Wednesday, 1 October 2014

31 Days of Halloween - Day 1

Here we go with  the Smeared and Smudged 31 days of Halloween Blog Hop 2014!   If you're following the blog hop in order, you've arrived here from  Teresa’s blog.    If you’ve arrived from elsewhere and you’d like to work your way through all the participating blogs, the blog  roll is in the sidebar – just start at the beginning or wherever suits you best.  There are prizes to be won along the way.  Here's how you could win-


Hop through each of the Wicked Blogs that are participating ( the list is in the sidebar to your right) and leave a comment on each project. No need to sign up, just start on the first day and work your way through all the blogs. All Horrifying Hoppers will receive a Survival Button at the end of the month to proudly post on their blog.

The Rules:
You must leave a comment on EACH participating blog EVERY day in October to qualify for the grand prize drawing. Your comment should be about the project or something related (i.e.-no "Here's my comment for today" or "I'm here!"...these types of comments won't count!) If you miss a day or a blog, you will still qualify to receive a survival button, but will not qualify for the grand prize drawing.


Scavenger Items will be hidden randomly on the Wicked Blogs, and are not guaranteed to be available every day. You will have to visit blogs to find them. If you find one, you will email and let us know exactly where it was and your name will go into that scavenger item's drawing. Each person who finds the "hidden" picture will get one entry. The drawing for each scavenger prize will be the day after it was posted and winners will be chosen by random number based on who emailed. 

It's my first time as a Wicked Blogger and one of the reasons I've been so quiet lately is that I've been getting ready for the hop;  that's a project a day, every day for the month of October.  So, deep breath..here it is, the first of October, and here’s my first project.


I’m going to tease you a bit – after all, a project a day for 31 days is a big undertaking.  This is part one of a four-part project.


The tree stamps (the split tree)are from Clarity and the moon was created by colouring the card yellow with Distress Inks, then masking it and colouring the rest of the card in shades of dark blue and purple.  The label shapes are Nestabilities (Labels 1).  The gravestones were cut from black card with an On the Edge Graveyard die, and then I cut the lower edge to match the curve of the label using the same die – I tucked the cutting edge underneath the gravestones at the edge of the strip so as not to cut them.  Once I’d stuck it all together I distressed up the edges for a nicely grungy look.

The crow stamp is from the Tim Holtz mini Halloween set.


Thank you for visiting.  Now, if you’re working your way through the roll, it’s on to Renee.  Bye now!

28 comments:

applejack cards by sue said...

Mornin' Keren, a gloriously spooky scene...I love the soft focus moon and the graveyard scene. Wonder what you have for us tomorrow.

Sarah Nancarrow said...

Wow if you can pack that much awesome into one picture, I can only imagine what the whole project is going to look like!! I can't wait to see your progress :)

NanB said...

Like Sarah said, what on earth will the finished project be? Amazing I can tell that already. And I paraphrased what Sarah said...sorry Sarah! Great start to the month!

DonnaMundinger said...

FAb combination of stamps and brilliant masking. Can't wait to see it all. xxD

TangledBlueRose said...

Love your moon, so spooky already! Can't wait to see more! ~kim

Sarah Bales Strom said...

Can't wait to see the rest!

Erin Bentley said...

Hi Keren,A fabulous project, love the spooky scene.

Hugs Erin xx

Wendy said...

very creepy effect! love your stamp, color choices and die cuts...can't wait to see the remainder of the project!

fairyrocks said...

Love this little bit, so stunning in the shades of blue. Very effective watercolor. This is hauntingly beautiful. Keep smiling and creating...just creeping through on day one of this hop.

Matney said...

Eerie wonderful colors, awesome distressing and love the layered scene. Can't wait to see what this completes. Kool!

silvia said...

AWESOME!!!! Love the tombstones~can't wait to see more

Rebecca pettit said...

I love the paint job on the grave markers. can't wait to see more

ldfdesign said...

Love your color combination. The distressing goes wonderfully with the tombstones.

maureenjscott said...

Oooh! Love this, very intrigued to see the rest! :) Mo xxx

Susan Renshaw said...

Looking forward to the whole project but love this element. The tombstones are excellent and of course it has to have a raven!

Christine Kiehl said...

This is such a cool card, time well spent! I really dig your style! It's the beginning of a fantastic hop! Thank you for taking the time for us curious hoppers!

DogsMom said...

You have us all curious and mystified from the start. I think you have a captive audience.

Teresa said...

Ooh - I can't wait to see the other parts of this.... great use of die cuts on this piece x

BurningRubber said...

Ok you tease...I like it.

angiesuez said...

What can this be??? Gorgeous colors!

steffi said...

Hi Keren - my first 31 days too! This is a really cool piece - I don't understand though how I've not seen the Tim Holtz raven before :o ! Great colours and I can't wait to see the rest xx

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

and what a delighful sneaky tease it is too! I look forward to seeing where this is going! Welcome to the freak show and Happy October!

Dog-Ma said...

Love this. Can't wait to see the finished piece.

Julia said...

Totally unexpected colors, I love it!

Jeanette Wilde said...

The colors are beautiful - can't wait!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Love the piece. I can't wait to see the other pieces that goes with it.

Steph said...

So cool! Great composition. What size is this, looks like maybe a twinchie??

Lyneen said...

Day one of your 4 parts is AWESOME!!! Can't wait to see the next 3!