Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Day 31 of 31DOH - Halloween! Day #304 of 'A Year of ATCs?'

Woohoo - Halloween at last - and I have managed to post every day!!
There have been a few issues with blogger but I think they are sorted now...

 But it's the end of the hop :( - hope you have enjoyed it as much as me!

Here is this year's blog roll - do hope you will hop along for the 31 Days of Halloween

Black Dragon
Stampendous Stamps
Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda
Airless Chambers

Do drop by tomorrow for the prize winner post but you still just have time for the spot prizes...(see yesterday's post)

and some of you know that I usually offer my makes as a giveaway, posting anywhere.
 If you would like my 31DOH book please add one of your Halloween makes to the linky at the bottom...

My idea was to make a book of ATCs this year - combining this with my 'Year of ATCs?'

I made a book, upcycling some packaging and covering back and front with gelli plate pulls.

 I added pages and then started decorating the whole with Tim Holtz ephemera, stickers, embellishments and my ATCs. Because I couldn't resist adding some thick embellishments my book has now become quite fat!!

The final page looks like this:

I blogged the two ghost ATCs on Day 261 and Day 262 of my 'Year of ATCs?'
Day 261 describes the rice technique too if you didn't see it on my last video.

Some of you noticed I added some tags through the book which I haven't yet mentioned:

This is today's new ATC for Day 304 of 'A Year of ATCs?'. It also forms the book tie.


Base - black card
Background - brusho
Shaping - guillotine
Image - LeighSBDesigns - Tangled Witch Hat printed ATC size and coloured with Zig real brush pens
Embellishments - hat and spider buttons

This is my next October post using a Leigh SB image -
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I'm afraid this is a pretty long post - but it is Halloween!!
When we were in Tasmania we went to a Mexican restaurant which was decorated in the style of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

So...I decided I wanted to make some DOTD inspired things to finish off my 31DOH...so I started thinking about sugar skulls...

First I made some bookmarks using scraps from my stash, webby ribbon and sugar skull embellishments.

Then I started on some skull ATCs. These started with black card then rectangles of Graphic 45 paper. I then added the skulls. The first two were stamped using stamps from Dylusions Pin Up Queen and coloured with Zig Real Brush pens.

I then stamped the skulls from Vera Lane's Skullies on a rice technique background. Again I used Zig Real brush pens to add extra colour and then cut them out.

I then chose a selection of 9 to make a pocket letter:

Happy Hopping!

Look for the prizewinners' post tomorrow!


  1. OMG! WOW!! Just Fantastic!! Love your book, its Amazing.. I am going to miss the hop!!

  2. Great wrap up post for the 31 Days! You have been busy! The tangled hat ATC is awesome, and I love all the tags! Great bookmarks and pocket letter too!

  3. So many wonderful things.
    I would use your tags
    for bookmarks. Get use
    out of them all year long
    and remember when you made
    them. the bookmarks were
    a hit too. You do such
    fangtastic work with your
    pocket letters - love
    this one. thanks for
    sharing all month.
    Put the skellies to bed.
    Happy Halloween.

  4. Wow! Inspiration galore here. Your book is awesome and I love the tags and pocket page. You've been so creative. Happy Halloween!
    Bonnie (LeighSBDesigns DT)


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