Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween 2014 Blog Hop- Day 28

Welcome to Day 28 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've been dying, simply dying, (he he) to use my Vampiress stamp, and here she is.  She looks like such a tease, but beware of those teeth ... she does BITE!
I started with a 5"x7" kraft card base, so I die cut the two printed papers from a 6x6 My Mind's Eye paper pad using the Enchanted Labels die.  I stamped my vampiress onto a piece of white card stock and colored her with Derwent Inktense Pencils, blending with a water brush.  Then I fussy cut her out.
I punched two sizes of daisies from another piece of the 6x6 blue print paper.  I punched the entire sheet.
I very lightly misted my daisies and crinkled the ends, giving each petal a good pinch and twist to make them look really shabby.  I gently cupped each one with my large ended ball stylus on a foam sheet.  Let the flowers dry, and they become quite stiff.  
I free-hand cut out some leaves from another green print paper, misted and folded each in half, gave a bit of a pinch and twist at the bottom, and allowed these to dry also.  I trimmed the excess off as needed.
I made this cute little flag with a toothpick that I gilded with my Krylon gold leaf pen.  I stamped "One Scary Night..." from the Sin City Stamps set onto the reverse (blue) side of the orange dot paper with black ink, and cut out into a flag shape.  I decided where I wanted to place my toothpick and folded the paper, as shown.  The excess paper (dotted parts) shown in the photo was trimmed off and then glued to the toothpick.
I punched two bats from graveyard black paper, formed them with my stylus, and misted them with the Black Magic glimmer mist.
Here is a close-up of the flowers and leaves I made, and some Stickles glitter glue was added.
Another close-up of the two bats. I gave them eyes with a dot of Apple Green Smooch accent ink.
And last, the flag, which I inserted into the bouquet of flowers.


Rubber Stamps:  Sin City Stamps Halloween Takes Flight (One Scary Night); Enchantment by Debbi Moore Designs (Vampiress)
My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper pad - Butterfly
5x7 kraft card (pre-folded)
Spellbinders die: 5x7 Enchanted Labels 28
1" and 1-3/8" Daisy Punches (Paper Studio)
Stickles glitter glue: Eucalyptus, Crystal
Tattered Angels Black Magic Glimmer Mist
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Fiskars corner edgers - Nostalgia

I hope you enjoyed my ""steamy hot" vampiress card today.  Have a wonderful week, and enjoy the rest of the hop!

Barbara Rankin


  1. She could definitely lead you astray with her sassy self! Love those flowers thanks for showing how you did it! And fab bats...red glowing eyes...eek!

  2. Very sexy vampire, love how you colored her. Those flowers are so cool, thanks for sharing pictures of your technique I'm going to have to try and make some like that.

  3. Whoa! She's GORGEOUS! and what beautiful framing! Love your flowers, too! thanks for the tut. xxD

  4. She is a real lady of the night!
    Your flowers are the highlight for me.

  5. She is a stunning vampire! Love all the details, especially your awesome flowers. Love all your projects!~kim

  6. Fabulous. Love the details and tutorial.

  7. Love how the banner is attached great idea of matching the background papers

  8. Wonderful project...love your step by step info!

  9. Thanks for all the details! Love the bats! Super project!!

  10. Gorgeous creation,fab image and flowers. Thanks for sharing the process.

  11. Oh what a beauty she is too, I see why you were just dying to ink her up! Bootiful card, fab layout and incorporation of all the little details!

  12. A deadly beautiful vampiress! Love those flowers and leaves and thanks for the tutorial on how you made them.

  13. this is a fabulous piece, incredibly well done! xo

  14. Time very well spent as it turned out fantastic!