Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Hallowe'en

Listen Little One!

On Hallowe'en, Goblins have been known to to fly away with fair Maidens.
Therefore tis best to have some one hold you - and tightly too - because Goblins are strong!



This is my first 'go' at a Halloween piece. I didn't have any stamps for the subject - so looked through my trusty vintage CD's and found this.


As usual neither the photo nor the scan does it 'justice' it looks better in real life.

I made a 6" 'tall' house and coloured it with layers of ink from the centre going outwards as though a glow from 'fire and brimstone'.

The peak of the house and the bottom are embossed with black/silver sparkling coal dust.

The actual image has had my usual re-painting with water colours, and lots of inks in different fiery shades to emulate the backing card shades. And the pumpkin looks like an erupting volcano!

Once I had inked in the yellow of the moon - it revealed bats flying around which did not show up before - and now that the goblin is painted it has really brought him to life - especially his evil eyes.

I have used a 24ct gold Krylon pen to high light parts and border the young couple.

9 comments:

Zuzu's Blog said...

OO nice .. love the deep rich colour!.. very spooky too!

Carol said...

Wow Lottie you've been busy - love the bird cd, its gorgeous, the tag book is a great idea, I have a similar one with all my inchies in...and this hallowe'en piece is very vibrant, brill xx

Nicole said...

Great work...fab colours...:-)

Paula said...

lovely rich colours....another piece I'd love to see in the flesh,so to speak!

Debbie said...

Oh this is fab - love the ghoul appearing from the right - it is a work of art!

sam21ski said...

Lottie this is fab, love everything about it - don't you just get that spooky feeling!!!

Claireabelle said...

I love this!! Brilliant
xx

Mags said...

These are just fabby, love them!

LazyKay said...

What a brill image and words you found Lottie and how well you've treated them!

xxxxxxx