Friday, 25 October 2013

Something wicked ........

Phew, it's been a very busy week (actually, it's been a very busy month) and with 6 days away and a Spring Fair tomorrow, this end of the week has been a flurry of finishing things off for the stall.  However, I think I'm pretty well organised now and hope to have an enjoyable day tomorrow.

So with things now finished, I  decided to have a play and enter a couple of challenges that are running this week.  Over at Stampotique, the theme is Fabric or Lace and at Tagalong, the theme is Steampunk Hallowe'en, so put the two of them together and this is what I've come up with.

I took a tag, and started with Distress Ink 'mustard seed' covering the tag, then added 'fired brick' over the top giving it a slightly mottled look, before again going over it with 'mustard seed'.  I was trying to give it an orange look (in real life it is a bit more orange), and then finished off around the edges with 'black soot'. 

Next the web and spider (Graphic 45 'Happy Hauntings') were stamped in Archival 'watering can' followed by the owls and the steampunk flying clock (Graphic 45 'steampunk spells').  The words were stamped in Archival 'jet black', cut out and lightly edged with 'fired brick' before being glued into place.

The lovely "Gooseneck" was stamped onto ivory cardstock, fussy cut with a piece of lace as an underskirt, and popped onto dimensionals.  She was coloured with Distress Markers 'wild honey' and 'peeled paint'.  To finish off, another length of lace was added in place of ribbon.

And there you have it - my entry for this week's challenges.

Hope you like it and you are welcome to leave any comments so long as they are nice ones!

Happy crafting!


  1. Love your tag, Helen.Good choice of Gooseneck as her costume does look steampunkish with her laced bodice.

  2. love her lace petticoat and background

  3. This is a fab tag! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique again.

  4. Terrific tag. Love the background images

    Chrissie x

  5. your Tag Helen, stampotique do some wonderful quirky images, great background stamping too, fabulous work...Mel:)xx

  6. Oh I love this Helen, billiant background and Gooseneck looks fabulous in green :-) Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Stampotique. Sue xx

  7. Love the lace underskirt, Helen. It reminded me of the "crinolines" we wore many decades ago to make our skirts stand out! Made me laugh to see it! Love your background, too!

  8. Great tag, I love this Stampotique stamp, it was the first one I bought !
    Corrie x

  9. Your tags are wonderful Helen, each one a unique piece of art. I'm very impressed to hear you say you were organised for the spring fair and I hope it went well! Vicky x

  10. fun and pretty! love the use of the lace ;)))
    thanks for playing with us at Stampotique Designer challenge :)))

  11. Oh yes she is wicked.... Thank you for sharing with us at Stampotique.


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