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Monday, September 14, 2009

'S' is for Spooky Tag



Here is my tag for this weeks challenge over on UK Stampers Forum. This weeks theme was 'S' is for Spooky. Wanted to create a dark and bleak effect on this one.

I began with a dark brown card trimmed to size. I first used a stamp of a bare tree (PaperArtsy) and inked the stamp with Versamark ink and heat embossed with detail silver embossing powder. I then used a cloud stamp (A Stamp in the Hand) and inked this with Brilliance moonlight black ink and stamped the cloud background. The moon (A Stamp in the Hand) was stamped in Brilliance moonlight white in a gap in the clouds.



The bird stamp (PaperArtsy) was next inked with black Stazon and stamped onto white shrink plastic 3 times, and trimmed and shrunk with the heat gun. The stamp was then inked with Versafine onyx black and stamped along the bottom of the tag. I used a Stewart Gill Artaglio stamp inked with Brilliance starlight silver to fill in the gap under the words.



The chipboard letter S was coated in Versamark and heat embossed twice with Marcasite embossing powder. The tag was then assembled by sticking the shrunk birds on the tree as shown with Glossy Accents. The chipboard letter S was stuck in place followed by some K&Co black letters (mounted on foam pads) to spell out 'Spooky'. The whole tag was edged with Brilliance graphite black. A black eyelet was applied with the crop'a'dile and 4 short lengths of silver metallic cord were tied through the hole.


Sid xx

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13 comments:

  1. Great Tag, love shrink plastic, such a cool medium :)

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  2. Oooh I do love this tag Sid, it really does look spooky xxxx

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  3. Oh this is fabulous. I've only just discovered shrink plastic... had some for a while but never played with it, for some reason thought it would be more difficult than it is. Those birdies are just perfect, what a great idea to use the plastic that way.

    Love the background colour you've used.

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  4. This is a fab tag - what a lot of work has gone into it - but well worth it. The finished result is brilliant.

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  5. really like this tag with all the layers and the white around the birds highlighting them..thanks for visiting my blog today

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  6. Love this tag... and the birdies1

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  7. love the tag,the embossed tree looks wonderful

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  8. Love your tag Sid. The embossing works really well
    isax

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  9. love this, with the little birds on the embossed landscape

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  10. Wow Sid, love what you did with the tag! Superb!
    Leandra

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