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Welcome! Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used. I'll be showcasing collage, altered and mixed media art as well as miniature. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura

Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween Blog Party – Witches Ball

Welcome!  I’ve been very busy getting ready for the witches ball.  This annual even hosted by the gals of the “Black Hat Society” is the premier event of the season.  The invitation just recently arrived so I’m in a tizzy about what to wear.  I know that many of the witches will have already ordered their outfits from the best shops in Transylvania, but I don’t have enough time to do that.   I guess I’ll just have to whip up my own.
This is from one of my collage sheets and the little ditty is written by me.
I don’t know about you, but I have a thing for shoes!  I whipped this one up using paper.  I accented the design of the paper with glitter.  I added sparkly fabric and twigs.  The brass spiders are painted with Metallic Olive Lumiere paint and accented with black Swarovski crystals.

Itsy Bitsy Spider wanted to go to the ball, so I told him he could if he hung off the end of my hat and promised not to annoy guests by biting them.
I think this necklace will work perfectly.  The spider on the top is painted with red Liquid Pearls.  The spider at the bottom is accented with Swarovski Crystals.
I can’t go to the ball without a mask.  This one is made from paper, fun wire and fantasy film and accented with beading and glitter.  I’ve also embellished it with bats and swirls.
Oh I just know I’m going to be late.  My "Witching Hour" – Hour Glass says its time.
This is a working hour glass made from two bottles.  I’m thinking I’ll do another winter themed one and include a tutorial for you guys.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you there!

46 comments:

Moonlyf said...

Once again, I totally love your creations!!! Thank you for sharing them.

http://www.moonlyf.com/2012/10/a-fanciful-twist-5th-annual-halloween.html

Diane at Craftin Your HeART Out! said...

OMG!! I LOVE THE SHOE!!! I am a shoe freak and collect them...(little ones that is)...Definitely need to add this to my list of must makes...

Have a great weekend!

Take care,
Diane

Creative Wings Boutique said...

Laura I just adore everything you create...I cant wait to see your matchboxes...
hugs
tabitha

Debbie said...

Stopping by early for "Afanciful Twist's party. Soo many to visit tomorrow, so I am getting a head start. LOVE your witchy accessories.
You'll be the Bell of the ball, and every Witch will turn green with envy, (if they aren't already!)
Dust off your broom, so you won't miss all the parties tomorrow.

Debbie:)

Seeing Things said...

I am just fascinated with the hour glass, YES please include a tutorial with the Christmas version. I look forward to it.

Dortesjs said...

aww gorgeous totally love your creations you have such great fantasy

die amelie said...

Gosh, that hour-glass AND the shoe AND.... well, cannot get enough of your stuff!!!!

Have a wonderful Halloween party event!!!

die amelie xx

Kerstin Bulin said...

Ohhh wow...the hour-glas and i love the shoe...do you have a template for the shoe???? I love everything.
Have a great Halloween-Partytime
Kerstin from Germany

artwolf2009 said...

What a gorgeous idea with the hour glass. Can´t wait to get the instructions - could you please do it on youtube?

Linda said...

Wow, I love all of your creations. You ae so inspiring and a great talent, I will be back to look around some more. Thank you.

Please visit me:
momentsinaneye.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

Love your shoe and also the necklace. Your party is wonderful with all of your beautifully done creations!

Thanks for having me to your party and Happy Halloween!

artistamyjo said...

If they had a contest I would vote you the best blog around!
Always beautiful,full of creativity and you share it all with us.
Hugs

Jennifer said...

These creations are absolutely amazing! That hourglass, incredible. And I am such a shoe person, that is such a fabulously halloweeny shoe! Happy Halloween!

http://broomsticksandlace.blogspot.ca/2012/10/a-fanciful-twist-halloween-party-2012.html

Emalina said...

Wow what fantastic itsy bitsy spider shoes, and i love the mask too! What a magical halloween party, thanks for having me!

Happy halloween, please come party with me at my 2 separate halloween parties:

http://idlebakes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/the-witching-hour-halloween-2012.html

http://kikiandthegypsy.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/into-woods-halloween-2012.html

Cackle with you soon!

Rachel said...

Wonderful, gorgeous creations. That hourglass is just sublime!

DogsMom said...

Again totally amazing! Your imagination has no boundaries. I love everything you come up with.
Thank you so much for sharing.
I look forward to more of your tutorials.

Happy Halloween!

Kelly said...

Truly Magical! Such creativity! Love your owl collage opener from the start! Cheers!

Rhonda Roo said...

Coolest hourglass EVER. Love your creativity and the spirit infused in your work!

Happy Halloween!

xoxo Boo From Roo

Kyra said...

Those shoes are fantastic! Love them! :)

Ms Misantropia said...

