Thursday, October 29, 2015


Here's another page I am linking to Art Journal Journey. This month's theme is architecture and is being hosted by Sheila. You can find her over at her blog Orange Esmeralda.
This is my last post for AJJ this month seeing we are almost at the end and it is almost Halloween too.
(Not that I do anything for Halloween! We live far enough off the road and in the woods so we don't even get trick or treaters.)
This page is another Gothic spooky page with these 2 church windows. I have used this stencil a lot lately, since I found it at the bottom of my stencil pile awhile back. I forget I even owned it.
This piece I made by stenciling in gold metallic paint onto plain paper. Then I sprayed with some grey ink, painted and outlined the windows, and painted the tree branch. The owl is a TH stamped image which I fussy cut. The bats are from this fun little sheet of skeleton stamps (I think maybe Inkadinkado) that I stamped and fussy cut also. The skulls, word and the 31 are plastic sticker from TH.
This page is going into my Halloween journal.
So today is the hubby's birthday!
I took this photo back in July.  (Just me dreaming of warm long days and no work to go for with my summer break going on....)
Last night I baked him something yummy and today after work I will decorate it up to celebrate! And it is not a dialysis night so he should be home!
Mini-party night in my house.
Enjoy your day!


Blogoratti said...

Great and lovely piece and warm Birthday wises to your husband.

Valerie-Jael said...

Happy Birthday to your Hubby!
Love your journal page, nicely spooky with those great windows. I have a stencil like that somewhere, must did it out! Have a great day, and spoil your Hubby today. Hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I love your frightful page Erika ... a wonderful last entry to our month's theme! Thank you so very much for all those gorgeous pieces you linked this month again! We appreciate your wonderful support!

Happy happy birthday for your hubby!
Wishing the best for him for the future!

~*~Patty S said...

Happy Happy Birthday to your husband.
All the best wishes to him.
Your stenciled windows are great (I think I might need that stencil...wait I'm not supposed to be buying anymore stuff ;-).)
Hard not to be tempted as your pages looks great.
Those bats are extra cool too.
Just so happens my latest pages were inspired by similar windows :-)

sheila 77 said...

Hello Erika, I've so much enjoyed all your Architectural entries. This one is tremendous with the sweet black owl and the cheeky skeleton bats trying to frighten us, and the building you've made is perfect for them.
I'm waving back to your husband. Happy birthday year!

Meggymay said...

A fantastic spooky Halloween page with awesome arched window.
Hope your husband had a happy day.

Nancy Chan said...

Erika, Wishing your hubby "Happy birthday". That is indeed a spooky picture of the church windows.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm late visiting, so missed wishing your hubby a happy birthday. But, belated birthday wishes are better than none, right?

It's not often you see metallic in a photo or scan, but this gold really stood out and sparkled. Of course, I adore arches, but I was really laughing at your door knockers! Clever, clever.

Glad you had some time with hubby on his birthday. It was good for both of you.