Monday, May 25, 2015

Rick st Dennis Facebook Group Tag Challenge~May 2015

DT Choice at Smudgy Antics! Thanks so much!


Today I wanted to share a tag I made for an art tag Facebook challenge hosted by Rick st Dennis MFA.  The challenge is short and sweet, make a tag and include this sentiment, "Summer is Fine, but I am ready for Halloween". This is sooooo true, I love Halloween!

I used the digital stamp Lizzywhigs, which you can see HERE at his Zibbet shop. This was lots of fun, have been wanting to use this image from my stash for awhile.

This is also the first play I have had with my new DecoArt supplies, I received through the wonderful Blogger Outreach Program. I included some extra photos I did along the way to show some of the steps.

I used DecoArt Modeling paste on the Dreamweavers Jack-o-lanterns. It was very smooth and easy to apply with a palette knife.

I used some Zing Orange embossing powder and heat melted it once the paste was dry.

I love the slightly bumpy texture it made once heated, almost like a real pumpkin :)

 While the paste was drying I played with the misters to make the tag. I cut a manila folder down into the tag size I wanted. I misted the back of the tag with water so it would stay more flat while I sprayed the front.

I sprayed the Carbon Black, Primary Cyan, Purple and misted a bit with water to make it run. I applied some Shimmer Mister White onto before it was dry to get the nice clouding you see on the middle right.

The colors stayed pretty much as I saw them as sprayed, they really dried fairly fast on the manila tag. The best thing, once dry they are permanent! I added more Shimmer Mist White once it was dry for more 'stars'.

I printed the sentiment out using Photoshop Elements.  I used Distress Ink to color it a Halloween orange! Then cut it all up.

I used the Tim Holtz mini movers Halloween dies for the Bats, they are layered with pop up dots.

I love Lizzywhigs, she is colored using Sharpie Markers and Bic Mark It markers.

She is ready for Halloween, are you?

I love these new to me art supplies and had a lot of fun using them on this tag. I plan to keep playing :)


I am also linking to and sharing with the Smudgy Antics Challenge Blog: May Anything Goes


  1. Hi Kim, awesome to see your darker side creations! I've been away from blogging for a while and I'm just getting back into it and I'm looking forward to being inspired by all things dark and alternative..............please keep up the good work :-)

    1. Thanks Debs! I appreciate your kind words! Glad you are back, there are some really awesome challenge and inspiration sites now, too!

  2. Fab as I have told you but you need to hear it more!! hugs me!

  3. This is wonderful! Fabulous creation!

  4. Wonderful tag Kim, love that sentiment and what a fun stamp Lizzywhigs is! The embossed pumpkins really do look real and love how you stamped Lizzy's ghoulish friend to peek out from behind them!

  5. I have been ready for Halloween since November 1st. Still don't have a costume yet though. Wonderful.

  6. Love the background you created. Like Rebecca i've been waiting since November 1st.... but then again My home looks like its Halloween all year round anyway. Thanks for sharing with us again at Smudgy antic. BDx

  7. That is one awesome cool background you've created. Thank you for playing along with us at Smudgy Antics x


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