Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday – I hope your week is off to a good start and the weather is continuing to cool off! Our weather has been fabulous! I’m excited to share an inspiration project for the Mixed Up Merchandise Printables DT. I created a Halloween tag using the awesome Little People #1 Emily and Friends, Games Ephemera #1, Poison Pharmacy Labels and Scary Halloween Words Printables! A fun inky time was had by all, lol! UPDATE: Mixed Up Magazine has apparently undergone some changes and their blog has moved, so these links may no longer be viable.
I went through my Printables stash and picked out all the ephemera I wanted to use, then picked out a handful of embellishments that I thought would compliment the ephemera I had picked out, and finally gathered several ribbon scraps in Halloween colors to tie to the top of the tag. I set everything aside to begin working on the tag background.
I applied texture paste over the mini harlequin stencil, covering most of the tag and attached a strip of torn black Kraft Core cardstock across the bottom. Once the texture paste was dry, I sprayed green, orange and purple ink (one at a time) in random spots over the tag, drying each color with the heat tool before applying the next. After the last color was applied, I set the tag aside while I tore some corrugated paper to place behind the tag and diagonally across the bottom, and prepared a few of the other elements… I fussy cut a little person, tagged her head (LOL, I know that sounds bad) and added some bling to her dress. I inked a hunk of cheesecloth with Black Soot distress ink. I applied several layers of gold embossing powder on the chipboard timepiece and added a game spinner. I placed orange, green, black, yellow and purple sequins in a small vial and glued in the cork.
I inked the edges of all the ephemera, distressed some, wrinkled some, and curled some corners, and then began laying everything down. Once I had the placement just how I wanted, I began adhering everything – some pieces with dimensional pads and some pieces adhered flat. I think this is actually my favorite part of creating… I love to see things “come to life!” To finish off the tag, I tied the ribbon at the top, protected the little person with a piece of copy paper, and splattered black gesso mixed with a little water over the tag.
Here are a few more close-up shots. I’m really loving how this turned out! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
And finally, a couple angled shots. :)
I’d love to enter this tag into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #54 – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #271 – Orange, Brown and Green
Come and Get It Challenges: Color Challenge – Purple, Orange and Black
Crafty Calendar Challenge: October Challenge – Halloween
Crafty Catz: #388 – Anything Goes
Creative Artiste Challenge Blog: #31 – Anything Mixed Media Goes
Creative Inspirations: #282 – Autumn/Halloween
Dragonfly Dreams: Fully Loaded
Dragonfly Journeys: #103 – Halloween Hoopla
Glitter N Sparkle: #261 – Anything Goes
Make My Monday: #57 – I Put A Spell On You
Naughty or Nice Challenges: #44 – Something Spooky
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1742 – Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon: #173 – Anything Goes with Ribbon
Sweet Stampers: #12 – Autumn or Halloween
That’s Crafty Challenge Blog: Get Your Spook On
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #304/305 – Anything Goes
Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Tim Holtz Distress Tag, Kraft Corrugated paper, Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection cardstock
Ink: Versamark, Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink, Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks- Lettuce, Sunset Orange and Purple Twilight
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1-1/4″ Circle Punch
Accessories: Ranger Opaque Matte Texture Paste, The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Harlequin Stencil, Stampin’ Up White Doily, Cheesecloth, Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Bo Bunny Timepiece Laser Cut Chipboard, Zva Creative Rhinestones, Pretty Pink Posh Sunshine Glow and Pewter sequins, Doodlebug Design Orange, Purple and Green sequins; Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tiny Attacher, Game Spinner, Corked Vial and Tag Press Tool with 1-1/4″ Ring; Liquitex Black Gesso
I hope you’ve enjoyed my tag! Be sure to check out all the fun Printables for your mixed media and collage projects at the Mixed Up Merchandise store! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!