Sunday, 3 October 2010

Sunday Stamper - Puppet on a String

Another Sunday, another Sunday Stamper challenge - based on Puppet on a String - which is to use string in your project somewhere.
Some time ago I decided that from now on all the challenges I enter will be Christmas cards in the making so I can get ahead - oh well, that worked then!

I tied some string round the tag in a criss-cross pattern and sprayed it with the craftynotions Black Star Copper spray and dried it before removing the string.

I took my brand new (arrived on Friday) Halloween texture fade embossed it on a plain piece of cardstock, then inked the skeleton and web in black soot, the 31 in rusty hinge before cutting out and adding to the tag, did the same for the cat but added some black gel pen to make him a bit shiny. Tied some raffia like string through the tag.

17 comments:

Carmen said...

Flipping fantastic! Love it - and can't see why this wouldn't do as a Christmas card? What's wrong with a skelly christmas card ;)

My new favourite of your tags :P

And thanks for your opinion on book reviews - I think I just may then :P

Anne said...

Love your creations -fab !!
Anne xxx

Netty said...

Love how you have used the folder, such a terrific tag. x

flutterbycrafter said...

Beautiful creation. i'm at my daughters in Essex, so no crafting, making me envious seeing this lovely work, boo hoo

Tracy Evans said...

Great tag, I love this texture fade and black soot works fantastically for your creation. Love the background. Tracy Evans x

Artyjen said...

Great tag....love the embossed pieces...and don't mention Christmas!
xoxo Sioux

Elaine said...

Loving your tag this week especially your stringy background.

brenda said...

So, all good intentions Helen. SOunds pretty much like me, but when you create such a fabulous tag does it matter.

B x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Fantastic Helen, love that texture fade and love the effect of using the string like a stencil before spraying :-)
Anne x

Kathy Eddy said...

Great tag Helen. I went to my local lumber store and got a whole 2 x 4 and had them cut it into 2 1/2" pieces and got a whole bag full of chunkies for under $4.00.

Hels Sheridan said...

Fab tag Helen, love your use of string :O)) Thanks for joinin in with the Sunday Stamper x

Jennie said...

This is fabulous Helen :)))

Linda Cain said...

Great tag! Great fun!

~Linda

craftytrog said...

Cool background technique! x

minnie_mac said...

Great tag. Love all the elements, and the way you used the string.

Marilyn

Jacqui said...

Nice tag

Fiona said...

Great tag Helen - I had the same idea about Christmas cards - LOL - I haven't made any yet!!