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.  

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.


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.


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


  1. Barbara, I am amazed at the work you put into just a cover and 2 pages!! These are absolutely delightful down to the very excellent details you put into them!! Really, really impressed and inspired!!

  2. Totally agree with Nan B! I am in awe of all your hard work through this blog hop and have not even managed to come by every day. Love the rosettes and the tombstone looks incredible!

  3. I'm with you all, gals! Amazing details on this fabulous book. This will be a real treasure when it's done. Totally gorgeous!! xxD

  4. YAY - I am so glad you are not really finished sharing this project with us.
    "I would turn back if I were you" one of my favorite sentiments.
    Thank you for sharing so many details.

  5. This is awesome, so gorgeous! I agree 1000% with everyone above, so fabulous! I love the rosettes and the spider clip with the dangling spider! Just so much to see. Thanks for sharing all the details!

  6. Gorgeous work, Barbara! Can't wait to see the rest of your pages!

  7. These are going to be just as great as the journal cards - if this first is any indication. Love the details and the papers you used.

  8. This is a terrific start - can't wait to see where you go with it! (I'm on a mini-album kick of my own, right now. LOL)

  9. Stunning!! Love so many elements! The rosettes with spider and cameo really stood out!

  10. I'm so loving your mini journal album, these pages are divine!

  11. Great pages and the images are fab.

  12. You win the coveted my favorite project yay

  13. Barbara, these are truly wonderful! Out of all the fab stamps, embellishments, and papers, I think my favorite is that Cameo Skull--so spooky yet beautiful!

  14. Wow, so many details is like a feast for my eyes!

  15. Oh my! This is just amazing! Love it!

  16. Yes, so many details to delight! I can't wait to see the finished product!