Sunday, 29 October 2017


Hi everyone

Have you had a busy weekend?

We are in the process of having a some home improvements done so no time for crafting, well not unless it's in the middle of the night when my brain won't switch off!

I've used one of my large MDF tags and created a haunting rendition of the monochrome look, well with the exception of a little pop of orange. I came across the image in one of my files when tidying my computer - like you do! I'm not a big Halloween fan but love Autumn and old pictures, so their is my inspiration.

The background is Craft Core black cardstock, the edges are sanded and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink added. The next layer is Manila Cardstock, clear embossed with a vintage background stamp, Hickory Smoke Distress Ink on top and over stamped with Hickory Smoke and a text stamp. These layers were sewn together on my trusty sewing machine. The frame is an SVG file, cut out of black cardstock on my Cricut. This was triple embossed using Platinum Ultra Thick Embossing Powder. The amber embellishment was a clear cabochon, coloured using Rust alcohol Ink as were the beads hung at the bottom, another junk shop find! The leaves were cut from distress inked cardstock and cut using Tim Holtz Fall Foliage Dies.

I've attached the image here if you'd like to use it and the frame is an SVG file if you'd like to use it here.

I'd like to enter my monochrome Halloween tag into the following challenges-

Right I'm off to clean my non-existent kitchen, again - ready for the plasterer!! I've been told I'm  a compulsive cleaner and neat freak!!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Creative hugs, J x


  1. Wow, amazing tag! It's full of wonderful details, design is fabulous and monochrome palette is perfect! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp monday Challenge Blog! barbara

  2. What a gorgeous tag! I love those mini pumpkins and leaves. The gilt frame is gorgeous, too. Thanks so much for joining the fun at the Frilly and Funkie Trick or Treat Challenge!

  3. Beautiful fringy bottom to a lovely spooky Halloween tag! Thanks for playing along with us at the Frilly and Funkie Trick or Treat Challenge!