Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Schèi Ge-BOO-ertsdag Louis
The wallpaper was created by stamping the border stamp from WMS Victorian Frippery in purple and embossed in clear - I wanted that wallpaper feel as well.
Using various Spellbinders squares and a Movers and Shapers window die cut I created the window and the frame. The ghost was cut using a Sizzix original and the bat and spider were cut using a Cuttlebug cut and emboss set. If you look carefully you might see the little moon I tried to create through the window by masking and distressing. The spider web border punch is from EK success.
Louis isn't an English speaker so I knew "Have a Spook-tacular Birthday" would have gone over his head, and opted for "Schèi Ge-BOO-ertstag" a corruption of the Luxembourgish "Schei Gebuertsdag". I thought I was really clever coming up with this until my son James told me that the word BOO is unheard of in Luxembourgish. Oh well perhaps he'll get it one day.
I'm entering this in the Waltzing Mouse Challenge WMSC120, though I've taken a fair bit of artistic licence with Clare Buswell's brilliant sketch.