Monday, 22 October 2012

Halloween Crackle


I decided to have a play tonight with the crackle technique that Leandra showed us yesterday, mainly before I forgot what to do - lol.  Anyway, I think I got some good crackle going here.  I used eggplant for the underneath and a mix of nougat and guacamole for the top coat.


I used the words from the Hot Picks Halloween 01 plate and added fibres in lime, orange, black and purple.


I stamped the skull from the same plate onto a piece of acetate and placed a piece of card behind it painted with a mix of autumn fire and smoked paprika, cut it out, stuck it down and added the spooky crystal eyes.

I could of done lots lots more to this tag, but I wanted to show the fab crackle on the background.

I took inspiration for this tag from the 'eerie inspiration' board over at this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenge. Especially the m&m's!!

Also Happy Daze have a something wicked theme this month and you are allowed to submit 3 entries, so been as I used Stazon to stamp onto the acetate, I'm going to enter into that challenge again too!!!

16 comments:

Buttons said...

Now that is spooktacular Sam. Loving the background (and SO pleased you didn't cover it all) and what a genius way to do the skull. You have clearly been inspired by Doncaster. Hugs, Buttons x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...awesome Sam, loVe your spooky crackle tag, amazing texture...Mel :)

Julia S-W said...

Gorgeous tag Sam! I love that background you've created and I think you were right to allow most of it to shine through. The skull is fab and I so love those crystal eyes!!
Juliaxx

downrightcrafty said...

great texture and love all your stamping looks great with your skull
Hugs Kate xx

Marianne said...

OH, great tag!!! Lovely these crackles and skull! Amazing background Sam!!
Hugs,
Marianne

chrissies said...

The crackle looks fantastic Sam.

Totally inspired use of the crystals for the eyes.

Love Chrissie xx

Deborah said...

Great halloween tag, Sam. I like that the background is light, with the eggplant underneath. Makes a refreshing change from all the dark purples, blacks and oranges.

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Love it, looks like you nailed it! Great to see you on Sunday!

Paula Whittaker said...

fab tag...like the background effect and choice of colours.

hazel said...

An amazing tag - fabulous crackle background.
xxx Hazel.

Jingle said...

This is a great tag. The crackle background is just perfect! Thanks so much for playing along with the Eerie Inspiration over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Carol Q said...

that crackle's come out really well Sam. great tag.

Joy said...

Cool tag, love the crackle paint in the background, super effective.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Netty said...

Loving your spooky tag and thank you for joining in the fun with us at happy daze, Annette x

Sue said...

Love it Sam, gorgeous crackle. It was lovely meeting you too on Sunday x

Gez said...

These are brilliant Sam.. oh, you do sound a lot like me, if I don't do something straight away it's gone!! I had a friend ask how I'd done something recently and I just starred at her blankly!!!!

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