Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Trick or Treat Tag

Over on the PA blog Liz is back this week with some stunning Halloween projects which you can see here, here and here.  I've sort of combined elements from all of them.  I decided to use an MDF tag as I thought it would hold the painted GP better. By the way, painting with GP isn't as easy as you'd think!! I also mixed up way too much so added some tree branches through a stencil to the top and right hand side.

I stamped some PA images in black archival onto white card and cut them out.

Using my new tango and yellow submarine fresco paints bought at the weekend, I painted the tag. I also added in blood orange which is a kind of red.

Then I added some eggplant.  Close up of the GP Treat word.

And the trick and around the edge of the tag.

I also did the branches too.

Then I decided it wasn't dark enough so I went back in with some squid ink.

And added more to the branches too to get the depth. 

I randomly stamped the background of the tag, painted and assembled the images.  Love the close up of this eye stamped in the middle of the flower head and mounted on a playing counter.  I also gave the green witch some blue eye shadow!!

And this is the finished tag.

There are lots of Spooky / Halloween (colour) challenges around at the moment, here are a few I'm entering into - 

Tag Along have a theme of haunted house don't know if it will count as I was actually playing along with last weeks theme which was hocus pocus!!

PanPastelUk have a theme of autumn colours, so with the red, orange and yellow I thought this might count.

Simon Says Monday have a theme of spooky

Simon Says Wednesday have a theme of Halloween / colours

Country View Crafts have a theme of something spooky

Our Creative Corner have a theme of Halloween - let's tag it on

Try it on Tuesday have a theme of Halloween


Julie Ann Lee said...

I love what you did with this, Sam! I think the lettering was difficult too! But you managed to create a great effect! I love your witch with her eye shadow! Julie Ann xx

Sid said...

Great spooky tag Sam !

Helen said...

wow, that's fabulous!!

Lin said...

Wow Sam great tag hope mdf man starts making these again!! Love the colours and your grunge paste writing is fab xx

Marianne said...

Lovely halloweentag. Great spiders you have :-))
xxx Marianne

Sue said...

Fab tag Sam, love those background colours xx

Chris said...

Great tag, Sam. Love those colours and the green witch with the eye shadow lol

Chris xx

Mandy Chilvers said...

great tag. i have GP but i've yet to use it.

craftimamma said...

Brilliant tag incorporating lots of Liz's techniques. That GP painting looked difficult to me but you've made a fab job of it and I love how you built up the layers of background colours.

Lesley Xx

Emily Leiphart said...

I love all the texture and colour on your mixed media tag, Sam! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

chrissies said...

Fantastic ideas on this tag Sam and a great background

Love Chrissie x

Buttons said...

Love this Sam. That stencilled background is super. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Jenny x

Evil Edna said...

thank you for joining us at TIOT, love the textured dimension on this tag. EE

Heather said...

A fabulous tag, wonderful colours and inking - I love the texture and great details!!!

Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Heather xx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

It"s a stunning tag! Fabulous grunge paste lettering with beautiful spooky orange background. And Lovely witch's make up!

Etsuko x

Meihsia Liu said...

Oh.. this tag is totally cool! I love the beautiful background colors and pretty textures. Love your step by step, too. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Sarah B said...

love the spooky writing ! x

Trish said...

Spoooky... love it Sam!

die amelie said...

Awesome use of stencils and I love the collaged elements, Sam!

Thank you for joining us at OurCreativeCorner!

Claudia xx

die amelie said...

Me again...thank you also for sharing your awesome tag with us at TIOT!

Claudia x

Craftyfield said...

Great tag! Did think using a brush with the paste mixture would be too difficult for me... came up with an alternative for my project!

butterfly said...

Totally fabulous - love that textured writing embedded into the background with the gorgeous paint layers. Really effective... and I love your green witch! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
Alison xx

Janet said...

Fabulous Halloween tag Sam, love the colours

Darcy UK said...

Great work Sam, I love the layers you created, some flat others more raised. Really like the bumpy texture of the letters, gives it great character.

Anonymous said...

LOVE this!! The colours are beautiful & I love the spooky lady.

Chris Warner said...

A spookily arty tag Sam, fab! Thanks for entering our challenge this month at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx

Julia S-W said...

Ooooh love this one Sam!! Great colours, background and texture achieved. Love your new colours.
Sorry I'm late commenting but I've finally moved house, have internet after a couple of false starts and if I never see another packing box it won't be too soon!
Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner.

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