Sunday, 6 October 2013

Only the moon howls – for Crafty Individuals

It is time for the new Crafty Individuals challenge which Jean has launched on her blog.  The theme is simply 'October'.  That means your project theme can be anything that springs to your mind when you think of the month of October.  It may remind you of Halloween of course, or Autumn perhaps in all its glorious colours, or even simply a time when Christmas preparations begin?  Just follow where your imagination takes you! In return for using just one (or more) CI products you can enter the challenge and receive a 25% discount to the CI on-line store valid until the 10th November, what a bonus.

Quite a simple tag from me today highlighting how versatile the CI stamps are. I have used the silhouette crow and tree from the CI-361 stamp plate, stamping the one tree lots of times to give me the undergrowth feel I wanted.
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The background started as a mop-up from a previous project which (I think) used walnut stain and pumice stone distress inks. I then blended shaded lilac and faded jeans over to get that early night time feel to it. The crow is just landing on the top branches of the tree.
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The moon is part of a punched circle given the blended spritz and flick treatment. The iron gate is a piece left from another CI project and is an on the edge die.
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The quote comes from the internet. I love making myself a page of different quotes and sentiments under one theme – and of course you can guess what I labelled this one as.

Looking forward to seeing your October creation linked up, have a great month.

Enjoy your Sunday and have a creative week ahead.

hugs {brenda} x0x

34 comments:

Paula Whittaker said...

fab tag and liking the quote too

Jane said...

What a great tag Brenda, such an atmospheric background. Those blended colours just shout moonlight and Halloween.The crow landing is superb. Hope this lovely sunshine has reached you. Hugs xx

Redanne said...

You really have created a tremendous atmosphere in this tag Brenda, love the early evening feel, with the crow ready to roost and the moon looks amazing. Definitely a Halloween feel. Hugs, Anne x

Paper Profusion said...

Your night sky and moon are wonderful Brenda with this terrific scene you have painted. Superb tag. Nicola x

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow Brenda, what a fabulous colour combination, so different and atmospheric...Great use of the stamps too and I love how you did the moon! Wonderful also how the trees pop up behind the die cut at the bottom. Stunning creation all round!!

Deborah said...

Fab tag, Brenda! I like your choice of blended inks to make the nearly night sky.

Margreet said...

Awesome tag with a fab quote, Brenda...love the colours!
xxx Margreet

froebelsternchen Susi said...

a beautiful piece Brenda! Amazing!

butterfly said...

Absolutely glorious twilight sky - the blended colours work perfectly, and I love that golden moon. Gorgeous stamping!
Alison x

Kathyk said...

And it's gorgeous - loving that tree and crow image

Kathyk

artwolf2009 said...

what a great idea to use that die-cut as a fence. And the tag Looks great

Glennis said...

Fabulous tag Brenda, quite spooky!!

Karin said...

fabulous tag and I love the quote!
Groetjes Karin

Daniele said...

what a great tag, love the skull charm
hugs

Sue Butler said...

Hello Brenda
What a fabulous Tag, it is really spooky looking, and so well designed.
Smiles:)
Sue

Von said...

Owwwww Brenda what a fab atmosphere you've created on your tag :)
Von ♥

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic tag, great Halloween feeling.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous tag Brenda, really love the crown landing on the branches and the text is fantastic. Great design and I love the die cut trim too. Tracy x

Coco said...

A fab tag with these beautiful CI stamps I almost forgot I have !!! :) Love your quote, too... Thank you for this Halloween inspiration Brenda. And sorry to request a last time, but did you receive me email??? Wishing you a good week ahead. Hugs, Coco x

Meggymay said...

Fantastic tag, super quote
for Halloween.
Yvonne

silvergran said...

Silent & beautiful !

debby4000 said...

Fabulous and brilliant tag.
luv
Debby

Buttons said...

Even your mop ups are incredible!!! LOVE the colours/texture on that background. Jenny x

PetraB said...

Terrific tag!

Fandhmum said...

Wonderful tag and a great quote
Rosie x

nefertiti said...

Wonderful Halloween tag Brenda!!!bisous

Sandy said...

I love your tag Brenda - at first I thought the iron gate were tomb stones. I often howl at the moon when it is full. No wolves around here, only coyote. Spooky makes are so much fun!
Sandy

Terry said...

I thought you had salted that background ---------- so awesome it is and the colors so perfect for the dark hours! Love that moon! Fabulous tag! Hugs!

Shirley Chillman said...

The night time feel on the tag works for me especially the birds and crows.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Annie said...

This is stunning Brenda....love the feel of your tag and wonderful colours

Crafty hugs Annie x

Marjie Kemper said...

Love the scene you've created with that moon and the super gate.

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Beautifully blended background and I like the scene you created and the addition of the skull charm is a lovely touch (hmmm, lovely really isn't the most appropriate word for such a theme, is it?!!!)
Wishes
Lynne

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous scene! Love the moon!

Sophie said...

Das ist ein super tolles Tag, Brenda.
Eine irre gute Grusel-Szene :-)

Sophie xx