As we enter October the shops are starting to fill up with plastic skulls, rubber spiders, bright orange pumpkins and witches hats.
Yep, good old Halloween. As a child Halloween was barely mentioned but now it is another one of those 'celebrations' (and I use that word with caution!) where we simply must get into the spirit (hahaha!) of things and adorn our houses and children with ghoulish things.
I enjoy an excuse for a get-together, especially one that involves a theme. So I will be putting on my wart-riddled rubber nose, popping in my false teeth, and dusting off my broom along with the rest of you.
With that in mind I simply had to take part in the 'Show us your Twinchies' challenge this week as the theme is, of all things, Halloween. Love the planning there DT.
I actually don't own any typically Halloween stamps, and so I have created a spooky little Twinchie featuring the bird silhouette from the Sheena Douglass stamp set 'A Little bit Oriental' which was launched last month. It can work in lots of ways. In this Twinchie I see it as a bit Edgar Allan Poe/Raven or even Hitchcock/The Birds so in keeping with the spooky theme. The colours represent pumpkin orange and bobbing apple red with a crisp white moon and black gates. All very much in the right direction I think you will agree.
As always, I welcome your comments. Why not head over to the blog and look at the DT samples and all the other entries as they are uploaded and maybe even have a go yourself!