Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Halloween inspired journal pages

I used stamp plate CI-286, Abbeys and Arches and CI-077, Three Gentlemen to make these Finnabair styled pages for the October themed challenge at Crafty Individuals this month. I loved playing with the crazy stamping technique again, particularly around the gents, but because I used black card for the background I stamped with picket fence distress paint. Love it.
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A double spread, created together, but each page can stand as an individual too.
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I used the images separately to create the composition on the left page……
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…. adding rusted calico fabric and other elements.
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Even some of the thread from the weave of the fabric got stuck on as well.
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Splats with the distress paint, a spray of Dylusions white linen ink and some copper mica spray over the background.
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Stamped ephemera and TH chit chat stickers.
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I used a chalk pencil to outline the images and to doodle and scribble in places too.
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The iron gate on the edge die created that spooky look at the bottom of the pages, with more rusted elements.

These pages were great fun to make and if you have a Halloween project on your blog, leave me a message and I will be able to pop over to take a look.

Thanks for joining me today

hugs {brenda} x0x

37 comments:

Annie said...

Wow Brenda !!! I so love this. The stamping on the black card looks amazing and the layout is wonderful with all the rusty elements :-)

THank you for sharing this very inspirational make.

Hugs
Annie x

Jane said...

So much to see in these wonderful Halloween pages Brenda. The white stamping looks brilliant with the black card. Gorgeous work as always, hugs xx

Deborah said...

Love the restrained colour palette with the fabric scaps, and beautiful compostion.

Gina said...

Dark creepy vaulted ruins!!!! What more could a girl want :D XXX

Sue OConnell said...

Fab pages and has given me some inspiration to get out my architecture stamps

Gram's Treasures said...

Pretty spooky looking! Great job, Brenda.
Joyce xx

Rita said...

Oh my goodness Brenda. What a fantastic piece of journaling. I love all those gothic building etc. A great make. Hugs Rita xxx

Meggymay said...

Wow, absolutely amazing, wonderful details and images.
Yvonne

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Fabulous drama to all of those pages and the white paint against the black is so striking.
Adore this post.
Wishes
Lynne

Glennis said...

Stunning pages, Brenda

froebelsternchen Susi said...

oh wow.. I love this rsuty grungy look Brenda! fantastic spread!

Buttons said...

Oh boy Brenda. This is fantastic journalling. I can see Finnabair's influence all over it and what an inspired idea to use the chalkboard style. Jenny x

Lucy Edmondson said...

I saw this on the CI blog and I thought it was lovely; very original and great use of a mixture of stamps not obviously Hallowe'en ones,

Lucy x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda. Wow, the chalkboard effect looks amazing! I love how it is just as perfect as a double spread as well as single pages. And still smiling at the crazy stamping - awesome effect!!!
Dot x

Amanda said...

Great pages, just love the feel that you have created quite eerie!
Love
Amanda x

craftytrog said...

Absolutely fantastic!!! xx

Karin said...

Wow amazing pages!!
Groetjes karin

Daniele said...

great pages Brenda, loving all those rusty elements
hugs

Coco said...

Wow, both pages are great, love your use of dark paper, the separation of this CI stamp, and the rusty look on all the mixed elements... fab work !!! And thank you for the link on the video too ! Hugs Coco xx

Von said...

So love the black background ! very sticking :)
Von ♥

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow Brenda, totally fabulous spread!!! Love how you adapted Finn's techniques and it looks spectacular (spooktacular) on the black background!! The white chalk edging to the images really adds to the spooky feel and I absolutely love the different textures you have used with the inclusion of the fabric and such! I can just see how much fun you had with this!

Fandhmum said...

Wonderful, Brenda, I love the texture the fabric creates
Rosie x

wintonrosepapercreations said...

Brilliant piece of art Brenda. I love everything abo9ut it. Thanks for sharing. Karen.x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Oooh just fabulous Brenda! Such a great mix of colours and gorgeous on the black. It is so wonderful seeing all your fabulous creations using Finn's techniques but with stamps and goodies we all have!

Juls said...

Such fun pages!! Love it!! Hugs Juls

Paper Profusion said...

Stunning Brenda!! SO many techniques going on - brilliantly textured piece. Nicola x

Terry said...

You just blow me away, Brenda! Love the effect to the PF Distress Paint and at least will dry compared to craft ink! The gents are so cool! Fabulous! Hugs!

toni said...

Wonderfully spooky journal pages, fabulous imagery x

baileyrosy.com said...

Jaw droppingly awesome brenda !!!! Wow indeed so much creativeness here, simply sensational. I think I may have mentioned I love black and this is just a huge black treat !

Marie

baileyrosy.com said...

Jaw droppingly awesome brenda !!!! Wow indeed so much creativeness here, simply sensational. I think I may have mentioned I love black and this is just a huge black treat !

Marie

catherine said...

These pages look fabulous Brenda. Love the imagery and all the texture
x catherine

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Exquisite journaling Brenda, love the contrasts and the rusty look - just fabulous! xxx

hazel said...

Wonderful pages, I love how you've put all the elements together.
xxx Hazel.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool, I'm missing words.

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh, Brenda, these are wonderful pages. I've not seen the Three Gents yet - love how you've used them and the additions of different edges/materials to the page.

butterfly said...

Just love these pages - so dramatic, and with that hint of fireworks as well as Halloween spookiness - just brilliant, Brenda!
Alison x

Jools Robertson said...

Absolutely stunning Brenda, very beautiful

Love the layout, colours everything and those stamps are fab!

I'm inspired, have neglected my journaling

Hugs

Jools x