Monday, September 22, 2014

The Travels of Skully and Friends

Hope you all are doing well and enjoying the cooler season upon us! I am combining Tim's 12 Tags of 2014, September and Linda's Compendium of Curiosities III, #11 Challenge! Linda and the CC have instructed us to open our books to page 52 to learn all about "Effect Powders." What great projects the CC shared with so much inspiration! Now to play along you must have your own copy of Tim's awesome book! This challenge is being sponsored by Inspiration Emporium and there is a $50 prize and always a chance to win a lovely package from Tim and Mario, so that is pretty darn cool!


And so it began with the background for September's tag and I used the "Gothic" stencil (I picked from a previous CC#3C win at the Funkie Junkie Boutique) and I followed Tim's instructions mostly!! I made a few attempts with poor results, so instead of the blending solution, I decided to try it with clear embossing ink that I lightly heat set. The alcohol inks I used were Sunshine Yellow, Sunset Orange, Lettuce.


The leaves treat with the same colors, but mostly Lettuce and a touch of black. I used a script stamp from one of Tim's Halloween sets and touched the edges with Red Geranium.

Now for the "Effect Powders" CC#3C challenge, I can't tell you how I did that, but I did use Black Soot, Antique Linen and Vintage Photo. My creepy crew will be traveling over to Inspiration Journal to join in the "Fall is in the Air" challenge and Lisa's Bloggers Challenge "Fall Colors"

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit!

26 comments:

Anita Houston said...

LOVE your tag!!! The leaves, the skeleton, the Effect Powder bird! LOVE it all Terry! Thanks so much for joining us in our Effect Powder challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

Pam said...

Beautiful background, such a fun tag!!

Claudine Criner said...

This is fab! Love all the powder effects and the background is awesome

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous tag, love the colours, and I love the Fall/Halloween season! Hugs, Valerie

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

A great detailed halloween tag Terry!Very clever...
Have a nice day, Alie

Gaby Bee said...

I do always love what I see on your site! This tag looks gorgeous! Love
the skeleton!

Have a great day!

Gaby xo

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Terry, this is STUNNING,the background is gorgeous, the stamping and leaves are just perfect, Love your tag, thanks for sharing hope you have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS)))..

Sara Barker said...

OHHHHH! This tag is so perfectly spooky! I love all your Halloween and EP elements! If you are talking about the Faded Layers tecnique, I have found through much trial and error, if you let your first step sit for a day, the "blending" step takes very well! But your background is just perfect! I LOVE this piece!

Redanne said...

Mr Skully and his pet Raven and cat look quite magnificent Terry! Love the gorgeous background and the effect powders look great. Fabulous tag!

Thanks so much for joining us at Inspiration Journal with this spooky creation... Hugs, Anne xx

Annie said...

A fabulous tag Terry.......your leaves are amazing. I love Halloween creations and Mr Skully looks great as does his raven

Crafty hugs
Annie x

Beth said...

Hey GF I see you are getting into the Halloween mode very creepy my friend but I love it.
Hugs

Candy C said...

Hey Terry! Your tag is awesome! I think your background turned out very cool! The spooky black stamping you've added on top really pops against the background. I love everything about the tag! The leaves at the bottom are way cool. Your skeleton definitely has an attitude! :) I love your bird and the black cat. You did a great job incorporating Tim's EP technique on this! Thanks for sharing your tag with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Vada said...

Holy WOW!!!
I'm speechless!
Outstanding work..
Vada

Juliz Design Post said...

Oh spooky tag how fabulous, love your background and autumn leaves.
Julie x

Mrs.B said...

You always do the most amazing Halloween tags Terry and this is no exception.
Avril xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A gorgeous tag with wonderful elements. Great take on Tim's tag. Mine is still on my to-do-list.

Meggymay said...

Fantastic Halloween tag Terry. Super details and texture.
Yvonne

Kath said...

fantastic spooky tag Terry...thanks for joining in the fun at Inspiration Journal...kath xxx

Hels Sheridan said...

That little kittycat just makes me smile and I loves how you have detailed him... fabby tag, perfect colours... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge and hope to see you again soon x

Michele said...

fabulous elements all to create one awesomely spooky tag! hooray for happy hallowe'en you are off to a fabulously arty start! xo

Ira Huberts said...

I love Halloween and your tag is gorgeous Terry! The background is fabulous and your dressing up brilliant as always! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

1CardCreator said...

Aakkkk! How cute is this! Love all the little details and textures you have here, great tag! ~Diane

Annette Green said...

I'm glad you didn't give up. This tag turned out amazing! I love the rich vibrant use of alcohol inks and the contrast of the black images. Fantastic!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderfully embellished Halloween Tag Terry, love the background!

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Great tag!! I love all those crunchy fall leaves on the ground. Very nice use of effect powder here. Thanks so much for sharing on CC3C!

Yvonne said...

I love your background...the tag is lovely! Fabulous job! Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C and the Inspiration journal!

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