Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Tag It Tuesday Linky Party

Happy Tuesday Everybody!

I'm running a bit behind today, and that seems to be my norm lately.  We had some personal issues come up at the end of August with my mother.  I pretty  much "lost" the entire month of September and I'm still struggling to get back in the groove.  Family always comes first and I'm pretty sure most of my readers understand and support that.  The Bible speaks of caring for the elderly in many places, but very clearly speaks about family caring for family in 1 Timothy 5:3-4 ---  "Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need.  But if a widow has children or grandchildren, these should learn first of all to put their religion into practice by caring for their own family and so repaying their parents and grandparents, for this is pleasing to God."  (NIV)

This month's Tag It Tuesday theme was Halloween/Spooky.  I made two tags this month, starting with my standard manila shipping tags and Dylusions ink sprays.  After the tags dried, I did some ghost stenciling with a block stencil and the small bubbles stencil.  Simply mist with water, let it set a few moments, and then blot up the wet ink.  Easy!

For my spider tag, I stamped the spider web with silver pigment ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I then used my ink spritzer and several different markers to add some colorful splatters to the background.

I stamped my spiders and words with black Archival ink.  I also edged the tag with Black Soot Distress ink to add dimension.  A couple of fun punch shapes, some glittery brads and black and white striped ribbon and VOILA!

For my second tag, I stamped a pumpkin image with Memento ink and colored it with Copic markers.  I cut the image out and added a light coat of shimmer with my Wink of Stella gold pen.

I added some stamped leaves in the background with Distress Ink in Fossilized Amber. I also edged the tag with this same color.

I dug out a piece of dark green mulberry paper that I've had for ages.  I used my water brush to "draw" the shape I wanted and then gently pulled the paper apart.  That's how you get the nice frayed edged with your mulberry paper.....just paint the shape with water.

Next, I used my paper bead rolling tool to make some pumpkin vines.  I used some left over stems from paper flowers that I had colored for another project.  Couldn't see letting those go to waste!

I attached the mulberry paper with my ATG gun, the pumpkins with dimensional foam tape, and the "vines" with e6000 glue.  I added a little extra sparkle with Stickles in the color "patina."  I kind of wish I hadn't added it below the pumpkin, but you know, it's the point of no return when you squirt that stuff out!  So we'll just go with it!

Now it's your turn!  Link up your spooky creations below.  Be sure to visit the other participants and leave them some blog love!

Thanks for looking at my blog. I appreciate all the wonderful comments everyone leaves. Happy Crafting!


  1. Adorable tags Sheri. Love the technique of removing some of the distress color through a stencil. Happy Tag it Tuesday :)

  2. Great tags. I love this time of year.

    1. I love it too, Peg. Just wish we had a little more of Fall here in South Texas!

  3. Just found your blog ... love it .... thanks for all the details how to make!

  4. Sheri, I love BOTH tags for sure! You did a fabulous job with the colors and the ghosting technique, I love that, although I don't do it very well. In the words of Jackie P, I need to get busy!! I have been a busy bee, but need to get to some tags myself! :))) Blessings!

    1. I do love that ghosting technique. So easy and such a great result!