Friday, October 10, 2014

Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween 2014 Blog Hop- Day 10

Welcome to Day 10 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.  Be sure to visit each blog and leave a comment for a chance to win one of these fabulous prizes!!!

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

Well, I believe it is time to share more stuff to put into my mini album.  Click here to see my previous post.  If you've been following along, I've been making journal cards to place inside my still undecorated mini album.  Here's another one of my journal cards to add.
Cut piece of white card stock to 3"x5".  I placed this inside a box I use for spraying and lay stencil over paper.  Spritz with Canary and Bittersweet glimmer mists.  
Stamp with black ink and emboss with black detail embossing powder.
Add Irresistible silver pico embellisher to the spider bellies for cool and creepy dimension.
Cut spider from Core-dinations black paper, sand and add Seedless Preserves over it.  Turn over and add thick white glue, as shown.  I put a big glob of white glue in the body for some dimension.  
When you adhere it to the front, press down gently on the legs to adhere, but do not press the body at all. The glue will dry plump.  Voila, a little dimension.  I love it!  I also added a couple of tiny dots of that Lime Green Stickles for eyes.  Oooooh, really creepy!


Card Stock:   Yellow, White
Sizzix/Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers (Mini Spider & 31)
Memory Box Halloween Collage rubber stamp
Martha Stewart  "Eeeeeek!" rubber stamp
IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Silver Irresistible Pico Embellisher
Ink Pads: Versamark ink pad; Seedless Preserves Distress Ink Pad
Detail Black embossing powder
Tim Holtz stencil (Shatter)
Tattered Angels Chalkboard Glimmer Mists: Canary, Bittersweet

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of today's hop!!!

Barbara Rankin


  1. I have never heard of the pico embellisher. Gave it a very cool effect. Thanks for the new info

  2. Awesome techniques! Love the silver pico I too didn't know what that was but very effective! Fantastic job! And the added dimension of the spider is awesomely fab!

  3. I have to have a go at stenciling!! That web looks awesome over the wording and the cracking on the spider is cool :)

  4. Wow, you girls are kept busy.... this is another fantastic piece Barbara!

  5. A lovely tag today! Fab stencil and stamps and love the big spider! x

  6. Great addition to your album. Love the stenciling and embossing and those spiders ROCK! xxD

  7. So cool, I love those spiders!

  8. Very creepy! What a great idea with the glue on the body of the spider--I'm gonna have to try that! The pico embellisher is perfect for the spider bodies as well.

  9. Thanks for all the tips and details.
    I bet many of us will be making spiders before the month is over.

  10. Great card! Love the spiders and they are so cool on the webbed backing you made. Thanks for all the awesome tips, learn so much from you and all the Hop's Blogs!
    Happy Friday!~kim

  11. Fabulous journal card. love the spider web stencil on the background.

  12. A wickedly delightful addition to your mini album!

  13. Love all the instructions! This is a brilliant page - each layer is perfect and the spiders are the best!

  14. Another great journal card, thanks foe sharing the details