Saturday, 30 October 2010

Blog Hop: This Is Halloween, Halloween, Halloween.

Hi there.

Another month. Another Banana Frog 'blog hop' [see the BF blog for a full list of hoppers this month]. Another chance for me to slightly mangle the proposed theme ...

Do you think I'll get away with a slightly macabre Halloween journal spread when the theme was meant to be 'Autumn'? I'll take the chance:
The 'This is Halloween' title, is taken from one of the best animated films ever The Nightmare Before Christmas:


... and is stamped using the Banana Frog 'DeLousiville' and 'Budmo Jiggler' alpha sets:

And I'm just hoping that Banana Frog owner-designer Bev will forgive me for what I did to her 'Fairytale Princess': And ... if you look carefully ...: I might just have corrupted the sentiment from the same 'Fairytale Princess' set, which usually just reads 'It's a truly fairytale kind of day':
I added the 'dark' myself ... well, if you can't go a little dark and dramatic for Halloween ... when can you? I always knew that having 3 different shades of red spray ink would come in useful at some point!

A special hello if you've dropped by from the blog of this month's Guest Designer AlisonDrummond-Jones and a reminedr that, as always, there'll be a chance to win a set of stamps somewhere [or everywhere] you leave a comment along the blog hop. Best of luck to you all.

Right then, I'll set you free to hop on your way to Nat's blog ... and I'll see you very soon, I feel another Month in Numbers heading this way ..

Julie :-)
p.s: will you allow me one small plug for the online crafting class I'm co-running which begins next Thursday? You will? Awww thanks ..... if you'd like to join Kirsty Neale and I for a fortnight of thrifty crafting tutorials then all the details you need are here.
Please note: the blog hop prize draw for October is now closed. I used a random number generator to select a winner from the comments, so congratulations go to Tara E.
Tara - keep your eye on the BF blog this week for details of how to claim your set of stamps. :-)

22 comments:

Kathy said...

I love the colours Julie.

Lelly said...

Wow this is great. Love all the different effects and Halloween is in Autumn

Louise said...

love it :)

Bev said...

I love it Julie and even forgive you for what you did to princess!

littlemisspip said...

I love the colous and textures. Thanks for sharing!

Wellington said...

Loving all that texture...

Heather said...

beautiful colours. I would say Halloween counts as Autumn themed anyway :)
my verification word is "burnable" which seems suitably dark & autumnal :)

Lisa said...

Great design and really funky dlo! I have been contemplating ordering the budmo jiggler stamps.... I think I might have too now!!

:-D

debbie (r61) said...

fabulous colours, i'm all inspired to get my spray inks out now :)

ding said...

Wow! dramtic pages, really enjoyed your work.

Hazel said...

Love how you have mixed the shades of reds,
Hazel

Amanda said...

I love the red definitely worth having 3 shades in your collection. Are they now nicely lined up again?

Clair said...

I think I'd forgive you almost anything lovely Julie - because you're so nice and your work is always extraordinary!

wendyp said...

love it!!!!

2Angels said...

Oh this is FAB! Love the grungy look and the altered princess! Definitely Autumn colours and Halloween falls in Autumn ;)

KraftyKaren said...

Love your take on the autumn theme - the colours are fab.

TaraE said...

Very fresh and funky, love the colours and how you have used the stamps differenty to how I would normally which gives them so much more scope!! Great ideas!! Thanks
Txx

Just_a_bean said...

One of my favourite films! Love your take on using the BF stamps.

Tinkersdamn said...

Rockin' princess. Not every princess is sugar pink ALL the time!

alexa said...

Stunning! Needs to be on a wall somewhere, Julie!

{VICKI} said...

WOW! How great!
great colors

mabell said...

lovely use of stamps definanetaly autumney. just right love how you used the deweyville alpha!