Monday 6 October 2014

Whispers in the wind Journal Page for Crafty Individuals

There is a new challenge at Crafty Individuals chosen by Gio and is called Halloween Madness or Christmas Frenzy, so plenty of opportunity to get into holiday mode.

Imagine it is All Hallows Eve, the time for wandering souls to mingle on earth, a time when the spiritual and physical worlds are closest together and spectres can be seen roaming the countryside. It’s a moody, haunting evening on All Hallows Eve with an ominous, forbidding sky and the darkened, creepy silhouette of a ruined abbey. The black trees stand against the last light before it disappears to a deep inky black where only the glint of the moon peeking from behind the rooftop will light the way for ghosts and ghouls.
I have used stamp sets – 227, 259, 361, 209 and 116 plus a background stamp I used for the sky from my other supplies.
I began by stamping the abbey, masking it and adding the trees. To get the feel of a scene I used a black pen to draw in and outline areas which made the stamps meld together more.
The sky was created by using brushed pewter distress paint with the back ground stamp, heat drying it so that it became a resist and which gives this quite eerie glowing effect. I masked the ground and dipped the top part in a mix of weathered wood and stormy sky distress inks and when dry I masked off that part and dipped the ground area in frayed burlap, forest moss and crushed olive and when it was dry I dipped it again in walnut stain.
To get the gloomy look I blended pumice stone over everything starting darker at the edges, I painted in the moon and a bit of sky with scattered straw and then blended walnut stain round the edges.
To finish off I added just the quote which is on the Crafty Individuals stamps but I typed and printed it off in a different font and size so that it fitted in more with my scene and of course the raven from set 361. I’ve added it to a journal where I keep pieces with quotes added to them.
I hope you will pop over to see some fabulous projects over on the blog. If you join in you must use at least one product from the CI shop and once you have linked up you get a 25% discount code to use for new goodies, now that's a bonus for sure.

I hope you have a good week. It has suddenly changed to Autumn here and it's pouring of rain, but what a wonderful summer we've had.

Take care.

hugs Brenda xxx


Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely, creepy card, I love this time of year! Valerie

massofhair said...

Fantastic page loving the gloom as the day ends and the Abbey takes on a new lease of life.

The Abbey stamp reminds me of Dryborough Abbey, a gorgeous place to visit.

Fantastic inspiration Brenda:-) xxx

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous page Brenda, that sky looks amazing and the whole scene has a very creepy look.
Avril xx

Deborah said...

You've created a wonderfully spooky scene, Brenda. Perfect for Dracula to appear! That pewter sky is amazing!

froebelsternchen said...

wow.. stunning card thos spooky scene!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Brenda,

What a great addition to your quoting journal (great idea, by the way). Thanks for the tutorial - love how this project came out.


Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Brenda,
It looks wonderfully eerie, you have obtained a great effect with the inks.Great page.

Jane said...

How atmospheric Brenda, I can almost hear the spooky howls. A great piece. Autumn certainly arrived today...brr. See you Thursday xx

Meggymay said...

A fantastic Halloween page, it looks so eerie and mystical. great images as well.

Dagmar said...

oh wow - what a fantastic page!!!! It´s Looks loke so mystic and spooky - great work! Hugs Dagmar

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Brenda. this certainly has the eerie effects of Halloween with heaps of inky fun added this.
Dot x

sally said...

I love that eerie sky and the ruins are STILL on my wish list!


Annie said...

Love this Brenda :-) Love the background and the old abbey. The raven really adds to this haunting piece. TFS and crafty hugs
Annie x

janice said...

Oh my gosh, I can't believe how gorgeous this is! I love it.

Terry said...

Oh what a spooky page, Brenda! It certainly is a piece EAP would love! I love what you have done here and that background is a haunting delight! Hugs!

Rita said...

Wonderful haunted house scene Brenda. I love your take on it too. Thanks for the tutorial. Hugs Rita xxx

Anneke said...

Beautiful piece of artwork. I love every bit of it. Anneke.

Gina said...

Now this one is so me :D mwahahahaha.....:D XXX

The Sparkly Fairy said...

This is so atmospheric, can feel the chill!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So cool - that's a wonderful page.

Jenny Marples said...

Such fantastic eerie effects created here for that background - a perfect foil for your stamping Brenda. Love it! Jenny x

Aspiring crafter said...

Not usually keen on Halloween ( rhyme accidental)!
But I love this very eerie little scene, so beautifully made .
Thanks for the tutorial Brenda ,

Jools Robertson said...

Very beautiful, love the effect on the sky very effective
Gorgeous colour combination

Jools x

Words and Pictures said...

Ooh - love this - so much atmosphere… fabulous!
Alison xx

Juls said...

Gorgeous!! Hugs Juls

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is brilliant, so atmospheric and with just a few stamps!

Lucy x

Marjie Kemper said...

What a beautiful scene!