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Day 1 of the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween!!!

Mwahahahahaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!! It's finally here! The Smeared Ink 31 Days of Halloween! This is the 7th year! I can't believe it. I am super stoked to kick things off this year, so let's get to it! For my first project, I made a card that features the super rad Skeleton Lady stamp from Stampendous. The focal image is all one stamp. I love the collaged look that it has. You can click on my photos to see them bigger.

I am really excited about this year of 31 Days, because I am now on the Stampendous Design Team. I love to represent them! Plus, the Stampendous blog is taking part in posting this year, so you will get to see what my fellow teamies are making too. My image here was colored with Tombow watercolor markers, and I spritzed it with irRESISTables from Tsuineko. Here's a close up.

For my background, I did a couple of things. For the black layer, that's actually Coredinations cardstock. I used the Dreamweaver Rain Stencil and ran it through my Sizzix Big Shot machine. Then, I sanded the drops down a bit to show off the olive under-color. I felt like it still needed a little something more, so I laid my stencil back on top of the cardstock, and I applied a layer of Translucent embossing paste. After it dried, I was happy with.

On my card base, I used a N Studio Stampendous stamp from the Wired set. I heat embossed it with Garnet PEARLuster embossing powder. Such a pretty color and stands out nicely against the indigo cardstock (Prism) I used for my base. That's about it for me today. Please be sure to visit the rest of the Wicked Bloggers, all listed in my sidebar. And to get all of the details on the 31 Days of Halloween, please visit the Smeared Ink blog. This is going to be a great month! Have a creeptastic day!


silvia said…
Gorgeous!!! LOVE the stamped image and your coloring!!
Susan Falkler said…
I like the way you used the rain stencil. Great technique.
DonnaMundinger said…
Congrats on the Stampendous DT, Alison. LOVE that stamp and the cool mats you've created behind it. Fabulous! xxD
Susan Salyer said…
oh wow! I must get that stamp and the rain beautiful! Beautiful work.awesome card...need my physical addy ???? mahahahahahahaha
Happy Day 1
Mary Holshouser said…
Core'dinations does make life easier - their paper distresses so nicely. Ms Skeleton is at the height of fashion.
She'll be the belle of the ball.
thanks for sharing a great project.
Rebecca pettit said…
Great choice on the rain drops. Really pop. That lady is gorg. Perfect colors for the dress.
Teresa said…
I loved this stamp when I first saw it advertised, so I am really happy to see it today in glorious technicolour. The stencilled details in the background add extra interest - great project Alison x
BurningRubber said…
This is such an awesome card! I love this stamp.
Teen2Step said…
I love the skeleton lady...actually was what caught my eye on the stampendous blog and brought me to this hop, so thank you for sharing! Tina from Michigan
Sari / Granne said…
Ooh, love the look you have created, old and haunting yet beautiful.
Stampendous said…
SUPER love the coloring on Skeleton Lady and those sprays of irRESISTables is perfect with the background.
Spookarific!! LOVELOVELOVE this eerie image! Beautiful card!! TFS!
What a terrific stamp and I love the way you have colored her!
Tina henderson said…
Fantastic make and techniques x
Harp Silver said…
I need to learn my Tombow pens more just got them love the skull lady didn't think Stampendous did Spooky tbh. Glad to be proven wrong
Terra said…
Ooooooh, so cool! Love what you did with the core paper, and the depth of color on her skellie skirt is fabulous.
Lisa häll said…
Really that stamp! Great work.
Karen Buchanan said…
Great card, I really should use my Tombows more!
DeeDee Catron said…
Very creepy and cool!
Love the imagery on this piece and fabulous colouring too. Wickedly spooky Love it.
Fabulously wicked imagery. Love all here.
What a wicked cool card, just love that skellie lady! Congrats on your Stampendous gig!!!!!! Happy Day 1 of October!
What a wicked cool card, just love that skellie lady! Congrats on your Stampendous gig!!!!!! Happy Day 1 of October!
Great card! Fun and a little creepy too! I love it!
Take care!
Lyneen J said…
LOVE the stamped images.... AWESOME SKELLIE!!!! Great First Day!!!
Nancy Vondra said…
wow! What a terrific start to Halloween!
love her, shes done so perfectly in my minds eye she has movement ..i can imagine her woahful soul dragging around the streets looking for her long lost love :'( love the colours xxx
Nan Bourdeu said…
this is fabulous...from the stamp to the colors xx
tn_mama said…
Fantastic design, just the right mix of elegance and creepy!
Susan Renshaw said…
Gorgeous card! Love the image and the background and colours...
Squiddy said…
the postage cancellation stamp really pops
Sarah Nancarrow said…
Great image - super spooky!!
Carol said…
Love the stamp !! Great card
n1sunrider said…
Definitely spooky! Great job and the colors.

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