Sunday, October 26, 2014

Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween 2014 Blog Hop- Day 26

Welcome to Day 26 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 want to share a card with you today that I made using fairly non-traditional Halloween colors.
Stamp the bats background onto a piece of the print paper with black StazOn ink.

Spray several colors of ink over the page, keeping the colors light.  I used purple, orange, and yellow ink colors mixed with water in a mister.  Trim paper around stamped bats to 4" x 5-1/4" and set aside.  I layered this piece onto a slightly smaller black card stock, then onto a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" top-folded orchid card.
Stamp broken winged dress form onto a piece of white card stock and a piece of  acetate.  Use the Smooch inks to color the image on the white card stock and fussy cut, removing the bottom half of the image.  Adhere to card, as shown.  

Die cut the largest oval curves frame from black card stock and align it over the acetate image.  Glue it to the acetate and remove excess around frame.
Adhere acetate with frame over the stamped and colored image, aligning both pieces up.

Stamp "Dead Men Tell No Tales" onto a scrap of the ink sprayed paper from earlier, punch out with a labels punch, and edge with a black big brush pen.  Adhere to lower right corner, and two punched bats from copper glitter paper to the upper right corner.


Sin City Stamps:  Rubber stamps:  broken winged dress formDead Men Tell No Tales"
Hero Arts Bats Background rubber stamp
Altered Pages:   Jet Black StazOn ink pad; Kaisercraft Hummingbird paper pad; Graveyard Black card stockFaber-Castell Big Brush Pen (black);
Colorbox Smooch Pearlised Accent Inks:  Silver Fox, Sugarberry, Pumpkin, Green Apple
Lea'bilities Oval Curves Frame die
Martha Steward bat punch
Other:  Handmade ink sprays

I hope you enjoyed my card today and are enjoying the hop.

Have a wonderful week, and stay crafty, my friends!

Barbara Rankin


  1. It may not be bright orange and black but this this has such a strong Halloween feel to it! I love the colors you used and the acetate frame is so pretty!! Great sentiment and LOVE those copper bats!!

  2. Very interesting. Great idea to stamp it on the acetate and cover within the frame. Adds definition.

  3. Love the card! Such fun layers and colors. Thanks so much for showing how to layer with the acetate, such a nice effect!~kim

  4. Very cool card, love how you did the frame and used the acetate layer.

  5. wow - Halloween extravagance! Love all the color and stamp choices - really effective. Now I *have* to go get that great winged corset stamp - and I was on the wagon. Darn you!

    Great job! - as always!

  6. Thanks for the instructions! Great card - love it!!

  7. Great card. Love the background. Thanks for sharing the process!

  8. Love the overlay idea. Great layout too

  9. Have I told you lately how much I love your work!? ;) Thanks for sharing with us all month!

  10. Gorgeous! Love the delicate misting in the non trad colors and the framing of the image is fabulous! xxD

  11. Very nice card you crafted with non-traditional colors. :) I like the saying also!