Thursday, October 14, 2021

Thursday Art

 Hi everyone.

Hope everyone's week is going well. My hives have been out of control all week ever since getting my shingles and flu shot last week. I'm surprised I have any skin left I am so itchy-smile. It's going to be another beautiful day today though. The weather this week has been great, but they say that will change this weekend.

Today I am sharing several pieces of art for a few different challenges. 

Let me start off my post with-EEKS!- this playful Halloween tag. There's lots of orange and purple for the latest challenge  here which is Pinky's theme at Tag Tuesday. I think last week I messed up and said it was Sandie's challenge. Sorry Pinky. I do want to apologize for that mistake.

I inked and stamped the background. The 2 monsters are old stamps from my collection that are colored and fussy cut. The cat is a paper image and I enhanced its face. I doodled on the border, punched the moon and the quote on it out of a piece of printed paper, stamped the crow and added a few orange sequins to make it a sparkling night for these 2 monsters to go walking. 

And I also have another owl book page that I am linking up to More Mixed Media. Their challenge this month is Anything Goes with Optional Orange. I have lots of orange here.

To make this page I arranged lots of bits laying on my work table. I hate to throw out scraps if they still have any use.  Sometimes it is fun just to arrange items on a background and see what you get. This is how this page worked out.

I sprayed the chipboard with orange paint, and then once dry I added some scraps of woven paper and some trim scraps also from my work table. I stamped and fussy cut the owl. I also colored it, but purposefully kept it lighter for contrast. I used a scrap of paper with the end of season flower on it, and then I cut from my sacrificed bird book the description of the barn owl and also its range map. I'm not sure how accurate that map is any longer since this is from my college book, way back when. Smile.

The sparkle circle is the protective lid off a little jar of glitter glue. I thought it made a cool piece of material to use. I'd used up the glitter glue in the jar and thought the lid looked a bit like a dark moon.

And finally for today, I have a page out of a Halloween book I have recently started. I am sharing this page for Tracey's October is my Favorite Colour challenge at Art Journal Journey.

I used the backing from a package of TH Halloween items as my background. (I found a package in my stash that was open but still in the original packaging.) I liked the cobwebs on it. Then I cut out some transparent mushrooms off a sheet of acetate from an old classroom transparency. The crow is stamped. 

Finally I stamped the quote, which I had to lighten quite a bit to see in the photo. It says "Something Wicked Comes This Way", in case you aren't familiar with it or can't read the word wicked.

Hope you liked my art today. I hope you are enjoying your day also. And as always, thanks for visiting. It is much appreciated!


Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, what a fantastic post, so many lovely goodies to see. The tag for Pink's challenge is gorgeous, love that cat especially! And thanks for linking the lovely owl book page to MMM, much appreciated! And the journal page for AJJ is fabulous, love the Macbeth quote on it! Sorry your hives are playing you up, and hope you soon get some relief from the itchiness. Have a great day, take care, hugs, Valerie

Angie's Recipes said...

The black cat looks so cool. And I love the mushroom page...excellent work!

Barbara said...

I love fall and Halloween art. Yours is very special, the colors are great for the season. Purple and orange are perfect together!

R's Rue said...

Sending healing thoughts and prayers your way.

kathyinozarks said...

Healing for your hives-so awful to deal with and I love your art Happy Thursday Hugs

pearshapedcrafting said...

So sorry your hives are annoying you again, I know how it feels after having an allergic reaction to touching some plants - my hands and wrists took ages to stop itching.
I love the tag - great expressions on the faces.
I will have to try and use up some of my scraps but I doubt I could do better than your gorgeous page. The owl looks so happy to be there!
The mushroom page is beautiful - I have a page ready but won't post until I have caught up with commenting!
Hope you feel better soon, hugs, Chrisx

DVArtist said...

Ohh all of these are fabulous. I really like the first one. Hope you get the hives under control.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

My goodness, Erika. You have accomplished SO much an have three great entries, too. I'm loving the orange page with the glitter glue protector. You also don't let anything go to waste. I love how you used all those left overs. Of course, I also love the tag you created. It has all the famous examples of Halloween, too. And of course, I adore the mushrooms/fungi page you created. Great minds think alike, since I've got one started with fungi you sent me. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at Art Journal Journey using Tracey's theme. So sorry about your hives. Making art may help you forget how badly you itch.

craftytrog said...

Wonderful pages Erika! Hope you're feeling better soon!

Iris Flavia said...

I´m so with you. Shot against swine-flu (back then)... two weeks tired to the bone. Monday tetanus... arm immobile.

Love especially the first work, wish Halloween would arrive in Germany. We have fun stuff to buy but... 1 kid per 1 Halloween. Boring ;-)
It didn´t even was in a proper costume!

Ingo opened the door with the Scream-mask on... (and sweets in a basket!) the kid ran away.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Those hives can be so annoying can't they, I hope they soon leave you be Erika, glad to see you have been keeping yourself busy producing beautiful works of Art. The tag is such fun I can see those little monsters walking the streets in search of candy soon. Great use of those scraps, every little piece is worth display, they owl has a very sweet face and you know I love that lace, a scrap page of all things lovely.
Your vintage fungi with crow flowing high makes a great page Erika, i'm so enjoying seeing what other people make of my October theme @ AJJ. Thanks for another super share.
Creative Hugs Tracey xx

CJ Kennedy said...

All fun Halloween pages especially that black cat

pinky said...

Gorgeous, amazing artwork Erika and I adore your spooky tag!! Thanks so much for joining in my challenge at Tag Tuesday!

NatureFootstep said...

lol, playful was right for ypur Tag.
My favorite is the Fungi with the bird, That is really a good one, in my taste. :)

Neet said...

Wow, three gorgeous journal pages all at once.
Love the images in the first one, especially the Mummy and the cat (love how you changed the face). I do rather like the purple with the orange in the background, something I have not used - but will now!
Your owl page is lovely and I do like how you utilised all those scraps into a very pleasing layout.
Your final page is super duper. I love how you used the transparencies of the mushrooms over the backing page. I have soe transparencies somewhere and now I know what to do with them - thanks! Love the rich burgundy's of the mushrooms along with the browns and greens.
Have a lovely week.
Hugs, Neet xx

Divers and Sundry said...

I love these seasonal images!

I'm sorry you're suffering. I plan on getting my flu vaccine sometime this week.

Divers and Sundry said...

I got an email saying my comment was rejected because of spam content, so I'm trying again... I said, "I love these seasonal images!

I'm sorry you're suffering. I plan on getting my flu vaccine sometime this week."

Sandra Wright. said...

Wow, you have certainly created a scrummy page for our challenge at More Mixed Media, plenty of orange and I love it x