Friday, September 17


Greetings, dear reader!

In the midst of the Wild West madness, I have been creating my tags for the Postcard Tag Halloween Swap! (Red Lead has THE BEST can get in on them here!)

I decided to go with sweet and happy Halloween instead of spooky. We were to make 3 tags using Red Lead's Postcard tags, images and stamps. Here is my contribution...

To color the tags, I used a wash of Ranger alcohol inks (denim, terra cotta and walnut stain), and then adding Twinkling H2Os to add a bit of sheen!

Then, using StayzOn ink, I stamped images onto unbleached muslin. I then glued down vintage wallpaper, buttons, trims and of course, Stickles! (The little moon "shaker" was made with a clear, dome shaped button, a vintage moon image, and 3 tiny bat brads (with the prongs removed) I just LOVE how they turned out!)

I added little "bandit" masks to the sweet puppy stamps to ready them for the Halloween party!

So much fun creating with things you have laying around!

More soon!


barncat said...

Your tags look great, stamping on muslin, the moon shaker, and all the great tips in the last post, you've definitely given me some new ideas. :)

Nan said...

Oh the details you have done here this is wonderful Paula Clare. I just adore what you made. I need to make at least one tag for my daughter. Thanks for posting and describing your methods. Nan

Tracy Suzanne said...

Too cute for words Paula!

ooxx's...Tracy :)

Faith Lynn said...

I'm LOVING these! I love especially love the cat playing the fiddle, the hats on the puppies and the clear, dome shaped button!!!!! And to think....I was there when you first pulled out your Halloween assortment!

miss you, love you,
Faith Lynn

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

lovely work/play Paula !
well done :)

Linda said...

Paula, these are just the sweetest...I love all the little details. And I agree sistuh, Red Lead has the greatest swaps!