Hello friends,

Hope you are all having a fabulous Saturday!  I have the dreaded housework to do but then after that hopefully some more time in the studio!

today’s journal page . . .

Today’s spread is inspired by this cute Halloween fabric that is covered in black cats and pumpkins in various poses.  I actually made two pages using this fabric, this is the first one and I decided to cut it up into all the little individual images.

As you can see from the photo below, cutting up the fabric into separate images meant that some of them were missing frames or parts of frames. so the first thing I did after gluing them all in place, was try to draw in replacement frames around all the little pieces, using paint pens and Pitt pens. I think the paint and Pitt pens worked really well to make the missing frames. In RL it’s hard to tell what’s a real frame on the fabric and what’s drawn on!

Then I coloured the whole background with gorgeous violet Neocolour II and once that was dry, I added some spiders and spiderweb doodles, oh and some bats as well for good measure!

I wrote some of the words from this Halloween rhyme on there too:

When black cats prowl
And pumpkins gleam
May luck be yours
At Halloween

Let me know what you think in the comments.   As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
my handmade journal, watercolour paper, gel medium, fabric, paint pens, neocolour IIs, pitt pens, black pen


Art Journal Journey The Colours of October – October is looking very orange and purple today 🙂

LeighSBDesigns – 31 Days of Halloween Hop+Challenge 2021 – Day 23


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Vivian Foo
Vivian Foo
November 1, 2021 5:58 am

Looks great with those webs.

October 26, 2021 6:28 pm

Love your work, this is fun and Gorgeous!

October 26, 2021 5:23 pm

Happy Day 23 of LeighSBDesigns 31 Days of Halloween Blog+Challenge, so wickedly delighted to see you joining the spooktivities with FURRbulous kitty and pumpkin j-page, love everything!
Happy Haunting!

Susan Renshaw
Susan Renshaw
October 25, 2021 11:46 pm

Awesome page Elle. Another fabulous fabric!

October 25, 2021 6:58 pm

I can’t tell what was added or was original! That amazes me! Love all those adorable kitties and pumpkins and your hand lettering! FaBOOlous!

Val S.
October 25, 2021 3:37 pm

So love this fabric and the black cats ??? and pumpkins ? are awesome! Fabulous background doodling too!

Val S – LeighSBDesigns DT 

Erika N
October 24, 2021 10:10 pm

I think cutting it up was brilliant. Adding the purple background and those cobwebs really lifts the page and makes the cats and pumpkins stand out more. Thanks for sharing with us at AJJ for Tracey’s challenge. Have a super new week ahead. Hugs-Erika

October 24, 2021 8:12 pm

Another brilliant entry for Art Journal Journey. I love those colours together. Those cats are SO cute! Hugs, Chrisx

Nancy Williams
October 24, 2021 2:53 pm

Elle, this is so creative and so fun. Love the fabric, how you fixed the frames, and that fun poem. GREAT ideas!!! Great page.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth
October 24, 2021 4:18 am

This may be my favorite entry this month, Elle. I love those adorable black cats and the way you have arranged them on the pages. It’s a really nice composition and the lavender background with the spiders, bats, and webs made it even more fun to see. The background went SO well with the darling cats. This is a great entry. Thanks for also sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey using Tracey’s theme.

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