Tricks ‘n’ Treat

With Halloween fast approaching I thought I’d have some fun and create this happy page to celebrate! I’m also pleased to be joining some of my favourite blog challenges which have inspired me to create this Tricks ‘n’ Treats page – Thank You!

I started by covering the background with Light Red Winsor & Newton watercolour paint using a baby wipe and then I splattered some black DecoArt acrylic paint using a paintbrush to add lots of texture and interest. I watered down some Pébéo white gesso and splattered that onto the page too; I like the way these dots have a spooky translucency to them. I tore some black cobweb decoupage paper from Dovecraft into three pieces and stuck them onto the page using a UHU Stic. Once the glue had dried, I distressed areas of the decoupage paper by rubbing it with a baby wipe. Then I coloured these areas using a Sanguine Faber-Castell Big Brush marker, smudging the colour with my finger and I also outlined some of the cobwebs with a white Pentel Hybrid gel pen so they stood out more. Next I added the Halloween Tricks ‘n’ Treats images which are from two different sets of rub-on transfers by Royal & Langnickel. I added shadows under these images using a Cold Grey Faber-Castell Marker and Desert Spectrum Aqua Marker and also added more detail to them using a black Derwent Graphik marker and a white Pentel gel pen.  To create the ground underneath the black cat and children images, I stamped a diamond design from Art Impressions at the bottom of the page using black Archival Ink, Sanguine Faber-Castell Big Brush marker ink and white Docrafts Pigment Ink; layering the diamond pattern using these different inks on top of one another. As I liked Corrie‘s use of modelling paste on her page over at Country View Challenge, I added modelling paste to my page too using a Mini Squares stencil by Creative Expressions; I applied the Pébéo modelling paste using an old gift card and found it so much easier than using a palette knife. When the paste had dried I edged the page using a black Faber-Castell Big Brush marker. Then to finish, I added the glittery flowers which are from Poundland and on the smaller flowers I exchanged the gemstone centres with red gems to tie into the colours that I’d used on the page.

As T Stands for Tuesday I’m sharing my cup of green tea and freshly homemade pumpkin roll filled with cream cheese frosting – what a “treat”, yum! I’m looking forward to chatting with all of the T Gang over a cuppa and wishing you all a Happy T Day!

Challenges

I’m glad I found out about Challenge Blogs as I enjoy taking part and meeting up with my blog friends. They also provide me with inspiration for my pages and are a wonderful way to meet like-minded arty people. So here are the challenges I’m able to join today:

The challenge over at Try it on Tuesday is “Its Halloween time” so I’m pleased to join this theme with my Tricks ‘n’ Treats page.

Over at Moo Mania & More it’s also Halloween time so I’m pleased to be joining their “Boo” theme too.

Allsorts Challenge Blog’s new challenge is “Halloween” so I’m joining their lovely design team with my Halloween inspired page.

With the autumnal colours on my page, I’m pleased to join the “Mixed Media with Autumnal Hues” challenge over at Country View Challenges.

As I used autumnal colours, I’m also joining in the fun over at A Vintage Journey and their “Crazy for Autumn Colour” challenge. My page focuses on their “Mixed Media” genre as I have used different mediums to create my Halloween inspired page and their “Art Journaling” genre as it’s my personal celebration of Halloween.

I’m also pleased to join the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and their “Photo Inspiration” challenge with my autumnal colours and Happy Halloween candies.

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Colours (Light Red)
  • DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (Black)
  • Pébéo White Gesso
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Docrafts Pigment Ink Pad (White)
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Sanguine 188 B, Cold Grey IV 233, Black 199)
  • Spectrum Aqua Artist Marker (Desert)
  • Derwent Graphik Line Marker (Black 0.02mm)
  • Pentel Hybrid Gel Grip pen (White)
  • Pébéo Modeling Paste
  • Art Impressions wood mounted rubber stamp (Diamond Background T-3335)
  • Creative Expressions Mini Stencil (Mini Squares CEMSSQUARE)
  • Dovecraft Essentials Decoupage Paper (DCDEC004)
  • Royal & Langnickel Rub-on designed by Vicki Schreiner (Tricks’n’Treats #SCH688N Rub-on)
  • Royal & Langnickel Rub-on (Bats, Cats & Ghosts #EDW355 Rub-on)
  • Poundland (Accessories Pack 60911)
  • Poundland (Mini Glitter Embellishments 59409)
  • Oaktree UK Eleganza Craft Stickers (3mm 418 Gems Red No.16)
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • UHU Stic

