Wednesday 25 September 2013

Happy Halloween tag

Well the sun shone today and we had a beautiful warm afternoon, just like yesterday but the rain has set in this evening, I'm glad I'm tucked up warm indoors.

I loved making this tag because it includes some simple stamping and then embellishing, two of the things I really like doing.
This uses mostly Artistic Outpost  Gothic 1 plate stamps for the main images apart from the crow which is from the Tim Holtz mini halloween set.
This spooky lady has been given an orange gem for her eye, she looks very medieval (not evil) in a way. Ken says she looks more like Queen Borg (Star Trek), as I don’t watch it, I can’t comment on that. I love the frame around her, I seem to have a thing about frames at the moment.
The top of the tag has some twirly wire (cut from the flowers at the bottom – waste not, want not as they say) and also one of Tim’s wishbones with Onyxite treasure gold over it. Ken kindly drilled a hole in it so I could hang it (a trick learned from Tim on the workshop day in August).
Finished at the bottom with flowers, metal leaves, green feathers and some green twine.

I do like making things for halloween, I don’t know why because I don’t really decorate the house or anything.

It's Halloween! It's Halloween!
The moon is full and bright
And we shall see what can't be seen
On any other night.
Skeletons and ghosts and ghouls,
Grinning goblins fighting duels,
Werewolves rising from their tombs,
Witches on their magic brooms.
In masks and gown we haunt the street
And knock on doors for trick or treat.
Tonight we are the king and queen,
For oh tonight it's Halloween!

Author unknown

I am entering this into the Artistic Outpost referral theme for September where the theme is anything goes.

I hope it’s not too scary. Enjoy.

hugs {brenda} x0x


Astrid Maclean said...

Oh it is scary all right, but lovely too! Great looking elements, have to say that raven is my favourite, though I love the touch of the orange eye on the medieval (or star trek, - don't watch it either)lady. Great embellishments too and I love the subtle spider webs in the background!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous! She is very scary indeed lol.
That wishbone charm is a cute (did I say cute in reference to Halloween?!!!) addition.

Jane said...

What a spooky terrific tag Brenda, the stamp is really the orange eye.It's funny how big Halloween is over in the States compared to here. Enjoy the last of the sunshine, it's turning. wet for Saturday. Hugs xx

Inkypinkycraft said...

A great tag! I love Halloween makes , they just let us play in a diffrent way and people make such cool things! ove the colours youbhave used for this tag too! Hugs xxtrace x

debby4000 said...

Brilliant Halloween tag.

Annie said...

Absolutely fabulous tag Brenda. Love the silhouette, wonderful colours and embellishments.

Crafty hugs
Annie x

Glennis F said...

It's a great tag Brenda - good on you for doing something for Halloween - it is not a big thing here at all (thank goodness!)

Von said...

Wonderful Halloween tag Brenda super stamps !
Von ♥

Redanne said...

Absolutely superb Brenda, the orange eye really sets her apart and I love the way you have placed the raven. I love Halloween and I love your tag! Great poem too. Hugs, Anne x

Margreet said...

Awesome tag, Brenda....although I'm not a Halloween fan, I do like what you have created!
xxx Margreet

Paper Profusion said...

That eye surely makes her spooky Brenda, and then the raven makes it very scary indeed! I love the frame too and the wishbone is wonderful! Very handy having Ken about - lucky you! Nicola x

Terry said...

Too funny "Queen Borg." Like Ken, Steve is a huge Star Trek fan! Wonderful Halloween tag and her blingy orange eye is awesome! Love the pretty floral touch. Hope you have a warm day, hugs!

Rossella said...

Beautiful Brenda, love those flowers
Rosie x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous tag Brenda. I know what Ken means, there is a slight resemblance, ha ha ! Love the bird landing on top of the frame and the flower garland is gorgeous. Sue C x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the bird on top of the creepy lady cameo! Love the coils too and the flowers! Gorgeous make!

Karin said...

awesome tag, love this!
groetjes Karin

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful tag, great images. Love the bird.

Paula Whittaker said...

A fabulous Halloween the little wish bone charm.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous tag, love the subtle stamping in the background setting off the AO image beautifully . Love the bird stamped in top. Gorgeous. Tracy x

Sandy said...

Wonderful tag Brenda but one has to be amused with the addition of the wish bone.

Meggymay said...

Scary as well as beautiful. Great stamps, especially the cameo 'Lady'.

Michelle said...

Brenda, this is a fabulous tag! I love the image. And yes, I can see a bit of Borg in her. :). It's wonderful!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous tag and yes those embellishments are quite scary!

2amscrapper said...

Wonderful tag, Brenda!

Words and Pictures said...

Delicious spooky tag with fabulous stamping - the cobwebby background images look so cool - and brilliant detailing: the tiny amber eye, the gorgeous autumnal flowers, the distressing on the greeting - altogether fantastic!
Alison x

Words and Pictures said...

Oops, and of course: thank you so much for playing along with us at Artistic Outpost!

Shirley said...

Brenda this is seriously delicious very Stephen King ish ... love it.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Marjie Kemper said...

Super tag, Brenda. Love that soft stamping of the web and the neat embellishments.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is stunning, Brenda!

Lucy x

Jenny Marples said...

Doing a catch up and realised I'd missed this one Brenda. Gorgeous as ever and I love the bouquet at the bottom of the tag. Jenny x