Hi Friends,   

Happy new week and of course Happy Halloween!   Well we have finally reached the end of the month and the end of my theme over on Art Journal Journey.  I hope you enjoyed the theme and enjoyed playing along.  I really appreciated seeing all of your pages and thanks again to the AJJ admin team for inviting me to host this month.  I really enjoyed doing it again for a second time.

Today’s Art . . .

Today’s art is another page using my Day 31 prompt:  Halloween

This is the very last page in the journal I made for this month, and so I was a bit alarmed when the napkin I chose literally fell apart when I started to add it to the page!  These might be the worst napkins ever lol but I thought they looked nice in the supermarket and had no idea they would be such poor quality.  I was only using a single layer as usual but it practically disintegrated, so I had to start over and this time used both layers of the napkin in the hope that the extra strength would hold it together long enough to get it stuck down on the page.

That’s where I left it last night, giving it as much time as possible to dry and hopefully be more stable.  Then I used pitt pens and poscas to draw on the cats, pumpkins, moon, bats and the Happy Halloween and that was the page finished!  Now all I have to do is work out how I want to decorate the cover and I will do a flip through later on.  Thanks again for joining me this month!

Let me know what you think in the comments.   As always, thanks for reading!

my handmade journal, watercolour paper, Halloween napkin, poscas, pitt pens, matte medium,


Art Journal JourneyFairytales, Folklore & Fables

Daily Prompts

Here are the prompts I will be using and you can probably tell that a lot of them are related to fairytales, but you don’t have to use them that way or you don’t have to use them at all.  I will be attempting all 31 days but I may not make it and that’s OK too.  The prompts are there if you feel stuck or in need of extra inspiration.   I just respond well to a daily prompt and I will also be sharing my pages on Instagram.  If you share your work on Instagram there is a hashtag.  Please note, that to enter the Art Journal Journey challenge using the Mr Linky tool, you will have to link from a blogsince it is a blog challenge.

Or you can ignore the daily prompts completely and focus on the overarching theme for the month.  The daily prompts are there if you want to make more pages but need some extra prompting.

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Bleubeard and Elizabeth
November 1, 2022 11:12 pm

I was also surprised by the difference in the thickness if some of the napkins I sent and received. I absolutely adore the cats and your pumpkins. Thanks so very much for being a great host this month. I really loved every post, even if I didn’t comment on all of them. I also loved the orompts you shared, and of course, how you often included a cat in your tale. You did a super job in October, dear.

Iris Flavia
November 1, 2022 4:38 am

Wow, this came out more than super-great! Worth the trouble, I´d say!
Thank you, this was fun!

October 31, 2022 11:34 pm

Wow Elle! A great final page! I really enjoyed your theme – sorry the time ran out! Thanks for being a briliant host! Hugs, Chrisx

Erika N
October 31, 2022 3:40 pm

And we loved having you also Elle. What a fantastic theme you had, and you ended it in a fun way with this Halloween page. I love it. I would have been disappointed if you ended the month without any black cats. Thank you again for hosting, and Happy Halloween to you. hugs-Erika

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