Halloween Tag

Hi! We are back with our second dose of inspiration from Jane Tyrrell today. Are you in the mood for something spooky? We love how Jane has combined our NEW hand stamps with our skeleton and skull stamps to create her awesome Halloween tag…


Good Evening

We are already a week into October which is still sharing its glorious colours everywhere.



Today I am using the new “You Are Not Alone” set



together with the Mr Bone Jangles stamp set



the moon from the Believe in Unicorns Set



the fab text stamp from the Scripted Streets stamp set




 

As soon as I saw the new “You Are Not Alone” set I had two initial design ideas. The first I had was for the sky inspiration card I created here . The 2nd was to get the hands to hold Mr Bone Jangles skull! Yes I know that my imagination works in very strange ways.


At the end of the month it’s Halloween, when things go bump in the night and ghouls and witches fly…mwwhhha haa haaaa so I thought it a good time to put my second idea together.

I always create tags for my big and small kids goodie bags so today’s make is one of them.

I started with a kraft tag to work on. I stamped the moon in white ink and added some splatters of distress ink to make an autumnal coloured primary layer. I also stamped some of the clouds (you can see this further down)



I gradually built up the background, by stencilling on the skull, and then stamped on Mr Bone Jangles. I also red embossed one of  the star bursts from the Rays of Light stamp set and added some text from scripted streets in red ink.





I added some white pen and red embossed the edges.

This became the base of my tag.


Next it was time for some Hammer Horror!  (I’m showing my age now). I was also really fascinated by the anatomy dissection lectures I attended as a student at King’s College during my physiotherapy training and I still love anatomy now.  A few years back my daughter and I really enjoyed the Body Worlds show which came to this country and I drew on all these memories for my inspiration.

I red and black embossed the hands


I amputated  trimmed off the tip of the back finger 😉 so that the hand could hold the skull.


I then added a little more shading using distress inks.



I also have a fab skeleton hand in my charms collection and a saw brad so I bloodied them up!


It was then time to put my tag together.


Here it is…



with some close ups…





and one last shot…



I really had some great Hammer Horror fun making this and plan some more Halloween tags in this vein (pardon the pun!)


Thanks so much for indulging me in my Halloween fun. I hope you might be inspired to try something similar with these fab stamps? They are so versatile for so many very different themes.


Back soon.


Bye for now,

Jane x




This is so awesome Jane! Love all the dripping blood.. the hands work so well for Halloween! Thank you for the brilliant inspiration ♡

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Voices in your Head

Hello! We hope you are enjoying all the incredible inspiration we are sharing here on the blog today, as we catch up with all the latest cards and projects from ‘Team Awesome’ aka our Design Team! Pauline Butcher is up next with a superb card combining skull stamps, inky drips, and our brilliant ‘Voices in Your Head’ quote…


Hi there,

It’s time to share something I’ve created with some awesome ‘Visible Image’ products. I have wanted to put a crown on a skull for some time now, lol, I finally got around to it…


skulls - voices in your head quote - card

 

The Visible Image stamps I’ve used are…


Mr Bone Jangles


skull and skeleton stamps - visible image



Elemental




Rays of Light


rays stamps - sunburst - sparkle



 The Queen of Hearts


queen of hearts stamp set



Voices in your Head


quirky quote stamps - visible image



and the stencil I’ve used is Skull Shadow


skull stencil - visible image



I started off with an old piece of printed paper, which was destined for the bin, but I thought that was a bit wasteful, so I stamped the large skull, the full skeleton and one of the sideways facing skulls, using Versafine Clair inks in ‘Bluebelle’, and ‘Charming Pink’. I also made masks for them using some post-it notes. Putting the masks in place I lightly blended my Distress inks, Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry, randomly over it, then stamped the Elemental stamp with Versafine Clair ‘Cheerful’. I put the stencil on top and blended through it with Salty Ocean. The drips were achieved by mixing Distress Inks with water, and dripping down with a pipette. 

 


 

 

I added the ‘Voices in your Head’ sentiment, and added a few star bursts from the ‘Rays of Light’ set. I added a bit of shading before I removed the masks. On a piece of white card, I stamped and fussy cut the ‘Queen’ sentiment, I also stamped the crown, masked it, and stamped the skull on top, fussy cut and coloured the crown.


Many thanks for dropping in.


Hugs,
Pauline xxxx




Fantastic card!! Loving that crown on the skull, it looks awesome! Brilliant drips and great choice of quote! Thank you Pauline ♡

You will find more of Pauline’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.

 

Skull Stencil

Hello and Happy weekend to you!! It’s a nice long Bank holiday weekend here in the UK and today the sun is shining! We are continuing with the awesome 50th Birthday cards our wonderful team made for Mark, and up next is Veerle Moreels with another perfect design for him featuring our skull stencil…


So many ideas going through my mind… I needed to make a male card for someone of whom I know loves skulls and turned a certain age that is … well sometimes a bit of a knock on the head for some people.

Visible Image has a great stamp set called Mr. Bone Jangles so I had some stamped and cut out, made a background and then I pulled out the Skull shadow stencil to make a soft card that was supposed to go on the inside…  But then I changed my mind…

So my soft background with the Skull shadow stencil became my front panel ^.^


skull stencil - 50th Birthday card



And all because I did want that special number ’49+1′ incorporated but… I didn’t want to scream it out loud so I was very happy when I found it in that tiny row of numbers  in the Elemental stamp ^.^

A home rusted piece was perfect to get it out there…



Not in the slightest near at the first idea I had in mind but I love how this one turned out. And I love how a tiny element of a stamp can give you whole new ideas.



stamps and stencils used:


skull stencil - visible image



elements - blue print - background stamp





Another brilliant card Veerle! Great subtle shading on the skull stencil, and we love how you spotted the 50 in that elemental stamp and highlighted it with your rusted circle! You know how much Mark loves skulls… Thank you ♡

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