Thursday, August 23, 2012

"Wise" details and rumors of a Haunted Halloween

A little traveling back in my Archives of Scraps of Darkness for this "Wise" kitty. A bit of paper from Victoriana, a smidge of Needful Things, a lovely Dusty Attic Raven from the SOD store and lots of lovely misting inspired by Finnabair adds to my little collection of Dark Art.  I am hearing the tap tap tap of my favorite time of year, enchanting Halloween.  I have begun the preparations for the Cemetery, the Witches apothecary is nearly complete and will be ready for the little spooks (and big ones too).  We may have a bit of a spider problem this year with the fresh graves in the yard.  Who knows what else the creatures will come up with this year.  I have heard rumors of a foggy night, strange glowing eyes peering through the windows and skeletons trying to escape.  Hmmm, whatever shall we do?

Friday, August 10, 2012

update on Caden

We are finally there, Mr. Caden Thomas is getting ready to start kindergarten in less than 2 weeks!  We are so happy that he has made it through such trying times and we are so grateful to all of you for the prayers, love and support on this difficult journey.

We are scheduled to meet with his future teachers and caregivers at school before classes begin to discuss his needs and make a plan to enable him to receive the best education and care possible.  Jerry and I are so excited for him on this new journey and are anxious to see him learn and grow, hopefully with some new friends and a positive experience.

We are, of course, worried that some children may try to pick on him since he is different than others, but the plan is to educate the families in his class about his condition and help them to understand what a brave and amazing boy he is and has so much to offer to this world.

Wishing everyone a magical weekend,
Hugs, Jenny

Sunday, August 5, 2012

August Round Robin at Scraps Of Darkness

"Maichiru" is a term used by the Japanese people to describe the cherry blossoms as they fall. The term simply means "dancing blossom"  I have used the "True Romance" kit from Scraps of Darkness here with some dusty attic chippies from the kit and the SOD store.  The Japanese religion "Shinto" says that all features of the natural world acquire their own innate God or spirit and that once a tree has it's own God dwelling within it can house the spirits of the dead inside.  They are such a spiritual people and so resilient, I just found this belief so beautiful!
Here I have layered some Webster's Pages bling with an MS punch and topped it off with a few Prima flowers from the kit.

Dusty Attic Corner Flourish #3 from the Main kit here.  I first used some Black Soot ink then embossed with Lindy's Ruby Midnight Obsidion Embossing Powder.  The color in person is stunning with the pinks and blacks in the LO, but so hard to photograph!

I first inked the DA cherry blossom with white acrylic from tim Holtz, then brushed on some Shimmerz hottie pink, dotted the centers with some black soot acrylic and topped off with Sparklicious and hit it with the heat tool.  The emerging blooms are bark are simple ink colors from my colorbox pallet.