Today, I am going to share a tag for the Tag It Tuesday Link Party over on Cards and More by Sheri! This month the theme was Halloween/Spooky....duh!!! LOL I don't like to do "spooky" too much, but I did a "cutsie" spooky, if that counts!!! LOL It was too fun to do either way! :)
I had already envisioned what I wanted to do in my mind and knew that it would be a little time consuming because I didn't have any die plates that were Halloween themed at all. So that always means a whole lot of fussy cutting, but that was ok by me because sometimes I welcome the fussy cutting to give me time to think and meditate on things. It is somewhat relaxing, which seems like an oxymoron, but there you have it! :) All that said, I knew I wanted to do a cutsie pumpkin!
I pulled out all my Distress Inks for this projects, no paints this time! I started with a base of Antique Linen and then pulled in Spiced Marmalade and then rounded it off with Dusty Concord. I then spritzed through a Crafters Workshop tree stencil for a ghost print of trees in the background and then after that I used an old Tim Holtz stamp that looked like "fall grass" to me to stamp across the bottom using StazOn in Saddle Brown.
I have a bargain bin stamp set that is the only Halloween themed thing I own, so I pulled them out and stamped the moon and stars with Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I then took a bat and the word "boo" from the same set and stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with black embossing powder.I then simply drew out my pumpkin, hat, legs, arms and feet and went to fussy cutting! LOL I colored the legs, arms, hat and feet with Sharpie pens and then went back over the feet and hat with a VersaMark pen and heat embossed with black embossing powder. I took my pumpkin pieces and Distressed with Antique Linen and Spiced Marmalade as well and the edged with Vintage Photo.
I then found this cute kitty in some of my paper pack stash and fussy cut him out as well and then colored over him with a black sharpie. I adhered everything down with Aleene's (the embossed pieces) and Mod Podge. I decided to use my white gel pen to highlight the hat, shoes and kitty and then added some jewels and emphemera bits to the shoes and hat. I also decided to give my cutsie pumpkin some squiggly eyes rather than draw them and I edged the whole tag with Dusty Concord, added ribbon and voila!
We don't necessary celebrate Halloween at my home, but this was a fun project and thanks Sheri for another month of Tag it Tuesday, when I know you have been so extremely busy lately! :) Happy Halloween to all of you fun loving celebrators! :)
Fall is such a marvelous time of year and I love all the October Fests that do go on! We try to go to ones here or there and enjoy the season! I'm dreaming of baked apples, pumpkin pies and spiced ciders! They all have such warm and wonderful memories for me. I hope you all have fond memories as well!
Be blessed today as you think on these things! :)