Sunday, August 11, 2013

More Buttons!

Continuing to share my samples for the button extravaganza over at Frilly and Funkie...

I was in Pier One the other day and they had a ton of the cutest Halloween decorations which really put me in the mood to start creating some Halloween crafts.  Again using a jumbo manila tag, I created a dark and stormy night feeling by spreading some Black Soot distress stain on my craft sheet, sprinkling Pewter Perfect Pearls powder over it and dredging my tag through it until coated - love the silvery shine it results in!  I sponged the tree with Peeled Paint to give it some whimsey, coated it with Rock Candy distress crackle paint and embellished it with black polka dot buttons with tiny purple burlap thread bows. The Graveyard On the Edge die was used for the tombstones, cut from plain brown chipboard and painted with two coats of metallic silver distress paint.  I heat dried each coat and it resulted in cool bubbling and pitting on the surface.  Core'dinations Kraft Core was used for the vintage lace topper and the RIP, both sanded with a sanding grip to reveal the kraft core.  The bat and the 31 were also cut from chipboard and painted with Black Soot distress crackle paint.  The Halloween ticket stamp is from the Odds and Ends set and cut with the ticket decorative strip die.  Everything was adhered with Claudine Helmuth Multi Medium Matte.


As always, most of my supplies can be purchased at 20% off MSRP at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  Have a look by clicking the thumbnails below.

7 comments:

Yvonne Garner said...

Perfection Linda!

Buttons said...

Love the idea of using buttons on your trees Linda. Once again you inspire us all. Hugs, Jenny x

butterfly said...

Love your Halloween plant - I'm sure those berries are poisonous! The texture on the gravestones is very cool - great tag!
Alison x

Maryanne said...

I have to say this is one of my favorite tags! I love Halloween projects and this one is so fun!

Astrid Maclean said...

What a fun tag! Great colouring and images and super fun use of those buttons!!

Lori said...

Now, I would have NEVER thought of using buttons on a Halloween themed piece, but this looks AWESOME! So darn creative! Love it! And that background, WOW!

Pam said...

Another fabulous piece, Linda! You continue to amaze & inspire me. Thank you!

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