Sunday, October 12, 2014

Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween 2014 Blog Hop- Day 12

Welcome to Day 12 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 a card for you today.  I had this skull stamp for awhile now, and really wanted to use it. 
Make graveyard black folded card to measure 5" x 6-1/2".

Trim 4-5/8" x 5-7/8" purple print paper, edge with Dusty Concord, and layer onto card base.

Trim reverse side of purple print paper to 3-1/8" x 6-1/8".  Edge first with white pigment ink, then Mustard Seed.  This allows the yellow to show up on the edge of the dark paper.  Layer onto card base.

Stamp skull with Black Soot onto smooth white card stock.  Use damp water brush to pull color from the stamping into the center of the image for a watercolor effect.  Fussy cut skull and adhere to a piece of black fun foam.

Cut doily in half and layer onto card front, as shown. 
Adhere skull image over doily.

Punch two spiders from black core-dinations paper.  Sand each one to bring out the yellow color and add eyes with Copper Pico Embellisher.

Shape each spider with foam and embossing tool and adhere to card with foam dots.


Smooth white card stock 
7Gypsies Wicked Gypsy paper collection
CRAFT Imaginations/Tsukineko Irresistible Copper Pico Embellisher
Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Apothecary stamp set
White pigment ink
Distress inks:  Dusty Concord, Mustard Seed, Black Soot
Black fun foam (or pop dots)
Martha Stewart spider punch
Recollections Halloween doily (orange glitter)

I hope you are still having lots of fun with the blog hop.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  

Barbara Rankin


  1. The layout is superb. I love the layers of paper. It all fits together perfectly

  2. What an awesome doily!! I've never seen one so cool. Thanks for a superb tutorial and I love your embellies :)

  3. Again you are sharing wonderful tips and techniques.
    I am tucking them away in my brain.
    Your shading on the skull makes it stand out even more.

  4. Fabulous Halloween card. Love the colors and images.

  5. Great card! When you use the fun foam to lift your images what type of glue do you use?

  6. This is gorgeous! I love it all. The skull is amazing on the split doily!
    Thanks so much for the tut!

  7. A gorgeous card today! I love the skull, great papers and love that you made the doily bigger like that too! Love the ticket and the cute spiders too!! x

  8. That's one terror-ific card! Love the layers and embellies!

  9. Love the doilly and the skull watercolor effect is great! Fantastic job!

  10. Great skull! Love all the layers. makes a brilliant card!

  11. Great card and awesome skull.

  12. That Halloween doily is gorgeous! Perfect background for the fab skull. Those spiders look real. EEEK! xxD

  13. Beautiful creepy card! Love those spiders that you make!