Three evil sisters
in my secret life…

Yep, that’s a weird title… I know!
But there’s nothing strange about it, when you know
the reason behind it…
Those are the two titles of my latest layouts!
I just thought it would be fun to combine.

OK, let’s start with evil sisters.
Do you have one? Or two? Or maybe even three?
I don’t have sisters at all!
I have one brother, he lives in Canada and is a sweetie…!
So what’s with the evil sissies then?

I agreed with Danielle to each make (and trade) an ATC with
a Halloween theme, and since we don’t celebrate Halloween
over in the Netherlands, I thought of bending the theme a bit –
so I went with “witches”.
I came across a free stock photo with three ladies on it (sisters, maybe?)
and I decided to make a series of three – transforming the ladies into witches.
And so I gave birth to these “three evil sisters”

I’m still not sure if I shouldn’t have left their faces blank…
I used a sharpie to make them look more “witchie” and now that it’s done
there’s no way to undo that anymore.

Here are the three ladies by their selves
(click on the images to enlarge – and Danielle, which witch do you want?)

There’s some
machine stitching
on every card.

The hats are made
from encyclopedia
pages (the text is
Dutch but it all has
something to do
with “heks” = witch
– I love to take care
off even the slightest
little details –
it just all has to fit
and has to have a
certain meaning!)

The “signs” are
from a stamp.
I have no idea
if it actually means
something but
it looked like
ancient runes
to me…

Witches make me think of
brooms, cats and concoctions:
all kinds of potion – brew in
a big kettle – so I added
some thyme on the cards.

I have no idea why I picked
thyme. It seemed to fit somehow
but after I finished the cards
I got curious and surfed around
on the net looking for witches
and thyme.

I found this: “Thyme is believed to be Lucky in two different ways,
for Protection and Cleansing and to Bring About an Increase in Money.
We are told that when using Thyme as a Protective Curio to Stop
Nightmares, folks burn it on charcoal and breathe the smoke, but the
best-known use of THYME is in Money-Drawing spells.
Some people plant Thyme in their gardens, saying that as it grows,
their money will increase.
Others take a dollar bill, fold it around Thyme Leaves, fold it again
to make a packet, tie it up with green thread, and bury the packet
in the middle of a Crossroads on the night of the Full Moon.”

I can do with some extra money, so can anyone lend me a dollar bill
(or does this work with Euro bills too?) and tell me when it’s full moon?
If it works, then I might develop a wicked laugh “gnaaahhh gnaaaah”!

On to something different (but yet mysterious too) ’cause I made
another page for my Leonard Cohen art journal.
Remember when I wrote this?
“… but there’s something strange, something weird, something
very scary in finishing this journal ’cause somehow I have the
feeling that when I finish this journal, Leonard will die…”

Well, right after finishing my page (it’s not the last one though!)
my beloved read me this from the news:
“The singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen is recovering after collapsing
onstage in Spain. Mr. Cohen fainted during a performance in
Valencia on Friday night (September 18th) The concert was stopped,
and Mr. Cohen, who turns 75 on Monday, was taken to a hospital.
He was released early on Saturday after suffering from a stomach
complaint, tour promoters said. He is expected to perform the last
show of his Spanish tour in Barcelona on Monday.”

Scary, isn’t it? Maybe I am a witch after all….

Here’s the page I made.

gesso, machine
stitching, paint,
gel medium
pieces of
dictionary paper
(again – the text
all fit words from
the song)

I hand wrote the
complete lyrics
on this page.

I end this post by saying that I’m desperately waiting for my “Harlee Quinnz
parcel” to arrive… most Design Team members got it already (I’m overseas –
so it takes more time…) and if you hop on over to some of their blogs
(find the addresses on my right side bar) you can see what they did with the
amazing stuff! Chris, Debbie, Tami, Mandy… they all have examples on their
blogs! The Harlee Quinnz website (with a shop, galleries and a blog) is still
in the make (and some things not online yet) but it’s on it’s way to become
a great place! Some more patience please…

Thanks for stopping by again, and thank you all so much for your comments!
I highly appreciate you all for doing that!
See you Friday with the other half of my “Message in a bottle – spread”

Je t’embrasse!

