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Day 14 of 31: Bombshell Skull Tag

Happy (?) Monday! I hope you are all faring well. Today I have a quickie post to go along with my quickie tag. I chose to work with the largest image from Bombshell Stamps' Sugar Skulls set.

I started off by stamping my image with Versa Craft. I should have used Staz On though, as it would have dried I was rather impatient when I made this. ;) Then, I simply colored the whole thing with Distress Inks. I started with Mustard Seed, then Ripe Persimmon, and last was Seedless Grapes. I applied all of these with a cosmetic sponge. I have a sponge for each Distress Ink I own, to avoid mixing the colors.

Before I continue...I have no idea why but I couldn't get my second photo to "Bump." I took my pics with my phone, because the camera is freaking siiiiick on it (Samsung Galaxy s4), but I couldn't Bump my pic to my computer. Have you ever used that app? It''s awesome, and has never given me a problem until today. Oh well. This pic shows off what I have done well enough.

Anywho...After I sponged the background, I went in with Cut 'n Dry Nibs (from Ranger) and applied the color to my flowers and falling petals. Last, I broke out the Pumice Stone Distress Ink, and colored in the skulls. Super simple, super fast. Took me about 10 minutes. And I needed a fast one, 'cause so many of my other projects take me so long. Which is fine, but I was outta time when I made this! :) Well, I have gone on long enough. Please be sure to check out the rest of the Wicked Bloggers' amazing creations, all listed in my sidebar. Thanks for stopping by. Have a fang-tastic day!


ldfdesign said…
Love how you left it white around the image. It really makes the image pop. I'm always amazed with your shading, like the skulls.
nichtniedlich said…
what a nice tag! perfect fall colors and the skulls with flowers are so lovely!
hugs serafeena
DogsMom said…
This does not have the look of a fast and simple process project.

You are inspiring me to add to my collection of supplies.
In my defense, most of my stamps would be considered vintage. I need to update.
Lyneen said…
Your 10 minute tag is AMAZING!!!! Love all the colors you used... the skulls really pop on your tag!!!
craftings said…
Wonderful the Fall/Autumn colours and the fibre, lovely warm feel!!
I love this tag! Gorgeous colours with a gorgeous image!
Matney said…
Tag turned out great. Love the gradient of colors on the frame and awesome stamps!
maureenjscott said…
This is beautiful! When you talk about the cut n dry nibs - do you use them like a pen? Like pick up the colour from the ink pad and colour in with it? Anyways, it's a gorgeous tag! love it mo x
Emily Thubbron said…
Your shading is fantastic. Love those sugar skulls. I really like the white border around the skulls.
DonnaMundinger said…
Fabuous sponging, Alison! Such a happy tag. xxD
Wendy said…
Great tag Alison. Love the depth you achieved with the sponging. Love that skull stack stamp that you used!
Carla said…
one of my faves along the hop so the colors, the image and the shading2
Steph said…
Beautiful tag, I love the colors and the ribbon matches wonderfully.
Sharon Sahl said…
Really pretty shading of the colors and I love those grinning skulls!

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