Every once in awhile I get an e-mail or note from someone suggesting that smARTworks should add some Halloween related images to its collection. While I appreciate the suggestion, there are no plans for this to happen... Given the origins of the holiday, and the fact that many still celebrate it as such, I have personally come to feel that what the holiday represents is in direct conflict with what I want to represent. I didn't always have this conviction, but over the last decade or so, it seems as if Halloween has gotten bigger and bigger, and many of its decorations and costumes are gravitating more and more toward the dark side. Taking note of these changes caused my level of comfort with 'celebrating' to begin shifting... and now, I simply don't 'do' Halloween.
That said, on a trip to the eye doctor back in August, I popped into a JoAnn's Fabrics, and spied these 'Boo' die cut cards in the dollar bin. At eight cards plus envelopes for a dollar, I immediately thought of the monthly card swap in which I participate... How great and different would these be for that!?!
My original idea was to do a play on 'Boo Whooo', but the execution for multiples seemed more effort than I wanted to expend, and would have required more time than I was willing give. Hence this 'Happy October' card with Tufts the owl, and his batty friends.
Stamps: Feathered Friends, Tree-mendous, Ink: Versafine
Coloring: Prismacolor Markers
Punch: EK Success
Print (inside, back panel): Heidi Grace Designs.
Other: Dimensional glaze accents.
Techniques: Owl stamped on white scrap and cut out. Eye/Beak portion of image stamped and cut out again, and layered over full image.
Note: The Stamp-a-ma-jig or other stamp positioner is a must for this card.
'Owl' see you next week,