Thursday, October 24, 2019

Life of the Party

Hi friends,

I'm here today with a simple Mini Etcetera Tag that features one of Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Halloween stamps called, "Life of the Party".   This set has a friendly skull with fun bow ties however the tag I'm sharing today uses only the large web.  

I cut heavystock paper the same size as the Mini Etcetera Tag to use as an inked background.  I pounced Dusty Concord, Crushed Olive and Wild Honey over my craft sheet, sprayed it with water, then smooshed the paper into the colors...going back many times for more layers in between drying with a heat tool.  Nothing like original Distress Ink to make a great background!
Using embossing ink, I stamped the background with the huge web stamp from the "Life of the Party" set.  I dumped black embossing powder over the top, tapped off the excess, and heat set the web with my embossing gun.  Once embossed, I adhered the background to the tag with Collage Medium and cut away the excess paper.
I created a shelf with the new Halloween Etcetera trim pieces (love that web design) and painted it black.   I adhered the shelf to the Mini Tag and started adding pieces on top once the shelf was secure.  

To create a spooky scene like this one, add a tombstone, skull or bottles with moss and Mummy Cloth.  I poured white paint into the bottle and used Mushroom Alcohol Ink and a Remnant Rub on the outside.  I also added the Creepy Eye to the Tombstone and a dyed flower on top.  You might notice a star...that is from the Treasures Adornment pack.  I also added a strip of paper from the Abandoned paper pack to the bottom of the Mini Tag.
It was only right that the Paper Doll was holding up an appropriate sign, "PECULIAR THINGS".  Their shirts have been colored with Distress Crayons and a Detail Water Brush.  To get dimension, let the crayon dry a bit on the paper doll, then come back and add another layer of color.
Hope you liked this simple Mini's a great way to use up leftover Halloween parts and pieces!
Now carry on,


  1. I love how simple this looks to make and how effective all the "easy" details are...simply spooky...

  2. A wonderfully spooky tag Paula, I love the fabulous cobweb background against the beautiful Distress backing. The Etcetera trim under the shelf looks perfect and that creepy eye on the tombstone.... love it! x

  3. Brilliantly queasy colours in the background - and the strip of Abandoned paper is great all shadowy at the bottom. Love the children perched there and peering out at us, and all the bits and bobs look so cool on the shelf.
    Alison x