Wednesday, October 8, 2014

12 Tags of 2014- October

I love Halloween so I couldn't wait to have some crafty fun with this October tag for Tim's 12 Tags of 2014!  I don't have the Carved Halloween stamp set that Tim used so I used my favorite image from the new Halloween Blueprints 3 set.  I love any type of check, diamond or dot print so the black cat from this set is my favorite!

I first stamped and watercolored the cat image with the front half purple and the back half green.  After I finished I decided it would look better the opposite way so that is what you see here.  I had to put my spider on the other side of the tag because of the shape of the cat.  I don't have any of the new distress sprays so I created my own using the Distress reinkers and water in the Ranger Mini Mister bottles.  It worked great!  I'm sure the concentration might be different but that's the beauty of making your own distress sprays!  They can be as intense or subtle as you like!  I spritzed the tag with Perfect Pearls Bronze as a substitute for the bronze distress spray.

I used the Idea-ology Alpha Tiles to spell out "EEK".  The "monocle" that I used is actually an optical lens that I've had in my stash FOREVER!  It's larger than the Idea-ology monocles so I had to take remove the hinge clasp from the Idea-ology watch chain to shorten it so that the monocle wouldn't cover the spider!  I noticed that the picket fence distress paint was rubbing off the backside of the monocle after it dried so I coated it with a thin layer of Ranger glossy accents.  That seemed to do the trick and seal it from rubbing off any further.

Love this tag!  And, as usual, I made a second one to share!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you'll take the time to play along and make a tag as well!