When it comes to Halloween, I tend to be on the warm, fuzzy, and cute side, rather than the scary, spooky or wicked. Why? Because I am a big Fraidy Cat!!! I don't like scary...no movies, no shows, no creepy crawly things...no way no how! Hubby likes to watch those ghost documentaries on the tele, and sometimes I watch between fingers over my covered eyes. They give me nightmares, and I like sweet dreams of chocolate, crafting, flat tummies, and smooth pretty tight skin. So with all that being said, you can see how this tag is BIG for me! I really let my imagination run wild, and although it might not be much to you, it is for me. It is a replica of the most scariest cemetery I've seen...the one right next to my high school. Yup, that's right! It was separated only by our playground with only the tattered and torn picket fence dividing the two. It really should have been in one of those creepy Hitchcock movies.
|I had a horrible time trying to photograph this. The metallic sheen really casts glares with my shoddy picture taking skills...sorry. And up close, you just don't see things clearly anyway. It's best viewed from a distance...like a painting.|
|It didn't take much to bring this tag to life.|
|I started with pieces of Idea-ology Tissue Tape stuck onto an Inkssentials Black Surfaces #10 Jumbo Tag. Simon Says Stamp & Show's challenge is "Tape It Up", so I will submit this to them.|
|I used Tim's technique of "Blended Stains" from his book Compendium of Curiousities II, page. 45, using all of the new Metallic Distress Stains. The technique also happens to be the challenge at Studio L3's CCIIC, and is being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. I stamped the mini headstones onto each piece of stained tape and the big headstone onto another stained tag, cut it out, and adhered it to the tag. Shading was added with Distress Markers and inking with the Jet Black. More stamping using grasses and people were added. Prima glittered stars finished the tag. I think the metallic and foggy look really adds to the scary effect.|
|Can you see these 5 ghostly beings? There are three more...can you find them?|
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!