62 thoughts on “Tricks ‘n’ Treat

  1. Gorgeous page, Halloween and Autumn are the best times of the year for me! Love all the details on your page, so sweetly spooky. Your pumpkin roll looks delicious, I think I would like a slice with coffee, please. Have a good start in the new week, and happy T Day, hugs, Valerie
    Oh, and thanks for joining us at TIOT!

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    • Thanks so much! I love autumn and I’m never short of inspiration this time of year with all those beautiful autumnal colours 😁. I’d be happy to share a slice ot two of pumpkin roll with you, that would be lovely! Wishing you a great new week and a very Happy T Day ! J 😊

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    • Thank you! I loved adding all the different elements to this page and the grungy cobwebs are my favourite 😁. Thanks for such a fun challenge, I enjoy joining you at the Allsorts Challenge Blog and wishing you a happy new week! J 😊

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  2. Not being a huge Halloween fan myself, I have to say I really enjoyed your happy friendly Halloween page! The oclours are lovely and autumnal and those images you used are adorable! Love what you did with the spiderwebs too. Have fun with your challenges and thanks for joining us at AVJ! Have a lovely week!
    xxx
    Astrid

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    • I’m only a fan of the “happy” side of Halloween, hence my fun take on the theme …lol 😉. I really like the way the spiderwebs turned out too 😁. Hope you are still having a wonderful time on your travels! Thanks so much and wishing you a happy new week! J 😊

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  3. That is is cutest Halloween page ever Jo. Yup, I don’t like super dark pages but I do love letting out my Halloween fun side. And your pumpkin roll looks absolutely delicious. Yum. Can you send a piece my way? 🙂 Happy early T day Jo. Hugs-Erika

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  4. What an adorable journal page you created for Halloween. I simply adore the background and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the candy corn. Somehow it seems to represent Halloween to me even better than bats, black cats, and spider webs. However, I DO love what you did with this page. It really screams Halloween to me.

    Two years in a row I made those pumpkin bread roll ups. I swore never again. I had SO much trouble getting the bread to roll over the cream cheese icing. It looks like yours turned out PERFECT. Now I want to make one again just to see if I can hold it together while I’m rolling it! I will take mine with coffee, but your green tea looks good, too.

    Thanks for sharing your adorable journal page, your pumpkin roll, and your green tea with us for T this week.

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    • Thank very much! I had great success making my pumpkin rolls this year, I found if I split the mixture into two trays they roll alot easier as they are not as thick and of course you get two cakes instead of one, yum – perfect …lol 😁. Wishing you a Happy T Day! J 😊

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  5. Your wonderful Halloween page just makes me happy – so much fabulous details again and all brought together to a perfect composition for Halloween! And the colours are so pretty and delicious ! And I adore this freshly homemade pumpkin roll —- you made me more than hungry now – I instantly will make my chocolate porridge as an alternative – had no breakfast yet!
    Happy start of the new week Jo and THANK YOU from the botton of my heart for joining Moo Mania & More and Try it on Tuesday!
    You know seeing your fantastic posts linked to my favourite challenges makes me just happy and is kind of bliss to me!
    HAPPY T-DAY ahead!
    oxo Susi

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    • Thanks very much! Hope you enjoyed your chocolate porridge, it sounds delicious – yum 😁. I always enjoy joining you at the different challenges too, they are great inspiration and it’s always fun chatting with you! Wishing you a great new week and a very Happy T Day dear Susi! J 😊
      p.s. a little ‘edit’ fairy had amended your comment for you …lol 😉. Thanks again J x

