Wednesday, October 1

October ... Already?!?!

Welcome October! If I say this a few times, I might actually believe it. Sadly, the summer is over for now and it was fun - sunshine, pool days, long nights, crafty get togethers, easier commutes, cookouts and the list goes on. Now it's time to change things up. One of the benefits of the upcoming seasons for me is more studio time. I won't feel guilty being indoors and missing out on gorgeous weather. Fall is a GREAT time for photography - so I must get out there with my DLR and capture the season!
A new month brings on a new Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!!  This month's challenge is to use ribbon, twine or fiber on your project! Now, who wouldn't love this challenge!!
 
 
Our lovely DT member Lalo generously supplied the team with some cool ribbons, twine and raffia from May Arts Ribbon, who is also our sponsor this month (more details below). The colors screamed Halloween so I decided to create a Halloween Tag! I used some older Marah Johnson Halloween papers and came up with this spooky tag ...
 
 
The twine at the top and the ribbons on the bottom coordinate so well with the Halloween theme. Here's a close-up of the bottom of the tag ...
 
 
For the spider web effect I used Tim Holtz "Shatter" Layering Stencil and applied
Art Extravagance Clear Crackle Texture Paste by Finnabair for Prima. This gave a very subtle but effective spider web look for my tag. Once the texture paste was dry, I used an ink blending tool and Wendy Vecchi's Designer Series Archival Ink for Ranger in "Orange Blossom" and rubbed the ink over the crackles. This added more color and depth to the web ...

 
 Our generous sponsor for this month's challenge is May Arts Ribbon!!


They are offering THREE FULL SPOOLS of Fall inspired Ribbon!!!! So, grab some ribbon, twine and/or fibers and let's see what you can create!! Please link up to the Mixed Media Challenge Blog for a chance to win this AWESOME prize and to see what the talented Design Team created!!!
 Thanks for stopping by. I'd love your feedback so feel free to leave me a comment!!

3 comments:

Phyllis said...

I am always impressed by your creations. You can tell you love what you do.

Rachel said...

if you ever did a class on making this tag... i would be there!! it really is fabulous

crafty creations said...

Stunning tag Lyn - the texture is amazing

Hilda