This LO was published in September 2010 issue of SNR magazine
I think this page needs some explanations- and this is not a Halloween page anyway- this is
" about me" page
Ok- here is me that nobody knows and this is my stupid secret-me, who believes in all kinds
of " signs", bad and good.
YES- I actually believe in black cat, Friday the 13 th, broken mirrow, empty bucket, table corner sitting and evil eye. I do believe in horseshoe, shamrock, garlic ,red thread over your hand, hamsa (that's Israeli and general oriental hand shape for good luck) and blue eye against this evil one - all of them bring good luck. I know it's stupid- but can't we be a bit stupid sometime? So touch wood and everything will be great
And this page is all about it- call it my little secret or my biggest stupidity- the page looks great with this " bad" side where I added a stamped calendar page for Friday the 13 th, and painted this grungeboard cat in crackled black paint, and made the faux broken mirrow with a marker (no, I am not going to break it- it's bad luck!!) and even added some " evil eye" as a flower center and on a stamped face too- she really looks " bad" with this eye- doesn't she?
On the upper corner I added my home made Hamsa and for the more luck- 2 more- actuallyI did it as a pendant with Swarovsky crystals- but I did a dozen- for everyone I love and if you have a good eyes you even can see this smallest piece of a red thread adhered to my hand over the photo-just to give my page some good luck too.Like winning some challenges?
I also decided to make some hidden journaling tag to explain this page and the Halloween colors look great with the subject.
Some day I am going to do a whole mini album with a separate page for every single one of my stupid believes- and believe me- it's going to be a huge!! one as I take every single superstition from every nation and religion and place and make it my own.
Thanks for reading this long post- I will drop the product list here as the " story" is the point- not a cardstock .
But I will list some of my techniques:
misting around the hand cut circle, ditressing the circle cut photo, stamping and heat embossing- a face and a calendar page, hand writing, border punching,ribbon pleating, using dfferent fonts of lettering,crackled paint painting, faux stitching, tearing, inking,recycling- the wood piece and the cork are recycled, also 2 metal Hamsa pieces ar from very old key chains .
Now you all know me better- and probably laugh at me.. So what? I still have a bunch of amulets in every hand bag or purse I use, in my car and near my bed.
And some challenges too:
Use punch- for One stitch in time
Flowers for I did it creations
Metals for Paper romance
Round and metal for Belli
Petals and pearls- the big flower and a string- for Crafts and me
Flower power for Fub and Funky
Color inspiration for Prairie fairy
Flowers for Speedy the cat
Colors for Diva coffee break