The Artist Playroom....Masquerade...

As soon as I heard that this week's challenge from Jenn in the the Artist Playroom was to be a Masquerade theme, I decided to put all the chores on hold...yes I know not a difficult decision.
Every time I even hear the word 'Masquerade' immediately I have the Phantom of the Opera playing in my head! 
I think you'll agree that this clip is fantastic....pure Masquerade magic!

Fantastic costumes....

I have such wonderful memories of a fancy dress party that my sister and BiL threw for us before we left the UK and headed towards Australia.  All the guests really pulled out the stops and went to town on their costumes. One of the party members (who'll remain nameless to protect his identity) dressed as the Phantom. To say he enjoyed the costume would be an understatement. He swished his cape constantly and assumed the role by disappearing and reappearing throughout the night. He has seen the theatre production in various venues numerous times and I often imagine him sitting in the audience fully robed...mask, cape and all...just waiting to be called because the lead has developed a mysterious 24 hour virus and the understudy suddenly takes a tumble.
No worries ***** is here to fill the role perfectly! https://secure.quebles.com/content/hotmail/emoticons/1508618.gif 

So with spending time I didn't really have drawing....I had to resort to squirting furniture polish ramdomly around the room masquerading it as a clean house...(hehe)
Here's what I produced...


 A brand new page in my second journal....whoohoo!
It hasn't been a particularly bright day today, so unfortunately I don't think it's the best photo.
I'm also not sure that you will be able to see the silver highlights...but what can you do when the lights not right? 
(Maybe replace the image at a later stage when it is? https://secure.quebles.com/content/hotmail/emoticons/1511766.gif)

Jenn is kindly having a 'giveaway' too, so not only will you see all the other artists interpretations on the 'Masquerade' theme if you visit her blog...
there's also a chance you might win a special mystery bag of wonderfulness too. 

Good luck and have a fantastic Friday everyone...