October 05, 2016

Triplets


Identical triplets are extremely rare and so, I suppose, are purple tree trunks. But who cares--anything goes on Halloween, right?

I stamped and embossed the trees (Inkadinkado) to create a resist for the Distress ink sky then ironed off the embossing (see my tutorial here). The moon was made with a mask. The text was stamped (Tim's Mini Halloween #5).

I wanted the house (also Mini Halloween) flipped from right to left so I stamped it on Plain Tissue Wrap, turned it over, painted the backside off-white, cut it out and pasted the painted side down. You lose some of the crisp image with this method but I think the softer, lighter look works here.

I needed something in the foreground so more tissue wrap was used, this time stamped with a crackle image in brown archival ink and tinted with distress.

I cropped Tim's Gothic Gate thinlet die to fit my tag (and support the composition) then darkened the gray paper with black Distress.


The triplets were laser-printed in a very small size, cut-out and pasted down. Do they remind you of that hallway scene in the movie The Shining? I guess that's the look I was going for. Anyhow, some shadows were added and I decided to mount the tag on black paper and add some dots of Stickles around the edge.

I'm linking this to Simon's Monday Challenge blog where this week's theme is Halloween.

10 comments:

  1. Anything goes in Halloween, right! A spooktacular beautiful masterpiece, thank you very much for creating and sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love this fabulous and spooky tag!

    ReplyDelete
  3. PINNED!!! This is spookilicious!!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh my gosh, this is absolutely fantastic! I love it!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Stunning tag! i love the atmosphere you've created! Barbara

    ReplyDelete
  6. What a fabulous Halloween tag! Love it! It's so very spooky with that haunted house and purple trees! Fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

    ReplyDelete
  7. Spooky! I love the depth and detail of your tag! Awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I have so much love for your tag, it's just amazing! The detail is wonderful and the scene you've created is perfect! As always, there is so much to admire and I just LOVE your work! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your tag is superb! Beulah bee. So masterfully created with so much considered detail and atmospheric tone. A masterpiece extremely worthy of its designer spotlight .
    Congratulations . I am incredibly humbled to be sat alongside you .
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  10. Congratulations on your Designer Spotlight. So well deserved. Such an engaging scene you created.

    ReplyDelete