Tuesday, 11 October 2011

The Scary Sisters

I have been such a really bad blogger lately, somehow it's five weeks since I last posted anything, so the return of Grungy Monday, which is inspired by all things Tim Holtz, was perfect to kick start me into making some art.
I've made a tag which I'm can enter both in the Grungy Monday Challenge, which is all about a Holtzian Halloween, and Simon Say Stamp and Show Things With Wings.  Actually I think I can also enter this in Hel's Sunday Stamper Challenge which is Blue and Orange, as there is the teensiest amount of blue in the poison phial


The tag is coloured with a sploosh of Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey Distress Ink, and the tree is one of my all-time favourite Tim stamps, stamped in Black Soot DI. The birds are stamped and embossed with black embossing powder to make them stand out a little bit, and I've tried to make my Halloween ticket look suitably grungy, on some Kraft cardstock.
The spooky sisters are an Artchix image , as is the Gothic Arch


The tag is finished off with  a tiny glass phial coloured with a poisonous looking blue Alcohol Ink, some German scrap. and some ribbon that I've dyed using Black Soot DI.

19 comments:

Artyjen said...

Love the spooky sisters! Congrats on combining the challenges ;)
xoxo Sioux

Helen said...

Welcome back - back with a bang! Or a "boooo" maybe given the theme.

Laura said...

This is a fabulous tag. Love it all and the lace around the edge is just perfect.

Maggie said...

Fabulous spooky tag a great return from your break

Candy C said...

Hi Suzie. I love your Halloween tag!! It's amazing! I LOVE the vintage ladies with the wings. So eerie and spooky, but way cool! Love the arch over them. It's perfect for the Tim stamp of the old tree in the background and the black birds flying. Really cool tag! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Terry said...

Love those spooky sisters! What a stunning background. Fabulous tag and welcome back!

Beth said...

Fab! Love it!

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous tag Sue.
I also have a linky on my Halloween Printables post that you could enter it into.
Take care.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Patricia said...

Very LOVELEY tag!
Greetz Patricia

ellen vargo said...

HA! LOVE your scary sisters! I'm not sure why, but they did make me laugh... anyway I think they're great! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Ellen :)

Debbie said...

Love the spooky sisters! Fabulous Halloween tag! Awesome technique!

PsyPenguin said...

Ooh beautiful tag! love the spooky sisters - very eerie. xx

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Sarah said...

Very gothic and spooky! love the colours and the image of the two girls is perfect! Great GM tag and
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

This is spooky!! I love it!! : ) You created a really cool scene!

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Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great Halloween tag, love the spooky sisters.

Alison Horne said...

This is really cool, love the arch with the tree showing from behind.xx

Linda Ledbetter said...

Ooh, I LOVE those witchy women! What a cool design, Sue-- you composed this scene beautifully, and every little detail is wonderful! Gothic magic, my dear, and so perfect for the GM22 challenge. It's GREAT to see you!!!

Shelley Whiting said...

Very fun and spooky Halloween art. A creative tribute to the holiday.