Thursday, October 23, 2014

Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween 2014 Blog Hop- Day 23

Welcome to Day 23 of the 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop. As you know by now, I am participating in this month-long blog hop with some extremely talented artists.  The complete list of Wicked Bloggers (that's what we are called) are in my side bar.  There are lots of prizes in the daily scavenger hunt, and a Grand Prize worth over $300.

To see all of the rules and regulations for 31 Days of Halloween 2014, please visit THIS POST.

To see Scavenger Hunt winners from previous days, please visit THIS PAGE

Since all of my journal cards have been made and shared with you, yesterday I began sharing my mini album pages.  Today, I am going to share pages 3 and 4.

PAGE 3:


Stamp corner spider web (M.S. Vampire set) in upper left corner with black StazOn ink.


Cut owl from mini owl movers & shapers die from black card stock.  Do not remove eyes and nose pieces. Add a piece of tape behind them if they fall out.  Color eyes with Smooch accent inks in apple green, and nose in copper.


Stamp Sin City Stamps skull jar onto white card stock with Black StazOn.  Dab Distress Stains onto craft sheet in Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, and Dried Marmalade.  Use a water brush to pick up the colors and paint image and fussy cut.


Stamp a couple of tiny bats (M.S. Vampire set) with black Stazon,  adhere owl and skull jar, as shown. Cut out and adhere words "the haunted wood" from MME Haunted paper pad and outline with white charcoal pencil.

PAGE 4:

Stamp corner spider web (M.S. Vampire set) in lower right corner with black StazOn ink.


Stamp tree (Katy Sue Designs) with black StazOn in lower left corner, and tiny bat in upper right corner.
  
Stamp winged pocket watch twice onto white card stock with black StazOn ink.  Dab Distress Stains onto craft sheet in Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, and Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade.  Use a water brush to pick up the colors and paint image.

Fussy cut each image, trimming only the wings from the second image, as shown with my pencil marks.


You may need to trim the tabs on the top wings so you can adjust them for insertion into the main image.

Shape wings, make a slice with a craft knife in the full image, between the watch and wings, being careful not to cut the wings off.  Insert the tabs on the second set of wings through the slits, aligning with the bottom image.  Use pop dots to lift the wings off the page.   I adhered a 1" epoxy circle over the clock face before adhering to the page.

Tabbed wing on left being inserted into main image

Supplies used for mini album:

Sin City Stamps:  Urban Grunge stamp set;  Halloween Bingo stamp set;  broken winged dress formwinged pocket watch;
Altered Pages:  Water BrushThe Other Side of Halloween collage sheet; Jet Black StazOn ink pad; Cameo Skull
Rubber Stamps: Martha Stewart Vampire stamp set; Studio G - Jeepers Creepers; HOTP Something Wicked; Katy Sue Designs - Trees & Flowers Silhouettes; Stampendous Mummy;
Tim Holtz Mini Blueprints stamp set
IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko:  Memento Luxe Wedding Dress ink pad; StazOn Midis - Orange Zest and Gothic Purple; Versafine Vintage Sepia; Irresistible Tuxedo Black Pico Embellisher;
Sizzix/Tim Holtz movers & shapers dies: Mini Owl & Crescent Moon; Mini Bat & Skull set; Mini Acorn & Pumpkin set; Mini Spider & 31;
Distress Stains:  Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Tarnished Brass, Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade
Distress Ink Pads:  Gathered Twigs, Black Soot, Frayed Burlap
Smooch Accent Inks:  Green Apple, Copper
Embossing Powders:  Fired Brick Distress; Detail Black; Amethyst Pearl Lustre
Stampin Up ticket edge punch
Miscellaneous:  Black linen ribbon, copper paper clip, washi tape, 1" epoxy circle, pearl gem stickers, charcoal pencil

I am so glad you stopped by today and are still hanging in there with us.  And don't forget to leave your comment so you can have a chance at that Grand Prize!

