Don't you just love blog hops, I know I do! You get to see so much creativity, and get so many great ideas, and no matter how many times I blog hop, it amazes me how much talent is really out there.
This blog hop is sponsored by the ever talented Michelle Perkett (aka) Michelle Perkett Studio. The theme is Halloween, which we celebrate in my part of the world, or you could write about a holiday tradition you love to celebrate this time of the year in your country. Of course, living in Canada we also celebrate Thanksgiving, and as much as I love all the food and being with friends and family members for Thanksgiving, my favourite time of the year and holiday is Halloween. I call it a holiday, but it really isn't. I think we should start a petition to make Halloween a national or world wide holiday, don't you?
So, before I show you my creation, I just want to go over the order for the blog hop. You start HERE, at Michelle's personal blog. If you just hopped here from Lee's blog, then you are on the right track. The next stop along the way is Pauline's blog.
I decided to make a Halloween ornament, and I used the "Candy Corn Witch" image. The ornament is made with an old CD. I covered it with paper from the Eerie Paper Pad by Basic Grey. I colored her with copics, and then cut her out. She was originally sitting on a broom, but I decided to make the broom, so I would get a 3D effect. I made the background paper behind the witch. I used a star stamp, with clear ink and embossing powder. Then I rolled some oranges and red inks all over the paper, that way you get to see the stars. I really like how it turned out. It gives you the impression that she is flying in the sky. Then I just added some lace around the edge, and some ribbon and a bow.
I really love the spooky side of halloween, the creepier the better. When my kids were younger and going out for halloween, they always went for the scary costumes. I was so happy! I think one year though, my daughter went out as a "Genie", I think I cried the whole time I made her costume....lol. Thank god that was only one year! We all got into the halloween spirit, I dressed up, we decorated the house, and even dressed up our 100 pound doberman, who seemed to think that was normal for a dog! So as much as I love the Candy Corn Witch, I had to do something "spooky" for me!
This is the "flip" side of the CD. Michelle created this new halloween image, and its called "Haunted Tree", and I love it! I used the same homemade background paper, and added a sentiment. The moon and bats are all part of the Haunted Tree image.
I hope you are enjoying the hop so far, I am sure you are seeing so many wonderful and gorgeous creations along the way, and I hope you left everyone some Halloween Love!
Have a safe and "Spooktacular" halloween, and may your treat bags be full of loot!