Saturday, October 21, 2017

It's Halloween time

Today, before it's too late, I am joining Moo-Mania & More and Try it on Tuesday.  They both are featuring Halloween as their theme this fortnight.

I finished this about 11:30 p.m. my time, so the lighting is absolutely atrocious.  I'm hoping a few step out photos will help.

I thought this might add a bit of humor

when I added the message to the beak of the bird.

I wish I hadn't outlined the pumpkins, even though they didn't stand out well before I did.

I thought they looked garish after the outlines were in place.

I'm working in my new Challenges altered book (AB), but wish I'd added it to my Halloween AB instead.  For the background, I used the very last of my orange acrylic paint, images I found in my stash, and a message found on the back of my new candle lighter package.

Thanks for visiting today.  I always appreciate your visit, especially when it's on the weekend.  And don't forget to visit Moo-Mania & More and Try it on Tuesday where their theme is Halloween.  Maybe you can join in, too!

21 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful spread, really fun and not too scary. Thanks for joining us at TIOT! Have a great weekend. Hugs, Valerie

geistige_Schritte said...

sweet your work for Halloween theme, it's fun too
happy weekend

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This turned out super - I love all about this happy Halloween spread and your humour always makes me laugh!
The outlining of the pumpkins is o.k. in my mind - they pop out quite well - so...well done.
Try something on an extra piece if you have time for some experimentation. Outline an item with a cheap non permanent marker or charcoal or even pencil and then go over this lines with a waterbrush. It is not so harsh then and if all is dry you can go once again over the outlining for giving it definition again.
If this makes sense for you. Another thing I personally do whe an outlining is to harsh for me. In this case for instance I would take an oilpastelstick in orange or a colored pencil in orange and go around the black lines - outlining the now black lines of the pumpkin. And soften it with the finger or oil - or water(for the colored watersoluble pencils) That would make a gradation and would make a softer transition for the eye.
But I really think that for this super fun Halloween pages it is perfect just as it is!

Happy Saturday my friend - THANK you very much for a happy Altered Book spread linked to Try It On Tuesday and Moo Mania & More! You know how much all the teamies and specially froebelsternchen appreciate your participations.
HUgs to the boys -
here it is raining today and grey - will be lazy - housework is all done- yeah!
oxo Susi

My name is Erika. said...

That little bird with keep out of reach of children made me smile. That is a really creative addition. Yup, pumpkins are so much fun for the season and I do like your page today. Good idea and happy Halloween/fall page. Have a wonderful Saturday. hugs-Erika

kathyinozarks said...

Fun pages Elizabeth

CJ Kennedy said...

Love your page. So happy. Halloween is my favorite holiday. I like the outlined pumpkins. Like a shadow or cape costume. Without the outline, they would fit more with Thanksgiving.

Meggymay said...

I love your Halloween journal spread and the sweet little bird keeping out of reach. The pumpkins look like they have smiling faces cut into them, so a happy feel as well to the page for me.
Thank you for your support at TioT's we love you joining us there.
Yvonne xx

Divers and Sundry said...

I don't see the outlining as garish. It helps them stand out, which I think is a good thing. I like the warning about the blackbird beak :)

Cindy McMath said...

This is really fun Elizabeth!

Little Artbee said...

Funny pages! I like the cute bird. Well done.
Dear Greetings

pearshapedcrafting said...

You definitely did carve out some fun! I love this - good idea to outline or the pumpkins would have got lost- Susi's advice is good too! So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Hugs, Chrisx

Sandra Cox said...

Loved this!
Have a wondrous weekend, dear Elizabeth, and carve out some fun:)

Incipient Wings said...

I love this SO much..that crow is adorable!!!!! This is great:)

nanskidrewski said...

Fun and funny! Love the cute crow and the black outline makes it pop! Happy weekend!

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Fran Hopkins said...

Live the pumpkins. Makes them look more in tune with the theme x

Lowcarb team member said...

I like these pages.
Fun and not too spooky.

Carving pumpkins can be such fun - the grandchildren always enjoy theirs although their Dad always does the carving - carefully!

All the best Jan

Halle said...

What a fun page!

Let's Art Journal said...

What fun Halloween pages! Outlining the pumpkins in black matches the black writing and crow, balancing the images - I actually hadn't noticed you had outlined them until you said 😁. Hope you had a lovely weekend and wishing you a happy new week! J 😊

Joan said...

Fun halloween pages, I like the outlining, defines the pumpkins more

Thanks for joining in at Try It On Tuesday challenge


Jeanie said...

You did it! You carved out fun and it translated perfectly!