Monday 6 October 2014

Spooky tag!

Hi all,

First of all, we're looking for new Sweeties to join our - slightly nutty - team over at Sweet Stampin'. If you like stamping and think you're nutty (or genius) enough to fit in, why not go take a peek at the DT call here.

Now then, after the trip to Harrogate for the GNPE yesterday, it obviously wasn't going to take long before I had a play with some of my new shinies... So I decided to start with one of my new Visible Image stamp sets and make a spooky tag!

The set in question was Orin Destiny, and I used the dragon stamp, rather than the character one. Dragons can be spooky, no?
I started by inking my tag in three colours - Fired Brick, Rusty Hinge and Wild Honey, then using Walnut Stain around the edges.

I then used a Visible Image harlequin background stamp I already had in my stash with Vintage Photo ink and added some more layers with some cobweb and flame stencils in Brushed Corduroy and Fired Brick.
I stamped the Dragon in Memento black ink.

I added a corner, computer generated text (yes, of course that's a Hobbit reference!) and a skull from the MDF man and had some fun with some Aged Gold Frantage.
The seam binding is from the Ribbon Girl, and I stained it with the same colours I used for the tag. I also stamped the harlequin pattern onto it.

Close-up of the Frantaged dragon, and a better look at the flames in the background.

If you've seen (or read) the Hobbit, you'll probably see the reference to Smaug breaking free of his golden prison there too :-)

A closer look at the skull:

I first inked it with Fired Brick, then tapped the black inkpad on it a couple of times, which gave it a lovely, subtle mottled effect. I coloured the area behind the skull with gold leaf pen before sticking it down, and I finally added a little Frantage to finish it off.

And there is it, One spooky tag. I had a lot of fun making this, and I have to say I'm very impressed with the Visible Image stamps!
I was originally going to use this for a DT project in a couple of weeks, but I'm so happy with it I can't be patient that long, so am posting it straight away. hope you all like it as much as I do.

I'm thinking I should enter it into the Visible Image challenge this month, where they're looking for spooky creations.

Have a fantabulous Monday everyone.



brenda said...

Great fun tag Sammy and liking the hint of Frantage.

B x

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous tag Sammy, love the fab design.

Donna x

Sarah said...

Great tag Sammy, love the colours and the texture xx

Jacee said...

Love you spooky tag Sammy!
hugs Jacee
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thecraftycavalier said...

Aww, love it! Fabulous colour palette and great texture. Fab! Jayne

Unknown said...

Fab tag, very spooky, love it :)

Sue said...

Fab tag Sammy bet you had great fun playing with your new goodies! huggles Sue xxx

Jane Savage said...

Ooooooooh, spoooooky! (That sounded quite frightening in my head, which is a scary place to be in itself!!) Love that skull and the dragon is amazing, Sammy! That Frantage is the perfect finishing touch! xx

Christine L said...

Loving the skull and dragon hon... and the frantage... perfect!

Christine x

Carisa said...

Perfectly spooky! I know how it is when you make something you really love and can't wait to share!!! Glad you did! Thanks for joining us at the Visible Image Get Spooky Challenge this month!

Anne Chilvers said...

Spooky and vibrant all at the same time, great tag xx

Sam K said...

Love it hun :) Fab colours and loving all the texture. I must admit being a bit of a lord of the ring fan, this definitely appeals to me..hehe...hugs. Thanks for joining us at Visible Image for this months challenge. I hope we see you again soon, Good luck. Hugs, Samantha K x If you're interested, there's a Promarker 12 set being given away on MY BLOG

Pauline Butcher said...

Great spooky tag, thanks for joining us in the Visible Image Challenge, and good luck, hugs Pauline DT member xxx

ike said...

Coooool tag - I love the Frantage :-)


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