Hello friends,

Happy Monday, here’s to a great week ahead!  I had to think for a good few minutes when I woke up this morning to try and remember what day it was haha never a good sign.

Today I am sharing another art journal page with Art Journal Journey where the lovely Tracey is hosting the My Favourite Colour is October challenge, and with the 31 Days of Halloween Hop+Challenge 2021 so check the end of the post for more details.

This is another page with some fabric on it, this time just that strip in the middle which was a remnant that I thought I would use up in my journal.

After I glued the fabric down and let it dry, I painted the rest of the background with a green-gold liquid acrylic paint.  I love this colour!  Then I used a white pen to add more details to the skull fabric.

I decided to fill in the rest of the page with part of a poem by Robert Burns called Halloween.  Like a lot of his other poems it is very long so this is only a few lines from the beginning, and as you can probably see it is written in old Scots, so there are a few possibly unfamiliar words in there that you might be wondering about like  OWRE which means OVER and HAUD which means HOLD.  If you want to read the whole poem, you can find the Scots version of it here and an English translation of it here.

Short and sweet today, in the middle of cooking dinner!  Let me know what you think in the comments.   As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
my handmade journal, watercolour paper, fabric, gel medium, liquid acrylic paint green gold, paint pens, white pen,


Art Journal Journey The Colours of October – October Challenge – my colours are green-gold and black

LeighSBDesigns – 31 Days of Halloween Hop+Challenge 2021 – Day 11



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October 15, 2021 4:38 pm

I love how you used this poem to frame the fabric – very clever. Another great page for Tracey’s theme at AJJ, Hugs, Chrisx

Vivian Foo
Vivian Foo
October 15, 2021 1:47 pm

Fab design.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth
October 14, 2021 12:38 am

I always love it when you use fabric in your journal pages, Elle. This was spooky fun, too. Love the way you incorporated the vintage Burns poem, too. Thanks for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey using Tracey’s theme, dear.

October 13, 2021 6:24 pm

Happy Day 11 of LeighSBDesigns 31 Days of Halloween Blog+Challenge, so wickedly delighted to see you joining the spooktivities with your fairy poem themed page…I do love that poem, totally fits in with my Once Upon a Nightmare Halloween collection this year!
Happy Haunting!

Val S.
October 12, 2021 12:02 pm

Spooktacular page and Skellies!

Val S – LeighSBDesigns DT 

Wendy K
October 12, 2021 9:33 am

Great page, love the fabric. A great poem to go with it as well.

October 12, 2021 2:46 am

Wow! I love the fabric (cause I just LOVE fabric and skulls!) and I love that you used it in the journal! Fabulous idea! I guessed OVER right but lost it at HOLD! 😉 I really adore handwriting in journals, too, and this is really special!

Susan Renshaw
Susan Renshaw
October 12, 2021 2:18 am

Another piece of beautiful fabric!
Love the words from the Burns poem!

October 12, 2021 1:29 am

Boo-tiful fabric, poem and background color on this journal page!

Erika N
October 12, 2021 1:03 am

That is a cool idea for a page Elle! I like how you told the story on the top and bottom and added that cool but little more spooky middle panel. This is great. and works for Tracey’s challenge too. Thanks for joining us at AJJ, and I hope you know what day Tuesday is when it begins-smile. Hugs-Erika

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