Hi everyone. Happy Thursday to you.
Today I have several pieces of art to share for a few different challenges. Let me start with this collaged art journal page for Art Journal Journey and Tracey's My Favorite Color is October challenge.
Recently I've started to do some organizing in my happy place. One of my little projects was to clean out a drawer that had many packages of stickers in it. I had stored the stickers in their original packages with one end cut open, and I decided it would be better to organize them in bags by theme, mainly so I could more easily find what I wanted. That meant taking the stickers out of their original packages.
While taking apart these packages, I ended up with a whole stack of light weight and printed cardboard pieces (they were the backing in the packages) that would make great great art backgrounds. Most of those pieces are smaller and tag sized, but my page's background today was 5x 7 inches, and it made the perfect piece for this collage.
I added some die cut leaves (slightly inked for depth), a scrap piece of paper tape, a die cut mushroom that I also doodled on, this deer that I cut out from a piece of printed paper, some plastic acorns and a pumpkin, as well as a few other paper pieces. I also added some cloth ric-rac trim along the bottom, which is slightly cut off. Then I did some stamping.
Here's a close up. You can see the trim better there.
My next piece of art has a Halloween theme and lots of orange. I am linking up to More Mixed Media where the theme is anything goes with optional orange.
My page is made on some paint sprayed watercolor paper. I overlaid it with a piece of deli paper that had all these black crows stenciled on it. The wood paper rectangle in the center of the page is the backside of an invite (to my nieces engagement party back in August), and the cat is a large chipboard sticker I had in my stash. I added a bit of color to him. I also used a bit of old Halloween paper trim and some other stamped images. Finally I added the guinea fowl feather that I picked up on one of my garden visits this summer. On this one visit, the guinea fowl had shed these feathers all over the place and I came home with a pocketful.
I sure hope the cat in my page hasn't eaten the guinea fowl, but they are pretty tough (and loud) birds. I like to think of the cat as a protector of the birds, keeping the foxes and coyotes away from them.
In case you aren't familiar with guinea fowl, here's a couple of photos.
On my last visit to Bedrock Gardens before they closed for the season, these birds seemed to like my friend and myself. They attached themselves to us for awhile, hanging out by our feet. We of course were amazed and ended up spending most of our visit watching them. This behavior was even a surprise of the owner who came over to chat with us and said these birds usually don't want to be around anyone. I guess that day we had some guinea fowl magic scent on us.
Finally today I have an All Hallow's Eve tag for the latest challenge at Tag Tuesday.
Michele is hosting this time.
I made my tag on a small piece of lightweight cardboard (taken out of one of those sticker packages I mentioned in the top of this post). I first used a spider web stencil and some grey paint. After that dried I stamped the words in orange, and the skeleton in black. This TH older stamp is my favorite skeleton I think. He's kind of spooky in that pose.
I also stamped the 2 circular images, and then used a Halloween word stencil to add the words. I finished the page by adding this fun little metal button from a TH set I recently picked up, and by adding the cloth trim along the bottom.
OK, that's a lot of art for today. Hope your day is going well, or went well if you read this at night. And as always, thanks for visiting my blog.