Thursday, October 31, 2013

31 Days of Halloween - Day 31

We made it! Today is the last day of the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop. All the details can be found on Terra's blog.  Make sure you check all the past winners to see if you have any prizes coming your way.

I've played in one of my journals again for this last project. This is my watercolor journal, which is cool because I don't have to gesso the pages and the page has a cool texture that shows up when using my watercolor crayons.  I may have gone a bit overboard on the background, but I was having fun :)

 I started with my watercolor crayons of course. Then I stamped some texture stamps from Unity and CTMH.  Then I sprayed with a couple different glimmer mists. I have colored this zombie mermaid (yep my friend Charina drew this) with pencils. When I cut her out and put her against my page she was so bright and glowing I had to try to figure out how to tone her down.  I ended up sponging her with purple ink. I added some dots with metallic sharpie and some glitter glue on her fin.

You can find this image and more over on Charina's blog and her shop, Stamp Effect.  I had zombies on the brain so that's what she's drawn for me so far but I've seen some of her other work in progress and I can't wait to play with more of her images!

I want to thank everyone again for visiting and commenting each and everyday. It's really helped me to keep going this month. I have a lot going on in my life at the moment and this hop has helped me work out some of my stress and relax while having fun making art. Not to mention all the fabulous projects everyone has made. I have a long wish list of new supplies and images that I want :)

Make sure to leave all the Wicked Bloggers some love and visit all the amazing sponsors stores, they have been so generous with all the prizes!

Happy Halloween!

Next stop Anna.


  1. OMG! A Zombie mermaid! LOVe her and the fabulously murky waters in which she swims. Great page and WOOHOO for Charina. Happy Halloween! xxD

  2. She came out so wonderfully! It's our "last day" and I couldn't sleep so it was a nice surprise seeing "Scariel" for your last entry ^^ I like her so I may make more of her in the future...

    Thanks Donna!

  3. Happy Halloween Steph!!! Loved seeing your work this month, will go check i'm a follower so not to miss more! Fabulous page for today, love the image and your background is awesome!!! Have a great night tonight! Take care, mo xxx

  4. Happy Halloween!
    Thank you for all you have shared this month, and all your time and effort. Like you I also have added quite a bit to my wish list.
    Your background does look like you were having fun. That comes across in making this page more enjoyable to view.

  5. Happy Halloween, Steph! I have loved seeing your art journals come to life along this hop. I have become a follower so as not to miss any of your creativity.

    I can't wait to check out that new store and add some of your friends images to my stash. She's an amazing artist.

  6. Great journal page Steph. It has been a fun 31 Days. I have enjoyed your journal page artwork. Have a Happy Halloween!

  7. Love this page...and what a great idea to have a ongoing project too for the are so talented and I enjoyed every stop here! Happy Halloween!

  8. Wonderful page! Love all the texture and colors you added! Loved seeing all your wonderful work this month! You have had such wonderful projects this month. Loved seeing it all!

  9. HAPPY HALLOWEEN.... love the mer zombie.... WHAT great COLORS... GREAT page to end the month... Thanks for your inspiration during the hop!!!

  10. Your journal is looking great. Thanks for all your fun projects this month. Hugs

  11. She is very dark and scary. Nice additions on the tail and another fab image. Will be checking out the shop. So nice to see your amazing work and projects every day.


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