Thursday, 5 August 2010

'Pushing up Daisies'

I'm not that big on halloween but i just couldn't resist a couple of the new Tim Holtz sets.
So i was playing about with some grunge left over from mondays compendium challenge and this is what i came up with for todays Theme Thursday 'Halloween' challenge
Yep its a tag.. i seem to have become quite attached to tags since working with tims manilla ones, if you haven't tried then i urge you to give them a go {available from the artistic stamper}, they work especially well with distress inks. Saying that i actually used 'stone grey' paper-soft color by viva for this one, which also works great may i add.
I stamped an array of spooky edges to the tag in black and then used my versamark ink and some white embossing powder to create the skeleton
I inked 2 of the tattered floral grunge flowers with fire brick and peeled paint distress and then stamped {with black archival} body parts over the petals, finishing with the head which i stamped first and then inked round the edge just so it popped more.
I think the piece almost has a 'day of the dead' feel to it..defo not my usual style but its kinda cool!
Happy Creating...
And be brave with your art, You never know till you try something wether it will work or not!
♥ HUGZ ♥

18 comments:

Sandy said...

Wow this is the greatest halloween piece. So scary and brilliant. This rock.

Claireabelle said...

It's fab Nicky, love the skull
x

Jingle said...

I LOVE Halloween and I LOVE Tim's new stamps for it, too! This is fantastic!

Netty said...

Wow Nicky, this is fab, adore it. The stamps are great, love them. Annette x

craftytrog said...

It's TOTALLY cool! Love the cannibal headress look of the 'flower'! x

Spyder said...

oh this is nice, I love the spider's web, love it
(Lyn)

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, I'm NOT a flower fan but I do like what you've done here - fab design idea and pretty cooky, lol.

Artyjen said...

Yeh! Day of the dead it is then LOL
Love the design
xoxo Sioux

Jennie said...

love th skull touch :)))

Riet said...

This is wonderfull, I love what you did with the flower.
Great idea to stamp sceleton parts on the pettels.
Love your creativety

sam21ski said...

Great piece, love how you've used the skull as the middle of the flower xxxx

Rosie said...

Wow, this is great

Jason said...

LOve the use of body parts on the flower, I may have to try this one. I love the colors not a typical halloween color combo. very nice

~Jason

ju said...

Super tag and great layout.x

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great artwork!

Kris Dickinson said...

Very cool and clever!

She said...

Great tag Nicky, love it. S xx

My name is Toni said...

Hi Nicky... it's my 1st visit to your blog and just love it. I am now a Nicky stalker... lol... Just love your Halloween piece and while I'm here I might as well comment on your CC#9 piece also... great job with the crackle paints... I think I'm in need of more practice, because mine didn't crack near as well as yours. Great job... looking forward to more inspiration from you... :)