Skip to main content

Day 1 of 31 Days of Halloween

It’s here! October is finally here! It is officially my favorite month, and what better way to celebrate it then with the 31 Days of Halloween??? This is going to be the biggest, baddest, creepiest Halloween stamping event on the web (or at least we'd like to think so)! 31 Days of Halloween started last year with two like-minded stampers, Terra and Kelli, (fellow Smeared &Smudgers!)who vowed to make and share one Halloween or Day of The Dead stamped project for each day in October. They had a huge response from others who enjoyed it just as much as they did. So without any further adieu, here is my Day 1 project!


This is a layout of my dear Mom at Halloween a couple of years ago. This page was originally going to be simple, with only one stamp on it…but it quickly morphed into something complicated and full of stamps! But the end result is way better then I had anticipated…and isn’t it rad when something like that happens???


This was going to be the only stamp I used…it’s from Inkadinkado, and I love it. I embossed it with Purple Pearls so that it’s a little more ghost like on the deep Indigo paper. I framed it with an awesome transparent frame from Recollections and stapled it on.


I decided I needed to break out the Glimmer Mist. I used Black Gold and one of their fabulous Glimmer Screens. I sprayed the screen, then flipped it over to get the opposite image on the top of the page. The “Creepy” font is from (gasp!) Martha Stewart.


Here you can see the reverse. It’s a good way not to waste Mist. The designer papers I used each have foil on them, so it gives a fabulous sheen to the page.


Around the photo, I stamped “look into my eyes” which is from Smeared Ink’s Lil Grumpies set. Please click on any of the photos to see it bigger.

There are some fabulous prizes throughout the month, so please make sure you check in with the 31 Days of Halloween group everyday! Here are the Wicked Blog Participants!

Terra ~ Tori~ Black Dragon ~ Jane ~ Anita Marie ~ Meredith

Sugar~ Kapree~ Kelli~ Alex~ Lynette~ Lisa~ Alison (me!)

Shelley ~Danielle~ Lady Brayton

And I need to mention, that I have not only some fabulous new images to share from some of my favorite companies, but images from a brand new company as well! In fact, I am SO excited, that I may just post a second project later today! The company is called Strange Skin…and trust me, you ain’t seen digis like this before! Click HERE to visit the store!!! Have an inspiring day!!!


Macabre Monday #58: Magical Mayhem My Mom totally wants to put a spell on you!

Simply Betty 12 Days of Halloween: Skellington Heads!


Jane said…
Hi Alison I love your scrapbook page the skull stamp is fantastic
Luv Jane xxx
Shelley said…
Alison, what a great layout! Love the skull.
Shelley :)
Kelli said…
I totally love this! It's amazing!!!!
Jorge said…
Alright, Halloween! I am so pumped. I am officially bleeding black and peeing orange. I can't think of a better way to kick off the bash than with a hooded spooky mom! And those Strange Skin fellers seem to have some swell stuff! The good thing about a crowd of zombies eviscerating a poor soul is you can use that year round, not just for Halloween! I'm buying two of everything! - Jorge
AnItA mArIe said…
well done babe,the photo of ya mum is awesome love the colours too
DonnaMundinger said…
Great page and fab pic, Alison! How FUN! xxD
Alex said…
Love the layout Alison and a first glance, loving the new store!! Thank you for bringing it to my attention!!! :)
Sugar said…
hahaha *gasp Martha Stewart* lol
Great layout doll!
SuzieQ said…
Love the skull and the frame with it - very ghoulish ;)
~Lady B~ said…
cool scrapbook page! Great tip on the glimmer mist as well. I can't wait to see what you bring to us tomorrow! I'm off to check your link!
Danielle said…
Alison, you are just awesome!! And so is your mom!! This is an amazing piece of art!! Simply Fabulous!!
Betty Boo! said…
Super cool layout and picture! Love that Skeleton! Thank you for joining in on our first day of 12 days of Halloween!

Tori said…
MS LOVER! ha ha ha

love the metallics and even the "CREEPY" MS.
:) tOri
Lynette said…
Now you got me wanting to break out my glimmer mist. Beautiful paper and a great way to showcase your MOM.
love the reverse masking- so effective. It's a terrific layout and a great way to remember your mum back then
Love this layout of your mom. Love all of the details/work you put into it. What fun.
ldfdesign said…
love your layout!!!! and i love the pearl embossing powder!!! great job!!!
Steph said…
Love your layout, and the "look onto my eyes" works
KC said…
Martha Stewart...NOOOOOOOOO
just kiddin, I do love this layout it is so cool and the colors are so fun!
Barb said…
Your mom looks fabulous! I wish my mom dressed up at Halloween... so much fun!! Great layout, Alison and thanks so much for playing along with HDH's Macabre Monday!

Popular posts from this blog

Horse Friends

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team is previewing some of the newest stamps that will be in the 2018 January catalog. You are in for a real treat! There are so many wonderful new images! I had a tough time deciding which to share first, but the beautiful Horse Friends stamp by Laurel Burch won out. I had a fantastic time coloring it, and I couldn't wait to share it with all of you.

LBP009: Horse Friends

Imagine: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
Bo Bunny: Blueberry Vintage Double Dot Cardstock #12BV807 & Pink Punch Vintage Cardstock #12PPV951
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 010, 020, 022, 023, 024, 025, 027. 032, 033, 036, 038, 041, 042, 043, 050, 051, 070, 080, 081, 082, 083, 202, 302
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ-Dots
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Water Brush

1. Stamp Horse Friends on to Mixed Media Paper with VersaFine Ink.

2. Color the stamped image with the colors indicated.

3. Trim the image, leaving a white border.

4. Create the card base w…

Travel Home Bear

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team is featuring "On the Road" projects, or those with a travel theme. I'm going to be honest, I really love the card I'm sharing today. It's really different from what I normally do, and I think it came out great. I've got all of the instructions below in case you'd like to make it for yourself.

SSC1254: Travel Home Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
DCP1005: Fitted Frames Set A
STF082: VersaFine ink in Onyx Black
MPW811: Mixed Media White Paper

Zig Clean Color Markers: 044, 060, 061, 062, 065, 068, 072, 075, 092, 093, 302, 400
My Colors Cardstock: Brown Eyes
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Ranger: Water Brush
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Glue
Glue Dots: Pop Dots

1. Stamp the part of the luggage image you'd like to color with VersaFine ink  on Canson's Mixed Media Paper.

2. Color in the image with the listed Zig Clean Color Markers and the water brush.

3. Die cut a portion of the colored image wi…

Creamy Cupcake

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team is sharing different projects for birthdays. Who doesn't love to get a birthday card? My card for today is bold and bright!

FMS4072: Creamy Cupcake Metal Stencil
Pen from any of the Stencil Duos sets

My Colors Cardstock: Coral Rose
Zig Clean Color Markers: 025, 033, 062, 080
Memories Mist: Blue Martini, Lavender Tea
Imagine: Turquoise Gem Versa Magic, Rose Bud Fireworks! Spray
Canson Watercolor Paper and Mixed Media Paper
Beacon Adheseives: Zip Dry Glue

1. Using Canson Mixed Media Paper, tape down the stencil and trace it with the pen from a Stencil Duo set.

2. Take off the stencil and color in the image using the above listed Zig Clean Color Markers.

3. Cut out the cupcake leaving a border around the image.

4. On the watercolor paper, spray the Memories Mist and Fireworks! Spray.

5. Trim dried watercolor paper to 5" x 3 3/4."

6. Create the card base with Coral Rose cardstock cut to 5 1/2" x 8…