Saturday, October 31, 2015

Come Little Children…art journal page

Happy Halloween :)
Hope you get lots of Trick or Treaters tonight.
Here is my treat, as I don't like to trick.

Caroline and I have resumed our monthly Art Journal Challenges.
This months challenge was to do a Halloween theme and/or collage.
If adhering the fence, bat and word strips is collage, then I succeeded in doing both…but I am guessing mine is more just on the Halloween theme :)

Fist thing I did was use some mists and sprayed the yellow/orange colour for the moon. I also added a bit of white on there as well.
Then to do the purple sky.

I was to lazy to pull out my Cricut to cut the perfect sized circle I wanted.
So I ran upstairs and grabbed a saucer…worked great!
It washed off nicely as well.
The only problem is that when I pulled the plate away, I got 2 streaks on the moon…no biggie, I actually like it and couldn't have planned it that if I wanted.
But…as I moved the plate, a drop of ink fell on the moon, that also wasn't planned and I wasn't as happy about it.

I then stamped my images with black ink and then coloured them with black markers, as I wanted them in silhouette.

These Stampin' Up images of the children were not dressed up for Halloween, so I helped them along.
I drew the horns and tail for the devil boy, the crown for the princess and the tiara and wand for the fairy :)

I used this Unity Angiegirl stamp as is and just coloured the witch and cat in with a black marker

Next I added the fence and some grass.
These were both done with border punches.

At first I was going to write these lyrics out by hand….then I came to my senses and used the computer.
These lyrics are from the movie "Hocus Pocus".
I inked them with a bit of distress ink and adhered them on :)

As easy as this page was to do…I did have some technical difficulties….but  I will give you the illusion that everything went perfectly, teehee.
But if you really want to hear how it all really went down, you can check out my video :)

If you would rather watch my video on my YouTube channel, then click on the link :) Tracy's Treasures24

I hope you all have a very Happy Halloween.
I am entering my page in the Emerald Creek Dares: Tricks & Treats challenge.
I am also entering my page into the Simon Says: Anything Goes challenge…I choose Augusts challenge theme, which was to use 3 colours.

Tracy :)


  1. Awesome page, Tracy, I'm glad you ladies have resumed your challenge! Love the happy accident of the mist across the moon, it's like fog rolling in! :)

  2. Oh wow, this is amazing!! I love the colors!! The details are so fabulous!! Love this!! Happy Halloween!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Well Done!!! Love that you coloured in the images, you'd never know they weren't solid stamps :) The moon is awesome, I love the mishap streaks!! and the bat was a good recovery!! I finished mine tonight - I'll get it up on the blog tomorrow morning. So glad to be back in the swing of it again :)

  4. Fabulous journal page Tracy - thanks for joining us for our Tricks and Treats Halloween Emerald Creek Dares Challenge

    Karon DT

  5. You are a master at all things Halloween! I love how you turned the kids into trick or treaters! This is such an awesome art journal page!

  6. WOW!!Love your art page.Fab work.

    Have a nice day.


  7. Just wanted to pop back in as me LOL! I love this - the colour and those silhouettes are fabulous. Have a great week :- ) Oh and we have just started Season 4 !

  8. Thanks for sharing your process. I love this spread, and it's great to get a glimpse into how it all came together!

  9. This is fantastic! I'm so glad you entered the Emerald creek Dare. I hope to see you more.

  10. Gorgeous journal page. Love your tutorial. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge :)
    Gayatri xx

  11. This is fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us at Emerald Creek Dares

  12. art journalling with a friend is the best!!!! great page and i love when we can embellish a page because of a n opps moment! thanks for playing along with us at Emerald Creek dares!

  13. This is awesome. I love the page!


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