Hello friends,

I’m back with my second page for today as I am trying to finish all 31 pages for my Halloween journal.

today’s journal page . . .

Today’s spread is inspired by these (old) alcohol-inked backgrounds that I made back in 2019 for some cards but had some left over.  I made them using alcohol ink, surgical spirit and some homemade stamps made from craft foam and Sizzix ghost dies.

I recently turned one of them into a Spooky tag, but thought I would turn these two into a Halloween spread in my journal.  I adhered them in my journal and then used black fluid acrylic to paint around the edges of both pages.

I used these Tim Holtz cardboard words (can’t remember what they’re called) on both pages
Perhaps they look like they did come from regions beyond?

I finished off the page by adding some white stripes around the outside of both pages.

Let me know what you think in the comments.   As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
my handmade journal, watercolour paper, previously alcohol-inked backgrounds, fluid acrylic, paint pens, Tim Holtz Halloween quote chips, matte medium, glue,


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LeighSBDesigns – 31 Days of Halloween Hop+Challenge 2021 – Day28(2) catching up
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Jenny Marples
November 6, 2021 2:51 pm

Seriously spooky Elle!!! This could so easily have been a scene straight out of the Deathly Hallows films with the way you have the ghosts spinning in a vortex on each page. So dramatic and effective. Thank you for sharing it with us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog xx

Janna Ketchum
Janna Ketchum
November 3, 2021 1:15 am

Wonderful creation! The ghosts are so hauntingly beautiful. Thank you for joining the Funkie Junkie Challenge.

Vivian Foo
Vivian Foo
November 1, 2021 6:11 am

Those Ghosts are fun!

October 31, 2021 9:17 pm

Happy Day 28 of LeighSBDesigns 31 Days of Halloween Blog+Challenge, so wickedly delighted to see you joining the spooktivities with your faBOOlous spread, those swirly ghosts are so BOOtifully wicked!
Happy Haunting!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth
October 30, 2021 5:56 pm

These ghosts are rather scary and spooky. Very clever use of the AIs, too. Of course, I love the handmade stamps and the ghosts, too. This is another great page for Art Journal Journey using Tracey’s theme.

Val S.
October 30, 2021 10:37 am

A spooktackular page with all the ghosties!

Val S – LeighSBDesigns DT 

Susan Renshaw
Susan Renshaw
October 30, 2021 10:37 am

Wow! Love the ghosts in the ether!!

October 30, 2021 6:01 am

What a spooky delight! Love, love these ghosts! They are so vaporous looking like they will disappear before my eyes! Fab senti, too!

October 29, 2021 5:25 pm

WoooOOOOooooo! Definitely spooky – gorgeous colours, Hugs, Chrisx

October 29, 2021 8:54 am

So atmospheric Elle, tis like a scene from ghost busters… Love the use of that die.
Fabulously spooky HUgs Tracey x

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