Saturday, October 27, 2012

October Tag 2012

Oops, I almost forgot to post my tag for October.  It's exactly like the one that Tim did so no need for explains here.

I think my 'boo' could have used a bit more glitter but oh well, too late now, lol!!!


Sunday, October 14, 2012

BIG tag

Hey bloggers,

Today I have prepared a BIG tag for a friend.  She has had some pretty bad health tribulations of late and her daughter and I thought maybe a card from an ol' friend would help to cheer her up.  I used the same technique that Tim Holtz used on his October tag.  I made this one really big, it's 5 by 8.  I'd seen some of these on blogs lately so thought I'd give it a try.  I used some blues, some oranges and reds and a bit of purple dabber.  Then blended some distress inks in and sprayed with copper mist.  Had some fish net in my stash so I colored it with weathered wood distress stain and layered it next.  Found a lighthouse (they are her favorites) photo online and printed a copy.  Placed it on an orange mat and roughed up the edges.  Wrote a little poem and typed it out on the computer.  Printed it on some beige paper and wrinkled and inked it before I applied it to the tag.  Then I made a little "courage" tag and pinned it to the top with the ribbons. Oh, and the seaweed you see in little spots is really seaweed.  I brought it back from the ocean when I was down in Miami Beach for my birthday last May.  It dried quite nicely, looks pretty cool!

I hope the tag brings a smile to her face.  Thinking of you Pat!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Halloween ATC

Mornin' Bloggers!

Just a quick post this morning to show you the ATC I've prepared for the club this month.  I will also be entering it in a couple of challenges as well.  The background is just a bassil cardstock but I used the other side as the front side had a shiny texture and my embellishments wouldn't stick well.  I inked the edges with black soot.  The tree I cut with my Cricut-Celebrate with Flourish.  The moon is just a circle punch with premium foils.  I think the orange color is so perfect.  I black embossed the spider web and the word "spooktacular" and then the "stars" are purple stickles.  The purple pumpkin is a mix of purple embossing powder and some purple glitter that I mixed together.  The moss is a cotton ball I colored with pumice stone and let dry completely.  Then I tore off a long strip with my tweezers.  It stuck to the tree pretty well all by itself, lol!  Love the effect!!  The back will be just a Happy Halloween ticket with the necessary information.

Hope you have a great day, thanks for stopping by,