I LOVE Halloween. with a passion.
I think its my Celtic
blood.the traditional meaning for Celtic people was a bit more like
Mexico's "day of the dead". a time when we remembered our dead loved
ones and even leave a place at the table set for them so their memory
can dine with you. it was a time when the veil between the two worlds
was supposed to be at its thinnest but it wasnt seen as spooky or evil.
just a fact of nature that after life, there is death and its good to
take some time to remember our ancestors.
As well as that,
Halloween has long been a very loved festival in scotland. But there
would be no "trick or treating"; the thought that a child could knock on
your door to blackmail you and threaten mischief if you didnt hand over
your cash or sugar snacks, probably wouldnt be tolerated here and be
met with a "Away wae yi, yi cheeky wee scamp...". Instead our kids go
"guising". They dress up (as is traditional) , but if they want sweets
or coins, they have to EARN it; sing a song, tell a spooky joke..
saddens me that a lot of our traditions are either being forgotten or
getting Americanised through the media's impact. But I do love the
amount of enthusiasm that the Americans put in to this holiday (well
apart from teaching children the art of blackmail from a young age and
calling it "fun")... However, this love of Halloween means we get lovely
Halloween scrapbook papers to play with... YAY.
I made this Jumbo tag, using sheets from the Happy haunting 8x8 book.
now, the lovely Astrid, linked me in to a page the other day that had a
load of collage style stuff using G45 papers.. and I THOUGHT I had book
marked it. but it seems I didnt.... So I cant actually say who's
collaged tags inspired this tag. its good that i didnt get back to that
blog so I didnt look at the images there, and had to rely on my own idea
of collage, but its sad because I should be able to say who triggered
my thought process. I think Astrid said this lady was on the G45 design
team... if anyone knows, please feel free to tell me so she gets due credit.
the papers are all from Graphic 45's happy haunting...
I simply sanded everything along the edges and lightly over the
surfaces too then built up my collage. I cut out some random leaf shapes
to add tot he corners at the back...
nothing complicated and no
other supplies used as such. paper and glue.. 5 brads that I had in my
stash. just to finish it off i altered a cloths peg with the papers and
added it to the top.
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