The idea came to me for this challenge as a Halloween project. I have seen so many awesome projects and decided that I didn't want to be left out, so here I am getting it done just before Halloween! Here it is:
I used Tim's Crescent Moon and Stars die which I cut from cardboard. The colored crackle technique was then applied. I think this technique worked perfectly for the Halloween Moon!
Now, I would like to says 'thanks" to Tim for making me get a little crazy with color! In the past I would have played it a bit more conservative and used more subdued colors. To show you what I mean, here is the tag I used alongside another tag with lighter colors. I used the painted marble technique for both of them.
I used the witch and spider stamps from Tim's Carved Halloween CMS 197 stamp set along with the die cut, letters to create the word "spooky" from the Tim Holtz Alterations Upon a Time alphabet strip and the number 31 from the Alpha Parts. The Colored Crackle technique was applied to the moon and the stars. This is what I ended up with:
I think this technique worked perfectly! The stars now have a bit of an "icy" look to them and the moon is definitely a bit spooky looking too.
After stamping the witch twice on scrap cardstock, I colored the image using Distress inks which I applied with a watercolor technique. I then cut apart the back of the broom and jack-o-lantern, applied pop dots to the back and adhered them over the first image to create a bit of dimension.
The Alpha parts were colored with a bit of Spiced Marmalade paint and were adhered to the bottom of the tag! I then adhered the rest of the elements to the tag. To finish, I used Rusty Hinge and Mustard Seed Distress Stains to dye Tim's Crinkle Ribbon, made a bow and attached to the top!
Here again is the finished piece:
This challenge is being generously sponsored by the Funky Junkie Boutique. One lucky randomly chosen winner will earn a $25.00 gift certificate. Tim and Mario are also supplying another fabulous prize package for the winner of the Curiosity Crew Choice. Good luck to everyone! We really enjoy seeing all of your wonderful projects! Thank you so much for participating!