Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Hamlet Speaks Tag

Effect powders are the tools of choice this CC3 Challenge. This time around the fantastic Inspiration Emporium is the sponsor.  Tim has donated yet another prize too.  If you haven't joined in there are plenty of techniques left in the Compendium of Curiosities III, so get your craft on!

I wasn't sure what I wanted to do this time around.  Sometimes when the challenge is posted I am running to my craft desk.  I had to mull this one around a bit before I started.  Once inspiration hit I was off and running.  
Here you can see my effect powder.  I can't tell you exactly what I did, but if you get your copy of the Compendium you can see.  The back of the tag is peaking through here.  I used crackle distress paint in Picket Fence and then colored it with Distress Stains and Alcohol Inks to achieve a rusty gritty patina.  
You can see it a bit better here.  The banner is cut from the Tattered Banner die.  I colored it with Distress Inks in Vintage Photo and Pumice Stone.  I used the Ornate Frame die and then ran it through the Sizzix again with the Paris Texture Fade Embossing folder to add the text.  I scuffed it up to expose the core of the paper and then ran Vintage Photo ink on top.  
I am loving the creepy Ophelia arm.  She's holding some forget me nots that I sprayed with Tattered Angels sprays.  
A tiny poison vial completes the tag.
I am also entering this one into the Vintage Journey's The Colors of Autumn Challenge.
What have you been crafting?
Jess






23 comments:

  1. THIS IS AWESOME! YES I AM SHOUTING! LOL You've just rocked this technique. :)

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    1. Woohoo! I accept your shouting :) Thanks

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  2. Spooky COOL!!! LOVE the crown...perfectly done! The arm is a fun touch too! Thanks so much for playing along with Effect Powders for CC3Challenge!!!

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  3. Hi Jess...Love your spooky creation and the crown on the skull is so fun! Wonderful job with the EP powder technique! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CC3C!

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  4. Jess...I am LOVING your spooky Halloween-ish Hamlet tag! There are some incredible textural layers here! Your distressing of the banner and the embossed baroque die cut behind the skull looks really good. The tag background is so rusty and gritty looking. Well done! :) Your crown on the skull is amazing! Not sure I've seen that die cut before...but it looks amazing sitting atop your skull. Thanks so much for sharing your beautifully done tag with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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    1. Hi Candy, The crown isn't a die cut. It's a laser cut piece I bought at a scrapbook convention a few years back. Thank you for all of the compliments :)
      Jess

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  5. Well it is fitting for a scull to be wearing a rusty crown, is it not? Great take on this challenge, I love how your technique turned out.

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    1. Thanks Belinda! I thought he looked rather dapper with his rusty crown.
      Jess

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  6. Brilliant Tag Jess!!! Love the crown on the skull and great job on the effect powders technique and as for the creepy little hand...... it a FANTASTIC addition. LOVE IT!!! Karen.x

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    1. Isn't that hand the best?! It's my nod to Ophelia.
      Jess

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  7. OK, I totally had to come over and say LOVE THIS!!! Love the crown on your spooky skull and that lone arm holding flowers!! Creeeepy & Eerie!! Fabulous!! Love your make for CC3 #11 :) XOXO-Shari T.

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    1. Thank you Shari! I really appreciate you taking the time to stop over and leave me a comment.
      Jess

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  8. Beautifully rusty and poetic! Love the textures, embossing, crackle, and rust! So clever and artistically tragic! Love it!

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  9. AWESOME!!! I love that you made this all about Hamlet, all the details are just fabby... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge and hope to see you again soon x

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    1. Thank you Hels :) It was fun to put together
      Jess

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  10. FABulous! You hit all the right notes for me. Shakespeare, symbolism, literature, grunge. Completely awesome. Good night, sweet prince. And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.

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    1. Thanks Cheryl! I like to have a little bit of symbolism when I can. :)
      Jess

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  11. Fabulous use of Autumn colors! Love the rustic feel and grungy goodness. Thank you for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey.

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  12. OMG, this is so very, very clever! Original, quirky and just plain wonderful! Love it and thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at A Vintage Journey!

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  13. What a fabulous rusty crown - brilliant design, I love it! Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

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