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Sunday 16 October 2011

Halloween tag

Hi there, well I've been a very quiet blogger lately as i've had sleeping sickness, ok i've had a cold but I haven't been able to keep my eyes open after work so I haven't got a lot of crafting or blogging done this week. I did manage to have a play with some of the gorgeous Halloween stamps from Chocolate Baroque though and made this little tag using stamps from 'Howling Moon, 'Boo'' and 'Haunted House' stamp sheets (you can find them here)

I began by stamping the gorgeous howling doggie on a silk art tag and masking the moon with eclipse masking tape. I brayered in the spooky sky with memento inks (dandelion and tangelo) and used the same colours at the bottom of the tag. I then masked the sky off to ink in the ground with memento tuxedo black, keeping the bottom of the tag masked with a post-it note. I added a spider and his web, lots of branches and a black tag (with cinnamon stickles for his eyes)

Next I stamped the gorgeous Halloween sentiment stamp onto the orange with versmark and embossed with clear EP before blacking the whole area out with memento tuxedo black. A quick wipe with a baby wipe and the sentiment popped out a lovely shiny orange colours.

To finish off I coloured some seam binding ribbon with tangelo and tuxedo black inks and scrunched it up before adding a bow to the tag.

I'm entering this tag in the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps: Halloween
Craft your days away: Halloween colours
Craft Room Challenge: featuring felines
Dream Valley: Halloween
Forever Night: Black and creepy
Fussy and Fancy: Halloween or fall
Gingerloft: Halloween/fall
Paper crafting Journey: Black orange and white
Paper Pretties: Halloween
Simon Says Stamp: Halloween or goth
Sparkles Forum: Halloween

Thanks for visiting today, hopefully now I'm on the mend i'll be able to catch up with my blogland visiting schedule over the next couple of days
Claire xx


  1. Hope your feeling better Claire. Love your tag, the embossing looks fab and just love all your masking, it certainly paid off.
    Hugs Tracy x

  2. Hi Claire - fab tag. I'm not really a halloween fan but I love the colours you've used and the cute cat- who I think looks like he has almost a surprised look ! Thanks so much for joining our Craft Room Challenge...Esther xx

  3. This is fabulous Claire, great stamps (must check them out), love the orange pop of the Halloween. Hope you feel better this week. Carol x

  4. Stunning tag Claire, I love it
    Beryl x

  5. so glad to hear that you are on the mend...and what a great tag Claire!
    Dot x

  6. This is a stunning tag! Love the Halloween scene and your cat looks fantastic with those eyes! Good luck, and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

  7. Wow, this is fabulous! Love all of the details. So glad you joined us at Drunken Stampers!

  8. Do take care of yourself Claire - these things can really take their toll on the immune system. Your tag is absolutely terrrific with those colours & I love that cat's eyes & the way that the moon is echoed by the eyelet & spider's web above plus the "o" below.
    Paula (PEP)

  9. Wonderful and spooky tag! Love the gold bow on bottom. Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey’s Colour Challenge!

    Kathleen – Guest Designer
    Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

  10. Great tag Claire, love the howling wolf image, thanks for joining us at Carft Room Challenge, Debi x

  11. Gorgeous tag,Claire!Love the images and the colours and the ribbon and the sentiment are just fab.
    Thanks for joining us at ATSC,hope to see you again.

  12. That's cool, love the eyes of the cat.

  13. Oh hun I hope your feeling better real soon!
    This is stunning, just love it!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles FC, good luck!
    hugs shell xx

  14. Fabulous card Claire, brilliang design, the sentiment is stunning and I love the wolf howling at the Moon.

    So happy you joined us with the Simon Says Stamp challenge
    Heather xx

  15. Wow, gorgeous images so stunning creation!
    Thanks for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge;-))m

  16. Stunning work Claire using some fab techniques and lots of gorgeous detail!
    Thanks for entering our Fall/Halloween challenge over at Fussy and Fancy and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx

  17. Brilliant tag Claire will you have a bag of goodies with it on for 31st October hopefuls? Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck XOXO Zoe

  18. Very beautiful Halloween-tag this is ! Thanks for joining us at ATSC. Christa.

  19. Fab tag Claire - hope you are feeling better.
    luv {brenda} xoxox

  20. A wonderful tag Claire.

    Thank you for joining us over at CYDA for our Halloween Colours challenge.


    Joanne xx

  21. Such a gorgeous tag Claire! Wow! Fab work!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  22. Gorgeous card... Love the howling wolf. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD.

  23. Wow!! stunning tag - I love the silhouette images and the font is just delicious! Thanks for joining us at TTCRD.

  24. This is just brilliant, I lovehow you have done the sky, and layered this tag all together, Beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Gingerloft. Good luck. Hugs


  25. Hi Claire what a great card thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time hope to see you again soon
    Jacki xx

  26. Fantastic tag! Love the scene you created!

  27. Hi Claire, great tag! I love the images! Thanks for taking part in the Sparkles Forum and CYDA challenges xx

  28. Fab tag Claire!
    Love the fab wolf and the colours are perfect for our Halloween Challenge!
    Thanks for joining in the FUN at Dream Valley Challenges
    Hugs Melly xxx

  29. Thank you for taking part in Forever Night Challenge #13! Your project turned out Great!!


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