Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Happy Halloween

Will wonders never cease?  Two posts in two days!  I'm back for just a quick Halloween tag post.  I have several Halloween stamps that I rarely get a chance to use.  I had a blast stamping and coloring.

I started with a Tim Holtz Distress Mixed Media Heavystock tag.  Oh ... I love this surface!!!  It works so well Distress products.  I began by stamping the Jack-o-lantern, vines, leaves and bat with black archival ink.  I used Distress markers to color each. and Coffee archival ink to stamp the text script in various places around the tag.

Then it was off to coloring the background.  I used various Distress Ink browns applied with an ink blending foam.  I spritzed the background with water. 

I finally added some Halloween Remnant Rubs, a "haunted" text sticker (outlined with an archival pen), some Halloween bat washi tape and jeweled brad. 

I am going to enter this in Frilly and Funkie's 'Tis Near Halloween Challenge.  Thanks for dropping by.  Hope you have a chance to get your hands inky this week.

Mary Elizabeth


Redanne said...

You have captured the whole essence of Halloween in this beautiful tag Mary Elizabeth, I love how the beautiful pumpkin looks so dimensional and the flourishes are such a lovely touch... and of course, your inky background is gorgeous! Hugs, Anne xx

Sara Barker said...

Mary Elizabeth, your stamped and inky Halloween tag is the perfect marriage of spooky and artistic! I love how you've used your markers and inks to give this a sense of age and elegance...truly beautiful! Thank you for playing along again at Frilly and Funkie! A real treat for me! Hugs!

Sara Barker said...

Oops! Ignore that part about being our second entry into Frilly and Funkie! I had my teams mixed up!

Team Clark said...

I'm so loving this background. What a fun tag! We are so pleased that you shared in our challenge at Frilly and Funkie. Hugs, Autumn

Cec said...

Wonderful Halloween tag. It has a lovely vintage feel to it. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.