Sunday, October 26, 2014

My Cards and Tags: Eye of Newt Test Tube and Tag

Halloween is only days away and the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog's theme is, "This is a Treat."  So what's my treat?  A necklace pendant of newt eyeballs on a spook-tacular tag.


If you're feeling like you need an eyeball jar pennant, here's how I made it:

Start with a Tim Holtz apothecary jar and some plastic eyeballs (I used 5 mm size).  In order for the eyeballs to look realistic from any angle, glue two eyeballs back to back.  Warning!  The patience level needed for gluing tiny eyeballs back to back is HIGH!


While the glue on your eyeballs dries, make a label for your test tube.  When your eyeballs are dry, load them into your test tube and prepare the cork topper by inserting a head pin up through the bottom of the cork.  Add a decorative cap or bead to the top, then bend the pin into a loop with some pliers.  Glue the cork in place so no eyeballs go AWOL.


I made the tag by smearing on some various shades of Distress Ink, then made circles with a black Sharpie and a Prima stencil.  I added some black watercolor dribbles coming out of the black circles.  I heat embossed a spiderweb onto the tag with black embossing powder and a stamp from Tim Holtz's Mini Blueprints stamp set.  I added some yarns and fibers to the top of the tag and a "For You" sentiment.


Thread your eyeball test tube through a necklace chain, attach it to the tag and you've made the perfect Halloween treat!

Here are the supplies I used, which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:



So what treats will you come up with for this week's challenge?  I can't wait to see your treaty-genius in action!  Upload your projects to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and you'll automatically be entered to win a $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp.  Now that's what I call a treat!

http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/

17 comments:

  1. Your tag is absolutely original! I love the little bottle and your color choice is fantastic as always! barbarayaya

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  2. So fun Andrea! Love the little bottle full of googly eyes! Your tag looks awesome!

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  3. Always a little bit different (so creative!) and always so well done! This is brilliant, thanks Andrea. Nikki x

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  4. Such fun & creativity! I love the colors you chose for the tag :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  5. Cute, cute, cute! Love the Googly eyes in the test tube!

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  6. I've seen these bottles in the store and wondered how to use them. Now I know one way! Thanks. I like how you put the eyes together and I am partial to the colors you used.

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  7. "Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
    Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
    Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
    Lizard's leg, and howlet's wing,--
    For a charm of powerful trouble,
    Like a hell-broth boil and bubble."

    Few may realize (as you obviously do), just how powerful an eyeball jar pennant can be. William would be proud. ☺



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  8. Just absolutely cool! As a fellow "lit nerd", this is worthy of the ages.

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  9. Eyes of Newt? Yes, please! This is adorable! Gluing the eyes together was a brilliant idea. (Something that I never thought I would say....)
    Great project, Andrea!

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  10. What a gorgeous tag with those eyes! Brilliant! Love the colors of the tag! Hugs, Sandra

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  11. Your tag is so beautiful, Andrea. Love those cute eyeballs in the tube and the colors are pretty. :)

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  12. Fabulous and spooktacular! I love those eyeballs glued back to back. I did a large mason jar shaker with big googly eyes about a week ago but hadn't thought of gluing eyes together. Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Kristina

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  13. Eye enjoyed your clever potion bottle and fantastic tag! Beautiful!

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  14. Such a great idea with the eyes, love it! Fabulous project Andrea!

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  15. Such a fabulous tag Andrea and packed full of amazing details which I love and the eye of newt is the perfect finishing touch for this great project!!

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  16. It's important to remember that when you're testing and tagging a laptop, you're basically doing it in two parts.
    It includes testing both the IEC lead and laptop charger, with each one receiving its own test tag. The laptop itself...

    Test and Tag
    Test and Tag brisbane

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  17. The new regulations state that all equipment used in a hostile operating environment must be tested and tagged.
    The definition of a hostile environment is much the same as the current NSW legislation,
    and business in NSW will therefore not notice much of a change in this area of the new Regulations.

    Test and Tag

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