EDIT: Look what the mailman brought me a little after I published this post…

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16 Responses to “Three evil sisters
in my secret life…”

  • Jeanet Says:

    Ha,ha…vreemde titel inderdaad… maar ontzettend leuk!heel mooi gedaan en dat tijm.. mmm kan ook wel wat meer geld gebruiken!! LOL!
    Je art journal page is zo mooi… prachtig met de naaimachine, mooie kleuren ook en dat woordenboek papier!! Wel raar dat Mr Cohen zich niet goed voelde.. misschien ben je echt wel een heksje ja… wel een lieve hoor!!
    ik zag al mooi dingen op de site van Harlee quinnz.. super mooie papierlijnen en stempels…!

  • Monique Says:

    Oh wow, die pagina is echt prachtig!!! Kan je niet een keer een “tutorial” geven hoe je dat doet?? en heerlijk h

  • Julie Ann Shahin Says:

    Spooky about Leonard!!! But I love your witches, especially their hats, great personality in them! hope your thyme brings you great riches, hehhehe!

    Thanks so much for the blog love. You’re the best!

  • Jenneke Says:

    Wat ben je toch ontzettend creatief!!! Geweldig werk weer! En je hebt inderdaad een beetje heks-achtige trekjes, of zullen we het voorspellende gaven noemen?
    Ben benieuwd wat je gaat maken met je Happy Mail!!

  • Danielle Hayes Says:

    Marit!! These witches ATC’s are fantastic!! Such wonderful detail!! Love them!!
    You don’t have to make me another type! Those are fantastic-ly spooky!!

  • Chris Says:

    So glad your received your new toys and can hardly wait to see your creations. I love your witchy sisters – and all the perfect details!

  • Glenda Tkalac Says:

    Well of course your brother is a sweetie, he lives in Canada! All us Canadians are sweeties! haha Loooveeee your page with the gesso and stiching, very soothing and tranquil! That parcel you got looks amazing, I can hardly wait to see what you do with it!! Have fun!

  • Rian Says:

    Ik vergroot altijd de toegevoegde plaatjes en zag gelijk die hollandse tekst op die hoedjes !
    Dat vond ik zo leuk om te zien !
    Een verademing om tussen al dat Engels, gewoon in je eigen moerstaaltje een heksenhoedje te lezen !
    Leuk blog Marit !

  • cindy Says:

    Love your ATC cards ,,, they are fabulous. 🙂 Your layout is amazing … WOW.
    Look at all the wonderful goodies to play with … have fun. 🙂 looking forward to your next creation.

  • Chimene Says:

    De 3 heksen zijn helemaal geweldig!!!
    Super titel!
    En die tijm… als het werkt hoor ik het graag 🙂
    Je layout is prachtig zeker met het verhaal erbij! Fijn dat de post je pakje bracht!!

  • Michelle Rydell Says:

    I love your three witches! and your art journal page – can’t wait to see what you do with your harlee-quinz goodies!

  • Mirjam Says:

    de heksen atc-cards zijn super! en erg leuk de hoedjes met tekst over heksen! je lo vind ik ook erg mooi, prachtige foto, stukjes woordenbk papier en gebruik van de naaimachine… geweldig!

  • Vivian Says:

    jouw oog voor detail, daar ben ik wel een beetje jaloers op 😉
    Prachtige ATC-cards, de stempel die je gebruikt hebt stellen -nietjes- voor (ik heb dezelfde stempel).

    En wat je schreef over Cohen is inderdaad een beetje scary……….wie weet!

    Alvast fijn weekend!

  • Lena Says:

    WOW Marit, je heksenkaartjes zijn geweldig!! Die heksenhoeden vind ik super en je stiksels lijken wel spinnenwebben!! Helemaal heksig…!
    En dan nog de Cohen story… tja misschien toch een beetje een heks h

  • Cynthia Says:

    Hi! I love the witches with the sharpie faces. Add’s to the spookiness 🙂 And what a interesting turn of events with cohen story. I do hope he is doing better.

  • Annemarie (mommyvictory) Says:

    Looks like we both were getting great packages. Enjoy! I like your cards. I was unable to participate in that swap. Can’t wait until we are both in the same swap.