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Monday, October 21, 2013

Day 21 of the 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop

Hello there, Horrifying Hoppers.  Welcome to Day 21 of the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop.  I'm so glad y'all are joining me for today's post.  Remember to stop in over at Terra's blog for the list of sponsors, winners and rules.  Also, you can find links to the Smeared and Smudged store, monthly stamp club and lots more.

Today's project is a recycled, altered project.  I bought a set of SU stamps from a friend and they were brand new, unmounted on their blocks.  I use cling foam (to save space) and thought to myself..'What to do with these blocks'..then it hit me..use them for one of my 31 Days projects.  So, that's just what I did.


I began by staining them with Walnut Stain.  I only put one coat on them because I wanted some distress.  I used papers from Authentique's Thrilling 6x6 pad and DCWV.  I inked all the edges and used sticky tape to adhere everything.  I had all the papers on, and was ready to glue on the spiders and hand when it dawned on my  lightening fast mind.."Hey, dummy, you forgot to add a stamped image."  Oh, dang.  I had somehow forgotten that each project has to have at least one stamped image...so, what to do? What to do?  Turn them over and stamp on the backs. I used a spider web from an Inkadinkado set and the bats and moons from the same set.  I stamped the spider webs with Staz On White and the bats with Staz On Black.  I added few little spiders and cute little bat to the backs.  So now, they do double duty.  I can mix and match them when I display them.

Thank so much for stopping by today.  I hope y'all are enjoying this hop.  Jump on over to Lisa's blog now and see what's she's done up for us today.  See ya tomorrow.

12 comments:

  1. I have not unmounted my decades of wooden stamps but you are tempting me. Great reuse of available materials. And wonderful that you used both sides and now have more flexibility in presentation.

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  2. what a nice "recycling" idea! These are so cute decorative objects - wonderful!
    hugs serafeena

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  3. Awesome idea to recycle the blocks!! This is a fab idea. They look great! mo x

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  4. Spooktacular recycle of your wooden blocks! Love all the elements and the colours!

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  5. Ohhh I love! Love all the images you used! Really cute decorations.

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  6. Awesome blocks. Love all your stamps and vintage ephemera! Great upcycling project.

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  7. I wish I had thought of saving my blocks! So clever and this collection rocks!

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  8. EEEK! ADORABLE! Love both sides and way to recycle. xxD

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  9. What a great idea to re-purpose those blocks! Love these little treasures you've created.

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  10. Great up-cycle.... love them, love the Authentic Papers you used!!! Yeah the stamping on the back turned out great... even if it wasn't planned!!!!

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  11. TY so much for the info on these. So fun and love the stamped images and the color of stains. These came out fabulous!

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