Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Hallowe'en Journal

I fancied making something really light hearted and have been messing about with this little Hallowe'en journal. The backgrounds are a mixture of acrylic paints, distress inks, sprays, stencils and general splattering about. The stamps are Inkadinkado and Stampotique. 


This page uses one of the new Hallowe'en Spellbinders Shapeabilities dies.  I've used a couple of items here book that I haven't used for a long time - shrink plastic and lightly coloured the tree and grave stones with metallic rub ons (the coloured waxy stuff!)


These little characters who have suddenly appeared all over the place can be acquired from The Octopode Factory.  As usual, you can click on the images to get a more detailed view.
 

Edit:  Realised this could be entered into this weeks Simon Says Stamp and Show which is "Something spookay"  (I can just hear Bill from True Blood saying that lol)

43 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

This is wicked Carol :0) LOVE LOVE LOVE it ... the layered stamping is beautiful as are the colours ... and the little chaps dangling from the tree ... sooooo cute :0)

Sarah Anderson said...

fab Carol, love the little men hanging from the tree :)

Sue said...

This looks FAB and like you had fun making it....those Octopode images fit so well, I really like them!!

Netty said...

Wow its all terrific Carol, such great humour. Annette x

flutterbycrafter said...

I agree with Linda, love it, love it, love it, stunning.

Heather said...

This looks great fun Carol - love the layered colours and stamping.

Sid said...

Fab stuff, love the imagery and the way you have made it pop !

Linda Cain said...

Too cute, I love these little guys!

Linda

Paula said...

Love true blood!

But, back to your wonderful creation - love everything about it - so fun and imaginative.

Jacqui said...

Wow - I love this Carol - great fun!

Tracy Evans said...

This is great fun Carol, love the characters on the last page and I love the tree and grave stones. Great colours too. So much to see, great detail. Tracy Evans x

Gillian said...

Hi Carol, Love the characters appearing throughout this book, loads of detail, brilliant idea:)

Chris said...

Wacky but truly wonderful, Carol. Love the little figures hanging from the tree. :o)

The Octopode Factory said...

fabulous book! i love all the details.

nimucha said...

Carol, I love your experiments with paints, inks and sprays. It gives extraordinary results! And the sense of humor! :)
Beautiful work! :)

Dotpat said...

Love it Carol, I take it you like Halloween then

Juls said...

absolutley loving this!!! Hugs Juls

Joanna K said...

What, what a great Halloween treat! I love the backgrounds and the cool characters, such a fun project. LOVE it!!!

Gez said...

Beautiful journal. Just love it! Love your blog. Your artwork is stunning. My first visit.. not sure how I landed here but I'm so glad I did! Happy crafting. Gez ♥

For some reason Blogger won't let me follow your blog! d'oh! will try later.xx

Terry said...

Hiya Carol wwwwowzerssss so fabulous and wicked together...love the little journal and your images are just great and scairy....and even cute hehehhe...
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and show and we hope to see ya again for another challenge. Thanks for joining us with your fabulous project. Hugs Terry xxxx

Cheryl said...

oh totally love what you have done,here,the stamping is just brilliant hugs cheryl x

Createology said...

Love your journal. You have created a fun and varied treasure trove of techniques. Happy Halloweekend...

Nancy said...

Those stamps are a hoot! Love 'em!

Thanks for joining us again at the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge!

Sue Bleiweiss said...

oh my gosh Carol, this is too much fun!

Jan said...

This is just great Carol....and such fun. Beautiful colours too

stampdiva said...

Carol this is not only incredibly cool it is such fun. Said this many times before, I wouldn't know where to start with such stamps but they still make me smile. Pure Fun great detail. Lynne x

Neet said...

Brilliant pages Carol but I do love the first one with the hanging men. These are all so cute they cannot be gruesome (images I mean). Love your journal pages - ab fab!

Karin said...

Awesome pages Carol!! I love the humour to them all.

Hermine said...

Absolutely awesome!!!! Finally able to leave a comment again ;o( Still having problems.

Kaz said...

LOVE this Carol, it's absolutely gorgeous, you should give it to Alice Cooper- he'd love it!!!!

Diane said...

Really wonderful effects you've obtainedin this journal, Carol! Really 'spooktacular! (sorreeee!!)
Diane x

Marilyn Rock said...

This is the coolest journal! Love all the layering - the little men hanging from the tree - a lovely, yet whimsical piece Carol! xxoo

Pia said...

wauuuuuuuw what a beautiful album, very nice details. have a nice weekend
hugs Pia

Sarita said...

Ah another True Blood fan-I love it!
Love love your spooky collection Carol, they are all a work of art,
Love Sarita xx

Paula said...

Fabulous Carol, I love all the backgrounds!

thekathrynwheel said...

Gorgeous (in a spooky sort of way!) This is wonderful work. Nice article in the Craft Stamper ;-)

Gini said...

Absolutely brilliant in every little detail, love it Carol!
Poor Rocky triplets, wonder what they did wrong?
Love the ghostly outline to Smile and your backgrounds are fabulous and everything else is too!
Gini
xx

Suzanne C said...

Love the layers of colors you put together with the inks. Fun images for a Halloween journal!

hazel said...

This is fantastic Carol, I love everything about it especially the little dangling fellas. Great fun!
xxx Hazel.

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Awesome project! So fun and colorful! This is also a perfect fit for the current Stampotique Challenge... you should enter it for sure!!
Cheers,
Val :)

kim-paperbabe said...

WOW Carol, your halloween journal is fantastic all the amazing details are stunning! the dangly shrink charms from the tree all the stamping and different layers!!!
The Design Team & I are really pleased you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show spooky Challenge
Thank you!
HuGs Kim :)

Hels Sheridan said...

Fab book Carol... loving those layers and edges.. the Octopode go so well with the Stampotique.. just loving this! x

craftimamma said...

Ooh, I love this Carol. All those fab little characters are so ugly you just have to love 'em, Ha! Ha!

Hugs
Lesley Xx