Hi everyone. Happy Saturday and happy weekend to you!
Blogger seems to be having issues centering my text this morning. OK, now it seems to be working. Go figure.
Today we're having a bit of warmth so the plan is to go get the dock and other water paraphernalia cleaned up at my mother-in-laws. It needs to be done since someone has to get a little wet to pull out the dock, and the water temperatures are starting to get cold. The dock raiser usually puts on hip wader boots like you see some fisherpeople wear. I am suspecting it will either be my husband or my sister-in-law's husband that goes in to do that. I'll just move chairs as I am too short for the waders (they'd probably go half way up over my face) and to lift the dock much out of the water.
My first spread today is from my Halloween Mystery, Mayhem and Magic altered book. My pages today are a bit on the mayhem side, at least the left one is.
I picked up this TH gothic text stencil recently. (I love the look of old text.) After painting the background this bright yellow, I used the stencil with black paint.
I used a page out of a plant book to make my left side background, and then I added the twins. I cut these ladies out of an old magazine cover. I can't remember the name of the magazine, but it was an art photography one that I rediscovered while reorganizing and cleaning. They are probably in real life sweet women, but here I turned them into poisoners who had done away with 56 victims.
On the right side I used some ferns that I die cut. I also used some paper ephemera from my stash that I layered. Then I added the half curtain that came from a TH Halloween ephemera packet I picked up when I got the stencil. I also trimmed out the bottom of the right page with a piece of scrap paper.
I am linking my page up to Chris' Hold The Line challenge at Art Journal Journey. Although there aren't obvious lines here, you can see them on the top and bottom of the word poison, in the curtains, in the lined up text, as well as a few other spots.
I also have another tag for Pinky's Tree challenge at Tag Tuesday. When I pulled out my little bin of tree stamps I was inspired to make a few tags. This one is a more traditional take on autumn trees.
This tag also works to remind anyone interested that the latest challenge at Try It On Tuesday is the Colors of Autumn.. The challenge runs through Monday night.
Ok, enough for me. The day's adventures are calling me.
Thanks for visiting!