Barbara Rankin

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween 2014 Blog Hop- Day 22

Welcome to Day 22 of the 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop. As you know by now, I am participating in this month-long blog hop with some extremely talented artists.  The complete list of Wicked Bloggers (that's what we are called) are in my side bar.  There are lots of prizes in the daily scavenger hunt, and a Grand Prize worth over $300.

To see all of the rules and regulations for 31 Days of Halloween 2014, please visit THIS POST.

To see Scavenger Hunt winners from previous days, please visit THIS PAGE

Since all of my journal cards have been made and shared with you, it is time to start sharing the mini album pages that will hold all of those journal cards.  Today, I am going to share the cover and pages 1 and 2.  
FRONT COVER:

Make two sizes of rosettes from Halloween print papers and edge with Black Soot Distress ink.  Adhere to cover.

Stamp spider circle onto orange card stock with black StazOn ink.  Use black Pico Embellisher to outline spider image.  Cut with 5/8" circle punch, adhere to small rosette.  Adhere Cameo Skull to large rosette.

Stamp and heat emboss  "I would turn back if I were you" with Versamark ink and detail black embossing powder onto scrap Halloween paper.  Trim and punch corners with ticket edge punch.  Adhere to cover.

Tie black linen ribbon over cover and page 1, tying in a knot on front cover.  Use a trinket pin to attach skull charm to ribbon.


PAGE 1:

Trim MAMBI Halloween print paper to fit over page 1.  Punch a half circle using 1-1/4" circle punch, edge with Gathered Twigs and Mustard Seed distress inks.  Adhere to pages.
Page 1
Stamp SCS "Do Not Enter" onto white card stock with Gothic Purple StazOn.  Stamp SCS "Stop" in the center with Orange Zest StazOn.  Trim image, spritz lightly with water, and crinkle paper tightly, being careful not to rip it.  Lay it flat and when dry, hit the high spots with Frayed Burlap distress ink.  Attach to inside cover with orange glittered brads in each corner.
Stamp hanging spider next to "Do Not Enter" piece with Black StazOn.  Extend web from stamping to top.  

Add orange print strip (left from die cutting the rosettes) over black linen ribbon.

Stamp and punch out a second spider circle and adhere to copper paper clip.  Add layer of 3D Crystal Lacquer and allow to dry before clipping to ribbon.

PAGE 2:

Lay strip of spider web washi tape vertically to page.  Stamp dripping blood (M.S. Vampire set) with Cranberry pigment ink, heat emboss with Fired Brick distress embossing powder.
Stamp vampire (M.S. Vampire set) with Versamark, heat emboss with detail black embossing powder.  Stamp coffin (M.S. Vampire set) with Versafine Vintage Sepia onto scrap tan card stock, fussy cut and adhere to page.  Stamp bird with black StazOn, and blood drops (both from theM.S. Vampire set) with Cranberry archival ink.

Supplies used for mini album:

Rubber Stamps: Martha Stewart Vampire stamp set; Studio G - Jeepers Creepers; HOTP Something Wicked; Katy Sue Designs - Trees & Flowers Silhouettes; Stampendous Mummy; 
Tim Holtz Mini Blueprints stamp set
IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko:  Memento Luxe Wedding Dress ink pad; StazOn Midis - Orange Zest and Gothic Purple; Versafine Vintage Sepia; Irresistible Tuxedo Black Pico Embellisher;
Sizzix/Tim Holtz movers & shapers dies: Mini Owl & Crescent Moon; Mini Bat & Skull set; Mini Acorn & Pumpkin set; Mini Spider & 31;
Distress Stains:  Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Tarnished Brass, Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade
Distress Ink Pads:  Gathered Twigs, Black Soot, Frayed Burlap
Embossing Powders:  Fired Brick Distress; Detail Black; Amethyst Pearl Lustre
Stampin Up ticket edge punch
Miscellaneous:  Black linen ribbon, copper paper clip, washi tape, 1" epoxy circle, pearl gem stickers, charcoal pencil

Well, I think that's enough for one day.  I don't want to keep you too long because I know you have a lot of places to visit.  So please stop back tomorrow for a couple more pages in my mini album.

