2014 Life Verse

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path. Proverbs 3:5-6


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop--Day 1

Hello there.  Welcome to Smeared and Smudged's 5th annual 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop.  I have decided to give it a whirl and blog the entire 31 days.  There are a few rules..not many... but let's get those out of the way first.

You can chose to be a "Horrifying Hopper".  Here are the rules for that group:
What You Have To Do:
Hop through each of the Wicked Blogs that are participating 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.

You can also chose to be a "Sinister Lurker".  Those rules are:
                                                               What You Have To Do:
Some of you can't participate all month long, and that's okay! Only Wicked Bloggers and Horrifying Hoppers are up for the grand prize drawing, but if you can't do either of those you will still have the chance to win some Lurker prizes! We will be hiding scavenger hunt pictures randomly throughout the month on various participating blogs...if you find one on any given day, you will be put in for that day's freebie drawing. It may be a coupon, a free digi, or a Halloween goodie, who knows! We are working on some great sponsor prizes for the scavenger hunt this year, and it will be well worth your time to visit every once in a while.
The Rules:
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. Wicked Bloggers are able to participate and find scavenger pictures as well, unless it is hidden on their own blog.

For a complete list of rules and to see what the grand prize is, please visit the Smeared and Smudged ning site  here.

So, now that all the housekeeping is out of the way, let's move on to the project that I created for Day 1.


This is a 5x7 altered canvas.  The little gargoyle in the left corner is a Queen Kat Design stamp.  I colored it with Spectrum Noir pens.  I added a hand and a spider that I found on clearance after Halloween a couple years ago.  The patterned papers are DCWV.  

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.  You will find the entire blog hop list on the right sidebar of my blog.  Have fun hopping and don't forget to leave some love on every blog that you stop at.  Make sure that you look for the image that is hidden somewhere along the hop.  It's the Scavenger Hunt image.  When you find it, email us at smearedinkstamps@gmail.com to let us know that you found it.  Here's the clue for today's image;

Be wary if I cross your path,
If not your luck will feel my wrath.
Nine lives I live; you do the math.


24 comments:

  1. EEK! FAbulous! I keep saying I'm gonna try a canvas. Love that hand and the gargoyle is adorable. xxD

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  2. You have started us with a wonderful project. I love those after Halloween sales. Wonderful color on goyle and great little additions everywhere.

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  3. Love altering canvases and you did a spooktacular job!!

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  4. Your canvas is fab! I love those papers - the skulls are great! And well done on the bargains! Mo x

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  5. Wicked cool altered canvas! So many elements and details to look at! Happy Day 1 of our scariffic hop :0)

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  6. Love Altered Art... So may details... what a great canvas... love the gargoyle image!!!

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  7. Ahhh...so neat! I like all the elements--especially that big spider...scary! This canvas would look great on my fireplace mantle :)

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  8. Love all the texture and elements you added! The color combo is great!

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  9. Fabulous canvas and you really added a lot of great details to it! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  10. OMG...this is a fabulous mixed media piece. Love your stamp and all the embellies! Can't wait to see what you whip up for Day 2!

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  11. Great canvas....lots of detail!!

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  12. Your altered canvas is wonderful. That little gargoyle is one of my favs and I love the way you colored him! Lots of cool embellishments too!

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  13. This is a marvelous altered canvas project! Great way to start 31 days! I left you a reply on my blog, dont know if you'll see it so this is what it says: "Emily,
    I am thrilled when “I” can personally inspire someone. When you make yours swing by to share it please!
    Really would love to see it. And I have just followed your blog. See you tomorrow!
    Peace,
    Kristy

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  14. Thank you guys for all the fantastic comments. I truly appreciate it.

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  15. what a gorgeous canvas....gorgeous in the creepy cool sense...love it! oh lol at Tilda in the sidebarheheh

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  16. Thanks for this chance at prizes.
    Those bony hands are hard to find and expensive when you do find them!

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  17. What a great canvas, looks like it was fun to create. Love that lil gargoyle image - looks like he loves candy corn as much as I do :)

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  18. man your embellishments are awesome! what a fun piece! that gargoyle is so cool!

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  19. Spooky start - I love the hand especially *gg*
    hugs, serafeena

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  20. Enjoying your festive altered canvas! Thank you for sharing

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