14 October 2013

My spooky family

This fortnight's challenge at Crafty Boots was chosen by my wonderful friend Dionne and is Halloween. She is encouraging you to think about witches, fairies, dragons, leprechaun, hobbits and other mythical characters! I wanted to make something a little different and so made a page in my Dylusions Journal. The background is Dylusion green inks and after stamping on the leaves and spending ages colouring them in with Crushed Grape Dylusion ink I then liberally misted them with water so the ink ran and looked more spooky. I love how the ink changes colour as it reacts with the water! 
The people are Tissue Wrap adhered to white card and then cut out using Dylusion masks as templates. I misted them with more Dylusion inks and then blotted them so they had a hint of colour. The heads were severed (!) and replaced with skulls in hats! The phrase is again from the Dylusion range but I replaced the word 'normal' with spooky! A huge thanks to Dionne for choosing this theme - I had a ball making this! I hope you'll join in with us this fortnight!
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7 comments:

CraftygasheadZo said...

Love the vibrancy! Super pages. Take care Zo xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Wow Gabrielle, great page. I love how the vines really stand out and just look at all of those spiders. Aagh!

Dionne xxx

Helen said...

wow, the spooky family is just great... not sure which one's you, no broken elbows in sight...!! Hope you're doing ok!

Belinda Basson said...

Brilliant page! LOVE the colour, so vibrant.

Lisette Baker said...

Fabulous pages. Love the background and colours but those figures are amazing. x

isisimaginings.com said...

Fantastic page! I love the colours.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a wonderful idea, love every detail.