Saturday, October 5, 2013

31 Days of Halloween | Day 5

During the month of October I am participating in a month-long blog hop with some amazing artists. Everyday you will find a new Halloween project on all of the blogs listed below. Each project must have stamping on it, be it digi or ink. There are prizes to win, be sure to check out all the rules HERE and information on the daily scavenger hunt is posted there! You must go HERE to find the item/s you are looking for the scavenger hunt.

Happy Day 5 31 Days Hoppers!! Today I'm sharing a tag that is partly "upcycled" and partly a "follow the art" project. This started out as an over-spray upcycle...I LOVE misting and creating backgrounds with different mediums. I keep over-spray sheets and use them with future projects. This piece had some seasonal colors and so it seemed perfect to start my project on and see where the art took me. 
Since this hop is about STAMPING and HALLOWEEN, I next added some Halloween stamps that I've had for several years and honestly do not remember where they came from--I apologize!
I stamped them with yummy mix'd media ink in Black and dusted the wet ink with High Gloss Emboss Powder to set the ink. From there I went to add a thread for my spider which led to me tangling the edges of my tag--yeah it's kind of an "If you give a mouse a cookie..." kind of process. I go here when I've had a busy week and need to unwind with art but really don't have an end project in mind. It often involves me playing with new or favorite items, doodling--because doodling ALWAYS makes me happy and something with beads or dangled things!

From Stamping I went to doodling and then incorporated some white and black charcoal on my doodles and decided that rather than a traditional hole in the top of the tag tail I wanted to attach my strings and things in a unique way! A bit of white glue allowed me to get a point on my thread to attach some glass crystals and a fun skull bead! A bit of black cheesecloth finished the look! 
I hope you like my tag and take some time to follow your art...experiment, upcycle, enjoy the journey! 

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31 Days of Halloween 2013 Wicked Blog Roll
Terra | Black Dragon | Kapree | Shell | Kristy | Susan | Helen | Loren | Alison | Kelli 
De Stempelwinkel | Monique | Karen | Airless Chambers | Jane | Jennifer | Emily | Lisa | Lyneen 
Wendy | Altered Pages Art Sociates | leslierahye Delicious Doodles | Roni Shoni | Jenn | 
DominoART | Jessica | Sandy | Carolyn | Carla | Julia | Steph | Trisha | Brigitte | Lisa | Anna

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17 comments:

  1. Wicked cool tag. I love it and also loved reading about your process. Fabulous! xxD

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  2. That is what creating is all about. Enjoying what you do and letting the project take a life of its own. Love it when you sit down and look up and find it's an hour later. Great idea to use your extras and awesome idea w/ the cheesecloth. Lovely.

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  3. LOVE THIS... what fun... love the dangle and doodling!!

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  4. Love this tag, doodles, beads, spider and skull. Gorgeous.

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  5. I love how this all came together whether or not it is what you thought you were making when you started!

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  6. Wonderful tag, Leslie!

    I use my oversprays all the time, too--in fact, that's what the background in my hop piece today is!

    :)trisha

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  7. Fangtastic tag, fab background and I adore that dangle embellie!

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  8. Beautiful tag...the oversprayed recycle, the bits and bobs...all are fabulous!

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  9. What an awesome tag. Love all your embellishments. Great arrangement of fun objects and stamping!

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  10. Wicked sweet tag!!! It's great!

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  11. fabulous tag, love the little skullie

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  12. I loved reading your description for your wonderful tag! Your doodles are so cool and your oversprayed piece of paper was a great place to start!

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  13. What a great upcycled project. I love the colors and the doodles.

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  14. this is great! I love all the different elements! especially the doodling! great creation!

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  15. Gorgeous tag! Great background and embellishments, thanks for taking us thru your process too.

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  16. Absolutely love this!! Great idea to attach the beads rather than a 'normal' tag ribbon/tassle! Love the stamping and charcoal too! mo x

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  17. Free flowing design is the best! Love the tassle;) That is a great background, wonderful job!

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