Saturday, 1 October 2016

All things spooky

Yes here we are, it's the first of October with Halloween just around the corner. It is time for a new challenge over at Country View and the theme this month is "All things Spooky" chosen by the lovely Corrie. I really hope that lots of you can join us. You can enter anything crafty with no limitations to other challenges or the number times you can enter. You can win a £20 voucher too so it's win win in my books! You can find out all the details here

I spotted this crow in the park...he looked very spooky to me ;0)

Until my granddaughter Daisy was born I really did nothing for Halloween as celebrating it was unheard of in my own childrens' days. However I now find it great fun and I enter into the spirit by making up a little parcel of goodies for all my babies, big and small. Daisy still does not like sweets or chocolate (yes seriously) so I buy her a token present but my big babies and their partners get a little parcel of Halloween sweet goodies.

I will share what I buy in my 2nd DT post which comes up on 11 October. For these little token gifts I always make Halloween tags so my inspiration pieces will be 2 of the tags I have made.  Today's tag started off like this.

I chose 4 autumnal coloured distress inks and added some water.

I dragged my card through the inks, drying between layers.

Next I used my new TH stencil and added gold embossing paste through it,

I loved the result.

Next I wanted to "Spook" the background up a little so I added some only joking it was red ink but when it got into my finger nail it really did look like blood!

 I created a crackled sentiment

and made a little "gem" from one of my Nicecrane Halloween images.
The it was time to put everything together...and this is what I came up with...

 a couple of spooky close ups with the dripping blood  ink ;0)

I would like to enter my spooky tag into the following challenges;

Simon Says Stamp Monday powder powder I used embossing powder on my sentiment.
Simon Says Wednesday anything goes
Deep Ocean anything goes
Artistic Inspirations anything goes
That's Crafty 1/3 all of a sparkle
Rubber Dance 1/3 October mood board My base distress inks were orange, brown and yellow
I would also like to link up with my great friend Brenda's Halloween giveaway here.

Thanks for visiting and for the kind comments you take the time to leave. I would also like to warmly welcome my newest followers.  Thanks for joining me on my creative journey here at Jane's Journal.

Back soon, I'm going to be in the festive this space ;-)

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Amazing tag, Jane! It was so beautiful at the beginning with the autumn colours and gold leaves and then it turned really spooky with the "blood" and other Halloween elements! Your gem is fantastic and a perfect embellishment for your tag! xx

  2. Beautifully done... Love the die-cut details as well as the "bloody" background!

  3. Great Tag Jane full of spookyness. Hugs Debs xx

  4. Love your spooky tag, Jane! The bood droplets are cool... And I´m curious, what you bought =).
    xxx Evelyn

  5. Such a great tag, love your design and inkiness !!!

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  6. Great effects Jane, love the Gold embossed leaves. Xx

  7. Fabulous tag Jane, the colours and whole design is brilliant! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  8. Love your spooky tag, Jane! The background is awesome. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  9. absolutely brilliant Jane - those gold leaves are fabulous - I adore that stencil and can't seem to stop using it at the moment! Really adore your tag! Hugs rachel x

  10. Wow for a minute there I thought you were taking you art a little too far by adding real blood! ;)
    I love the gem and the leaves are brilliant!
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend my friend!
    V x

  11. I love your mix of autumnal leaves and golden colours combined with the blood red and spooky Halloween images, everything works brilliantly together. Thanks for sharing this on my Halloween giveaway. See you very soon xxx

  12. Haha, love your "bloody" finger! You funny :) Great tag, love the result from that gold embossing paste!! Thank you for joining our October challenge at Rubber Dance ♥

  13. Absolutely stunning art Jane!
    Love it, love the colours, love the texture, everything is awesome Karen x

  14. Beautiful! It's a shame you didn't get to enjoy Halloween in the olden days like we did in the US. Absolutely the best holiday for kids, but then I've always had a sweet tooth unlike your Daisy :)

  15. The red splatters look great over the yellow/orange leaf background - a great spooky tag! Julia xx

  16. Very spooky indeed. FABULOUS tag with amazing embellishments.


  17. What a great tag ! Love it !
    Corrie x

  18. Great tag - wonderful background! I wondered why you had put butterflies on it then realised it was your watermark - LOL - what an idiot I am !!! xx

  19. A great mix of Autumn and Halloween on your fabulous tag! Sorry o be so late in catching up with you all. Jennie x

  20. Love this Jane, that gold embossing paste looks wonderful! Have a fun week xx

  21. Love the DI background and the gold paste is delicious. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz

  22. Thanks for this great tutorial! Love your tag. Thank you for joining us over at the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugs, Susanne.

  23. Wonderful Jane, love the gold texture paste through the leaf stencil, gorgeous! Deb xo

  24. Great tag x Have a lovely Sunday x


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