I couldn't wait to show you guys the gifts that I bought her at Patina when I was waiting to get my tires put on. I fell in LOVE with this BLACK hobnail CAKE PLATE as soon as I set foot in Patina's door. I knew that my Mom, who is gifted with an unbelievable talent for decorating her log home, would LOVE it for displaying treats or fun Halloween decorations. THEN, I spied the cute little witchy- poo riding the crow! This chicky has given me a weeks worth of inspiration for my Halloween cards. If you look at the close-up of the witch, there are 3 elements that I pulled from her to create cards. I was inspired by her vintage newspaper hat, the sparkly crepe paper rosette on her outfit, and the vintage glitter center of the rosettes. My card posts this week will all center around these elements, using Crafty Secrets vintage Halloween images. I've been going crazy with the glimmer mist all weekend.. I've been spraying the heck out of crepe paper and rosettes, and I LOVE the effect it has on the crepe paper. Here's a closeup so that you can see the glimmer up close and personal. I used the terra cotta color on white crepe paper and got a shimmery, antiquey looking orangey-gold color. The swirl is from the Cherubs set. Martha Stewart yellow-gold glitter decorates the edges of the paper and the rosette middles. Tomorrow night I'll do a tutorial for you on making crepe paper rosettes... I just need to sit down and take some pics for you.
Have a great evening, everyone, and Happy Birthday, Mom!