Thursday, October 1

A Spooktacular Month

Happy October! I say this a lot, but time is flying by. This month is going to be super busy craft wise, so you'll be seeing lots from me on my blog! This month is a fun time to be creative with Halloween right around the creepy corner. It's freeing to just be silly and crazy when creating, using bright, bold colors that ordinarily may not be in your color palette. Stay tuned for some fun projects.
The first of every month brings a new challenge on the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog. This month's challenge is based on a Spooktacular Word Search - find a word or words and incorporate them into your project. Easy, right?
I decided to create a tag and I incorporated several words from the word search into my project. Here's my tag ...
I recently purchased Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous "Undertaker" Stamp Set and couldn't wait to use it! I used some new Grumbacher acrylic paints and India Ink to create the background. Once dry, I used a Tim Holtz Shatter Stencil and dabbed white paint through the stencil to create a web effect.
I chose the larger of the two skulls that are included in this awesome stamp set. I stamped the image on mixed media paper and colored the face with Ranger's newest distress color "Wilted Violet". This purple color is PERFECT for Halloween projects. You will see me use this color alot this month!! I had fun with the undertaker's eyes using Idea-ology gumdrops and a mini gear to add interest.
Our guest designer this month is Alexandra Heine, a Grumbacher mixed media artist. Her project is stunning so stop by our blog to see her work!
Our sponsor this month is Grumbacher.
They generously gave the Design Team a few products to play with this month. Their acrylic paints are great and we also received a set of woodless colored pencils which I can't wait to experiment with. They are offering a prize this month so be sure to join us in our fun challenge for a chance to win - more details on the MMMC blog!
Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back with much more fun this month!!! Happy October!!
 
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34 comments:

Adriana Díaz de Zerio Goñi said...

Amazing, I love it

Lisa Winnard said...

Love your background Lynn. X

Lisa Winnard said...

Love your background Lynn. X

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

love the use of a doily with the skull - a little unexpected - love that color - I just bought it and will have to try it on some halloween things thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Kerstin F. said...

Awesome and gorgeous, spooky greetings :-)!

Phyllis said...

I believe a see a doily, very cute

Urban Mermaid said...

Awesome tag! Love the green glow in the dark eyes!

Tia Otto said...

The tag you created is amazing! Love this time of year. Thanks for sharing!

KarenB said...

Wow, you fit so much on one little tag! Looks amazing.

PiHi said...

Great skull with green sparkle in his? eyes!

Lynn K said...

Thanks for the lovely comments everyone!!

Strangely Creative said...

Fantastic! its really stylishly spooky!!! Cxx

Esther said...

Love that background and the gumdrop eyes and gear are such a fun detail..Esther http://essiescraftyeffusions.blogspot.co.uk/

Laura said...

I love the unexpected bright green gumdrop eyes and the juxtaposition of the soft doily with the shattered stencil. Very cool.

marie-christine denis said...

Love this tag and thank you for the details!

Riswana Fathima said...

Awesome tag :) loved the colors & textures :)

Helen Liu said...

Hi Lynn, I love the color contrast, the texture, the layout , actually everything of your tag. Please also stop by my blog and take a look at my entry, http://stampfairy-helen.blogspot.tw/2015/10/thanksgiving-blessing-tag.html , thanks.

WendyK said...

Love all the different elements to your colourful tag.

karrie sweet said...

I would never have thought to use a doily for this type of project but it looks awesome! thanks for the inspiration at Mixed Media.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful Halloween tag! Love how you used the gumdrops for the Undertaker's eyes, what a brilliant idea. Thanks so much for sharing it! Deb xo

Binty said...

love the way u did the eyes. so creative. beautiful tag.

Jean said...

This is wonderful! So creative and great details!

JackieP Neal said...

What a cool creepy tag! I love how you made his eyes- great idea!
Have to tell you ,I adore that card you made for World Card making day- it is precious!
Jackie ")
http://www.creatingwithoutcrayons-jackiepneal.com/

Lynn K said...

Thanks to everyone for all the awesome comments! It means a lot to get your feedback!!

melania scalfaro said...

I love skulls...i used it for this month's challenge :D Thanks for sharing

Lisa H said...

ACK, those eyes!! lol they are great!!

Lys Scrap said...

A really spooky tag, I love the purple colour!

A Pink said...

Fabulous Spooky tag . Really caught my eye x

Maja Rijkers said...

Great tag! Love the background and that skull with his scary eyes?!!

Redanne said...

Apologies for the lateness of my comment. The Undertaker is my current favourite Halloween stamp and I love that you used the Wilted Violet on yours, it really does suit him and the gum drops are perfect for his eyes - spooky but not too scary. Love the gorgeous colour you used in the background too. Anne x

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous tag. Those eyes are really spooky. Hugz

Suzanne C said...

Spooky and Fun! Love the spooky eyes!

Buttons said...

Loving that bright yellow background to your spooky fella! Jenny x

Joi at RR said...

When I saw the gumdrop/gear eyes Lynn - I laughed out loud. GENIUS! LOVE them so much. And your background is wonderful - my fav color too!!! This was soooooooooooo fun to see. HAPPY HALLOWEEN! j.