Saturday, October 12, 2013


Hello all!
      Back from a very Autumnal trip to Vermont where you can definitely tell that the seasons are changing.  Here in Northern New Jersey the leaves have just started to turn and fall so hopefully we'll get some gorgeous colour here too!
           Anyway, with Autumn comes Halloween and this week over at The Octopode Factory Friday challenge , we're asking you to get witchy with us.  Lily has some fabulous digis in her shop that are perfect for this challenge but you don't have to use an Octopode image (even though we love it when you do!)
                        I tried something a bit different this time and painted the image using a mixture of watercolours, acrylics and gelatos.  The only drawback to painting is that you sometimes 'lose' the definition lines of the image - it's easy enough to go back over them with a fine marker pen afterwards. The background for this page in my art journal was done by splattering some Distress paints and using a couple of rubber stamps from my stash.

I would like to enter this into the challenges at Simply Create Too , Punk You Girl , Left of Center , 
Digi Haven , Paper Crafting Journey and CRAFT .

Thanks for popping in!

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Sandra said...

I like this Dawn!! The sentiment states the image, lol
Love the cloros and the technique!

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Hi, Dawn: What a cute Halloween image-- would love to see your ENTIRE art journal if this is an example--
I know it's fabulous! thanks for joining in our challenge.

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Penny said...

This is so creepy-cool, Dawn! Love the vibrant colors! Love the splotchy look, love the bg stamping & image & coloring! Great design, too! :^)
Hugs, Penny
Welcome back to the real world, lol!

Laine said...

Fabulous and fun. Wonderful detailed creation Dawn. Thank you so much for sharing your project with us at PCJ Challenge.
Laine - DT

jimlynn said...

Adorable and love the way you did all the paints! Fun card for Halloween!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven.

nwilliams6 said...

Love your background Dawn - fun stuff and adds so much to the whimsical feel of the image! Well done as always. Hugz!

Tress said...

Oooky Spooky! What a captivating card! Love your paint work!

Sandra said...

Penny has it right, she is a wee bit creepy, your creativity makes her KEWL!!
Love the background.
Cheers :)S

Patricia St Martin said...

Dawn, I agree with Penny... Love your idea with that background. I'm going to have to try that with my distress ink but I think I need to thin them out a lot.
Hugs, Pat

Claire Dale said...

Spooktacular creation!! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for our latest challenge!
Claire xx

Roxann said...

This is amazing, Dawn!

Unknown said...

spooktastic thanks for joining us at LOC

Julia said...

Fab creation, scary and fun!
Thanks for joining us at Left of Center Challenges.

Tracy said...

I love that wild splotchy background and the cool way you did her eyes. Spooky and fun!

Kanan Pandya said...

I love the cute image and colorful splatters on the background.
Thanks for playing along with us at Simply Create Too. Join us again soon. :-)

Jacki Daniels said...

Thank you so much for joining us at PunkyouGirl this time with such gorgeous creation I do hope you will join us again and good luck
Jacki xx

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is another absolutely stunning piece! It was such an original interpretation of a traditional Halloween card. The colors are fantastic and the splattered/swirled background is amazing. I've truly had a wonderful time perusing your blog. You've definitely got some serious art skills!!!