Saturday, October 11, 2014

Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween 2014 Blog Hop- Day 11

Welcome to Day 11 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

Well, I seem to be on a roll with my journal card making.  Here is another simple one, but I think it is pretty effective.  I love my Distress Crackle Paints (the ones that are still  fluid enough to use, that is).    If you've been following along, I've been making journal cards to place inside my still undecorated mini album.  Click here to see my previous post.  Here's another one of my journal cards to add.
My journal cards measure a mere 3" x 5", so I cut a piece of the Graphic 45 print paper with pumpkins on it to slightly smaller than my journal card.  I rounded the corners and adhered it.

I stamped the skeleton and "get Ghoulish!" directly onto the print paper with Versamark ink and detail white embossing powder.  

After cutting the pumpkins  with the Tim Holtz die, and removing part of the pumpkin on the second (right) one, just to make them look different, I added Spiced Marmalde crackle distress paint over the bottom of the pumpkin. While the paint was still wet, I used my paper piercer to make the lines in the pumpkin.  

After the paint dried, I added the Walnut Stain distress ink over the pumpkin to bring out the cracks, and to the stem.  I adhered them to the bottom of my journal card, as shown.


Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale 8x8 paper pad
Card Stock:  Orchid, Orange
Sizzix/Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers (Mini Acorn and Pumpkin Set)
Spiced Marmalade Distress Crackle Paint
Stampabilities Skeleton rubber stamp
Martha Stewart "Get Ghoulish"rubber stamp
Ink Pads: Versamark ink pad; Walnut StainDistress Ink Pad
Detail White embossing powder

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you are getting a lot of inspiration from the hop.  Be sure to leave comments on each blog for your chance to win some cool prizes!

Barbara Rankin


  1. Love your choice of paper but adore the embossing on the sentiment and skelly! They shine like the stars they are! Lovely page.

  2. Wonderful journal card, I love the look of the crackle paint.

  3. The crackle paint makes a fantastic finish on the pumpkins, and they look great next to the little dancing skelly :)

  4. Gorgeous card! Love the happy skele and your pumpkins are so wonderful! Great job!~kim

  5. Love that crackle on the pumpkins and your embossed stamping rocks. I never get fine detail. xxD

    1. Using a detail embossing powder helps get better detail, Donna. It is much finer than the regular embossing powders. Hope that helps.

  6. I love that the skeleton looks like he's dancing! Move those bones!!

  7. Another fun journal page. Love the texture on the pumpkins.

  8. Beautiful journaling card! Thanks for sharing the details for the pumpkins!

  9. Fabulous journal card! I love how you've done the pumpkins - great step by step! thanks for sharing! mo x

  10. Nice journal the pumpkins!

  11. Great card! Love that Crackle Distress Ink--great, now I NEED to go get some for myself. Thanks a lot!!! ;) LOL

  12. Great journal card! Love those pumpkins!!

  13. Oooo crackle pumpkins. Love love love

  14. Amazing colors and I love how you have created texture.