This is my contribution to Grungy Monday: Holtz-ian Halloween and it was going to be for Dragon's Dream, Tag it on,"The Whole of the Moon" but I lost track of the days. I will let them know just in case they do still want to take a look?
So what is in this tag? Firstly Tim Holtz dies, Wrought iorn railing and the Crow from Scardy Cat and Crow die. The railing has been given the TH rust treatment. The crow was a new finish I was experimenting with. Having teenage girls you get to find out all sorts of odd things that are on the High Street. Did you know you can now get nail varnish that crackles? You need to apply it over the top of more usual varnish and as it dries it crackles. It is also matte in finish. So the crow first had 2 coats of clear nail varnish applied before the matt black crackle was applied. Who would have thought?
The background paper was card that I had first applied acrylic inks to. Then I used a Dina Wakley stamp for the sun. After applying red pan pastel I still thought it needed something else so I re stamped it with versamark and added Holly Berry Red interference embossing powder from The Stampman. It changes from red to a sort of goldy colour. I added some highlights with Sakura pens which I smudged with my fingers around the moon. TH flying crows stamped over the moon and a Wendy Vecchi Tree stamp behind the railing to give more depth. Both these images seemed to disappear somewhat so I went over them with a Sakura pen which makes them look as if they are embossed.