Monday, 16 September 2013

Try A New Technique - Stampotique Designers Challenge #116

As I was recently reminded of my two fabulous Stampotique stamps I own, I had to bring them out and use immediately. I really love that poor lonesome guy and the owls in the tree! All of them staring at you - and you don't know: are they sad, just very, veeeery tired or do they plan something evil? Perfect for Halloween, aren't they?

SDC want us to "try a new technique" and I decided to give the "Smackin' Acetate Technique" (shown over here by lovely Mynnette) a try to create the tag's background. It is as simple as effective and if you choose the right colours that technique can create a truly spooky mood. LOVE it! Thank you, Mynnette, for the awesome tutorial!


After I had stamped the owls in the tree and the "lonesome fellow" (as I use to call the poor budy) with jet black archival ink, I highlighted the eyes and some details with a white gel pen, doodled a black thin line around the tag's edge, stamped some additional splatters in "black soot" DI, some twigs and the "Trick or Treat" quote and added a ribbon - done! It was a quick tag, but also great fun to make! I hope you like it too.




I enter this of course to SDC's "Try A New Technique" challenge. Thanks for the inspiration by the way, SDC team! ;)

Hugs and happy crafting!

die amelie x

12 comments:

  1. Hi Claudia, I have never seen that technique before, it gives a wonderful result. That little guy always reminds me of Edward Scissorhands - he is so perfect for your fabulous Halloween tag. Hugs, Anne x

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  2. I love your Halloween tag, Claudia! That technique is new to me but I love it and I'm going to try it out. It does look wonderful for a spooky background!

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  3. Die Technik erinnert mich an die Acrylblock-Technik - dein Tag ist mega genial da die Farben bei dir so schön geisterhaft verlaufen sind - SPITZE!!!!

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  4. Glorious background - will be sure to check out Mynette's technique when I have some time... thanks for the link. Love your stamping, especially with the added spooky white highlights - fantastic tag, Claudia.
    Alison xx

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  5. Love these images and your background for them is just perfect! Makes me smile. Hugs, Jenny x

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  6. Two great Stampotique images, just born to be together at this time of year! Wonderful tag!

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  7. I love this, thank you for joining in with the Stampotique challenge this week. x

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  8. This is brilliant Claudia, I love these owls! I'm off to check out the technique now, thanks for sharing with us at Stampotique. Sue xx

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  9. Congrats, Claudia, in being honored as a Design Team Favorite this week! Well deserved recognition!

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  10. Ich finde das Tag wirklich spitze!!!! Sieht klasse aus!!!!

    LG!

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  11. Oh wonderful spookiness going on, love it! Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique

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