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win the grand prize!

Barbara Rankin

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween 2014 Blog Hop- Day 21

Welcome to Day 21 of the 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop. As you know by now, I am participating in this month-long blog hop with some extremely talented artists.  The complete list of Wicked Bloggers (that's what we are called) are in my side bar.  There are lots of prizes in the daily scavenger hunt, and a Grand Prize worth over $300.

To see all of the rules and regulations for 31 Days of Halloween 2014, please visit THIS POST.

To see Scavenger Hunt winners from previous days, please visit THIS PAGE

Today I'm sharing my final journal card to go into my mini album.  It is quite simple, but I sure do love the results I got with this one.  Now I have two cards for each pocket.
Trim yellow card stock to 3" x 5" for journal card, and print paper slightly smaller.  Round corners on both pieces.  Edge print paper with Scattered Straw ink.

Stamp Old Fence onto print paper with Versamark ink and detail black embossing powder.
Punch a 1-1/2" circle into a post-it note to use as a mask.  Lay over print paper where you want a spooky moon to be.
Use a makeup sponge to pick up some white pigment ink and apply through mask.  Dry with heat gun.
To prevent contaminating your ink pad, press Scattered Straw and Black Soot onto a craft sheet to pick up the colors and blend through the mask.  Keep the darker Black Soot around the edges of the mask.  Again dry with a heat gun.  Remove mask.
Stamp bats with Black StazOn ink.
Cut small branch from black card stock and adhere to to card, as shown.  Punch owl from black card stock and adhere to branch.  Use Smooch green ink to color in owl's eyes.



Supplies:

Card stock:  Yellow, Graveyard Black
Memory Box Blackbird print paper
Memory Box Old Fence rubber stamp
Bats (unknown)
Sizzix/Tim Holtz die:
Ink Pads:  White Pigment ink, Scattered Straw and Black Soot distress inks, Versamark, Black StazOn
Black detail embossing powder
1-1/2" circle punch

I hope you enjoyed my journal card with the special moon technique.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

Barbara Rankin

Monday, October 20, 2014

Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween 2014 Blog Hop- Day 20

Welcome to Day 20 of the 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop. As you know by now, I am participating in this month-long blog hop with some extremely talented artists.  The complete list of Wicked Bloggers (that's what we are called) are in my side bar.  There are lots of prizes in the daily scavenger hunt, and a Grand Prize worth over $300.

To see all of the rules and regulations for 31 Days of Halloween 2014, please visit THIS POST.

To see Scavenger Hunt winners from previous days, please visit THIS PAGE

I made another Halloween card using my Martha Stewart Vampire stamp set.  I sure am getting a lot of mileage from this little set.  That always makes me happy when I feel like I can get my money's worth.


I started with a black 5" x 6-1/2" pre-folded black card.  

Next, trim orange print paper from the Momenta Halloween pad just slightly smaller than the card.

The paper has a slightly darker outer edge all around, but when you cut it to size, you lose two edges.  That happens a lot when trying to use the larger papers to make a card.  I lucked out this time, as you will see in the following steps.

I first stamped all of my images from the Vampire set with black StazOn, i.e., the fence, birds, bags, and corner web.  I had preplanned where I wanted my focal image to be before doing all that stamping.  
Next, I stamped the row of tomb stones with VersaFine Smokey Grey ink at the bottom of the card, but I needed to stamp it once more to deepen the color.  Fortunately, these are clear stamps, which made it very easy to do.

To make the cut paper edges match the uncut edges, I sponged more Smokey Grey ink around the top and right edges, and used the blood drops from the set to add similar grungy effects.  
blood drops from Vampire set
I did this by inking up with black StazOn, inking off once and then stamping onto the edge randomly.  I think it turned out pretty well, don't you?  I can hardly tell it wasn't there in the first place. 

For the focal image, I die cut the witch from espresso glitter card stock.  

