Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A Wendified Halloween Tag

***Two more days until my 1st Blogiversary and a major giveaway to one of you!

Simon Says Stamp celebrated "Stamp"tember like none other.  One of the days last month, they highlighted an Artist who inspires me immensely by the bucket's full. Her products, especially Art Parts, are to me like Lego's are to my son. I just want more, and more time to play with them, and don't ask me to clean them up. It's my creative crack so to speak! Of course you know that I am talking about the amazingly talented Wendy Vecchi!
I am also proud to be apart of the Everything Wendy Vecchi Yahoo Group, and I try to participate as much as I can. They...or should I say Lori...hold Making Art (appropriately named) Challenges (MAC) about every two weeks, and this challenge, #51, is to use a product that I've only seen Wendy utilize. She has many techniques for using it, and I've been fortunate enough to see her demonstrating with it personally. She is a genius people! You can watch  Wendy's video using Ranger's Adirondack Lights Snow Cap Pigment Ink from her Simon Says Stamp Guest Spot, where she demonstrates one of her techniques using this ink.
I decided to basically copy her steps, but use a Halloween theme instead, and of course, lots of Art Parts. 
For the first time ever I gathered everything I thought I would use in my plan, and I used it all, and everything came together. That has never happened.
I stamped the Wendy's footprints and the scroll, which will now be a wing, in Adirondack Pigment Ink in Snow Cap. I made a mask for the wing and stamped over it again with another to make the opposite side. I dried this with a heat gun. I used Distress Markers to color and blend the wings and feet. This was also dried. I then stamped the sentiment that the witch will be saying in the Pigment Ink as well.
I used Antique Bronze Metallic Distress Stain to stamp Tim's Halloween script. I used this to edge the border of the tag as well. I used his Splatter image (fly poop) to make random splotches using Brushed Pewter Metallic Distress Stain. My images were sort of lost after all this, so I outlined my wings using a silver pen, and gave the feet some Rock Candy Stickles.
I stamped Wendy's images in Jet Black Archival onto their coordinating Art Parts, put instead of using the man's face, I used Tim's skull.  I colored these with Distress Markers. I also stamped the skull on Ranger's Specialty Stamping Paper, cut it out, and adhered it to Skeletor. Both of them received the Stickles treatment, and some Black Glaze Pen highlights.
I used a small Residence Art Part to cut into a witches hat. I inked this with Black Soot Distress Ink and gave it a little Stickles bling, and attached it to the Hazel's head.
I used a small Art Part Hand, cut off the 3 lower fingers and thumb. I adhered the thumb to the reverse side of the hand, inked it all with Black Soot, and drew on the bones with a white pen. I added a coat sleeve made of scrap paper to the hand, and adhered it to Skeletor. I used a scrap piece from the hat, and made another finger. I glued it onto the 3 fingered part, inked these, and drew more finger bones.
I stamped Wendy's Love Potion image onto Tim's Label, but left the number part off. I drew in a 31 with an Orange Glaze Pen, and used it to trim the label border. I gave it a little Walnut Stain Distress Ink, and trimmed it to fit Wendy's Blossom Bucket Bottle. I colored it green with a Distress Marker and dried it, but it didn't stay very well. I inked the top part with Jet Black, then added a little Glossy Accents potion drippage. I adhered the 4 fingers on this and added to Skeletor.
I copied Wendy's technique for coloring Blossom Buckets. The bird is so shiny and wicked looking. I adhered it to Skeletor's sleeve. He also got a top hat.
Seam binding was colored like tie dye with Purple Twilight Color Wash and Antiqued Bronze Metallic Distress Stain, and used for the tags ribbons. I also stamped the main sentiment in Dusty Concord Distress Ink and heat embossed it with Ranger's Fine Clear Embossing Powder. I inked the edges in Black Soot, and attached it with foam tape.
I am also submitting this to The Blogger's Challenge for "Countdown To Halloween", and to Inspiration Journal's monthly challenge of "Spooktacular Halloween Decor".

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I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!



