BOO! Me again with some more Halloween fun!
I love TIM HOLTZ' "Creepy Kids" from his Photo Studio stamp set. They are perfect for a spooky Halloween tag! So, let me introduce you to them. In fact, this entire tag is done using Tim Holtz images and products!
This is a large #10 manila tag. I first heat embossed (with clear embossing) my "lightening" which is actually the tree branches from Tim Holtz' Regal Findings stamp set (turned upside down). It does resemble lightening though! Since this is supposed to be an eerie, stormy night, I distressed the tag using Stormy Sky and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks. Then I wiped the inks off of the embossed lightening. I added a little Black Soot in the center of the tag and along the edges. Next I used Tim Holtz' Spritz and Flick method to add some mottling to the background. Finally I added some Stardust Stickles randomly on the lightening. Very spooky!
Next I stamped the creepy kids onto manila cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink and heat set them. Then I colorized them using various Distress Ink colors and a small Sakura Water Brush. The colors are: Milled Lavender for the faces, Spun Sugar for the cheeks, Worn Lipstick for the lips and color trim, Rusty Hinge for the dress, Tumbled Glass for the shirt, Vintage Photo, Scattered Straw, Tea Dye for the hair, Black Soot for the edging. Then I heat set them. I then glued the kids onto kraft paper to give them a really sturdy feel and cut them out again. I edged them with a black cats eye ink pad.
Tim Holtz' Fence is cut out of Grungeboard and painted with Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint. Once dry, I added the brown antiquing with Gathered Twig Distress Ink followed by a little black cats eye ink pad at the edges. It is pop dotted on top of the creepy kids.
The "Happy Halloween" banner is from Tim Holtz' Apothecary stamp set. It is stamped onto Manila Cardstock using Jet Black Archival. I tore the two ends of the paper to give them a more rustic look. Then distressed the banner using Rusty Hinge and Gathered Twig Distress inks. I edged the banner with Black Soot Distress Ink as well as little Gathered Twig.
The black cat and the tree behind the kids and fence is also Tim Holtz'. It's called "Branch Tree". It is also cut out of Grungeboard. I cut away the base of the tree and added some extra Grungeboard to give the tree more height. Then I painted it with Vintage Photo Distress Crackle Paint and let it dry. When dry, I edged the tree with a Black Soot Distress Marker and drew a few lines to create bark on the tree trunk. Finally, I added a few Stardust Stickles to represent the reflection of lightening on the tree. The tree is glued directly onto the tag. Everything else is pop dotted for more dimension.
The black cat from Tim Holtz' Mini Cat Movers and Shapers, is cut out of Grungeboard and painted with a Black Paint Dabber. When dry, I added a few Black Diamond Stickles for the lightening reflections.
The bats in flight and the crow perched upon the tree branch are from Tim Holtz' Trick Or Treat and Halloween Minis 2 stamp sets. They were stamped using Jet Black Archival Ink onto manila cardstock and then cut out, leaving just a hint of the manila cardstock as a border. I then added just a touch of Black Diamond Stickles to reflect the lightening.
As a final embellishment, I added a Seasonal Muse Token that says "Frightful". I loved how this tag turned out. Very dimensional and fun. I typically don't use a lot of blue in my work but I really love the contrast of the stormy night sky and the "lightening" on this tag!
Thanks for stopping by and have a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!