Thursday, October 23, 2014

Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween 2014 Blog Hop- Day 23

Welcome to Day 23 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, yesterday I began sharing my mini album pages.  Today, I am going to share pages 3 and 4.


Stamp corner spider web (M.S. Vampire set) in upper left corner with black StazOn ink.

Cut owl from mini owl movers & shapers die from black card stock.  Do not remove eyes and nose pieces. Add a piece of tape behind them if they fall out.  Color eyes with Smooch accent inks in apple green, and nose in copper.

Stamp Sin City Stamps skull jar onto white card stock with Black StazOn.  Dab Distress Stains onto craft sheet in Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, and Dried Marmalade.  Use a water brush to pick up the colors and paint image and fussy cut.

Stamp a couple of tiny bats (M.S. Vampire set) with black Stazon,  adhere owl and skull jar, as shown. Cut out and adhere words "the haunted wood" from MME Haunted paper pad and outline with white charcoal pencil.


Stamp corner spider web (M.S. Vampire set) in lower right corner with black StazOn ink.

Stamp tree (Katy Sue Designs) with black StazOn in lower left corner, and tiny bat in upper right corner.
Stamp winged pocket watch twice onto white card stock with black StazOn ink.  Dab Distress Stains onto craft sheet in Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, and Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade.  Use a water brush to pick up the colors and paint image.

Fussy cut each image, trimming only the wings from the second image, as shown with my pencil marks.

You may need to trim the tabs on the top wings so you can adjust them for insertion into the main image.

Shape wings, make a slice with a craft knife in the full image, between the watch and wings, being careful not to cut the wings off.  Insert the tabs on the second set of wings through the slits, aligning with the bottom image.  Use pop dots to lift the wings off the page.   I adhered a 1" epoxy circle over the clock face before adhering to the page.

Tabbed wing on left being inserted into main image

Supplies used for mini album:

Sin City Stamps:  Urban Grunge stamp set;  Halloween Bingo stamp set;  broken winged dress formwinged pocket watch;
Altered Pages:  Water BrushThe Other Side of Halloween collage sheet; Jet Black StazOn ink pad; Cameo Skull
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
Smooch Accent Inks:  Green Apple, Copper
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

I am so glad you stopped by today and are still hanging in there with us.  And don't forget to leave your comment so you can have a chance at that Grand Prize!

Barbara Rankin


  1. Great pages!! Love the technique to colour the owl and the 3D elements of the clock and wings :)

  2. Love these pockets! So much great stuff! Love all the stamps, especially the winged pocket watch, awesome popped wings!
    The skull is so creepy good!
    Thanks for sharing all the details!

  3. I am learning so much from these awesome pages! Love how you used the corner spider web to tie both pages together and that watch is fantastic! I would have never thought to use that process! So much work and detail makes for a fabulous album!!

  4. Your pages are amazing! Loving your stamps and die cuts. thanks so your fab tuts. xxD

  5. Wonderful journal pages. Thanks for all the pics on how you did those double wings, what a cool image!

  6. Thank you for this fantastic tutorial.
    Great idea for watch and wings.

  7. Fabulous and fun page. love the images.

  8. Gorgeous each and every one!!

  9. oh my I don't have anything to say because you have taken everything and done it perfectly. love it all

  10. Gorgeous pages for today!!!!!

  11. Once again, these are just lovely! I especially love that skull jar image and the way you put the double wings on the winged watch stamp--ingenious!

  12. So loving your pocket pages for your album! That winged pocket watch is clawesome!

  13. Very nice detailed mini album! I love the wings!