Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Halloween Bling

Double click for close up
Hello!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I'm sharing the tag I made for Week #2 - the Funkie week over at Frilly and Funkie - of Trace's "What's Your Poison" (Halloween in black and green but no orange challenge).  I thought I'd give the new Tim Holtz Distress Glitters a whirl.  And oh my, did it ever come out gaudy - LOL!  I did have fun playing with those wonderful vintage style glitters and actually I am not much of a glitter girl, but those are terrific.  I was reluctant to dive into this whole distress glitter thing, but as usual with Tim Holtz's products, when I do finally try them, I end up super impressed and loving them.  My favorite so far is the Vintage Photo, but the Black Soot is pretty cool too.  

I started with one of the jumbo manila tags from my shop and did the marbled stains technique with Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint and Black Soot, sprinkling a bit of Pewter Perfect Pearls over the mix to introduce a bit of shine.  Next, the spider web pattern was dry embossed and I rubbed a silver stamp pad over it to make it pop.  I got some silver in places that I didn't want it and ended up dragging the pad up and down the tag to disguise the mistake.  I like the way it looks, sort of like moonlight streaming down over everything. 

The Rickety House and Iron Gate were cut from plain chipboard and stained black/Seedless Preserves, then coated with Glossy Accents and the glitter sprinkled on.  The spider was cut from grunge paper - 2 times and glued together.  I cannot get chipboard to pop out of the spider die.  It sticks and and gets ripped apart every time.  So I went with Grunge Paper and if you are careful, you can peel it out without breaking it.  I made two and glued them on top of each other to get the thickness I wanted.  I totally forgot to stain it with Peeled Paint before I coated it with Glossy Accents and sprinkled on the Peeled Paint distress glitter.  Soooooo, I then used a paint brush to paint it over with Peeled Paint Distress Stain.  After applying the stain, I heated it with my heat tool and it started to bubble.  Very cool - I love the uneven surface that the spider took on.  I kept thinking it looked like some kind of radio active giant spider coming down from the sky to devour the house :)

For the windows in the house, vellum was stamped with a spider web pattern with Jet Black archival and the reverse side was swiped with Antique Linen DI to get it sort of an illumination look.  In retrospect I should have used a brighter yellow to give it more of a candle lit effect.  

For the sentiment, I stamped Happy Halloween onto white CS with Seedless Preserves DI, trimmed it out and sponged it with Vintage Photo and edged it with black.  It still wasn't spooky enough so I randomly applied embossing ink and embossed with Black Soot distress EP.  That pleased me with the way it looked.  

I hope you will stop by Frilly and Funkie to see the amazing pieces the design team have in store for you.  


These products used to make this tag are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, where Tim Holtz and Ranger products are always 20% below MSRP.

9 comments:

marda said...

Neat... something my granddaughter would love. Even at just 9, she's into the creepy that all the kids enjoy so much now!!!! And it's got purple!

Barb Cady said...

Great tag, I agree the distress glitters are superb. I love the webs in the windows, and hey, you got it right - ghosts don't use candles! Love it Linda. X

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous tag Linda, and I have to say, I totally agree about those glitters! No comparison to normal glitter. You certainly have made great use of them on your tag!

pennyduncancreations said...

What a Spooktacular tag!! Love the purple border "fence" that makes the tag pop!!!!

Nicole Wright said...

Ohhhh I love it!!!

Maryanne said...

Love your bling-y tag, Linda! Love the spider, too! I agree about the Distress glitters. I used the black on a Halloween tag and I love it!

isisimaginings.com said...

Blingtastic, I love it!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love all this wonderful glitter! Fantastic!

butterfly said...

Gaudy, but rather fabulous with it! Might even dare to delve into the Distress Glitters on this recommendation. I know I love the Rock Candy dry glitter, and it's nothing like regular glitter, so maybe...

Brilliant, spooky tag!
Alison xx

Blog Widget by LinkWithin


I changed my font at thecutestblogontheblock.com