Wednesday, June 25, 2008

CRaZy AmiGo ChaLLenGe

For this week's crazy amigo challenge the theme is HOUSES. Here's an altered book spread i did featuring a scary victorian mansion.
I googled haunted houses to find some images. I cut out the window and put a face underneath.
I glued it to the right page of the spread.
On the left page i used an ad for italian marble monuments from an ephemera CD, printed on regular paper. I antiqued it a bit with sepia toned ink. I cut out the angel statue from the ad and glued it to the opposite page in front of the house.
I wanted to use gesso to create a creepy ghost like appearance - so i streaked it all over the pages.
You know how you have "special" things you keep forever and never use? For me - this gate and fence sticker was one such thing. I wanted to save it for a special project. Don't know why - it wasn't that expensive or anything. It is Mrs. Grossmans.
Two final touches - three embossed birds stamped above the house and silver metallic element on the left top corner just cuz.


Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is unbelievable.
Stunning page.

Femmy said...

stunning work!!! love it!!!

Barbara said...

It was fun seeing how you put this together. Awesome work.

Marcia Hamelijnck said...

I love this spread!

Audrey said...

Love it! Gorgeous!

iHanna said...

It's a cool spread, and all of the images looks vintagey too!

Mónica Zúñiga said...

It is so beautiful it wont scare me at all! ha, ha, ha!