Monday, October 20, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Things that go Bump in the Night



I signed up for a Hallowe'en Haunted House fat book swap a while ago on one of my groups. In the end, we were asked to create 16 book pages, a daunting task to say the least. This is a sampling of three of mine. Once I started them, I found that I quite enjoyed the process. I tried to create a creepy atmosphere with the detailing on the background like the tree bare of leaves and the flock of flying birds. These pages are my entry for this week's Mixed Media Monday challenge.

38 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

Oh Heather! These are fantastic! I adore them ALL!

Anni's Art said...

Oh what a creepy atmosphere there is in your pages,love all the detail.

Debbi Baker said...

Fabulous pieces!! Too cool.

Sarah said...

Love these Halloween pieces Heather.

Chriss Rollins said...

brilliant, i adore them.
very lucky people to receive such art.
chriss x

Sherry said...

The graphics are wonderful -- sombre and perfect for Halloween...a man as a night walker (perfect!!!) and "free broom rides" just made me laugh out loud!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Heather...these are wonderful...the person who will be lucky to get your work will be thrilled!!!!

Hugs
Diana

herminesplace said...

And again fabulous

indybev said...

Absolutely great pages. I love the use of newsprint.

Mary-Beth said...

Heather, these are fabulous pages!!

Love the grey and orange together and 'free broom rides' has me in stitches. Wonderful work!!!

joanne wardle said...

excellent, moody with a hint of humour

Kelly said...

wow!!!! these pages are great!

runningonink said...

These are just awesome! I love the shapes and details! Well but together!

Femmy said...

they are great!!! love the images!!!

Maggie Ann said...

You did great! They are wonderful!....I don't do Halloween except for the 'fall' aspect but these are such works of art. I've enjoyed seeing them.

vintage wil said...

fantastic atc s!!!

Char said...

Fabulous pages. Love the background and the witches and worlock. Feel your pain. I just did a Halloween Book swap with 33 pages.

Kaz said...

WOW, these are just fab! stunning artwork.

Moira said...

Fabulous pages I think the creepiness is certainly enhanced by the hints of colour in the flourish stamp and the sequin waste stamping and the fact that the content is not all out creepy, more almost normal day to day but underneath lies a dark secret.

Jaqi said...

Just brilliant they are fantastic, Jaqi

katrin said...

heather all entries are sooo gorgeous!!! looks so wonderful for halloween. :-)

Dawn said...

I knew I was gonna see some great spooky stuff Heather - was looking forward to see what you had created. Amazing pages and love the design running through them.
Hugs
Dawn
x

Pascalebrad said...

Heather they are so spooky. The images are so chilling. I have been looking at techniques today so I hope to begin producing better mixed media work soon. You are truly inspiring though. Pascale :)

Diane said...

Hi Heather, These are really wonderful pieces. I love them all.

Lynn said...

You made all the pages different too? Wahhh that is a lot. I am taking part in a book swap too for Christmas and have 30 pages I think it is, but we make a page then have copies made. I was so relieved when I found that out LOL.
Your haunting houses are wonderful Heather, you must be glued to your chair by now :)

Chris said...

Everyone has been sooooo busy lately that I am struggling to keep up with my blog hopping... so forgive me if I haven't been by in a little while.
I adore all of your recent creations Heather and I love the fab way that you have used the newsprint paper on these and the others below.
They are really inspiring... I need to go in search of some papers like that and have a go !!
hugs
Chris xx

mixedmediamonday said...

Wow, Heather, these are all fabulous, I'd hate to try and choose a favourite! Diane

Kathy said...

Oh I love them Heather.

Jen Crossley said...

These are awesome Heather I love Halloween
Jen

Tootie said...

Love them all Heather but the "nightwalker" IS me! I unfortunately sleepwalk almost every night!
Smiles-
Melissa

Alberta and Ava said...

I can tell you enjoyed yourself creating these! They look like they were fun to make ,and they're so original. I really like the printed page background for this subject. Very eerie....

Gaby Bee said...

All your pieces are fabulous. Love all images! Really cool.

Beth said...

Your pieces are beautiful and perfect for the theme!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

All of these pieces are wonderful Heather, Love every detail....lucky swappers!

Fannie said...

Wonderful pieces, Heather!

Gillian said...

Once again Heather you have created amazing halloween themed art, I so love all the images:)x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous - I love the colors.
Trudi

dutchstamptramp said...

Oh what an absolutely fabulous pieces Heather. Love each and every one of them!