Monday, October 1, 2012

I'm Back! Home Sweet Home!

FINALLY some time to get inky!
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Vacation was wonderfully relaxing. We both had a great time. The weather was simply gorgeous even though the fishing wasn't the best.
My analogy to character our last day there was....
Fish caught today = 2
Trips to bakery = 1
View from the porch at sunset = PRICELESS!
The Inspiration Emporium DT Challenge for October is Spooktackular Decorations.
Enter your project to win $50 Emporium Dollars here.
This is sitting on my coffee table for the kids to may make it's way to the Granddaughter who LOVES and lives for Halloween though.
The Happy Halloween is embossed. The bats are die cut from black chipboard. I used a white pen, of course to create contrast.
The large tag was sprayed with Dylusions Spray Inks.

I die cut the 31 and added several different colors of UTEE and dulled down with Sepia Archival Ink I rubbed over the entire surface. They needed a bit more, so I outlined with black permanent marker.
Don't you love the little owls on a branch???

The Skull is stamped with Black Soot Distress Ink and embossed with black Embossing Powder.
Add a bit of white pen to the teeth and eye socket, spider webs, and spiders.
I added Black Soot Distress Stickles here and there to kind of grunge it up a bit.
The last step is to glue the large tag to Black Chipboard and cut around it.

I wanted to use the BOO die-cut on this, but it proved to be just too large.
BUT, I'll show you it because the UTEE turned out soooooo cool on it.
I pushed it into the black embossing ink and then into the black UTEE.
When it's still hot, I sprinkle white, green zinnia, and tiger lily UTEE Brightz to it and melt just a bit. Too much heat makes it into mud...or all blended together. So just heat it a tiny bit to melt.

This shows how cool it turns out with different colors sprinkled in.
These pieces made their way to my "Little Ghoul." Shrink Plastic...

And here is my stunning granddaughter Britta...the oldest...the girl who lives for Halloween and the Haunted House detail she gets to work at on the weekends in October. Those are goggles on the top of her head...she's lunging at you from an angle.
I personally would never have recognized her if I'd run into her on the street.

This piece is hanging in her place now!
Love ya, Britta!
Nana aka Linda
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  1. Fantastic tag, and boy, does your granddaughter embrace Halloween!! Loved your holiday snaps, too they were glorious. Not sure I could have torn myself away to go home!!

  2. Love it and the UTEE 'Boo' is fab xx

  3. Loving this tag Linda! Thanks for all the details. Great pic of your granddaughter.

  4. Your tag is really cool! Need to make some time to get inky. I love Halloween and all of the creepiness! It is just so fun to get to be someone else. Dressed up as a she vampire one year for my son's fifth grade party at school and the principal did not recognize me at first. I don't think my kids did either.

  5. So love this spooky tag! Great layers and colors! Your granddaughter is adorable and so ready for Halloween!

  6. Love this so much!! You are rocking those new stamps. And the Boo...too dang cool!!

  7. Gorgeous! The color is fabulous! How fun!

  8. What a yummy Halloween tag!!!!

  9. Linda the skull is AMAZING!! Colours totally rock!!

    Kaz x

  10. This is so cool Linda, the Boo is awesome, shame its too big. I'm sure you're going to find a very good use for it though. Michelle x

  11. Cool tag, gf, love the white highlights on the skull, really makes it pop! And how about that granddaughter, wouldn't want to run into her in a dark alley! LOL!

  12. Great spooky tag, a stunning "BOO", and a spooktacular granddaughter...guess you're all ready for Halloween!

  13. I love the BOO! Awesome job as always Linda!

  14. Mwah-ha-ha...awesome pieces yet again.

  15. Your pieces are all GREAT! I love the jewelry! The cards are fabulous, love the skull and how they both used the skull, but how different they look. The one with the 3 skulls is so cool how they each look unique.

  16. Very Cool Linda! I really love how the UTEE came out on the BOO cutout also.

  17. What a cool Nana you are! I love your work an look forward to following you!

  18. WOW! When Tim H. directed me to this site, I knew it had to be awesome...he didn't prove me wrong. I love how you did the background of this tag. How you did the BOO was awesome, gives me some ideas! I love those owls too. Awesome bit of work.

  19. I do love the owls on the branches & everything else you did. Lovely granddaughter, too! Bravo!

  20. These are all great projects! I love how you use the white pen to add details to the tag! And those shrink art skulls are AWESOME!


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