Thursday, September 23, 2010

GC72 Color Challenge and Tag Tuesday Banners

Today is kind of a bitter sweet day for me, so I decided to just play!  This tag is for the newest challenge at Gingersnap Creations "Neutrals plus one Color" and also Tag Tuesday's Banners.  Yesterday I started to play with this awesome witch from Scrolls Work Stamps and I knew what I wanted to do with her, but then the rest of my stamps came in (Super Woo Hoo) and I got different ideas!  The background is smoked, literally!  I've done it in decorative painted and just carry it along with cards.  If you do this, keep your distance from the candle and be in a safe place.  After you achieve you desired soot effect, do a light spray of matt sealer.  I then stamped my image and masked the other clouds to do my sunset.  I also stamped a couple of extra times, because I wanted to emboss my bats.  Oh I guess I like spending a ton of time cutting out!  The tree has quite a few steps and yes it was cut out.  I love dimension!  The tree was embossed with black on ivory paper and then I added brown and black to the entire tree.  The fence and corner spider web are all new Tim Holtz Sizzix line and those came from my Local Enabler (Scrapbooking Made Simple).  I added a little grass near the base of tree which both came from Scrolls Work Stamp!  I used two techniques from the Technique Junkies, which if you don't subscribe, you really should!  It is a totally awesome group!
Hope you all are having a wonderful cool down and enjoying this first day of Fall!  I truly appreciate your visits!

43 comments:

Netty said...

I love your work Terry there is always such great humour. Annette x

Dawn said...

What a great tag nice to see you crafting. I got too busy to play with tea cups this week :(

Love Dawn xx

Vicki Romaine said...

Terry, I love this. That tree is so neat. This is a great "spook" piece.

Jan said...

Terry,
Love everything about this..the banner is too cute!

Linda said...

That tree is totally AWESOME!!! The whole tag is great, but I LOVE that tree! You have definitely given me an idea!! Thank you!!!

Suzie said...

What an inspiration, great tag, love everything you have done, it was well worth the time.

JeanFB said...

Your cut-work is incredible! Delightfully spooky and fabulous tag, perfect for both challenges! Glad you got to play today. :) (BTW, sorry if this comes through twice - I've had blogger trouble all day, keeps giving me an error when I comment. :( )

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

that is absolutely adorable. I LOVE Halloween and this is the cutest piece. How interesting you used real smoke, can't wait to try this technique and tell all my friends.

Diana said...

This is a fun tag........looks rather "spooky"

Shelly Schmidt said...

Another fab creation!!! I love your idea to stitch through the banner- love this- I love the spooky tree too. TFS

Nancy Y said...

Your tag is AMAZING! This is the best Halloween tag I've seen! I LOVE it!

Willy said...

What a great tag, Terry!

donna said...

Terry this is wonderful! I love your smoked background and that tree is awesome. I have that witch but I haven't played with it yet. Like you I spend hours cutting things out. I have a magnifying light that makes it possible.

Lynn Stevens said...

some Spooky fun going on here Terry! A spooktacular Halloween tag!

2amscrapper said...

I love this tag!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

gorgeous terry! i love the pennant banner and all the little details you have! wonderful halloween tag! thanks for sharing and have a great friday! *hugs* steph :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Great idea to use orange as your color! Love it.
Rinsa

Sue West said...

Terry, what a fabulous tag, love your ongoing spooky theme.
Sue x

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Nice spooooky piece....your commentary was making me laugh:)
Have a great day!! Maybe you´ll get lucky and the mailman will bring you a few "goodies" today:)

Sherry said...

Fabulous Terry!! Love everything about it - 'schmokin' as Jim Carrey once said. Especially like the BOO bunting at the top - and the tree too.

Best wishes xxx

Lisa Somerville said...

Great halloween tag, love the face on your tree!

Jack said...

Stunning. I really love the witch across the moon. xx

thefrugalcrafter said...

I love the spooky scene you built, the banner and fence rock!

2amscrapper said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog. As I said before, this is a great tag! And wouldn't it be awesome for the haunted craft it forward creative connection?

Ann said...

Your BOO tags are fabulous. I do so love all the colors, bats and witches. The banner is so cute. Have a great day.
Ann

stampdiva said...

Spooktacular!! (Hey I couldn't resist) Lynne M

1CardCreator said...

Wow this looks awesome! ~Diane

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Lovely work Terry :D
Julie xx

woodandfabric said...

Wow! What a Bootiful Halloween Tag! Great Work! *Ü*

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a fantastic Halloween tag, really wonderful.

Carola Bartz said...

Oooh, I love this tag! Supercool!

Lyneen said...

LOVE your tag... this is great!!!!!!!!!!

Michele said...

fabulous halloween banner tag Terry. well done! xo

Scrapping With Sherry said...

Great Tag! I have been wanting to try the soot thing and think I will this Halloween. Matter of fact I received a couple kits in the mail I have been waiting for. Combine that with a stop at the craft store and I am ready! Thanks for the inspiration! Take Care~ Sherry

Faye said...

Lovely way to use the banners in this challenge, Terry.

Beth Norman said...

Lots of work went into this beauty. Love all the details.

Cindy Adkins said...

Totally fantastic!!! Wow!
xox

Hellemor said...

LOVE your spooky tag and the history you create on your tag.

Linda Robinson said...

Love this tag.. Your banner is too cute.. Hugs, Linda

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Love your Halloween banner and tag, especially the way you highlighted the moon amonst the clouds.

thefrugalcrafter said...

I crafted it forward from your post, the web is getting bigger!

Ali Manning said...

This is awesome, Terry - thanks for playing the Gingersnaps Challenge!

Anonymous said...

Simple enough

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