October 08, 2012

A Family Picture – Maybe Just a Little Bit Creepy

I hadn’t planned to create any Halloween decoration this year, but when I saw this month’s challenge image at Mind Wide Open, I just had to. I loved the image that Gail had provided and it just screamed “Halloween” to me.

For a little creepy look I gave the  family members enlarged heads and exchanged most of them among each other.  I sewed a spider web right onto the printed picture, stamped on some images, draw with a fine liner some details here and there and added some text and embellishments. The silver plated tray was the perfect frame for the “Abbott Family”.  If this is your family name, please don’t be offended. The name came up by accident when I looked through some images. I took it from a vintage add just because I liked it.






The tray was tarnished already but not in a pretty way. With a bit of black patina solution I got the look I wanted.


Please head over to Gail at Mind Wide Open to look at the other entries and vote for your favorite creation. Thank you, Gail for hosting the challenge! I’ve had lots of fun.

Have a great week, dear friends!




Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

LOVE LOVE this, Julia! So glad you joined in this month!!!


Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi my dear Julia,
this is spooktacular and a bit creepy too.Love it.
Have a wonderful week.
Sending big hugs,

Hearts Turned said...

I LOVE this, Julia! SOOO creepy! A perfect addition to your Halloween decor, my friend! Love the swapped heads--really makes it fabulous!

Wishing you a beautiful week, my friend!


suziqu's thread works said...

Hi sweet Julia
Now this is downright spookey!
In fact it really gives me the creeps so you must have achieved the look you wanted so perfectly. Love all the added bits of embellishments and looks perfect on your tarnished and patined silver tray. I can see how much fun you had in creating this piece removing heads and replacing them with others etc.
I hope it didn't freak the kittens out!
Sending much love and hugs,
Suzy xox

Pam said...

So original and extra creepy with just a splash of beauty! Love it! xo's Pam

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Julia,

I loved seeing your altered Art and was good to meet the famous Abbott family.
Must have been fun doing this, I like the spider and web.

Happy week

marda said...

Wonderfully creepy, and that tray makes a perfect frame.

Rhonda said...

Julia, you did a fabulous Halloween theme on this tray. I love how you altered it, just love it!!!

Sandy said...

Na huch sowas kannst Du also auch.
Herrlich creepy, Du hast das Foto echt super verarbeitet. Gefällt mir total meine liebe Julia.

Drück Dich.

nelleke said...

Hello Julia,

This is absolut original,I like it!!And yes this is my family!!hahaha....we forgive you.

nice greetings,from holland,

My Creative House said...

Hi sweet friend, yes it is a little bit creepy, but you have done a fantastic job with changing Gails image, love what you have done, wonderful frame, I do not participate this time, has so much to do with Karen Ruane's workshop, so I have not had time to make something for MWO, have a nice week sweetie.
Kys og knus from Anni

Lululiz said...

Its horrid! I mean that in the best possible way, lol, it creeps me out, so it is absolutely perfect for the challenge. I love all your little touches and embellishments. Great stuff.

Dorthe said...

I would say A LOT CREEPY- lol-
OH dear Julia you made a gorgeous halloween piece- Love your web and how you made them all look scary-
How did you do this? Photoshop?
Wonderful way of playing.
I just visited Gails M.W.O. and I also love what Esther did.
The frame is perfect for your collaged picture- beautiful, meine süsse.
Mange liebste grüsse- mit knus og kys til dig.
Deine Dorthe

Unknown said...

definetly creepy BUT fabulous! :D


Cottage and Broome said...

Love your creepy family, that picture is a hoot!!! Looks like a fun challenge, will pop over to see the other entries. Thanks for stopping by, Laura

fairyrocks said...

Don't we all, have the odd scary relation...You just have more than most LOL
Fun work, keep smiling and creating

20 North Ora said...

Julia - That's pretty funny!! I love it on the silver tray.


Esther said...

Very funny Julia!! lot of details to see!

Rostrose said...

liebstige Julia, das halloween-gruselt tatsächlich :o)))))))))) Ich bin ziemlich froh, dass wir nicht Abbott heißen ;o)

Was die Rarheit der Kürbisse an deinem derzeitigen Wohnort betrifft: Da kannst du dann ja gleich mehrerlei machen: Zunächst mal den einen Kürbis, den du hast, nachdem er seine Dekofunktion erfüllt hat, zum Saatgutspender machen. Die meisten Kürbisse kann man monatelang liegen lassen und dann noch immer gut essen (hab ich am eigenen Leib getestet!), und selbst wenn sie sich aus irgendwelchen Gründen nicht mehr zum Essen eignen, sind normalerweise die Kerne noch gut zum Einsetzen zu gebrauchen. Such dir einfach einen Flecken Erde, kann auch ein großer Blumentof sein, und gib so viele Kerne in die Erde, wie du magst. Ich hab z.B. einen ganzen Baby boo eingesetzt. Ev. Kompost dazu, ab und zu wässern, den Rest die Natur erledigen lassen. Wenn du viele Blüten hast, kannst du davon im nächstne Sommer auch welche essen, und der Rest wird zu Kürbissuppe, Kürbisschnitzel, im Ofen gegarten Kürbisspalten, Kürbischips, Kürbismuffins... - und zu weiterem Saatgut ;o)) Und schon kannst du ganz nebenbei bei euch einen neuen Lebensmittel-Boom initiieren :o))
Schönes Wochenende, Küschler an alle Tierchen (denen's hoffentlich nach wie vor gut geht) und liebe Rostrosengrüße, Traude

(⁀‵⁀,) ✿

Jayne said...

I love this piece Julia but it is very scary, I do not like weird eyes or masks, dont know why. Will go and look at the others, it looks like you had fun though. jayne x

Carole said...

Hi Julia,
Sorry so late in coming to your halloween party. Great job using the tray as a background. I think you could have named it the Maynard family and it would be a close likeness:) haha I have to get more Halloween decorations out ( if I can get George to find it all)
I might show what I photographed last year. Don't tell!


Martina said...

Ich musste zuerst zweimal hinschauen, ob ich auf dem richtigen Blog bin....hi...hi...Deine Familie Abbott ist Dir sagenhaft gut gelungen, liebe Julia! Gefällt mir total gut.
Wünsche Dir noch einen schönen Sonntag, meine Liebe.

Sarina said...

Hahaha, I like it Julia, it's funny.
Have a nice evening,


Unknown said...

Eeewwwwww! Spooky!

June said...

Creepy and darling at the same time Julia. Just like I like it!!!!! You have the best creative mind!!!! This has got to be my favorite Halloween image I've seen to date.
sending hugs...

Lynn Stevens said...

Awesome Family photo! teeheeheee
hugs Lynn

Debra@CommonGround said...

Oh I love this Julia, just came from the blog contest, what fun you all must have had creating all this! Love that you changed up the heads, just perfect!!!

fatti navarro said...

Olá! eu amo muito seu espaço aqui no blog e tomei a liberdade de divulgar algumas imagens e deixei tb seu link do blog para que possas vir te visitar ok?!

meu blog é esse, caso queira visitar.


um grande bju!