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Spooky Tag

Happy almost Halloween
 
I have 1 more spooky post because I couldn't let Halloween pass without posting one more on my Blog.  I have been really busy and I'm over half way through Creative Chemistry 102.  I was dying to try some of the new techniques I've learned so here's a bunch!!!!
 
I made this tag into a card as a Thank You!  I'm a lucky girl as this stamp set was a gift.  Don't we all love gifting others!  I know I have so much fun.  So when this stamp was given to me, why is it so hard to accept?  Surely I have done nothing worthy enough to accept such a lovely gesture.  With my cheeks burning red (I'm sure) I accepted with a sheepish smile.  Feeling truly blessed and lucky someone wanted to be so kind:) 
 
Despite what everyone one says...I must be a nice person;p
 

WAIT...DON'T WASTE THAT INK!
My new favourite thing to do is use left over ink on my craft mat to make more tags.  This was tag #3 using up ink! 
 To make the colours bold (after 3 tags the colour was watered down) I used the same colour inks and inked up the tag.  Love the new colours.
 
After inking I then spritzed the tag.  One of my favourite techniques!
 
I used the poison bottle from the HALLOWEEN BLUEPRINT 2 CMS167 with Archival Black right to the tag.
 
Stamping again onto grungeboard with the archival black.
I cut the bottle and a piece of plastic (matching the bottle) for a fun cracked glass technique.  A new technique I learned in CC102.
 
I think inked dusty concord, seedless preserves and black soot from the ink pad right onto my bottle.  Don't worry, you'll still see some grey.  But that will go away with the next step.
 
Here's where the magic comes.  Put a few drops of glossy accents down.  Don't coat it on thick.
Then with your finger rub the it over the whole bottle.  The inks will smear and come together creating a rich blend of colour.  Oh so pretty!  I then rubbed a little bit of the ink off the skull with a cloth. 
 
I repeated the process on my new PEDIMENTS DIE.  I am so excited by this die!  First cut right here!
 
I smeared glossy accents over black soot, frayed burlap, vintage photo and walnut stain.  The browns are really rich.
The clear rock candy distress glitter sprinkled over top makes these pieces look like crushed glass and vintage.
The new shattered stencil is super pretty in black soot.  Apply gently with a twisting motion;)
 
 
After the tag is inked add embellishments.  The skull n cross bone is hot glued on top.  I inked the word band with distress paint.
 

Of course I have the new SPOOKTACULAR ALPHABET Decorative Strip.  I couldn't help myself.


Look at the jar, it looks shattered.  I filled with ants and cotton.  Scary...


Here that plastic jar I cut out is all shattered with the shattered glass technique.  I am a fan of this technique.  The skull peering out is creepy.  I added "FRIGHT" down the side and added glossy accents.


DON'T FORGET THE INSIDE

I layered some manila card stock and Laboritorie scrap paper. Then stamping in frayed burlap creates an eerie effect.  Some more shattered stencil in pumice stone completes the spooky layering.


Some purple tinsel and a few more embellishments dangling are spooktacular.


 Thanks for stopping in and checking out my Halloween Tag.  I really loved playing with some of the new techniques I've learned.  And trying out some of my new dies and stamps. 
 
I'll be playing with Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge blog and Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge Blog!
 
Have a spooky Halloween!  I know I'm excited. 

Comments

  1. Okay! That does it! I just started following your blog! I couldn't resist after seeing this masterpiece. Seriously. I am totally in awe of the techniques you use and I love your artistic style. Great idea to reuse the "wasted ink," too. I shall have to be more cognizant of my leftovers from now on! Thanks so much for sharing this amazing project, which has left me feeling utterly inspired...again!

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  2. I am going to have to give you your own Halloween folder on the computer now. Really like that stamp now that I see how you used it and how in the world did I not even know about the Spooktacular alphabet? Wow-that is a definite must have for me.

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  3. Wow, this is amazing, you put so much work into it - a real piece of art !

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

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  4. This is as awesome as usual Nicole.
    I love all the techniques you have used.
    I finally got around to making my October Tag...nothing like the last minute, lol...but I kind of messed up on my product, lol.

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  5. Wonderful tag, I love how you've tied all the disparate elements together into such a coherent whole. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  6. Nicola...LOVE it! Those weird, eerie blended colors with all of the stenciling on top makes for GREAT background! Love the bottles-flat and dimensional- and the metal pieces on this tag. That little bit of tinsel twine looks fab, too. And the pedestal top and bottom...LOVE! Thanks for sharing your tag with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. <3 Candy

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  7. Wow! What an amazing tag!! Love it! Love how you made the background!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  8. Hi Nicole. I am such a fan of your work! Thanks so much for the very sweet comment you left on my blog!! <3 Candy

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