Thursday, 11 October 2012

Dia de la Muertes

I've been using the fabulous GOTHIC 31 plate from Artistic Outpost to create my Halloween tag.
I decided to create a coffin shaped tag to showcase the wonderful image from the Gothic 31 plate. I used one of the huge tags and trimmed the sides to create my coffin shape.
The tag has been coloured with several layers of rusty hinge Distress Stain, perfect colour for a Halloween piece, I love the richness of this colour, perfect for Autumn too, adding black soot ink to the edges for definition. I stamped the vine using black archival ink, I love this vine really adds to that eerie feel. I cut a tombstone from white card using a Spellbinders die, colouring with rusty hinge Distress Stain, adding black soot to the embossed areas and stamping the focal image to the centre. I layered the tombstone onto a piece of black card to lift from the background.
I repeated the die cutting and stamping onto shrink plastic to create a mini embellishment to echo the focal image on my tag, adding gold Paint Dabber to the edges.  I also added a small gem for added interest and dimension along with two heart gems to the top and bottom of my tag.
The focal image also has a large heart gem added to echo the shrink plastic piece.  To complete I have added coordinated ribbon.

Thanks so much for stopping by, Tracy x x

13 comments:

Barb Cady said...

What a fabulous tag Tracy, you have made these stamps very 'wantable'! Love the coffin shape of the tag and the colours you have blended. x

Sue said...

Love the coffin shape tag...great idea! I like the skull cameo image too.

Redanne said...

Wow Tracy, this is fabulous, love the shape of the tag and the way you have incorporated shrink plastic for the charm, it looks brilliant. A x

Buttons said...

Seriously clever tag Tracy. Love the shrink plastic charm and the depth of colour you have achieved with that Rusty Hinge. Hugs, Buttons x

Terry said...

Love this coffin designed tag and those images. The shink plastic charm is so clever. I just love shrink plastic!

flutterbycrafter said...

Wonderful inspiring work x

Gillian .... said...

Fab tag Tracy, love everything about it. x

Anita Houston said...

It's fabulous Tracy!!! The stamping is perfect and the rusty orange is yummy!!! Totally cool!!!

butterfly said...

Coffin tag - brilliant! So full of drama and atmosphere... glorious depth of burnt orange, and I love the creeping vines! Your Halloween projects just get better and better Tracy!
Alison x

Brenda Brown said...

So rich in colour and as fabulous design.
hugs {brenda} xox

Sandy said...

Wow Tracy this is expressive.
And outstanding Tag.
Love the colors.
Perfect.

Have a lovely weekend my friend.
xoxo

inkypinkycraft said...

Another fab and spooky make!! Lve the vibrant colours against the black, trace x

Suzanne C said...

Brilliant idea to make a coffin tag! Wonderful design with the framing of the elegant female skeleton.