Thursday, 10 October 2019

Day 10 of 31 Days of Halloween 2019

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


Woohoo - almost a third the way through!!

This year I thought I would make a Halloween scrapbook, hoping to share a number of pages with you over the month...

This is the next page - my favourite so far!

The first layer is a paper from The other Side by Craft Box.
I then started colouring Leigh's image the Grimm Reaper

These seem to be my favourite colour combinations at the moment!
I cut the image into a tag and added scattered twigs distress ink around the edges, with a scrap of twine.

Next I added the tags:

The technique on this first tag is Brushless Watercolour. (Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 101)

  1. Ink stamp with various colours of distress ink.
  2. Mist with water to allow colours to wick and blend.
  3. Stamp onto watercolour paper and immediately lift off.
  4. Dry with heat tool.
  5. Ink background with Distress Ink using ink blending tool.

The technique on the second tag is Perfect Pearl Distress

  1. Choose 3 to 4 colours of Perfect Pearl Mica powder.
  2. Ink stamp with perfect Medium and stamp onto the tag.
  3. With small brush pick up powder and tap over image.
  4. Pounce down with large brush and brush off excess.
  5. Spray lightly and dry with heat tool to set

I then added the sentiment, diecut to a tag shape, distressed with Scattered twigs distress ink and with a scrap of twine 

This is the first verse of the poem The Reaper and the Flowers, written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (after the deaths of his infant son and wife)

As this is my favourite scrap book page so far I will link it to the
 Dream in Darkness Current Challenge

I will also add this to LeighSBDesigns Facebook Fan Group Challenge.
Find the Fan Group here

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.

You can still email the answer to

to my question 4 on Day 8 - Hint - look at the paper on the ATCs....

I have had various answers to Spot Prize 3 - the meaning of 'Or bed'... On the net this is variously written as 'Or bed' or 'Orbed'.
My take on 'orbed' is that it means a full moon. I think it is written 'Or bed' to give the pronunciation as two syllables - but it could also mean the moon has risen from its bed and is out of bed... what do you think?

Happy Day 10 of 31DOH!


  1. Loving this new addition to your book, fabulous tags, love the colours used for the fab the sentiment!

    Val DT LeighSBDesigns x

  2. Fab colouring of the reaper. Love the poetry. Faboolous page. Hugz

  3. Happy Day 10! OOooooo squeal of delight, I know that handsome fellow! Oh he is looking faBOOlous in your colour scheme! Thank you for using LeighSBDesigns Grimm Reaper on today's spooktacular page!

  4. LOVE THE GRIMM REAPER, great colors! Another great layout!

  5. Fantastic page! Love the Reaper!

  6. Totally love this page! The tags and the quote and the Reaper all work together so well! Thanks for your explanation of "or bed" it has been driving me nuts trying to figure it out :)

  7. Beautifully colored and finished page. Love all the details.


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