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Day 18 of 31: Dilly Beans Halloween

Hello hello! Are you excited that it's Friday? I am! My husband has been away on business since Monday morning, and I can't wit for him to get home tonight. Since it's Friday, I have a new Dilly Beans project to share with you. The theme again this week is Halloween....because really, we Dilly girls can't get enough of it! This week, I made a tag.

I am really stoked because I got to use my colored pencils! Without getting in to too much detail, I have some serious issues with my hands. So using pencils over the past 2 years has been really difficult, although I prefer to use them any day over markers. Not to say I don't love my markers....but there's just something about pencils.... So every once in a while, my hands are ok enough to use the pencils. And it felt so good to use them!

This photo is a little washed out, but I hope you can see all of my shading. My background was first painted with acrylic paint, and then I used Dreamweaver Stencil's Spider Web, applied with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.

I used Orange Peel Stickles around the edge of my tag, and added some cool yarn that I had to top it off. Please be sure to visit the rest of the Dilly Beans gals over at the Challenge Blog. And then, there's the fabulous list of Wicked Bloggers, listed in my sidebar. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!


Emily Thubbron said…
This is so cute. Love that image. Your coloring is really great.
Ellis said…
Fantstic tag and love the colors! =)
Hugs, Elenor
ldfdesign said…
Your coloring is amazing, no matter what you are using! Dude, that sucks about your hands. Mix a few drops is peppermint essential oil with olive oil and massage into your hands in the morning. It should help. Your tag is super cute!
Matney said…
Beautiful coloring and yes you can see the shading. Love the texture that you get from the pencils. Sweet tag!
DogsMom said…
She is beautiful as is your coloring. I understand achy fingers and joints and how as the days get cooler and more damp the hands don't work as well. You seem to be doing well and persevering!
xfilekc said…
The colours on your tag are gorgeous. The spider web background is pretty.

Sorry about your hands, it's a real pain in the keester when our bodies don't let us enjoy our crafts.
craftings said…
Cute image, love the background!!
Wendy said…
Gorgeous tag Alison. Of course I love the Dilly Bean stamp you used. Your coloring skills are always amazing whether it is markers or pencils. I am enjoying your foray into stencils also.
DonnaMundinger said…
Well this sure turned out great, Alison. the shading looks fab and I love the stenciled web. xxD
Carla said…
So the image and that cool fiber trim!
Steph said…
Beautiful tag! I love the web stencil, too cool. And the dilly bean image is just the cutest!
maureenjscott said…
The tag looks fabulous! I love coloured pencils too, would love to get a really good set - maybe santa will help me with that! Love the background on there, a great Dilly Beans project! mo x
Lyneen said…
WAY COOL... love the colors.... the web behind gives it a lot os depth!!!!!

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