35 comments:

  1. Fantastic Halloween piece Anita - I love the stamping and the general grungy look you are sooooo good at! Great fun tag!
    Juliaxx

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  2. ...this is so cool Anita, great step by step too and loVe your purple ribbon finishes off the tag beautifully...Mel :)

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  3. This is a fantastic project Anita x you really have the most creative ideas and the outcome is amazing. How cool to place the skeleton's head on top of another stamp and the hands / fingers look great. Love the scroll wings too!

    TFS. Annie x

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  4. Whoa! What a fantastically brilliant tag Anita. Love how you turned the hand into skeleton bones and the background of the tag is superb. You are so inventive. I did not think I could bear to cut up art parts but after seeing this, who knows....it is a wonderful Hallow'en tag! Crafty hugs, Anne x

    Whenever I see 'fly poop' written down it makes me laugh, don't know why....

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  5. I love the way you think outside of the box and repurpose art parts by cutting them. This tag is layers of goodness. The background is stunning and Hazel and Skeletor are amazing. Great use of Blossom Buckets, too. I always learn so much from your blog. Thanks, Anita!

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  6. Anita you are so creative!!!! This tag is amazing!!!! very beautiful!

    Barbarayaya

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  7. So much fun and things to look at on one little tag!

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  8. Amaaazing, and so many fun little details xx

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  9. This is awesome, Anita! I love what you've done with all the art parts. Very clever and creative. Thanks sharing your process :)

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  10. Wow, this is so COOL Anita! Love the creativity with the art parts and the skull...WICKED!!! lol...thanks for joining the MAC!

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  11. Wowzers!!! This is awesome Anita. I love it and now I must have that snow cap!!!!

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  12. Fabaroonie, Anita! My favorite part is what you did with the hand... so cool... love that bird perched on his arm and the way you blinged out her dress. Great tag!!

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  13. Very cool and spooky tag. Clever trimming of the art parts to make the boney hands and the cool witches hat. I love the background & the bird too

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  14. Hahahaha I love it. you are swesome with spooky. you go girl!
    susan s.

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  15. H5 Anita, what an amazing tag...great compliment...all the items fit so well!

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  16. What a great tag Anita. Thanks for the step by step again. As you will see from my needles post you are a constant source of inspiration. Hugs, Buttons x

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  17. Not much to NOT love about this tag! So cool, Anita! Now I love that skull, of course, but those shoe prints are way fun! Very nice! One Year blogaversary, hard to believe! Congratulations!

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  18. You've completely blown me away with your tag! Wow!

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  19. I love this Tag and beautiful witch. And the background is really stunning:)

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  20. Awesome work Anita!! Looks like me clutching my sherry!! Big hugs xx

    Kaz

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  21. Fabulous Halloween Tag Anita... Fantastic background! I love those stamps and how you have put the whole tag together... Simply Brilliant... hugs May x x x

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  22. Wow - this is amazing art - the detail of it all makes my head spin - Im going to use this for bedtime reading later on to take in all the wonderful little stages. I love it! Nicola x

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  23. Wonderful detailing on every inch of this fantastic tag! Thank you so much for the photos tracing your artistic process - such insight into how you play is so inspiring!
    Alison x

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  24. Anita !!!! You are amazing my dear and love everything you are doing and posting. such detail are your writings and so helpful. Keep it up young lady you are so talented. xo

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  25. WOW thats breathtaking!I love the whole tag which is so elaborately designed. Everything fits together perfectly.
    Hugs Anja

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  26. Fun Fun tag. The skeleton holding the potion bottle is great.

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  27. Love this tag! I'm constantly amazed at how you think outside the box when altering components to fit your needs! I'm learning a lot from you!

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  28. wow anita! This is one amazingly spooky tag! Brilliant that you've used that hand art part into two skeleton hands! Incredible! hugs, Sandra

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  29. very cool tag, love the white ink you used...I need to check that out. Love how you colored the crow. Glad you joined us at Blogger's Challenge this week.

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  30. Such a fabulously spooky Halloween tag! Love how you created the BG! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

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  31. Girl, you're crazy. Crazy AWESOME! This is so cool.

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  32. Anita, FABULOUS tag! I appreciate your outlining all of the steps...

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