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Sunday 28 October 2012

fly in spooky style..

hey there ,
 well another spooky Halloween make,
 and an experiment...
so today is a tag , in monochrome...
I love using one colour or black and white..
and find lots of colours much harder to pull off..how about you...?
so enough waffle here is my make:
i started by playing with the yummy distress stains and
the fab metallic distress stain..oh and picket fence....love this too...
once dried..i added some skulls stamped with picket fence
hope these show ...

and also some cobwebs ..
stamped with embossing ink, covered with the new ranger sticky embossing powder..
and rock candy loose glitter..did i mention I Love this?!
then i added skulls,
i had rubbed these with a light coat of rock candy crackle paint..love this too...
twisted and stapled wire..
and an idea-ology word band on some twisted wire..
I loved making this spooky tag..
let me know what you think..
be gentle!

i am entering this for the following competitions:
Halloween and DT call @ http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.co.uk/
Halloween @ http://onestopcraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
mono with dies/punches @ http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
spooky Halloween @ http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.co.uk/
spooky @ http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.uk/

have a fun and inky day!


  1. Love the ethereal background Trace, a great spooky tag.
    Hugs Brenda xx

  2. Terrific background for a spooky tag

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Love your tag Trace - I love black and white and use them when my 'colour brain' stops working (often). I bought some of that rock candy glitter and haven't used it yet.
    Jean xx

  4. fabulous background and two flying skulls - just fabulous - love it xx

  5. Fabulous spooky tag - I love it. The black and white combo looks great. x

  6. Wow - the picket fence skulls in the background are genius-spooky! So ghostly... and I love the smoky inking too. I'm a limited colour crafter for sure... more than three colours on a project, and I start to get nervous! A really great make, here, Trace... have a great Sunday!
    Alison x

  7. I love it Trace, I love that lose rock candy glitter too, I think it might have to be my next purchase. I really like the sentiment and the skulls with the wings on. A great idea Trace. Michelle x

  8. Just love those crackled skulls Trace! The picket fence skulls are perfectly creepy too. The wings? I adore those!! I'm more of a colour girl but I love how you do monochrome and maybe you've inspired me to have a go at some point!

  9. Love this ghostly/spooky tag Trace, so darn cool, those skulls with wings are brilliant. xx

  10. Fabulous tag Trace, deliciously wicked lol :). Love the cobweb!!! xx

  11. this is great spooky textured and really rather awesome. thank you for sharing with us at TIOT.EE

  12. Fantastic background, it gives a real spooky aura. Great tag and awesome details. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT's this week.

  13. A fabulous spooky tag, love the skulls.

  14. A great spooky tag. I love the background and skulls.

    Thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge and good luck.

    Hugs Sarahxx

  15. Very spooky tag, I love it! Thanks for joining us at The One stop Craft Challenge!

  16. This is one really brilliant tag, I love it. The picket fence stamping does show up really well. Excellent Creation top of the class.


  17. SO COOL! Love the faint stamped skulls! Great design!

  18. I think it's a great tag, love the embossed spider webs! Now I love color, so I find monochromatic to be more challenging! Good luck on the DT call, waving hi from the very windy hiolls of North Carolina :)

  19. Fabulous spooky tag Trace, Love the background with those embossed webs... Brilliant design... Hugs May x x x

  20. This is Fabulous and so SPOOKY , thank you for joining us at The Crafting for all Seasons Challenge this time and GOOD LUCK Hugs Elaine

  21. Very grown-up Halloween style. I like it.

  22. WOW what a awesome textured background, love the flying skulls too. Fits to Take a Word challenge theme wings.
    Hugs Anja

  23. LOVE the delicate cobwebs against that misty background. A real masterclass in monochrome here Trace. Beautifully executed - (that would be why they are dead then!!) Hugs, Buttons x

  24. Oh Tracey....this is such a cool tag! I love your background, using the metallic distress stains and then adding the picket fence. It looks amazing! I also love your winged skulls! They are eerily cute! :) Nice job! <3 Candy

  25. Very, VERY cool, Trace! Now I wanna play :)

  26. This is soooooo spooky - what could be worse than a skull that can fly!

  27. Be gentle?! This tag is really cool! I love the color combination and the skulls with wings are great!!

  28. Love this its so spookylious x


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