First off, Mom and I were both quite taken by this collection of papers this year:
There was a sheet of stickers available too. Really cool ones!
So I wanted to use the papers, but I also wanted to play with my Michelle Ward stencils, and the new embossing ink dabber from Ranger. so I did a background kind of like this:
This is not the one I started with, but it's the same technique: Ripe Persimmon and Black Soot Distress Ink directly on my non-stick sheet, sprayed with water and Perfect Pearls mist in Heirloom Gold, and I soaked up the resulting puddle with the tag. It's a Tim Holtz technique that I've now seen elsewhere as well.
Then I laid down the stencil I wanted to use, dabbed through it with the embossing dabber, and embossed with clear powder. With that done, I scudged black Distress Ink onto the tag, letting the embossing act as a resist. Then I went ahead and played with papers, Martha Stewart and Authentique stickers, and feathers to embellish. And I ended up with these:
The owl one wasn't as successful a background. I like the other two, though.
Then also, Mom got me this awesome stamp. I used it on a similar background, but then haven't done anything else with the tag. So here's what it looks like:
That's right. That raven is wearing a witch hat.
Sadly, that's kind of all I did for Halloween this year. I haven't even put out any Halloween decorations, just my Fall ones. It's okay, though. Next year maybe I'll have the mojo back. I'm still going to enjoy tomorrow night's Halloween episode of Haven :)
Happy Halloween, everybody!