Friday, October 14, 2011

Un Petit Peu Spooky...

Hello to both you and Friday!
For once it seems to have come around quite fast which is just dandy in my book as I have a great weekend ahead! I'm off to the Artsy Crafty Weekend to savour the artistic talent of Lynne Perella. Saturday crafting, Sunday lazing in a luxury hotel with hero hubby... but first a swift inky tale. I don't normally do anything Halloween at all... just not into it. I may have run around in a black bin liner as a kid, but that was it...! But seeing as the colours are so inviting and Linda is back from beyond with Grungy Monday, celebrating All Things Mr. Holtz, well...just this once then.
So this is my take on things. Just some simple inking, scrunching, more ink, stencilling and stamping. Here I've used Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade inks and the big birdie is from Artful Flight. Can't get enough of random stitching!!! Here's a  close-up of Mr. Birdy's feet and some wrinkles I'm not afraid to show...
I stamped him in Ranger Plum Archival which is a change from black or brown and great with these warm tones...

So, let's crack open the purple and orange spectrum, which you can safely get away with for this theme. Loving the contrast but don't think it'll be a regular of mine...Don't have the Seasonal Inks but Dusty Concord and Spiced Marmalade make a top duo.The stamped tree and birds are from Mini Ornates.
Added words and numbers from Stuff To Say, picking out some extra words and adding more random stitching. Dyed ties made from cotton strips and staples finish the job. Just some simple inky tags and colour play before the weekend start. Joining in with:
Happy Daze, 
Tando Creative
Incurable


 
Just a reminder that My Mojo Monthly October is up and running! Maybe you have something creative to share...? This month the challenge is all about your creative surfaces. There's a great giveaway up for grabs and a fab interview with Tammy Tutterow too. Really hope to see your artwork there! 

36 comments:

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great use of colors on these tags...gorgeous!

greetings, Alie :-)

Dots Dabbles said...

Yes, I love the colours too! It is so much fun going bold...and the effect you have created is fantastic
Dot x

inkypinkycraft said...

These are awesome, love the colours, great trace x

Lesley said...

I love these Sarah - particularly the orange and purple colour combo.

Ann B said...

Love the colours Sarah. Afraid I gave in the the hype surrounding the seasonal colours but these are equally as good. I'm going the the Artsy Crafty weekend as well but for the Sunday class with Leandra and Lynn. Enjoy your class, I'm certainly going to enjoy mine.

kissinia said...

Sarah, these are amazing! I especially love the second one. Brilliant wording. PS I got your fab prize! Many thanks, hun!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your inky tags Sarah, especially the stitching and I am loving the plum archival. Enjoy your workshop, your weekend plans sound fabulous. Tracy x

Debbie said...

Fabulous tags Sarah! Love the vibrant colours and images! Have a great time at your workshop!
Happy weekend! Debbie ^..^

Kaz said...

These are stunning!! love the purple....just fab xx

have a an amazing time xx

kazx

Sandra said...

The tags are amazing! Love the colors very much. You have a great blog! Became a follower immediately :).

Sandra

505whimsygirl said...

Wow - for not being into Halloween you've certainly wowed us with your projects. The tags are great!! Love the color combinations.

Thanks for sharing.

donna said...

I love your backgrounds. Fantastic pieces..Donna

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

I'm not into Halloween myself but I agree about the tempting colors! Love what you did with the bird- will have to crumple up some paper too! Patsy from
HeARTworks

shirley said...

Fab tag Sarah! Love the distress ink colours together,the texture and stamping :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two fantastic Halloween tag, love the stitching on the first and the colors and the second one.

Brenda Brown said...

Such striking colours and designs Sarah. I love Halloween bits - but don't ask me why????
Have a wonderful weekend.
luv {brenda} xoxox

Karen said...

I am loving your tag, its so vibrant & perfect for our challenge! Thank you for joining us over at Tando xxx

laury55 said...

gorgeous tags...love them

Helen said...

Hope you are having a great time - it sounds great, from the tweets! Love both tags, but especially the orange and purple one. Absolutely love it. And I don't "do" Halloween either, normally.

Von said...

Your so right about the Dusty Concord and Spiced marmalade they make a winning combination :) fabulous tags :)
Von x

PsyPenguin said...

Wow, both your tags are fantastic! I especially love the second one -the colours are just gorgeous together and it conjures up a wonderful spooky atmosphere.
xx

CraftyLoops said...

Stunning tags, love the colours. Lee xx

Lori said...

Beautiful! I love those scrummy colors!

Marjie Kemper said...

So gorgeous, especially that deep purple streak on the one with the tree and birds... love it!

Julie Forest said...

Hi, Sarah! These tags are absolutely stunning! I adore the first one with the bird!! :)

Kim Dellow said...

Totally wonderful Sarah! Love the purple and orange, just fabulous. Kimx

Gillian .... said...

Hi Sarah, loving both these tags, the Purple & Orange is so striking, as always just perfik:)x

Sam said...

Brilliant tags here. One cannot beat purple and orange for Hallowe'en!

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous tags, thank you for sharing with us at Tando Creative XOXO Zoe

Lynn said...

I am not into Halloween either but your tags could sway me - loved the colour combinations. I think the second one is my favourite too

Kaz said...

Your tags are just fab! You definately need to make more Halloween stuff!
Thanks for linking to Tando.

Robyn Wood said...

Stunning colours Sarah! I particularly like the orange/purple one although that bird image is a favorite.

Di said...

Oh wow, I love the colour schemes on your tags. Thank you for joining in with the Tando Creative challenge this month.

Mim said...

Gorgeous bright colours. Love the Dymo lable-type strips of green too!

Sue Smith said...

Such vibrant use of colour and I love the textural effect of the machine stitching. Gorgeous work, Sarah!

Di said...

Congratulations on winning the October challenge over at Tando Creative...please pop along and pick your prize x