Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Spirits Take Flight

 Good morning and a very happy Wednesday. Autumn is certainly drawing in now and Halloween is filling the shops. With this in mind, I've made a non-spooky All Hallows Eve journal page using my Lavinia stamps for Ink Art Designs.

I started by making my background with Distress Oxides and stencils on some watercolour paper.

Then I just built up my design using lots of little stamps as well as the large ones. I love this tiny one, as it's a little bit like paint splatters but not as risky lol.

I've stamped the bird from the Crow set onto tissue paper as there was too much texture on my moon to get a good image. It also means that you can reverse the image too. On the right, I've stuck it down with decoupage glue, and the one on the left is decoart ultrafine glitter paint. The paint actually blurs the tissue better than the glue.  The sentiment is also a Lavinia stamp, I've just added an extra 's' to the 'spirit'

I added a few Tim Holtz bats - nothing says Halloween better than bats!

And we're all done! I hope you like it and that you join in with our monthly challenge. As always it's Anything Goes, you just need to use stamps from the ranges that Dot sells here in the store. 

I'm also entering my page into this months Lavinia challenge which is All Hallows Eve. 

Have a very happy week, and thanks so much for looking x


  1. Hi Sue. I looove all the magic on this journal page. Halloween can be beautiful too.
    Dot x
    Ink Art Designs

  2. Wonderful card Sue, and I adore those fuzzy crows. This is so my fave season! Hugs, Valerie

  3. Well. Poo. I guess I hit return too soon. Just said that I popped over from FB to see what you used to create that gorgeous background. I love the hint about the tissue paper.

  4. Well I am certainly feeling more like Halloween now after seeing this beauty. I love the gorgeous background, the tree is fabulous and of course, I adore the bats. A wonderful Halloween creation Sue! Keep safe and well. Hugs, Anne xx

  5. what a fabulous Halloweenie card, Sue! Your colors (as always) are just amazing, and the textures made with ink and stamps is really pretty! Wonderful card! hugs, de

  6. Great atmosphere, and beautiful page Sue!!!
    Findind at last the time to read the details and look at your delightful spooky-lovely scene better, always good and very appreciated when I can (better than a quick view!) :)
    Hugs and good night(not nightmare haha), Coco xx

  7. Oh wow I love the feel the card gives. The spooky scene and the fabulous colours

  8. I like the bats...
    It's a lovely Halloween card.

    All the best Jan

  9. That's a really wonderful page - full of Halloween magic and an eerie beauty. The colours are amazing - sunset heading into twilight.
    Alison x
    (And nope, sorry, Mr Johnson is not coming with me.)

  10. Hi Sue
    Just stopping by to wish you a happy new week.
    Stay safe and well.

    All the best Jan


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