Monday, October 15, 2012

Halloween is a Favorite!

As luck would have it, Linda has us on page 53, Challenge #25 in our CC2 books and we are playing with Perfect Pearls!  Now that is a favorite of mine, among many and as Simon Says Stamp is the sponsor, well they also have a challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show "A Favorite," so we are double dipping as I love Halloween and Perfect Pearls!   Will also link this up to the current "Spooktacular Decorations" challenge at Inspiration Journal!

I can't tell you about the technique for challenge #25, but I can tell you a little bit about that awesome skull!  I stamped this dude on recycled plastic, after scuffing the plastic up a bit.  I really wanted a ghostly effect.  Once I stamped him using Archival Black, I clear embossed.  Yes, you must be careful with plastic as it can easily distort.  The Graveyard was much fun to make and I will tell you about that at a later time.  Added a couple of shrinky dinks and a star was born.  All stamps are Tim's as are the Perfect Pearls, dies, etc! 
Keeping this short and sweet as it is kind of late here and I just wanted to get this posted tonight!  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are having a fabulous week!

Perfect Pearls
Archival Black
Distress Metallic Stains, Vintage Photo
Distress Ink Vintage Photo
 

55 comments:

BarbaraW said...

I love what you did with this tag. That skull is so awesome. I'm going to hate when Halloween is over.

PlumCat Art said...

Love that skull artwork! Yay, Halloween art. Happy day, Mary Ann

Caroline said...

This is stunning the skull is fantastic. Caroline xxx

Lynn Stevens said...

Terry you brought creepy cool to a new level with this tag!!! EEK!!!
LOVE it! you really did achieve that ghostly look using plastic, brilliant!
Hugs Lynn

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Terry, wonderful spooky tag, and great bit of recycling. The skull looks amazing on the plastic set against your very striking background. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x x

Julia S-W said...

I think the word 'wow' comes to mind here! This is a stunning tag and yet another reason for me to buy the book (I know, I'm probably the only person in the world not to have it!). The colours are wonderfully creep and the recycled plastic skull is just fantastic. Can you tell I really like this?
Juliaxx

Brenda Brown said...

Ooooh I love what you did with that skull, it creates such an eerie look to this piece. I think your favourites are my favourites too.
Have a good week.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Buttons said...

Staggeringly beautiful Terry. The skull is ingenious as it means you don't lose out on seeing that amazing background. Hugs, Buttons x

Gio said...

AHHHH, gorgeous!

The little cat, the skull, every detail, i love it, Terry!

craftattack said...

Gorgeous tag! Valerie

Pam said...

Love the background!! And such cute shrinky dink's embellishments!! I haven't made any for awhile, thanks for the reminder!!

Electra said...

This is incredible! I love it!

Mrs.B said...

WOW Terry this is 'spooky'
The skull looks amazing, originally thought it was a mould.
Fabulous background.
Avril xx

Shelley said...

Brilliant! Love it to death! (giggle) It truly is wonderful Terry, you achieved eerily spooky on this one.

lynne said...

Terry
You nailed the spooky, sinister vibe on your amazing tag which I just love that texture you achieved.
Wishes
Lynne

Alexa said...

Wow - amazing tag. The skull is incredible and the headstone edge is fab. Love it!

Cheryl said...

oh gosh Hun this is brilliant oh I just love what you have done here hun,hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

Karin said...

wow, gorgeous tag!! Stunning Skull!

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Wowwwwwwwww this is a really spooky tag
Beautiful made
Love it

Greetings Janny

1CardCreator said...

Very, very spooky and cool!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is wonderful; really creepy! Hallowe'en keeps sucking me in too,

Lucy x

Ira Huberts said...

Whoa! That skull looks terrifyingly real Terry! Gorgeous tag, the headstones really belong! I see you like Halloween a lot, too ;-)
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Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wohoo, that's cool, a fantastic and spooky tag.

Gillian .... said...

Hi Terry, the background looks amazing and the skull is fab. x

Kathy Eddy said...

Hey Terry, this is amazing! You did a wonderful job on this!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Terry love this tag you sure accomplished what you set out to do ----SPOOK-tacular that it.
Marilyn

Scrappin' Stacy said...

Love the gravestones! So much texture and spooky elements.

Anita Houston said...

WOW!!! Spooktacular! I love your PP background! Outstanding! What a fun make!

Meggymay said...

Wow, Terry, this is one awesome tag. That skull is fantastic.
Yvonne

Sherry said...

Fantastic tag Terry, it really is spooky!

Lisa H said...

nice!! I really like what you did with the background too.

Lorna said...

Really love this one! The background is fabulous and the skull is super spooky - love it all!!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Holy cow, girl, this is TOO cool! You nailed the spooky look and made a really artful, interesting piece. Beautiful job!

wwilloww said...

ANOTHER GREAT TAG TERRY!!! I'm loving Halloween this year too, maybe not to your extreme LOL but I just altered a rat trap...check it out on my blog. I'm also working on a coffin that I am having so much fun playing with... will be posting that soon!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Always drooling when I stop by....no, I have never had a stroke or any neurological issues- I drool at all of your gorgeous creations- you are one talented lady! I LOVE the beautiful background... : )

Gaby Bee said...

I LOVE this tag!!! That skull is absolutely stunning!

Hugs,
Gaby

stamping sue said...

what a great tag. I do love all the different techniques you did on it. the skull is so creative.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Sandra said...

Terry this is one gorgeous tag! Love the skull! And the background is amazing! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Linda R said...

Looks amazing. You do Tims techniques so well. I just love this spooky tag.

Hugs~

Kelly Booth said...

Awesome Awesome Tag...thanks for Joining us at the Inspiration Journal!

Vada said...

So Very Sorry I've been MIA.
Outstanding Tag Missy, Love it.
Hugs Vada

Marjie Kemper said...

This should've come with a warning... it's so scary!!! I love it but it is CREEPY indeed! The texture is to die for... LOVE it!

Sharon said...

Wow this is really stunning & a bit spooky!!! Amazing effect!

toni said...

Fabulous tag I love the way you've created the skull it's brilliant x

Michele said...

whoa nelly! these just keep getting better and better. awesome spooky stuff! xo

Faye said...

Gosh, this is fabulous. Love the ghostly effect and the cool graveyard. X

Sugar Lump Studios said...

loving the texture, colors and spooky feel of this. amazing work. Hope you are doing good and enjoying cooler temps? Thanks for the well wishes. I am grateful to *finally* be on the mend. 3.5 months of this is far too long!

Shelly Hickox said...

This is such a cool tag, Terry!! The skull is awesome, the background is incredible, and I love what you did with the tombstones. And is that a shrink plastic kitty? Totally love this!!

Carol said...

Amazing tag! Love the scene and little cat!

butterfly said...

Totally cool Terry - absolutely love what you've done with the skull: gleaming, translucent and dimensional, he looks just brilliant!
Alison x

Sarah said...

very cool- the colours and skull look amazing - a fab tag indeed. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Sarah.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Ohhhhhhhhh wow, luv this GF! I gotta' give this a try! and the bg is perfect too!

Sandi McLean said...

Spectacular! Oh my!

Beth said...

now this is wicked....fabulous.

Helen said...

I love this Terry. So many wonderful techniques. I was wondering how you got the skull to look so ghostly. Thanks for sharing that tip - I will be trying that out. Much as the tag looks fab I am glad you showed us the detail of the background -this would look wonderful on so many projects. Hugs Helen

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