Saturday, October 31, 2020

Happy Halloween

 Happy Halloween everyone.  I have one more Halloween page to share with you today. 

And before I go any further. I want to share with Chris a huge thank you for such a fun month at Art Journal Journey. Your Hold the Line challenge was awesome!

Today's spread from my Mystery, Mayhem and Magic altered book has a very vintage and traditional Halloween feel. 

See all the lines here on the right side of the spread?  I am linking up one last time to Chris' Hold the Line challenge at Art Journal Journey

It was hard to get this page too look straight as I had a hard time holding it flat open.
Although with some bending I did get it here.

On the left I painted the page with 2 colors of watered down  paint. I created the stripes using some sticky trim in my stash. The costume frame is an older TH item that was also in my stash, although I did add a bit of glitter to the cat's eyes. And the girls are TH found relatives.
On the right I collaged bits of paper. I added stickers and some tiny tags left overs from a die I used. The words are also left over stamped words I colored and added. Everything on these pages were in my Halloween box  and in my stash.

And I thought I would share a few walk photos from earlier this week when I walked into my mother-in-laws home. She lives on a private gravel road, so I like to walk there when we go up as there is very little traffic.

At that time there was still quite a bit of color in the leaves, although now (sadly) that is going away quickly.

And how about  couple of seasonal pumpkins I passed while strolling?

The dogs also enjoyed their walk.

Since I have company (the daughter and her beau are here), this is a pre-post. I may not get to blogs until later or  until tomorrow, but be assured I am not ignoring you. (smile)
Have a super start to your weekend.  And hope your Halloween is not too spooky!


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Happy Halloween, dear Erika. I'm thrilled you are spending time with your family while I enjoy this spread in your MM&M journal. I've not seen the two girls you used on the left side so they are new to me. Maybe they are from the special Holiday edition of the paper dolls? Regardless, I'm loving both sides. I loved the argyle and the stripes with the witch's shoes. Really clever and fun. They are perfect examples of Chris's theme at Art Journal Journey.

That is a beautiful road. I can only imagine how lovely it must be to walk there any time of the year. Thanks for these great photos.

sirkkis said...

Beautiful pages and photos in autumn colors, Erika.
Enjoy Halloween weekend xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful journal pages, and love the photos. They are all great, but the last one is my fave! Have a good and safe weekend, hugs, Valerie

Iris Flavia said...

Oh, this so reminds of Freddie Mercury in the early 70´s when he had that pattern (in black and white) so often on stage!
He sure was (sweet) toil and trouble, too!

Oh! The girls look spooky Reminds of Steven King´s "The Shining"!

Wonderful your family is there! Here they start a lockdown. Without thinking it over first.
Haven´t seen my family in ages.
So... enjoy!!

Let's Art Journal said...

Such fabulous Halloween pages! The colours and images are perfect and wow, those autumn leaves sure look pretty 😀. Wishing you a Happy Halloween! Enjoy your time with your daughter and her beau 😀. Hugs, Jo x

CJ Kennedy said...

Happy Halloween. Love the cat with the glittery eyes. Beautiful walk. Did you get snow yesterday? From only supposed to get a couple of inches, we ended up with 6 inches of snow!

Eileen Bergen said...

Great Halloween pages, Erika. I love the witch shoes and stockings! Hugs, Eileen

Jeanie said...

This has been a fun month! I've loved looking at the Halloween things!

And just as much I love looking at your beautiful woods. It's like a golden fairyland! I would be walking on every possible nice day!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Nicely composed artwork! I love the autumn theme and color.

Divers and Sundry said...

I really like the colors and design in "toil and trouble".

Y'all are having a gorgeous Autumn!

pearshapedcrafting said...

What fabulous spread Erika! Love the shiny cats eyes! Thank you so much for your support this month and also for this final shared page! It certainly is a beautiful area your MIL lives in! Hugs, Chrisx

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

The Halloween pages were great to see, Erika. What a great fall walk on that provate road, so no traffic worries. The colors looked similar to ones we've seen before last week's early snow and cold snap. Enjoy the family time, blog reading can wait as we fellow bloggers will still be around, for sure.

nwilliams6 said...

Awesome pages - so fun and so perfect for this time of the year. Super walk pictures too - it is soooo pretty where you live. Hugz