' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Amost Halloween bird tag

Friday 3 November 2017

Amost Halloween bird tag

Today is the first day of a new Theme & Sketch challenge at Stamplorations.

The theme and sketch are:


I chose to go with the theme and, since Halloween was only a few days ago, I made a tag using the orange and violet colours usually associated with the event.....

Did you notice that the ARTplorations Stencil Some Birds has the same motifs as the Trendy Birds 2 stamp set? When I did, I immediately saw the opportunities available when combining them. Furthermore, the stencil comes with both the positive and negative shapes so you get the mask AND the stencil for even more possibilities!

For this tag I used the bird mask and applied it on the cardstock with removable adhesive. I sponged Distress inks, both regular and Oxides to the whole tag.

Replacing the mask with the stencil, I coloured the bird with Distress ink in Wilted violet.

I kept the stencil attached in case I needed to apply further colour and proceded to stamp the bird with a combination of Salty Ocean and Wilted violet Distress Oxides.

I stamped a sentiment from the same set and added two leaves from the Trendy Leaves set, stamped with dye inks.

Hop on over to the Stamplorations blog for more inspiration from my teamies and do join us in our Theme & Sketch Challenge.
If you do, you might win a lovely Stamplorations prize...

Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the Craft Stamper TIMI, SSS Monday Challenge, Addicted to stamps and Inkychicks challenges.



  1. It's so nice to combine those glorious Halloween colours but step outside the actual event Christine.

    B x

  2. Oh yum - those colours are sensational, especially the blended sky - amazing! - and I love that bird stamp with the text all over him. Great tag!
    Alison x

  3. Well, I did not know the stencil matched the stamp set, learned new stuff today. I love the background you have created on your tag. The colors are so bold and rich looking. The bird stamp set is one of my favorites too.

  4. A fabulous tag - lovely colours.
    xxx Hazel.

  5. Simple but so beautiful, love your use of stencil! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  6. Beautiful tag Christine. Love the colours and the design.
    Hugs Flo x

  7. Super jolies couleurs et tags, j'aime bien sûr !!

  8. Great background! Fab tag!
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  9. Love this! The colours are gorgeous, great blending and I love how you've stamped the text on the bird. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx