Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Happy Halloween!

It is a Halloween Blog Hop at Artistic Outpost and we are having some spooktacular fun, so come on and join in and check out what my DT Sisters have wickedly conjured up for you!
Gerrie, Lisa, Sue, Tracy, Linda, Alison, Terry (Me), Kate


 For my little "haunting," I did a double sided tag using the Haunted Halloween and Halloween Treats collections. The spacing after the photos, I tried to delete and could not!  
Before inking and salting my backgrounds, I stamped the Skully (clear embossed) and Witch (watercolored and masked). I layed my Distress inks starting at the bottom with the darkest color and working up to the lighter.   
Tim's tree was cut from corrugated cardboard, crackled and cut in half. The fence was cut from glassine and crackled and offset with a white panel.
Stamped the hat a second time in Black Archival and clear embossed. And of course what skeleton would not be complete with a few extra bone parts! Gross, but fun!
 
Don't you just love this bat? He was inked and stamped and embossed and cut out using an Stampin Up punch! Have to pull those out once in awhile!
All sentiments/labels were stamped on newsprint and inked up!
 
I think the bumpy effect of the salted paper works pretty well for a Halloween theme!
And when my "Gothic 31" stamps arrived, I could not wait to ink them up! Since this post is pretty long, I will just give you a little peek and share all the details later this week!
Thank you for stopping by and hope you have enjoyed the blog hop or will! There is still plenty of time to ink up those AO stamps and join in the August Monthly Referral Program, so hop to it!

Stamps: Artistic Outpost; Halloween Treats, Haunted Halloween
Inks: Black Archival, Clear Embossing, Distress; Black Soot, Dusty Concord, Peacock Feathers, Spiced Marmalade

44 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

Some great details, love the cool colours in your backgrounds, the skeleton leg made me smile! Great textures too! whata neat idea to do a double sided tag too! fab x hugs trace x

Valerie-Jael said...

What fun! Autumn and Halloween are always my fave seasons! Valerie

Karin said...

Wow great tags, love them!
Groetjes karin

Brenda Brown said...

Love this double sided tag my friend, very spooktacular indeed. The salty background works perfectly with all those fabulous images and the extra bones are a great addition. Great techniques and textures, I want to reach in and touch this.
Hope all is well.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Redanne said...

I am loving your double sided tag! Great theme (adore Halloween) and you have created such fun scenes, love the extra bones and the bat is fabulous. Hugs, Anne x

Buttons said...

What a magnificent double sided tag Terry! Love the texture, the colours, the attention to detail and the whole design. You are really teasing with that lovely box too :) Hugs, Jenny x

Pam said...

Very cool to do both sides of the tag! Love the texture on the bare tree!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

The double sided tag is a great idea, but I don't know how you actually pulled it off - the back sides of my tags are always such a mess. Love that salted BG - haven't tried that one but it does indeed look amazing for a spooky tag. Very cool piece of work, Terry!

Hugs,
Linda

Paper Profusion said...

This is so clever and fun Terry - stunning work. Nicola x

Anita Houston said...

LOVE the double scene!!' The tree is awesome! FUN!!!!

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous halloween tags! Love the details on each of them teh crackle on the trees the glaze on the images. Your Gothic 31 project looks awesome!

PetraB said...

These are terrific (which reminds me to dig out my Halloween stamps), I love all the details and especially the colour scheme, very haunty!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love Halloween colors and cards/tags.....Loving all of the things to look at here- love the textured background- so cool! Double sided tag- I would not have thought of doing that- love the bat tag and love the skeleton bones!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Love your tags and the peek of the box to come. I LOL when I saw the tree and the skeely, we do that often it seems....great minds or spooky???!!! xx

2amscrapper said...

wow Terry! these are fabulous!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Oh wow, these are great. Love that skeleton,

Lucy x

Nan G said...

Awesome double sided tag! Love the bumpy ness of the salt effect. Have figure out how you did that. :) Hugs

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Brilliant tags Terry, love the dark feeling you created with the background and the tree is fabulous. Very spooktacular, love them and cannot wait to see more details of your box using the Gothic 31 stamps. Tracy x

Lisa Somerville said...

Fabulous double sided tag - so many wonderful details! Love the salted background technique! The colors on the altered box at fabulous!

Ira Huberts said...

I LOVE Halloween and your creations are truly spectacular Terry!!! The skeleton tag is so funny and the witch tag superb, love the colours, too! Hugs, Ira
Ira’s Crea Corner

butterfly said...

Oh, Terry, this tag is just fabulous, front and back. I adore the embossed skeleton; the wonderful inky salty skies are beautiful; and the crackly tree looks great. Absolutely brilliant!
Alison x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Terry, what fabulous makes. Love the double sided tag, and the salty background, works so well with those images.
Avril xx

Christi Conley said...

Love all your creations! Your work is SO inspiring :)

Astrid Maclean said...

Fantastic tag Terry, both sides look amazing and such fabulous use of those stamps and the dies too of course. Love the crackle on the tree and that bat is amazing!!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Fabulous!
Wonderful spooky.
Wishes
Lynne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool, Halloween is coming soon. Your creations are wonderful.

Sharon said...

An amazing tag Terry - love all the spooky images and the colours suit it so well!!

Sandy said...

Boolicious - your Halloween tags are wonderful!
Sandy

Gita said...

Love the double sided tag and the background.

Kate said...

Oooh, can't wait to see that box. Great tag. The colors and crackle is very halloweenish. And of coarse those skeleton bones. Fun!
Kate

Michele said...

haunted perfection Terry! these are so stunning and full of visual delight. oh how you rock! xo

Lynn Stevens said...

What a wonderfully haunted tag Terry, I always forget about using salt in my backgrounds. Its such a cool look.
Hugs Lynn

Sandra said...

Stunning double-sided tag! I didn't realize that it was the same tag! Love the tree and the pretty stamps! Hugs, Sandra

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

The tags and box look great Terry, great Halloween creations!

Dianne said...

What an awesome tag, loooooove your background its gorgeous, those trees are fabulous, looooove that little bat upside down. I scrolled back to see all I missed, love your summer time gorgeous, your card is fantastic, the magic tag, outstanding work and you Tim tag is fabulous, thanks for sharing all your creativity with us Terry..

Vada said...

Welcome Back. Hope your vacation went well. Love your double sided tag! Great Idea as I too have messy backs on my tags.. Love everything about your tag.
Hugs Vada

We Went to Green Bay to see the Tall Ships come in to the Bay! Was Way To Cool. Thought Of You & Hubby. Hows Molly doing?

Sophie said...

Fantastisch, Terry, das ist super geworden.
Mir gefällt die ganze Vielfalt und die Farben.

Sophie xx

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Beautiful Halloween tags Terry.
So many great and lovely details.
Greetings Janny

Marjie Kemper said...

I love the top hat on your skeleton, Terry! So many great details on these fun tags.

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Love your spooky Halloween creations m'dear! each one has fantastic details! you always make the greatest creations!
I'm enjoying our cool (80) weather as that heat is supposed to be here this week - one more round for the year...hope you can cool down soon and are safe from those forest fires out that way! HUGS!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW that pieces are awesome, great design and decoration.

Debbie K. said...

Great projects Terry. Never would have thought to make double sided tags. Yours turned out terrific!

Linda R said...

Hello my friend. I am loving your tag. So much wonderful detail and texture. Halloween will be here before you know it.

Hugs~

Stephanie Hallitron said...

Terry,

The color combinations are my favorite. It really highlights the subjects in your project.

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