I love all of it! The shoe, the hat, the mask - all wodnerful :)

Please visit my party at:
http://msmisantropia.blogspot.se/2012/10/halloween-party.html

Shell said...

What lovely Halloween items. That mask is truly magical.

*Mieke*Petitevictorianrose*and*PastTimeChildhood said...

Hi Laura, I admire your creations, they are sooo inspiring !
I love the hour glass, its awesome.
I also wanted to take part off your Pretty potions+Poisons apothecary event, but I´m not able to email you, for some reason it does not work (or I do something wrong )
Anyway, I post the pictures om my Blog and maybe you will have a look at them :)

Hugs Mieke xxx
http://pasttimechildhood.blogspot.de/

dawaioser said...

OOoooooh! I lovelovelove the hourglass. What artistry and magical fun!


~ Misha/DawaiOser (Cosmic Girl)

If you haven't already, please stop by my contribution to the Halloween festivities. Here's the link to my party:
http://dawaioser.livejournal.com/819474.html

Nook and Cranny said...

Let me just say; for last minute your choice of outfit came together beautifully, so love the hat.
Thanks for sharing, have a great time at the ball.
Michele

2amscrapper said...

oh my, what fun! amazing creations. love the shoe and the mask. oh heck, I love everything!

Linda said...

Fantastic creations! Well done!

silvergran said...

hee hee I want to come to the ball!!
Great shoes and hat... will there be a dress/gown?
Fantastic post!

Buccaneers and Ball Gowns said...

Everything at your party was wonderful and that hour glass is just amazing!

Cameron said...

What you do with a few supplies and your imagination is absolute magic! Such beautiful creations!

A pleasure to come visit you,
Cameron
Paint Myself Pretty

Holly M said...

you will be bewitchingly beautiful at the ball! can't wait for the hourglass tutorial.

Marilyn said...

Delightful! Loved your artful Halloween things!

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http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

You are amazing!!!

Your creations are sooo beyond wonderful!! Just love them!!!

Thank you so much for being a part of this extra magical season!!

♥ Vanessa

Sylvia Smiser said...

What a beauty you will be in all your Spooky splendor! I know you will be the belle of the ball!
I do hope you will come visit my halloween party, now that you are all done up.
I am having a special giveaway.
htttp://www.anaboocreationsbysylvia.blogspot.com

beverly e said...

Gorgeous creations... thanks for sharing!

JoAnne said...

Great party Laura! I enjoyed all the eye candy you served...Happy Halloween!

Ginger said...

The hourglass bottle is so cool! I can't wait to make one! You are just so clever!

Tracie Dean said...

Wow!! Your talent knows no bounds....lol. I absolutely LOVE the Mask and the hourglass.

You did a truly amazing job!!

Martina2801 said...

Dear Laura, your witches ball accessories are amazing!! You make such wonderful art, such a variety and very inspirational!! I especially like the shoe. May I ask if you have a template?
Have a nice sunday my dear!

slowlaneblog.com said...

Your creations are just stunning...mind blowing even!!! And please please make the Hourglass tutorial available....(I am begging here)...(on my knees)
What a beautiful piece of Art

Anne said...

Oh, everything is just splendid indeed!! Love all your creations, especially that mask!
Hugs,
Anne
www.alittlefurinthepaint.blogspot.com

Flutter Before You said...

Amazing Artistic pieces of this Halloween Celebration! Your Shoe, and everything, was so enchanting! Happy Halloween to You!!!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What a fantastic party! Your creations are absolutely amazing. Thanks for the invitation to join in your fun!

If you get a chance, I'd love for you to stop by for my party and giveaway...
http://faeriemooncreations.blogspot.com/2012/10/fanciful-twist-halloween-party-and.html

Happy Halloween! Theresa

Victoria said...

Wow! Your witches' ball accessories are fantastic, so creative and beautiful!

Happy Halloween!

Victoria from Brushstrokes

birdnest said...

Your ingenuity is amazing! We are all so fortunate to have you to inspire our creativity, thank you again! Robin

Mary said...

I love the shoes the best, even though I love all of it. Thanks so much for sharing these gorgeous pieces for Halloween.

Susan said...

EVER so AWESOME Laura!! I'd love a TUT on the hour glass...and one on a shoe also all your creations ROCK!!...I left a comment on your collage sheet page.

come meet my Coven, if you haven't already.
http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/2012/10/halloween-party-2012-hosted-by-fanciful.html

Thanks to Sandy...I am still making the rounds..I live in the dead center of landfall...we got hit hard, and my hubs is in the hospital also...was CCU, no Telemetry.

Happy Halloween, Blessed Samhain and Happy Dia de Los Muertos!!
Susan