Wednesday, 23 October 2013

SPOOK-tacular!!!

woooHOOOOOOoooooooooOOOOOOO!!! This month's art journaling challenge hosted by Joy Anderson over at Soul Scrappers REALLY got my spooky mojo going - Joy said we should let our inner goblins out ...

I decided to let my inner goblin play with my gorgeously ghoulish October kit from FrogDog and start a whole new journal - here's a little peek at one of the monsters hiding inside ...


Once I got going, it was really hard to stop. This is the inside front page ...


The background was created using stamps and Distress Ink in Mowed Lawn, Scattered Straw, Dusty Concorde and Black Soot. The scratchy writing was done with a Viva Paper Pen with a fine nib. I love the haunting photograph of the lady - one of thousands of amazing free images from Graphics Fairy ...


... I need a good name for her - any ideas?

When you turn the page, you see that the scary monster lurking there isn't so scary after all ...


... but in fact one of a list of ingredients! The feather was also coloured with Distress Inks - they really will colour all sorts of materials. Here's another page, given some texture with embossing paste before inking - haven't decided what to write yet ...


... and if you peer closely through one of the little windows you can see another creature peering back at you ...



I have loads more ideas to squeeze into this book  - I've already started by cutting out a section at the back, to create a little niche ...


... but not sure quite what I will do with the front cover yet - leave it until last of course! 

Thanks for popping over - been another quiet week on the blogging front because well sometimes life just gets in the way doesn't it? But there will be lots of exciting stuff going on over the next few weeks so I hope to see you again soon :o)

3 comments:

Tom Layte said...

I can confirm that this looks much better in person. The pictures don't really do it justice!

Tina said...

seriously fantastic! Just love this!

Sue Carroll said...

This is BEAUTIFULLY Creepy! So cool how you did the Flower...nice use of color to! You did the Frog Dog Stencil PROUD!