Next, die cut largest circle from mirrored card stock.  Remove protective film and dab Orange Zest ink pad over circle.  Let dry.
Dab Antique Linen distress paint over circle for moon craters.
After it dried, I adhered to the center of the card, adhered my die cut witch and added "O 'Hallows Eve" that I cut from a scrap of the MME Haunted paper below that.

One last thing was needed, so I used my black Pico embellisher to highlight the corner web and spider.  I love how it makes it pop!

Supplies:

Card Stock:  Black, Memento Halloween 12x12 paper pad, Recollections Espresso glitter card stock
Martha Stewart Vampire clear stamp set
IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko:  Orange Zest, Black StazOn midi ink pads; Versafine Smokey Grey ink pad; Irresistible Tuxedo Black Pico Embellisher; 
Tim Holtz:  Mirrored card stock; Antique Linen distress paint; 
Sizzix dies:  Circles, Bewitching Hour 

I hope you enjoyed my bewitching card today.  Thanks for stopping by, and remember to leave a comment for your chance to win that Grand Prize!!!

Barbara Rankin


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween 2014 Blog Hop- Day 19

Welcome to Day 19 of the 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop. As you know by now, I am participating in this month-long blog hop with some extremely talented artists.  The complete list of Wicked Bloggers (that's what we are called) are in my side bar.  There are lots of prizes in the daily scavenger hunt, and a Grand Prize worth over $300.

To see all of the rules and regulations for 31 Days of Halloween 2014, please visit THIS POST.

To see Scavenger Hunt winners from previous days, please visit THIS PAGE

And today, I have another journal card to go into my mini album.  This is simple but pretty effective!
Cut paprika card stock to 3"x 5", round corners.

Trim print card stock slightly smaller, round corners, and emboss with Cuttlebug embossing folder.  Add scraps of graveyard black paper beneath die cut openings.  This will allow the black to pop through the design.
Hit the high spots on the design with Black Soot distress ink.  
Stamp Sin City Stamps grunge birds onto smooth white card stock with Black StazOn.  Lay embossed paper layer over image, decide what area you want to show through the opening, and trace around the top layer.
 Spritz the stamped image with the glimmer mists in this order:  Daffodil, then lay stencil over image, spritz with Cork, then Crushed Shells.  When dry, adhere print layer over image and cut off excess.
Stamp and heat emboss "Evil Ahead" with Versamark and detail black embossing powder.  Add four gem stickers in each corner.  See finished photo above.

Supplies:

3"x 5" Paprika card stock
Momenta Halloween paper pack
Sin City Stamps Urban Grunge stamp set
Martha Stewart Spooky Phrases stamp set
Graveyard Black card stock
Cuttlebug cut and emboss folder - Elegant Ellipse
Ink Pads:  Black Soot Distress, Black StazOn, Versamark
Tim Holtz Stencil: Shattered
Glimmer Mists:  Daffodil, Cork, Crushed Shells
Detail black embossing powder

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you are having as much fun with this hop as I am.

Barbara Rankin

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Altered Pages and Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween 2014 Blog Hop- Day 18

Hello everyone, and welcome to Day 18.  Barbara here with an extra posting for Altered Pages, who is also one of the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop sponsors.  Our Design Team is participating in this month-long hop, so if you would like to hop along, the blog roll is on the side bar!  There are lots of prizes in the daily scavenger hunt, and a Grand Prize worth over $300.

To see all of the rules and regulations for 31 Days of Halloween 2014, please visit THIS POST.



To see Scavenger Hunt winners from previous days, please visit THIS PAGE

Welcome to Day 18 of the 31 Days of Halloween
Be sure to check back each day and see what they create with our partner products from Art Anthology!  Also, be sure to post a comment right here  each day on the blog for a chance to win a prize package from ArtAnthology and AlteredPages.com.
Well, I seem to be on a roll making Halloween cards.  I just love them.  I had this cool stamp from the Altered Pages Mailbox Muse and have been dying to use it. 


Trim graveyard black card stock to 10" x 6-1/2", fold in half to make 5" x 6-1/2" card.

