Wednesday 10 October 2012

Day 10 of 31 Days of Hallowe'en

Well, that's a third of the way through the 4th Smeared and Smudged 31 days of Hallowe'en blog hop. This has been a blast so far and I wish I had more time to go visit all the other blogs joining in. What with working as well my time is at a premium so I hope I'm forgiven for not being a hopper as well. For all the rules the forum and Terra's blog are the best places to get the info. Incuding that of all the fantastic sponsors that have been lined up. There is a list still over on the right hand side bar of my blog should you find your self lost.
One of the sponsors for every day is the fangtastic Rick St Dennis. His Etsy shop is full to the brim of some fabulous images. He also has a facebook  group and a group over at Paper Craft Planet. I'm going to let you into a secret - it will be worth you paying a visit in the next few days ;) **wink wink**
It's one of the images from the shop that I have used today, Goblin with Gifts.
Well I made 2 things - with the same image.

 Coloured with promarkers with a slight touch of weathered wood DI to take the glare of white away. Attached to some textured card that had been "smooch" sprayed with purple. Attached to a piece of paper from the My Minds Eye - Scary Sparkles stack.
 A bottle tag
This is the back - Painted after embossing
The back of the tag is an embossed piece of card - painted and distress embossing powder applied to front and back.
A length of chain attached for hanging.
Before I made this up into a tag I scanned the image into my PC and made a label for the bottle
The writing on the top label reads "Goblin Brewery"
On the bottom "Pumpkin Juice with essence of brain"
These were both liberally inked with "wild honey" DI then sprayed with "cranberry" colour wash.

Well that's my lot for today. Having come here from Valeries blog, you should now be heading over to Sharon's.
Thank you for taking the time to come and visit me and I really appreciate all the kind comments I have recieved.


  1. Awesome tag - love that embossed backing and fabulous colouring Helen. :-)

  2. Love you projects and I love that you finished off the back. WHat a scary looking image and great coloring technique. Thank you for sharing your creation.

  3. Oh how FAB, Helen! Love the image and how he's colored. Cool chain to hang and really fab both back and front. Think I need a little nip at the juice, too. LOL xxD

  4. These are soooooooo spooky Helen! I love the fab image and the gorgeous designs.

    Linda xxx

  5. fabulous the tag and your attention to detail! even your photography is awesome...thanks for sharing your techniques!

  6. Thanks for doing such a spectacularjob with the Goblin-its a design I liked a lot when I did it-and thanks for whispering about the buzz in the wind-something wickedly wonderful (or vice versa) this way comes

  7. I would love some of that giggle water :) super nice projects, Helen! xx

  8. How fun is this?!?! Gorgeous!

  9. awesome Helen love the goblin, beautifully colourd and the tag is gorgeous, fun potion you made

  10. Love it the goblin is fantastic
    Hugs xxx

  11. These are great! What a cool demon. I love the bottle with the tag. That tag is awesome!

  12. Rick's goblins are all just so ugly that they're cute. Love what you did with this one! It's so much fun visiting your blog everyday! You are so talented!!

  13. Oh my gosh Helen this is a extremely awesome project. woozers.I love the goblin and the many different things you made.quite a house full of goodies come spooky night.
    susan s.

  14. Beautiful projects!

  15. Helen,
    Your projects are so cool, I love your props too! Giggle water that made me giggle! That stamp w/ the shrunken head so scary LOL! Great job on all your projects I love them!

  16. Wow! Amazing work! I'm blown away!

  17. Creepy goblin, but beautifully colored :) Love that altered bottle.

  18. Fabulous work Helen, no wonder yours is a blog I visit often if i'm in a bit of a lull, always something gorgeous to look at and get my creativity to kick in again :)
    sending you love and hugz xxx