Saturday, August 18, 2018

August Sparkle Blends Release Blog Hop Reminder - Day 1

Hi Doodle Fans--Full disclosure...I somehow managed to delete the original text for this post and Update/Publish it blank. No idea how it happened, but if you've already visited this post, and it looks different now, that's why--but don't worry, if you commented before, your comments are still there and still count toward the prize drawing.

I'm sharing another inspiration post & reminding you to visit our August Release Blog Hop! We're offering several chances to win Sparkle Blends--including one lucky winner who will get the full August Release Grand Prize! YAY!

For a bonus chance to win a package of one of our August Blends, Leave a comment on this post & tell me what is your favorite Halloween tradition?

Disclaimer: To be eligible to win, you must be at least 18 years old, have a US mailing address & comment no later than 11:59pm EST on Sunday, August 19, 2018. Make sure you use a Valid Email when leaving your comments, so that we can contact youWinners will be chosen at random, using random .org & announced early next week, here on the blog & on our Facebook PageWinners must provide a mailing address within 48 hours of contact to claim their prize, or a new winner will be selected. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or affiliated with Blogger, Facebook or any of their entities. All prizes furnished & shipped by Doodles Paper Playground. 


Today I decided to step away from Shaker Cards (just this once, lol), and create a masked & ink blended card, featuring our new Trick or Treat Sparkle Blend.

I started my card by selecting the Halloween Fun stamp set by Woodware UK. I stamped the cute flying witch, star trail and "Happy Halloween" sentiment (borrowing "Happy" from Heffy Doodle's Beary Big Heart on an A2 sized panel of copic friendly cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I cut a mask with a circle die from my stash out of plain copy paper. I used my Zig 2 Way Glue pen to make my mask sticky. I love this glue because when its wet (blue glue), it creates a permanent bond, but if you let it dry first, until it's clear and tacky-it creates a repositionable bond that's perfect for DIY masks & less expensive than dedicated masking papers. Next, I did some ink blending with Wilted Violet, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade & Black Soot Distress Oxide ink, to create a galaxy background & splattered it with white paint to create stars & galaxies in the distance.

I selected a classic Halloween color palette to match the Sparkle Blends and colored the stamped images and masked moon with Copic markers. For a little sparkle, I colored the star trail with a Sakura clear Stardust pen and then added a little more with Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen. I adhered the panel to an A2, white card base & then as the pièce de résistance, I scattered a generous selection of elements from the Trick or Treat Sparkle Blends over the background, adhering them with Multi Medium Matte


Don't forget to check out the August Release Blog Hop for more inspiration and chances to win Sparkle Blends!

Come back tomorrow for another reminder post with 2 more inspiration projects and another chance to win Sparkle Blends. 

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  1. Such a fun card! Beautiful scene and amazing background. I love passing out candy and seeing all of the kids costumes, so fun.

  2. Wow what a really cool card! And such an amazing background too!

    1. Thank you Cindy! And Congratulations! You've won a randomly selected package of Sparkle Blends from our August Release! Please email me at to claim your prize!

  3. Fun card! My favorite tradition is pumpkin hunting! I even made them go as adults! Now that we have a granddaughter, she can take their place! Last year she was afraid of them so I am hoping it will be better this year when she is 18 months old!

  4. I love the "splatter" look! My favorite Halloween tradition is carving pumpkins with my dad, we always compete to see who can make the most complicated one!

  5. I like to make pumpkin desserts.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  6. Getting dressed up for Halloween is my favorite tradition!

  7. We always go to the
    movie for Halloween
    night! Wish I could
    get my sweetie to
    dress up but he hasn't
    Carla from Utah