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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Trick or Treat?

Are you ready for Halloween?  I haven't made my annual Halloween cards for my kiddos yet.  The challenge this week at  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is spooky.  This will get me inspired to work on my cards for my kids.   


I decided to pull out my beeswax and melt pot to play around with a mix of textures.

The background has a hint of stamping in brown ink. I then added a layer of blue mist and green paint.  I decided to put my beeswax over the stamped image. I poured the beeswax over the background and then added a touch of sequin wasted in the corners with the beeswax  poured over the waste. After it cooled down I pulled it off and smeared gold paint over the texture.  

The vintage witch is stamped on the background in brown ink and then stamped onto tissue paper using black ink and decoupaged onto the surface. 

The sentiment is from stickers with a hint of blue dye ink smeared over the surface. I painted metal letters and framed them with a touch of black twine. The edges were gilded with the gold paint.

The ribbon and lace were spritzed with mist and touches of gold paint.


Products: Artistic Outpost Vintage Halloween, BeesWax, Melt Pot, Idea-ology Seasonal Chit Chat Stickers, Sequin Waste, Ranger Archival Black Ink, Coffee Ink, Paper Artsy Fresco Finish - Mermaid, Limelight, Prima Numbers, Ranger Distress Paints - Gold,
Lace, Ribbon, Twine


Come play along with us at  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge for a chance to win a $50 Gift voucher from  Simon Says Stamp.

17 comments:

  1. Wow, suzz! Love your sweet halloween tag. Great textures, and just love the little witch! Hugs, Sandra

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  2. Beautiful Sue! Love the beeswax and those dots you made are gorgeous, especially with the gold highlights.

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  3. Wow! There's a lot of work in this and it shows! Great Halloween tag!

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  4. I adore vintage so I just love this tag the mixed medium really kicks it up a notch TFS

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  5. Super cute tag, Suzz!

    Love the layering!!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  6. Such an adorable vintage tag Suzanne! Love the pretty color combination!

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  7. Such a pretty tag Suz! Love the image and all the texture! Not often that you say "pretty" for Halloween, but yours is!

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  8. Such a creative tag. I have just become aware of Simon Says stamps and would love a chance to win some. Thanks.

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  9. What a fantastic tag! Suzz. I love how you combined the beautiful colors and textures on the background. Love the cute witch image and the lace, too. :)

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  10. Gorgeous tag Suzz, I love love the image and love how you circled twine around the 31. I have just purchased some beeswax , I must try it out now. Fantastic backdrop and textures. Tracy x

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  11. Brilliant, love the different textures
    Rosie x

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  12. Suzz...TOO CUTE!!! I absolutely love your vintage Halloween tag. It's simply gorgeous. Love the texture on this. Your little vintage girl is adorable and I also love the added little witch's feet charm and twine around the "31". Beeswax scares the poop out of me to use it...but you've inspired me. :) And....please share what that gorgeous piece of metallic edging you gave to Tracy is from. That is so gorgeous and if it's a die cut, it's going on my "gotta have" list! :) <3 Candy

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  13. Sweet halloween tag! So vintage! Barbarayaya

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  14. Amazing work, Suzz! I love how you created this. Very clever! A beautiful tag!

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  15. Suzz- you inspired me SO MUCH with this incredible tag that I bought a bottle of beeswax! Now this may not seem like a big deal, but I've had a total beeswax phobia for some reason and have never gotten over it. But this stunning tag was the thing that finally convinced me to quit being a wimp and try the stuff out! So thank you for that intervention which I really needed. Your work is always a pleasure to see!

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  16. She's such a sweetheart - and the beeswax adds such a wonderful patina to the whole thing - love it!
    Alison xx

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