Of course I read Macbeth at school, but for some reason this phrase only stuck when I read an Agatha Christie novel a few years later and for some reason it pops into my head every now and then.
"By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes."
Anyway, I thought it was rather appropriate to be thinking about while I was making a card for the current Tiddly Inks challenge which is Halloween is Coming. Actually, that's probably where it resurfaced in my head as the challenge post starts "Something wicked this way comes..."
I based my card on the current Sweet Sketch Wednesday sketch number 124 by Arlana Patten and decided to use Poppy from Christy's Gothic Cute collection since she has been all coloured up with nowhere to go for months now in my stash.
Here's the sketch:
And here's my card:
The papers are from Webster's Pages from Crafty Emma's Store and the ribbon is from the Ribbon Girl. The swirly bling and the black flower is from Prima. I have coloured Poppy with copics (see details below) and sponged around the edge of the frame with Memento Tuxedo black ink.
We don't really celebrate Halloween in NZ, so I decided to leave the card sentiment free. I thought it might be appropriate for an October Birthday though...
The spiderweb is made with embroidery thread. The spiders were a challenge... I really wanted to add spiders instead of flowers along the bottom, but couldn't think of anything to make them with, then I spotted some fuzzy green brads in my brad jar and had an 'ah ha' moment. I coloured the brads black with copics, glued on some googly eyes and then sewed thread legs through the paper before pushing the brads through. I really like how they turned out. The spider on the far right looks a bit goofy as I think I put his eyes on too high, but I rather like him like that so I decided not to change him.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday: Sketch #124
Tiddly Inks Challenges #69: Halloween is coming
Delightful Challenges: Halloween
Paperplay Challenges Week 42: Use Black
Here are the copics I used:
I am in the process of replacing all my copic originals as I find them much more difficult to colour in as I prefer a flicking kind of colouring rather than the circular motion that some people use.
Arabella Chickie in Glyfada, Greece