Saturday, October 3, 2015

Witchery Tag - Day 3

Whoop! Day 3 is under the hat.

Don't know what I'm talking about? Conveniently forgot? I'm participating in the Smeared and Smudged's 31 days of Halloween blog hop. there are PRIZES to be found, prizes to be WON, and tons of Halloweeny goodness abound.

Today I am sharing with you a fun, slightly whimsical, incredibly magical Witchery Tag.

The tag base comes from my Lost and Found line with 7 Dots Studio. It's a sheet of 12x12 diecut with Sizzix/Tim Holtz's #8 Tag Die. I can get four tags out of a single 12x12 sheet, so generally cut them down when I want one and then hang onto the extras for later purposes.. like this! I recently submitted a tag to RSM where I used the same Whimsical Tree Lady Nude from Viva Las VegaStamps!. After looking over my submission I thought she'd make a great witch!

She's been stamped in Archival black ink by Ranger and embossed in ultra shiny clear powder. It creates a great resist and raised surface to color against. I applied the purple color with Faber Castell's Aquarelle watercolor pencils. I colored around her in a gradient and then applied water with a water brush. 


Because the paper got warped after my waterbrushing, I sewed it to a nice heavy piece of Canson watercolor paper using my machine and white thread. Fixed the paper right up AND gave me a much sturdier base to work on.

That gorgeous white fleck of pattern in the background is a thick layer of gesso through an UmWowStudio stencil titled Flurries. The stencil starts condensed at the top and disperses to just a splattering of shapes the further down it gets. Perfect for falling snow or star shine! I also wanted to create a moon effect without taking anything away from the tag... so I grabbed a bit of cheesecloth and gave it a quick soak in my homemade Instant coffee stain. I bunched it up and glued it down with Gel Medium. It felt like moon shine :) To finish off my moon that's not a moon, I hand trimmed a circle from some vintage book text. 

Last but certainly not least is the sentiment. WITCHERY comes from Tim Holtz's label alphas.. perfect to spell whatever I wanted and looks great in the stark black against the rest of the tag. I'm a fan!!! Are you?? If you read through the description maybe you can answer a question for me... which of the three projects so far are you most fond of? Thanks! :) 

and don't forget about the other participants on this journey:

Black Dragon
Lost Coast Portal To Creativity
Lisa F
Lisa H
Stampendous Stamps
Sarah S
Airless Chambers
Susan R
Dream In Darkness
De Stempelwinkel
Leslie Rahye


  1. Oh - this is gorgeous! Thanks for all the details - love the colour choices!

  2. Stunning image and absolutely love the pink around her and the stitching.

  3. Stunning tag! I love that the background looks textured and that beautifully detailed stamp is amazing.

  4. Love the witch - great tag. (It's hard to choose, but I'd have to go with your first entry - just love that tree and moon)

  5. oh wow... love this,,, great image and love all the detailing you've done x

  6. Fabulous I love her. you did such a fabulous job detailing this image. Happy Day 3

  7. I love the stamp you used today. Hard to choose a favourite, although I loved the project with the moon on it xxx

  8. This is a great tag. I love the colors. and detail.

  9. Another great piece! I love that image and the way you have painted the color around her. If I had to pick, I think the first day's project is my favorite so far, but they are all pretty great!

  10. Day 1, Day 2, and then Day 3. It's really a toss-up between 1 and 2. Both use the wood pieces so well.
    the lady hits home a little bit too much - wouldn't want anybody to see me buck-naked. Not a pretty sight.
    congratulations on making 3 days. Only 28 more to go.
    thanks for sharing

  11. LOVE this! A very artsy interpretation of witchery, for sure, and your details ROCK! As for a fave? eiyiyi! Love them all but if I have to choose, I guess it's Day one. I adore that crescent moon. xxD

  12. Witchery and Stitchery oh my, what a fabulous tag!

  13. fab tag and she does make a fantastic witch xx

  14. AWESOME TAG!!!... Love the image... and the gesso.... the stitching around the edge is a great finishing touch even if it wasn't planned!! What a treat for day 3!!! and an awesome last post for the day! TFS!

  15. Well, that is quite disturbing! I love it!

  16. Great tag! I posted here yesterday yet I don't see it!

  17. Really neat tag, DeeDee. The watercolor around the image is a fresh design idea and the added stenciled dimension adds interest all around. Great job!

  18. Really neat tag, DeeDee. The watercolor around the image is a fresh design idea and the added stenciled dimension adds interest all around. Great job!