it's the first time I have tried using Fimo in my papercrafting and also this is the first eyeball I have used....LOL!
Back soon......... unless my spell book has other notions and turns me into a pumpkin! Thanks for visiting me and thanks to F&F for inviting me to guest design for them today.
Bye for now,
Jane (and Billy, the witch's cat ...purrrr) xx