Tuesday, October 31, 2017

SOS 327: Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween, ghouls...

This week at Shopping Our Stash, we are celebrating Halloween!

Halloween is my favorite... absolute favorite.  We decorate our home October 1st, but in reality, a lot of our Halloween decorations stay up year-round.

For these SOS challenges, I really make an attempt to use items that haven't been used ever, recently, or often enough.  This tag has a lot of elements on it that I might not usually grab, but I reminded myself to look through my supplies and ended up finding those cool grey-pearl brads and other things, listed below, that haven't seen the light of day for a long time.

Supplies and notes:
  • The base tag was made last year and was in my Halloween box
  • I mixed Liquitex gesso with Chocolate Truffle Magicals... it oddly turned grey... and I added it to the tag
  • Painted the edges with Finetec watercolor in Sterling Silver.  This is what I'd consider another stash item-- completely hoarded.  I waited a long time to order these awesome watercolors because they are expen$ive, but now I, like, covet them... 
  • The arch panel is a Tim Holtz die, painted with Liquitex gesso in black then stamped with Tim Holtz's doily stamp (which I do not use often enough) in the Distress embossing ink then embossed with old Custers Last Stamp clear embossing powder
  • The panel was affixed to the tag base with brads that have been in my stash for years-- I can't even picture the set they came from.
  • A bit of cheesecloth was then glued to the arch and the wooden skull piece wasset on top.  The skull came from Michael's (I think) last fall.
  • The eyelash trim at the bottom was purchased on clearance a month ago at Michael's and the red tinsel trim was from a gift-wrapping display at a local market last holiday season.
  • The red flowers at the top started out with the flowers from THIS project.  I sprayed them heavily with Dylusions spray in Pomegranate Seed (after I sprayed it all over my face and ran to the bathroom, all the while scrubbing with a baby wipe and screaming, LOL... not really funny...) then I added some Glossy Accents to the centers and sprinkled with some Stampendous glass glitter (something I hoard...)
  • The dark flowers were originally white, bought in bulk.  I sprayed them about 18 months ago with Rustoleum hammered spray so they look all rusty and crusty and dark.  
  • The banner at the bottom is from a Tim Holtz die bought in August but not used yet.  I cut it from a library catalog card then inked it with Black Soot DI, then did a little spritz'n'flick for the droplets. I added the words and accent lines with Micron pens.  I popped it up with 3M dimensional adhesive.
Thanks for dropping by... happy haunting!


  1. Amazing tag Mimi, I might sound like a broken record but I always admired how you can combine so many elements so beautifully on your cards and tags.
    This one is no exception, that skull is really beautiful and all the little details are spot on fabulous.
    Awesome job, Teammie.

  2. i can tell you love halloween bc you make such AMAZINGLY spooktacular creations! i love this, missus! and i love that you have a halloween box that you use all year. i have an xmas one, lol! HAPPY HALLOWEEN! ♥♥♥

  3. Ohhhhhhh this is soooooo amazingly awesome!!
    Halloween is my favourite too, I have more Halloween decorations than Christmas!
    Fab job teammie!!

  4. hmmm look so scary miss Mimi
    and cool is you added flower on the Skull hmmmm
    since I am little girl I am afraid of this kind of Skull
    and you did it great Mimi!!Lovely Inspiration for Halloween and Happy Halloween Mimi and family...
    I join SOS challenge see you maybe on my Post
    from a friend who missing you

  5. Mimi, What a wonderful multi-media tag! Looks like you found some great Halloween-y items in that stash of yours. :)

  6. It's kind of flamboyant and spooky and it's great.