Thursday, October 15

5 for 5 Blog Hop Event: Halloween - Day 4

 Welcome to Day 4 of our latest 5 for 5 Blog Hop Event. We are 5 crafty friends getting together and creating 5 Holiday themed projects for 5 consecutive days. The event runs from October 12th until October 16th and is Halloween inspired!!
Todays theme is STENCILS! Right away I knew which stencil I would use to create my tag. The background of my tag was inspired by Tim Holtz. He used this technique on a section of burlap canvas and I wanted to try it on a black tag. Here's my tag ...
 I started with a black craft tag, Tim Holtz Halloween Stencil, Texture Paste and three GORGEOUS Distress Inks perfect for Halloween.
I scraped texture paste through the Halloween stencil, let it dry and then blended the distress inks over the dried paste. The texture paste absorbs the distress inks beautifully!!
I found an OLD Heidi Swapp flower, some cheesecloth, and some old Halloween die cuts from Marah Johnson and layered them together at the bottom of the tag.
The eyes of the skull are Tim Holtz Idea-ology Heirloom Roses with Sunset Orange Alcohol Ink dripped in. I water colored the skull die cut with Wilted Violet Distress Ink and a water brush.
The tag is topped of with distress ink dyed crinkle ribbon and a charm from the Idea-ology Adornments - Oddities Collection (retired).

I'm including this tag as part of October's  Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog. We have a fun, spooky Word Search challenge this month and this tag fits right in. Stop by the blog and see all the Halloween inspiration, and enter in our challenge for a chance to win an AWESOME Mixed Media prize from Grumbacher!!
Please hop on over and check out today's projects from each of the 5 for 5 designers below! They all did a great job and hopefully you will be inspired to make a card, tag, ATC or whatever you desire to celebrate Halloween!!  
5 for 5 Designers
Lynn Kopas (you are here)
Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you tomorrow for Day 5 of our Blog Hop Event! Enjoy your day!!


Kris said...

Your distress ink color choices are perfect on the black tag. They almost look like neon and the embellishments are spot on.

Phyllis said...

love this, don't know which one I like best, will make my decision tomorrow

Janis said...

i am getting in on the Halloween 5 for 5 late, so I am going backwards. lol... Glad to not miss it, though!!!

Wow....what a scary-looking tag!!! LOVE how you did the texture paste with the DI. Looks fluorescent!! I must try that on black. What a great effect!!
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Rea' said...

What a fun tag with Tim's Halloween stencil... great colors !

Lynn Price said...

Awesome use of this stencil!! Love your tag - and also the Crazy Bird with the great sentiment! xx Lynn

Mila said...

Great and beautiful inspiration. Thanks

Lilian YF said...

Great tag! Love the colors!
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