Thursday, December 9, 2010

Day 8 - Extreme Masking (with some frustration!)

I've worked with masks before and usually end up bending one or getting it so unstickable that it's useless.  Some days are just like that.  Or I get ink smudges from my dirty fingers on the clean areas of the tag.  Oh well.  Just another opportunity to be creative with the cover-up!  Seems like most of my tags have been non-Christmas but once Christmas is past I'll probably be doing things in holiday style.  Go figure. 

This tag is in holiday style, just not the current holiday.  I used the black cat and bat from the Seasonal Masks collection.  The On the Edge Fence was dry-brushed with Espresso acrylic paint (dabber top is no longer usable).  All stamps are the from Tim's Haunted mansion set.  After stamping the scroll with the owl in the center I realized it made the cat look like it's roaring.  Couldn't do that again in a million years!  Unplanned exact placement has happened several times during this tag-making session.  The pumpkin was a button with the shank removed.  The leaf punches - haven't a clue as to their manufacturer. 

Once again I went lighter and brighter with my Wendy-style tag.  Using some of the blank mask material I created my own mask of Wendy's leafy vine (Ticket to Art).  It was colored with yellows, oranges and some green distress inks.  The first stamp overlay was her plaid background (Make Art) and over that was some text (Live and Make Art), both in olive archival ink.

The flower border (Art Rules) at the bottom was stamped in plum archival ink.  I stamped the Fly Poop (Ticket to Art) in sepia archival ink over the entire tag.  I wish I had done this with a lighter touch.

Wendy's house (Home Made Art) was stamped in black archival on grungeboard.  The house was colored with blue and brown distress inks.  I stamped and cut out a separate door, colored it in reds and browns, then added an ultra mini silver brad for the doorknob.

Frayed Burlap was applied to the edges of the tags.  I used a flower left from yesterday's Wendy tag to be the chimney and coiled some floral wire behind it.  Gotta be green as it's a flower; silver would be fine for a real chimney.

Instead of using Tim's photo corners I used some bronze photo edges by Maya Road.


  1. I got frustrated with mine day 8 tag too. yours look just fantastic though. Have you seen today's? Oh my....!!!

  2. WOW! Love it - you are frustrated because it was not as you envisioned - but these are wonderful!

  3. Lovely interpretation! and even if it didn't turned out the way you planned it, i do like it! and great difference between the Tim and the Wendy tag!

  4. Hmmm.... for the first time, I like the TIm one as much as the Wendy one. They are both lovely in different ways.

  5. Both tags are great, as always - but I really love the Halloween one!

  6. Cool tags, once again! I'm just loving how you're thinking outside the box, so very creative! Love the Halloween version, and the Wendy version is superb too!