Friday, 30 July 2010

IT'S NEVER TOO LATE............

You know how sometimes you get an idea for a card, or something similar, and just have to make it even though it's seasonal and not that time of year? Well, I just had to make this Halloween tag yesterday.

I was looking through my Tim stamps and found the saying and that just set me off. Can you imagine a skeleton wanting to be a ballet dancer. I think his little tutu is lovely!!
I've just been onto the Something Completely Different challenge blog and found that my tag satisfies todays challenge - ORANGE, BLUE and BROWN, so I am entering it.
I really had fun with this one. I scrunched up the tag, then added walnut stain ink before spritzing it with water. I have a new/old iron, if that makes sense, which I then used to iron the tag dry. The rest is obvious I think.

I then just had to have a go with my new cover stamp kindly sent to me from Traplet. So this is what I made. I think it needs a word or something yet and backing onto mountboard, but it's nearly done. Another ATC inspired by the amazing Heather

I used a 'spun' background that was a freebie from Heather on one of her ATC swaps. I stamped the face image on acetate using lime brilliance ink then I matted it onto green miri card which I had coloured myself using stazon ink. All I did then was to add fibres, glitter, bugle beads and some sticky gems all over. I love the colours on this.

Just wondered if you may like to see my sunflowers. The tallest are over 13'!!!!!! The bees are loving them and I hope they go to seed for the birds through the winter.

I would just also like to thank all my followers for taking the time to look at my blog. There are 33 of you now. I feel very honoured. Infact, I am going to put all your names into a box and get 'peg leg' to pick a couple out for some blog candy giveaway.
He's just busy installing a new bi-fold door on the front room, so I'll get him to do it later today.
Watch this space then. xx


Artyjen said...

That skellie is tooo fab!! :) Love it.
Thanks for your gorgeous ATC's they came while I was in Valencia.
xoxo Sioux

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

omg I LOVE LOVE LOVE your skeleton! he is brilliant! gorgeous work, hugs m xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW i love the sunflowers, they are crackers. I will follow and do the same once mine flower. Mind you I will be looking down for them! LOL The tag and ATC are brilliant too. I love the Skeleton Dancer. Love Hazelxo

Dawn said...

I love this tag it's just right! I love the bat holding the tutu that is just too precious lol

Thank you for playing with us all at SCD this week

Love Dawn xx

Angelnorth said...

Perfect sentiment for a ballet dancing skeleton - great tag!

Carol said...

what a great tag - love the dancing skeleton! your ATC is great too..

Thank You for joining us at SCD.

Heather said...

The skeleton ballet dancer is wonderful, what a great idea & the tutu is def the finishing touch! And love what you did with the "face" stamp (my colours of course!) - all I could think of looking at the atc is "I'm forever blowing bubbles" .... :o)

Sunflowers - gorgeous!

Heather x

Laura said...

Fantastic tag. Fits the bill perfectly. Love the background you created for it as well! Thanks for playing with us at SCD

Zoechaos said...

Gosh never visited before blown away your imagination and techniques are mind blowing. Fabulous work now I know where you are will be back often. xx Zoe