Thursday, 27 October 2016

Art Journal: Spirit of Halloween

Hello, friends!!! Welcome to the second ART JOURNAL collaboration with a very dear and special blog friend - VICKI PARSON of Stamp Smiles. We are both fairly new to art journalling and decided we should encourage this passion with a monthly show and tell. This month we are creating a page inspired by the season - so it's  Halloween / Fall. And here is my page:

Yes. I know. It's purple and black and scary. I was shooting for something from The Munsters, with a dash of Casper and with a touch of Bate's Motel! The stamps are by Chocolate Baroque. I've used Spookylicious, Halloween Edges and Put A Spell On You. First, I primed the page with Faber Castell Gesso and when completely dry, I applied Folk Art Acrylic Paints to create the background: 689 Pure Magenta, 636 Red Violet, 964 Midnight and 938 Licorice.

I heat embossed the sentiment from Spookylicious. The ghosts from Put A Spell On You are heat set on white vellum, fussy cut and adhered to the page.

The house is from Spookylicious. I coloured it with Copics and adhered it to the page. I also stamped a few swirls to the sky with Ranger Archival Cobalt for a spooky misty feel.

The mushrooms in the foreground are from Halloween Edges, also coloured with Copics, fussy cut and layered in front of the house. I added some highlight with a Sharpie Extra Fine White Paint pen. I spritzed the entire page with Perfect Pearl for a misty glow, which sadly is not obvious from the photos.

I used Faber Castell Brush markers to add details and shadows. And to brighten things up I added white dots and added highlights with the Sharpie Extra Fine White Paint pen.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: AG
Fab & Funky #324: Halloween
Retarte #88: AG
Amusing Challenge: Halloween
Left Of Centre #153: Halloween
Robyn's Fetish #339: Anything But A Card For Halloween
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #70: D is for Day Of The Dead
Crafty Addicts #27: AG / Halloween Colours

Now please head on over to VICKI PARSON of Stamp Smiles and check out what she has made. I have no doubt she would have created a fabulous page.

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a beautiful day!

x Beijinhos x


  1. WOW WOW WOW!! Asha, this is incredible!!! Now I must talk to you about how you've used those paints for your background!! That turned out so amazing!! I also LOVE the shadow/silhouette effect of your images along with that haunted house image!! Very cool page my friend and you may not have had much time, but it certainly looks like you spent quite a bit of time on this!! This is jaw dropping my friend and can you see me bowing to you for a job well done!! :) You rocked it lady!! Thanks for the awesome inspiration!! HUGS

  2. You might only be new to it but my gosh your art journaling looks/is fabulous. I love the spooky house. Great colours. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Wow!!! Another amazing AJ page!!! Fantastic scene, your talent always shine soooo much with them, and this isn't an exception, surely!!! Fab inking and all the stamps are just perfect for this halloween scene!! I'm very impressed by all the higtlights you made with the white pen, they perfectly given a spooky 3D look to all the elements! :D Fabulous, just fabulous!!

  4. WOW fabulous journal page fabulous painted background and love all the image/great toadstools and spooky house and the ghosts on vellum are brilliant
    Carol x

  5. Zowie Asha you did one fantastic job!! The background is very impressive and combo of images to make your spooky scene are wonderful! The ghosts are too fun, Love it :)

  6. This is just fantastic! I love the background with all the swirls of purple. You created a great scene of spooky delight.

  7. Definitely an awesome journal page! I think you're a pro! Love it!

  8. Awesome Halloween scene with all the spooky elements included. I love the colors you chose too.

  9. Wow, love everything about your creation, so many lovely (scary) details, just stunning! Thanks so much for joining the sisterhood of snarky stampers!

    Majo - DT ♥

  10. So many beautiful spooky details - and why have I never, EVER, noticed just how spectral white on white vellum looks against a dark background? Your ghosts are perfectly ghostly. Thanks for sharing with the sisterhood

  11. Fantastic Halloween the ghosties!
    Thanks for joining the sisterhood of snarky stampers for our Day of the Dead challenge.

  12. This is awesome, it just blew me away.

  13. Woah, fantastic! So much details - and the colours! Wow! Looks like my dream house :)


  14. Oh my stars- this is just amazing!!! I love all of the details- and all together a fab scene. Would love step by step pics!

  15. Amazing page, fabulous scene and perfect quote. Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for the D is for Day of the Dead challenge.

  16. Wow Asha, this page is amazing! LOVE the scene you created! The colors are so vibrant and your coloring skills are fantastic! Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  17. Halloween perfect!! This is fabulous art journal layout, love the colours so much. Well done x

  18. Oh my goodness, Asha, you totally nailed what you were going for--LOVE this!

  19. WOW!! This is amazing Asha. The scene and your colouring is perfect...Loz

  20. WOW!!!
    Eine großartige Karte und fantastische Szene.
    So viele wunderbare Details, die ich bewundern kann.
    Super gemacht!


    Und danke für deine lieben Kommentare auf meinem Blog <3

  21. Wow Asha, this is absolutely amazing! No words to describe this.

  22. WOW! That's a gorgeous card. Love everything about your card. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

  23. That's a lot of work but it turned out great! Congrats on making Top 3 at my Amusing Challenge this week! :)

  24. ASHA! Totally blown away by this incredible work of art you've created! Spooky spectacular; eerie excellent! That house is so impressive and the sky..WOW! Just full-on WOW!

  25. Wow. The detail in this is amazing!
    Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Happy crafting!
    Catherine X DT

  26. Absolutely amazing, stunning work!....Thanks for joining us at Fab' n' Funky Challenges :)
    Wendy xx

  27. Woooww... es una impresionante tarjeta de Halloween, cada detalle muy bien puesto y con un color perfecto! Gracias por participar con nosotras en RETARTE de Stampartpapel. Enjoy! Paula,DT.

  28. I've been studying this page for some time now, trying to take it all in and figure out how you went about to get all this together. Superb work!
    Sorry I've been absent lately, I've been away on holiday and now I'm waiting for mr mojo to get back home as well...

  29. OMG WOW!!! That is awesome! OMG!!


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