Trim purple damask print paper (Botanical Odyssey) just slightly smaller than the card.  Paint edge of paper with a thick line of AA Imperial (purple) paint.  This paint dries dimensional, so it looks like you heat embossed the edge with embossing powder.  
Die cut the largest accent tag from the yellow polka dot paper (Check-In paper) and highlight the embossed areas and around the perimeter by leaving the paper inside the die and inking with Milled Lavender distress ink through the die.  
Stamp stack of skulls image onto the accent tag with Gothic Purple StazOn.  I used a stamp positioner to ensure accuracy.

Make a mini rosette from purple multi-stripe paper (Botanical Odyssey) and ink edges with Milled Lavender ink.  Adhere Raven rhinestone to center.

Paint a chip tag with white gesso.  When dry, ink "Something Creepy for You" stamp with Versamark ink and black embossing powder.
Paint with Art Anthology Imperial dimensional acrylic paint.
Add a 4" ball chain through tag, and wrap around a foam dot placed where your rosette will be adhered.
Attach rosette to pop dot, and color giant rhinestone with a purple alcohol marker.
Lastly, I added black bling to the artisan tag, as shown in the finished photo.

Supplies:

Altered Pages:  Graveyard Black card stockKaisercraft Botanical Odyssey paper pad; Kaisercraft Check-In paper pad; Muse Gothic rubber stamps; Glitz Raven Giant Rhinestones; Bazzill Chip Tags; white gesso; black bling
IMAGINATION Crafts/Tsukineko:  Black, Gothic Purple StazOn midi ink pads; 
Tim Holtz:  Milled Lavender distress ink pad
Sizzix Mini Rosettes die
Spellbinders Ornate Artisan Tags & Accents die

So glad you stopped by today.  Be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win the grand prize on the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween blog hop.


Barbara Rankin

Friday, October 17, 2014

Sin City Stamps, Gelli Plates, and 31 Days of Halloween, Oh My!!

Welcome to Day 17 of the 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop. I am also posting this for the Sin City Stamps design team blog.  As you know by now, I am participating in this month-long blog hop with some extremely talented artists.  The complete list of Wicked Bloggers (that's what we are called) are in my side bar.  There are lots of prizes in the daily scavenger hunt, and a Grand Prize worth over $300.

To see all of the rules and regulations for 31 Days of Halloween 2014, please visit THIS POST.

To see Scavenger Hunt winners from previous days, please visit THIS PAGE

Today's project is a very colorful and a bit creepy card that I made using my Gelli Arts printing plate for a background.
While playing around with my gelli plate, I also made this same or similar background on a different color card stock to see what the difference would be.  Then I couldn't help myself.  I had to turn it into a  tag, or a card to slip into a pocket, or even used as a focal point on a card.  

I have prepared a bit of a tutorial for you using Snapguide.  All you have to do is click START THE GUIDE for complete instructions.

Check out How to Use a Gelli Printing Plate for Card Making by Barbara Rankin on Snapguide.

Supplies:

Sin City Stamps:  Urban Grunge stamp plate; Clockworks Inspired by Terri Sproul stamp plate; Metal Madness stamp plate; Entangled stencil; Honeycomb chipboard pieces
Gelli Arts:  5x7 gelli printing plate
5" x 7" pre-folded kraft card
MME Haunted 12x12 paper pad
Card stock:  Orchid, black, kraft
Ink Pads:  Versamark, white pigment, dark brown chalk ink,
Distress stains:  Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters
Black distress glitter
Lime Green Stickles
Black lace ribbon
White gel pen
Clear acrylic squares (1" and 1/2") (from my stash)
Momenta wooden tickets
Detail white embossing powder
Glimmer Mists:  Dewberry, Olive Vine, Bittersweet

I hope you enjoyed my gelli printing plate project today, and that I have inspired you with all of the great products available at Sin City Stamps.  I also hope that you are enjoying the hop and gaining lots of inspiration from everyone!

Thanks for stopping by!

Barbara Rankin