October 17, 2013

Crows and Ravens

Some crows and/or ravens have found their way into my Halloween decoration. I have a few bingo cards in my stash with both, the 10 and the 31. I took one of them and created this collage. The birds are images from The Graphics Fairy and were printed out on book pages. In the right upper corner of the bingo card, I sewed on a piece of plastic netting that I melted with my heat gun afterwards.

Halloween Collage

The stamped twig was too small for the rather large bird. Therefore I added some branches with a black fine line pen. The rings I used to accent the date, are copper washers.

Halloween Collage

Here is an ATC with a stamped raven or crow. I never can tell the difference, can you? A rusty hinge is used as a picture holder.

Raven ATC

I played around a bit with the wonderful antique top hat that dear Carola had sent me. I think it looks quite cute on my painted and stenciled pumpkin. Again I had printed and cut out a crow image from The Graphics Fairy, this time to create a stencil. Stenciling on the round and uneven pumpkin was a bit tricky and needed a little patience.

Black and White Halloween Pumpkin

I’m still having so much fun creating for Halloween and there will be some more Halloween posts coming up. See you again soon …

Have a great fall weekend!



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Lululiz said...

What a fabulous Halloween collage! Quite spooky, it gave me little shivers down my spine. The birds look rather menacing, but it was such a great idea printing them onto book pages.

amy of studio four corners said...

I'm not much for decorating for Halloween...but loving your creations! and melting plastic netting...will have to try that - thanks for the inspiration!

May said...

Gorgeous work, Love how you melted the netting... Love the effect...Brilliant projects... Love the pumpkin... Hugs May x x x

Debra@CommonGround said...

Oh, I love this Julia! the top hat adds that extra vintage touch!!

Vickie said...

Very clever using a Bingo card. I love the birds on book paper. Well done!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Julia! Love that first tag. I did stenciling on a faux pumpkin once. You're right ~ it can be tricky to do it and get the image clear.

Boxwood Cottage said...

Glad to see you having fun with the top hat my friend! :) Love the altered bingo card with the bookpage birds and the melted netting and you did really well with the stenceling on your white painted pumpkin! Is that a bingo stone with the 31 on it? Too cute! Now tell what has the 10 to do with Halloween? I know the 31 of course and the 13 and now I can't stop thinking what the 10 can stand for lol
xoxo~ C.

Romeo said...

Julia, loving the crows and what you've done with them! And the melted netting?!?! Purrfect!!!

Hugs and purrs,

"her" and Romeo

Jayne said...

You always create such unusual work, I am in awe of your creativity Julia. I love the first picture, it is so effective. You are one clever lady! x

Olga Siedlecka said...

I love every your creation!

Anneke said...

hello Julia
what a gorgeous project and such an inspiration.
how is your sweet Kitty?
i just added some cuschions and other stuff on my blog for the market which i have about two weeks.
i hope you are alright and wish you a wonderful weekend.
hugs to you

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

So bootiful and not spooky at all,dear Julia:)Love the melted netting it is the perfect touch.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs and love,

Sue @ Miss Phoebes Perch said...

Hi Julia! I love the art and adore what you did with the netting and wonderful top hat. Hope you have a "happy Halloween". XO Sue

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

These are so creative. I'm always impressed with your attention to the fine details. Thanks for sharing Julia.

Unknown said...

Love the bingo cards.
I specially love the top hat on the pumpkin...
Thanks for sharing.

Anni - My Creative Life and Mixed Media Books said...

Dear Julia love your Halloween creations, great idea to use a bingo card, love your top hat and the way you have decorate with it, wish you a lovely weekend dear friend.
Hugs Anni

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Anonymous said...

Bravo dear Julia
Loving those Halloween creations and the use of Bingo cards. I also used a Bingo card for the 31 for Mr and Mrs Bones new home, Bingo cards are so useful.
I like the colour palette, keeping to a neutral colour way adds a hint of the sinister and menace to your creations.
Your home must look incredible during Halloween.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Julia,

Fabulous! love all your wonderful Halloween creations - yes, never know if they are ravens or crows.
Love the bingo card and the cute little pumpkin.
Happy weekend

Dorthe said...

How wonderful you altered that bingo card, my dear Julia,- it is gorgeous with the crows, and the washers showing the dates- also love you gave mr. crow more branch to rest on !!!
Your ATC is gorgeous,too- and NO , I can`t tell the difference eighter ,lol-
Carolas beautiful top hat looks wonderful on your white painted pumpkin, and wow, you did good ,transferring the crow to it!!!!
I hope you are well, and fine dear Julia, and send you many warm thoughts, and hugs.
Your Dorthe- kys,kys!

June said...

Dearest Julia I love how you altered the Bingo card! The crows are wonderful on it!!! I have loved seeing all your creations for Halloween this year. This time of year is always the best when I get to see how all my friends decorate for BOO-day!!!
many hugs from me...

awal.ny said...

Love the bird on the pumpkin, there is just something about black with those white pumpkins and a top hat is just the best. Alaina

Viola said...

Liebe Julia,
Deine Halloween-Kreationen sind alle supi schön. Und besonders gefällt mir Dein Kissen im vorhergehenden Post.
Herzliche Grüße, Viola


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