Sunday, September 20, 2015

Halloween Tag- EEK!

 Hello Crafty Friends!

You know what I love about crafting?  Getting lost in a project- just letting the ink, product, dies, colors, materials lead you to an end.  Sometimes that end is a completed project and sometimes the end is just a desire to create and learn about your own inner creativity.  And many times the end is the realization that all you created is an unusable mess and ends up in the recycling or garbage...but I won't get into that in this blog post.  :)

Last weekend I grabbed some new stencils I purchased (Tim Holtz' Halloween text and Shattered) and ended up an hour or so later with this colorful Halloween tag.  The tag base had Distress Inks in Spiced Marmalade, Seedless Preserves and Hickory Smoke randomly applied.  Next I used the Shattered stencil, Versamark and clear embossing powder.  Distress Stain in Picket Fence was applied and wiped off the embossed areas.  The background looked like a wicked spider web.
 Script paper from Tim Holtz' paper pad Regions Beyond was torn, Distress inks (Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain) applied on the edges and adhered to the tag.
 "EEK" from the Halloween stencil, paste and Distress Glitter (Shabby Shutters) was applied to the cut out frame from the Regions Beyond paper.  Tissue tape was applied to the corner of the tag.
 I cut out the owl eyes from more of the paper and glued to the inside of a random metal box embellishment.  Clear Crackle and more distress ink (Vintage Photo) was used on the eyes.
 I dyed a piece of burlap using Hickory Smoke ink.  Scrap pieces of ribbon and seam binding were also dyed and placed on the tag as shown.  The final step was using Distress Inks in Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain along the tag edges.
The spooky, creepy, Halloween tag was completed.  Too fun!

Thanks for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed the tag...I know I enjoyed making it.  :)
Have a happy crafty day!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

This tag is entered into the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamp Monday, Love this Technique (using crackle with distress ink and using Picket Fence stain over embossed areas)
613 Avenue Create, AG
Word Art Wednesday, AG
My Sheri Crafts, Tic Tac Toe (Ribbon, Metal Embellishment, Stencil)
Brown Sugar, AG but card
Creative Fingers, AG
Crafting With An Attitude, AG
Crafting Musketeers, Autumn Colors
Our Creative Corner, Autumn Colors


  1. What do people do with these tags? I like the idea of these smallish projects, however, I have always wondered about the usage. Great job on the look!

  2. This is so fabulous!! I love the pretty colors!! The web looks amazing!! And you decorated it perfectly!! Gorgeous my friend!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Awesome tag the colors blend together so EEkie. Those eyes and web are amazing .

  4. Getting lost in ins , stamps and embossing is truly fun. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 201st AG challenge!
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  5. An awesome Halloween Tag! Just love it. The colors, all the cool embellishments and the background with the web to start came out great. Super job!

  6. Such a cool Halloween tag! Love the background. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  7. Gorgeous tag, thanks for sharing with us over at Crafting musketeers challenge blog.
    Good luck with the challenge.
    Marie DT member

  8. Awesome tag and great details! I SO need those stencils! :) Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! ♥ Tindaloo

  9. What a beautiful Halloween tag! Tim himself would be proud! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts.

  10. Thanks for joining us over at my Sheri crafts this time around in our Tic Tac Toe challenge. Your tag is wonderful I love the warm tones and the embelishments too.

  11. Fabulous tag and love the beautiful Autumn colours---Thank you for joining us at CWAA
    Carol DT x

  12. Gorgeous background and wonderful colours! Thanks so much for joining my challenge at Our Creative Corner. Julia x

  13. Gorgeous Halloween tag! (I LOOOVE Halloween!). Your background is just fabulous, using that stencil( --I used it for my tag, as well, in a very different way) and that metal embellishment is genius! Well done!


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