Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Laura's Loft Blog Hop

Welcome! If you missed the previous stop click the previous button to go to Robbie's blog.

Happy Halloween! I made this kitty into a shaker for a fun twist on a not so scary Halloween tag for the Trick-or-Treat blog hop with Laura over at Laura's Loft online shop.  Laura also has a giveaway for you to enter, so keep an eye out for that at the end.  She has a total of 10 creative ladies in the hop this month with 2 guest designers, myself and LeeAnn McKinney.

Two products used in the making of this tag that are featured in Laura's shop are the Impression Obsession large square shaker pouch and Altenew Wood Pallet Background stamp.

I started with a #8 black tag and stamped the wood pallet background using VersaMark.  I used two shades of purple Perfect Pearls powder, Perfect Violet and Grape Fizz, working it over the ink with a fluffy paintbrush.  After brushing the excess off, I misted over the tag very lightly with water to set the powder and set it aside to dry while I worked on the other components of the tag.

For the shaker piece,  I stamped the cat from Simon Says Stamp Trick or Treat stamp and die set on some Spectrum Noir paper using Momento Tuxedo Black ink and colored him with SN markers as follows: fur IG 1, 2, 4, and 6; ears and nose: PP3 and 5; cape and mask: PL 1, 2, and 4.  I gave his cloak and mask a coat of Wink of Stella glitter pen in Clear for some sparkle.  After coloring, I die cut him out.  For the background behind the cat, I stamped the cat and spiders, then placed my die on the cardstock and traced the inside corners with a pencil so that I'd know what was going to show and where to stamp.   I applied Distress Inks with a mini blending tool starting about 1/4 of the way up from the bottom going from light to dark as follows: Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch.  To ground my image I used Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke at the bottom.  Using a stitched square die from Lawn Fawn, I die cut the background piece to give it some finishing detail as it would be visible and the die was perfectly sized for the shaker pouch.  I attached my die cut cat over the stamped image with a tape runner.  I added purple and green sequins from Doodlebug and gold micro-beads from my stash on the cat so that I could add the pouch and seal everything in.  The pouches have adhesive on the rim, so I removed the backing and carefully placed it evenly.  I attached the shaker piece to the tag using tape runner.  I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark and embossed it using fine detail gold embossing powder.  I die cut it using the matching die and added a little Shaded Lilac and Dusty Concord distress inks to the edges and popped it up with foam squares.  The Halloween die cut, which is also from the SSS Trick or Treat set, was cut from DCWV glitter cardstock and adhered with liquid glue.  The little words are Tim Holtz Seasonal Chit Chat stickers that I added a little Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn ink to and adhered with liquid glue.  The gems are from Doodlebug and the black flourish is from Prima. on the next button for the next stop on the hop!  Cindy's blog is where I know she has another delightful project to share with you.  Don't forget to comment each blog hop stop in order to be entered into the giveaway!  Thank you so much for stopping by and come back soon!

1. Follow Laura's Loft on IG @InLaurasLoft, like the IG Hop/Giveaway post and tag a friend. as many as you like but one tag per comment, please.
2. Follow Laura's Loft store page on facebook
3. Leave a comment at each stop on the blog hop.

Hop blogs are listed below in case you get off track or want to visit one of us again:
1. Laura's Loft-
2. Deana Benson-
3. Robbie Rubala-
4. Jasmine Burgess-You're here!
5. Cindy Dooley -
6. Emma Hall-

7.  Joy Hadden -
8. Lisa Bedigian -
9. LeeAnn McKinney -


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