Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Happy Spooky Art Wednesday

 Hi everyone. Happy Wednesday. We've been having a rainy week so far, and it's been feeling chilly and raw also. I actually had to pull out my wool socks the last few days just to keep my feet warm. 

With Halloween this weekend, I want to first  share a some Halloween inspired art today for Tracey's challenge at Art Journal Journey. This month the challenge is  My Favorite Colour is October.

October is a very inspiring  and exciting month for art. Not only is nature eye catching this month, but then we add in the fun of making Halloween inspired pieces.  It's been a very productive art month in my house.

My first page is from a Halloween journal I created a few weeks ago. To make my new journal I first cut the pages out of an old hardcover book and inserted  one standard style signature back in the place where all the book pages had been located.  I then created some flip booklet style signatures for the inside of the front and back covers.  Today's first journal page is from one of the flip booklet style pages on the back inner cover.

This first page is the most representative of October colors, so this is my page for Art Journal Journey.

This black cat image was in my stash. He was really speaking to me.  So after inking my page black just to set a bit of a night mood, I painted the full moon, including the cloud strips. The orange and slight green to the left of the moon is some scrap wax paper. It represents the moonlight lightening the  dark sky. I also used this scrap of textured paper. I'm not sure if it is a language (maybe Hebrew or Arabic?????) or just designs, but it could be some ancient witch's or demon's language in a spell book, couldn't it? Then I added the cat, some little sparkle stars, and some black trim to finish my page.

My other journal page today is from my giant Halloween altered book that I have been working on for several years now. I seem to make a few pages and then put it away until the next year.  The colors of this page are not really October colors, so I am not linking this page up to AJJ, but still sharing it with you.

Yes, there's pink, but I think my page still has  an old fashioned slightly Gothic Halloween feel.

I made the layered background for this page last year, and it was as far as I got on my page. This year I completed it, using the black tape, some assorted stickers, a metal clock hand, the TH woman, a stamped and fussy cut image, the die cut spooky house as well as the little rat die cuts. 

That's it for me today.  Have a great Wednesday and hope you're week is going well. 


pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! Fabulous pages Erika! I love the cat. The second page is certainly beautiful , even with those spooky images.HUgs, Chrisx

Valerie-Jael said...

You have really been on a roll this year. you have made a plethora of beautiful pages for autumn and Halloween, and they all show how much fun you are having with this theme. The lettering in the ist one is Hebrew. Thanks for sharing your bootiful pages, have a great day, hugs, Valerie

David M. Gascoigne, said...

It is indeed the wool sock time of the year, but there is so much to enjoy in the great outdoors. It's sad that most of the leaves have now been shed, but the joy of watching Dark-eyed Juncos kicking them up to find tidbits is more than just compensation. There must be a craft theme in there somewhere! I shall look forward to your creation, Erika!

CJ Kennedy said...

You had me with the black cat. While pink is not my color, I like the use of it in the Gothic/Victorian page. I hope the storm wasn't bad in your area.

Barbara said...

Love your black cat in front of the full moon! Perfect for the season.

Angie's Recipes said...

Black cat and full moon...remind me of Stephen King. A perfect page for the season.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You had me at black cat. Nothing says Halloween better. This is a fabulous page, Erika. I like how the moon was overcast, too. Thanks for this really clever piece you gave us using Tracey's theme at AJJ, too.

That second entry may be equally wonderful. I think the pink is rather spooky the way you used it. I love the house, those mice, and the clock, of course. It's also a great page, I can't believe how many wonderful entries you have shared this month at AJJ.

BTW, do you want to play at AEDM this year? I plan to.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I'm so glad you have been inspired this month Erika, I did worry as many see October as rainy days and darker days.. but there's so much more to see when we take a closer loo. Both fabulous pages each worthy for the season. Love how the cats tail is poised.. makes me wonder what he's caught sight of.
Thanks again for joining me this month @ AJJ.
Hugs Tracey xx

Neet said...

Two great pages - I love the idea of that new book you have made where the first page you are showing us sits. That is a real spooky witchy type cat with those eyes staring out at me as which way I turn, and I love the moon with the clouds rolling over.
Your second page is still very Gothic looking and the pink page works in with the roses of the skull so is a perfectly acceptable colour fork Halloween. I wonder what your lady is thinking as she looks at the clock and its big finger pointing to the skull.
Hugs, Neet xx

Divers and Sundry said...

I especially love that October page!