Friday, 31 May 2013

"Monster Mash"

Another beautiful morning in Sydney today, just perfect for my DH's birthday.  Hope tomorrow is just as lovely, as I have given him tickets to a matinet performance of  "The Adams Family" which is currently showing at the Capitol Theatre.   As a family are all going together and it should be a fun afternoon.  Afterwards I thought we could find somewhere for an early dinner as Vivid Sydney is showing Doctor Who lights on Customs House (tomorrow only), and as DH is a big Doctor Who fan, what better way to finish his birthday celebration.

For this tag I was playing with Dylusions inks as well as Heidi Swap's glimmer ink (the gold bits) and was really happy how it turned out.  I then inked around the edges with Distress Ink  "Fired Brick" to give a bit of definition.  

I stamped the caterpillar and winged insects onto ivory cardstock before colouring with Distress Markers and fussy cutting around them.

Next I stamped the glass dome onto a piece of acetate with black Stazon, being careful not to ink up the base that would be behind the caterpillar, it looks a bit silly otherwise, and then cut around it.  The bottom of the dome was inked up again onto ivory, coloured, cut out and adhered over the top of the acetate.

One of the winged insects was trapped under the dome with the caterpillar while the other two were allowed to fly free.  A length of ribbon was added to finish off the tag.

The stamps for this tag are Dylusions "Monster Mash", such a fun selection from which to choose.

I've entered this tag into Stampotique Designers Challenge #102

Happy crafting!


  1. Wonderful tag! Thank you very much for joining the Stampotique DC this week

  2. Very cool tag! Thanks for joining us at the SDC. XOXO

  3. Aww this is so sweet, thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week.

  4. Your glass dome is a perfect application of the transparency challenge - very clever! Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge!


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