Thursday, October 16, 2014

Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween 2014 Blog Hop- Day 16

Welcome to Day 16 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 thought I would give you a break from heavy reading and do another simple journal card.
Cut olive green card stock to 3" x 5" and round corners.

Cut print paper just slightly smaller, round corners, then stamp and heat emboss owl and spider web onto paper with Versamark ink and black detail embossing powder.  Edge with Peeled Paint distress ink.

Pierce hole through center of web and use tiny brad to attach clock face and small clock hands.

Place "31" plaque in center, pierce holes and attach with brads.

Adhere print paper to olive journal card.  Add animal eyes to owl.  Love those eyes!!!


Olive two tone card stock
Stampin' Up Nite Owl paper collection
Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz stamp sets:  Halloween Curiosities (owl); Mini Halloween3 (spider web)
Black detail embossing powder
VersaMark ink pad
Peeled Paint distress ink pad
Tim Holtz Idea-ology number plaques
Animal Eyes stickers (Rubber Nature Art Stamps)
Paper Studio metal clock face
Prima Vintage Trinkets clock hands

Hope you enjoyed my simple journal card today.  Have a great time hopping with the rest of the bloggers.  Thanks for stopping by!

Barbara Rankin


  1. A clock in a web - a great way to capture time and stand it still. Love this card, and the embossed owl :)

  2. Love the owl, the texture from the embossing is awesome. Great card, the clock web is so clever!
    Great project!~kim

  3. LOVE the spider web clock! And the embossed owl is lovely!

  4. TY so much for the close up of the owl, very cool! So much on this little piece, awesome!

  5. You make it sound simple.
    A very nice addition to your collection.

  6. Cute journal card. love the clock and how you did the owl's eyes.

  7. Your journal cards are far from simple and a true delight! Keep them coming!

  8. Definitely great eyes! Love the embossing and brilliant to use the web as a clock. Looks a bit like one we had in the early 60's. LOL Fabulous card. xxD

  9. Love the cobweb clock and the owl's glassy eyes!!

  10. Beautiful journaling card, love the owl.

  11. This may be simple, but it is lovely! Love those owl eyes.

  12. Wonderful journal card, love the owl eyes and the clock in the web.

  13. I think the clock in the spiderweb is my favorite part. It is so cool

  14. Fab journal card! I love the stamps you've used here! And the embellishments too! x