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  6. Jo, this has got to be the fun, happy side to Halloween. Your page is fantastic and adorably spooky at the same time. You created a super background for the images and details you used. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT’s.
    Your pumpkin roll looks delicious and I could happily sit down and have a slice with my cuppa this morning.
    Happy T day wishes .
    Yvonne xx

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    • Thank a lot! I was playing around with my paints to create the background, which is always fun and messy …lol 😉. I made two cakes so I have a spare slice or two for you to have with your cuppa 😁. Wishing you a Happy T Day! J 😊

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  7. Wow Jo! I really love this Halloween page – I do not like the scary side of Halloween and avoid those aisles in the supermarkets! This has the kind of Halloween I love – children knocking at door for their treats(which sadly we don’t get any more now we are in an apartment) So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Your Pumpkin roll looks delicious! Hugs, Chrisx

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  8. Your page reminds me of the excitement I felt as a kid leading up to Trick or Treating. Except the candy corn. I don’t like candy corn (-; Your cup and saucer are so pretty, and the pumpkin roll is almost too beautiful to eat. Almost! Happy T Day!

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    • I’ve never tried candy corn, it’s not something I’ve seen over here and we tend to celebrate “Bonfire Night” more in the UK although Halloween is definitely more popular these days …lol 😉. Thanks so much and wishing you a Happy T Day! J 😊

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  9. an absolutely delightful Halloween page Jo!! So many wonderful sweet details. Pumpkin roll- won’t show this to hubby just yet or he’ll be begging for me to bake some! ( I will eventually, but not yet:)
    Happy T day!

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    • Thanks so much! It’s so funny about the pumpkin roll, I think I’m like your hubby …lol … I’ve frozen quite a bit of pumpkin puree so I think I’ll be able to make pumpkin rolls throughout the year now, yum …lol 😉. Wishing you a Happy T Day! J 😊

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  10. Jo that Halloween page is just adorable. I usually go for spooky and scarey for Halloween… how did everything get so cute for Halloween? lol i see cuteness everywhere.. Ha! Just adore you little rubons and the spiderwebs are really just bring everything together. Pumpkin bread YUM!!!Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

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    • Thanks very much! I like the cute side of Halloween rather then the scary …lol 😉. I’m glad you like the page and spiderwebs as I had to get my thinking cap on to make them more dimensional and I love the way they turned out in the end too 😁. Wishing you a Happy T Day! J 😊

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    • I left the following answer to your question on your blog, I hope you got it ok 😀:

      Hi, thanks for your question 😁. Teacakes and English Muffins are not the same thing. What you call an English Muffin in the US is called the same and is the same thing here in the UK. Lorraine is eating a speciality of the area (Cumbria), which is a ‘teacake’, in the UK teacakes are a sweetened yeasted bread type roll which usually has dried fruit in, except in Cumbria where a teacake is plain unless you ask for a ‘currant teacake’. An English muffin is a breakfast item often served as Eggs Benedict or with smoked salmon, whereas a teacake is usually served toasted with butter and sometimes jam (jelly) with a cuppa mid morning for elevensies. Hope this helps. J 😊 x

       

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    • So funny …lol … I’ll think of you when I see this page now 😉. The cup and saucer is from a Denby Stoneware Collection that we had for 29 years now, they were a wedding present – such fun!! Thanks very much and wishing you a Happy T Tuesday! J 😊

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  11. What a delightful Halloween page!! Love the cute images, textures and especially the candy corn! wink*wink* pumpkin roll…don’t mind if I do, looks so yummy! Just wondering how you corral all of your beautiful pages…do you put them in a binder or anything? It would be fun to see a photo of a stack of them…happy T day!

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    • Thanks so much! I crop the photos to just show the page on my blog posts, my pages are actually in a spiral bound pad and once the journal is complete I cover the front and back of the book. When each journal book is complete I always sit down with a drink to look through the pages to remember what I’ve been up to. I also have a book stand in my craft room where a different page is displayed everyday from one of my Art Journals; it’s lovely to look at the page and recall the memories associated with it! There’s information on this link … https://letsartjournal.wordpress.com/2017/04/03/art-journals/
      … and also a photo of stack of my art journals too 😁. Happy T day! J

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