Thursday, 31 October 2019

Day 31 of 31 Days of Halloween! IT'S HALLOWEEN!!


Once again Leigh is hosting 31DOH!

Oct 1 - 31, 2019

The Blog Hop  linky party opens Oct 1st at 5 past midnight PDT and ends at midnight on Oct 31st!
  

For more details go to

🎃 LeighSBDesigns annual 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop🎃

I will be sharing today's Halloween make on Leigh's page...Day 1

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So let's celebrate Halloween!!

My sister is in Prague - she sent me this picture of a poster she saw there this morning:



And I have just put my bunting up (made a few years ago):






To be honest I have had a few trials and tribulations with the last few days' crafting - my printer packed up a couple of days ago so I couldn't print the images I had been thinking of - I just had to use anything I had already printed and was in my folder...


First I have a third ATC in this little set:



The base is black card matted with papers from Spooky Spectacular (papermilldirect).
I then added the Oddball pumpkin (CCC68) coloured with Copics and cut out.
Finally I added my favourite spider stamp from Viva Las Vegas stamps (stamped on an inked scrap and punched out).




This is also my DT make for the Challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More

Do pop over and see my teamies' makes!!


Challenge #365 is a photo inspiration!






Hope to see your make in the ATSM Challenge!!




And then on to today's page in my scrapbook...


The main image on here is Leigh's Mushroom Cottage, trimmed and coloured with Copics and Peacock feathers distress ink.



I used quite a lot of different colours of Distress ink on this page...

The paper underneath is an old one from Smeared Ink.

I added a tag (of course):




The tag uses the technique Distress Crayons: Gesso Fresco
(2017 Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry Live)

Method:
  1. Apply gesso randomly using palette knife and let dry completely.
  2. Scribble Distress Crayons over surface, smudge with fingers.
  3. Repeat with various colours on surface.
  4. Place stencil over surface and rub with damp paper towel to lift colour and reveal design. (Gesso areas will show brighter colour).
I then added a variety of die cuts - Seth Apter's Drip Drop cut from water colour paper and covered in Distress Ink.
This surrounded one of my triple stamped moons (Kitchen Sink stamps)


I added the sentiment, then die cuts cut from black card - Cheery Lynn's steampunk Owl, unknown witch and mushroom.

Finally I added a few spiders (my favourite spider stamp) and some fineliner web strands.





Happy Hopping!

More from Vintage Image Craft 





Thank you to everyone who has entered my spot prizes so far!!

This is the last one - I will put all answers in the hat and choose some winners in the next couple of days - please call back!!

Prize winners will be announced on November 4th!


Spot Prize 13
  
How many countries do you think celebrate Halloween?

Please email your answer to susanrenshaw0404@gmail.com

Happy Halloween!










Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Day 30 of 31 Days of Halloween


Once again Leigh is hosting 31DOH!

Oct 1 - 31, 2019

The Blog Hop  linky party opens Oct 1st at 5 past midnight PDT and ends at midnight on Oct 31st!
  

For more details go to

🎃 LeighSBDesigns annual 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop🎃

I will be sharing today's Halloween make on Leigh's page...Day 1

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So Halloween is almost here...
the local pub has really gone to town!!







Looking back to yesterday's page....



I decided the Copic Magenta really didn't show up enough - I needed pinker!!

So I stamped this part of the insect on the pink card, punched out 1inch circles and added these:




The photos aren't brilliant but I hope you can see the new look...

And I am still on skulls today...

When we went to the Tate Modern the other day I was quite impressed with the work of Paul Neagu (1938 - 2004).
He liked to use open ended boxes or spaces. This is a ceramic skull:



I thought these looked like a coffins:



Today's make is another page from my Halloween scrap book and also my DT make for Oddball Art.




For this inspirational make

I have used the image Creepy Cute Sugar Skull
 and a page from Dots and Doodles both coloured with Copic markers.

This uses Oddball images:
 If you would like to buy any of Lizzy's Oddball images use my DT code: DTSUSAN10
This coupon code is for 10% OFF the entire Oddball Art Website


Spooktacular is a Tonic die, the sugar skull die is from Dovecraft.



The tag uses the technique Distress Oxide: Smudge Stamping
Method:
  1. Stamp image with Distress Oxide.
  2. Immediately smudge image with clean ink blending tool to soften lines and create glow.
  3. Repeat above steps with various images and colours, smudging each image as you stamp.
  4. Splatter with water if desired, distress edges.


Happy Hopping!



Please pop by to see more of my 31DOH Halloween makes... and maybe answer some of my Spot Prizes - all your names will go in the hat and prize winners will be announced at the beginning of November. Thank you to everyone who has entered so far!!

I wonder how many people are still hopping - more chances to win in the last three days!!

Spot Prize 12
  
Carving pumpkins originated in what country?
(a)  Haiti
(b)  Italy
(c)  Ireland
(d)  Germany

Please email your answer to susanrenshaw0404@gmail.com

Happy Day 30 of 31DOH!










Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Day 29 of 31 Days of Halloween


Once again Leigh is hosting 31DOH!

Oct 1 - 31, 2019

The Blog Hop  linky party opens Oct 1st at 5 past midnight PDT and ends at midnight on Oct 31st!
  

For more details go to

🎃 LeighSBDesigns annual 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop🎃

I will be sharing today's Halloween make on Leigh's page...Day 1

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First one more postcard from Vintage Image Craft





And then another page from my Halloween scrapbook...

I hope you will find this one pretty spooky...



The main stamp set I have used for this is from Visible Image - Glimmer of Light.
stamped on kraft, a little colour added with Copics, and then cut out.
I also added a couple of my spider stamps...



The base is a square of kraft paper, layered with three strips pf paper from my scraps.



Again I added a tag...Distress Oxide - Worn Watercolour (placed on kraft tag).

Method:
  1.  Stamp image with Archival ink on watercolour cardstock.
  2.  Create a distressed background using any colour ink or stain.
  3.  Apply Distress Oxide to craft sheet.
  4. Pick up colour from sheet with waterbrush.
  5. Watercolour image.
  6. Dry layers to build opacity of watercolour.

The candlestick die is from Elizabeth Crafts.



I paper pieced some pink paper to the flame and the light bulb - in reality these are much the same colour as the skulls (Magenta Copic).





Happy Hopping!



Please pop by to see more of my 31DOH Halloween makes... and maybe answer some of my Spot Prizes - all your names will go in the hat and prize winners will be announced at the beginning of November. Thank you to everyone who has entered so far!!

Spot Prize 11
  
In ancient times, the Jack O'Lantern's purpose was what?
(a) To provide light in the darkness
(b) To signal a courting male that he was welcome to visit (by putting it in the window).
(c) To ward off evil spirits
(d) To frighten animals away from the crops.


Please email your answer to susanrenshaw0404@gmail.com

Happy Day 29 of 31DOH!