Friday, October 8, 2010

Haunted - Gingersnap Creations Creative Connection


Hello friends!  It's Friday and the beginning of a beautiful weekend. :) Today I am participating in a Gingersnap Creations Creative Connection (GCCC).  The idea is to first create a piece of art using a particular theme as inspiration - and this month's theme is "Haunted." Then, once you've posted your piece to your blog, mention my post and the Creative Connection post on Gingersnap Creations.  Whoever is inspired by the post on your blog should similarly link to both your blog and to GCCC.  We all "craft it forward" so to speak, and see how far we can get this connection to go.  Sound like fun?

I heard about this month’s "GCCC" - Haunted - from Aisling of Aisling's Hobby Blog.  Her piece is delightfully spooky and has a theme similar to mine.... that's all I'm sayin', you'll have to go check it out. :)

For my piece, I created a 6x6 stamped collage inspired by my very favorite poem to read around Hallowe'en. All (but one) of the stamps are from Oxford Impressions; the "Raven" ATC stamp with the quotes from the poem is from Red Lead.

For the background I used the glimmered distress technique from Technique Junkies.  I then built the collage with stamps, some directly on the background and some on separate cardstock and cut out.  The "lace" is stamped on vellum and embossed.  I popped up the tombstone and the little raven just a bit for dimension.  This page is part of a 24-page (!!!) Hallowe'en swap I am participating in locally.  Since everyone's tastes and styles are different in the group (very fun, BTW... since I love all kinds of styles and can't settle on just one, LOL!) I decided to do a set of spooky/scary/macabre and a set of vintage shabby chic not-so-dark pages.  So next up is one of the latter: 


The adorable Hallowe'en postcard is from Clearly Vintage, and the batty stamp is from Cat's Life Press.  The background is the same as the one above (glimmered distress), plus I embossed it with a Cuttlebug pumpkin folder.

For both pages, I left about a half-inch area on the side free of embellishments (the right side for the first one, the left side for this one) so that they can be bound in book form - I will paste the two sides together, forming one page.  I am writing this here as a way of cementing this idea in my head so that I don't forget to do it for the next ones, ROFL!!! 

Hope you've got fun plans for the weekend.  We're all about the sport, of course, and hopefully some more fall decorating as well.  Have a beautiful one! 

16 comments:

Netty said...

Smashing pages, love them both. x

Terry said...

I love these! From spooky awesome to spooky cute! Fabulous images and colors! Awesome!!

Shar said...

I adore your haunted piece but then again I have a soft spot for the "Poe-etic". Awesome! Off to check out other pieces in your chain!

Daniele said...

loving your haunted page.....spookylicious
hugs

Dawn said...

I think the haolloween is a real treat! ;0) as always a pleasure to visit such an interesting blog

Love Dawn xx

Sandi said...

I popped over to say thanks for coming my way! Lovely work - I am looking forward to coming back and exploring your space!

Jules said...

Edgar would be proud! Love your work! and thanks for visiting my blog!

Carola Bartz said...

I love your art work, it's just wonderful. Your blog is great!

Lynn Stevens said...

Two totally different looks but both have great results! spooktacular!

2amscrapper said...

I love both of these--totally different effects. I use Red Lead stamps too!

thefrugalcrafter said...

Those are great, I love the trim and stamps on the second piece!

Violets Corner said...

Spooktacular creations!

Love the pic of Poe and the collage around him. The other one with the wonderful postcard is fab with it's unusual colour scheme.

Hugs
Maarit

Michele said...

these are great Jean! fabulous Halloween fun.

Tracy Evans said...

Two totally unique designs, great pieces and I love the images on the first piece. Have a good evening. Tracy Evans x

Kris Dickinson said...

Love love LOVE this!

hassam said...

love these! From spooky awesome to spooky cute! Fabulous images and colors! Awesome!!