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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Halloween Horror

We have a dark month planned for you at Gingersnap Creations during October! For inspiration we are turning to Edgar Alan Poe, the 19th century American writer best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre.

Here is my Ginger art for this week's challenge: GC121 Chestnut Challenge:  Horror Stories

Create your own horror story-- something spooky, eerie or just plain terrifying. Have fun with it! Post a link to your art at Gingersnap Creations by October 30.  Alpha Stamps is this month's sponsor and is giving away a fantastic prize for this challenge.  For all the details and inspiration from more of the Gingersnap Design Team, go HERE.


I used a black tag and a Poe ATC rubber stamp from Red Lead.  I sanded the tag and added Ranger Tumbled Glass distress ink. This is one of my three tags for the Red Lead Black Tag Halloween swap.


For the fun part of decorating the tag, I reached into my Bella Creations October Embellishment kit which is also being revealed today.  Lacee created a video to showcase the kit.  You will find the video and details on how to buy the kit at our Bella Creations site HERE.


My Bella Creations design team assignment was to create something for the Bella Unique challenge.  This challenge always gives us a technique to try.  This time we created a crepe paper ruffle.  I had white crepe paper on hand so I colored it with Spiced Marmalade distress ink and edged it with Black Diamond Stickles.  I added a row of puffy satin bat trim to cover the thread.  


From the Bella Creations October Embellishment kit, I used the horror card, yellow and black flowers, orange library card, and black ribbon.

14 comments:

craftattack said...

Great piece and lovely colours and music! Valerie

Sharon said...

Love this tag Helene!! Cute little "bats" and the Poe stamp is perfect - well "scary"!!!

Ali Manning said...

Your tag is awesome, Helene :)

Starr said...

What a scary tag! wooooo Helene, as always, your tag is awesome. Love the Poe stamp and your crepe paper and bats. Thanks for sharing!

Netty said...

Terrific tag Helene......so creepy.....lol x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fantastic! Love this great tag!

Shar said...

Fantastic! Love the bats across that great ribbon border!

Emily said...

AHH!!! Love this tag!!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Your tag is amazing! I have a surprise--You are one of my special Featured Guests on Shabby Girls' Club!!!
XO
Cindy

Cathy said...

This tag is fantastic, Helene! I love it!

trisha too said...

This is great, Helene--the ruff at the bottom with the bats is my favorite part, what a great embellishment!

:)

bluepurpleandscarlett said...

The Poe stamp is really cool, I love this tag, especially the patch of bright color the flowers lend...BTW I think your music thing over there on the right of your blog is really cool. I've been trying to get music on my wordpress and can not figure it out. Yours is SO awesome!!
Have a great weekend!
~Scarlett

Debbie said...

A fabulous tag! Awesome design! Such fun! Love Halloween! Love your blog too! Great organ music! Makes me want to type faster.........

Debbie
^..^

Marjie Kemper said...

Love all your layers, Helene. It's a great Poe piece!

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