Good morning and welcome to the first E-Team Seasonal Tags & ATCs Blog Hop! When Daisy and I first talked about this hop series, the first thing we realized is that Christmas Tags seem to be overdone . . . BUT . . . what about all the other holidays? This new series, Tags & ATCs, will begin of course with Halloween (Be Spooky) and will continue through out all the other Holidays.
Participating in today’s hop are:
Micki is not participating today because of some family issues. She posted about it yesterday if y0u want to catch up with her.
It wouldn’t be an E-Team Blog Hop without prizes. There will be three (3) winners drawn from the individual E-Team blogs, who will each receive a Tag/ATC Box. Each box will contain an assortment of tags and ATCs, some Twinery samples and other eP Goodies! It’s easy to win one of these boxes, just leave a comment on the E-Team’s blogs . . . you have 5 chances to win!
To be in the running for an eclectic Paperie $25.00 Voucher, leave a comment on the eP Blog letting Daisy know what your favorite Halloween Treats are. I think mine have to be Caramel Apples (with nuts on the top)!
I couldn’t contain myself to a simple paper tag for this Blog Hop. I dug deep into my pile of crap and found a 6” pre-cut and sanded piece of 2×4 . . . which makes a perfect size for a Chunky Tag! To start, I covered the entire tag (except for the bottom) in two different patters from Fancy Pants Oct 31 6×6 Pads. The excess was sanded away from the edges, which were then sponged with Black Soot and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.
It’s hard for me to say which is my favorite side. I call the one above Bones. Rather obvious I guess. The amber bottle is from a 7 Gypsies project I did at CHA and decided to rip apart. The wood trim, skeleton, tombstone and skull all came from Michaels. I was actually stunned that they had so many cool items. Halloween IS my favorite time to decorate . . . well, Christmas too! The Mr. Bones Petrified Butterflies sign came from an internet search.
This side I call Haunted Mansion.
The image came from an internet search. It was covered with Rock Candy Distress Stickle Paint and when dry, sponged Vintage Photo ink. The excess ink was wiped off, leaving the ink in the cracks of the paint. The black roses and swirls were die cut from Spellbinders™ die templates (shown at bottom). The flowers were die cut from black cardstock and then misted with Black Smooch Spritz. First time I’ve really used it and wow, what shimmer it has! Both amber bottles are enhanced with idea-ology Hobgoblin Tissue Tape, which was covered with Crushed Olive and Dusty Concord. The leaves were die cut with Spellbinders Foliage die template from GrungePaper. They were colored first with Crushed Olive Distress Stain and then misted with a combination of Black Velvet and Green Olive Smooch Spritz.
Here’s another find at Michaels . . . The Raven!
The rose was made the same way as the smaller two.
I put words down each side using a mixture of William and Noah Mini Alphabets from Maya Road. (Don’t look to close . . . I misjudged my spacing)
The legs are wood beads that were painted black. To see if I could get them to adhere better, without drilling, a nail was hammered for each bead. The bead was then centered over the nail and filled with hot glue. I’ll let you know if this works. My thoughts are that the glue will surround the nail and then fill out to the sides of bead . . . hopefully holding the beads on. A few times I just glued a bead on the bottom and then it pulls off with the paper. Oh and this time . . . no paper on the bottom.
Well, I think that’s all I have today . . .
NO wait! I just remembered . . . one of my Christmas projects is being featured on the Graphic 45 Blog today. When you are finished hoping with The E-Team, check it out!
Thanks for stopping by and remember, life is short . . . embrace the adventures of the day!