Thursday, October 04, 2007

Someone Witchy


I've been in the mood to sketch dolls lately I guess. Last night I spotted this adorable witch on Ulla's blog and the next thing I knew I had my pen and a sheet of printer paper out and in action. The journaling is all about my October 28 birthday and how I used to have Halloween birthday parties. Seeing the dolls dressed up on Ulla's blog has inspired me to put mine in costume for the holiday. I'm hoping to start this week and dress as many as I can find costumes for. It's been a while since I've had them all out on display.
I was tickled when I saw the new GPP Streat Team Crusade. At first I thought, "Goth, I'll never have anything for that." Then I read a bit farther and realized that Michelle was talking about Halloween decorations. I just finished a page last night and hadn't even glued the witch down yet. I get to be one of the first to post. Our leaves here in Arkansas haven't fallen yet as it looks in the journal picture. There were some branches down in the back yard that we had to cut when the new roof went on. I thought they would be a good backdrop for the Halloween page.


The checkerboard on the background was stamped with a piece of foam that I pulled off one of our new windows. Each window had two of these foam pieces glued on to keep them from bumping into each other during shipping, I guess. I immediately thought of stamping with them when I saw them. We have eight of the nine windows in the new part of the house put in. Siding is next, probably some weather-proof insulation board first. These windows are in the bedroom-to-be. Unless it gets changed into a new living room. We are loving the four big windows (3' x 6')and talking about changing our plan.

10 comments:

michelle ward said...

dawn - love your witchy page, nice sketch....and took a look at all the previous posts with journal pages. great sutff! thanks for sharing with the team. LOVE your windows too!!

PocketSize said...

Hi, hopped over from GPP... The Halloween/Birthday journal page is great!

barone said...

Love your page. My birthday is October 24th, so I also grew up with Halloween parties. Actually, nothing has changed in that regard. Happy Birthday scorpio sistah. jodi wildvines.blogspot.com

Ulla said...

You lucky duck to have a b-day soooo close to Halloween! Yes, I think a costume party is definitely needed! I love your page and am delighted that you found inspiration from Nicols dolls! The checkerboard border is wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing this with me!!!

Dawn said...

Thanks everyone for visiting.

Babsarella said...

Love your wonderful drawing!!! Great idea for the background too!

Monique said...

Beautiful drwaing! Love your house!

carlene federer said...

love the witch!

Fiona said...

Great journal page. What a great ideaa to dress up your dolls for the season. There's a great idea.....

The Dabbler said...

Delightful journal page & happy birthday!

By the way, I adore your blog's outer background!

A crusade newbie,
Shay.