One for sorrow
Two for joy
Three for a girl
For for a boy
Five for silver
Six for gold
Seven for a secret never to be told
I think maybe what brought this to mind was seeing magpies in our garden a lot the last few weeks, usually one at a time so I really hope the rhyme isn't right :0)
Anyway, I think it fits the theme quite well and was perfect inspiration for a mini ATC sized album thingie.
Here's each page individually:
The skeleton image I used on the first page is from a fantastic stamp by Kaycee crafts. They have a great range of clear stamps with some more unusual images. I discovered them through their Ebay shop, but they have their own website too which is slightly cheaper (although the prices are very reasonable anyway).
The small lettering I used on all of these was from a little wooded alphabet stamp set from Hampton Arts I've had for ages. I'd never used them because I thought they'd be too fiddly - sort of true if you want the letters perfectly aligned, but for a more grungy look they are actually great. I'd been intending to get rid of them in my next clear out, but I'll be hanging onto them now.
I love the background for the silver page This was white card coloured with dusty concord and vintage photo distress inks, embossed with a Tim Holtz texture fade, then silver ink swiped over and clear heat embossed. It looks so much better in real life than in my rubbishy photo.
I'm sure there are more lines to the rhyme, but this will have to do for now.