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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Full Moon Fever Blog Hop at MPS

Welcome to my little moonbeam in the Full Moon Fever Blog Hop, hosted by Michelle Perkett Studio! Hopefully I haven't posted too early (being in a different timezone and all...) You should have arrived here from Marilyn .... if you popped in on another moonbeam, why not start at Michelle's Blog, and see everything!

Ingredients used:  MPS Trick Or Treat image; Cardstock - Quill, Cre8tiv, Kaisercraft; Glaze Pen - Sakura; Rhinestones - Kaisercraft; Black Tuille, White Cut-out Organza Ribbon; Inlay Vintage Button.

I really like this image - the wee spiders remind me of the spider babies from Charlotte's Web (the original animation, not the remake with talking animals!).  And because there is so little (if any) to colour, it was a challenge to work with.... when I first saw this image, I had an idea of using a broad band of ribbon or lace, and this is what I created...

I printed the image on white card, and left a large white section above the image, to allow for the ribbons.  I added a double layer of black tuille, and then the cutout organza.  I thought the button looked a bit lost by itself, so before securing it through the card, I added two pieces of tuille through the shank... then fanned them out like bows.  I then mounted the image on black, metallic silver, and attached it to a white cardbase. I coloured over the spiders with clear glaze pen - they have a delicate gloss to them now, which doesn't show here.  I added some rhinestones to the corners, and there it is!  What I really like about the finished card, is that there is a clear 'meeting' of 2 styles - formal/vintage (the tuille, ribbon, button) and the casual funkiness of the text and spiders.... a complimentary clash, I think!

Here in Australia, we don't celebrate Halloween as the nothern hemisphere does.... for us, October 31 falls in our Spring, heading into summer.... so I guess that means that in the earthy calendar, we're at the wrong solstice.  I guess it would be like the US celebrating Christmas in summer!  It feels wrong.  That being said, the media and retail marketing giants eventually did saturate us with all things beastie and ghostie, and got people to believe that we do celebrate Halloween here..... kids do try to trick or treat, against their parents better judgement of 'stranger danger' and walking the streets, and our shops are inundated with all things Halloweenie that people just don't buy.  Personally, I'd be happy celebrating every worldly celebration I could... although I think my stomach would have some complaints of that.... we don't do Thanksgiving in October or November either.... although I do make a mean pumpkin high pie that I always make for Christmas.... along with other dishes that celebrate our family's heritage....

All that said, as kids my brother, sister and I would often run around at any time of the year, not just Halloween, and chant "Trick or Treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat! If you don't, I won't care, 'coz I'll pull down your underwear" .... we just sang it for the fun of it, and because we thought it was cheeky to demand food under threat of pulling down someone's pants!  I don't know how close to the real Halloween chant it actually is....

For some more halloweenie goodness, I have another post Tea Party Under a Halloween Moon which you might like to visit.  Your next stop on our wonderful MPS broom ride will be with  Claire so take the link and enjoy the rest of the Full Moon Fever Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting! 

37 cared to share!:

Shelley said...

Pauline, your card is great. I love the black and white. The button is awesome.

Lynne Armstrong said...

I really like how you've used this image Pauline...it's very effective. I can just imagine those shiny little spiders dangling in mid-air :)
Hugs
PS I think I posted a little early too...still can't seem to get the time difference sorted :(

elenor said...

Beautiful card Pauline, nice touch to make the spiders shine! =)
Hugs, Elenor

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prita said...
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prita said...

Love your card Pauline - trick or treat - the black and white theme is awesome - Pauline L

Marilyn Webb said...

hi Pauline,
This is truly gorgeous, it looks very vintage! I love it.
hugs Marilyn

Andrea said...

I love the little spider guys too!!! Great card!

marcar said...

Trick or Treat. I like spiders, too. Cute gingerbread house

Rhonda Miller said...

That's so cool. I just love how you used the Trick or Treat image. TFS.

Pam said...

Love your spiders! Trick or Treat!

Tammy said...

Awesome card Pauline! I love the black & white colors and that vintage Button is fantastic!!
Hugs, Tammy

Jan Hunnicutt said...

I love what you did with this image Pauline! I had a hard time with this one, thank you for the inspiration ;) Trick or Treat!

Tink said...

Great card!
Trick or Treat

grandmalee said...

I just love how you used the Trick or Treat image! The vintage/shabby chic/whimsical look is fabulous together! I need to get out my tulle and use it after seeing your fabulous creation! What a gorgeous button, too!

Moments by Marla said...

Love your card. I like this image of Michelle's also. The use of the tulle was a great choice. You can celebrate any holiday you want - so Happy Halloween & Trick or Treat.

Charlene said...

Love your halloween card! I would have never thought to put those elements together, but they really work well. Thanks for the idea. Trick or Treat

Joan V said...

Pauline, I love, love your card. How creative and different. OOh I wish it was spring here in North America, because I am so NOT ready for the cold, dark winter months. Enjoy your spring. Sorry, but I have to add "TRICK OR TREAT". Have a wonderful day.

Michelle said...

Wow, Pauline! this is beautiful! I love the black tulle, its the perfect Halloween embellishment and dresses up this image so much! I love it! Love the button and your rhinestones, too! Thank you for sharing your Austrailian holiday traditions with us Pauline! Trick or treat!

Hugs,

Michelle

Mel said...

Pauline your card is amazing. I love that button and the black tulle is the perfect touch.

JacquelineM said...

Fantastic card Pauline! I agree the spiders do remind me of Charlottes web! Happy Halloween. TRICK OR TREAT!

elenor said...

I forgot to say "Trick or treat" =)

Hugs, Elenor

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Trina said...

Trick or treat! I just got a Glaze pen in the mail yesterday. Thank you for sharing a way that I can use it!

AprilsL8 said...

Very nice card! Love the black & white! Trick or Treat!

BreAnn said...

"Trick or Treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat! If you don't, I won't care, 'coz I'll pull down your underwear" Great card Pauline! I love the new Trick or Treat image! It's such a shame that Australia doesn't celebrate Halloween-it's a great excuse to eat lots of candy! lol
Thanks for sharing today!

Lori said...

Elegant! Black and white is just elegant, spiders or not. Fabulous card, and thanks for sharing your 'non' Trick or Treat memories!

Ruby Taylor said...

Love what you did with the spider image and all the black...classy and spooky! Trick or treat!

Thea said...

Trick or Treat! Too funny! It is kind of cheeky, isn't it. We have lived where the houses are so far apart, that the kids would go to other neighborhoods where the houses are closer so they could get more candy quicker. Like what you did with the image!

dancingflamingo said...

I really like the black and white. The spiders are a great addition to the words - i love this image. Trick or Treat!

Sara I. said...

Hi there and Trick or Treat!! Your tulle and little embellie in the center is gorgeous!! I loved reading your stories, too - thanks for sharing a piece of you!

bumblebee creations said...

I love it! love how you kept it simple colors--looks elegant and fun--love the saying too!!

bumblebee creations said...

Oops- forgot--trick or treat

Claire said...

That image works beautiful with those embellies! A really gorgeous card, I love it!!Trick or treat!!
Claire xx

Jenn Zeeb said...

What a beautiful card, great job!!Trick or Treat

Marion E. said...

What a beautiful card. Very Stylish!!!! Trick or Treat!!!! hugs
Marion

JoAnne said...

Trick or treat! I loved your spiders and card. The cow (latest post) is a hoot! Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer McGee said...

Loved your card even though you don't celebrate Halloween - it's fantastic! Trick or Treat.

Myzdamena's World said...

Smell my feet? Euwwww lol

Trick or treat?

xxx