23 October 2011

ARTastic for October ...

Over on ARTastic this month we are finding inspiration from this rather different painting - Dr Jekyll's Hideaway by Maryanne Jacobsen. 

The added criteria for October is to add a house, trees and have an overall spooky feel to your page.

I must admit this one really had me thinking.  My kids have never done Halloween and the few dress up spooky pictures I have taken over the years have long since been scrapped.  Hmmm what to do??  Then I remembered a visit to my MIL last year where I dragged her around an historic graveyard in Windsor in search of the final resting places of a number of  distant "first fleet" relatives - could there be a suitable photo in this lot?  And luckily there was.

I've kept this layout reasonable plain and quite dark to add to the spooky feel and included a hand drawn and cut out tree and suitable spooky house.

14 October 2011

A little something ...

Having trouble uploading my last two layouts to Peta's challenge so need to host them somewhere fast.  These are for the 26th and the 29th.