Sunday, October 18, 2020

Very Superstitious

Hi everyone. Hope you are had a nice weekend.  Today was a beautiful crisp autumn day and after a morning walk, I did a lot of fall yard cleaning.  

In this post  I am sharing another spread from my Mystery, Mayhem and Magic altered book with you.

Cue up the music of Stevie Wonder for this one.

Can you see I ran out of T's in my black and purple sparkle letters so I had to substitute a different T? I think the one letter being different works well though.On the left, I cut the tag out of some already printed paper (though I did color and modify it), and also added the upside down  fabric trim that I painted black because it was pink, the owl sticker, the dimensional paper shift key as well as the punched out flower border. 

On the right I drew and painted the broken mirror (hope you could tell what it was). The girl's face is stamped, as well as the cat on the post.  When I cleaned a couple of years ago I put together a bag of stamps I was going to give away, and this cat on the post was one of them. Luckily I didn't do anything with the bag but stuck it in a corner behind some other things. And promptly forgot about it. I found it this summer and thought the cat had a nice look for a page like this. He is now back in my collection. I painted him with some watered down black so you can see the details, so he isn't really a black cat, but pretend he is, OK?  And of course I also added the supposedly unlucky number 13.

I used a bit of the eye paper tape I had in my stash to cover the edge that my ink pads (which I used to color the background) wouldn't reach.
There are lots of lines here, but in particular, the lines of dots I stamped on the pages before adding my paraphernalia.

I am linking this up to Chris' Hold The Line challenge at Art Journal Journey.

That's all for me today. Happy start of the new week.
And thanks for visiting. 


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a way to pay homage to Friday the 13th. I love the entire thing and the cat is beautiful. So glad you kept that stamp. It's a gem. Yes, I recognized the broken mirror, also a sign of back luck. What a very different take on Chris's theme at Art Journal Journey. I like it.

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely piece, very creepy. Good that you kept that cat, looks great here. The lettering is perfect as it is. I broke the glass from a picture this week. I've had it since 1960, and now I need to reframe it, oh well! Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

Iris Flavia said...

I know what you mean, I put away things occasionally, too, and forget! Good thing the cute cat is back at work.
My Mum used to say Fridays 13th are her lucky days.

R's Rue said...

Very stimulating.

CJ Kennedy said...

The moment I saw your title I started humming the Stevie Wonder tune! Fun pages, especially the black cat. Have a great day today

Stevenson Q said...

Ohhhhh I did get creeps on this spread Erika but I have to say it's beautiful! What drawn me to it so much is the color scheme that you used! it has these tones that I see on Delft figurines that I saw once in Amsterdam! Love it!

Jeanie said...

Extra fun, using both collage and painting -- and a wonderful addition to your book!

Zoechaos said...

This is fabulous, full of spooky atmosphere. x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh My Erika! You do spooky so very well! The screaming face really stands out for me, I would join in!!! Thank you so much for another Mystery, Magci and Mayhem addition to my Hold The Line theme! Hugs, Chrisx

Meggymay said...

Sorry for the late visit, I love the Halloween pages and the new header, that cat was the star of your page for me.
Stay safe.
Yvonne xx

Divers and Sundry said...

spooky superstitions! I think about them more around Halloween. We're getting highs in the 80s, so no crisp weather here.