Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Halloween in Wonderland Tag

Fears and Dreams Tag

Technique:  Papercraft

Tim Holtz Distress Inks:
* Aged Mahogany
* Spiced Marmalade
* Vintage Photo
* Walnut Stain
* Sage Green
* Peeled Paint
Wonderland Classifieds paper by Graphic 45
double sided adhesive foam

Sizzix Big Shot
Tim Holtz Texture Fade:
* Halloween Night & Poison
paper distress tool
blending tools

This week's challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show is to Show a Tag.  I have been dreaming about my Halloween in Wonderland paper from Graphic 45 all week, so this was the excuse I needed to play.

The base tag was made out of left overs from last week's project, which was 600gsm inked with sage green and peeled paint and then splattered with droplets of water.  After die cutting my tag, I than ran it through the Big Shot using the Halloween Night Texture Fade to emboss.  The raised areas are inked with spiced marmalade, vintage photo and walnut stain.

Alice is cut from the Wonderland Classifieds paper.  I cut away her broomstick because I made a little one to replace it.  I also cut a slit across her arm where the broom handle sits so I could slide in the little wooden one I made.  The image of Alice is already yellow with some red distress so I didn't add anything further to her.

The sentiment is a Tim Holtz stamp, inked with Aged Mahogany and roughed up around the edges.  I think this sentiment is perfect for the Alice theme, as I think both her fears and dreams lay down the rabbit hole.  The poison comes from a piece of grungepaper embossed with the Poison label Texture Fade.  First I inked the texture fade with black and then ran through the grungepaper, then inked it with a little red and green.

Fears and Dreams Tag


  1. Love, Love the sentiment. It does go perfectly with Alice. Using earth tones and then adding your own broom were great ideas.

    Thanks for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!--Renee, Simon Says Stamp

  2. Hi Lena. Love your tag and how you chose to mix images, sentiments and elements. Alice holding the broom is really a cool touch! It's really a great little piece of art! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge.

  3. What a wonderful tag!! I love all of it - the embossing, the different elements - great!!
    Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

  4. HIya Lena, thank you for joining the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show with your wonderfull tag, wow love all of the elements and the sentiment. Thank you for sharing you great piece of art. Hugs Terry xxxx