Thursday, 13 September 2012

100 Proof Press Blog Hop

To celebrate the launch of the new website at 100 Proof Press we are holding a fabulous blog hop. Simply leave a comment at each of the blogs and you are in with a chance to win a fabulous prize package.


$30 Gift Certificate To Use In The Shop

If you arrived here from Jennifer's (Just Jingle) blog then you are in the right place, however, should you lose your way I have included a full blog hop list at the end of my post.

I wanted to combine my hop creation with Tim's Riveted Patchwork technique, showcased in A Compendium of Curiosities Volume ll and his tag for September 2012.
I decided to create a spooky pop up tag using the fabulous Pop 'n' Cuts that I have recently become addicted to and I knew straight away that I wanted to use the fabulous SKULL from 100 Proof Press for this creation. I began by creating the background using metal foil tape and ageing with alcohol inks. For a more industrial feel I also added some chicken wire to the back of my skull.
To give dimension to the SKULL I stamped six layers and adhered together, ageing with vintage photo and walnut stain Distress Inks.
I added BOO using Alpha Parts, colouring with gold and ginger alcohol inks, adhering to a ticket cut from Kraft cardstock, sanding the edges to add to that aged feel.
I gave my SKULL a hat, adding texture with Gesso, colouring with black and burnt umber paints.  I love the little ROW OF SKULLS that I have added as a trim to his hat, colouring with a little vintage photo and walnut stain inks. To complete the front I have added 31, again from Alpha Parts to the top of my tag pop up card.
The inside of my card has the fabulous pop up, again showcasing the SKULL, this time adding two layers for dimension and adding a bat to his head. The background has been coloured with Distress Inks rusty hinge, spiced marmalade and black soot; applying the inks directly to my craft sheet, spritzing with water and mopping up the beads of ink with my card, drying between each application.
I have added a raven and Halloween ticket along with SPOOKY using Alpha Parts, colouring with Alcohol Inks.
I have stamped the ROW OF SKULLS to the inside of my card, adding a bat to the bottom corner. For further interest I have added a large ticket, cut from Kraft card, sanding the edges to age. The smaller ticket has been added to the centre and stamped with FOUR FLYING BATS using black archival ink and ageing with vintage photo and walnut stain inks, adding 31 to the top corner of the ticket.
I love the Pop 'n' Cuts they add so much interest to the inside of your card and give fabulous dimension and interest to a piece.

Next on the list for our fabulous blog hop is Gladys.

Detailed below is a complete list for the 100 Proof Press BLOG HOP

Jennifer (Just Jingle)
Tracy (ME)
Gladys
Sara
Amy
Gerri
Alexa
Nicole

The winner will be announced on Thursday 20th September on the 100 Proof Press Blog.

Enjoy the hop and GOOD LUCK. Tracy x x




38 comments:

Ginger said...

Great skull. x

sally said...

Love your tag!
Sally

Sandy said...

Absolutely scary and spooky my dear Tracy.
This is soooo cool.
xoxo

Gladys said...

love love the dimension and all the details u add Tracy! :) beautiful!

Miriam Prantner said...

Very cool! Loving that riveted look and all the layers on the front!

joy said...

This is one SPOOKY card, Tracy! I love all the different layers. So much fun!

Sue D said...

This is awesome. I like that it is a pop up tag and I like the row of skulls on the hat.

Gerri Herbst said...

So spooky...great project today.Thanks for my miss on the $30, I updated it.take care, gerri

Anne Temple said...

Oh my, how cool is this! Fabulous project!

jordanbev5 said...

Wow! You really show great layering and techniques I need to try! TFS! Great imagery!

Sleen said...

Awesome job. That looks like a lot of work, but what a great result!!!

Lori said...

Cool! Love the pop n cuts! Another convert...lol...wonderful idea to layer the skull, very dimensional!

Brenda Brown said...

Just brilliant Tracy, the pop-up and stamps are fabulous.
Hope you are having a good week.
hugs {brenda} xox

mrs. c said...

Clever idea about staking the stamps to give dimension, love that idea!

inkypinkycraft said...

Wow this is wonderful'!! I love the stamps, the pop up ison my wish list!!! You have made another truly amazing piece here, just love it! Trace x

TerryMCox said...

An excellent use of colors and mixed media! Love the skull.

jengd said...

Fabulous project! Love all of your layers and elements.

Denise said...

I really live the spooky colors on your projects! Beautifully scary!

Emily said...

Wow, great work!

Cat Craig said...

So many details, lovingly crafted!

Karenladd said...

Whoa....what an incredible project!! Spoooooky skull and amazing texture and technique!

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, stunning work, so much depth x

Nancy Wethington said...

Love your work Tracy! So many layers on that skull.

~amy~ said...

wow...this is awesome!

Annie said...

How fab are your tags. Absolutely brilliant Tracy. I really must invest in that skull x

Anonymous said...

Halloween is so alive in your card...really cute pop up!

Usha
usharaneem@yahoo.com

Anita Houston said...

Spooky awesome Tracy!!! Love love love the the raised skull...cool design!

Pinky Hobbs said...

This is just amazing I love the dark feel! :)

Barb Cady said...

brilliant with the metal background and Ii love his hat! x

Carol Q said...

this is fab Tracy. so many interesting elements.

Lillian Child said...

Would not have thought to use layers of images, but I do like the way yours turned out! I just found your blog on this hop and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you!

Penny Walker said...

Love that technique. very cool card.

Jess said...

Love this! you gave me a great for a swap i am doing! thanks!

butterfly said...

Glorious pop-up tag, Tracy! The outside is fabulously grungy with the TH technique, but I absolutely love your interior, with the wonderful streaks, spots and clouds of colour providing an amazingly spooky setting... love it!
Alison x

The Archiving Angel said...

This is brilliant! Love all your techniques.

Suzanne C said...

Ultra cool! The layered skeleton is so clever and the pop up inside is unexpected and fun!

Lynn Stevens said...

FABULOUS!!!!!

Winnie said...

Awesome! That is a great tag. Love the skull and the use of the chicken wire was brilliant!