I was lucky to get one of the awesome stamp sets from My Mind's Eye's Lost&Found Halloween edition (they were all gone the next day, when I came back for something else)!!! Of course they had to be tried out immediately!!!
As orange and black are one of my favourite colours anyway, it seems to be obvious where my affinity to Halloween originates from. Scary stories were told to me by my grandma, when I was a small girl, and I loved that twoesome shivering with anticipation and joy.
Here is a picture of the materials I used on this tag:
I do have a paper stash with Halloween backgrounds, but I am too stingy to use these sheets right now (as I am with most of my paper stashes, I have to admit ). So I created a background paper on my own, using a black-and-white coloured sheet from a children's crafts set, that had gorgeous stripes on it. I shaded the cut out tag with white chalk ink first, then distressed the edges and inked them with "spiced marmalade" Ranger distress ink. There was still something missing, so I added shades of black stamping ink too and finally the "Welcome"-sign I love so much, which finally added the texture and depth I had been missing so far.
Then I created the picture with Mr. Death, presenting his latest collection of potions and poisonous cocktails with a quite proud gesture I think. Of course his surrounding had to be decorated with some spider webs and some texture, created using a border stamp from flonzcraft. As background paper I used a scrap from a sheet from Prima's Almanac collection (one of my favourites too), which I distressed and inked in black and "spiced marmalade" again.
Hope you like it!
Here are some close-ups:
I am entering this tag to Dilly Beans Designers & Friday Challenges, where they ask for "black & white plus a color of your choice".