Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Day 23 of 31 Days of Halloween / Day 3 of Cat Lovers Hop

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

Ike is sponsoring both Leigh's 31DOH and Janis' Cat Lovers Hop so I thought I would start today with an old make - a set of three tags that I made using two of Ike's cat images. The original post is here.

Ike commented on my post yesterday - I am sure I am going to be using the expression she used in the comment regularly from now on...

Today my new make is another page from my Halloween scrapbook. I am going to link this to both 31DOH and the Cat Lovers Hop.

This was the last page I shared - I thought this was pretty busy so I thought I would try and make the next one less so.

What do you think?

I have once again made a collage of tags, having first started with a couple of squares of paper from my scraps (distressed around the edges with shabby shutters):

The technique on this tag is Distress Oxide: Micro-glaze resist
 (Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry LIVE 2017).

  1. Apply micro-glaze through stencil using ink blending tool.
  2. Rub Distress Oxide colours on craft sheet.
  3. Mist with water to form colour droplets.
  4. Swipe tag through inks and lift off.
  5. Dry with heat tool.
  6. Repeat previous steps using different colours of Oxide for each additional layer.

The technique on this second tag is White emboss resist with Watercolour Wash.

  1. White emboss a stamped image onto the tag.
  2. Choose 4 or 5 Distress Ink colours and smear onto craft mat.
  3. Spray a corner of each colour.
  4. Use a slim paintbrush to apply the colours with a lot of water all over the tag.
  5. Dry with heat tool
  6. I added the sentiment stamp (Doo Lally Pip - Create) with black Archival ink.

The technique on this tag is Brushless Watercolour.

  1. Take a large background stamp and ink it with several Distress Inks.
  2. Spray the inked stamp with water.
  3. Stamp tag and dry with heat tool.
  4. With a blending tool, blend the edges around the stamped image. 
  5. I added the sentiment stamp again with black Archival ink.
I then added the images:

These images were a Friday Freebie from Oddball Art Stamps in May. 
These are available when you subscribe to the Oddball Newsletter.

Oddball Art Stamps

I printed Cat Woman and two of her cats, coloured them with Copics and cut them out.
I coloured them in a very similar way for my perpetual calendar in May!!

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


I only realised this after the event... This time I was trying to link up with the tag - but I often find that I colour certain images in a similar way... do you?

    This my third make for the Cat Lovers Hop

    I am joining in with the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop

    Do pop over and find all the details on Janis' Her Peaceful Garden blog

    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.

    For Spot Prize 8  please look back to Day 22

    Happy Day 23 of 31DOH!


    1. Wow, so many gorgeous kitty projects! You do beautiful work! Great images and I love your colouring!

    2. Love your odd ball stamps, beautiful coloring!!! Thanks for sharing how you did your tags. What a fun page, such a contrast to yesterdays! Happy 23rd of 31 DOH!

    3. Hahahaha - I'm glad you like the phrase.... it's always useful LoL :-D
      Su-purr-b Tags - thank you for using some of my images on there :-)
      Another fantastic book page.
      I really love that little kitty that is posing with the Tags - did you make him yourself ????
      IKE =^..^=

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      1. They are oddball images Ike by Lizzy Love. The phrase has already been useful!!

      2. I am afraid that if I tried to use it, I would mess it up and end up saying something very naughty!! :D

    4. All your creations rock, totally enjoy looking at them!

    5. Love how you incorporate tags into your fab pages, Susan! Love those gorgeous ones you did with Ike's images, too. Fabulous! xxD

    6. What gorgeous project!!! Love this collage!!!

    7. You make such lovely tags, love all your projects and the ornament kitty in the first photo x

      1. I bought that ornament kitty from a charity shop in Australia for a couple of dollars. I couldn't resist it... my husband wasn't as keen when I insisted it had to come home in the luggage...

    8. Love how you use tags to build up your page and those Oddball images are fab. Great project. Jenny x

    9. Fab new additions to your book!

      Val DT LeighSBDesigns x

    10. all these cool techniques you did on your tag collage page!! Looks fantastic with the fab images.
      Thank you so much for playing along in the #2019CatLoversHop!!!
      <3 J

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    11. Love these new projects. Fur-Tabulous coloring and images.. I am hoping along the 31 Days and the Cat Lover's hop toady.. =^-^=

    12. I love how colorful these are! And of course, so fun!

    13. Happy Day 23! Creepy cute page today, love those kitties!

    14. Love the blue! Those tags are wonderful! Great image,. too!

    15. Another great page! Each design is awesome!
      Love To Scrap 2

    16. Love your page and tags, Susan! That kitty ornament in the top photo is so cute. Did you make that? Isn't it great to see so many of us in the Cat Lovers Hop?

    17. Great page, Susan , and wonderful cats! I like the tag pages you are making and think I'll give this a try! I love knowing how folk make their backgrounds, so thank you for sharing your techniques. xx

    18. Wow, wonderful work! Love your Halloween Scrapbook idea! AND those three tags! (specially the long necked trios and the Burch cats) You do work with the distressed oxides beautifully!!

    19. So much work is going into this scrapbook. I could spend days looking at it but I've got to get hopping!

    20. Oooh, so many pretty tags and I love the watercolor look of the first batch.

    21. That cat doll made from the rolled up paper in the first photo is irresistable! Who wouldn't love to have that doll on their work desk? The "create your own special style" layout in the journal is impressive.


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