Thursday, 24 October 2013

Happy Halloween

Hello fellow Crafters,

This is my first of two postings today.

It's Thursday and that means another challenge over at the Tag Along Challenge Blog. This week's theme is Steampunk Halloween. Now I really like steampunk but I have never 'practised' it so I have no stamps or gears or anything like that. So I asked hubbie if he had some gears lying around and, bless him, he did have some but they were plastic. So I had to paint them. Anyway here goes :

I started of with a bit of silver cardstock which I cut into a tag shape. I then embossed it with the Clock embossing folder from Tim Holtz. I then tried to make it look like metal by rubbing it with black and a bit of brown archival ink. After I painted the gears with silver ink and clear embossed them I gave them the same treatment with the Archival Inks. I decided to glam them up a bit by glueing a turqoise rhinestone in every one apart from the top one which I used as a reinforment ring for the tag. I stamped  Stampotique's Clover on white paper, coloured her with watercolour pencils and glued her on some patterned paper. I used the smallest gears for here eyes and gave her a bow in her hair. I used the rest of the gears here and there on the tag and mounted the whole think on the same patterned paper and some turqoise cardstock. Lastly I put some black and blue ribbon through the hole and put the happy halloween on.

Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you like it .....


  1. love the embossing and mad stamped face

    1. Yes, the face is rather mad isn't it !
      Thanks for your nice comment !

  2. Wow, this tag is absolutely stunning

  3. I think it looks fabulous, Corrie. You would never the know the cogs are plastic.

  4. Hello from Scotland!
    I am so thrilled that you visited my Blog, Adorn and thank you for your lovely comment on my Farm cards, that means so much to me.
    Oh how I love this - it is menacing and fabulously quirky.
    Lynne (your newest Follower)

    1. Thanks Lynne, I've been visiting your blog for a little while now but I spotted you first in a few magazines and was always impressed with your work. Thanks for your nice comment !
      I'll keep on following you as well !
      Corrie x

  5. Fabulous tag. I love the steampunk/time texture, all the gears, and of course the stamped image. I love how you colored her face. Makes her a bit spooky for Halloween.

  6. Wonderful embossed background for this great tag


  7. Fabulous background and yeah it does look like metal and love your cogs too

    Sam xxx

  8. Hello Corrie, I love your tag. Great idea with the rhinestones on the cogs. Love the clock background too. Thanks for visiting me. Karen.x