Saturday, 12 October 2013

Hocus Pocus

I recently discovered a new challenge (well, new to me anyway) who's theme for the month of October is along halloweeny lines, and this week it's 'Hocus Pocus'.  It appears you can use any company's goodies, so long as it is a 'tag'.  Since I quite enjoy making tags I thought I'd join in with this week's challenge.

I started with the background using Distress Inks, mustard seed, fired brick and seedless preserves, blended together.  I then stamped the teddy magician (Lucy's Stamps) directly onto the tag and again onto cardstock before colouring him with Distress Markers.  To get a lighter shading on his robe, I scribbled dusty concord onto a cellophane bag (you make do with what is available at the time) and picked the colour up with a water brush.  He was then fussy cut (not the shimmer around his crystal ball though) and glued directly over the first image.  The spider and web were stamped from Graphic 45 'Happy Hauntings', and the words are a set of alphabet stamps which come in handy for all sorts of projects.

To finish off the tag, silver kindyglitz was added to highlight the crystal ball and his robes, and some yarn completed the tag.

I've had this teddy stamp in my stash for quite a few years now and always thought him rather cute.  I'm not even sure if Lucy's Stamps still exist anymore, but thought he was perfect for the Hocus Pocus theme.

I'm entering him in this week's challenge at

Happy crafting!


  1. awww so cute. thanks for playing along with tagalong!

  2. Gorgeous tag Helen. So happy you could join us this week. What a cute ted! xx


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