Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Day 28 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

First one more postcard from Vintage Image Craft

And then another page from my Halloween scrapbook...

The main stamps I have used for this are from Visible Image - The Cheshire Cat.
I stamped the sentiments on a piece of moss green card and the cat on white, then coloured it with Copics, and then cut everything out.

As my theme today is the Cheshire Cat from 'Alice' I thought I would first show you something I made for Leigh's Dark Valentine last year - it was a postcard flip book:

 The enclosed postcard has Leigh's Queen of Hearts Grunge Collage

Not Halloween but definitely dark!

Back to today - the next picture show my page in progress.
The first layer was a paper from my scrap box distressed around
 with 'shabby shutters'.

Again I added some tags...

The first one I actually made some while ago at a craft retreat with
 UK Stampers Network

The tag involved various techniques

  • Using the rubber stamp to stamp into the texture paste and with ink - love this 'Yesterday is History, Tomorrow a Mystery, Today is a gift, That's why it's the present'
  • Using chalk acrylics
  • Using a stencil, then slightly offset it to form a shadow
  • Distressing
  • Making a homemade chipboard by layering up honeycomb die cuts 

For the second tag I sprayed a tag in my spray box with a variety of sprays, including shimmery ones, through some stencils that I had made with a glue gun.

My spray box is just some packaging - it once held a photo album. It has a deepish tray in which I have put a non-stick mat and a clear top which I stand upright to protect the surroundings!

I allowed this to dry and then overstamped with Archival ink and the stamp Punchinella from Carabelle studio.
I added 'shabby shutters' distress ink around the edges.

The third tag is once again 'glaze resist'. I used clear shoe polish through a stencil and then added a variety of distress inks.
I overstamped in Archival with 'How Fragile' from Visible Image.

I will link this to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity who have a second challenge up for October - Pets

and also the Halloween one.

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.

Spot Prize 10  
In 2016 my Halloween make for 31DOH was a fat book illustrating a poem.
Can you tell me the poem (and writer) this came from?

Please email your answer to susanrenshaw0404@gmail.com

Happy Day 28 of 31DOH!


  1. I love how you created a stencil with hot glue. I need to be more adventurous. Wonderful crafting.

  2. Another wonderful page, Love the hot glue stencil!!

  3. What a fabulous page. This is one wonderful journal you are creating with each passing day.. Love the Alice theme . thanks for sharing the mini-how to ..

  4. Wow! Wow! Wow! What a fantastic technique!!! Your project is amazing!!!

  5. Great works. Always refreshing new ideas and techniques you share with us all.

  6. There is always so much to look at and admire, love your creativity.

  7. I love the tags on your layout! What a great idea to create your own stencils!

  8. thanks for sharing all your techniques~ great post! Love the Cheshire Cat~~~ Happy 31 Days of Halloween.

  9. I am ohhing and ahhing over all the wonderful things you have shown up today! Cheshire Cat is presiding over tags that I can't wait to try! Love the hot glue stencil! Your Dark Valentine album is perfect!

  10. Gorgeous page Susan. Love that cat. Great colours. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge. Hugz

  11. Happy Day 28! Thanks for playing in LeighSBDesigns 9th annual 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop with your Spooktacular page & what a treat to see your My Dark Valentine book again!

    Leigh S-B


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