1 October 2013

Halloween Tags at Our Creative Corner

Hi everyone. So we've arrived at the beginning of October. It's Julia's turn to host this month's challenge at Our Creative Corner and she wants you to make a tag. It needs to be the main project, not something added to your work and it needs a Halloween theme. And for a further twist your tag must include some surface texture; think modelling paste, thick gesso or clay with texture from stamps or other items, dry embossing or embossing powders, texture sprays, crackle glaze, fabric, corrugated cardboard - the list is endless really!


Here's my version, inspired by the wonderful Vivian Keh (Contadina K). This is a video link I've added before but it is such a good one I'm doing it again for those who missed it.


I grabbed my Blackberry and Graphite Viva Decor Ferro Paste, smeared them on randomly and used Vivian's method for adding texture. Then came a sprinkled mix of gold and midnight black embossing powders, heated to work their magic. Finally the untextured areas were blended with Distress Inks (Dusty Concord/Seedless Preserves/Chipped Sapphire).  Now the fun could have stopped there, but then I reached for my new circular stencil and sprayed through it with Biscotti Perfect Pearls spray, followed by Seedless Preserves Distress Paint to create a web design in two corners of the tag.


This gave me the idea to add embossed Mini Blueprint spiders hanging from twine threads and die cut branches covered in Glossy Accents. The faux metal sentiment panel was created using a faux cloisonné technique I haven't used in ages and was attached using TH long fasteners. Finally the bottom edge was die cut and the crinkly nylon ribbon coloured with Distress Paint to match (gosh this stuff covers anything!!!)


Well you can't say I don't offer you a variety of projects and I urge you to hop over to Our Creative Corner to take a look at what my incredibly talented fellow team mates have been up to. We'd love to see your take on this challenge too.

I'm going to enter this into;

Thank you so much for stopping by. Take care of yourselves. Hugs, Jenny xxx

37 comments:

  1. So loving this tag Jenny! I just want to touch it and feel all that wonderful texture. The grungy colours are fantastic and the embossing powder used in this way is right up my street! (haven't used any for ages - need to put that right!). Creativity in bucket loads Jenny!
    Juliaxx

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  2. ...this is one gorgeous Tag Jenny, love the colours and textures, spooky-tastic...Mel:)x

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  3. Stunning Tag Jenny. Hugs Rita xxx

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  4. Awesome texture, Jenny! Love the delicacy of the colours combined with the rough texture!

    Thanks for sharing the link too!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  5. Stunning textures and great colours Jenny, very inspirational!!

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  6. I just love how you created so much texture, love the grungy colours and what a fabulous design Jenny, this is just perfect in my book. Hugs, Anne x

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  7. Another amazing tag Jenny :) I've read and reread but figure out how you did the gold spidery thingy or maybe I just can't see for looking
    Von ♥

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  8. Gorgeous texture,love the spiders and the colours are yummy! xxx Keren

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  9. Loving your "tag" wonderful creation and brilliant texture.
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  10. Love , love , love this tag! Lots of gorgeous texture and colour. Super challenge , I really must have a play along this month! Toni x

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  11. Jenny! This is gorgeous - I love how you chose your colors - rich and muted, and of course, all the texture. I noticed some folks coming over from here, and just want to say thanks so much for the love. going to add you to my feedly now! -Vivian

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  12. if it's ok with you, i'd like to share this on my fb page.

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  13. wowee Jenny your tag is fabulous full of wonderful textures, Annette x

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  14. That's a wonderful tag, love the added gold.

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  15. Wow! What a stunning tag! Love all the texture!

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  16. Thank you for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  17. Such a wonderful tag Jenny. Thank you for the link to Vivian K's video. I love what she did & have subscribed to her channel. It would be so awesome if you started videoing your works Jenny; you have so much to share :o) xx

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  18. I am one of those who missed the link Jenny and your tag has really whet my appetite to see more, off to have a look.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  19. Jenny, what a wonderful tag! Love the cool texture in the background. The blending of those dark colors are really amazing! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  20. Such rich colors and gorgeous texture! Love this tag and will check out that video! Hugs!

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  21. The colours and texture combine to bring such richness to the tag Jenny.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  22. Hi Jenny, now that is a classy Halloween tag! I've been over to OCC and you've all inspired me so I'm going to try and play along with this month's challenge. (I've finished cataloguing my stamps so after a long lie down to un-kink my neck I'll be on it...) Hugs MMx

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  23. Waht a incredible Halloween Tag,,,,,absolutely spooktacular,,,

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  24. Wonderful tag! And the colors are superb.

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  25. What a stunning tag...beautiful colours, great textures, I LOVE it!!
    Hugs Emma xx

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  26. Superb. This is one very cleverly thought out tag Jenny with amazing texture techniques and colours, you can 'feel' the tactile appeal through the screen. I just love how your creative mind puts things together and this is such a unique and original sample of your amazing talent. Brilliant work.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  27. Jenny..your Halloween tag is really cool! I love all of that metallic texture you've done on your background. I have GOT to to check out that link that you gave about that. I really do love the way you made the flourish die cuts look like they were coming right out of the metallic splotches on the background. The spider webs are cool and the "HAPPY HALLOWEEN" is a great center for your tag. Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. <3 Candy

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  28. Oh this is such a fabulous tag Jenny! Oh I sooooo love the texture and the colour palette. Delicious! !!

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  29. Such rich textures! I love that faux cloisonné technique. Beautifully done. Thank you for joining us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. ~Michelle

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  30. Love the metal panel. Thanks for sharing. Karen.x

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  31. Wow, Jenny, gorgeous texture and fab colour
    Rosie x

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  32. Fabulous tag Jenny! LOVE the gorgeous textures you achieved here. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

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  33. Outrageously fabulous textures and patina - glorious tag!
    Alison xx

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  34. Stunning tag Jenny with beautiful layers. Love the spiders webs

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

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  35. Fabulous texture on this festive make! Love the purple webs too! Awesome!

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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