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Thursday, 30 September 2010

Silly Witch

The last couple of days I have spent cleaning my house......and garden.......ready to leave it for the next couple of months. While I like the house to look presentable I HATE having to clean it.......it is so BORING.........especially when new stamps have dropped through the letter box and are shouting to be used!
So to relieve some of that boredom I made this journal page as I went along!
Vacuum the living room............go gesso the pages, while that is drying........vacuum the hall and stairs.........not quite dry........vacuum the landing and bedroom.............colour pages with Distress ink and spray inks..............while drying....... clean bathroom (such fun!).........stamp pumpkin background.........put out rubbish....................you get the picture!
I know the witch looks kinda creepy but don't be scared! Does it make it better if I tell you the body of my witch is actually Beth Ditto? (sorry Beth).......I cut her out from a fashion supplement that came with a Sunday paper! The creepy face is from Stampotiques new Halloween cube. The legs and hat are hand drawn.
The words are from Macbeth..........the pumpkin background is one of the new stamps, it's from Impression Obsession........

.......the crow is from Tim Holtz Haunted Mansion stamp set.

While I was tidying in the garden I cut down several dry things and rather than just throw them in the compost I made an Autumn display! 
Cardoons in a metal basket.

18 comments:

Sandy said...

Haha what a cool witch.
This is brilliant. I love it.

Helen said...

The witch is great, and I really love your autumn display from the garden! You have such a lot of different things growing in it.

Carol Q said...

Silly what? LOL great pages Sue. Love your garden display. Will you leave it there for your return?

Lori Saul said...

What great expressive journal pages ( I stop midway cleaning and do art as well) these really turned out perfect. Beautiful things from the garden too!

hazel said...

Brilliant pages Sue, I love the witch and your garden display is lovely.
xxx Hazel.

Kaz said...

Love that journal page and the garden display.
Have a safe trip xx

Sarah Anderson said...

I'd just never get back to the cleaning lol!

Linda Cain said...

Terrific work ethic! Love it!
Great project, and a clean house....your work is done!

Sarah A said...

Well done you on getting all that cleaning done when you have new stamps to play with lol!

Great pags and love the garden display!

Sarah x

Sid said...

Fab witchy page!!

Athena said...

Absolutely brilliant!

I often do chores in-between crafting. I tidy up one area whilst messing up another!

I especially love your flower arrangement.

Hels Sheridan said...

Cleaning.. boooo... art... cooool!!! Loving your spooky pages :O)) The garden display is FAB hun... I can see those with a heavy frost on them... they will look amazing x

olive said...

loving the pages....truly you. have a great trip. Ciao

Rosie said...

Haha, that's how I used to do housework (given it up now) operating on a reward system! Loving the spooky page ...

Linda Elbourne said...

Love the garden display and your journal pages are as fabulous as ever. What a great idea to treat yourself between housey jobs ... I may have to try it ... Doh! I can't I don't do housework!

chris f said...

Love It! ASafe trip vack to Almaty, sorry missed you this time, hope we can catch up on your next visit
Chris

Kim Dellow said...

Oh just love your pages and your photos too. Kim

DonnaMundinger said...

Great pages! don't you just love the new Halloween cubes? xxD