Monday, October 3, 2016

My Cards and Tags: Halloween Witches Made with Authentique's Fabulous Collection

We have the wonderfully wide open theme of Halloween this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  We're also featuring some fine products from Memory Box.  I made a couple of witch tags out of some retro ladies that are part of Authentique's new Fabulous paper collection.
I am always a sucker for images from the 40's and 50's, so I adore Authentique's Fabulous paper line.  I chose two ladies to transform into witches.  These ladies are in both the Authentique 3x4 journaling card pack and also on the bigger sheets that come in the 12x12 paper sets.  I cut them out from their backgrounds, then traced them and drew some hats and a cloak for them out of black paper.  I darkened their clothes with a sharpie and by dabbing black ink here in there.

On the first tag, I finger-painted some teal, black and white streaks onto a tag cut from Tim Holtz's Tag Collection Sizzix set.  I cut the spiderwebs out of black paper using a Memory Box die and glued them to the background, then streaked more paint on.  I added some green-tinged plus signs cut with Tim Holtz's Crosshatch die.  I printed the sentiment out in Word and added it to my witch once I glued her on.

The second tag was cut with a My Favorite Things Stitched Tags die and I smeared green, purple, black and white paint on the background.  I inked one little spot with teal.  I cut the caldron's bubbles with a Loopy Rings die from Memory Box.  I glued on the loops and then added more ink and paint.  I added my girl on top and drew a cauldron for her, complete with a stirring spoon.  The sentiment (you know I love me some Shakespeare) was printed out on Word.

I've never met the classy ladies on my tags, but who doesn't love a great makeover?  I had fun and hope they will, too!

These are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I love this time of the year and can't wait to see what interesting things you come up with for our challenge!  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!