Sunday 16 October 2011

A Holtz-ian Halloween!

Well I said I would get creating and here is my tag for Grungy Monday - it's so good to have you back Linda -  and the theme at Simon Says Stamp and Show is things with wings, so this fits that as well.

Totally in the style of TH and using TH products I have made this Halloween tag which was inspired by the great man himself on his blog HERE.

I really have very limited Halloween stamps so I have used nature ones as well as cut out vintage images to get the effects I wanted to try and re-create. I drew the barbed wire and added the mini staples as per T!m himself.

Supplies -
Crackle paint - dusty concord
Seasonal DIs - seedless preserves, ripe persimmon, gathered twigs
Stamps - Andy Skinner back to nature
Downloads - Graphics Fairy and unknown
Inka Gold - silver
Mini attacher
Skull - one of my clay moulds

I really enjoyed playing again.

This morning it is another of those cold but beautiful autumn days and I thought I would share a couple of photos from my front garden.

This bush was covered in amazing cobwebs and the sun shining on the dew just captured my attention.

.... and some warm autumn berries.

I hope your weekend is going well; have the most wonderful day whatever you are doing.

luv {brenda} xoxox

Other challenges to have fun with -
Simon Says Stamp - Halloween / Goth
Creative Craft Crew - Spooky Fun
Everybody Art - Halloween
Crafts and Me - Orange
Stampotique - Tag Time
Crafts 4 Eternity - Purple and orange
Alphabet challenge - S for soon to be Halloween
Craft Your Days Away - Halloween colours



Gina said...

Fantastic tag Brenda, that burnt orange and black combi is one of my favourites :D XXX

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous Halloween tag, love the purple and the barbed wire is wonderful. Great tag. Thanks so much for joining in The Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Brenda. Tracy x x

Margaret said...

Super tag. Wonderful for a goody bag
Thank you for joining us at the Creative Card Crew for this challenge
Margaret :o)

Irene said...

Brilliant Tag Brenda, love the barbed wire,the pics of your garden show just how awesome nature is. Have a good day.
Irene xx

DesignerDiva said...

Fantastic tag Brenda, I love your barbed wire and super super ink work!
Hope you're keeping well and catch up with some rest now your inspection is over
Hugs Laurie x

Martina said...

Brenda, that looks so great! I'm thrilled! The skull is a perfect decoration for this tag!

Lisa Jane said...

oooh i love this Brenda ... the background is fab.. and fantastic skeleton!
Lisa x

Nancy Wethington said...

Oh wow, this is so good. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the barbed wire. And the crackle background really adds to your tag. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Gram's Treasures said...

A very spooky tag, Brenda. In keeping with the theme, too bad your picture wasn't able to capture the huge daddy long-legs spider that must have created that web. lol.
Joyce xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is brilliant and it was great to see it in the flesh. Thanks for a great morning. Wish I had known about the staples when I tried to do barbed wire recently. Thanks for the cobweb, etc!

Lucy x

Vicky said...

This is fantastic Brenda...

have a lovely afternoon...big hugs Vicky xx

Meggymay said...

Its a super skeleton, great tag. Yvonne x

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Love your spooky tag Brenda. I also love the barbed wire. And your photos of the berries are lovely. I do love the colours of Autumn.
Siobhan x

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda,
I love your autumn photo's so beautiful and your fabulous creation is super cool. that time spent creating was well worth it
hugs June x

Unknown said...

Wow that tag is stunning Brenda, so really spooky .. and the photos are beautiful. Thanks for sharing xxx

gina g said...

Gorgeous tag. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

Anonymous said...

What a stunning tag! Love the colours. Thanks for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge

Terry said...

Thank you for joining the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show with your fabulous Wings Halloween project wow love the image and the colors you have used. Hugs Terry xxx

Kim Dellow said...

Wonderful! Very spooky and I love your photos. Kim

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Your tag looks fabulous, love the background and the skull gives a perfect finishing touch.

pinky said...

Oh excellent work Brenda!! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

Berry said...

Your tag is brilliant Brenda and what stunning autumnal photos hugs Rebekah xx

debby4000 said...

Fantastic spooky tag Brenda.

Willy said...

Wonderful Halloween tag, Brenda! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenge # 40.

Junibears said...

A great tag for Halloween Brenda. Love your photos. The dew on the web is wonderful! Hugs xxx

Terry said...

Brenda, Love every inch of your tag! The barbed wire looks so amazing! You may have a limited supply of Halloween stamps, but your imagination makes up for that! Have a great week!

Liz said...

Lovely! Thanks for joining us this week at C4E. Liz

Lesley said...

Wonderful tag, I love the skeleton! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet and CYDA challenges xx

Christine said...

Wow, what a beautiful tag!! Love the techniques. You learned well from the great man!!
Wow, what a BOOtiful card!! Love all of the details and that super cute image!!
Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Christine said...

Wow, what a beautiful tag!! Love the techniques. You learned well from the great man!!
Wow, what a BOOtiful card!! Love all of the details and that super cute image!!
Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Gez Butterworth said...

Great tag! Love the little staples down the side! Thank you for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenge.

Fliss said...

Fabulously spooky tag Brenda. Love the inky background and stamping and the barbed wire is a clever touch.
Gorgeous photos too and make me want to go out with my camera despite the freezing weather!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Tamara Morton said...

Fabulous Halloween card, thank you for joining us at Alphabet challenge this time

Basement Stamper said...

your tag looks great, love the paint colors and the images you chose for it. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

fatmonica said...

This is stunning!I love the barbed wire!

Kaz said...

Such a great tag. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

Sue said...

I love this Brenda, what a brilliant idea with the barbed wire! x

Amanda said...

Fab Halloween tag!

Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Craft Your Days Away.