Thursday, 6 September 2012


Knock, knock - Halloween is approaching and so I started to dive into creepy crawly gorgeous scarecrowcuddling and all that stuff that belongs to this wonderful haunted season of the year.

This is how my Halloween starting project looks like.

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.

The lace ribbon needed to be orange too, so I bathed it a little in a splash of "spiced marmalade" and dried it afterwards with the heating tool. For the eyelet's transformation into "orange creepiness", I used AAI "sunset". The ribbon for fixing the tag was crumpled up between my hands, until it was scarily wrinkled and crumpled up and never to be used on a cute package again. Perfect for my purpose. Done!

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".


  1. Boah, ist das genialschön, da passt einfach alles so klasse zusammen.
    Hach, obwohl ich kein Halloween-Fan bin, diese Clearstamp-Platte würde ich mir auch kaufen ;o)

    1. Juhuu und danke schön, liebe Margot,

      für deinen feinen Besuch hier! Freut mich, dass es dir so gut gefällt. Ja, diese Stempelplatte ist besonders gelungen. Das find ich auch. Ich bin ja bei Halloween-Stempeln besonders anspruchsvoll *lol

      Herzliche Grüße,


  2. Ein super Tag. Ich habe gerade auf YouTube ein Video gesichtet, wo eine Künstlerin darauf aufmerksam machte, wie entscheident die Optik sein kann, wenn die benutzten Verzierungen in den gleichen Farben gehalten werden. Dein grandioses Halloween Tag ist das beste Beispiel. (:o)

    1. Oh, danke recht herzlich, Elly!

      Freut mich zu hören, dass ich quasi "nach dem Lehr"video" arbeite". ;)
      Recht recht liebe Grüße an dich aus Wien,

      die amelie xx

  3. Very spooky - for me it's quite a queasy colour combination straight away, the mustard and black, so this works really well! Fabulous stamps, and as always you've combined them to perfection!
    Alison x

    1. Thank you, Alison!

      Just learned a new word "queasy". Yes, the colours are obviously not meant to go together easily and please the eye. Black and orange create a heavy contrast, but for Halloween this is just the thing! Glad, you like it! Oh, I am so happy, I got these lovely stamps. Really love 'em! Thank you for the great laud!

      die amelie xx

  4. Oh this is very dark and yummy! Thanks for joining us this week at Dilly Beans challenge blog. Come visit my blog for a chance to win a Cosmo Cricket Crafting Kit.

    1. Thank you very much, Melissa,

      for the visit, the laud AND the invitation!

      die amelie x

  5. Und noch so ein tolles Werk, die Farben sind genau mein Ding und das Thema Halloween sowieso.

    1. Wie lieb von dir, Silvia!

      Danke. Du machst mir eine große Freude!

      die amelie

  6. It seems that I am just talking, but I REALLY LOVE your crafting, it doesn't matter if is altered drawer or tag, it`s always awesome!!
    Really great colour and stamp combination on this tag!
    Hugs from Slovenia

    1. I am so happy about all your lovely comments full of laud for my creations, Ana!!!!

      A big Thank You and Hugs,

      Claudia xxxxx


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