Thursday, October 17, 2013

Something Wicked

Hello There bloggies... today I have something for you that has been in my head for awhile now and I just haven't had a chance to put it on paper. I decided for the next few challenges that I really wanted to do a tag-ish book. I looked online and couldn't find a tutorial for a tag book anywhere so I just came up with one on my own. 



I am entering this into the following challenges:

Stampotique's Designer Challenge - This week is all about Halloween, this one is a snap for me. I love Halloween

Frilly and Funkie - This week they are challenging us to do a Halloween inspired project with a twist... it must include green and black and absolutely no orange. (that's a toughie)

To begin, I'm going to first say which Stampotique stamps that I used because I used so many and I'm also including the links to where you can find them:

These are all by artists Jill Penney and/or Daniel Torrent

So to get this project started I used some old thick manilla folders to cut into the size tag I wanted to use.
I also knew I wanted to use Tim Holtz ruler binding for the top of my book. I measured out my tag accordingly.


Once those were all cut I used my Tim Holtz distress paints in purple, black and green to color my background.


Just look at the beautiful effect that I got with this paint. It's so pretty and just blends beautifully. I used various different combos of this same color combination for the other four tag backgrounds as well. I set those all aside to dry.


Next I took some mini gravestone cut out (these are just black card stock) and used various colors of embossing powder on them to get an aged sort of look.


I then used clear UTEE to stamp onto them with my Stampotique stamp (Halloween Cube 2)

I then took the gravestone and added a tad bit of perfect pearls just to make that skull stand out a bit more.


I stamped all of my Stampotique girls and Daniel's tree topper onto white card stock and colored each one with Copic markers.
I also made each one of the girls a witch's hat. I just free hand cut those out with black card stock. 



Once my background was dry I stamped it with Archival ink using the Halloween Cube 2 skull side.
I also edged the entire thing with black Archival ink.


I'm so sorry but I didn't do a tutorial for each of the tags BUT I will try to explain how they were done.

This is my front page tag.. I added a buckle and ribbon to her hat and an eye to the crow with smooch ink, I also added the words, a spider web, the ruler top (which I painted with distress paint) a fly and the gravestones.



The second page I added a die cut moon and stamped the background. 
I wanted to break up some of the darkness of the background. 



The third page, I wanted to get a bit silly with it, so I cut the bear's head off and added the crow, he stole her bear's head.
I fussy cut my own spooky tree because I don't have a die so I simply made my own. 

Last but not least, I used Daniel's tree topper for the last page (everyone loves him) I also added a skull in his hands from the gravestones on the front.   I did a black moon and some bats for drama. 




Here are some photos of my finished project. 

Standing up side view, as you can see the screws are long so I can add to this book if I ever want to. Maybe a holiday themed tag book would be cool??!! hmmm! The creative juices are flowing.







I hope that you like the project. I am really loving the color combo. These backgrounds came out amazing and I'm so excited that I finally put some of my favorite Stampotique stamps together in one project. 
Thanks for stopping by, have a spooky day.


19 comments:

  1. Sweet twist on a common theme this time of year, Claudine! The is exceptional work!

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  2. I'm here to tell ya that this is just too cute! My favorite page - the crow that stole the bears body. Bwahaha!

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  3. Wow this is amazing! Every page is divine in a spooky way...new follower! Come visit me some time
    www.kitchensinkcreations.blogspot.com

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  4. This little tag book turned out amazing! Love the colors. I love those stamps! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. This tag book is so cool! Love the colors and those stamps are my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Claudine... this is outstanding! You are on a roll! Love everything about these pieces! Wow!
    :::padding your back gently::: Great work!

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  7. This is incredible Claudine. SO pleased to have you playing along at Frilly and Funkie with this superb tag book. Jenny x
    We have had some issues with our link up this time so I've had to reset it. So sorry to be a pain - could you relink your fabulous project at; http://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/whats-your-poison.html Jenny xxx

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  8. These are AWESOME, you are so creative and what an imagination. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. Cool! Those colors are great together!

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  10. Fantastic tag book Claudine ! Love the colours you've used ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

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  11. This is fab Claudine, you've put so much work into this! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique this week.

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  12. Oh my....LOVE your tag book. Such awesome ideas you have. Also enjoyed seeing the way you used Stampotique stamps. I do have a few of them too.
    Thank you for sharing your artwork with us.
    Hugs from SPAIN

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  13. Wow this is fabulous and I love the colors. thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Dc

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  14. this is brilliant i thoroughly love it! gorgeous gorgeous rich color and very creatively designed. kudos! xo

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  15. Absolutely STUNNING Claudine ♥ Thank you for sharing it with Stampotique Designer's Challenge. Gez

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  16. Fab tag book and a lot of work gone into it. Love how you have dressed everyone up for the occasion!

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  17. What an awesome tag book with lots of spooky (but fun) elements. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  18. Hey there your project is absolutely stunning, fab colours and the images are really spooky. Thankss for joining at Frilly and Funkie xxx

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  19. This makes me smile... Thank you for sharing with us at Stampotique.
    Sarinda

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