Monday, August 20, 2012

Anything Goes - Halloween Chaos

This week over at Simon Says Stamp and Show, the challenge was
Anything Goes!

So I decided to use my tags that were created for the Halloween Chaos Swap on

Each player was to make 12 tags and get a incredible collaborative piece back from the wonderful swap hostess Stacy Cook.

Below are the tags I created.

Each tag is made using almost Tim Holtz products exclusively with the exception of the poison bottle stamp which is from Graphic 45.

I embossed, sprayed and inked all my tags. Covered the grunge board skulls with Rock Candy and used Hobgoblin tissue tape across the bottoms.
After stamping out the bottles I painted them with Distress Ink markers.

Using Tim's new Mini Blueprint stamp set I stamped spiderwebs on vellum for a finishing touch. 
I absolutely cant wait to see the finished piece from Stacy.


  1. These look great! Don't you just love that Mini Blueprints set?

  2. Love these, so cool and the mini spiderwebs are great! I am loving all the details. Can't wait to see the finished piece, I think we are in the same group too!! Yay!!

  3. Oooo so fun and spooky! I don't have the blueprint stamps yet and it looks like I need to go get them. Can't wait to see these in person.

  4. These are VERY COOL tags! I totally love your designs and the fact that you used almost exclusively Tim Holtz products to create such cool little masterpieces! Great job! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  5. Love these, Stephen! Very, very cool!

  6. these look fabulous - so vibrant, spooky and full of Halloween fun! Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp & Show. Sarah.

  7. Love the colours on these Stephen...the backgrounds are gorgeous!! Trish x

  8. Hello stephen,

    I'm so busy on other projects, that I haven't foun the time to participate in swaps for a long time!
    Seeing yours now, makes me wish i did join this one...
    I really like your embossed layered background. The green bottle really stand out as a contrast.
    Love the spiderwebs on the vellum. I have the set, but didn't use any of them yet... You prove i have to get them out soon!

    Greetings from belgium

  9. These are fabulous! Love your gorgeous colors and rich embossing.

  10. LOVE your tags! Wish you were in my group! ;)