Go on, admit it. Your singing that song in your head now:) Happy Saturday to followers new and old. It's still thrilling each time someone decides to sign up to see my posts, and I do try to find your blogs so I can follow you too - to me crafting is as much about encouraging and supporting each other as it is about showing off our own creations. Stepping down from the soapbox now... and so for today's offering, which is my take on Tim Holtz' October tag.
I don't really do Halloween (more of a Bonfire Night gal) and rather than focus on what I don't have I went for the more positive approach. Background first. Music score on tissue paper with green and blue pigment ink over the top. Following TH's instructions I worked DI Stormy Sky into the creases and added DI Walnut Stain to the edges, then spritzed the whole thing with some copper mica mist. A final stamping with a TH swirl in Black Archival Ink to finish.
Sleigh next. I covered corrugated cardboard with copper acrylic paint - with added beach sand - added a few drops of Pitch Black alcohol ink, a rub of DI Walnut Stain, and completed the runner with Distress Stickles Antique Bronze (gotta love this stuff!) The parcels carry on the paper theme of my previous Christmas tags and who wouldn't be tempted to open them?!
I have coloured embossing glitter with alcohol ink but the red 'Santa' needed a more uneven finish - reach for Fired Brick Distress Stickles and hey presto. Finishing touches included the cord from clothing tags coloured with acrylic paint, a Tim Holtz washer, Woodware lock and key brads (all from The Stamp Man) and some Funkie Junkie Boutique seam binding with copper paint resist (well you can resist in something other than white sometimes - see below) and DI Stormy Sky/Peeled Paint soaked over the top of the resist.
And of course, this will be entered into the following challenges;
That's all for now folks. Have a great weekend, and see you on a blog near you soon.
Hugs, Buttons x