Monday, 23 September 2013

Trick or Treat by Emma

Hello everyone...

Well, as another month flies by, it's time for me to share my second post of September and for this post, I thought I'd make a little treat holder and tag for Halloween using lots of background stamps, Distress Paints, Idea-ology and die cuts. As always, I really hope you like it...
To being with I made a large tag shape from card and covered it with scrunched up Terminology Tissue Wrap before I then added colour using Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Tarnished Brass and Black Soot Distress Paints.
Once all the paint was dry, I then started stamping the background using one of the borders from the Borders A6 #2 plate inked up with Wendy Vecchi's Red Geranium Archival Ink and the circles from the Swirls, Splats and Dots A6 Plate using Snowflake Fresco Finish Paint. I then added some more detail by using Dylusions Postbox Red Ink Spray and flicking it across the surface of the tag and then inked up the edges of the tag with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

I then cut some card stock and covered this in the same colours of Distress Paint that I used on my tag, and made my little pocket, which I stamped onto using the Calligraphic Mat 12. I then used some Grungepaper and the Sizzix Movers & Shapers Mini Bat and Skull by Tim Holtz to die cut all the bats which I painted with Black Soot Distress Paint before adding onto my pocket with an Idea-ology Crossbone and the Trick or Treat banner from the Tim Holtz Simple Sayings Stamp set. Finally, I dyed some seam binding with Fired Brick, Wild Honey and Black Soot Distress Stain and added it to my tag holder.
Once this tag holder was complete, I then started work on the smaller tag to fit inside. I coloured the tag with Barn Door, Wild Honey, Tarnished Brass and Brushed Corduroy Distress Stain and dried with a heat tool before randomly stamping the surface using the Calligraphic 12 stamp inked up with black Archival Ink and the Ink Blot Background Stamp inked up with Geranium Red.
I added a rosette with the Decorative Strip die from lightweight card coloured with Distress Paints and added the silhouette die cut, covered in Black Soot Distress Glitter. Next, I used the Gothic Boo die to die cut the number 31 from chipboard, again painted it with Black Soot Distress Paint and then added Treasure Gold Gilding Wax around the edges.
To complete the tag, I added more die cut bats, Traveler Tissue Tape, an Idea-ology Adornment Regal piece and Wish Bone, a Journaling Ticket and Seasonal Chitchat Stickers and added some twine through the hole at the top.
Finally, I used a Hinge Clip, added a bit of Treasure Gold onto it, to dull down the silver and hung a Corked Vial containing Alcohol Ink via a Memo Pin which I stuck into the cork top and added a Chitchat sticker to the vial.

So, that's about it from me for this time and I hope I've inspired you with this Halloween Treat Bag and Tag set!

Have a great week and I'll see you again very soon...bye for now!
Emma x


Helen said...

This is beautiful Emma!

craftyb said...

Totally fabulous!!

Dominike said...

What a beautiful work !

Bernie Simmons said...

Really Lovely Emma xxx

Zuzu's Blog said...

Ooo I like it.

Artyjen said...

Lurve the colours and how you put all the elements together ;)Makes a very creative tag.
xoxo Sioux

Christine Kiehl said...

Wow. Wow. Had to say it twice as this tag is simly OUTSTANDING! Thank you so much for all the pictures and the time it took to post this awesome craft/tag you created! I love Halloween! The fun of dressing up, the candy, the kids, the crafts! You really captured the spirit of it with this one!

butterfly said...

So cool, Emma - so many brilliant details to enjoy, nad the dimension and embellishing is gorgeous!
Alison x

Mary Elizabeth said...

Emma -- this is awesome!! I love the colors you used to create your background. Your embellishments add the perfect touches to carry on that spooky Halloween vibe. The vampire vial is fabulous. Really enjoyed looking at all the details of this tag -- Mary Elizabeth

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

All these details !!! your tag is gorgeous !!

die amelie said...

A fantastic make! Love the colours, the details, the texture - well, everything! :)

Greetings from Vienna,

die amelie x

kassa said...

I loVe it Emma x

It so catches your eye and soo much eye-candy-detail - you spoil us all x