Tuesday, 3 October 2017

You're friggin' special

"I don't care if you lick windows, take the special bus, or ......"
have I ever mentioned how much I love Stampotique stamps?

 If you read yesterday's blog post, you will have noticed that
the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge theme is
"P" is for Pink Halloween
 and one of the swaps I'm doing this month is a halloween tag.
Ahh .... a perfect match!


This tag is a little wider than usual but I'm really pleased with how it all went together.

First I stamped the quote in the bottom corner of a piece of ivory card, 
and then stamped "Relaxin' " next to it.  
There was just enough room to add "happy halloween" down the side.

With 'worn lipstick' Distress Oxide ink on my craft mat, I spritzed the ink with water and swiped the tag through it.  I let it dribble a bit and then mopped the excess with a tissue. 
Next I added 'fired brick' Distress Ink through a spider web stencil, then spritzed it with water letting it dribble and dry naturally.

I coloured "Relaxin' " with watered down Distress Inks.  With the excess inks, I smooshed a ribbon through the colours to co-ordinate with the tag.  To finish, I added a black mat and tied the ribbon in place.

Stampotique - "Relaxin' "; "Quote #1"
Tim Holtz - "Simple Sayings"

Stampotique Designers Challenge - Anything but a card
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - "P" is for Pink Halloween

My apologies for the bold italics, but either blogger or my computer are playing silly buggers.  
Oh well ...... such is life!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, 2 October 2017

"P" is for Pink Halloween

"P" is for Pink Halloween
is the theme at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers 
in honour of Pink Ribbon Day for Breast Cancer.

I have recently been playing with Distress Oxides to create different backgrounds
and this one fitted in with the pink theme quite well.

The aliens seem to look a bit worried by Spiderwitch 
and, who can blame them?

"3 in a round" was stamped directly onto the background and then fussy cut.  They were again stamped onto white card, coloured and fussy cut again, before gluing them directly over the first image.

Some spider web was stencilled over the corner of the background.  
Both pieces were mounted onto black card before adhering to pink card.

Stampotique - "3 in a round"; "Spiderwitch"; "3 greetings"

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - "P" is for Pink Halloween


 Happy Crafting!