September 7, 2010

Halloween Mail Art

Halloween Envie - Front
(Click on a pumpkin to see the details!)
And . . .

 Envie - Back

School buses were heard going up and down my street this morning, and last night it was cool enough to quickly grab a sweater on my way out. Fall, although not quite officially here, is definitely in the air. And that means Halloween challenges have begun in earnest.

My altered envelope (created for a private swap) began with a manila envelope template that I covered in Golden's black gesso. Using black gesso is effective when you want to create a dramatic background with little effort. I particularly like the way it makes the colors "pop". Something just a little different for a nice change of pace!

May you try something different today!
Credits:  Front - Thanks to Itkupilli for the little witch, to Moonlight Journey for the jack-o-lantern and the words, "Boo" & "Beware". Thanks also to Dover Publications for the blue butterflies and the image of the moon, and to our Beloved SuzeeQue (Flickr) for the Haunted House sign. Roses from Pringle Hill Studio. Back - Thanks once again to Moonlight Journey for the words and the raven, to Lisa's Altered Art for the hat on the cat, and to the Public Domain for the pumpkin. Thanks also to Tumble Fish Studio for the black & white checkered borders. Bewitched cat, Mr. Moon and roses are from Pringle Hill Studio. Blue butterflies from Dover Publications.

31 comments:

Robin said...

Awesome mail art Terri!

Lori Saul said...

Oh you have got me in the mood- I just pulled out my Halloween stuff and am ready to decorate. I love this beautiful mail art of vintage Halloween-perfect design with just the right elements Terri!

Sharon said...

Totally cool! I love every inch.

*jean* said...

love this, terri! you work always makes me feel happy...even though i'm not quite ready for the fall...thanks for the tip on black gesso too!

xojean

Rebecca Anthony said...

The vibrancy of your work is inspiring, beautiful!

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

Goodness gracious, Terri! Catching up on all your wonderful posts for the past week was like picking up a delicious magazine filled with FUN! This envelope and the one you featured on the 31st are just GORGEOUS....love all the details. Your Titania digital creation was magnificent as well! Thanks for all the inspiration! Xo, Sue

Janet Ghio said...

Your mail art is just fabulous!! Love all those Halloween goodies. Must be a great swap group!

Lynn said...

I feel the fall holiday spirit in these delightful cards.

FILIGREE MOON said...

Fabulous! ~ Angela

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

your altered envie is bewitching Terri! Love it!

I sometimes consider a black background for my bbb ... but seem to stick with the lighter color instead ... so true about the drama of a black background!
oxo

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Love it! Must try out black gesso one day because it really does make things vibrant

thekathrynwheel said...

Great! I love your use of black gesso. I have a pot and never know what to do with it. And you're right - it does make the colours pop. Fab art Terri :-)

Diane said...

I would say that this is more Halloween envy--this is so cool!!
I love Halloween!!

Taluula said...

Terri, you will never know how much I am inspired by your work. Superb mail art my friend.

Tracey@glitterbugstudios said...

oooohhhhh, I hope this envelope makes it's way to Ohio! Love the black background terri. It does make all the colors pop off the page.

Lynn said...

Everything really does pop Terri, but then all your work does. I love your Halloween pieces they are so fun and bright, with so much detail:)

Maybe I will try something new today :)

Kathy said...

Love this! You've given me inspiration for the Dorothy Tag Swap over at Karla's Cottage. And you know, you KNOW I'm in love with your man in the moon... :o)

Happy Wednesday!

Kathy

Thespa McLaughlin said...

Oh yeah!

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Am loving this mail art Terri! Something to celebrate the season - will give the black gesso a try....

Ozstuff said...

Scrumptious mail art, Terri. Halloween hasn't been part of the culture here in Australia but I think TV and movies have started a modest ground swell here and there. It is certainly a great excuse for wonderful arting!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

The envelope is adorable. I love all the detail you have provided and of course, all the color.

PLEASE send some of that coolness our way. I would love for that crisp early morning chill.

Amy said...

Hauntingly cool!!! I love all the orange and festive images. Such cute envelope's you make and design!

sharon said...

Gorgeous as always Terri! I always love your colorful ways and the black is dramatic!~

Marilyn Rock said...

So alive and jumps out at me with color! Love your mail art! Great job on the videos! xxoo

whymsicalmusings said...

As I said before just FANTASTIC!!!!
XXXOOO

Diana Evans said...

oh Terri!!!! this is such a wonderful envelope!!! I love it!!! you are always blowing me away with your mail art!!! I am finally catching up after the mini vacation!!! and it is so nice to see what you have been up to!!!!

Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Hugs
Diana

BlueRidgeLady said...

I adore this Halloween envie! One of my favorite holidays!! Always a special "treat" to see what you are doing next LOL!

Ophelia said...

Fantastic!!! Totally gets me in the mood for Halloween!

Julia said...

So much to see on it! I love it!

LiveArt said...

What an awesome envelope dear Terri!! Your wonderful colours and happy images always makes me smile :) Always a pleasure, always an inspiration!!

Hugs and smiles,
Linda

Marit said...

I love it Terri! We don't celebrate halloween overhere, but I like to see all the pumpkins and orange stuff popping up on blogs these days. Your mail art is AWESOME!! There's so much to see and I love every little detail!