Sunday, 13 October 2013

Thinking of you on Halloween

Hello everyone, this is Astrid here with a little Halloween project, - a tag in two parts:
Now I love Halloween and Halloween projects, but for some reason I don't own many Halloween stamps, so this was a bit of a challenge for me, but hey ho, nothing like being creative with what you have....
These are the stamps and products I used.

Stamps used:
Inspiration Jars
Travel Labels
Grungy Greetings
Katie Fox Leaves
Other products
Tim Holtz Embossing Folder Eiffeltower and French script
Distress Paints: Antique Linen, Weathered Wood, Bundled Sage
Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs, Vintage Linen and Bundled Sage, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Aged Mahogany
Archival Ink: Potting Soil
From my stash
Prima Mixed Media tag
Sizzix Difuser
Brown pen
Seam Binding
Graphic 45 Happy Haunting collection
A few embellishments and some seam binding
Hole punch and eyelets

I started by cutting a Prima Mixed media tag from my stash into two parts and then ran the top part through the Tim Holtz script embossing folder with one of the diffusers to give me an un-embossed part in the middle. I then coloured it with my three chosen colours of Distress paints by adding them to my craft sheet and then swiping the tag through it until I was happy with the result. I then added some Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and Archival Ink in Potting Soil around the edges.
Next I stamped one of the jars and one of the labels onto smooth stamping card with Potting Soil Archival Ink, coloured them with my chosen colours of Distress Ink and adhered them together. I tied a bit of string and a tiny label, made with some bits and pieces from my stash around the neck of the stamped jar and then adhered it to the tag.
At this point it looked a bit dull and not very Halloween like somehow. So a little fussy cut witch image from an old Graphics 45 collection came to the rescue. The Artistic stamper does not stock this one, but you can find the fabulous Steampunk Spells one HERE.

For the bottom part of the tag I stamped a sentiment from the new Grungy Greetings set in Potting Soil Archival
Next I punched some holes, set some eyelets and attached the two parts of the tag together with some string as you can see from the photo.

A bit more colour was added by stamping two leaves from the new Katie Fox set in Potting Soil and colouring with Distress Inks. A ribbon and little button finished it all off.

Well hope you like my little Halloween project. And don't forget, if you have not entered our challenge yet, there is still plenty of time to do so!! To see the deets just click HERE

Thank you for visiting and see you next time!


May said...

Fabulous tag Astrid... Love the texture & colours... Great image too...Hugs May x x x

Terry said...

Love the vintage feel and the hanging sign on the Halloween tag! Astrid, this is wonderful! Hugs!

Margaret Mifsud said...

You must be getting sick of me saying it Astrid but ... I love this!!! A great tag and I love the little hanging sign at the bottom. Gorgeous colour, amazing work!! ox

Rita said...

Good Morning Astrid. What a Wonderful tag. I love all the textures and colours, and that cute image looks great. Fantastic. Hugs Rita xxx

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a great Halloween tag , Astrid, love your background and colours and I love the way you always make something special of it, using special element like the jam-pot and the bottom part!! Olso the cute little wissard looks great on it!!


massofhair said...

Beautiful tag, gorgeous colours and liking how you used the diffuser and the jar stamp :-)

Marianne said...

Beautiful warm colors!! Very lovely tag, Astrid!
xxx Marianne

Paula Whittaker said...

wonderful vintage styled the fussy cuttings from the graphic 45 papers.

Sue C said...

Fabulous tag Astrid ! Love the background and the image is gorgeous ! Sue C x

Annie said...

This is fabulous Astrid and I love the effect of the diffusers, which are in my stash but are unused!! TFS

Crafty hugs

Annie x

Ros Crawford said...

Absolutely fabulous!

Buttons said...

What a beautiful extended tag Astrid. Love the way you apply so much detail and texture to your projects and this is no exception. Gorgeous colours too. Jenny x

Maryanne said...

This is a fantastic tag, Astrid! I love the embossing with the diffuser. Your background colors are great with that pop of Halloween orange!

Redanne said...

Love your wonderful Halloween tag Astrid, really must use my diffuser more... Hugs, Anne x

Anonymous said...

You work with Autumnal colours to such a beautiful degree. This is sumptuous.

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Very very beautiful.
Greetings Janny

Fandhmum said...

Totally gorgeous, Astrid
Rosie x

Dianne said...

Whoot, whoot, this is FABULOUS, such creative work, I looooove it, thanks for sharing..

Artyjen said...

Great ;) Love the hanging.
xoxo Sioux

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tag, I love the image.

Susie Bentz said...

Great tag!

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

so cute !

butterfly said...

So lovely - great vintage feel, and such gorgeous inking and embossing on the tag. I love the glowing ribbon and leaves - beautiful!
Alison xx