Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

I wanted to pop in and post a picture of the Halloween tags in action.  I made some molded candy pretzel broomsticks to give my seminary students.  I used a Wilton kit that I purchased at Michaels.  It came with this fun broomstick candy mold as well as a witch hat mold.  Those little candy spiders were included too.  Aren't they just too fun?

You'll have to pardon the indoor pics.  I took them before the sun comes up since seminary class starts at 6am.  A light tent would sure be nice for moments like that.  Check the two previous posts for details about the stamped tags.  I just had to post a pic today of the finished product.  After all, it is Halloween!   :)

Monday, October 28, 2013

Another Halloween Tag

I made another Halloween tag since I need six of them.  This time I used a large spider from Spooky Sweets.  It's a natural choice since the web is already there.  :)

Yes, I hand cut the spider.  That was a bit tricky with those skinny legs!  Thankfully the spiderweb itself is a die!  :)

This tag makes a great addition to the set of five tags that I posted last Friday.  (just scroll down to the previous post)

Stamps:  Spooky Sweets, Trick or Treat (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Orange Zest, White, True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Misc:  Spider Web Trio die (Papertrey Ink); pop-dots, Copic YR18 marker

Friday, October 25, 2013

Halloween Tags

It's time for the monthly Papertrey Ink blog hop!  The challenge was to make a set of five tags.  All of the tags in the inspiration photo were for Christmas, but I really wanted to make some Halloween tags.  I plan to give my seminary students a little treat next week and these tags will be perfect.  :)

Warning:  lots of photos ahead.  I went a little crazy with the camera.

Aren't they cute?  I got my inspiration from tags done by Audrey Tokach and posted on her blog Pink Ink Originals here.  She used stamps by Mama Elephant, but I pulled out several of my Halloween sets by Papertrey Ink.  As I was putting these all together, I was squealing over the cuteness.  I really love how they turned out!  Here are closeups of each tag.

So much fun!  I mixed up images from five different stamp sets.  I may have a weakness for Halloween sets.  Just sayin'.  :D  I popped up parts of them for dimension.

The tags are pretty straightforward.  I diecut the spiderwebs and adhered them in the upper right corner.  I diecut and stamped my various Halloween images, although the bats and skeleton were hand cut.  I used Copic markers to color one of the pumpkins and also to add a little color to the sentiment on each tag.

It felt so good to be creating again.  This year has been tough on me and studio time has been rather sporadic.  I really need to be in there more often.  It's my happy place!  :)

You can find the other blog hop entries here.  Plenty of great ideas for Christmas!  I appear to be the only rebel.  lol

Stamps:  Mr. Bones, Polka Dot Parade #7, Polka Dot Parade #8, Spooky Sweets, Trick or Treat (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  White, Limeade Ice, Orange Zest, True Black, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento); Orange Zest (Papertrey Ink)
Dies:  Tag Sale #3, Mr. Bones, Polka Dot Parade #7, Polka Dot Parade #8, Spider Web Trio (Papertrey Ink)
Copic:  YG11, YR12, YR15, YR18, E57, E59
Misc:  black and white baker's twine, pop-dots