Monday, October 25, 2010

Something Spooky

Well, not really.  But I'm saying spooky because that's the theme for this weeks Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge.  I doubt anyone would be spooked by this tag, but since it involves spider webs and black cats, I think it will qualify.
And, of course, to make my life a tad easier, the tag also qualifies for the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge, Week 19, which is Extreme Masking.


And without giving away anything of the masking technique, the details are:

I used one of the spider webs from Tim's "haunted" mask, and made a custom mask of the cat from his "raven and scaredy cat" die.  The inks I used were dusty concord, spiced marmalade and a little black soot.
All the stamps I used (with black archival ink) are from the "haunted mansion" set.
My scaredy cat is standing on a fence which I cut using Tim's "on the fence" die.  I used black paint dabber on it, sanded it,  added some snow cap (white)decided I didn't like that, added more black, and finally called it a day.

Don't forget to click on the highlighted links above to learn more about both challenges, find out about the cool prizes, and see the wonderful work that has already been done.

22 comments:

Karla Anderson said...

Love it - the colors and masking are just fantastic. Happy Halloween!

Helen said...

Eileen, this is just brilliant. I love that cat!!

Sherry Goodloe said...

I'm pretty fond of the cat as WELL *smiles*. Love your tag.

Yelowflower said...

This is pretty, great job!

Diann said...

It's a wonderfully made tag and I love how you put it together! Hope it brings in a prize for you!
Diann

MarleneMAZ said...

Fabulous tag!

Netty said...

Totally terrific tag, I love it all. Annette x

Bearcrazyman said...

Love it love it LOVE It

Kathy Eddy said...

This turned out so cute Eileen.

Sue Young said...

VERY Halloweeny!Love it!

Lori said...

Love your masking, and what you used for the masks. Awesome tag, and thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Karen said...

Wonderful Eileen: I love how you have done the cat.

LynneForsythe said...

GIRL....love every little thing about this tag!!! Def a JOB WELL DONE!!

thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog!!

SusanK said...

Great colors and love the effect of the white around the cat!

Patzee said...

What a Boo-tiful tag! Love the Spiced Marmalade and your funky cat. All those layers of paint on the fence make it look tres shabby. Great job!!

Nancy Wethington said...

Hi Eileen (waving from St. Louis). Great idea for the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge Blog. Happy you joined us!

Terry said...

This is sure a spooky delight! Love all the masking details!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Oh, my. Eileen, this is TOO fabulous! Way to mask in the EXTREME, girl! Love the fence-walking kitty (do you think he's yowling "Stray Cat Strut," maybe?), and you of course aced this week's challenge with your usual brilliance! I love those colors, too.

Maggie said...

Fantastic tag fab technique and i love the colours and the scary cat

Maggie

WW said...

It's very cute, I love the masking.

Rachelle said...

Love your tag! The spiderweb turned out really cool and the stamping in the cat is wonderful!

Julie Forest said...

Ooooh! Awesome tag!! Love the colors and your extreme masking looks FABULOUS!! :)