Hope all you Mum's in the UK had a lovely Mother's Day yesterday? Mine was a disappointment. Not only did I have to get up and get my own cup of coffee in the morning, but my eldest kids hadn't bothered to get or make a card. Dno2 had made one at school and she was getting on at them to do one. I had even mentioned it a few times during the previous week too. Just shows you how much they care doesn't it? :(
Well, at least the hubby remembered. He bought some flowers and a bottle of vino and a fluffy toy (why?) which was all supposed to be from the kids. Apparently he couldn't find the choccies in Tesco (huh?) so I went round the local co-op and got my own cheapy ones. What an effing let-down!!
You are to create a dark, Gothic, or Halloween-based project That features witches, witchcraft, magic or the occult. Incantations, familiars, potion ingredients, all are welcome this week.
I have seen a few cards in blogland that are like an easel card, but with a waterfall mechanism. Not sure what these are called, but I wanted to give it a go. So after much cutting, sticking, swearing and faffing with bits of plain paper, I managed to figure out how they are done! LOL. And here is the front of the finished card:
I used plain black card for the most part, with some black textured card from Kanban and some gold mirri for the panels, top, bottom and sides. I smeared some metallic gold rub-on over the textured card for a bit of zing, and did the same for the edges. Here it is sat with the easel bit popped up:
I added some mirri die-cut shapes to the corners which were cut using my shapeabilities Fleur-de-Lys die, and also popped a few gold brad heads on for a bit more 'something'. Needed to make me a 'Get Well' card for a DT buddy, so the sentiment is personalised for her. Just wish I could send her a spell or two to help out in her life's troubles. This will be sent in the post today, hope it gets to you safely hun . . .!!
And finally a close-up of the finished and layered up image. Didn't bother adding any stickles or glitter. Me thinks she looks fine as she is! Bit of a 'Kiss meets Alice Cooper' thing going on with the eyes, but what the heck! All adds to the effect huh?!
Oh, forgot to mention the skulls - they are supposed to be Cat skulls, but I elongated the teeth for a bit of dramatic effect. Not sure if they are anatomically correct, but who cares eh?!
OK, so I hope you can join in with us this week over at Macabre Monday - see you there folks!!